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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #39)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:23 PM

41. And you are saying "America needs to become poorer" - your case is not strong at all.

 

We don't need to become poor, all we need to do is waste less and recycle more. Which we are trying to do.

Ironically your argument falls apart when you consider the fact that factories in third world nations pollute like crazy (See: Linfeng, China), while Western nations are enforcing stronger pollution controls. But this is one of many facts that the pro-offshoring crowd fears to address.

If we keep offshoring jobs to other countries, we will only be helping them pollute themselves to death. If you disagree with me, then try visiting a few factory-heavy cities in China or India. Try drinking their water, breathing their air. Go ahead. Experience it first, then argue it.

I must say, though, it is nice to get people to say out in the open that America needs to become poorer.

Support for offshoring is low and plummeting as it is, because America at large is seeing right through the scam that is globalism. We need more people to say what you say: it will make them wake up and see the more obvious errors, one of which I pointed out, as well as a multitude of others that exist in your argument.

As for other posters regarding their own being the whole world, fine with them. I care for my family first before my country, and my country first before the whole world.

Oh and I also take care of the world by pushing the cause of recycling, alternative and clean energy, and waging war on pollution. NOT by pushing manufacturing off to other countries where they're free to poison their air and water and screw up the planet further. Hmmm. What do you have to say about the rampant pollution in third world factories?

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