reply to post by kennylee
What are your thoughts on the timeline that it will be ushered in, and your thoughts on what he said while in Asia?
On one hand, the world has gotten smaller with each passing year and we're getting to the point where we can no longer survive and prosper without
some form of global free trade. But on quite the other, force-feeding this particular concept of globalization cannot result in anything but chaos.
Asia in general... and China in particular, are creations of the United States and western Europe, led by the globalists. Without our former trade
paradigms being knocked down and replaced with the current one, China would still be struggling to feed its population and keep order in the midst of
economic and political despair. It was the west's move to modernize China's backwater labor and trade policies, followed by the wholesale exporting
its own industrial plants, that has made the PRC what it is today.
Of course, we can probably assume that those same globalists expected a far different outcome than has been realized so far. Instead of China moving
away from communism, it has only strengthened the current regime, which has skillfully knitted what it needed of the free market concept while still
maintaining its totalitarian foundation.
So, instead of a peaceful ally and democratic trading partner leading Asia in the same direction as the west, it now becomes a potential enemy. Using
its freely acquired industrial and economic might to build itself into a mega superpower, China will now soon be capable of defeating those very same
nations, in the marketplace and on the battlefield, that gave it life.
Yup, the globalists really screwed the pooch with China but its too late to turn back the clock. Even if the west dumped all those free trade policies
that allowed their industrial bases to flee overseas, the plants and warehouses and technologies are already in place, in China.
Compounding the problem is that this unfortunate turn of events has led to some ridiculously foolish economic moves that have all but crippled the
western democracies. The end result of this may be just the opposite of the consumer's paradise originally envisioned. We may see a trade war that
will leave North America and Western Europe crippled and at the mercy of the monster they created.
We will be spoon fed this globalization now because even if we were survive a turning away from it, there would be decades of depression and unrest as
we rebuilt what we gave away and reformed our nations and alliances from the rubble.