A longtime Wall Street Insider explains how the Obama administration and decades of progressive liberalism are accelerating China’s rise and America’s demise…
WSI: Let me tell you of my world…a life’s work, ensuring the always-present security of the United States, and this administration and its supporters’ seeming clear intention of dismantling that security .
For once our economy falls, (raises index finger)… then the Chinese jackboot will soon follow. The attempted slashing of our military, the destruction of our manufacturing and natural resources base…the speed at which it is all happening now…
…let me explain exactly what is being done.
UM: Please go ahead.
WSI: You likely recall Ronald Reagan’s declaration of “Peace through strength”, yes?
WSI: I have, in all my years…as many presidents I have known…never has one so simply encapsulated the essence sound foreign policy. The safety of the United States…its people…and that of the world, depends on the wisdom and strength of the American military. Such has been the truth in my lifetime, your lifetime, and the lifetimes of our children and grandchildren, and their children and grandchildren.
Peace through strength – such a simple and profound fact in this troubled world. If the proper degree of strength had been applied against the Nazis…the horrors of that time would not have taken place. The many lives it then took to deal with those same Nazis years later would not have been required. But…the powers of the world at that time chose appeasement. They believed words would hold sway over action. Over determination. Over the ambitions and goals of a madman. That lesson has been…it IS the most integral part of who I became…of who I am. It will be, along with my family…it will be my most lasting legacy. When the world was on the precipice…that world turned to the United States to restore order. To restore peace. To restore life – life that was, and life that was yet to be. That restoration came at great expense…and I have spent the entirety of my adult life attempting to repay that debt to America.
UM: You have profited off of that debt…true?
WSI: Indeed I have – very much so. My name as you well know…it is intertwined in legacy. That alone lends me great obligation. But mine was…as a child of those times of WWII, my obligation has always been in deference to the gratitude so deserving toward America. If in the process of meeting that obligation, I too have been blessed well beyond the dreams of most…for that I too am thankful – while always understanding my responsibility to preserve the blessing that is this country is even greater.
…As my life nears…it’s conclusion…as I see the perils of Europe underway…see the troubles inflicting my beloved -deleted-…and the even greater threat to the United States…I fear…for the first time in my life…I fear the future…the permanence of America is crumbling before us and at a rate that now appears near impossible to stop.
Look to the Middle East and see chaos. See Muslim radicals overrunning one of the few Muslim nations who could be counted on to work collaboratively with the interests of the United States. Mubarak was hardly the ideal…but he was a far superior figure to those that are now infiltrating the power centers of Egypt. President Obama…in all of his arrogant ignorance…has created that dynamic. He has imperilled millions of Egyptians…and millions more throughout the Middle East. But his impotent foreign policy extends far beyond his own words and actions…that kind of threat we could recover from. No…you see…this threat I wish to communicate to you is far greater. Far more difficult for us to now overcome.
When we hear the president speaking of a trillion dollars in military cuts…there are those who call out the dangers of doing such a thing. Certainly those Republicans seeking the nomination of their party are doing so. Perhaps even some moderate Democrats. But that trillion dollars…it represents almost nothing to the real dangers. It is but a distraction. As politicians will wage war over the closing of military bases, or the cancelling of certain weapons orders…those things are not the real threat to us. Not really.
President Obama has indicated his desire to make the U.S. military more streamlined…more…modernized, yes? He has clearly expressed his approval of the drone bombers. But here is where his public expressions fall far and dangerously short to his political reality – a reality that has been in the works within America for quite some time. The labor unions…the environmental movement…it has all worked in conjunction for the now seemingly inevitable destruction of America’s ability to adequately preserve its own and the free world’s safety.
Do have any idea of the essential mineral components that go into the manufacture of every single one of those drones and similar high tech ammunition President Obama has such devotion to? Do you know how low our supply of those same weapons became after the Libya conflict? Very little of that information has become public, has it? That information would place President Obama in the uncomfortable position of having to explain how his tenure as Commander in Chief has left the United States far more vulnerable than most everyone realizes. And who did the Obama administration plead to assist them in re-supplying the military with those weapons? None other than the Boeing company…I have mentioned them to you before have I not? The labor dispute? And you of course noted the most recent labor board appointments, yes? Oh how Mr. Gerard has manipulated that outcome. Forced the hand of this president…while in turn simultaneously heightening the risk to our national security…just as he whines of factories closing down in the United States, he is unionizing factories abroad and pushing for increasingly strict and prohibitive regulator measures in the United States - thus ensuring even more American factories are closed down.
And let us return to those high tech missile and drone military weapons…I was given an in-house report recently that indicated tens of thousands of computer chips had been purchased from China in recent years…and the vast majority of them were counterfeit – some of them containing viruses that could have shut down any weapons system they were utilized in. Now think on that please…the United States’ most formidable economic and military opponent today is China – and this administration is buying the very components from them that are to go into the weapons for our own defense? Do you consider that to be a wise reality? Apparently this administration does, for that it exactly what they are doing.
And do you know that China is also currently responsible for over 90% of the mineral components that go into all weapons worldwide? Over 90%! America once provided its own mineral components, but after years of environmental regulations and accompanying union labor costs – that production has nearly ceased to exist. The cost of weapons production in this country…people have no idea. We are losing the battle and soon to lose the war… if there is a major conflict within the next few years, every man woman and child in this country is at risk of watching its own military run out of the most essential component of the United States military second only to the soldiers themselves - weapons. Within months of a large-scale conflict, this country could quite literally be weaponless. Barring the use of going nuclear…the threat to this country is considerable. Shockingly so.
So here we find the economic and military madness of the Obama presidency. It has…it continues to push for tougher and costlier environmental regulations. It pushes for even more Big Labor controls of industry…remember, it was this president who gave a large interest of a car company over to the unions – an act that was a direct violation of Constitutional executive authority. Thus, the cost to manufacture within the United States, to hire American workers, becomes less and less feasible. So, that production is moved overseas, often times to countries already unionized by the likes of Leo Gerard. This in turn leads to the demise of not only American industry in general, but the capabilities both near and long-term of the United States military which requires a vast and thriving domestic industrial base for its well being. If a president and a Congress were to reverse the suffocation of American industry…if they were to lessen the environmental regulations and expand right to work…well…we are talking quite literally millions of potential living wage jobs. Not abroad – but here at home.
Sadly, that is not what President Obama and those who are advising him appear willing to do. No…they are doing just the opposite…and China is the direct beneficiary of this madness. The American dollar is weakened to the point of absolute irrelevance. The only reason – the ONLY reason it is still considered a safe haven by global investment is due to the relative stability of our system…but that same stability is a direct result of a powerful and still-effective United States military. That same military the policies of President Obama are now decimating.
UM: It is really this bad? This dangerous?
WSI: Yes…more so in fact. There are still things that cannot be shared in such a way as this.
UM: So what do you intend to do about it? What can you do?
WSI: Some of that doing as you put it…has been done. Consider the increased vocality of some rather significant CEOs. The resulting advertising revenue at stake…that roadmap is easy enough to read if you but take a little time to do so. Other things underway…not so much.
UM: Other things? What…care to hint at what that is?
WSI: Yes…I am preparing for war.
UM: How so?
WSI: That is all for now. Just pay attention in the coming months…
UM: You can’t…can you leave with…something a bit more specific?
WSI: It’s time certain members of Congress remember the hand that has fed them lo these many years. I have been generous…some might say to a fault. That generosity was not absent expectation of eventual repayment.
UM: How so?
WSI: No more – just pay attention. Learn to slow down and see the clues. You will become far more effective when you do…