(illustration by local artist, I paid a pretty penny for!)
Some of you may have had this experience either lately or some time ago,but it’s a fact that the country that supplies all our goods, just about, is also a country of very small people. Rather, compared to Americans they’re small. China.
Now, I have nothing against Chinese Americans in this country, at all. And I’m not going to say “some of my best friends are Chinese,” although some of my sisters best friends were always Chinese – and European, Japanese,and other countries.I happen to have a Chinese medical Dr., and he’s one of the best in the area.
I really don’t care if he were, Russian, Czechoslovakian, Filipino, or Scottish. Once you’re here and you become a citizen, you’re an American.that’s it. So I should say my doctor is “Chinese-American”.(I do draw the line at having a Christian scientist for a Dr. But that’s only logical.).
what we are talking about, here, is NATIONS. China, the nation, that we are indebted to up to our eyebrows and ink pots, and whose people have decided to take it out in real estate, and are buying up the United States land, in every single state, lock stock and barrel. And they’re moving in. And our federal government is letting them!
But I don’t want to stray from my point, and the title of this blog entry; since the Chinese in China are making all our goods, to a Chinese factory, an American with a size 10 foot, is going to end up with a size 8 SHOE, according to them.I should know, I’ve got some of the biggest feet in the country. Not really; I’m only a size woman’s 10, very narrow. I’ve always had trouble getting shoes, because my feet were so narrow, but now I’m having trouble getting shoes because my feet are so BIG.
I don’t know what the average American woman’s size foot is,but I do know that there are a lot of very very large and tall Americans, and a lot of us have big feet. I know women with size 11 feet, and I even have a friend with size 13 feet; these women cannot find any shoes their size now. And one main reason is, we have let go of all our shoe manufacturing, to Asian countries especially China. And they don’t want to make our size, in the shoes that they make for us.
I don’t know how the men are doing with their big feet here, but I know how us women are doing. Really rotten! Talk about starting a revolution over something trivial; not being able to find your shoe size is not trivial!
I happen to like those stupid plastic “crocs”, and since Payless got rid of “air walk” similar crocs, that were my size, I have had to scrape up the only comfortable, foam, croc like shoes that fit me, that are left. Namely, CROCS THEMSELVES..they are not exactly the same as “air walk”. They are more expensive, they are harder to find, and they come in very nasty colors. Reason being, if you have a size 10 woman’s foot, the only croc that will give you enough room, is a Navy size 12. And where do you think they get them from? GUESS.
this is what we did ; we gave up all of our manufacturing to other countries particularly China and Asian countries. We let them decide, what size shoes we wear. And when we have big feet, TOO BAD! If you’ve got big American feet, China does not care.
now you might say, “you should go try those European brands, you know that expensive stuff like Burches sells?” My answer to that is, the Europeans don’t make any bigger shoes for us, than any other Asian country. I know I’ve tried. I can’t even get a size 10 in women’s from those cute little expensive European shoe companies. If they do have very tall, large footed, gorgeous Scandinavian blondes, they don’t import those shoes over here for us.
After all, you have to remember Americans have become some of the physically largest and tallest people in the world.they say that it’s the FOOD. We’re supposed to be such a nutritious, and easily gotten food nation (that is changing of course, with the time) that we just naturally shot up like very high cornstalks. I hear that the GERMANS are tall. They don’t seem to be hawking their shoes over here either!
And thanks to the epidemic of obesity in America, you can get very large clothes here.but I dare you to go out and find a pair of shoes other than the brand name crocs, where you could actually get pretty big shoes. At least comfortable shoes.
so what does this tell you about China and its products it wants to sell us? That China, the nation, does not care if we have big feet, or big anything else, it doesn’t have to make them for us. And if China and Asia doesn’t make it for us, big shoes, nobody else is going to do it. Particularly the United States.YES, China can dictate to us, what size shoes we wear now, and get away with it.
Let’s examine that statement; China doesn’t care to make Americans big shoes, because maybe – – Americans aren’t going to be around forever, or for very much longer. At least, not with much money. And not the people in charge of America. That’s one way of looking at it.
Also, maybe products for Americans aren’t all that important anymore. So they don’t have to measure our feet, and give us the right size. They don’t give a shit. What ever they make, we have to take, or we get nothing.after all, we owe them tons of money, and they own the country, why the hell should they care if our shoes fit? They’re buying up all our real estate, and moving in, in plentiful numbers, so they only need to care about shoes for THEMSELVES.
