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by OPOVV, ©2020

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(Jun. 21, 2020) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ the place to hear it here first. With us today is Professor Wert, world-renowned explorer, sought-after public speaker and an author of a book. By the way, Professor, how did the book sell?”

“Let’s say we sold every copy of the first printing.”

“That’s great news. How many of the second printing?”

“None because there was no ‘second.’  Let me thank you for inviting me to be on your popular show and for the ‘after burgers.’”

“Right. So you said that people should have the common sense to see the big picture. Okay, so how about telling us about it?”

“One word: food.”

“That’s it? Food?”

“That’s it.”

“Maybe you could elaborate a tad, I mean, expand it a little bit more?”

“Well, I guess I can. You could say it all starts with food, any food. Take a can of tuna; maybe cat-food and then maybe not. The tuna must be caught. Tuna don’t act like cattle; I mean, fishermen don’t do ‘tuna roundups’ for branding purposes.”

“They brand tuna?”

“No, they don’t: it’s open range.”

“So tuna is ‘open range’ tuna? Then what?”

“The people who catch the tuna want money for their hard work, and so do the packers and deliverers, not to mention the advertisers, the stockers and the baggers.”

“All for one can of tuna. Explain ‘money.’”

“Read Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations.’ Look: the bottom line is that nothing happens on the planet earth without a trade of some sort: you give me something and, if I think the trade is fair, I’ll give you something in return.”

“Okay, we get that, so where does the Black Lives Matter fit in?”

“That’s just it: it doesn’t. It never has and it never will. It’s just as meaningless and worthless as The Nation of Islam and Socialism: two ideas that never got off the ground, and I’ll tell you why.”


“Look, the bottom line is the chain of production, including the method of exchange for the labor expended. In a perfect system, everything is in sync, but that doesn’t mean stagnation. Here’s the thing: conditions change for many reasons, with weather being at the top of the list, which means that the supply side flexes which in turn affects demand, and the market – read “prices” – changes. Any wrench in the system, from over-fishing to a strike at a tire plant, to making unsafe conditions for employment, affects the supply chain of food. The outcome — the consumer’s ability to purchase sustenance – is problematic even in the best of times, so introducing Black Lives Matter into the mix just makes it that much easier to blame Trump for a problem initiated and carried out by the Deep State (Dems) with the absolute full backing of the fake news.”

“That makes sense.”

“And it really makes sense seeing how most of us don’t live on a farm and grow our own food. The farmer in the middle of nowhere can get along without the city folk – Black Lives Matter – whereas the city folk cannot get along without the farmer of wheat and pigs.”

“Pigs are farmed?”

“So are oranges, some even branded. What I’m trying to say is we’re all in this together, and to focus on one race and make it somehow different from any other is just plain ridiculous.”

“So the bottom line is what?”

“Sleight of hand, Three-card Monte,‘ ‘Don’t do as I do; do as I say.’ I mean, it’s all a distraction to take the focus off Obama being exposed for the charlatan that he is; a distraction to keep Trump from being reelected; it is the removal of anything Confederate, the Civil War and State’s Rights to confuse the gullible that the truth can be manipulated to suit the moment. Just look at Nancy Pelosi for proof of that statement, the not-too-bright to shine among idiots.”

“So the Black Lives Matter is just a meaningless political ploy for a cheap distraction; is that all it is?”

“Just as meaningless as ‘Hands up, don’t shoot,’ or the ‘Russian Collusion Hoax.’”

“Well, Professor Wert, we do thank you for your time and great insight on what’s important and how it all works and fits together and so, on behalf of the crew, this is your Roving Reporter (RR) wishing you all a goodnight: Goodnight.

“Good show. Burger time: my treat.”

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