Portland, Oregon Declares Trade War on Texas Over Abortion Ban
Texas finally joined the rest of the civilized world, including countries like France, in banning abortions after the first trimester. As reprisal, the economically-illiterate Antifa Portland City Council wants to impose sanctions on Texas, an act of economic war.
Hopefully, this war goes hot because I’m really bored right now. So let’s analyze the trade war strategy.
The controversial Texas law, that bans abortions as early as six weeks is now in effect. It was signed into law back in May by Gov. Greg Abbott. It was widely criticized not only by women’s rights advocates, abortion activists and abortion providers, but also by other states’ officials.
The Portland City Council is going to consider to adopt an emergency resolution next week that will be aimed to ban goods and services from Texas, because of the new abortion law there.
The council will take up the emergency resolution on September 8.
On September 3, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler claimed the intent “to ban the city’s future procurement of goods and services from, and city employee business travel to, the state of Texas.”
Clearly, they feel very strongly about “My Body My Choice.” But only for abortions, not vaccines.
Do these reds know sanctions are supposed to be imposed by countries with big and strong economies on those with small and weak economies? This would be like if Cuba or Venezuela imposed sanctions on the USA.
It would seem Portland’s Antifa city council is officially farther to the left than Cuba and Venezuela.
Let’s examine the economic impact of their upcoming war strategy. Approximately 17% of Oregon’s electricity consumption originates from natural gas power plants:
At Current Revolt, we support any state that seeks to pursue its own sovereignty. Therefore, we propose that, henceforth, Texas should helpfully label its petrochemical and manufactured products as “Made in Texas” in order to assist Portland with sanctions enforcement. This will be critical because Oregon is hooked into the national oil and gas pipeline network:
But wait, there’s more! Texas manufactures automobiles, computer chips, and launches space satellites:
So Texas should helpfully label, not only its petrochemicals, but also all the automobiles, computer chips, and StarLink satellites launched from Texas. Sorry Portland, no satellite internet for you. And no more Teslas either. At Current Revolt, we hope this labeling will help Portland develop its infant industries in petrochemicals, automobiles, semiconductors and space satellites.