As with most political
controversies, don’t let the facts get in the way of the arguments. Already
enough attention has been placed on the Dubai Ports government owned operations to make a world voyage on a Peninsular and
Oriental Steam Navigation Co. ship resemble a slow boat to China. At Concorde
speed the alarm alerts flash while rational lessons are ignored or slip at a snail's pace into the public consciousness. The central issue is so clear that a blind man could see. But not the media, nor the brain washed public and certainly not the great sages of international commerce
. . . how about a little class in economic self-interest!
At the outset,
one must choose. Who’s self-interest is at stake? The United States, as imperfect as the Federalists could make it, did accomplish an economic independence
that is only a fond memory today. Tariffs built domestic manufacturing. World commerce prospered because industrious Americans produced value added products
that sold around the world. Yankee Clipper Ships were welcomed at foreign ports
because they transported goods – bought spices and sold widgets. But no
longer! An American port is now the domain of a foreign operation.
No doubt the racism
towards the UAE company is apparent. But who cares about offending aliens when
it comes to making money. In the transnational corporate kingdom the only race
is for the greenback. How long that remains before the color of green is replaced
with a hue of a basket of currencies is certainly on the fast track. There within
lies much of the motivation to dispense with real national interests in pursuit of the special elect who hold the keys to
the freighters that unload their containers with lightening speed. And what sails
with the outward tide – another load of armored hummers ready for patrolling the deserts to make the world safe for
oil. Tankers ferry in filled, and go out riding high in the water.
Such a good deal
deserves to have foreigners run the harbors!
Folks, the fundamental
question: why is any foreign company ever allowed to own and manage operations so crucial as port facilities to begin with? Of course there is a material difference when a government owns a firm as opposed
to an equity company. But where was the outrage when the Chinese positioned themselves
at both ends of the Panama Canal? Is Long Beach any different from East Coast
the political jockeying is cheap entertainment, but none of it produces any authentic national security or domestic self-interest
for American manufacturing or American jobs. Since the United States has become
the world’s greatest debtor nation, selling off the crown jewels has become the main occupation. Ports are crucial infrastructures that are essential to the health and efficiency of national commerce. Allowing or even risking the loss of vital business decisions being made abroad is
like ordering your pasta from an Italian pizzeria and delivered by Moto Guzzi. When
it comes, the taste may leave your mouth cold.
What does buying Domino’s have to do with Moslem allies
running our ports? Well Saddam was our pal once, now he is worse than that funny
mustache guy. Did he change that much or was the change in U.S. foreign policy? By allowing, much less encouraging, any foreign nation from having a managerial role
over the waterfront is pure nihilist globalism of the worst order.
At least the U.S. Navy needed to get Lucky Luciano’s
permission to keep the docks going during WWII. Such a deal was hard for even
him to refuse, but can the same be said about alien nations? It needs to be stressed
that any foreign country, seldom demonstrates much honor in their dealings with other states.
Bipartisan opposition and the threat of using the first veto
are high comic theater, but none of the bluster makes good domestic policy. The
standard of conduct that matters is what benefits our own domestic operations, employment, transportation systems and what
makes our borders safe. Homeland Defense is the Blackwater corporate security cops for the moneychangers. Their role is to guard
the protection racket.
Where is the serious political demand that port management
be provided for by only internal domiciled companies? If you think that the few
shouts for such a requirement will be successful, you must still be betting on the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.
Rally behind a reactionary solution! Torpedo those entangling alliances that suck off the cargo that comes from our own labor, toil and inspiration
and siphoned off our riches into the coffers of foreign bank accounts. Want to
put a stop once and for all to the lunacy of the drip - drip - drip torture of a slow death, than demand that tariffs become
the national policy for a rebirth in domestic self-sufficiency. America can do
better. Allowing untrustworthy foreign governments to hold a sword over our heads
is just stupid. How long are you willing to remain stuck? Allowing a state of the terror from foreign blackmailer is exactly what the globalists want.
So quickly do people forget!
Katrina took out the dockyards of the New Orleans port after a natural disaster.
There is no excuse for this man made business catastrophe that places overseas control over vital port operations. Buy American starts with managing your own commerce spurs. Just maybe more citizens will embrace the historic wisdom of being a radical reactionary. Trust in your own government to protect our country is a product that is merchandised to the public but
not made in Washington. The stamp of DC = betrayal. How many more examples do you need before you buy from a different supplier?
SARTRE – February 23, 2006