I don't think he's paranoid. I don't know if he's dead-on, but I do believe this is not the same US I grew up in. Especially Cali.., escuse me, Kalifornia. I was born and raised near Bakersfield and it has held on to some of the traditional values, but I now live in San Jose and I'm remided daily of the lack of pride in being an American.
Anyway, rant over.
What I wanted to say is that we are all guilty when it comes to all the foreign goods being sold here. Americans want a lot of "stuff" and we want it cheap. However, we aren't willing to work for cheap to make it, so it's sourced offshore. Until we all refuse to buy imported goods, it's only going to get worse. I'm no expert on global economy, but I can't see how this current trend is good.
Since that's never, ever going to happen, what do we do? I'm not asking that to say I have an answer, I'm asking it because I would like to see some positive change here in our country. I'll pay more for goods if I know they are made here. Maybe I won't have so much "stuff" but then again maybe I'm indirectly protecting my job, and therefore my ability to buy stuff, by purchasing US made goods.
For starters I guess I better go sell my Toyota Highlander, my Tikka Hunter, my Springfrield Armory XD 40 and my son's CZ. Oh, and all of my bikes, and the parts on them, most of my shoes and clothing. Does my Beretta 96 count? It's made in the USA, but the parent company was an Axis power.
Man, I think I may be left with a belt and an old picture frame.
Honestly, what can you and I do?