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  • China, The New America?

    Posted on July 6th, 2009 phpguru No comments

    At this exact moment, 7pm on Monday after the 4th of July weekend, CNBC isn’t running a program highlighting how amazing this country is, how unbelievably hard-working its people are, nor how bountiful our blessings, nor how gorgeous our borders, from sea to shining sea.

    No, CNBC is running a program about how great China is, as they become more like Us. But are they becoming more like us? They are billions, that are owed trillions. We are mere millions that owe trillions. We owe THEM trillions. It starts to become staggering when you try to do the math on that, to actually attempt to figure out how much, no, what our children, grand children and great grand children’s lives will be like, paying off our mistakes, if they’re ever even able to.

    Aside from this being absurd and propagandist programming, it’s not only impossible, it’s so far from the truth it is blowing my mind right now. It reminds me of this:

    Some people had better wake up, quick. And start studying Mandarin. And start figuring out how to make some pretty amazing businesses, products, and services that the entire world wants to buy from us quick if we want to get ourselves out of the mess we’re in.

    I cannot honestly believe that my Democrat friends from college are glad right now that they elected a steamrolling majority of themselves to spend us all into oblivion.