Yeah, nobody over in China, cares if our feet need larger shoes, or cares about giving us those larger shoes. Let’s face it, to China, the average American is NOT IMPORTANT to their businesses any longer. That’s because, we’ve given up making anything for ourselves, that does fit us. That we can actually WEAR. And nobody on God’s green earth or in China, believes that we’re ever going to get back on our feet, and start making things for ourselves. No way!
to China, we have become the big, disabled, dumb, unproductive and totally helpless giant that they don’t have to cater to anymore.and as far as being Americans, we are over– with!the new realm, has already been moving in here, our federal government ignoring it, or actually just shipping them in here, and we’re not going to own our own land anymore either.
Never mind about SHOES; we won’t even have an America to LIVE IN anymore.you won’t own your house, or your car, or your piece of land, or your ranch or farm or factory, or your apartment. You won’t have any place at all in your own country. OOPS, I forgot it’s not your country anymore! First it started out with, Americans not having any jobs. Now it’s going to, Americans not having any LAND or REAL ESTATE.
It’s not so far ahead in the future; from not having any jobs, or businesses, or manufacturing, to not being able to get any shoes, right on into losing a country to live in.tell me I’m paranoid; and then go and get a real reckoning of just how much real estate is going to China, for them to live on, over here, more and more and more.
After all, real estate in China is very expensive. Over here, it’s being devalued to death. In Eugene, Oregon alone, you can’t sell your house, you can’t sell your land; it’s worthless. And if you do manage to sell it, they’re going to give you Peanuts for it.
There we have it; “the country that got devalued to death”. I read that, the same thing is happening in Australia, huge communities of rich Asians have moved in there, and built their own big living areas.when I talked to an Australian, last, they were very nervous about it.however, the Australian government has let it happen, and even helped all the Asians moved in.WHY? Because those Asians have lots and lots of money. They just bought the country.
Which leads me to another point; the American federal government doesn’t care what size its own people have, for shoes.the only thing our federal government cares about is, being polite and nice and doing anything they want, for the China that’s moving in here.
.what’s the word for “sabotaging your own people in their own country”? Didn’t they used to call them Benedict Arnolds? Well, it’s not for me to say, I have enough trouble finding big shoes.
Yes, I’ve given up politics, and I’ve decided to go in for cobbling shoes. At least as well as I can. I guess I would suggest that Americans and American companies, start going back to making shoes particularly for AMERICANS, because nobody else is going to..
Don’t ask the federal government to do it! When was the last time that the federal government ever did anything for you, instead of for IT SELF?now you get the picture. As long as you’re counting who’s on your side, if you’re an American, one bunch you can cut out ,is the FED.the FED is like the nation of China; they don’t care what shoe size we Americans wear, they just care about getting those taxes, and bending forward, and kissing the small feet of China.
it’s about time we figured out, in America, who is on the side of all we big feeted, tall, obese, and really really stupid, Americans. We haven’t figured it out yet , have we?in a way we have. A huge percentage of us have decided that the NRA is correct, and a ton of us have gone out, bought firearms, ammunition, taken shooting lessons, armed ourselves to the teeth,and supported Pro – gun laws, and rejected anti-gun laws.
because instinctively we do know what’s going on. It just hasn’t gotten all the way to the front of our brains yet.
it has however, got to our emotions. ANGER, more anger, lots of anger. You can practically hear it smoldering sometimes. Because at this point it’s suppressed, but that doesn’t mean anything.I can often feel it SIMMERING, like the heat of summer, when it’s really really hot, and everybody’s nerves are in shreds. (although of course, nobody in Washington DC, has got any comprehension.)
BIGGER TAXES.no jobs; higher costs of food; higher costs of everything. But those few jobs available, lower wages. And it’s the trend of the future. At least it is for we Americans who haven’t been going around, buying up all the real estate in the country.if ever there were, a country out of total balance, it is the United States right now.
giving up on finding a pair of shoes that still fit, they can still afford to buy.and instead, going out and buying a whole lot of firearms. Because we don’t make our own shoes anymore. And I guess this country is not ours anymore either. Tsk.tsk. Too bad.
(Sandramina, still wearing her old, big, falling-apart “Air-walks” and wishing in vain, Payless would go back to making them, sturdy and BIG.–And in THIS COUNTRY for a change.) 😦 🙂