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The Grand Betrayal, A Form Of Treason: Corporate America's Alliance With Communist China

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Americans have long been schooled to believe that Communism is an evil entity, that it has represented a great threat to the security of America and its people for many decades, and still does. It is a political system with an ideology that is diametrically opposed to that of the United States; tyranny versus democracy.

Notwithstanding those well-established facts, Corporate America has joined together with the People's Republic of China, a single-party state governed by its Communist Party, in a strong alliance that is creating millions of new jobs in China, greatly expanding that country's economy which is, in turn, decimating America's manufacturing sector and the jobs of its workers.

While the actions of these corporations may be considered to be treacherous and a grand betrayal based on their objectives and actions, i.e., putting the accumulation of profits above country, are they actually committing a form of treason? Well judge for yourself as we explore this critically important issue.

Treason, as generally defined, is a betrayal of country, a violation of the allegiance to one's state or country, the aiding and abetting of an enemy. Article Three of the Constitution defines treason as specific acts against the government and, in this instance as "adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."

Where is the evidence of betrayal, the violation of allegiance to one's state, the aiding of an enemy? What would constitute treason?

First of all, even though China has now become America's #1 overseas producer of consumer products, let there be no doubt that in the eyes of the U.S. government it is most certainly considered to be threat militarily. That's why the Obama administration has taken actions to surround China with military power; it's why it has initiated the Asian Pivot which calls for shifting a large portion of U.S. military's resources from the Middle East to the Asian Pacific region.

Secondly, China poses an imminent threat to America's supremacy as the World's #1 economy; most recently it's been reported that China could take over as the #1 economic power in the world as early as 2016. And, of great concern, is the fact that China, Russia and their BRICS alliance partners are hard at work on strategies that could soon replace the U.S. dollar as the world's main reserve currency; a development that would dramatically damage America's financial stability. There is not a question that the Chinese government one day intends to replace America as the world's preeminent superpower.

This Chinese/American corporate alliance has a common objective which benefits both sides; one that greatly benefits China's economy and also generates massive profits for U.S. corporations. Let's be clear on this important issue. These corporations are willingly engaged in directly aiding and abetting China's objectives to become the world's #1 economic power, all for their own personal gain and, in doing so, they are working against the best interests of this country and its people.

When they deliberately lay off American workers and send these jobs to workers in China they are, without question, working against their own country. There is no doubt that this is the case and I would challenge anyone who would dispute that conclusion to show otherwise.

Let's talk about Communism and why it has been anathema to the United States for many decades. America went to war against Vietnam, whether justified or not, in the late 1950's with the specific objective to stop the spread of communism throughout the world. That war cost this nation the lives of 58,000 U.S. troops and hundreds of billions of dollars.

The Cold War between the U.S. and its Western allies and Russia and its Eastern Bloc allies lasted from 1947 until 1991 and mega-billions of dollars were expended by both sides in this gigantic struggle between these two opposing political ideologies; democracy versus communism. Russia, in fact, is still considered a major threat especially with its latest military advances in Ukraine and Crimea.

Communists have always been the enemy, the bad guys; that is, until the masters of Corporatism decided to embrace those in China in order to maximize their profits. And all the while this collusive arrangement has been going on, the U.S. government has conveniently looked the other way.

So what can we therefore conclude? Well, we'd have to still consider communism to be evil and a threat to our national security, right? Absolutely, without any reservations. So where do we go from there? Perhaps we have the answer if we expand our thinking a bit and make the determination that there are bad communists, as in Russia; but there are also good communists, as in China. And the difference is that the bad ones are those who won't back down from America in geopolitical matters while the good ones are those who embrace America's corporations in order to achieve their own goals.

And what about the American people, don't they see what's going on as their jobs flow to China and their incomes and their lifestyles continue to decline? Well, many millions of them don't realize what these corporations are actually doing and how they are betraying their own country. They don't seem to understand that their government, instead of doing something about it, has become complicit with Corporate America and its objectives. And, as is quite evident, most people don't really seem to care.

