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WHAT HAPPENS TO PRIVACY WHEN CHINA HAS PERSONAL DATA AND THE SOCIAL GRAPH OF NEARLY EVERYONE IN THE US?
Published: February 15, 2020..

The speech by US Attorney General William P. Barr hardly seems earth-shattering. But buried within its business-like announcement of the indictment of four Chinese military hackers, there is the following statement, which has huge implications for privacy:

For years, we have witnessed China’s voracious appetite for the personal data of Americans, including the theft of personnel records from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the intrusion into Marriott hotels, and Anthem health insurance company, and now the wholesale theft of credit and other information from Equifax...

The first of the intrusions that Barr mentions took place in 2014, but was only revealed in November 2018, when Marriott Hotels admitted that it had discovered there was unauthorized access to its Starwood guest reservation database. The system held details of 500 million guests, and Marriott said that for around 327 million of these guests, the information included some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences. Four years is plenty of time to exfiltrate all those details.

In February 2015, the second-largest health insurance company in the US, Anthem, said that the account information of as many as 80 million customers had been subject to unauthorized access. Information held on the system included names, birthdays, medical IDs, Social Security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data, according to USA Today.

In April 2015, the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) discovered that it, too, had been subject to unauthorized access for at least a year. As a detailed Wired feature on the incident explains:

The hackers had first pillaged a massive trove of background-check data. As part of its human resources mission, OPM processes over 2 million background investigations per year, involving everyone from contractors to federal judges. OPM’s digital archives contain roughly 18 million copies of Standard Form 86, a 127-page questionnaire for federal security clearance that includes probing questions about an applicant’s personal finances, past substance abuse, and psychiatric care. The agency also warehouses the data that is gathered on applicants for some of the government’s most secretive jobs. That data can include everything from lie detector results to notes about whether an applicant engages in risky sexual behavior.

In September 2017, Equifax admitted that sensitive personal information of 147.9 million US citizens had been compromised. According to Equifax, its core credit reporting databases were unaffected, but the following data had been accessed:

Most of the consumer information accessed includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, in some instances, driver’s licenses. In addition, the following information was also accessed:

Credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 consumers; and

Certain dispute documents, which included personal identifying information, for approximately 182,000 consumers were accessed.

On March 1, 2018, we disclosed that the incident also impacted partial driver’s license information for approximately 2.4 million U.S. consumers.

Any one of those losses of important personal data would be serious. Taken together, they are catastrophic. The information they provide is ideal for committing identity fraud, and naturally this was the first thought of the companies involved. For example, Anthem stressed “there is no evidence that any data impacted by the cyber attack has ever been sold or used to commit fraud”, and offered “two years of credit monitoring and identity protection services to all individuals whose data may have been impacted.”

But now that Barr has officially linked the four incidents to the Chinese government it is clear the potential damage is far worse than simply financial losses. Given that a state actor was behind the intrusions, not common criminals, it seems unlikely that the information will be exploited simply to make money. The combined data gives China something much more important: the key details of most adults in the US. Not all of those individuals will be of interest to the Chinese government, although it will be pleased that it now has a database for the whole country. But for those most of interest it has far more highly sensitive information.

The OPM hack gave access to details of 18 million US citizens working in positions of power. In addition to basic personal information, the Chinese government also knows about their personal finances, past substance abuse, psychiatric care – maybe even risky sexual habits. Those are precisely the details that are useful in order to apply pressure or even blackmail people. Even if most resists such threats, the numbers involved are so large that a small percentage acquiescing to China’s demands would be a serious threat to US national security.

Things are even worse than they seem from the above. A post on this blog last month noted how easy it was for Clearview to scrape 3 billion images for facial recognition purposes, and that state actors could easily do the same. This means that China can probably assign a face to most of the personal files it has harvested in the four hacks discussed above. It is also interesting that in December last year the Pentagon warned military personnel against using at-home DNA tests. One reason for doing so is that it is only a matter of time before the companies providing such tests are targeted by foreign powers in order to gain access to the highly-revealing DNA profiles they hold in order to add them to their database of US citizens.

Finally, it is worth noting that the Chinese government has made AI a priority for its researchers and companies. It is easy to imagine the entire database of exfiltrated data on US citizens being fed into powerful AI systems to extract the social graph of everyone in the US: who they are related to, who they have social connections with, who they have travelled with. The patterns that emerge would give the Chinese government unprecedented insights into the workings of US society at the deepest level.

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Head Fake - Real NWO Will Be Imposed by the East
April 21, 2019

HenryMakow

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Rockefeller with Zhou Enlai - 'the first Premier of the People's Republic of China. Zhou was China's head of government, serving from October 1949 until his death in January 1976'.

The West is a decoy for the erection of the real NWO by the East After the defeat of the West in a World War

The alt media have cast the "East" as the good guys but in fact, it is Russia and China who have been tasked with installing the New World Order (Communism.) We are being demoralized to embrace our "saviors." "Multipolar power" masks the usual suspects.

"They scripted nothing less than to entirely invert the old images of East and West, so that the Western peoples lose their self-image as moral and libertarian, with this virtuous image being transferred to the East and the West (especially the USA) being imaged as despotic."

In the Controversy of Zion, Douglas Reed quotes Lenin from his 'collected works': The World War (1914-1918) will see the establishment of Communism in Russia; a second world war will extend its control over Europe, and a third world war will be necessary to make it worldwide"

by Andy
(henrymakow.com)

In a recent article, I outlined how the Synagogue of Satan had scheduled three world wars to install a totalitarian New World Order, with a Jewish Messiah as their crowning ensign of victory.

The majority of the Alt-Media are fighting against an 'evil Western cabal' that they believe are working to bring in a New World Order, thinking that the East stands with them in solidarity. This belief is deception. The ugly truth is that the fight of the Alt-Media against the 'evil Western cabal' aids the design of the Synagogue to bring in the New World Order via the East.

The Synagogue recognised that the West has a morally superior view of itself and a long tradition of liberty. This was a strong barrier to the Western population assenting to combine with the East in world government. Therefore, utilising their octopus of global control, they scripted nothing less than to entirely invert the old images of East and West, so that the Western peoples lose their self-image as moral and libertarian, with this virtuous image being transferred to the East and the West (especially the USA) being imaged as despotic.

In implementation, as Daryl Bradford Smith said in an interview in 2013;

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"The US government has been working very hard globally for two decades to ruin the reputation of America and destroy any goodwill it had in the world. They are working to turn the USA into an 'evil empire' as the Soviet Union was formerly portrayed". archive

On the other hand, the image of the East has markedly improved in recent decades (especially through the dissimulation of Chabad Lubavitch lackey and crypto-Jew Vladimir Putin).

This narrative is excellently identified on the 'redefininggod.com' website, together with the total script;

THE TWO NWO'S

"The key to understanding the globalists' strategy in implementing the New World Order is to understand that there are actually two NWOs: a Western-fronted decoy New World Order and a BRICS-fronted real New World Order. Once you understand how and why the globalists created them and played them against each other, all of the confusing information floating about the mainstream and alternative media will start making sense. This BRICS-fronted New World Order is nothing more than the old United Nations Complex with a phoney 'under new management' sign hanging in front.

For people to embrace the New World Order, they have to see it as the SOLUTION to their problems, not the SOURCE of their problems. And in order to get folks to see it that way, the globalists are having their Western minions create all kinds of mischief so their Eastern minions can step in and save everyone. So in...

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(Kissinger & Mao)

Step 1: The globalists have released the Western hounds on everyone, and they are mauling us with theft, oppression and war.
Step 2: They've had their faux-truther/controlled-opposition press screaming to everyone that the hounds are coming after us so we'll get scared and look for safety.
Step 3: They are having their BRICS minions step up and save us from the hounds. Welcome, saviors!
http://redefininggod.com/understanding-the-nwo-strategy/

Identifying the narrative in action, the author further states;

"You will know that a commentator is talking about this REAL NWO when he or she uses words with the prefix 'multi-'......such as "multilateral".

Accordingly, here is an excerpt from a recent speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; Russia Says 'New World Order' Being Formed.

