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Subject: Think About It
Time for a Chinese Tea Party
In 1775 a band of American Colonists, disguised as Indians, tossed a load of British tea in the Boston harbor and America became a coffee drinking country.
As Communists China is violating international law and illegally detaining 24 US Military personnel it occurs to me that it is high time is right to teach the Chinese Communists the capitalist golden rule: "He who has the gold, makes the rules".
The American consumer has the gold, and the Chinese have tons of goods for sale on our retailers shelves. Probably so many goods, that it is not possible to boycott all Chinese goods cold turkey. 95% of all toys on the American market come from China! 95%!! They import guns that are sold to gansters! They flood the steel markets. Now look on every item you buy and be amazed and dis-mayed at how many have CHINA on them! We have lost control of our import markets!
That is not an insurmountable problem. If you absolutely need it and there is not a viable alternative - buy it.
However, if the item is luxury or a deferrable purchase - leave it on the shelf. If this boycott of Chinese goods is successful, two things will happen: 1) After our military personnel are released, there will be one hell of a sale. 2) Retailers having learned of the danger of their profits being held hostage to a international political situation, will diversify their suppliers and provide goods from alternative non Chinese sources.
I don't normally get involved in chain letters, however in this case, I am making an exception. I am sending 10 copies of this email. If everyone who in turn receives it did likewise, by the 8th generation, we would have sent this message 1 billion times. Who knows, we might even inspire a world wide consumer revolt against Chinese goods.
As JFK said, "Ask not what your country can do for you - but what you can do for your country." Stand up and be counted - pass along this email and Boycott China Now and join the Chinese Tea Party.
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