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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.

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