While Americans worry about Lindsay's Lohan's progress in rehab, tiny reinforcements to its undersized military in Iraq and Afghanistan and bombs built by second-rate banana Islamic republics. . .they're missing the Yuan in their future. Chinese foreign exchange reserves have topped $1 trillion.
What will John Chinaman do with all this money ? President Hu Jintao told us back on 27 December that it was time for China to build a real Navy; to "make sound preparations for military struggles" (Economist, 6 January 2007, p. 34). I bet President Hu doesn't care about Lindsay Lohan or the Super Bowl; let alone have to put up with Nancy Pelosi and the New York Times singing "Kumbaya."
Are your kids learning Chinese ? Especially the Mandarin words for "yes, boss, right away?" Maybe they'll be working in resorts catering to new rich Chinese, but hey, at least it will be in the world of New Politics, Hope, Peace, Understanding and a Higher Minimum Wage that St. Barak, Teddy, Harry, Hillary and Nancy are gonna give us.
Sing it ! You know you want to.