Thursday, January 12, 2006

Thanks a Lot, Nixon

We didn't realize it at the time, but the Cold War is pretty quaint when looking back on it, isn't it? We were all worried about the U.S.S.R., the big evil Communist empire, raining a cluster of nuclear warheads down on our major cities and military installations. But they didn't. Since it ended, we've actually been attacked and started two wars of our own.

And all that time, it was the Soviet Union's quiet, (some said retarded), little brother China who was planning the end of American hegemony. And it was never a full frontal assault. They made us think they were our friends, pretending not to notice that we thought we were picking their pocket while they were raping and pillaging under our radar.

China's trade surplus - $101.9 billion.
United States' trade deficit - $718 billion.

It's too late to even do anything about it too. At this point, China owns so much of our land and our treasury bills that if we did or said anything they didn't like, they would ask for their money back. Goodbye Segway scooters and plasma screens. Hello bread lines and mortgage foreclosures.

I suggest we start learning Chinese.

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