posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:30 AM
Originally posted by FractalChaos13242017
This issue is nothing new... but to put all the blame on China, isn't all that fare. Think about the manipulation of currency or inflation bubble
rates by exploiting the Chinese work force, and how cheap we were given products and/or services.
I think you may be underestimating the nous of the Chinese politburo and giving too much credit to Western exploitation.
Sure, we (the West) are greedy rodentia who want everything for nothing. But, China's rise is not merely some happenchance by-product of base Western
avarice--it's a well laid plan that goes back to the Mao era.
Communism is all about exploiting (and subjugating) the populace in order to further the dictatorial construct of the system. China were well aware
of how exploited they were getting by the West; but it was all a loss leader that's only now beginning to pay off. An example of the voracity this
well laid plan can be clearly seen in a famous quote from Deng Xiaoping decades ago: "While the Middle East has oil, China has rare
*For the uninitiated, rear earth elements (REE) are the single most important (and unsubstitutable
) constituent for a plethora of electronics,
from mobile phones to guided missiles. If oil has fermented war in the past, REE certainly have the potential to do the same.
Couple the above with the fact China now also controls the bulk of the world's manufacturing, and you can clearly see that accidents do not happen in
edit on 16-8-2012 by Sablicious because: (no reason given)