In a column about China, Thomas L. Friedman wrote in the New York Times:
“To say China needs its own dream in no way excuses Americans or Europeans from redefining theirs. We all need to be rethinking how we sustain rising middle classes with rising incomes in a warming world, otherwise the convergence of warming, consuming and crowding will mean we grow ourselves to death.”
The man thinks that we have “rising middle classes” in the US and Europe, and that we are in danger of growing ourselves to death.
Can you imagine?
I wonder how many times that has ranked on Gallup’s “most important problem” poll. I’m guessing: never. Unless they called Friedman’s house.
“What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today?”
3) Federal Budget Deficit
4) Middle Class Growing Too Fast [Ha!]
5) Lack of Money
Everybody seems to agree that the American middle class is in deep trouble – except Friedman. And the guy included Europe! Has he seen Europe lately? You know, the land of perpetual austerity riots? Is there a “rising middle class” in Greece or Spain? And what about Italy where the people are going back to riding bicycles?
Friedman is worried that China’s middle class will grow too large. But can the parasite grow larger than the host? What will happen to China, India, and Mexico when the last good job is sucked out of the USA? Answer: they will crash and burn right along with us.
Friedman is a priest still preaching a discredited religion: globalism. He imagines himself a great prophet, spreading wealth all over the world. In reality, he is a fool preaching the modern equivalent that the world is flat, or that the Sun revolves around the Earth.
Perhaps the intellectuals who read the New York Times will stop lauding Friedman after the austerity riots begin here next year. Too bad it will take a disaster of that magnitude to see off this tired religion.