The New Awakening

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By Jules Lombard

“The story of this blog is my story,” many of my readers have commented. I’ve gotten thousands of comments and most are thanking me profusely for voicing out their thoughts in a way that, they hope, will spur people in power to act on the main idea and small, corollary ideas advanced in this blog.  This blog has one simple idea, recycled over and over, the approaches coming in many different directions:

     People want their jobs back, jobs that have been lost to countries like China –            all in the name of globalization.

We are all expressing our deepest thoughts and sentiments here, we are not holding back.  And because we are now speaking as one, we can feel the power that we possess. We are the American Consumer. Our purchasing power is huge and we are waking up to that fact.  Manufacturers everywhere have known this all along and they want us to be their allies. True power resides in all of us.

We see ads on TV now claiming that the products advertised are Made in the U.S.A.  It is fashionable again to claim that manufactured items are American-made.  On the other hand, we see shirts emblazoned with:  Hollister – Southern California.  When you look at the tags, the Hollister shirts and hoodies are actually made in China, or Indonesia, or somewhere else. I am not accusing Hollister of deception.  I am gratified that they see fit to identify their products as from southern California even though those products are made in foreign countries.

Increasingly manufacturers want to claim that the products they are selling in the U.S. are American products, even though they are made elsewhere.  Times have really changed.

There is a collective urgency sweeping across our great country that demands that manufacturing – all kinds of manufacturing – must be done in the U.S. once again. We reject the theory, mainly espoused by pencil-necked ivory-tower economists, that jobs in low-technology manufacturing have been lost forever, never coming back.

These ivory-tower economists who work for the CEO’s who have outsourced millions of American jobs to other countries – mainly China – have been bamboozling us, telling us to concentrate instead on high-tech manufacturing where we supposedly have an advantage. President Obama bought what these pencil-necked economists sold to him and the result was a solar panels disaster (Solyndra) and other disasters waiting to happen.

Think of it, what have these CEO’s accomplished?  They have managed to increase their company’s profitability ten or more times because their production costs are at Chinese prices while they sell their products in America at American prices. So why are the CEOs making more than 700 times what average workers in their companies are making?  It doesn’t take any special talent to make tons of money by producing in China and selling in the U.S.

The CEOs and their economists tell us we must concentrate on high-tech manufacturing and leave the low-tech manufacturing to the Chinese and others.  But experience tells us that we cannot just concentrate on high-tech manufacturing because there are not enough jobs in those industries.  Besides, other countries, including China, are so far ahead of us in high-tech and we have a lot of catching up to do.

We must go back to basic, low-technology manufacturing.

Remember the Industrial Revolution? That Revolution, which started in Europe, was a manufacturing revolution. England and other European countries started mass producing consumer goods and the result was the greatest rise in standard of living the world had ever known.  As countries like the United States started manufacturing on a large scale, England started to fade as a manufacturing power. Now England is known as a nation of shopkeepers.

Does America want to become another England?

The comments I have been receiving from my readers say no, we don’t want to become another England. We want to bring manufacturing back to the U.S. All kinds of manufacuring: clothing, radios, TVs, cellphones, tires, furniture, shoes. You name it, we must manufacture it here.

Why is this important? Because manufacturing – specifically the manufacture of everyday products we find in our shopping malls – is the foundation of the American industrial revolution. If you remove the bulk of American manufacturing from our shores, you effectively pull the foundation out from under our industrial revolution.

What we have now is a country adrift, tossed around by monstrous storms such as China.  Chinese officials are going around telling the whole world that America is on the way down, sinking fast on its way to the bottom of the ocean.

Well, the Chinese are wrong.  We are going to take back the manufacturing that we lost to them.  And it’s going to happen soon.

When I read the comments of many of you, my readers, I sometimes get misty-eyed because a lot of you tell me that you have been thinking the same thoughts as I do but it is only now that you feel you have found a voice for your very own thoughts. I am humbled by all this. I promise you that I will continue to write about this subject until something is done.

We may not have to wait long. American consumers, now realizing that they are writing the obituary of their children’s future by patronizing products made in China and other countries, are beginning to demand that many of the products they buy must be made in the U.S.A.

If we as a country want a permanent solution to our horrendous long-term unemployment and underemployment problem, we must turn our desire to revive American manufacturing into a movement.

You my readers can start this movement by creating your own blogs, by writing your elected public officials, by badgering the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, by writing letters to the editors of newspapers across the country.

All with one message: We want our manufacturing jobs back. We want the jobs not only for ourselves but also for our children and for future generations of Americans. We don’t want jobs at Wal-Mart, Target and McDonald’s. We want to make things again. We want to make clothes, shoes, TVs, radios, small and large appliances. We want to make tires, bicycles, telephones, cell phones, plasterboard. We want to make the thousands of items that our parents used to make but are now made by the Chinese, the Indonesians, the Bangladeshis and people around the world who are willing to work for peanuts.

We reject the theory that cheap goods are good for everybody in the long run because people all over the world are able to buy more with their money. We reject this theory because we know that cheap goods are destroying American jobs. They are destroying European jobs. They are destroying jobs everywhere, while creating jobs in China and a few emerging economies. We are laying on the ground, playing possum, as the Chinese and others march toward economic dominance.

We Americans insist that if a foreign company or a multinational sells products in the U.S., 51% of those products must be made in the U.S. If those companies want to continue selling in the U.S., they must set up factories here. Or, they can do what they all do in China. They can use contract manufacturers.

Here’s an illustration of how contract manufacturing works. A Chinese company called Fox-Conn, which is a subsidiary of a Taiwanese company, makes more than half of all electronic products sold around the world.  It does this for nearly all the major brands found in shopping malls all over the world.

That company can easily set up an operation in the U.S. which will manufacture products for Apple, Vizio and other mass electronics manufacturers. We don’t care who own the factories, what we demand is that the factories are located in the U.S. and employing American labor once again.

The Apples, the Nikes, the GE’s, the Whirlpools, etc. can still sell their China-made products here in the U.S., but 51% of all the products they sell here must be made in the U.S. Either made by them, or made for them by contract manufacturers located in the U.S.

Other countries, especially the European countries, must insist on a setup similar to America’s.

If this happens, it will be the beginning of a new industrial revolution all over the world. This time we will get it right. There will no longer be Chinas in this world, countries that awaken economically by destroying manufacturing in other countries.

Under the new globalized economic order, every country’s manufacturing will be preserved. Every country will be making half of all the clothes, tires, TV’s etc. that are sold in their own markets.

The result will be a worldwide boom never before seen on this planet.

(Jules Lombard is a pen name.  He prefers to receive comments through the comments section of this blog.  But if the reader wishes to email him directly, his email address is Juleslombard88@gmail.com.  Because Jules Lombard receives so many comments and queries on his blog, he is able to respond to only a few of them.)

 

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