reply to post by crimvelvet
The International Corporations would like the US middle class to think that they needs the ICs, but the truth is just the opposite, the ICs need the
middle class. They aren't through with us, because they desperately need us.
They won't run us off the land because they don't have the power to do such a thing. They could never get the soldiers in our military to agree to
defend their claimed property rights, and local authorities would not have the ability to do so. Even if the military supported them, they would find
themselves facing a very large, well armed population, with huge problems keeping troops loyal to the military.
More importantly, most of the wealth is nothing but a pyramid scheme, that would collapse completely in such a crisis, and their wealth, and
therefore power, would disappear.
Everyone is trying to sell this idea that China is going to take over the world, and it really is laughable when you take a closer look at China.
China's worker productivity is extremely low, and already they are running out of skilled workers. Anyone with any talent in China is looking to
leave the country and move to the US at the first chance, because no one wants to live under a totalitarian government.
China has a very intolerant, oppressive government, and until that changes, they will always have to deal the problem that anyone with any ability
will leave the country at the first opportunity. China's government will have to change before they could ever achieve first world status, let alone
take over economic leadership of the planet.
In addition, China has turned it's country into an environmental nightmare, that is already creating a great many problems. Who know how long that
three river dam they built will last, but it already has lots of cracks, and the basin is filling up with dirt, as the forming lake is creating large
numbers of landslides. It won't be too long until this problem they have created needs to be dealt with.
The U.S., on the other hand is the worlds gold standard for productivity, leading the world in worker productivity, except for a few small regions in
Europe. In fact U.S. worker productivity has increased its lead over the rest of the world in the last decade, especially the third world. This is
what makes the U.S. the most lucrative country to invest in. Do a little research, you will find that this is true, although from what you hear
mainstream media preaching, we are all a bunch of lazy buggers.
As far as education goes, the U.S. has always lagged, because our schools are more interested in using education as a way to create barriers to
opportunity than to educate our youth. Mostly they concentrate on loading student with sadistic levels of repetitive school work to encourage
students to give up. The best and the brightest do the minimum, and concentrate on expanding their knowledge and understanding of the world outside
of the school system. This is why the last wave of technology was created by college dropouts, and so will the next.
With automation and the internet, these corporate giants are starting to turn into un-necessary, extremely expensive overhead, and the writing is on
the wall. We are going through a big down turn because the worlds economy is changing. If we are lucky, this change will be the elimination, or a
drastic reduction, in the control imposed on us by these giant corporations.