This morning I woke up and read the news like usual. Suddenly, I caught a by-line that had me doing a double-take “China warns US against meeting Dalai Lama”. The meeting could cause “serious damage to Sino – US relations” a Communist official warned; and left it at that.
What the heck?!?!?
When did China have the authority to warn the US against anything? And then it struck me: Since we owe them several billion dollars, and since they are carrying 52% of our national debt. The reality that America is on a steady track from shark to shark bait became glaringly stark. If anyone thinks that America can maintain its position as the world’s “only remaining super power” if things continue this way, they are either sadly mistaken or have been asleep under a rock for the last 15 years.
I’ve seen this somewhere before…Aha! Did you ever see the movie “Shogun”? Very few people have. It was made in 1980. Anyway, the protagonist in the film is an English explorer who finds himself on the shores of Japan. As soon as he hit land, one of the feudal lords instructs him to bow to the ground – lay down on the ground in fact – and proceeds to urinate on him in greeting. Everyone knows the English were the world’s super power in that era; but did that stop that Asian man from pissing on our Anglo seafarer’s back? No indeed. Because that gaijin was on his land.
So if the Chinese want to give a directive to the good ol’ US of A that says “don’t talk to this guy or that…ever”, they hold the purse strings that says they can. And no matter how much posturing or big talk the White House tries, nothing is going to change that fact.
I need America to get her balls back, because it’ll be a cold day in Hell before I’m walking around THIS country wearing pig tails and a red Communist arm band. I’m just saying.