OPINION: Trump Fights Back in Industrial Warfare
Aluminium industry. Steel industry. Car industry. Aircraft industry. Donald Donald Trump is engaging all countries at all levels after decades of the United States being abused through poorly designed trade deals.
It was always going to be the case. The loss of industry after industry has left entire communities desolated by factories leaving the United States to go elsewhere to produce their products and send them right back into the United States to earn currency. Shareholders earned huge dividends and customers were delighted at the lower prices of goods and faster delivery of products through “pile them high and sell them cheap” strategies that benefited the companies that sold these products.
Most countries in the world took advantage of the liberal economic policies of the United States, which encouraged outsourcing to a degree never seen or done before in the history of the U.S. economy.
Trump has single-handedly taken the globalists head-on and outsmarted them all in ways that we cannot even fathom. Not only did he do this throughout the election process by citing the concept of industrial warfare, he used the concept of industrial warfare to win the hearts and minds of the American people.
It is fair to say that he has been talking about this problem since 1987 when he first saw the siphoning of American manufacturing industry to China, India, Mexico, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Japan, and every other rising industrial nation on Earth.
People who went to work in the morning at 9 a.m. and came back at 5 p.m. building great American brands suddenly found themselves flipping burgers and doing security work. It was a sadness that afflicted every family in the United States.
This was in the heart of every American worker’s motivation. The loss of the factory in a town or city resulted in depletion of dollar value, which in turn increased poverty levels throughout the economic region. In the supply chain orders dried up, and entire communities were left desolated from the industrial depletion of the plant. This not only affected every family in the town, it gave rise to poor motivation, unaffordable basic goods and services, and a rising opioid crisis that replaced the industrious nature of the American people.
The shock of the election was not just predictable, it was expected. The entire rust belt states, centering around Michigan, made their voice absolutely clear. We want our jobs back, we want our factories back. We want people to represent us who will represent our hearts and minds.
Peter Navarro, co-author of “Death by China,” has been talking about industrial warfare for nearly two decades and realized early on that there was a possibility that Trump was going to win. He quickly rose to prominence within the Trump circles as a man who could be counted on to help Trump to fight back on all forms of industrial warfare and began the plan to win back America’s manufacturing industry.
This would begin in the form of tariffs against products that were shifted during bad trade deals signed in previous administrations. Tariffs are a good place to start when fighting industrial wars, primarily because you want to give yourself room to breathe as you begin to map out a strategy of how to protect your product against competitors’ industries, who want to push you out of the transaction process and finally out of the marketplace itself.
This same process is happening all over the world as nations begin to adopt Trump-think and start to protect their nation-state against competitors who want to steal the marketplace.
This is especially prevalent in the British Brexit process as industries are being courted to stay or come to Britain through a liberal engagement policy. This is very beneficial for the working population as Britain itself prepares to globalize and create an industrial infrastructure that returns to what it had during the 1960s when it was the manufacturing power of the world. As Prime Minister Theresa May continues to negotiate 18 hours a day to make the Brexit process as smooth as possible, she has just one thing on her mind. Where are we going to get manufacturing plants from?
This is the primary goal that the British are considering as they look into a future where artificial intelligence and ferocious competition are corrosively attacking every salary in Britain with suppression of wages, inflation of the currency, and a waning of incomes. She is correct in her thinking that the European Union should be allowed to have free trade agreements with Britain, but Britain should also have free trade agreements with the entire world as well. That’s all 200 countries, thank you, equal opportunity to set up our industries to serve all of those 200 countries without any form of restrictions whatsoever.
Every country is thinking of the same thing: We want to be first. Just as Trump says, America first, Britain says, Britain first. We British are doing our absolute utmost to ensure that there will be a place for our people when the economic atomization process runs its course. The financial crisis of 2008, which is still continuing under the radar, has forced entire economic blocks to lose faith in the very capitalist process that drives them.
Attack and Defense
Much of Trump’s campaign discussion on the economy was pointing to unfair trade practices. Winning transactions through attack and defense maneuvers are what makes industrial warfare so powerful. But you have to know when, how, why, where, and who to attack and when to defend. This can be the “be all and the end all” of battle.
Every plant in the world is considering the transactional process as they try to figure out their place in the world economy. For them to survive, it is very important that they consider the power of industrial warfare that Trump has used so effectively to win the hearts and minds of the American people.
Yes … Trump is doing it.
Anybody can see that Trump is practicing industrial warfare. He is actively engaging plants and fighting from the front lines. He is leading the charge to take American industry back. The discipline has become so important and the talk has become viral across the world.
Manufacturing plants in every area of the world are studying the problems, the talk, and the combat taking place and watching very closely as country after country declares battle, calling it trade war. As governments around the world step up to close the doors to global trade, the plants that they serve are asking some very serious and difficult questions.
Trump intends to fight for the American people. May intends to fight for the British people. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will fight for the Japanese people. Prime Minister Modi will fight for the Indian people. The era of industrial warfare has arrived.
Amar Manzoor is author of the book “The Art of Industrial Warfare” and founder of the 7 Tao industrial warfare system.
Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.