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"Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declared today that the Western, liberal model of society is dying, and a new world order is taking its place. Clearly, multipolarity and the emergence of new centers of power in every way requires efforts to maintain global stability and search for a balance of interests and compromises, so diplomacy should play a leading role here," Lavrov went on to say. According to him, global development is guided "by processes aimed at boosting multipolarity and what we call a polycentric world order."

"The US and its allies are trying to impose their approaches on others," Lavrov noted. "They are guided by a clear desire to preserve their centuries-long dominance in global affairs although from the economic and financial standpoint, the US - alone or with its allies - can no longer resolve all global economic and political issues," he said.

"In order to preserve their dominance and recover their indisputable authority, they use blackmail and pressure. They don't hesitate to blatantly interfere in the affairs of sovereign states."
https://tsarizm.com/news/eastern-europe/2019/04/12/russia-says-new-world-order-being-formed/

Add to this, the speech of Chinese President Xi at the Davos forum in 2017 (with his thinly-veiled knock of the USA);

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"Today, mankind has become a close-knit community of shared future. Countries have extensive converging interests and are mutually dependent. All countries enjoy the right to development. At the same time, they should view their own interests in a broader context and refrain from pursuing them at the expense of others. We should adhere to multilateralism to uphold the authority and efficacy of multilateral institutions. We should honor promises and abide by rules. One should not select or bend rules as he sees fit. The Paris Agreement is a hard-won achievement which is in keeping with the underlying trend of global development. All signatories should stick to it instead of walking away from it, as this is a responsibility we must assume for future generations."

To finish off the moral reputation of the West and to crush its libertarian spirit, they have scripted a WW3 scenario that will in cause, be the fault of the West. The Eastern design of the script has been delineated by American analyst J. R Nyquist here;
http://www.jrnyquist.com/strategic-significance.html

And Bahman Nassiri, an Iranian freemason now whistle-blower, identifies the core of the Western script here;
"He said the Eagles' master plan is to set the entire Middle East on fire through revolutions, social unrest, and wars. Mr. Nassiri told Trunews that Syria will be the last war 'before the big war' which will target Iran.


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(Jiang Zemin served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2002)

Mr. Nassiri said he fears the attack on Iran may erupt into World War III. He said the secret society's master plan calls for turning the entire Middle East into a seething hotbed of hatred for the USA and Israel."
http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/1690772108.html

At the conclusion of WW3, with guilt and defeat corralling Western assent to world government, here more brilliant understanding of the author of the redefinggod website;

"Another function of the Western decoy is to serve as the scapegoat for all the damage that was done while the globalists were erecting the real NWO. By blaming the Western NWO for all the evils we've seen for the past 100+ years - and then getting rid of it -- they are hoping the real NWO will start with a clean slate in the public eye."

Hence, I have said previously that under the plan of the synagogue, likely Putin and Xi will at some stage reveal the crimes and conspiracies of the West as 9/ll etc., in pose of them being shining liberators of Westerners from the 'evil Western cabal'.

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CONCLUSION

The Synagogue has created a massive geopolitical mirage by their peddling of the 'East good/West bad' narrative, which is fundamental to legitimise their New World Order. In aid of this design, the Synagogue anticipated that some people would identify and protest the Western illegal wars, false flags, corruption etc.

Therefore, to add mud to Western reputation, they have not impeded exposition of the works of an 'evil Western cabal' seeking world domination, but employed it and likely sponsor some of it (eg. Infowars, Assange). Furthermore, as things stand, when the West is blamed for WW3, truthers will be neutralised in believing an 'evil Western cabal' was at work to create a New World Order, and this 'cabal' will seemingly have been defeated.

The spotlight on the crimes of the 'evil western cabal', is aiding their 'East good/West bad' narrative. Immediately, the Alt-Media needs to recognise the conspiracy as global, reveal its design and telegraph the imminent perils of WW3.

"Casting away the Synagogue's programming of 'antisemitism', in (ironic) strategy as King David with Goliath, they must sling their stones at the head of the conspiracy, which is the synagogue. For the world to be free, the power of the synagogue must be removed!
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Related --- China is the Model for NWO

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Breitbart Intellectual Property Theft articles

 

A U.S. federal indictment unsealed on Thursday charged Chinese telecom giant Huawei and four of its subsidiaries with “a pattern of racketeering activity” that included stealing trade secrets from other corporations.

... The 16-count indictment was filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The defendants include subsidiaries Huawei Device Co. Ltd, Huawei Device USA Inc., Futurewei Technologies Inc., and Skycom Tech Co. Ltd. ... The indictment charged Huawei with implementing a bonus program to brazenly reward employees who stole valuable information from other companies..... Some of the charges DOJ has been trying to get Meng Wanzhou extradited to face in U.S. court pertain to concealing the link between Skycom and Huawei. On Monday, DOJ filed another bombshell indictment against China, charging four People’s Liberation Army officers with hacking the Equifax credit reporting agency in 2017 and stealing personal information on 145 million Americans. ...

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NSO Group
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search NSO Group Technologies Ltd. Nso-group-logo.png Type Private Industry Surveillance technology Founded 2010; 10 years ago Founders Niv Carmi Omri Lavie Shalev Hulio Headquarters Herzliya, Israel Key people Shalev Hulio (CEO)[1] Products Pegasus Owner Novalpina Capital Omri Lavie Shalev Hulio Website www.nsogroup.com
NSO Group Technologies (NSO standing for Niv, Shalev and Omri, names of company's founders) is an Israeli technology firm whose spyware called Pegasus enables the remote surveillance of smartphones. It was founded in 2010 by Niv Carmi, Omri Lavie, and Shalev Hulio.[2][3][4] It employed almost 500 people as of 2017, and is based in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv.[1][5][6]

Annual revenues were around $40 million in 2013 and $150 million in 2015.[2][7] In June 2017, the company was put up for sale for $1 billion by Francisco Partners Management.[5] Founders Lavie and Hulio, partnering with European private equity fund Novalpina Capital, purchased a majority stake in NSO in February 2019.[8]

NSO claims that it provides "authorized governments with technology that helps them combat terror and crime".[9] According to several reports, software created by NSO Group was used in targeted attacks against human rights activists and journalists in various countries[10][11][12], was used in state espionage against Pakistan[13], and played a role in the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Kashoggi.[14] In October 2019, instant messaging company WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook sued NSO under the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

Contents
1 History
2 Technologies
2.1 Pegasus spyware
3 See also
4 References
5 External links
History
NSO's founders are ex-members of Unit 8200, the Israeli Intelligence Corps unit responsible for collecting signals intelligence.[9] The company's start-up funding came from a group of investors headed by Eddy Shalev, a partner in venture capital fund Genesis Partners. The group invested a total of $1.8 million for a 30% stake.[15][2]

In 2012, the government of Mexico announced the signing of a $20 million contract with NSO.[2] In 2015, the company sold surveillance technology to the government of Panama. The contract became the subject of a Panamanian anti-corruption investigation following its disclosure in a leak of confidential information from Italian firm Hacking Team.[16]

In 2014, the American private equity firm Francisco Partners bought the company for $130 million.[17] In 2015 Francisco was seeking to sell the company for up to $1 billion.[7] The company was officially put up for sale for more than $1 billion in June 2017, roughly ten times what Francisco originally paid in 2014.[5] At that time, NSO had almost 500 employees, up from around 50 in 2014.[5]

Citizen Lab researchers reported in October 2018 that they were being targeted by undercover operatives connected to NSO. An AP report on the incident could not find direct evidence connecting the operative surveillance of Citizen Lab's researchers to NSO, and NSO has denied any involvement.[18][19]

In early February 2019, one of the operatives targeting Citizen Lab researchers was identified as Aharon Almog-Assouline, a "former Israeli security official living in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Hasharon."[20][21]

On February 14, 2019, Francisco Partners sold a 60% majority stake of NSO back to co-founders Shalev Hulio and Omri Lavie, who were supported in the purchase by Novalpina Capital.[8] Hulio and Lavie invested $100 million, with Novalpina acquiring the remaining portion of the majority stake, thus valuing the company at approximately $1 billion.[22] The day after the acquisition, Novalpina attempted to address the concerns raised by Citizen Lab with a letter, stating their belief that NSO operates with sufficient integrity and caution.[23]

In April 2019, NSO froze its deals with Saudi Arabia over a scandal alleging NSO software's role in tracking slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the months before his death.[24]

