In fact, last week I had a choice. I could lease a Chevrolet Equinox, made in China, or I could lease a Buick Encore, made in South Korea. I could not, in good conscience, lease the Chevy. Yes, you read the article by that communist shill at USC: he is here in our country, educating our children, leading them down the garden path, another example of how we are too stupid to look up and see which way the wind is blowing. Just because we have been so short-sighted as to get ourselves into the situation does not mean that we have to resign ourselves to it.
I cannot do this 100%, but for some time now I have paid attention to the manufacturing origin of the products I buy, and if there is an option that is not made in Communist China, I take it.
And please, please do not confuse the mainland with Taiwan. Please read your history. But my point is that you don't have to look halfway around the world to see how successful the communists have been at deceiving the world. The generation coming of age in Taiwan has also forgotten why the island is covered in elevated anti-aircraft installations.
The Chinese Communists have educated in the West (again, we are so welcoming) a generation of leaders who have lived among us and know first hand that we will compromise all of our principles for economic reasons. They know that to threaten us with military action just makes us mad. So, they knew that they could lull us into dependence, even believing, like Marty, that they are simply businessmen trying to help us.
All your graphs showing the ownership of companies in Communist China are the height of the deception. The Communist Chinese government can walk in and take control of any company at any time. Look what has happened at Dahua. Wait until we find out who is really responsible for the shakeup. He is the founder? Ha! It never was his company. It is one of the people's companies.
By the way, we have done this to ourselves in every industry. Even Disney has educational exchange programs with Communist Chinese colleges, paying the kids to work at theme parks, in retail and at the studios. We have welcomed the communist Chinese students into every company. Why have their products become so good? We invited them to learn from the inside. We are idiots. We were shipping our jobs off before we even realized it.
And you wonder how Trump got elected. We buy cheap stuff made by communist slaves, but we are not all happy about it. Perhaps there is hope. But perhaps it is too late.
When an integrator specs products, I hope he looks at the options.