Means Of Measuring Military Might
A sandwich maker in New York, or San Francisco, makes x number of sandwiches in a month. He lives hand to mouth and is unable to save any significant amount of money.
Another sandwich maker in Samara, or Kazan, makes the exact same amount of sandwiches. His living conditions are, likely, not dissimilar from his US colleague.
Both “make” the same stuff, pay rent, eat, go out a bit, eat a pizza with their friends on a Saturday. Their life is largely the same. Their output is largely the same.
But the US guy counts, in the GDP calculation, likely 4 or 5 times more, perhaps even a bigger multiple than that. Still, the output is the same.
It goes further than this. Two New Yorker/ San Francisco consultants get paid insane amounts of money for their work, and then spend insane amounts of money for rent and going out. They don’t have many counterparts in Russia. Their Russian counterpart is likely to make stuff instead of being a provider of services, because the Russian economy is way more geared towards making stuff than towards providing services. The difference in GDP between the San Francisco consultant and the factory supervisors in Togliatti is likely to be even bigger. In this case, however, the first two guys don’t produce anything that can be used in a war, the second two very well do, or can very rapidly do.
Some “sectors” of the economy just don’t compare. If health care is 6% of GDP in Russia, and 16% of GDP in the US, a tenth of the US GDP has just, for military purposes, evaporated.
This is, simply explained, why Russia is a superpower, but the Western media keep telling you that this is a Country with “the GDP of Florida”. The GDP of Florida is, if in your Country a sandwich costs 1/10 than in Florida, already the GDP of… ten Floridas if this GDP is measured not in dollar, but in stuff produced. Already this changes things significantly.
But it gets (for the West) much, much worse than that. The “diversity consultant” at $1000/hour in San Francisco produces nothing that the US can throw into a war, the factory supervisor in Togliatti will be organising the production of guns in four weeks’ time.
It gets, however, worse than that (for the West). The cannons produced in Togliatti will be extremely cheap. The energy and the ore will come from a state-owned mine. The factory that makes the guns will be state-owned or working at the direction and under the control of the Government, at barely-over-cost prices. The specialised personnel (from the workers to the tool specialists to the supervisors to the engineers) will be available in great quality and great quantity.
In the US, there will be no state-owned mines but, more crucially, no specialised workers, no tools, not even the factory culture. There will be, however, a huge quantity of service workers, professionals, consultants, code writers, and millions of mainly dark skinned people who are basically unfit or unwilling, or just not accustomed, to even work. The weapon systems the US have bought will have cost improbable amount of money due to the stunning research cost (again: services!) to make them. The very specialised workforce to produce more of them will be very difficult to find and very time-consuming to train. The weapon lobby will resist any attempt to be ordered what to produce, and at what cost, unless official war breaks out. They will, rather, sell more of the over-engineered, over-priced stuff there are no factories and workers to produce in the first place.
But… It gets worse than this.
Russia is even more self-sufficient that the USA. Russia simply has to cut the export of uranium, rare earth, platinum, and another couple of materials to plunge the entire West into chaos, with the USA likely bullying Western Europe into submission, taking all they need and plunging those countries into a crisis that will devastate them and seriously wound the US economy.
Don’t get me started on the food. So, let us leave food aside.
Russia produces more, and better, engineers than the US. Around the same steel with 40% of the population. Five times the aluminium. The last two are the most important materials in time of war. The first metrics indicate the ability to convert this production to war use by minimising the disruption for the domestic economy.
Put all this together, and you will realise the stupidity of the “GDP of Spain” narrative. Russia is a proper, bona fide superpower. The Western rulers are just too dumb to recognise it, and this huge mistake is exactly why they launched in that suicidal enterprise, “the sanctions”.
It gets, however, worse than this.
The US cannot easily recruit. Their youth are too fat, too ignorant, and increasingly dismissive of their trannie army. The Russian mobilise 300,000 former soldiers, and get 100,000 volunteers assaulting their recruitment offices. These are all highly motivated people, not minorities from Philadelphia barely knowing where left and right are.
It gets, however, worse than this.