In May 2019, messaging service WhatsApp alleged that a spyware injection exploit targeting its calling feature was developed by NSO.[25][26] Victims were exposed to the spyware payload even if they did not answer the call.[27] WhatsApp told the Financial Times that "the attack has all the hallmarks of a private company known to work with governments to deliver spyware that reportedly takes over the functions of mobile phone operating systems."[28] NSO denied involvement in selecting or targeting victims, but did not explicitly deny creating the exploit.[26] In response to the alleged cyberattack, WhatsApp sued NSO under the CFAA and other US laws in a San Francisco court on October 29.[29] WhatsApp stated that the exploit targeted 1,400 users in 20 countries, including "at least 100 human-rights defenders, journalists and other members of civil society".[30][31][32]

NSO employees had complained to WhatsApp about improved security, according to the court filings by WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook: "On or about May 13, 2019, Facebook publicly announced that it had investigated and identified a vulnerability involving the WhatsApp Service (CVE-2019-3568). WhatsApp and Facebook closed the vulnerability, contacted law enforcement, and advised users to update the WhatsApp app. Defendants subsequently complained that WhatsApp had closed the vulnerability. Specifically, NSO Employee 1 stated, 'You just closed our biggest remote for cellular . . . It’s on the news all over the world.'"[33] WhatsApp has also alerted the 1,400 targeted users. At least in one case, the surveillance was authorized by a judge.[34]

In April 2020, NSO group said that hacking of 1400 WhatsApp users including journalists and human rights activists, was following the alleged abuses carried out by its government clients. However, the firm did not disclose the name of its clients, which as per Citizen Lab includes Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Morocco, and Mexico.[35]

Technologies
Pegasus spyware
Main article: Pegasus (spyware)

It has been suggested that this section be merged with Pegasus (spyware). (Discuss) Proposed since September 2019.
Early versions of Pegasus were used to surveil the phone of Joaquín Guzmán, known as El Chapo. In 2011, Mexican president Felipe Calderón reportedly called NSO to thank the company for its role in Guzmán's capture.[36][37]

The Israeli Ministry of Defense licenses the export of Pegasus to foreign governments, but not to private entities.[38]

On August 25, 2016, Citizen Lab and Lookout revealed that software known as Pegasus, created by NSO, was being used to target human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor in the United Arab Emirates.[11] Mansoor informed Citizen Lab researchers Bill Marczak and John Scott-Railton that his iPhone 6 had been targeted on August 10, 2016, by means of a clickable link in an SMS text message.[9][39]

Analysis by Citizen Lab and Lookout discovered that the link downloaded software to exploit three previously unknown and unpatched zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS.[40][41] According to their analysis, the software can jailbreak an iPhone when a malicious URL is opened, a form of attack known as spear phishing. The software installs itself and collects all communications and locations of targeted iPhones, including communications sent through iMessage, Gmail, Viber, Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram and Skype. The software can also collect Wi-Fi passwords.[9] The researchers noticed that the software's code referenced an NSO Group product called "Pegasus" in leaked marketing materials.[6] Pegasus had previously come to light in a leak of records from Hacking Team, which indicated the software had been supplied to the government of Panama in 2015.[16] The researchers discovered that Mexican journalist Rafael Cabrera had also been targeted, and that the software could have been used in Israel, Turkey, Thailand, Qatar, Kenya, Uzbekistan, Mozambique, Morocco, Yemen, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Bahrain.[9]

Citizen Lab and Lookout notified Apple's security team, which patched the flaws within ten days and released an update for iOS.[42] A patch for macOS was released six days later.[43]

In 2017, Citizen Lab researchers revealed that NSO exploit links may have been sent to Mexican scientists and public health campaigners.[44] The targets supported measures to reduce childhood obesity, including Mexico's "Soda Tax."[45]

In July 2017, the international team assembled to investigate the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping publicly complained they thought they were being surveilled by the Mexican government.[46] They stated that the Mexican government used Pegasus to send them messages about funeral homes containing links which, when clicked, allowed the government to surreptitiously listen to the investigators.[46] The Mexican government has repeatedly denied any unauthorized hacking.[46]

In June 2018, an Israeli court indicted a former employee of NSO Group for allegedly stealing a copy of Pegasus and attempting to sell it online for $50 million worth of cryptocurrency.[47]

In October 2018 Citizen Lab reported on the use of NSO software to spy on the inner circle of Jamal Khashoggi just before his murder. Citizen Lab's October report[48] stated, with high confidence, that NSO's Pegasus had been placed on the iPhone of Saudi dissident Omar Abdulaziz, one of Khashoggi's confidantes, months before. Abdulaziz stated that the software revealed Khashoggi's "private criticisms of the Saudi royal family," which according to Abdulaziz "played a major role" in Kashoggi's death.[18] In December 2018, a New York Times investigation concluded that Pegasus software played a role in the Kashoggi's murder, with a friend of Khashoggi stating in a filing that Saudi authorities had used the Israeli-made software to spy on the dissident.[49] NSO CEO Shalev Hulio stated that the company had not been involved in the "terrible murder", but declined to comment on reports that he had personally traveled to the Saudi capital Riyadh for $55 million Pegasus sale

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Pegasus

Telegraph.uk
The software has allegedly been used to remotely target users over WhatsApp, and has recently been reported to have the capability to break into users cloud storage on services like Google Drive and iCloud.

It is the flagship software of Israeli private security company NSO Group Technologies, a company that deals in “chilling” hacks to spy on smartphones.

The software is described by NSO co-founder Shalev Hulio in suitably mythic terms. Pegasus is the company’s “Trojan horse” that could be sent “flying through the air to devices” and infiltrate them, he says.

Founded in 2010, the Herzliya headquartered company is currently valued at $1bn and employs 500 cyber security experts. Hulio, the company’s chief executive, spent his time in the army in a search and rescue unit, before creating the company with Omri Lavie.

NSO’s website says it develops spying technologies to help “government agencies prevent and investigate terrorism” saving “thousands of lives”.

But according to human rights agencies, cyber security experts and Middle East activists spoken to by The Telegraph, the company’s technology is linked to efforts to crack down on activists and journalists in the region.

It is accused of allowing its tool to be used to target activists and create a virus able to infiltrate WhatsApp, a messaging app used by 1.5 billion people. That spyware gives hackers full access to a target’s phone, including their camera and microphone.

“The NSO are no amateurs at this and stop at nothing,” says Jake Moore, a cybersecurity specialist at Slovakian security firm Eset.

According to Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, NSO’s Pegasus software has been detected in 45 countries. In six states at least, members of civil society had become targets, Citizen Lab says.

And increasingly, companies like NSO have been used as a diplomatic sales pitch to Israeli neighbours in the Middle East and the Gulf.

While Israel has no formal diplomatic relations with its Gulf Arab neighbours like Saudi Arabia, the two sides have drawn increasingly close in recent years and are cooperating on a range of security issues.

The relationship is driven partly by their shared opposition to Iran. But it is also fueled by the Arab states’ interest in acquiring Israeli security technology like NSO’s spyware, which they see as a powerful tool against terrorists but also political dissidents.

The company does not deny that it provides its services to Saudi Arabia, although it says strenuously that its technology was not used against Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post journalist murdered by Saudi operatives last year.

However, Saudi intelligence agencies armed with NSO spyware appear to have gone after several of Khashoggi’s associates. Among them is believed to be Iyad el-Baghdadi, an Arab freedom activist. The CIA recently warned that Mr Baghdadi was being targeted by Saudi Arabia.

Mr el-Baghdadi said he was careful about his digital safety and never clicked links to try to keep his devices free from NSO spyware. “But then they upped their delivery mechanisms, including what we just found about Whatsapp, to the point that it’s impossible to keep yourself safe,” he told The Telegraph.

In May, NSO was accused in a court filing of “chilling attacks” on human rights activists by Amnesty International. The campaign group is calling for an export ban on NSO’s technology to prevent it being used for breaches of the human rights act.

Amnesty pointed to one of its own researchers who it believed had been targeted by NSO technology. A source close to Amnesty said it believed the attack originated from Saudi intelligence forces. A separate attack was also detected against a UK lawyer working on a human rights abuse case in Mexico.

