During the Bolshevik Revolution that led to communist Russia, Comrade Vladimir Lenin said, "Sell the capitalists enough rope and they will hang themselves!"
Nearly 100 years later, Lenin's predictions reveal his veracity with chilling fruition. The United States bleeds $11 trillion in debt. It suffers a $700 billion annual trade deficit, mostly with China, which by the way thrives as a communist nation selling us lots of 'rope', i.e., consumer goods. We import another $700 billion in oil annually from other countries. We borrow $2 billion daily to float our sinking economy. The average American's credit card debt equals $9,425.00 according to NBC's Brian Williams. We suffer 15 million unemployed American workers and 35 million subsisting on food stamps.
How did Lenin's foreshadowing come to pass? How could he know that we would bring our downfall upon ourselves?
First of all, every empire in history fell to its own manifest destiny (ego), avarice and greed. Today, the U.S. empire features 572,000 military personnel on 700 bases in 120 countries around the world. Their purpose? Few Americans could tell you! The costs accelerate to unimaginable levels.
Secondly, major capitalists, the 'gatekeepers' or money changers, however you want to call them, 'own' the power to make their choices realized. Some call them the Rothchilds, Bilderbergers, etc. The fact remains, they pull all the money strings. We remain their puppets.
For instance, in the past 15 years, the second richest man in the world, Bill Gates, 'persuaded' our U.S. Congress to implement H-1B, H-2B and L-1 visas that brought foreign workers into this country to displace 1.0 million U.S. IT workers. How? Those visa beneficiaries arrived from third world countries and worked at a third the wage. Additionally, big manufacturing firms insourced jobs, outsourced jobs and offshored jobs. Maytag moved to Mexico. Levi Straus moved to India. Schwinn bikes moved to Taiwan, etc.
If you visit a Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, Sears, Penny's, Kohl's and hundreds of other retail outlets, you will notice 80 to 90 percent of the hard and soft goods "Made in China" ; "Made in Mexico" : "Made in Pakistan" : "Made in Bangladesh", etc. The most popular cars sold in America originate from Japan, Korea and Germany.
Each year, China sells the United States $700 billion in goods. Unlike Clinton, we 'inhale' that much junk from China! The United States sells China $67 billion in goods annually as reported by Charles Gibson on ABC last week! How's that for 'free trade' and you can see the communists figured out how to sell us enough 'rope' to kill ourselves--and we are! China holds nearly $1 trillion of our treasury bills. We feel the squeeze of our debt every year as we pay out over $540 billion in interest on our debt. Our leaders 'keep' us fighting at a cost to taxpayers of $12 billion a month wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for eight friggin' years! Are you feeling incensed?