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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Collapse of our Industrial/manufacturing base, and cyber security

by Jim Mullen: We are trapped in a time of our nation's history when misfortunes, mismanagement, corruption, and leftwing ideology come together in a powerful concurrence of circumstances that leave our once dynamic nation at risk for disaster.

Americans are a people dependent upon a meddling, incompetent government with its foot on the necks of its citizens. As incredible as it seems, our representatives allowed dictators and corrupt regimes around the world to control nearly everything we need for survival. Moreover, this administration is weak and incapacitated on the world stage, making us dependent upon the very people who wish to annihilate us.

Dozens of pressing problems challenge America today. Unquestionably, however, the two most urgent problems facing us are the loss of our Industrial complex/manufacturing base, and a crucial lack of cyber security.

Power grids, water supplies, and other utilities are the lifelines sustaining our nation, and experts have warned for decades of onrushing disasters. Computer hacking or other sabotage could leave our entire nation a rudderless, powerless ship drifting defenselessly in a violent and hostile world.  
In an age when computers run our military, infrastructure, governmental agencies, financial networks, and nearly everything upon which Americans depend for comfort and survival, we stand defenseless. Countries attack, probe, and steal information with brazen impunity knowing Obama has no stomach for confrontation or retaliation with other countries.

There was a time when America rightfully boasted the greatest and most envied industrial complex and manufacturing base in the history of mankind. However, that was before politicians decided to over regulate, overtax, and enact never-ending destructive legislation motivating business and manufacturing to surrender and move to foreign countries offering more welcoming laws.
Further, national politicians signed unwise trade agreements with countries which placed the United States in a subservient position on trade. Mega-international corporation lobbyists became the driving force for trade policy, and national security steadily suffered. Fair trade became a victim of an ill-conceived national scheme and withered in the heat of backroom deals between money brokers and politicians. The false narrative of free trade left our nation impotent in a world offering depressed wages, fewer benefits, insignificant regulations, and lower taxes.  Obviously, good-paying jobs with benefits vanished as we became less competitive.

International trade is an absolute necessity to a healthy U. S. economy. Unfortunately, big-time money speaks louder and more forcefully than common sense and fair economic practice. Democrats and Republicans joined at the wallet with special interests, tragically left our national security rusting away in hundreds of silent, inactive, and useless factories from coast to coast.
History reminds us when one door closes because of trade, others open when an economy is freewheeling and operating as intended in a free enterprise, capitalistic system. However, we have a Marxist President who believes business and business decisions must be filtered through an all-powerful government. This stifling of the once powerful engine of industry, leaves us even more vulnerable.

Jobs created in Obama’s collectivist economy are low wage, service oriented positions gobbled up by illegal and legal aliens. Economic growth is consistently slower than at any time in the last several decades, and a crushing national debt threatens all future growth when interest rates return to sustainable numbers.

If war visits our shores the glaring, unmistakable truth will expose a nation suffering from neglect and decline, caused largely by political chicanery and malfeasance at the highest levels of government.

Circumstances will uncover a corrupt and incompetent educational system, and an Ill-educated populace indoctrinated into an ideology of dependence on the government. Unfortunately, most of the country’s engineers come from other countries, and we rest in a state of denial and lethargy, at the mercy of the world’s despots. Worse yet, our political leaders have us tightly bound by contrived measures to our mortal enemies China and Russia. Yes, they’ve placed our manufacturing, jobs, national security, economy, and a massive national debt in the hands of foreign dictators.

Once upon a time, this nation stood tall flexing a mighty industrial complex, manufacturing base, and skilled labor force. Coincidentally, it all remained largely unfettered by government. Undoubtedly, the next war will find a nation rife with the greatest fast-food workers in the world.

Our industrial complex is as valuable as the Army, Navy, Marines, ships, aircraft, missiles, and bombs. Our national Political leaders destroyed our once awe-inspiring manufacturing and industrial complex and at the same time Obama reduced our military. We remain at risk until these greedy, shortsighted men get their hands out of big-money pockets and introduce policies bringing back to our shores the manufacturing once so coveted by the world.

In 1921, we initiated the Washington Disarmament Conference in which we cosigned with several countries, two treaties. The first was to reduce the size of the US Navy fleet; along with the British, French, Japanese, and Italian fleets. The other was a treaty to guarantee China’s integrity. Japan was one of the signees!

In 1929, we naively signed a treaty that was supposed to abolish war to resolve International disputes. Forty seven nations signed the treaty, including Germany and Japan.
We scrapped more than 60% of our Navy, and the army was reduced to a total force of 136,000 men. That was less than the army of Romania at that time!  While the United States and most of the world disarmed, the Axis powers audaciously prepared for war. If the world did not learn a powerful, painful lesson from the causes of WWII, then we are doomed to repeat another agonizing war.

Then, Neville Chamberlain, who said peace at any cost even if it meant surrendering, helped throw Europe into full-out war. Today Barack Obama says peace at any cost, even if it means surrendering or arming with nuclear weapons a country sworn to our annihilation. While he makes the world unsafe for all people, he drastically reduces our military, appeases our enemies, and weakens the economy.  We are in similar circumstances as was the world and our nation in the 1930s.

The difference being, Roosevelt and Congress did not disassemble our industrial might and send our manufacturing jobs to our enemies. In fact, they fired up our manufacturing to assist Europe and Asia to such a peak, that when we entered the war, much of our country’s economy was quickly changed to support a full war effort for us and our allies.

While the federal government, media, Hollywood, and the lunatic-left keep the country’s attention on fabricated crises and political correctness, the country sinks under the weight of its own negligence and inattention. America’s greatest tragedy 9-11, could have easily been prevented by simply placing locks on cockpit doors, enforcing our Visa laws, and not allowing foreigners access to flight training of commercial aircraft. Repeated warnings of the dire consequences of these laxities went unheeded and disaster ensued.

A weak nation is a vulnerable nation, and we have never been more vulnerable. Government is reactive and overactive but seldom proactive. Barack Obama, his leftwing comrades, and Congress have us teetering on a precipice of disaster. From where will the next Lincolnesque commander-in-chief or never-give-up, Churchillian pitbull come? Let us hope we don’t have another war to find out!

Jim Mullen


Collapse of our industrial complex, cyber security,