For its part, NSO’s chief executive Hulio says the company has performed tests to ensure its products were not used in the murder of Khashoggi, which he called “a shocking murder”, according to Israeli news site Ynet.

NSO says it strictly vets its clients and would not allow its tools to be used against activists. It said its technology is “solely operated by intelligence and law enforcement agencies”. It has also said its tools are not used for “hacking or mass-collection” from cloud services.

But el-Baghdadi and Amnesty lawyers have both called on Israel to support a tighter control on NSO technology, to prevent it being sold to oppressive regimes. But the prospect of change seems unlikely. For el-Baghdadi, it will be up to technology companies to use full legal force in dealing with these hacking arms deals.

“I think the tech companies themselves need to be extremely concerned about this. Someone has to tell this company to back off,” he said.

While most ordinary people can happily keep using WhatsApp without fear of being spied on by a foreign state, for el-Baghdadi, that is a daily risk. “I am continuing under the assumption they could hack me at any moment,” he says.

An NSO spokesman said: “We investigate any credible allegations of misuse and if necessary, we take action, including shutting down the system. Under no circumstances would NSO be involved in the operating or identifying of targets of its technology, which is solely operated by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. NSO would not or could not use its technology in its own right to target any person or organization, including this individual.”

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NYTimes forced to hand over trade secrets

The trade deal that President Trump will sign on Wednesday includes commitments by China to curtail practices that American firms complain put them at a disadvantage and force them to hand over valuable intellectual property to Chinese firms, according to several people with knowledge of the deal.

Those concessions, along with China’s agreement to buy $200 billion worth of American goods and to allow greater access to its markets, are expected to be announced at a White House ceremony for the signing of the long-awaited trade deal.

As part of the agreement, China has promised to punish Chinese firms that infringe on or steal corporate trade secrets, satisfying a concern of American businesses. China will also refrain from directing Chinese companies to obtain delicate foreign technologies through acquisitions, including halting purchases by state-owned enterprises that “harm” American interests. American officials say Beijing has used the practice to leap to the forefront of advanced industries, like semiconductors.

Another primary concern of American companies — a requirement that they turn over technology as a condition of doing business in the country — is also addressed in the deal. China has agreed not to force companies to transfer technology, which it has done by requiring joint ventures with Chinese firms and forcing companies to license their intellectual property at low prices.

Trump administration officials say the deal to be signed on Wednesday is only the first step in talks that are expected to help cool tensions between the world’s two largest economies and start to stabilize relations after more than a year of escalating threats from both sides. Mr. Trump has said the second phase of the agreement would be negotiated “at a later date.”

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Communist tactics

This section of Discover The Networks focuses on the strategies and tactics employed by the left in pursuit of its political and social objectives. A few examples are briefly outlined below.

A) Particularly noteworthy is the Cloward-Piven Strategy, which was first proposed in a 1966 article by Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven. This strategy seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading various government bureaucracies with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse. In their article, Cloward and Piven focused specifically on the American welfare system, charging that by providing a social safety net, the government was dousing the fires of rebellion. The authors advised the poor to avoid the temptation of being placated by government hand-outs, and to work, instead, toward the goal of sabotaging and destroying the welfare system entirely. Toward that end, Cloward and Piven proposed a “massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls.” The authors calculated that by persuading even a small fraction of potential welfare recipients to demand their full entitlements, they could bankrupt the system. The result, they predicted, would be “a profound financial and political crisis” that would unleash “powerful forces … for major economic reform at the national level.”

The Cloward-Piven strategy is an example of what are commonly called Trojan Horse movements — initiatives whose outward purpose is to provide material help to the downtrodden, but whose real objective is to draft poor people into service as revolutionary foot soldiers.

B) A legendary figure in the playbook of leftist tactics is the late Saul Alinsky, a Communist/Marxist fellow-traveler who identified a set of very specific rules that ordinary citizens could follow as a means of gaining public power. “[W]e are concerned,” Alinsky said, “with how to create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people … We are talking about a mass power organization which will change the world … This means revolution.” But Alinsky’s brand of revolution was not characterized by dramatic, sweeping, overnight transformations of social institutions. As author Richard Poe puts it, “Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties.” Alinsky advised organizers and their disciples to quietly, subtly gain influence within the decision-making ranks of these institutions, and to introduce changes from those platforms.

C) In his book The Vision of the Anointed, sociologist Thomas Sowell identifies a four-stage strategy that the left has used repeatedly in order to promote its agendas:

Stage 1, The “Crisis”: Some situation exists, whose negative aspects the anointed [leftists] propose to eliminate. Such a situation is routinely characterized as a “crisis” … even though evidence is seldom asked or given to show how the situation at hand is either uniquely bad or threatening to get worse. Sometimes the situation described as a “crisis” has in fact already been getting better for years.
Stage 2, The “Solution”: Policies to end the “crisis” are advocated by the anointed, who say that these policies will lead to beneficial result A. Critics say that these policies will lead to detrimental result Z. The anointed dismiss these latter claims as absurd and “simplistic,” if not dishonest.
Stage 3, The Results: The policies are instituted and lead to detrimental result Z.
Stage 4, The Response: Those who attribute detrimental result Z to the policies instituted are dismissed as “simplistic” for ignoring the “complexities” involved, as “many factors” went into determining the outcome. The burden of proof is on the critics to demonstrate to a certainty that these policies alone were the only possible cause of the worsening that occurred. No burden of proof whatever is put on those who had so confidently predicted improvement. Indeed it is often asserted that things would have been even worse, were it not for the wonderful programs that mitigated the inevitable damage from other factors.
D) After World War I, two leading Marxist intellectuals, Antonio Gramsci in Italy and Georg Lukacs in Hungary, both concluded, independently of one another, that Western culture and the Christian religion had so blinded the working class to its true, Marxist class interests, that a Communist revolution would be impossible to carry out in the West without first destroying both of those institutions. Gramsci laid out a strategy for destroying Christianity and Western culture by conducting, in an orderly fashion, a “long march through the institutions” – where Marxists would infiltrate the schools, the media, the churches, the labor unions, the major political parties – i.e., every institution that could influence the culture. This process would sabotage American society from the inside, and would require decades to fully unfold. Lukacs, for his part, proposed the use of “cultural terrorism” to destroy his own country’s traditional sexual morals – and thereby contribute mightily to the downfall of its traditional culture and Christian faith.

In the 1920s, a wealthy young Marxist named Felix Weil was influenced by Lukacs’ ideas. Weil responded by establishing a new think tank at Frankfurt University in Germany. Originally it was to be called the Institute for Marxism, but its founders convinced Weil to give it a more neutral-sounding name, so as to conceal its true objectives and thereby increase its effectiveness. Thus was born the Institute for Social Research, also known simply as the Frankfurt School.

In 1934 the Institute for Social Research relocated to the U.S., where it was instrumental in the development of “Critical Theory” as a means of “negating” Western culture. Critical Theory was a method that called for subjecting every traditional institution — the family, the schools, the churches, the criminal-justice system, the media, the economy, the political system — to a bombardment of unremitting, scathing criticism. The ultimate aim was to cause those institutions to collapse under the weight of this criticism, rendering them vulnerable to exploitation and transformation by the Marxists. In recent decades, Critical Theory has become the basis for the various “Studies” departments — Women’s Studies, Black Studies, Whiteness Studies, Chicano Studies — that now inhabit American colleges and universities

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How Obama Revolution Came to America ... AIM

by Robert Chandler on April 6, 2009
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Editor’s note: This material has been excerpted, edited and updated from one chapter of Robert Chandler’s important new book, Shadow World, published by Regnery. Call 1-888-219-4747 to order. It represents the kind of investigative reporting we desperately need but fail to get from the major media.)

S. Steven Powell wrote in his 1987 book, Covert Cadre, that the revolutionary activity advocated by Marxist Antonio Gramsci involved the need to “infiltrate autonomous institutions—schools, media, churches, public-interest groups—so as radically to transform the culture, which determines the environment in which political and economic policies are played out.” Or, as Carl Boggs, author of Gramsci’s Marxism wrote, “the role of revolutionary theory is to create the foundation of a new socialist order precisely through the negation and transcendence of bourgeois society.” This “transcendence of bourgeois society,” Boggs explains, was the basis for Gramsci’s first priority—“the multi-dimensional transformation of civil society.”

