Good points. I find it dang sad, disgusting, and stupid as to what has been going on for so long here in the US and that it finally takes an issue as this to bring them back to reality.White House trade policy adviser Peter Navarro said Wednesday the administration was planning a new "buy American" executive order intended to decrease U.S. reliance on Chinese-produced medicine and supplies. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said at a congressional hearing last month that a key problem in responding to the virus was that medical supply chains "are very much globalized and entwined with China" and that the current crisis should serve as a wake-up call.
It's a #1 national security matter that ALL pharmaceuticals be produced in the USA. This should be obvious to anyone over six years old.
The Davos crowd is New World Order types. Patriotism is essentially neanderthal thinking in their limited minds.
Unfortunately "patriotism" was replaced long ago by "greed" and "progressive, modern thinking" which saw the US as the bad player, China as the good player on the world stage, and that China would and should replace the US as THE world power as nothing but good. That's what's being taught in the schools. I remember way back when, I'd run into teachers and perfessers who equated communism and republic-based capitalism. Essentially equal, very similar. Usually communism was seen more favorably.
I recall a 7th grade geography or civics teacher stating unequivocally that by 1980 Brazil would replace the US as THE most advanced and powerful nation in the world.
What of 75 years of Pax Americana? Meh! Anybody could have done that. RWR fell short of stopping this slide, Poopy Bush was a China-lover who was a "pragmatist," his successor/BFF was cheap and easy to purchase...on and on it goes.
Former president instrumental in developing Sino-American relations
DOMINIC FAULDER, Associate Editor, Nikkei Asian Review
DECEMBER 01, 2018 23:20 JST
BANGKOK -- "He was a very good friend of China," said Terry Branstad, the U.S. ambassador in Beijing, when news arrived of the death of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush on Friday.
People who revere God and Country are seen as primitive, dimwitted, throwback hicks who will eventually die off. And the world will be a better place when modern minds completely dominate.
As I've said about "the inevitable electrical revolution" that's been mandated by The Wise Ones in Washington, Bruxels, Peking, and other thought-leading shipping containers, mandated Central Planning revolutions in thinking, industry, and transportation typically are train wrecks. Unforeseeable bumps in the road to All Lektrik All The Time are there, and they could well be encountered at high speed.
The Model T Revolution was genius- and consumer-driven. There are relatively very few geniuses, and consumers--other than consumers who've been convinced or brainwashed into thinking so--who are pushing hard for the fantastic electric car zerozerozero revolution. Not to say that electrics don't have their supporters and enthusiasts.
I think favorably of electric vehicles every time I get behind a diesel bus or truck, or an old beater that burns oil or spews raw gas fumes out its stinky tube.
If these geniuses had just let the market evolve naturally it would be a different matter. But like all elites with above-average to high IQs, they just aren't very bright. And they're not bright or humble enough to ever figure that out.