Think back to your childhood. If it was anything like mine, you surely recall an abundance of Made in China labels on various items.
Growing up in the 1980s, I often wondered why so many things I used daily were manufactured elsewhere. Like any child, I was curious and full of wonder.
It’s only now, in my fifth decade on this big ball, that I connect the dots to those happenings some forty years ago.
Once a country stops making things, it loses its strength and autonomy.
For years, we stood by idly while China manufactured and exported goods to our shores. Human beings are heuristic creatures. Most fail to see things longitudinally. We seek instant gratification and covet immediate gain. It is wired in our brains and an evolutionary byproduct.
Consequently, with life experience, our perspective on the past improves with a little bit of reflective consciousness. Though not entirely evident to my childhood eyes, we are in the Chinese century. [Read more…] about Why A War with China Looms AKA WW3
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