­The key to Gramsci’s formula for revolution centered on the idea of breaking what he called the “hegemony” or mind-control exercised by the ruling capitalists over the masses. Bourgeois societies were ruled, Gramsci believed, by educating the citizenry that their accommodation of the moral, political, and cultural values defined by the governing system was in their best interests. Hence, Gramsci designed a “reversal strategy” that would silently challenge the existing culture and value-systems that dominated bourgeois governance. That is to say, his formula was based on an ideological struggle that would transform a whole range of activities in civil society, including Judeo-Christian values, the family, schools, unions, and politics and popular trust in the existing government.

There are ten easy steps toward a progressive-socialist-Marxist civil society: change the popular consensus; destroy Christianity, the traditional family, and existing social mores; transform the culture; install a radical Left mind-control; attain political power; impose strict control of the military and law enforcement; restrict freedom; socialize the economy; erase American sovereignty; and embrace a world without borders.

Four political arenas have been constructed by the progressive-socialist-Marxist Left to “format” or erase America’s collective brain and install a mind-control program into what is to become a robotic America of theological radicalism, socialist unionism, radical community-state politics, and the “Shadow Party” owned and operated by billionaires such as George Soros.

Subverting The Moral Order

Antonio Gramsci’s formula for socialist revolution in capitalist countries is focused on “corruption of their Christian cultural basis,” Malachi Martin writes. Neither political penetration nor military superiority, Martin says, will bring the capitalist West to its knees. The Christian cultures of these countries are the ties that bind the people in all aspects of society. Hence, Gramsci counsels his followers, Martin says, to join the capitalists in all aspects of life, from “their profession of ethical and religious goals” to their family needs and all social issues affecting their lives. But Gramsci had a catch, Malachi Martin explains: Gramsci admonished his followers to “let the entire effort be solely by man for man’s sake… Make sure man never repeats the famous cry of German philosopher Martin Heidegger: I know that only God can save us.”

­Gramsci realized that Christian culture had to be undone quietly, carefully, and over time. Stealth and passivity would serve as key principles of the war on Christian culture and open the door for progressive-socialist-marxist mind-control.

Antonio Gramsci foresaw an increase in the complexity of civil society that would occur over time in the most advanced capitalist countries. Carl Boggs explains Gramsci’s view that this hegemony or “socialization process” extends throughout society and is the means through which people internalize the dominant free market and its democratic values. It follows that the progressive-socialist-Marxist Left’s struggle against the dominant liberal democracy is a “precondition for socialist transformation.”

This requires a confrontation at all levels of society to undermine, weaken, and replace traditional American values in the schools, media, family, and unions with Gramsci’s socialist ideals. “To conduct this universalized hegemony,” Boggs writes, “means to transform repressive consciousness into a liberating one that makes socialist politics at a mass level possible—the central focus of any thorough-going cultural revolution.”

­Major elements of American organized labor have imported the alien doctrine of Antonio Gramsci as a guiding light for its socialist ideological struggle against the traditional American way of life. For American progressive-socialist-marxist syndicalists, labor unions are a tool for use in transforming capitalism into a society run by working people who are guided secretly by agents among the leadership.

It should not be surprising, therefore, that organized labor in the United States has shifted its main focus from the worker and his/her needs to progressive-socialist-marxist politics. For union leadership, their efforts are all about power—power for themselves, social power, and political power. Five U.S. labor unions stand out from their efforts of making socialist politics possible at the mass level by applying the imported ideals of Italy’s Marxist Antonio Gramsci: AFL-CIO, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), National Education Association (NEA), and American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

Of these five leading unions, only the members of the AFL-CIO operate primarily in the private sector. The other four are centered more on government employees, insulating themselves from the vagaries of the free market.

Attacking Corporations

­The move toward embracing Gramsci’s formula is a result of the 1960s radicals having come of age. The late Michael Harrington gave intellectual and organizational leadership to labor unions and other societal elements that preserved an alliance with the remnants of the New Left in the Democrat Party and Democratic Socialists of America. SDS’s Paul Booth, for instance, coordinated student support for a United Auto Workers slate and marshaled some two thousand students in the Chicago region in support of the union. Booth, like other Leftists, highlighted General Motors “nastiness.”

One can track members of the 1960s radicals, Students for a Democratic Society, and the New Left into key leadership positions in several labor and teachers union positions. These aging radicals have not given up on remaking America. “A new politics must include a revitalized labor movement; a movement which sees itself, and is regarded by others, as a major leader of the breakthrough to a politics of hope and vision,” explains the 1962 Port Huron statement of the Students for a Democratic Society. “Labor’s role is no less unique or important in the needs of the potential political strength, its natural interest in the abolition of exploitation, its reach to the grass-roots of American society, combine to make it the best candidate for the synthesis of the civil rights, peace, and economic reform movements.”

Gramsci understood that a revolutionary undertaking in a bourgeois society like the United States could proceed only from a sound “philosophical base” and an “ongoing political involvement.” According to editor Bernie Horn’s commentary in the “Progressive Agenda for the State 2008,” which was prepared by the radical Left’s Center for Policy Alternatives, “most Americans are progressive on most issues.” But, Mr. Horne adds, “most Americans also support traditional conservative principles—limited government, lower taxes, free markets, and personal responsibility.” The way out of this conundrum, he suggests, is to alter the balance of power by espousing “an attractive progressive philosophy.” That is a socialist philosophy. Since “progressive” is but a euphemism for “socialism,” the Left once again promises a full blast of political denial and deception, propaganda and disinformation in “framing the future.”

Two major influences have helped shape these policies over the years: Antonio Gramsci’s cultural transformation formula and Saul D. Alinsky’s radical community organizing methods.

Several radical Leftist groups are dedicated to bringing the progressive-socialist-marxist message to prepare Americans for socialist governance. One of the most important radical organizations dedicated to peddling socialism to Americans at the community and municipal level is the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), and it has close relations with organized labor. ACORN was founded by Wade Rathke, who organized draft resistance for the Students for a Democratic Society in the 1960s.

Barack Obama was a community organizer for the progressive-socialist-Marxist ACORN before becoming a practicing lawyer, entering politics, and running for President.

The Shadow Party

Operating from the impact of Antonio Gramsci’s revisionist Marxism of cultural transformation as a precondition to achieving political power, and the radicalism of the New Left’s continuing focus on the politics of neighborhoods and state legislatures and union political power at the national level, an infrastructure, or a “solar system of organizations,” has been created that promises to bring socialist governance to America. These mind-control efforts have been designed to create a false reality for the American people. Pounded incessantly by propaganda tricks, false images, and denial of truth, many Americans understandably see only the contrived negative images of traditional culture, societal norms, and contrived historical “truths” that were spoon fed to them so carefully by progressives-socialists-Marxists.

Carl Boggs sees the “ideological-cultural struggle and political action “as part of a long-range political strategy. It is a thorough-going cultural revolution that sets out to transform all dimensions of everyday life and establish the social-psychological underpinnings of socialism before the question of state power is resolved. And that brings up George Soros.

­Said to be the world’s thirty-eighth richest man, George Soros possesses about $7 billion in net worth, $11 billion in investments, and his foundations disperse more than $400 million a year for a variety of causes ranging from euthanasia and abortion to legalization of recreational drugs and Left-wing political power building. His political philosophy is drawn from some rather balmy ideas about “open societies” expressed by Karl Popper, under whom Soros studied in 1948 at the notorious left-wing London School of Economics. For Professor Popper, an atheist, nothing was “self-evident.” Drawing on Popper’s teaching, Soros concluded that the U.S. Declaration of Independence, rather than based on so-called “self-evident truths,” is but a statement of “our imperfect understanding” of the world around us. Hence, America’s founding documents are disposable in what Soros believes is our godless society.

Moreover, for Soros, “the state can be an instrument of oppression.” Soros argues for development of an interdependent world based on the principles of open society. This requires fostering “open society within individual countries and international laws, rules of conduct, and institutions to implement these norms.” But, since nation-states contradict a development of international open society, the impulse for change must come from “citizens living in open societies” who “recognize a global open society as something worth sacrifice.”