Both countries have safe boundaries, but the US keep hundreds of thousands of soldiers in hundreds of military bases abroad. These soldiers are, very often, there to prop the local US puppets in power. They can’t be taken away without causing “regime change” (of the undesired type) in several more or less tin-pot vassal Countries. Russia can throw a vast amount of soldiers in any fight, because Mongolia and China aren’t a real threat. The US have to choose which tin-pot governments can be allowed to go down.
It gets worse.
Decades of PC culture have caused the US to lose military technological supremacy. The Russians are now far in front in what really counts: missiles that destroy ships, and anti aerial weapons that minimise enemy damage. They also literally dwarf the Collective West in, well, stuff: main battle tanks, howitzers, armoured vehicles, ammo production, etc.
It gets worse.
Russia is fighting against the US with an extremely frightful weapon: the replacement of the US Dollar as world currency. Let that happen, and the age of huge deficits without inflation will grind to a halt. The consequences will be felt by most Americans very clearly.
Don’t get me wrong. The US are, and will remain, an extremely powerful Country. But they are not anywhere towering over Russia. They are likely even, all things considered, well inferior to Russia as military power.
In exchange, they have 72 genders, and trannies in government.
Posted on January 17, 2023, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged Russia, Ukraine, United States. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
“The US cannot easily recruit. Their youth are too fat, too ignorant, and increasingly dismissive of their trannie army.”
Not all the youth are fat and ignorant. But of those that aren’t, probably very few want to serve, given who’s running the military and just what kind of a social order our military is being called on to defend. I certainly wouldn’t, in their place. And let’s not forget all the people who have been purged on account of vakseen mandates and failure to embrace 72 genders.
We are, in a word, in precisely that position predicted by Isaias (3:1-7):
 For behold the sovereign the Lord of hosts shall take away from Jerusalem, and from Juda the valiant and the strong, the whole strength of bread, and the whole strength of water.  The strong man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the cunning man, and the ancient.  The captain over fifty, and the honourable in countenance, and the counsellor, and the architect, and the skillful in eloquent speech.  And I will give children to be their princes, and the effeminate shall rule over them.  And the people shall rush one upon another, and every man against his neighbour: the child shall make it tumult against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.  For a man shall take hold or his brother, one of the house of his father, saying: Thou hast a garment, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand.  In that day he shall answer, saying: I am no healer, and in my house there is no bread, nor clothing: make me not ruler of the people.
It’s a general remark. Of course as fatness and dumbness increases, recruitment becomes more difficult. The UK has the same issues.
It could get worse.
Like WWIII worse. If Russia attacks the US, which is likely due to our increased involvement, we won’t be able to mount much of a defense. The presently installed demo-commie regime has intentionally depleted our arsenal by leaving billions of dollars of military equipment behind in Afghanistan and sending the rest to that black hole called Ukraine. The DoD will have to retrieve old tanks from the Smithsonian Museum.
America is occupied by banker-globohomo who controls every economic sector, the media, every branch of gov’t and agency, and being hollowed out. This occupation was signalled over 30yrs ago when CIA prez H.W. Bush made the odd speech gushing and grinning about the beginning NWO. That was when the deficits started increasing, NAFTA destroyed US manufacturing, on arrival to the WH, the Clintons demanded all FBI dossiers on Congress…and got them. Unnecessary attacks like Ruby Ridge, Waco, and strange deaths like Vince Foster and Ron Brown were normalized and spun by the propaganda press. Newt Gingrich signalled the rise of the RINO with his bogus “Contract with America”. America has nothing to fight with except personal small arms, millions are poisoned and in poor health or old, and many simply clueless of this dire situation, and perfectly happy with the economic destruction cuz…the Cliiiiimate! You are correct Mr. Mundabor. It’s coming down to commodities, and “Biden’s” handlers are making sure the US has none.
Fortunately, the Russians make almost nothing. There is a good reason for that, if you make something exportable and useful in Russia you are regarded as prey by those stamping the numerous licences you need to stay in business and, one day, you realise that the corrupt officials are taking so much that it isn’t worth continuing in business and you fold. Gas and oil don’t last forever, then what? (They count the second rate tanks in GDP that are produced in Russia and then are taken and used by Ukrainians!
A comment showing ignorance in a measure seldom found.
Are you a relative of John McCain, by any chance?