America: Let The Rich Run The Country Like China Does!

October 19th, 2012
in Op Ed, syndication

by Frank Li

Hello from China!

Here is a straightforward message to my fellow Americans: elect Mitt Romney the next American President and America will be much better off, guaranteed! Why? Two main reasons:

  1. Mitt Romney is rich. That's a good thing in China. It once was and should continue to be a good thing in America, too!

  2. Between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Chinese would have chosen the latter in no time. So should, and must, America, too!

Follow up:

1. Why should Americans listen to the Chinese?

Three reasons:

  1. The Chinese know that America is becoming more and more socialistic, which will be a total disaster - been there, done that - The Chinese just emerged from that hell! Socialism results in everybody being dirt poor, and being dirt poor is terrible!

  2. Although China is a competitor to America, the Chinese admire Americans in general. Most importantly, a troubled America means a troubled world, which the Chinese do not want to see, not yet at least.

  3. We owe them more than $1T! Isn't that alone good enough for some respect?


2. Why is America so deeply in trouble today?

Two main reasons:

  1. Democracy, as we know it today, has been progressively driving America deeper and deeper into socialism since 1933, at least (Top-10 American Misconceptions about 10 Recent American Presidents). But no big problems showed up before 2000, because America was the economic monopoly from 1946 to 1999 - America could afford anything and everything, including democracy!

  2. The bottom fell out at the turn of the 21st century, when BRICS showed up. BRICS, led by China, not only ended America's economic monopoly, but also revealed the naked truth about American democracy: it does not work! In fact, democracy is failing in America today in the same way it failed in Greece (or Rome) more than 2,000 years ago: debts!

3. Why has China been rising so rapidly?

Change! Specifically,

  1. Economically, China embraced capitalism.

  2. Politically, China evolved into a system called "a dictatorship without a dictator." In this system, the rich people are in charge, and the government is, actually, of/by/for the rich. This is totally opposite to its communist past, which was led by the proletarians (i.e. "the working class"), resulting in everybody being a proletarian!

For more on the wealth of the Chinese leaders, read: China's Billionaire People's Congress Makes Capitol Hill Look Like Pauper. Here is an excerpt:

The richest 70 members of China's legislature added more to their wealth last year than the combined net worth of all 535 members of the U.S. Congress, the president and his Cabinet, and the nine Supreme Court justices.

The net worth of the 70 richest delegates in China's National People's Congress, which opens its annual session on March 5, rose to 565.8 billion yuan ($89.8 billion) in 2011, a gain of $11.5 billion from 2010, according to figures from the Hurun Report, which tracks the country's wealthy. That compares to the $7.5 billion net worth of all 660 top officials in the three branches of the U.S. government.

Obviously, we can debate all day whether the wealth in China is true or even legitimate (Kleptocracy: A Fourth Similarity between Communism and Democracy), but that is out of scope here. Suffice it to say that China's political system is far from being ideal. But it's still slightly better than America's political system (America: What is China's Political System, Anyway?). For more, read: Towards An Ideal Form of Government: A Mid-Term Summary.

Bottom line: China has been poor and China has been [relatively] rich. Being rich is a lot better than being poor! The Chinese have learned, finally, that when the rich are in charge, the country is far better off. On the contrary, when the working class was in charge (1949-1976), it pulled everybody down, all the way to hell!


4. Discussion

It's time to read this classic piece (again). Here is an excerpt:

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

What do you think? Isn't this exactly what has been going on in America over the past decade, at least? The drawing below is profoundly illustrative of why and how about America today ...

Two notes:

  1. Jealousy of success (i.e. wealth) is the #1 root of communism!

  2. Robbing and killing the rich is the #1 means of communists!

Two basics questions:

  1. Why is there such a big outcry about Romney's wealth in America today? It's totally un-American! As Americans, we once cherished success, but now we condemn it!

  2. Why wasn't John Kerry's wealth a big problem when he ran for President in 2003?

In case you do not know,

  1. Romney earned his wealth, while Kerry married his!

  2. The Chinese have far more respect for earned than for married! What about America?

Now, watch this short video:

In a free society like ours with ample opportunities, the best these men and women in the video can do is to pick up trash. Yet, they want to help you pick the next American President? Give me a break! This is worse than communism! No wonder democracy, as we know it today, is dragging down America, like communism did with China a few decades ago!

Wake up, America!

China learned capitalism from America, mostly! It's time for America to undo socialism by learning from China!


5. How to undo socialism in America?

As the first step, elect Mitt Romney the next American President! Here are five reasons:

  1. Romney is an exceptional leader with "a stellar performance" as a businessman (Romney's Stellar Performance) and as a governor. He is a rare talent not only in America, but also in the world!

  2. Romney is not a career politician. Romney knows who built America mostly: the private sector!

  3. Romney is not just a businessman like Ross Perot. Romney served in the public sector with excellence!

  4. Romney is not a neo-con! Romney is no George W. Bush!

  5. President Obama is just not good enough, at best.


6. Closing

Romney may be exactly what America needs today. For more, read: Mitt Romney vs. Deng Xiaoping.

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Frank LiFrank Li is the Founder and President of W.E.I. (West-East International), a Chicago-based import & export company. Frank received his B.E. from Zhejiang University (China) in 1982, M.E. from the University of Tokyo in 1985, and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1988, all in Electrical Engineering. He worked for several companies until 2004, when he founded his own company W.E.I. Today, W.E.I. is a leader in the weighing industry not only in products & services, but also in thought and action.

Dr. Li writes extensively and uniquely on politics, for which he has been called "a modern-day Thomas Jefferson" (see page 31).


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  1. Derryl Hermanutz says :

    China could not have produced all those billionaires without the hopes and ambitions of all the Chinese people who moved to cities to improve their personal income by working for capitalists instead of working as peasant farmers. I agree, Frank, that wealth leads to complacency in the cycle you describe. American workers who were raised in wealth and "expect" wealth cannot hope to compete against Chinese workers who are motivated by the realistic prospect of improving their lives by hard work.

    Americans did that too in the 1950s, before they were spoiled by the expectation that somebody else would always be providing them a good paying job. Most people are employee material, not entrepreneur material, so it is only when the nation's entrepreneurs create business that provides jobs that "the people" enjoy rising incomes.

    American businesses found they could replace high paid American workers with lower paid Chinese workers who were equal or better than American workers, so they moved production to China. Meanwhile China on its own decided to abandon communist poverty and embrace capitalist wealth so it was a natural congruence that wealth creation shifted to young dynamic capitalism away from old entitled capitalism. It has been known for at least two centuries that free trade transfers work and wealth creation from high wage to low wage countries, with an elite core of capitalists benefiting at the expense of the masses of people.

    In the cycles of history China is now rising and China's masses of workers are benefiting. America is now declining and nothing Mitt Romney or Barack Obama does is able to change that. Romney wants to centralize all the wealth in the hands of his fellow plutocrats. Obama seems to want nothing more than to become a member of the ruling elite like the Clintons.

    Being the captain of a sinking ship offers alternatives: steal the lifeboats so the captain and crew float away while the people sink below the waves. Or try to save as many as you can before you go down with the ship that is under your command. The first choice leads to wealth and family shame; the second choice leads to death and honor. Surviving and being rich is not much of a life if you have to sell your honor to keep it.



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