To create the “Age of Open Society,” Soros’ vision would require terminating U.S. sovereignty, disposing of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights, or at least significant amendments to make them square with open society norms, and reforming the United Nations to facilitate a world socialist governance with the new social-political institutions to enforce its principles, such as the International Criminal Court.

It should not be surprising that Soros’s Open Society Institute lavishes huge sums of cash on U.S. progressive-socialist-Marxist civil society entities. By fastening himself like a leech to the progressive-socialist-movement, Soros’s open society dream sucks the life-giving blood from the Gramsci advances toward America’s cultural transformation. By his infusion of large sums of money, and persuading other plutocrats to contribute as well, Soros is moving toward a “take down” of the United States through control of the Democratic Party and its progressive-socialist-marxist candidate whose hidden payback agenda is foreordained: move forward on the open society initiative.

Soros made his political move to ally himself with these organizations in forming “Shadow Party” as the control-center inside the Democrat Party. A secret meeting was held on July 17, 2003, at Soros’ Southampton beach house on Long Island, and Morton H. Halperin was present. He had been hired by Soros a year earlier to head the Washington office of the Open Society Institute, a part of the global network of institutes and foundations located in fifty countries around the world. Halperin made a name for himself by waging open war against the U.S. national intelligence agencies, while director of the Center for National Security Studies in 1974 and the American Civil Liberties Union from 1984 to 1992.

The Soros Plan

After licking his wounds and completing a damage assessment of what went wrong in 2004, when his candidate John Kerry lost the presidency, Soros turned to winning the 2008 presidential election through his clandestine Shadow Party tucked away inside the Democrat Party. A secret meeting was held in Scottsdale, Arizona, in the spring of 2005. Seventy well-heeled potential donors listened intently while George Soros laid out a five-year plan to create a network of think tanks, media outlets, and training centers to promote his own special blend of progressive-socialist-marxist politics. Those at the secret meeting, calling themselves the “Phoenix Group,” focused initially on three main goals: creating progressive-socialist-Marxist think tanks, training centers for the young progressives, and media centers.

Political Power

Perceptions are being shaped through a combination of propaganda, disinformation, denial and deceit by the radical left, which has seized control of the Democrat Party. The model is based on Antonio Gramsci’s ideas to first prepare the “masses” for a change in political power by transforming American culture.

The “real” Obama is the “chosen one” for the far-Left progressives-socialists-marxists. Disciples of the Gramsci Left supported Obama’s campaign with millions of dollars to fund a massive propaganda and disinformation campaign. In the end, however, Obama was exposed as a puppet of the far Left, an agent of influence for the Gramsci formula of transforming American culture and leading hard-working Americans toward a comfortable embrace with socialism-Marxism.

Obama speaks eloquently of post-racialism but he belonged to a church that embraces Black liberation theology. For twenty years, Obama sat in a pew on Sundays to listen to the vile anti-White, anti-America oratory pouring from the mouth of the Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

Obama associates William Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn were both high profile Weathermen as a result of their bombing activities. For a time, Bernardine, who called herself a “Communist revolutionary,” was one of the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” fugitives from justice. Neither Ayers nor Dohrn apologized for their destructive tactics. The Weather Underground’s terrorist tactics may have occurred some thirty or forty years ago, as Obama plaintively explained, but a photograph of William Ayers stomping on a U.S. flag in August 2001 depicted in Susan Braudy’s book Family Circle offers clear evidence that Ayers remains very much a vicious and untrustworthy America-hater.

Ayers and Dohrn are members of the string of far-Left, hate-America cultists stretching from Antonio Gramsci and the New Left of the 1960s and 1970s to the present day. They are an aging clan in search of disciples to pass on the “tear down this government” torch. The aging radical Left has anointed Obama to become a leader of the successor generation of progres-sives-socialists-Marxists.

“Social justice,” as defined by the progressive-socialist-Marxist Left, can be achieved only through confrontation with bourgeois society. A monumental piece of who Barack Obama really is was shown in a private meeting with potential donors in San Francisco. Addressing the challenges he faced in securing the support of working-class voters, Obama told the well-heeled liberals gathered that “it’s not surprising…that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

William Kristol quickly recognized the historical and dogmatic roots of Obama’s “cling to…religion” as a reflection of Marx’s famous statement on religion: “Religious suffering is at the same time an expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of a soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.” Kristol says that Obama let “the mask slip.”

Barack Obama in reality is the progressive-socialist-Marxist soldier hiding inside a Trojan Horse. He is the one who slips out of the wooden horse to open America’s gates to a horde of socialists-Marxists intent on swarming the federal government and carrying out a family-destroying, religion-busting, freedom-infringing cultural revolution and an extended political dominance over the entire country

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Rense

The Zionist Communist Takeover Of
America - 45 Declared Goals

By Jeff Rense
4-24-18
On January 10, 1963, the House of Representatives and later the Senate began reviewing a document entitled 'Communist Goals for Taking Over America.' It contained an agenda of 45 separate issues (attacks and techniques) that, in hindsight, were quite shocking then and equally stunning today.

Over the last 50 plus years since this list was introduced in the House, many things have changed, among them that the Soviet Union is gone and Communism isn't mentioned by the controlled MSM anymore. Why? Because the founders of Communism, World Zionism, is now the dominant force in the Western World and controls virtually every major geopolitical, social, cultural and commercial aspect of our existence.

Most importantly, about 27 of the 45 Communist (Zionist) Goals on the original list have been or are being achieved. (History has largely retired the other 18). These remaining 27 items will…or should…shock you. It is essential to also understand that world Zionism CREATED Communism, took down Russia, set up the Soviet Union and created two World Wars in which over 100 million died. Whether the term is ‘Communism' or 'Bolshevism' or ‘Socialism' or ‘Marxism' they all emanate from one source - World Zionism. That must never be forgotten.

So, as you read through this list, understand and never forget that these goals, most now 100% implemented, are all ZIONIST goals.

Here, in part, are the most blatant Zionist Communist achievements listed in that original list of 45 Goals. Read this group very carefully…these are the most sweeping, revolutionary, devastating and deadly Goals on the list from 1963. ( I will list all original 45 further down the page.)

Here we go...

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

11. Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

27. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

 

THESE are the key Communist Goals on the list and demonstrate clearly how America has been subverted and torn apart from the inside out. You can see the entire, original list of 45 down below…a list that was entered into the Congressional Record in 1963. - Jeff Rense

Comment From Founders' America

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12-7-2 Jeff...adding a couple of my own numbers...

46. Import anti-white racists from the Third World, via an open-borders policy, then force their integration to divide and conquer white Western civilization in North America.

47. Feminize men and disarm both the citizenry and military; especially disarm white males.

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Cloward-Piven Strategy ... Discover the Networks

This section of Discover The Networks focuses on the strategies and tactics employed by the left in pursuit of its political and social objectives. A few examples are briefly outlined below.

A) Particularly noteworthy is the Cloward-Piven Strategy, which was first proposed in a 1966 article by Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven. This strategy seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading various government bureaucracies with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse. In their article, Cloward and Piven focused specifically on the American welfare system, charging that by providing a social safety net, the government was dousing the fires of rebellion. The authors advised the poor to avoid the temptation of being placated by government hand-outs, and to work, instead, toward the goal of sabotaging and destroying the welfare system entirely. Toward that end, Cloward and Piven proposed a “massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls.” The authors calculated that by persuading even a small fraction of potential welfare recipients to demand their full entitlements, they could bankrupt the system. The result, they predicted, would be “a profound financial and political crisis” that would unleash “powerful forces … for major economic reform at the national level.”

The Cloward-Piven strategy is an example of what are commonly called Trojan Horse movements — initiatives whose outward purpose is to provide material help to the downtrodden, but whose real objective is to draft poor people into service as revolutionary foot soldiers.

B) A legendary figure in the playbook of leftist tactics is the late Saul Alinsky, a Communist/Marxist fellow-traveler who identified a set of very specific rules that ordinary citizens could follow as a means of gaining public power. “[W]e are concerned,” Alinsky said, “with how to create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people … We are talking about a mass power organization which will change the world … This means revolution.” But Alinsky’s brand of revolution was not characterized by dramatic, sweeping, overnight transformations of social institutions. As author Richard Poe puts it, “Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties.” Alinsky advised organizers and their disciples to quietly, subtly gain influence within the decision-making ranks of these institutions, and to introduce changes from those platforms.