Many millions of people in this country are content to continue to keep buying cheap Chinese products at Wal-Mart and other massive retail chains that are the #1 customers for products MADE IN CHINA. As long as they can continue to buy this cheap crap then why should they care? As this scenario unfolds all around them and they see the middle class imploding they may sense that something really bad is happening but they just refuse to get involved in any way; they remain stone cold silent; apathy and submission reign supreme in this society.

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Notwithstanding those well-established facts, Corp... by michael payne on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 11:24:09 AM
Treason and betrayal, I believe, differ.And China ... by BFalcon on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 12:24:44 AM
True. China is a Dynasty which is supported by Ch... by Doc McCoy on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1:47:14 AM
Doc: I'll use your comment area to present the fol... by michael payne on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:01:19 PM
Your writing here is interesting.Most people that ... by BFalcon on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:39:28 PM
The alliance between corporations and the Chinese ... by Doc McCoy on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7:41:26 PM
Doc: When American corporations knowingly and will... by michael payne on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 12:04:02 PM
I like many of your thoughts. However, Germany may... by BFalcon on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 1:19:41 PM
BF: that may be but the government of Germany has ... by michael payne on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2:56:33 PM
I am well aware of the deficiencies in the US and ... by BFalcon on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 4:23:58 PM
Michael, we live in a global economy. That change... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 6:46:30 PM
You are totally wrong when you say that my goal is... by michael payne on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:28:27 PM
Doc argues in his box, and we, perhaps, argue in o... by Pal Palsimon on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 3:25:38 AM
Yes, treason and betrayal differ; and Corporate Am... by michael payne on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:06:51 AM
Respectfully disagree.I believe that the treason i... by BFalcon on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:07:32 AM
And also with respect of your views: China is, wit... by michael payne on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 4:21:53 PM
US ConstitutionArticle III Section 3. Treason aga... by BFalcon on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:31:59 PM
In short, greed for profits more important than pa... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1:12:39 AM
Perhaps in betraying this country, capitalists are... by Pal Palsimon on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 2:08:29 PM
Exactly right. In previous articles I have indicat... by michael payne on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 3:37:49 PM
"And as the article states and this is not an over... by Deena Stryker on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 5:35:52 PM
What I said was: "And as the article states and th... by michael payne on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:47:39 PM
That, what you say they are doing, my friend, is e... by Pal Palsimon on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 12:51:42 AM
You say if the capitalists " were united and they... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:53:35 AM
I like your simile, Pal. ... by Deena Stryker on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 5:31:02 PM
What mushrooms are you smoking? China has literall... by Bajie Zhu on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:10:53 PM
If you had read my article more carefully you migh... by michael payne on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:29:49 PM
I am convinced that foreign cars, Toyota, Nissan e... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:03:14 AM
These are a few points that I had not considered b... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:59:08 AM
Hi Michael,While much of what you said is true reg... by George C on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 8:06:19 PM
I learned the techniques of brain-washing years ag... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:07:12 AM
George C and Pal: I'm glad you brought the adve... by michael payne on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:51:00 PM
My husband hits the mute button, I take the time o... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:06:22 PM
Nice twist! But who's paying attention. As the aut... by John Rachel on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9:01:43 PM
Our FOOD prices are going through the roof and lot... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:08:41 AM
And how about the alliance with SaudiArabia and Qa... by urb musak on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:51:06 AM
You all are so paranoid and so far off base you've... by Shirley Braverman on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 4:01:02 AM
Again quoting Mark,"But the US lost most of its in... by Shirley Braverman on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 4:05:28 AM
Why do you think the article by Weisbrot negates w... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:18:00 AM
""China, Russia and their BRIC alliance partners?"... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:00:44 AM
South America was added much later and has since f... by Shirley Braverman on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:57:56 PM
P.S. You might be scared of label Communism, but ... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:41:42 PM
China And Russia Are Ruthlessly Cutting The Legs O... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:30:14 AM
It is all part of economics. The US is ruthless i... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:06:20 AM
I agree. The US is out of its depth. It will conco... by George C on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:06:07 PM
True. This is exactly what I am also seeing happen... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:32:27 PM
Once in a while you come out of your box and say s... by Pal Palsimon on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 3:36:38 AM
