CAGW creates interesting political ad

Today Americans are streaming into the polls to cast their ballots in favor of their picks for various public offices.

Personally, I’m not voting because I never registered here in Ransom. I feel like I am failing my country by not performing my civic duty. I hate that I’m not voting, but I figure not voting is my punishment for not getting registered properly. Next time, I will be ready to cast my ballot.

Even so, I have been paying close attention to this election cycle.

By the end of tonight, some very interesting things should have occurred, but what has struck me the most this cycle was the vast array of political advertisements, specifically one produced by the group Citizens Against Government Waste.

Watch the video below:

As you can see, this video depicts a Beijing, China, professor lecturing to students in the year 2030. The professor, as the subtitles go, is explaining to the students why nations fail.

The United States of America is mentioned in his lecture.

The professor tells his students the United States attempted to spend and tax its way out of “a great recession.” This is closely followed by the professor explaining how China owned the United States’ debt, which means, according to the professor, the United States now works for China.

It’s a chilling video. Clearly it can be categorized as propaganda, but it does contain a morsel of truth.

China owns a lot of our debt. So that begs the question of what will happen to our country if we continue to increase our national debt by spending frivolously?

It may not end well for us.

If I were at able to vote today, this video would be weighing heavily on my mind. Maybe you will keep it in mind too.

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Todd R. Vogts, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of media at Sterling College in Kansas. Previously, he taught yearbook, newspaper, newsmagazine, and online journalism in various Kansas high schools, and he ran a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas. He continues to freelance as a professional journalist from time to time. Also, Vogts is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Journalism Education Association (JEA), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), among others. He earned his Master Journalism Educator (MJE) certification from JEA in 2022. When he’s not teaching or writing, he runs his mobile disk jockey service and takes part in other entrepreneurial ventures. He can be reached at or via his website at