Most likely yes.
For a long time already I refuse to work for Chinese companies, because I am under the impression that the Chinese are liars and thieves – they prove it globally on a daily basis (I wrote several times about “Chinese quality parts” in my Trek bike!) and on national TV proudly announce their acts as heroic deeds in the name of their motherland.
Since the American people have recently chosen to make a delusional psychopath King of America and that king (together with his billionaire buddies) has now declared war on life on planet earth – which includes the life of my four children! – I chose to recline work coming from America in my PERSONAL choice of NOT supporting people who try to kill the planet.
(Anyway, working in this industry for over 30 years has shown, that rates offered by American companies are the same like those offered by companies from Vietnam, Malaysia, India etc. Therefore I have the greatest trouble imagining that AMERICAN translators living in AMERICA can make a living on those slave rates.)
By reclining work offers from China and America I probably hurt myself more than anybody else. But knowing that these people are destroying the planet AND are enemies of freedom … I cannot bring myself to work with a clear consciousness for them. In this way I am also trying to prepare myself for the questions my grandchildren are likely to ask 20-30 years from now …
So, probably I AM crazy.
Usually I add one of many quotes I have on file to mail inquiries, like the following from Thomas Jefferson:
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation,
the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property
until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
Thomas Jefferson, 1802
(• Maybe “banking institutions/banks” should be replaced by “Trump and his billionaire buddies”)