Thursday, July 13, 2006

You are Now Entering the Twilight Zone

The term “doi moi” mean “renovation”. Since the inception of Vietnam’s “doi moi” policy of 1986, a mere 11 years after the country was taken over by communist rule, Vietnam has been attempting to broaden its horizons. This has happened both on an economical front through trade and exports, and on a relational front through tourism and imports. Today Cargo Connection Logistics Holding, Inc. (OTCBB: CRGO) (BERLIN: CD6) (FRANKFURT: 217026) announced their role in this effort. In conjunction with PIL Logistics, cargo will begin to be moved from the United States to and from Vietnam in a number of major ports on the west and east coasts of America.

This strikes me as being one of life’s ironies. In this day and age we are putting tracking devices into human beings to monitor their whereabouts in order to subvert terrorists, and the word “privacy” is interpreted loosely in our nation. Yet, we seem to be oblivious to huge business deals being made in the open that will connect former bitter enemies at numerous ports in huge cities across our country at our most vulnerable area: our coastline. This is not to say that we should increase our suspicions, adopt an isolationist policy, or withdraw from all foreign markets that do not model our Democratic idealism. It is to say that perhaps our political witch-hunting does not extend to the sacred capitalist value of making a bigger and better deal.

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