As we've reached a stalemate in our military conflict with China, which is what a "Cold War"is, we must still proceed with an understanding of the key dividing lines between the two sides.
Both sides agree that the future of the conflict involves technology. Computers, Artificial Intelligence, Space, etc.
However, we must be careful. Nations are not the only adversaries. The are competing ideas, and competing companies.
For example, in the tech world, we know there are mobile devices, and there are fixed computers, such as desktops.
The issue here is not so much the capabilities of these technologies, but the fact that desktop computers are founded on the Windows Operating System of an American Company, Microsoft.
ALL tech companies rely on labor in cheaper Asian countries. With Microsoft, I know they've had a substantial investment in India; whereas Apple has had factories in China.
Google, we know is based in parts of the former Soviet Union.
England, we know still relies on Chinese labor markets.
So we see different governmental policies with regards to the use of desktop computers v mobile devices within the continental United States. The ability of American Citizens to develop a website exclusively with mobile devices is restricted, not so much by technology limitations of mobile devices, but due to the affiliated companies that are aligned with the territorial integrity of the American Homeland.
Additionally, we must be careful when separating Asian "companies" or "technologies" -- such as bitcoin itself -- with the underlying countries.
Whereas American companies often conduct business that is contrary to the defense objectives of our government, you should assume that Chinese-affiliated companies NEVER act in conflict with the wishes of the home country. This might suggest that the Chinese-based companies answer to the government in CHina, just as some Catholics may answer to the Pope in Rome.
Here, we must be careful about the risk of ethnic cleansing policies within the territorial United States.
In the war of ideas, our strength is the promise to immigrants from oppressive regimes that, through the gradual assimilation into the American economy, there is a real chance of freedom from the unforgiving parent country.
Not only the transition into purely American income sources, but also western ideas about freedom, described win part in our Constitution, but also in the underlying God v Science battle that is fundamental to the communist/capitalist divide.
Many have become skeptical of this type of American patriotic talk in recent years. However, we should each look in the mirror with regards to our own experiences.
If you believe that you have advanced yourself spiritually, and gained more freedom over time, within Western Society, how can you suggest that people from other parts of the world, even China, are incapable of similar personal advancements? It is unlikely, in my opinion, that a truly free person would deny the capacity of any individual to follow the established path towards personal development. In fact, it is my hope, in a future article, to map out the exact milestones involved.
Of course, most Americans would not deny that immigrants really do want to become part of American society, suggesting both loyalty and acceptance; but some Americans are stuck in xenophobic ideas based of lack of exposure to modern day immigrants who bleed in the colors of the Red, White and Blue.
We can never again tell immigrants that our people are horrible. We can never suggest that the promises of our freedoms and our Biblical faiths were outright lies.
Additionally, we might take a moment to reflect on recent personal disputes or break-ups. In the context of this article, you might consider that some personal disagreements have only been caused by the fact that we represent different companies during a high stakes economic cold war. If not for this economic conflict, you might get along very well on a personal level with a person you see as your adversary.
We have to make choices on whether we want to climb the economic ladder or the "personal relationship" ladder. Choosing to participate in corporate battles necessarily restricts our personal lives.
It's a fine line to walk between our responsibilities to defend our homeland and our inherent, God-given aversion to conflict with each other. In my opinion, the farther away we are from the actual battlefields of war, the better off we are.
We must remember that, for people all the way from Russia to Hawaii , and South of our Border, acceptance of American Authority is contingent on the elimination of the idea that there are "Two Americas"; or "Two sets of rules".
We cannot even lie with a straight face anymore when trying to convince immigrant workers that the western idea of volunteerism, for example, is honorable, when faced with the history of Thanksgiving itself.
About the Creator
Samir Goradia grew up in Queens, New York, and attended The Bronx High School of Science/
He resides in Bakersfield, California, where he is involved in the transition to Commercial Space Travel; and also disaster relief with FEMA.