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USofA bull in the China closet

A lot of China and a lot of bull are involved, but these two major global powers are doing a deadly dance that will serve none of us well.

Not paying attention to the potential impact on YOUR LIFE from games the elite echelon are playing is deliberate ignorance… and unhealthy for long term survival.

Of course pretending you can have an impact on the trajectory is equally foolish. They are going to do what they are going to do with or without your permission.

A former Massachusetts congressman is perhaps most famous today for saying “all politics is local” (or, perhaps, “all politics are local”; I’ve seen it written both ways). Here’s the Wikipedia explanation of the saying:

The former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill coined this phrase which encapsulates the principle that a politician’s success is directly tied to his ability to understand and influence the issues of his constituents. Politicians must appeal to the simple, mundane and everyday concerns of those who elect them into office. Those personal issues, rather than big and intangible ideas, are often what voters care most about, according to this principle.

Your world is local.

Your survival is local.

However, the USofA VS China game will effect you.

Below are some strong points from an excellent article. You ought to go read it at The American Partisan:

China: The Red Dragon Mortally Wounded

Recommendations for policy makers

Given China’s internal troubles, I recommend we focus on containing China’s theft, meddling and expansion on US soil  rebuilding our own nation.  It’s difficult to tell whether the West or China are collapsing more quickly, but we have no control over China nor any interest in an unstable China.  The best thing is peace between both nations and positive-sum prosperity.

The first recommendation is to stop letting corporations dictate immigration policy – which amounts to importing low-talent Chinese to work for low pay and enabling them to steal IP – and industrial policy – which has resulted in offshoring our manufacturing and technical base to China.  Corporations are not people, nor nations, nor governments but subordinate to and dependent on all three.  Rather, the government should be setting immigration policy based on the greater good of the nation and its effect on all citizens instead of on the needs of corporations and business interests.  Corporations that can’t find American talent should be expected to develop American talent because they’re using American soil, institutions, security, and taxpayer money.  We should continue to use tariffs against China to encourage American corporations to onshore production while we encourage new, organic growth of American manufacturing.  This is definitely possible, and it can begin in our own households and neighborhoods.We need to start making things again.

The second recommendation is to halt the growth of Chinese territorial expansion within the United States.  Chinese corporations and nationals should be restricted from buying our ports and real estate.  Birthright citizenship – which encourages Chinese birth tourism – should be ended immediately.  Chinese nationals should be encouraged to leave just as the Chinese government is encouraging Western nationals to leave.  The growth of Chinese enclaves in the US has already pitted some state governments against the federal government and vice-versa in terms of business, trade, finance and foreign treaties.  Ultimately, a foreign people begets a foreign government.  Look no further than California for proof.

The third recommendation is to stop using our Navy to police the waters near China and defend “allies” like Taiwan and South Korea who steal so much of our IP to resell to China.  We may help Taiwan, South Korea,  Japan, and the Phillipines when they ask for it, but it is not our job to defend them.  It’s their job.

The final recommendation is for the government to get better technically to realistically assess threats.  For example, articles like this are just absurd – there is no such thing as a “quantum computer” or “quantum technology” other than every computer is a quantum computer because it uses semiconductors which are designed using quantum mechanics and chemistry.  The list of threats inflated by our military industrial complex (MIC) is too long to list here.  The government is advised by our MIC and needs to find better, neutral advisers whose incomes are de-coupled from MIC profit motives as far as possible.  A realistic assessment of threats like China, such as the above, will focus our collective will on more-productive endeavors.

Recommendations for Americans (and Chinese)

Should war arise between the United States and China, and “we” are asked to pour blood and treasure into it, ask “Who is we?”  The current battle between China and the United States is a war between elites of both countries over which country will be the hegemon of the 21st century.  The Chinese have gotten rich and will no longer bow to Westerners.  Credulous Western businessmen are discovering that the Chinese never really respected them but only wanted their money and stuff.