Saturday, April 16, 2005, 10:55 PM PST||
our China Trade Policy
As a matter of principle, I am against this process of
pouring the wealth of America into the veins of the Beast of World Communism. But when it
comes to China Trade, I get the sense that this is something that is not going to be turned around,
at least not by any amount of argument or persuasion. There seems to be a stampede of U.S.
corporations to set up their factories there. And this stampede appears to be driven by two
dissimilar, though related factors. On the one hand, this is very much like a gold rush mentality
that nothing short of some kind of castrophe will stop. U.S. corporations have their eye on the
huge Chinese market, huge profit potentials stand before them like mountains of gold, never
mind that the Chinese Communist Party weaves a complex system of obstacles to deny U.S.
imports real access into that market. On the other hand, when it comes to the cheap imports
that are flowing in this direction, this establishes a logic (in the American market) that drives all
competion either out of business, or drives them to move their factories to China too. If U.S.
companies can't compete, if they can't sell their products in the U.S. market at a competitive
price, those companies must fold. How is it possible to compete when a U.S. employer must pay
workers $12.00 an hour and up, not to mention the health care benefits, workers compensation,
and all of that, and workers in China make from 34 cents to 60 cents and hour at most, with no
benefits? Forget it. That's why, when I went into Sears recently looking for an electric hand
drill, in a store where they used to pride themselves in offering only U.S. made products,
especially when it comes to their Craftsman tool line, every one of their electric power tools,
every one of them, is now made in China.
More than two years ago when I bought this computer
from a U.S. Manufacturer, major parts of it were even then, made in China. Now, I just had to
upgrade my hard drive. I chose a Seagate hard drive. Seagate is headquartered, or they were
back in the mid 1980's, right here in Southern California. (I know because I interviewed for a
job there as a technical writer). Twenty years later, when this hard drive arrived, it too was
made in China.
A couple of days ago I listened to a hearing (on C-Span)
held before the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on the issue
of China Trade. I got the impression from the testimony of those who are immersed in this
issue area, that the connections between the U.S. economy and China are so complex now, that it
would be completely impossible to sever these ties, no matter how wise such a move would be.
I am sorry to say it, but that's how it appears now.
This trade is providing a great transfusion of strength
into the veins of the Communist government in China. The hard currency earned through
exports to the U.S. is helping to buy military equipment that will one day be aimed at U.S.
Forces (who will come to the aid of Taiwan). This is a tragedy. But, I don't think it can be
turned back now.
The question is, can anything be done now, and in the
immediate future, to turn this situation to the advantage of the cause of freedom in China?. If
the flame of freedom can be fanned to a great brilliance there, the desire of the Communists to
take Taiwan by force can be blocked, and what appears as an inevitable conflict between the
U.S. and China over the issue of Taiwan could be forstalled.
I am saying that if the only thing you do is stand up and
call for the turning around of this trade situation, for the cutting off of this trade, even though it's
the right thing to do, it is like beating your head against a concrete wall, hoping that you can
punch an opening through it, either for a window or a door. Your skull will crack long before
the concrete will give way. No, there has to be another way.
Now, for those of you who are fans of Star Trek:
The Next Generation, you will be familiar with tractor beams. A tractor beam is used by a
stronger space craft, to grab ahold of a smaller and weaker space craft, so that it can be pulled
along whereever the stronger ship wants to take it, sometimes used to pull the small craft into its
own cargo hold. And in this respect, it is like the Chinese Communist Party has a tractor beam
on America, they have us in their grip, and we cannot break free. The energy streams (money,
greed, economic survival) are simply too powerful to directly resist. But, one of the ways a very
strong tractor beam can be used against the originating ship, is for the smaller ship to send some
kind of disruptive energy pulse back along the tractor beam. This energy pulse is designed to
burn out the energy systems in the larger space craft which would cause the tractor beam to fail,
so the smaller ship can escape. And that is what we ought to consider in this case.
I propose that we make it a point to send a highly
focused energy pulse back along that tractor beam, in the form of a very well-targeted prayer,
that would go something like this:
Beloved Archangel Michael, I call forth from your heart
a most wonderous dispensation for the
victory of freedom in China. I ask for you to send your legions of angeles marching now on a
mission of awesome transformation there. Please send your legions of blue lightning angels to
every person in China who was involved in any manner in the manufacture of any Chinese made
product we currently have in our household (or business), and moreover, all people in China
engaged in the manufacture of products for export to the United States, to mold them into the
greatest friends of freedom, and champions of freedom that the nation of China has ever seen.
Inspire them, motivate them, please encourage them to stand courageously for the overthrow of
the Chinese Communist Party, and for the raising up the Flame of Freedom in the hearts, minds
and souls, of all the Chinese people now, and forevermore. Let the Flame of Freedom reign in
Any of us who have products in our homes of Chinese
manufacture, would need to say this prayer at least once a day. The more energy pulses we can
send back along that tractor beam, the more chance we will have of breaking the strangle hold
the Chinese Communist Party has (through trade) upon America.
Just think how good you will feel about your own
contribution to the cause of freedom, when the first rays of liberty appear one fine morning,
perhaps even unexpected, to announce the coming dawn of freedom and democracy in China.
May you pass every test!