A report from the Associated Press this morning (Taiwan: China’s military advantage growing) stated that “China’s military advantage over Taiwan” has increased significantly now that they have taken “concrete steps” in blocking foreign powers (that would be us, by the way) from interfering in the event that they finally decide to attack Taiwan.
Would you like to know what those “concrete steps” are?
It’s not just the size of their military, the refusal of the U.S. to sell badly needed military equipment to Taiwan, or even the new Dong Feng-21 medium range missiles, which are believed to be capable of destroying our aircraft carriers.
It’s the hold that the Chinese have over us concerning all the debt that we owe them.
At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist because I don’t have any real proof for what I’m about to say, here it goes; I sincerely believe that this has been a carefully orchestrated plan by China all along. I’ve actually believed this for some time. I’m certainly not the only one to lay claim to this belief, but we’re usually laughed at for stating it.
Did any of you really believe that the Chinese wouldn’t use this debt as a bargaining chip to be used against us?
How long do you think it will be before our spending-obsessed government, like an addict needing his fix, will go crawling to China to borrow yet more money for frivolous projects, only to be told “You want more money? Sure, but with one condition — hands off Taiwan! You interfere; we drop your treasury bonds. We’ll take a big loss, but we can afford it — unlike you.”
And the United States will agree to it.
It doesn’t help that money is pouring into China via flooding our markets with cheap Chinese goods made by low wage workers, deliberately de-valuing their currency, and having a much lower corporate tax rate than we do (China’s is 25%, the U.S.’s is 35%. The lower your corporate tax rate, the more businesses make money).
It’s not all China’s fault, however; much of the blame lies squarely on our own shoulders.
We can try blaming our elected officials, who are the ones who pass these ridiculous laws and regulations that impede our financial progress, most of it by these “class warfare” games that they like to play with the dumb masses; but who elected these politicians to begin with?
This is what happens when you’re so distracted with “American Idol” that you just can’t take the time to really look into the candidates vying for your support, or the policies that they want to enact.
Want proof? Look at who’s sitting in the White House now.
Taiwan (yes, I said “Taiwan” — not “Chinese Taipei” as the Chinese insist we call it) can no longer count on the U.S. as a military alley to protect them from China’s wrath. The Chinese have out-maneuvered us, and most of you never saw it coming.
We have too few funds, our military is too spread out and our general masses are too ignorant or apathetic to recognize the difference and history between Communist China and a more democratic Taiwan, which split from the mainland after a civil war in 1949. They have been bullied and threatened by the Communist Chinese on a regular basis ever since.
Unless we have a drastic turn of events, I’m afraid that at this point, Taiwan’s days as a free nation are numbered. It’s just a shame that we’ve turned our backs on a nation that actually kind of likes us, in favor of a nation that would like nothing better than to see us fall apart.
Taiwan: China’s military advantage growing: The Associated Press, 07/19/2011