Brutal new ad: “The Chinese professor”

posted at 8:32 pm on October 21, 2010 by Allahpundit

Too good to be dumped into Headlines and forgotten about. So effective is it, in fact — note the Hollywood-quality production values — that it leaves me wondering why a more high-profile outfit didn’t think of it first. Surely Rove’s group or some other mega-PAC is capable of stuff this sharp. Maybe they’re afraid of the inevitable racism charge? Can’t blame ’em if so: Members of a racial minority saying or doing something contrary to progressive interests is, after all, pretty much the textbook definition of racism.

Exit question: Would a ChiCom college seminar really focus on the perils of big government? I ask you.

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Ouch. That’s going to leave a mark.

China already is more capitalistic in many ways that the U.S. I’ve found copies of Friedman and Ayn Rand on various ministers shelves there (more than I find in the U.S.). It’s possible to have a free-market without politically free citizens (just look at HK w/ the Brits in charge). And a heavily regulated market like the U.S. has is far from free (where governments and regulators pick winners, often corruptly with the largest of existing businesses.. given Sarbanes Oxley, it’s unlikely we’ll ever see another Google, or an Apple to knock off an Apple or Microsoft).

The slope of infrastructure improvements in China (esp. along the coasts) are all positive in areas where the U.S. is negative. Student quality entering universities. Students earning technical degrees. They sneer at our new-age / Club-of-Rome innumerate attitudes that have made a faith out of global warming (and view it as a measure of our societal corruption). They have more than twenty universities of the (past) rigor of a Stanford being built, class by class. They are no longer the weak technical partner, and rapidly improving – roughly equivalent today, and if the current slope stands, better in no more than five years. And we tax (and litigate) our high-tech companies to death. They do not (and given that we tax what we want less of, be it cigarettes or (high-paying) jobs, it’ll be no surprise when we do have less of everything related to leading companies).

Guess where Intel will (be forced by government tax policy and inadequate U.S. technical graduates limited by immigration policy) to locate their next generation (after 22nm) fabs? If they don’t, China Inc (some 1st tier tech company in China, like Huawei) will seize the opportunity and create one itself and put Intel out of business with the strength of the resources they have, that we’ve denied ourselves. To say nothing of the $$ incentives China will provide U.S. corporations to relocate.

I fear for our children. We need to disestablish the central government in terms of all-things-domestic and return these powers and responsibilities to communities of no more than several hundred thousand people and insure they too must compete for the affection of the citizen and their enterprise. Only free-enterprise by a free-people can outperform free-enterprise by a less-than-free people.

aritai on October 22, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Whoo hoo! That was good, but scary ’cause it’s too close to being possible.

why a more high-profile outfit didn’t think of it first.

Same reason a small budget production beats out some major motion picture productions – the big guys get stuck in a rut and aren’t easily open to breaking out.

IrishEyes on October 22, 2010 at 9:55 PM

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