Thursday, July 7, 2011

Welcome to Red Boise, Peoples Republic of China ?

 Bread upon the Waters is a great blog. I don't know why I haven't added her to my blog list before, but she is there now!  It started with a report that "California Buys San Francisco a New Bridge--from China". One of those Infrastructure projects the taxpayers are paying for.

Now, in the comments, Quite Rightly has shared the link to this nightmare-in-the-making:

Reported by The American Dream, "China Wants To Construct A 50 Square Mile Self-Sustaining City South Of Boise, Idaho" - and Idaho's governor is A-Ok with that:
"The Chinese Communist Party is the majority owner of Sinomach, so the 10,000 to 30,000 acre "self-sustaining city" that is being planned would essentially belong to the Chinese government. The planned "self-sustaining city" in Idaho would include manufacturing facilities, warehouses, retail centers and large numbers of homes for Chinese workers.  Basically it would be a slice of communist China dropped right into the middle of the United States.

"According to the Idaho Statesman, the idea would be to build a self-contained city with all services included.  It would be modeled after the "special economic zones" that currently exist in China."

I would not have believed this except The Idaho Statesman is also reporting it.  After reading all the gung-ho politicians and boosters with dollar signs in their eyes, at the end of the article is a bit of sanity:

"Yeh Ling-Ling, executive director of the Alliance for a Sustainable USA, said U.S. businesses should be cautious about making contracts that give Chinese companies the best jobs — though she is more worried about investment programs that encourage immigration, which Idaho also has jumped into this year

I believe that Idaho or other American companies should first seek investments from America and employ American engineers first,” said Ling-Ling, a naturalized citizen from Orinda, Calif., who was born in Vietnam of Chinese parents."

The American Dream reports these plans go even further:

" Will such "self-contained communities" soon start appearing from coast to coast? According to Dr. Jerome Corsi, the U.S. government has already set up 257 "foreign trade zones" across America.  These "foreign trade zones" will apparently be given "special U.S. customs treatment" and will be used to promote global free trade...."

Read it all here

 What is going on with our elected leaders? These kinds of things are the stuff that unhappy futuristic fiction is made of.  Is no one in politics outside of  the South capable of rational thought any more?


  1. "Is no one in politics outside of the South capable of rational thought any more?"

    We don't really want to know the answer to that, I'm afraid!

    Thanks for the kind words and the link!

  2. I live in Idaho, and I certainly don't remember being asked about if any of this is ok.

  3. Sounds like the kind of thing that people would be talking about, doesn't it? All states welcome permanent immigrants who adopt the USA and our culture as their only country, but these kinds of programs aka "guest worker programs" - that actually prevent the melting pot from working - seem awfully short-sighted to me.

    Thanks for stopping by, and for commenting!



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