To the editor:
I have just seen another news report about American citizens dying from a drug called Heparin whose ingredients came to this country from China. The never-ending stream of containers labeled "China shipping" deluge this country. There are some things you simply cannot buy that are not made in that Asian country.
A former premier of the Soviet Union made the statement that they would not need to defeat the United States in a war; they will self-destruct, wither and fall easily into our hands. The Soviet Union is no longer, but the notion has now passed to China. They are undercutting our industry. They are buying into our economy. They are flooding our stores with cheap and dangerous goods. They require their schoolchildren to learn English. Do you know how to speak Chinese? Is there no one who does not see the coming disaster?
When President Bush perceived a threat from Iraq, we launched a huge military war, we have sent billions of our tax dollars to support this war and provide the corrupt government of that country our taxpayer-provided resources to steal and misuse. But the Chinese have found a much more lucrative way to take over a country. Buy it. Infiltrate their markets. Devalue their dollar. Debilitate and destroy their industry and job security. No need to fire a shot, the good-old-boy Americans will gladly buy cheap goods and willingly give us their hard-won superior economic gains. Is anyone concerned? I wonder.
Fred Whitehead Jr.,