By Pie Guevara
Pie Guevara appears in Posts Scripts through the gracious courtesy of Jack Lee and Tina Grazier and is an unregistered trademark of Engulf and Devour Investments LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Walton Industries which, in turn, is wholly owned by David Walton. So there!
Matilda, Matilda, Matilda, she take me money and run Venezuela.
Five hundred dollars, friends, I lost:
Woman even sell me cat and horse!
Heya! Matilda, she take me money and run Venezuela.
Matilda! Sing out the chorus
Matilda! Sing a little louder
Matilda! She take me money and run Venezuela.
— “Matilda” as sung by Harry Belafonte
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today called for the nationalization of American businesses to fight the Wuhan Virus. In an interview with Joy Reid on MSLSD (er, MSDNC… wait, no, I mean MSNBC) de Blasio announced the following —
“Here’s the reality. This is a war-like situation. We’re in a wartime scenario… Where is the federal government making sure our hospitals have the ventilators we’re going to need? Where is the federal government when it comes to surgical masks, getting them distributed? This is a case for a nationalization of crucial factories and industries – literally a nationalization – that could produce the medical supplies to prepare this country for what we need.
“The point I’m saying is the federal government should recognize this is a crucial part of stopping this. There should be a national approach to ensuring every factory that can make hand sanitizer should be on 24/7 shifts and the distribution should go to the places that need it most.”
Hmmm, so hand sanitizer is so critical that we need to nationalize the hand sanitizer manufacturing industry to insure that there is enough produced. Does anyone besides me remember how hard it was to get shoes (and bread and just about anything else) in the good ol’ USSR? And you thought there were no communists in the Democrat Party. I wonder how long it will take Bernie Sanders to jump on board.
Moreover, who is going to decide which are the crucial factories and industries that must be nationalized? De Blasio? Literally hundreds of thousands of products — including medical products — depend on derivatives from petroleum. Certainly oil is crucial.
We have already seen what transforming private assets into state owned assets in the defunct Soviet Union, Cuba and lately Venezuela does. Oh yeah, this is a real good idea. No one in their right mind would buy into de Blasio’s cat and horse show.
I would label de Blasio a ridiculous and odious clown but if you are a Marxist that is implied.
Hey! de Blasio, de Blasio, de Blasio, he take me industry and run Venezuela.
Note: The Matilda lyrics at the top of this post are as originally written by the author Thierry Khoury. Harry Belafonte typically changes them a bit on each performance.
Nationalization of business. Right.
From the movie ‘Ford vs. Ferrari’–at the 3:00 mark–
“Although officially retired, Henry Ford still had a say in the company’s affairs and refused government financing for Willow Run, preferring to have his company build the factory and sell it to the government, which would lease it back to the company for the duration of the war.”
“The bugs were eventually worked out of the manufacturing processes, and by 1944, Ford was rolling a Liberator off the Willow Run production line every 63 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ”
More on .gov–
On a musical note–
“Hey Mr. Tally Man, tally me banana.
Day light come, and me wan go home”.
Great read RHT447. Thanks.
RHT…. that was great, now I’m sorry I missed the movie.
Not at all surprising, coming from DeBlustero. There are many in NYC that would gladly pay for a immediate one-way ticket for him to Caracas . . . . .
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