posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 08:10 PM
Honestly I don't see China as a long term threat. I think that China will fall hard just as the US likely will, even worse possibly. Things are
speeding up so fast these days. The US's currently economic model is seriously flawed. So is the China's. The difference is how incredibly fast and
loose China has played their expansion. While the US initially was on firmer ground that allowed it to set up a global system that would keep it in
power, something China is attempting right now, China has had to play catch up and as a result they cut corners that will come back to bite them in
the rear. It's like building a deck out of perfect lumber and then letting it sit around and rot for years (The US) compared to building the deck out
of half rotten wood to begin with (China) with sub-par building codes. They may both have big expansive functional decks for awhile, but eventually it
will come falling down, and when it does the one built on a rotten base will fall faster and harder. That was a pretty convoluted metaphor but you get
If you think the US is bad at polluting the earth, human rights abuses, etc you must not be paying attention to China (Not "you" you, but the
universal "you" if you know what I mean)
Like I said I don't fear China really, I fear that the US will just drop in standard of living drastically for many people, unrelated to China. I
think they will both fall fairly close together.
Think about how much the US has damaged this planet to support 300 million people, now triple that for China's population, and then probably double
that number AGAIN because of China's lack of environmental concerns. Then increase that number, yet again, because China is using modern ways to do
what they are doing. America's industrial revolution caused mayhem with incredibly old school tech that couldn't cause damage on a scale anything
compared to some modern stuff.
I would never want to deny anyone else the quality of life I have being in the US, but we are being honest here, we all can NOT have this same
standard of living without some free energy device or replicators from star trek. Which means some will be takers and some givers. That's the way the
world has always worked. The givers and takers change but the system stays in place.
I can't imagine Japan being terribly happy about a powerful China either.
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