C) In his book The Vision of the Anointed, sociologist Thomas Sowell identifies a four-stage strategy that the left has used repeatedly in order to promote its agendas:

Stage 1, The “Crisis”: Some situation exists, whose negative aspects the anointed [leftists] propose to eliminate. Such a situation is routinely characterized as a “crisis” … even though evidence is seldom asked or given to show how the situation at hand is either uniquely bad or threatening to get worse. Sometimes the situation described as a “crisis” has in fact already been getting better for years.
Stage 2, The “Solution”: Policies to end the “crisis” are advocated by the anointed, who say that these policies will lead to beneficial result A. Critics say that these policies will lead to detrimental result Z. The anointed dismiss these latter claims as absurd and “simplistic,” if not dishonest.
Stage 3, The Results: The policies are instituted and lead to detrimental result Z.
Stage 4, The Response: Those who attribute detrimental result Z to the policies instituted are dismissed as “simplistic” for ignoring the “complexities” involved, as “many factors” went into determining the outcome. The burden of proof is on the critics to demonstrate to a certainty that these policies alone were the only possible cause of the worsening that occurred. No burden of proof whatever is put on those who had so confidently predicted improvement. Indeed it is often asserted that things would have been even worse, were it not for the wonderful programs that mitigated the inevitable damage from other factors.
D) After World War I, two leading Marxist intellectuals, Antonio Gramsci in Italy and Georg Lukacs in Hungary, both concluded, independently of one another, that Western culture and the Christian religion had so blinded the working class to its true, Marxist class interests, that a Communist revolution would be impossible to carry out in the West without first destroying both of those institutions. Gramsci laid out a strategy for destroying Christianity and Western culture by conducting, in an orderly fashion, a “long march through the institutions” – where Marxists would infiltrate the schools, the media, the churches, the labor unions, the major political parties – i.e., every institution that could influence the culture. This process would sabotage American society from the inside, and would require decades to fully unfold. Lukacs, for his part, proposed the use of “cultural terrorism” to destroy his own country’s traditional sexual morals – and thereby contribute mightily to the downfall of its traditional culture and Christian faith.

In the 1920s, a wealthy young Marxist named Felix Weil was influenced by Lukacs’ ideas. Weil responded by establishing a new think tank at Frankfurt University in Germany. Originally it was to be called the Institute for Marxism, but its founders convinced Weil to give it a more neutral-sounding name, so as to conceal its true objectives and thereby increase its effectiveness. Thus was born the Institute for Social Research, also known simply as the Frankfurt School.

In 1934 the Institute for Social Research relocated to the U.S., where it was instrumental in the development of “Critical Theory” as a means of “negating” Western culture. Critical Theory was a method that called for subjecting every traditional institution — the family, the schools, the churches, the criminal-justice system, the media, the economy, the political system — to a bombardment of unremitting, scathing criticism. The ultimate aim was to cause those institutions to collapse under the weight of this criticism, rendering them vulnerable to exploitation and transformation by the Marxists. In recent decades, Critical Theory has become the basis for the various “Studies” departments — Women’s Studies, Black Studies, Whiteness Studies, Chicano Studies — that now inhabit American colleges and universities.

* Part D is adapted from “Who Stole Our Culture?” (by William S. Lind, May 24, 2007)

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Haaretz

Weapons and Ideology: Files Reveal How China Armed and Trained the Palestinians
Chairman Mao identified the Palestinian cause as an important way of combating imperialism in the Middle East. Documents from the 1960s show how far China went to support the guerrilla groups’ armed struggle

By Shaina Oppenheimer Aug 04, 2019
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In the early 1980s, Israeli forces stormed several Palestine Liberation Organization command posts in southern Lebanon, seizing a wide array of documents detailing various military operations. Among the papers were letters orchestrating the PLO’s dispatch of officers to East Germany, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Pakistan, India, North Korea and China for military training from the mid-’70s.

Hidden among the letters was a three-page manual for handling and assembling explosives. The pages detail (in Mandarin) how to build mines using barbed wire, cement, gunpowder and other materials.

The instructions arrived in Lebanon in one of several shipments of Chinese arms to the PLO that took place in the ’60s and, according to documents obtained by Haaretz, were part of a greater Chinese effort to support the Palestinian liberation movement.

Shortly after the creation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Beijing (then more widely known internationally as Peking) recognized the State of Israel. However, by the ’60s, the communist regime started to enjoy warmer relations with the Palestinians, seeing the Palestinian struggle through the lens of a larger fight against imperialism.

In the ’60s and early ’70s, China supplied large quantities of arms to various Palestinian guerrilla groups at no cost. Israeli intelligence valued the Chinese weaponry provided to the Palestinians between 1965 and 1970 at $5 million (about $33 million today, adjusted for inflation). Rifles, hand grenades, gunpowder, mines and other explosives were among the arms supplied. Initially, China provided secondhand rifles and machine guns manufactured in the Soviet Union. However, by 1967, the Palestinians were seemingly fighting almost exclusively with Chinese-made weaponry.

Instructions on how to assemble explosives, written in Mandarin, seized by Israeli forces in the early 1980s.
In addition to supplying arms, China also provided ideological inspiration and military training to PLO members. A letter obtained by Haaretz — dated March 26 but no year — documents four PLO units being urged to dispatch officers for an intensive summer commander’s course in China. It seems the officers were sent to a military academy in Nanjing. Although the number of officers receiving such training probably wasn’t more than a few dozen, it was nevertheless the start of a years-long private agreement to provide arms and training to the PLO.

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In 1970, Yasser Arafat was quoted in the Peking Review as describing China as “the biggest influence in supporting our revolution and strengthening its perseverance.” Between 1964 and 2001, the Palestinian leader went to China on 14 separate official visits. Indeed, by the ’80s, Chinese homes had become accustomed to images of Arafat on their televisions, stepping off a plane dressed in his trademark military uniform and kaffiyeh.

“Arms supply was a kind of Chinese gesture to show Palestinians they support them,” Prof. Emeritus Yitzhak Shichor from the Department of Asian Studies at Hebrew University tells Haaretz. According to Shichor, the PLO didn’t actually do much with those arms. Had it carried out an attack that killed many civilians, for example, the implications would have been very different. Not only did the weapons remain largely unused in serious military operations, but the amount of arms supplied were beyond what the Palestinians needed, Shichor says.

The Chinese instructions that came with the explosives contained blank columns to document the devices’ effectiveness once assembled. Interestingly, those columns were never filled in and there is no hard evidence to know how or if the explosives were used.

Chinese aid was “a political statement, and not much more than that,” says Prof. Meron Medzini from the Department of Asian Studies at Hebrew University. China had a much larger interest in providing arms as a kind of gateway for its own foreign interests, he says.

Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat at a front line area in Jordan, September 25, 1969. He would become a familiar figure on Chinese television screens. AP
However, historian Lillian Craig Harris has argued the opposite, writing in the Journal of Palestine Studies in 1977 that “without such aid, the PLO might not be the politically powerful organization it is today.”

Harris suggested that the aid provided was an overlooked point in history in which China — unlike other “half-hearted” nations such as the Soviet Union — consistently advised the Palestinians and truly invested in their revolutionary cause.

In 1960, China sent financial aid via Syria to what it noted as “the Palestinian nation,” which was meant to help refugees in their first attempt to support an organized Palestinian population. After the first Arab League summit, held in Cairo in January 1964, support for Palestine in the Chinese media grew.

A letter urging PLO units to dispatch soldiers for summer training in China.
Soon, the Chinese began to express clear support for the Palestinians and public demonstrations were held in Beijing. On May 15, 1965, China celebrated Palestine Solidarity Day for the first time — and would continue to do so until 1971.

China became the first non-Arab country to establish relations with the PLO after it was founded in 1964, and the PLO’s first chairman, Ahmad Shukeiri, made the first of many delegation trips to China in March 1965, Harris writes.

During the trip, it was understood that the PLO would set up a mission in Beijing and the Chinese would support the Palestinian cause “by all means,” according to a joint statement published during the visit. However, it had been at Shukeiri’s initiative that a Palestinian delegation travel to China, that a PLO mission be opened and — according to him — that China would supply the PLO with military aid and training, notes Harris.

