Opinion – The Pastrami Principle – Paul Krugman – The New York Times – John Gelmini

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Dr Alf is right about Krugman, the truth is most Americans are deeply conservative, follow Judeo Christian thinking and believe in self reliance ,pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and “No free lunch”.

The metropolitan elites from which people like Krugman has emerged believe in their own rightness and intellectual superiority and are therefore keener to favour politicians who court the most disadvantaged groups.

The prevailing majority philosophy is the right one because it is the one which goes with the grain of human nature and is one that says that we are free to make our own choices and as far as possible shape our own lives.

The Pastrami sandwich analogy is a double edged sword because those who eat them wearing their bankers suits or NYSE uniforms might well be Americans but their liberal values and anything goes philosophy does not make for stable traditional marriage, family life or global competitiveness.

America’s rivals in the Far East know that which is one of the reasons they are “Eating the West’s lunch”. The American politician who taps into that best and can deliver is the one who deserves to win because he /she is best positioned to help everyone in America not just the Pastrami eaters and the poor.

John Gelmini

Opinion – Morning Star :: When will Britain learn? More war is not the answer – Lindsay German – John Gelmini

The war we are already engaged in is with militant Islam the world over and the 11% of so-called moderate Muslims who actively support ISIS and other groups allied to them or of a similar persuasion. A further 25% of Muslims believe that Islam is incompatible with Western liberal democracy, which is based on Judeo-Christian ethics, so we may have to accept that unless their thinking can be brought into line with ours, that we have a 5th column in our midst, not just in the UK but more or less worldwide.

As Dr Alf says, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Kuwait and Qatar have all either directly or indirectly supported ISIS.

In addition, the UK is selling arms to these countries, and allegedly allowing a London bank in the City to funnel money to the Turkish secret service which buys arms for ISIS.

Whilst ISIS can be defeated by force of arms, we also need to tackle the countries which fund terrorism through appropriate intervention. This point has been underlined by Lord West in the Daily Mail.

John Gelmini