“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation” -James Madison

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wow, so that's all it takes....

According to this, China has begun erecting a fence along its border with North Korea.

Border-fence advocates in the United States are now encouraged to assist Mexico its own nuclear development programs. If all it takes to get a secured border is to provide their corrupt leaders with fissile material and gyroscopes, then we should by all means help them.

After all, no one would ever use these horrible weapons, would they? Really?

Apparently the United States is going to continue to lag behind communist regimes when it comes to security and economy -- see Russia with its flat tax and now China with its strengthened border security against a rogue neighbor.

China gets it, to a degree. Although they are stopping short of yanking the chain back on Kim Jong Il (their own Frankensteinian creation), they foresee a massive flood of refugees in the near future coming from the Paradise That Is North Korea. Famine and poverty continue to flourish and the "leaders" of NoKo continue to take aggressive (and unnecessary) steps toward inevitable confrontation over their precious nuclear weapons program; the UN continues to waffle and issue statements instead of strength; the US continues to work through diplomatic channels. The new Cold War of China vs US has entered a new phase, and China's agent in the matter scares the master as much as it does the opponent. I'm sure SunTzu had something to say on this but I'm too lazy too look it up at the moment.

Yes, China knows that in the next few years they can expect millions of poverty-stricken, diseased, maleducated foreigners into their territory that they will have to deal with in some manner. They have decided to limit this in advance.

We, of course, allow our own "guests" to get college admission at prices that Americans cannot, issue them ID and look the other way as they vote themselves more benefits, and wreck our institutions of healthcare, education, social welfare, and housing development.

Who is winning here?


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