Tuesday, May 22, 2007

What globalization has wrought.

posted by The Vidiot @ 7:43 AM Permalink

The threat to our food supply from Chinese imports, whether real or imagined, is yet another example of how unchecked globalization is bad thing.
Excerpt: Dead pets and melamine-tainted food notwithstanding, change will prove difficult, policy experts say, in large part because U.S. companies have become so dependent on the Chinese economy that tighter rules on imports stand to harm the U.S. economy, too.
Now, I'm not an isolationist, but should be so dependent upon another country for our food? We can grow and process our own food here... at least we used to be able to anyway.

The only solution to this sort of thing is eat locally and eat organic whenever possible. You'll still ingest crap. That's unavoidable. But at least you'll ingest LESS crap.



At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Bill Arnett said...

Every since Nixon went to China, China has outwitted, out maneuvered, out-traded, and lead us by the nose like a domesticated carabao to slaughter. It's when the selling off and selling out of America began.

It isn't just the food supply that is jeopardized. Look at us, we have no more industry except cars; the steel mills are gone, there are no more people trained to work one anyway, the textile industry is all but dead and is limping along in the South, some of our most valuable computer technology was sold to them with IBM, they graduate twenty times more engineers, they supply steel to virtually all of our former customers, and we have a hugh trade deficit with them.

Our congress can't balance a budget for one year, much less make the 5, 10, 50, 100 year plans of the Chinese. (Think of the wisdom of LEASING the Brits Hong-Kong for 99 years and then taking back the jewel of the Orient, with one of the finest deep water ports on earth, after a century of improvements and growth that didn't cost them a nickel if you don't believe in 100 year plans.)

One day long ago the Chinese marked their calendars for the day they would begin trading with the west, and it is just as certain that on a calendar somewhere the Chinese have already marked the date for their takeover, or conquering, of the west.

And they will be able to do so virtually without firing a shot, as they buy more and more of the American soul everyday.


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