Posted by panch from customer-148-233-78-77.uninet.net.mx (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 4:12PM :
In Reply to: I don't know about that... posted by Sadie, a.k.a. Lilly from D006052.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 0:44AM :
American Corporate Senators and Presidents are in it for the short haul...gone are any pretences to Statesmanship or diplomacy...itīs sell short...sell anyway you can...ala Martha Stewrat, who canīt get enough money she has to steal it from outsiders.
China is growing strong and stronger...the future is with them. The Koran says it will be a yellow dragon one day that will consume all. We canīt exploit Chinese labor...we think we are because our CEOīs are making a killing and we can just barely afford a "good life"...courtesy of a couple of billion Chinese...to whose current living conditions we feel vastly superior and privileged.
We make China strong in order to make a few here very rich and we get their leavings. This can backfire badly one day and no one will have earned it more because we too...not just the CEOīs, think only for the short haul...for the Christmas present we can afford to buy this year.
Africa can be exploited...it can be "saved"...it is in no shape to protect itself, having been conviently carved up and divided long ago. We can do nothing meaningful against China, but we can save the hell out of Africa.
Right now there is panic in Mexico because the factories that grew up overnight along the border are closing down and relocating to China..itīs even cheaper there and the crime rate is much lower...a big factor when considering investing in Mexico, as in Russia.
Some day China will be too expensive...and trade wars and what not could make Americans restless...enter Africa. Cheap and grateful labor...a constant state of murderous wars and tribal hatreds "pacified" by "peacekeeprs"...an impoverished nation just happy to eat three squares a day...and all the good press back home about saving those poor people.
Just donīt forget who fueled their wars and sold arms to them all and called Jonas Savimbi, that hyena from hell, the "lincoln of his People"...yeah, Reagan...and he had the same cast of clowns in power now, working for him.
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