March 8, 2014
The other day I overheard a woman say that since her husband works for the UAW they only buy Made in America. That is a wonderful sentiment, but on par with a belief in Santa Claus – magic on the surface, impossible upon rational reflection.
Ignoring the larger industries, let’s cover our most basic need beside water – food. I doubt Mrs. UAW takes that into account in her Made in America shopping agenda. Even if her family sticks to a regimented diet, one in which she spends hours at the grocery store scanning the shelves for the foodstuffs grown and raised upon our soil, they could never dine out – even fast food.
Like as not, we live in a world-wide (ecumenical) economy. Without a complete collapse of the comforts we enjoy that cannot change. A good portion of the foods you ingest coffee, tea, produce, and more are imported. Just like the pieces that go into making a UAW automobile. So, though you may release your bowels in the good old USA, even your poop is made up of imports.