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CHINA: Hacking shows why US should disengage

Letter by Peter M. Stallone, University Place on Feb. 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm with No Comments »
February 25, 2013 2:32 pm

Re: “Hacking tied to China” (TNT, 2-20).

I remember (vaguely) the Cuban missile crisis and how President John Kennedy issued an ultimatum that accomplished its purpose.

I remember when the United States was a country that was the envy of the world. I remember when the United States was a leader, in terms of technology and, generally at least, morals. I guess I’m nostalgic. These things are fading fast, and in some cases have faded almost completely from existence.

Former generations would have ceased all engagement with China long ago. But now, money and power are the do all and end all, and the only things those in power care about. China is out to boost themselves at our expense, pure and simple. If we continue to let them, like the blind idiots we are, they will end up with everything and we will end up with nothing, wondering why we did nothing to stop it.

I believe we should begin disengagement from China now. It won’t be a smooth road, but it would be a lot better than the alternative.

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