Made in China
The problem with the world today is that everything is made in China.
It’s a damned sad commentary but it seems to me that the only things made in America nowadays are celebrity dimwits, methamphetamines and bastard children. And while they may be cheap and plentiful, none of them form the foundation of a particularly healthy economy.
It used to be that an old man could saunter into the local dry goods store, buy himself some butch wax, shredded wheat and a gallon of DDT and leave confident in the knowledge that each one was a quality item manufactured in the good old US of A.
These days, though, it seems that every damned product under the sun is made in the People’s Republic of China. From doodads and knickknacks to American flags and baseballs – you name it and I’ll bet you dollars to dim sum that it’s been shunted together with glue sticks and elastic bands in some insidious factory by a faceless army of Mao’s minions.
It’s dangerous game and mark my words if we don’t stop it soon it’s only a matter of time until our economy’s collapsed entirely and we’re buying our apple pie from the Commie Crust Co. of Guangdong Province and trading in our bibles for little red books, shark fin soup, unisex haircuts and ill-fitting Zhongshan suits.
Part of the damned problem is that Americans don’t want to work in manufacturing anymore – that’s not “groovy” enough for them. Our young people all want to wear thick spectacles, skinny jeans, work at Facebook and be part of the “knowledge-based economy.” Well that’s just fine and dandy but what they fail to teach you at Hipster U is that it’s hard to keep your GDP propped up if the only thing a country is producing is social media networks, cash crops on Farmville and narcissistic metrosexuals.
The real damned shame is that even those who are willing to get their fingernails dirty and take a job in manufacturing don’t have a chance anymore because Americans are only prepared to buy cheap, disposable products made by a cheap, disposable workforce. Apparently, no one objects to exploiting foreign labor as long as it means they can accumulate a mountain of unnecessary crap and still have enough pocket money left over to purchase a “Free Tibet” t-shirt or make a small donation to Amnesty International.
It’s time for this country to come to its senses, roll up its sleeves and return to the assembly lines that made us great. We need to start building in – and buying from – America.
Everything is made in China. That’s the problem with the world today.