posted on Mar, 17 2010 @ 09:06 PM
Free trade generally makes our economy dependent upon the import of CHEAP PRODUCTS that we can't compete with, and reduces things to the lowest
You are correct, but we cannot by a product no matter how cheap it is if we dont't have jobs. I personally would be willing to pay more just to know
that in that purchase I am supporting my own country and it's workers.
I am not as good at some of you highly educated folks at making a great logical argument but I appreciate you letting me vent below.
One of the first post I read on ATS was someone decrying how getting our world view by way of Beck (who I personally like alot), CNN, and other
mainstream media sourses has led to our deafness as to what is really going on. This started me to thinking, and I have come to agree with the post.
Nothing wrong with listening to what they have to say, but one must sanity check this information against one own common sense, and through other
sources like ATS.
The reason include the above statement is this:
When you say that you feel most Americans at heart are protectionist I agree with you. I am so tired of hearing that we must now play in a Global
Economy, even if that participation is distroying our country. I guess I am pretty stupid but let me pose this sanario. What if through some
cataclism all other land masses except the United States feel into the ocean, or so I don't get a comment tell me how if this happened the U.S. would
be under water, the just misteriouly disappered. Are you telling me that we absolutly would not be able to operate as a stand alone entity? We are
the biggest consumer nation on earth. Why can't we make what we consume?
Futhermore besides the lost manufacturing, and resultant job losses, lack of national pride etc, there are many other cost we pay in this
globalization scheme. For one thing we are losing our soverenty and security because so much of our highest technology is given to potential future
enemys not to mention that we are delegating athority for trade laws to the WTO, and United Nations under the guise of Globalism.
And as for the value of diversity, a corporate mantry designed to brainwash us into accepting the unacceptable, we seem to have done pretty well when
our factories, industry were run by a vastly homogenous citizenery. For any of you that world argue that we were a hetergenous nation made of many
different nationalaties I would point you to what John Jay said in the Federalist Papers:
-With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has
been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people --
a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language,
professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of
government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their
joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a
long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and
Ahhh, I am giving out of energy....and it will take me awhile to correct my spelling errors.
So I will state that darn right,, I am a protectionist. When you hear a bigwig espousing the absolute need to bend over and take this Globalism up
the bung hole, just follow the money. Hey has the term Corporate Citizenship been removed from Websters.
When I pressed preview on my post I thought it would spell check. It appears it does not, so I am sending as it. Please forgive my sloppness.