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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Michael Payne is an independent, progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues. He is a featured writer on Opednews and Nation of Change and his articles have appeared on many other websites (more...)

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