I suppose Marco Rubio’s words could be construed as “refreshing.”
He said it.
“It” is a dangerous thing to notice in commercialist America because most likely you or someone you know, or both, is beholden to the financial master: China.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that China has weaponized America’s own “corporate lust for profits” against the U.S.
“U.S. corporations are so desperate to have access to the Chinese market that they’ll lead costly boycotts in an American state that passes a law that they don’t like,” Rubio said. “American companies have actually fired Americans who live in America for saying or writing something that China doesn’t like.”
Rubio pointed to several instances where American businesses fired employees, removed certain articles of clothing from U.S. shelves, and severed ties to other U.S. businesses due to CCP pressure.
The Florida Republican warned that China’s threat to U.S. interests expands beyond corporate control and amounts to the “biggest illegal wealth transfer from one nation to another in the history of mankind.”
Lulled by cheap, the American consumer pile dives bargain bins filled with Made In China. Lulled by cheap, businesses and manufacturers look to maximize profit by ordering Chinese goods unhampered by the costly American bureaucracy of health, employment, safety and its particularly Western safeguards against a ruthless, utilitarian society. The same “Sinopathic” society which China, in its autist zeal, turns mad profit by shunning the inconvenience that is human dignitity.
The senator said that security concerns coming out of China amount to more than cyber and technological-based threats. China’s influence affects Hollywood, university research, industrial policies, and startup companies, he warned.
“Today the Chinese Communist Party has more control over what Americans can say, what we can hear, what we can read, what we can watch than any foreign government has ever had in our history,” Rubio told lawmakers.
It’s called cultural infiltration. China’s lucrative potential and sheer wealth opens gates and tramples passcodes; China has hammered America with its wealth in exchange for our greedy soullessness and lack of national pride. Like a vampire allowed into the house, we allowed China into our nation and it is too late.
The Florida senator introduced two bills Wednesday that seek to bar U.S. banks from lending to projects controlled by the Chinese government and to otherwise counter CCP influence in the U.S.
I commend Rubio for his acknowledgement, but this is called “closing the barn door after the Chinese have bought the property.” It is not just “corporate lust.” It “American lust” for profit, and lack of American self-respect. Liberalization of our culture has destroyed pride in our demarcation as a strong, cohesive nation. American corporations and consumers alike; madly chasing the lowest common denominator in order to get a leg up on “the Joneses.” China recognizes this void in our national character and eagerly exploits it for profit.
Autistic Chinese culture, unrestrained by the pious humanistic sensibilities of the West, finds our restraint unprofitable and practices utter opportunism born of a vast collective “Sinopathy.” Disregard for our own integrity is good for their business.
Rubio and other lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee repeatedly emphasized that their concerns solely lie with the CCP and not with the Chinese people or Chinese Americans.
This is worst of all. China further abuses our flailing sociocultural etiquette of platitudes and sensitivity. Our American timidity and temperance are self-destructive in the face of global Chinese Communist totalitarian tendencies.
China is armed and we have traded our guns in for sensitivity training.