Again I quot: "The news that China will displace t... by Shirley Braverman on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:28:44 PM
" We have not experienced an arms race with a coun... by Shirley Braverman on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:35:48 PM
You went on a long diatribe to tell me a lot of th... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:29:23 PM
Well you did dispute that South Africa is not part... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:58:57 PM
Let me clarify a few points where you may have not... by michael payne on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 2:54:46 PM
Hi Michael, You mentioned that"These corporations ... by George C on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 4:17:04 PM
No use, Paul. She will disagree anyway. ... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:52:22 PM
My vote of agreement with allegations:Corporate an... by Daniel Penisten on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3:01:21 PM
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Permit me then to disagree completely. Also disag... by Shirley Braverman on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:27:33 PM
You are free to disagree all you wish but the only... by michael payne on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 4:33:26 PM
Even though you made yourself quite clear, Michael... by George C on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:14:17 PM
You will never convince Shirley of anything. She g... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:48:52 PM
Those who are obsessed with free markets and globa... by michael payne on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:16:19 PM
I can tell you about the complicit people, especia... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 9:30:03 PM
Thank you Pal. Now we are really beginning to iden... by michael payne on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 9:45:14 PM
So, you are talking about the majority of people i... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 10:34:20 PM
Doc, no matter what else I might think, I cannot d... by Pal Palsimon on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 11:32:32 PM
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You are unreasonable if you think workers have no ... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1:27:11 AM
The Post-Constitutional Era by Chris Hedges"Co... by Pal Palsimon on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:26:51 AM
So much evil and harm has been done in the name of... by Daniel Penisten on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3:07:49 PM
From reading everything (re: this article and comm... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 11:42:11 PM
No, my friend, a global economy requires cooperati... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1:01:27 AM
If this country insists on forcing them to pay dec... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1:19:33 AM
Patriotism is a good "buzz word." Using your logi... by Doc McCoy on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 2:39:43 AM
Your mind is in a capitalist box and can't get out... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4:06:06 AM
And is that a bad thing?As a capitalist, I have be... by Doc McCoy on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:35:28 AM
Well, does that make you the king? Labor and just... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:07:16 AM
And Doc McCoyI agree with you, Pal, but it's not j... by George C on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:59:29 PM
I, too, have since then I "sold much of the thin... by Pal Palsimon on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:12:21 AM
People who voluntarily and willingly make sacrific... by Doc McCoy on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:44:44 AM
I agree with you ..sort of. I did feel resentful a... by George C on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:10:19 AM
No one should be forced to sacrifice necessities w... by Pal Palsimon on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 3:11:58 AM
WOW! YOU DO KNOW WHO YOU ARE! Your profile indica... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:12:19 AM
Certain kinds of Capitalists should be "controlled... by Daniel Penisten on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4:02:11 PM
I think doing something is essential to one's ment... by Pal Palsimon on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:19:40 AM
Of course, people are free not to earn money. The... by Doc McCoy on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 3:00:02 AM
Limited liability and other advantages to owning a... by Pal Palsimon on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:39:47 AM
You misquote my profile. It says the only cause I... by Doc McCoy on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:41:42 AM
You personally called yourself a Libertarian, and ... by Pal Palsimon on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:30:18 AM
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"In short, the high cost of American labor makes i... by Daniel Penisten on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3:23:19 PM
Alas Doc, Pal and Michael know nothing of business... by Shirley Braverman on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:07:26 AM
You must be just like your co-thinker, Doc McCoy.... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:16:25 AM
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The limited liability is almost the same as having... by Pal Palsimon on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:37:44 AM
America's corporations built America into the lea... by Shirley Braverman on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:08:32 AM
Perhaps there were a few useful corporations until... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 9:58:06 AM
Many complain that we might have to go back to ag... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:32:36 AM
Blind opposition to corporations is of course a s... by Shirley Braverman on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:27:42 AM
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Shirley: You can run but you can't hide. I gave yo... by michael payne on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:26:27 AM
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Betrayers? Well, I see it as a betrayal of ourselv... by George C on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:11:10 PM