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How to Boycott China

Posted by Troy on 12th May 2020 in Uncategorized

It is undeniable at this point that China purposefully took steps so that the Corona-virus could spread to the rest of the world.  This is only the latest affront.  This is on top of their use of slave labor.  Their organ harvesting.  Their eating of endangered species.  Their pollution of the air and our oceans.  They seek to silence people of other countries.  They wield their economic power as a weapon to make the rest of the world less free.  For all of this, there is only one choice:

Boycott China.

That is the only thing that will have any effect.  It will not come from our business class.  They stand to make too much money from China.  It won’t come from out politicians.  Some of their families got rich off China or are beholden to the aforementioned business class.  Everything is made in China now.  You will say, “I’m buying American!” and you will find how little we just make now.  You try to buy any other country other than China, and you will have similar problems.  You will find that Amazon no longer lists the country of manufacture.  And, in the end, you will give up because it just feels futile.

But I am here to help you.  I am here to give you the answer.

First, take the item that you want.  Whatever it is.  And do a search (preferably not Google who are in the pocket for the Chinese Communist Party at this point) for made in the USA.  If it is more expensive, buy it anyway.

Now, let’s say that you can’t find the item not made in the USA.  Well, try to find one made ANYWHERE other than China.

Okay, now, that failed.  Drats.  Next solution: Buy a used one.  If you buy a used one, the company that chose to manufacture something in China doesn’t make money, and China doesn’t make any money.  Also, you are probably helping another American that may be selling something because they need money or just to get rid of it.  Either way, you’re keeping money in the American economy.

Finally, suppose you can’t find a use one.  Ask yourself one simple question: Do I need this item?  Odds are, you probably don’t.  If not, don’t buy it.  The vast bulk of items you buy are WANTS, not needs.  And most of those wants are really just waste of money and you’d be better off saving your money anyway.

I make an exception.  Needless to say, if your child wants an Elsa Barbie, you are not going to convince her about geopolitical realities or convince her that this obscure doll factory over here is preferable to having the Elsa doll she really wanted.  I get that.  I do.  But in regards to what YOU need, you can find ways around it.

At the end of any of this, be sure to write the companies you did not buy from and let them know why you didn’t buy from them and how you thwarted them (by buying a used one, etc).  If they can’t sell the product they are making in China, it really isn’t worth making it there.

All of this is time consuming.  But know this: if China supplants America as the dominant super-power, they are NOT going to be a benign super-power like America.  They are going in initiate global thought control.  They will punish anyone who dare speak against them.  Let’s say that a future America finally takes a stand and boycotts China.  China would tell the rest of the world that if any country trades with America, they will not trade with China.  And they will appease, and China will grow more powerful.  Now is the time to make a stand.  If you don’t think this is the case, look at what which China is threatening Australia.

Long Live the Constitution!

Chic-Fil-A boycott

Posted by Troy on 30th July 2012 in Current Events, Political

Here comes the question: should you boycott a business just because their owners have different values than you?  Well, of course, it depends on who you ask.  The gay marriage crowd definitely thinks you should, and those who are against gay marriage think otherwise.  I think it really depends.  If you buy someone’s services, you are, in essence, funding whatever it is that they contribute to.  I should imagine that everyone would call for a boycott if it turned out that McDonald’s was donating money to NAMBLA.  Just think about your friends.  You might have a friend who turns out to have a different opinion on capital gains tax.  You might think his position is stupid, but it’s probably not enough to cause you to break off your friendship.  However, if it turns out that your friend is a member of the KKK, you are probably going to stop hanging out with him.  As such, if Chic-fil-a’s position is that important to you…yes, you should boycott.  However, if the only reason youa re boycotting is because some pundit tells you to, you’re being an idiot and you should learn to think for yourself.

Long Live the Constitution!