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Planning the Great Escape from House
Arrest—and From Communist China

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Posted By: Hazymac, 4/13/2020 11:54:02 PM

As the northern hemisphere begins to emerge from the worst of the pandemic, political punditry is focusing on two issues: how to reopen the economy and how to decouple from China. The two subjects are related because a large part of the Western economy is joined at the hip with Beijing. To a substantial degree, China produces what America consumes. Each country's holdings in the other are enormous. They are bound by innumerable contracts, deals, projects and cross-posted personnel that are not easily severed. This system of cross-dependency was consciously pursued to vaccinate the world against a repetition of the two world wars. However, globalization also significantly eroded the independence

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Reply 1 - Posted by: panther361 4/14/2020 12:00:48 AM (No. 378733)
Quietly, to myself, while watching American in country businesses take off for foreign shores, I kinda hoped they would encounter enough problems to reconsider. It has been horrendous to see what China has brought to us and even more disturbing to learn all the materials and goods they now control.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo 4/14/2020 12:34:34 AM (No. 378763)
China has been totally serious about destroying us. No one wanted to believe it, and just hoped they would change because of their growing prosperity. Instead, they have grown into a serious threat by stealing almost all of our best technology and making us dangerously dependent on them. This pandemic is actually an accidental blessing. We have been given a 2-minute final warning that they really intend to kill us and take over the world.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 4/14/2020 12:50:12 AM (No. 378771)
The part at the end about government tracking will not be acceptable in the USA.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: privateer 4/14/2020 4:47:45 PM (No. 379579)
For the theme song of this movement, I suggest the 1920 Tin Pan Alley number: 'So Long Oo-long' ...how long you gonna be gone? Yes, I know that the romantic couple therein are described as Japanese. But hey! Roundeyes can't tell them apart. And Oolong is a Chinese tea.
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