That’s right, the online shopping company that calls itself Select-A-Vision is hocking “Official Licensed Products Of The Us Amy” manufactured in China.
In light of the anger and disappointment our country’s Olympic uniform ignited, this seems especially unwise. We’ve all heard it before, a “true patriot” buys USA only; to do otherwise is seen as a betrayal, a slap in the face to our economy. As for the military, well, you can’t even criticize our oppressive and greedy occupations of other countries without being labeled as a traitor and accused of not “supporting the troops.” The (perfectly reasonable) question “Are we doing more harm than good? Isn’t it time we back off?” sends many people, especially righties, into a frothy rage. So how is it that the very institution that prides itself on it’s rigid nationalism is allowing their marketing products to be produced overseas by slave labor?
Genuinely shocked and intrigued by this, I began searching for other military products made in China, hoping that I wouldn’t find anything.