Greg Autry

Fighting for space, not over it.

Memorial Day

This is a good day to think about how NOT to have a bloody war in the Pacific that will cost the lives of American Sailors, Soldiers and Marines.

The best way to do that is to support regime change in China. America (and the West in general) must stop funding the growth of the Chinese fascist military. We must stand up straight to China’s increasingly aggressive territorial claims against Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, India, Tibet, The Philippines . . .

Twenty-five years of appeasing this dictatorship with our “engagement policy” has been an economic, military, and human-rights DISASTER Continuing this policy while executing an expensive “Asian Pivot” to counter the enemy we are building is INSANITY. Borrowing money from an enemy to fund our response to their aggression is SUICIDAL.

We must make it clear that  America will no longer support the communist government politically or economically. We will no longer trade our principles and our children’s future for cheap consumer goods. We must leave no doubt that if the people of China wish to continue or accelerate their economic progress it will have to be done under civilized leadership with respect for the rule of law and they bear the responsibility to remove their sociopathic government.

As always America will find peace through strength, truth and courage.

Korea Mem sm

Korean War Memorial, Washington DC

 

 

Greg Autry serves as Senior Economist with the American Jobs Alliance, Economist with theCoalition for a Prosperous America and is co-author (with Peter Navarro) of Death by China: Confronting the Dragon – a Global Call to Action. He blogs regularly at: http://www.gregautry.us/blog  and on the Huffington Post.

Memorial Day

Dear Lord,
Lest I continue
 my complacent way,

Help me to remember that somewhere,
 Somehow out there

A man died for me today.

As long as there be war,
 I then must
 Ask and answer

Am I worth dying for?

Wartime Prayer by Eleanor Roosevelt

Let’s consider Mrs. Roosevelt’s question this Memorial Day and take a moment to remember the “forgotten war” of Korea. Sixty years ago 36,940 Americans (along with many brave Korean, Canadian, UK and other allied soldiers) died fighting Chinese communism in cold and miserable conflict. In Death by China, we shared Marine Lee Bergee’s memory of Frozen Chosin, “We all have memories of buddies killed, of the hordes of Chinese assaulting our frozen lines, and the long dangerous walk out . . .”

Today, most Americans don’t even know that we fought a war with China in the recent past and they are even more oblivious to the fact that we are losing a bigger one right now. That horribly cold war is still in progress, both technically and literally. Technically we are still at war in Korea because the Armistice Agreement of 1953 never progressed into a full-fledged peace agreement. And we are literally in a Cold War as China actively supports a nuclear dictatorship in North Korean, undermines our economy, corrupts our political system, infiltrates our educational system, steals our technology, buys up our land and businesses, and openly prepares for battle with the U.S. seventh fleet.

Every time we go into WalMart and pick up a Chinese product when we could have made another choice we are selling out the brave young men who gave their all to uphold freedom and liberty and the answer to Mrs. Roosevelt’s question is, “NO, we not worth dying for.”

-Greg Autry, Senior Economist with the American Jobs Alliance

 

photos: Greg Autry Korean War Memorial, Washington DC, February 2012