In the radio interview with Jenna Ellis, St Onge laid out a nightmare future for the U.S., such as economy-crashing hyperinflation hitting the population. He tied that dystopian-like scenario to the Biden administration's obsession with advancing LGBT "rights" around the world, since that unending crusade now comes before economic issues.
“The Biden administration is now weaponizing foreign trade, foreign relations, trying to pressure countries to essentially mimic the administration’s own LGBTQ policies,” St Onge told Ellis.
This rainbow flag-waving policy comes while three out of four Americans voice their disagreement. A Rasmussen survey last week found that only 23% disagree with the statement, “There are two genders, male and female.”
Voting with their dollars, consumers have offered a crushing response to aggressive transgender marketing by Bud Light and Target who have lost billions.
It’s unclear if Chick-Fil-A, for decades a Christian safe space in the Culture Wars, will be spared an economic revolt for its growing woke policies.
Indeed, American response has been so strong in the early days of Pride Month, the June takeover, that the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ rights organization, declared a "national state of emergency" this week.
“The sharp rise in anti-LGBTQ+ measures has spawned a dizzying patchwork of discriminatory state laws that have created increasingly hostile and dangerous environments for LGBTQ+ people, prompting HRC to also issue a national warning and downloadable guidebook for the LGBTQ+ community,” the group wrote in a press release.
Americans are push backing while the administration pushes, but the push isn’t only at home. The tactic has made for uncomfortable times in Japan, where generally more conservative citizens grapple with how to confront LGBTQ concerns.
“There’s a big debate in Japan over LGBTQ questions, and the American ambassador, who in theory speaks for Biden, has been sticking his nose into domestic issues and really putting on a lot of pressure,” St Onge said.
Rahm Emanuel, the former Chicago mayor, was confirmed in 2021 as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan.
The Japanese have taken offense at Emanuel, one Okinawa-based journalist in early May telling Fox News, “What they are doing is to push LGBT ideology to us, and it’s destroying our culture.”
The message from the U.S. is that Japan’s security, not only its culture, is at risk.
St Onge likens that statement to a "protection racket" since the U.S. depends on American military help because of China. The "unspoken threat" Japan is hearing, he says, is to raise the rainbow flag, too, if you want our help against China and North Korea.
Africa is now experiencing a similar threat across that continent, St Orge says, after the U.S. policy has been to ignore the conservative social issues in African countries such as Uganda.
'Crazy path' leads back to LGBT pressure
St Onge said the administration is motivated out of fear that stepping out of line with LGBTQ supporters would cost too many votes to do otherwise.
“They have to do what the activists tell them to do. They are as afraid of the activists as anybody," he said of that threat. "If they put one foot wrong, if they misgender, whatever the thought crime is, the activists will turn on them in a heartbeat."
So, it really is true the U.S. is heading down a "crazy path" in U.S. economics and foreign policy because of the pressure of the LGBT lobby, the economist summarized.
In the meantime, the weapon behind the American threat to foreign allies is cash, but Biden’s approach has flaws.
“China is trying to corral dozens of countries to fight against the U.S. dollar, and this is really putting the U.S. in a bad situation with many countries right now,” St Onge said.
A key to American economic success for the last eight decades has been overseas trade. “It’s what has sustained the U.S. economy,” he said.
Now, American involvement in touchy social issues in other nations could lead those nations to do business elsewhere and with other forms of currency.
“If that happens trillions upon trillions of dollars that we’ve printed up and shipped overseas these past 80 years will come home,” St Onge said. “There are probably more dollars overseas than there are in the United States. Rich people, corporations, banks have trillions of dollars. If those come rushing home, we get probably double-digit inflation for multiple years.”
China wins big if U.S. loses badly
The result would be widespread financial collapses and poverty, domestic problems so great and so numerous the U.S. would effectively remove itself from the world stage.
Simply put, whoever is in charge would have no time to concern themselves with foreign policy.
“China, Russia … these countries would have free reign, so they are very interested in accelerating that process,” St Onge warned.
That scenario is not far-fetched if the Biden Administration sours relationships by trying to force its gender policies on socially conservative countries, St Onge said.
That’s when countries may choose to opt out of the U.S. economy.
Biden’s social policies could “chase the world off the U.S. dollar and send hyperinflation running back to America," the economist warned. "If you start pushing countries on that, you’re intentionally chasing them out. You are doing China’s job for them.”