NOTE: This article first appeared in the January 2, 2006, edition of SoapboxWeekly.com.
Red Flag Regarding China
China is now the leading nation in the world when it comes to exporting technological
goods. This is bad news for the United States.
The fact that China has the ability to export so many technological
goods means that it has the ability to make a lot of technological goods. This means that it can use this technological know-how
to increase its military capacity. And when one combines the factors of the ideology of communism and military capability,
the result is a threat to the people of the free world. For too long, and especially for the last few years, the United States
has dealt with China as a budding ally. However, the truth is that China is a mature enemy. It wants nothing more than to
increase its military capabilities so that it can offer a serious security threat to the United States. As many mistakes
as the Bush Administration has made with regard to foreign policy, namely its approaches to both the War on Terror and its
relations with Mexico, which is another alleged friend that is really another one of our enemies, the American people can
only hope that their government is not making its biggest mistake in its coddling of and cozying up to China.
even besides the fact that China, with its new status as the technology-exporting king of the world, obviously has technological
capability that may be able to compete with that of any other nation on the planet, the large amount of technology that it
is exporting means money for its economy. If we want to destroy China's ability to be a threat to us, we must be able
to stifle its economy. After all, the way that we eventually defeated the Soviet Union is that we defense-spent its economy
into the ground, causing it to collapse, and the collapse of the communist government followed. A strong Chinese economy
means a strong China, and a strong China is bad news for America.
We need to impose an economic embargo against
China, and we are probably going to have to boycott imports from it as well. (An embargo against China on our part would
probably lead to a retaliatory embargo against us on China's part, anyway.) But as much as such action might hurt some
people economically in America, it is really the best thing for us to do in the interests of our long-term national security.
Although an economic embargo against China might lead to fewer inexpensive goods' being sold in the United States, a shortage
of such goods might open up a new market for similar goods that could be produced here in the United States by American workers.
But even if goods made in this country were more expensive than those that would be made in China, if the production of
such goods by Americans helps to defeat China -- the new Evil Empire -- the economic sacrifices that will have been incurred
will have been well worth the trouble.