Re: Made in China

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Apr 17 2001 - 08:10:34 MDT


>>Brian D Williams, <>, writes:
>> I am arguing that a country should maintain core competencies in
>> the basics of life, it should grow as much of it's own food as
>> possible (and economical), it should produce much of it's own
>> clothing.

>Why? And why does this reasoning not apply to the smaller units
>like states and cities and houses?

I think it does apply to states and cities, and even neighborhoods.
Houses? Why not molecules and atoms....

>What's so special anyway about countries, about geographic
>location? I have a lot more in common with European Extropians
>than with the people who live next door. How does it benefit me
>for my country to be able to produce its own tin or flax? What
>difference does it make if something is manufactured in Detroit or

There is a big difference between something manufactured in an
industrialized country and a third world sweatshop.

>Are we supposed to be patriotic? To love our country and respect
>our leaders? To get a lump in our throat when we see the flag?
>I certainly hope you are not expecting appeals to Jingoistic
>patriotism to be effective here.

I think you need to look up the word jingoistic, nothing Ive said
is remotely similiar.....


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