One of the few silver linings to the very dark cloud that is the coronavirus pandemic may be that American businesses, consumers and policymakers are alarmed by our country’s yawning dependence on Communist China for seemingly everything.
That includes virtually all of our medicines – a national security, as well as public health, nightmare. Even if deliveries are restored, it’s now obvious that we cannot responsibly trust, let alone rely upon, a hostile power like the Chinese Communist Party for anything we have to have.
Beijing’s propagandists recently declared that we have no alternative to such dependency and dared the United States to try to free ourselves from it. Google’s former CEO, Eric Schmitt is warning that the federal government must invest to help us do so. So must Wall Street financiers who have been underwriting with our money Chinese competitors and threats.
This is Frank Gaffney.