SS: Marco Rubio (right) was one of the senators who gave a speech in the Senate in which he said, “We set ourselves on the path to decline.” Then he continues to talk about the inequality between the United States and China, which weakens the interests of the United States, more than some economic facts that should raise dangerous red flags.
Say on the theoretical opportunity that the US leadership recognizes this threat and begins to shift gears to restore manufacturing capabilities to the United States. Could a plan like this succeed? The timeline for isolating this type of “disk” is nearly unbearable. The majority of the basic foodstuffs, medicines, and other essential items that make it possible to live in a functioning country are manufactured in China, US manufacturing is virtually non-existent, the logistics and “start-up” time, the workforce, and training itself is a nightmare.
Moreover, the endless bureaucratic spiral that would slow down this kind of process, not to mention the impact and pressure on the monkeys that would take place would be enormous.
My question is: With the current power that it poses at the present time, will the United States still be able to steer itself in a winnable direction?