posted on Nov, 24 2013 @ 11:27 AM
reply to post by RP2SticksOfDynamite
Ok I've finished watching it, most of it I already knew beforehand (and it is common sense for those that are informed). As a criticism to the
documentary I would start by pointing that the first part (half of it) is mostly propagandistic and one sided, as an European I can clearly see that.
China entrance in the WTO did not only affect the US it affected the previous world order of things, there are good points but they are dwarfed by the
bad and even more the sad loss of an opportunity to not only permit China to grow, modernize and industrialize but to improve the living conditions of
The more funny parts is about human rights and militaristic intentions of China as if the US had any stand to those subjects. Then there is the
wrongly presented US debt issue, it is not only the result of US vs China trade deficit. The US has been living on the backs of the world for a long
It also fails to make it clear that corporations and nations are not individuals, they are not ruled by the same moral considerations all nations work
in self interests especially for their rulers and the specific set of interests that keeps them in power. China is less responsible for the present
situation that the US is, but China did act smarter and ceased all opportunities legal and illegal to advance their goals. But it was up to the US to
call out the illegal actions out, don't people find it strange that it failed to do that most of the time, well as strange as to permit China the
opportunity to benefit in such a way for the "deal".
The second half goes more to the issues that the problem is the US social and economical policies that permitted China to get so good a deal in the
WTO (note that most of this organizations are still, even if increasingly diminishing, under US control). SO the problem is clearly the US political
system the lobby and campaign laws that create this crazy trade policy, without reforming those there is no way to right the ship. This was the result
of short sighted capitalistic ideals and corporate globalization, it started with Nixon and under Clinton China sealed the deal.
One thing that I disliked is how it attempts to put the burden of fixing the problem in the citizen, the consumer (hence the need for the thick
propaganda), I guess that the documentary is still oriented toward a working and fair democratic system, but does that system still exists ?