The American dream is not dead but whilst for some very bright Americans it is possible to make life changing amounts of money, for others it is more difficult to break through.
I have always believed that people in glass houses should not throw stones and that we should not seek to lecture the Chinese or anyone else about human rights unless we can honestly say that we are purer than the driven snow.
Clearly, we have engaged in draconian measures to deal with terrorists, both by legislation and other more nefarious activities.
Much of the legislation like the Patriot Act and the related snooping catches not just the people who should be in the cross hairs but all sorts of people who really should be left to go about their business.
It should be possible to eliminate grandmothers, small children and law abiding citizens and then focus relentlessly on jihadists, bogus imans, traitors and seditionists.
This can be done by closing down rogue mosques, cancelling their charitable status if the sermons preached there are not in accordance with the Koran or the law of the land.
Rogue imans, people who openly march and demonstrate for Global Caliphates are traitors whether they live here in the UK or in America or anywhere else.
The penalty for treason should be death and the penalties for sympathizers and seditionists should be internment and very hard labour under remote and austere conditions.
The Chinese are not saints but if we must lecture then we need to be a lot cleaner than we are and have the sense to do it sotto voce behind closed doors.
As things stand, both we and them have an interest in dealing with the threat posed by a Global Caliphate in the making.