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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

RE: The Next 'Giant Sucking Sound'?

Tucker Miller responds to Strother:

CAFTA, or no CAFTA, there is no law, policy, or regulation regarding inernational trade that is going to stop China from taking over the whole world. Maybe not militarily or politically, but most definitely economically.

The Chinese are just waiting for us short-sighted, greedy and impatient Europeans (or European descendents) to slip, then its their time.

While most of us indoctrinated, capitalist, couch potatoes drive along in our mid-sized, small-sized, family-sized, euro-sized, and or American-sized suv's -- ignorant to the FACT that petroleum will be GONE (probably WELL) before the 22nd century -- China is just waiting out what they call "The great disaster" (aka European colonialism).

To them, America is but a child of a nation (a stupid, self-centered people really). Are they correct in assuming that our greed, hubris, and lust for power will be our inevitable undoing? I dunno... but I know that 75% of everything I own, use, or need comes from (or through in same way) China. And it is certain that, just like they did with NAFTA, China will find and use loopholes in CAFTA to make a bunch more money off their capitalist neighbors across the pacific.


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