It was this meeting that prompted Israel to back Taiwan over the People’s Republic in a UN vote, hoping to send a message to China that its support for the PLO was unwelcome.

China began exporting arms to the region soon afterward. They most likely entered through Iraqi ports, with the plan being for them to be forwarded via Syria to Palestinians in Lebanon and Jordan. However, these Arab states opposed the Chinese shipments — seemingly from a fear of angering the Soviet Union — and reportedly seized several Chinese vessels. On one occasion in 1970, a Chinese ship loaded with a large quantity of munitions was seized by Syrian forces in Latakia, Shichor tells Haaretz.

Members of the Red Guard holding up books and images of Chairman Mao Zedong, Beijing, September 14, 1966. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Exporting Maoism to the Middle East

In the late ’60s, the attention given by the Chinese to the Palestinian struggle was the most significant of any nation other than neighboring Arab states.

As relations with the PLO were cemented, Beijing also began cultivating national liberation movements as part of a local, strategic front against imperialism, aiming to revolutionize both China and neighboring countries. Communist parties influenced by Chairman Mao Zedong began to emerge in Malaysia, Vietnam, India and, most notably, the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

A chart detailing various deployments of PLO fighters for military training.
“Helping the Palestinians had implications for all of the Middle East and all Arab countries,” says Shichor. China regarded the Middle East as a crucial region to launch its battle against imperialism. It especially saw the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the result of an imperialist struggle with other, external forces, and that it could use it as a strategic point-of-entry to open diplomatic relations with neighboring countries.

If China could help the Palestinians during a time when pan-Arab sentiment was sweeping the entire Middle East and Muslim countries beyond, it could win the goodwill of many, Shichor explains.

Chairman Mao was also looking to promote his theory of Third Worldism (aka Maoism) — an anti-imperialist ideal that looked to create new democracies through a union of the masses. This also made the Palestinian cause the perfect stage to demonstrate his revolutionary Maoist ideologies.

Fighters from the Palestine Liberation Army holding high Chairman Mao's works to express their respect and love for the Chinese communist leader in 1967. © Sovfoto / Universal Images Gr
In March 1965, Mao famously told a PLO delegation: “Imperialism is afraid of China and of the Arabs. Israel and Formosa [Taiwan] are bases of imperialism in Asia. You are the front gate of the great continent, and we are the rear. They created Israel for you, and Formosa for us. ... The West does not like us, and we must understand this fact. The Arab battle against the West is the battle against Israel. So boycott Europe and America, O Arabs!”

China sought to reach out to the PLO not only as a source of support, but as a fellow ally in the same struggle.

At the height of the Sino-Soviet conflict in the ’60s, China found itself isolated from the United States and the Soviet Union, both of whom also supported Israel — and thus began to look to the Third World. Supporting the Palestinian cause was also a way of offsetting the Soviet Union’s growing power in the Middle East.

The financial cost for China to act as the PLO’s arms dealer was insignificant in comparison to what it gained: regional and global recognition, and a means of spreading the People’s Republic’s ideology. “To China, this was a very good opportunity to do a number of things: To be anti-America, anti-Israel, anti-imperialist, to export the revolution and to create and pose a challenge to the Russians,” Medzini explains.

Mao’s books “Problems of Strategy in China’s Revolutionary War,” “Problems of Strategy in Guerrilla War Against Japan” and “Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong” (aka “Little Red Book”) became recommended reading for members of Fatah, the largest faction in the PLO, as it began studying Chinese revolutionary models more closely (it also looked to learn from recent events in Vietnam and Cuba).

Instructions for assembling explosives using barbed wire, cement, gunpowder and other materials.
After Israel defeated neighboring Arab states in the Six-Day War, Palestinian ideology veered away from pan-Arabism and more toward wataniyya (loyalty to a single Arab state). The idea of an armed struggle, particularly through guerrilla warfare, emerged as a central pillar of Fatah as the means of liberation. These values — armed struggle, self-reliance and a people’s war — were all central to Maoism and adopted by various Palestinian liberation movements. Soon after the war concluded in June 1967, Fatah found itself receiving significant Chinese attention. As China saw it, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank was an opportune moment for the Palestinians to launch an armed struggle from within the local population.

Throughout all this, the PLO also tried to maintain good ties with the Soviet Union, parallel to the latter maintaining full diplomatic relations with Israel. “The Palestinians preferred a Soviet supply of weapons because they were in the United Nations and [the] Security Council, because they had embassies all over the world,” and because they had political influence in places the Chinese did not, Shichor explains.

Hoping to maintain its position as the Palestinians’ truest ally, China pointed to Soviet ties with Israel in a bid for political leverage. “There were a number of occasions where the Chinese [sought] to remind the Palestinians that the Soviets had supported the establishment of the State of Israel,” says Medzini.

Fading Chinese solidarity

By the early ’70s, China had largely cut back on its arms supplies to the Palestinians due to internal unrest during its ongoing Cultural Revolution, its desire to create good relations with Arab states after the People’s Republic of China’s entry into the UN in 1971, and increased infighting between the Palestinian factions sparked by the Black September conflict. The dwindling practicality of an arms struggle being the main ideology behind a political Palestinian party further served to alienate the Chinese.

Members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine delivering a press conference on September 14, 1970, after PFLP activists hijacked four planes. AFP
Chinese relations with the PLO had minimal effects on its relationship with Israel. “China was very pragmatic: On the one hand, it appeared to be very dogmatic by standing by its principles. Then, on the other hand, China was very flexible with those principles,” says Shichor.

Although communist China ideologically supported the Palestinian national movement, Israel was becoming a far more valuable strategic partner by the ’70s. It had developed into a nation with far more to offer — and with far deeper pockets as an economic partner — than Arafat and his movement. “If they weighed the importance of the Palestinians on one hand and Israel on the other, Israel was more important for them practically,” adds Shichor. After Mao’s death in September 1976, his eventual successor, Deng Xiaoping, redacted support for militant groups.

China and Israel would go on to develop closer relations, including, by the ’80s, some military ties. However, the two would not establish official diplomatic relations until 1992, four years after the Chinese established formal diplomatic ties with the Palestinians. It is also worth noting that China has never backed Israel during UN referendums nor in Security Council votes.

Despite the revelatory nature of the secret arms deals between China and the Palestinians, Mao’s assistance was a passing phenomenon. In 1970, the Popular Front for the Liberation Of Palestine said “China is our best friend,” while Fatah was quoted in the Peking Review as saying that “the Chinese people’s support for the revolutionary cause of Palestine … [is] an important pillar of the Palestine revolution.” Nearly 50 years on, though, the only pillars associated with China in the region are those it is building in large infrastructure projects throughout Israel

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Chinese agents spread fake news about Trump declaring a nationwide quarantine in US, prompting unjustified fear

NewsTarget/Natural News

During the month of March, propaganda agents of Chinese origin spread plenty of misinformation about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) to the point that needless fear and panic spread quickly across the country, according to United States intelligence officials.

These communist Chinese operatives reportedly engaged in a coordinated campaign to amplify misinformation messaging about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), which was apparently so effective that the White House National Security Council was forced to issue and announcement declaring it all to be “fake.”

Six anonymous U.S. intelligence officials from six different intelligence agencies allegedly told The New York Times that Chinese agents were busy spreading lies about a national lockdown that was supposedly “imminent” back in mid-March. But as we know, President Donald Trump never actually issued a national lockdown.

“Please be advised that within 48 to 72 hours the president will evoke what is called the Stafford Act,” one of the fake messages supposedly stated, pretending to be from a top White House official who was supposedly in the know about what was about to happen.

“Just got off the phone with some of my military friends up in D.C. who just got out of a two-hour briefing,” this fake message went on to state. “The president will order a two-week mandatory quarantine for the nation. Stock up on whatever you guys need to make sure you have a two-week supply of everything. Please forward to your network.”

This message and others ended up spreading on social media, sparking panic among some who rushed out to fill their pantries with storable goods. However, as we now know, the whole thing was fake, and no national quarantine was ever ordered at the federal level.

Listen below to The Health Ranger Report as Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, warns about how a nationwide quarantine would actually end up being nationwide death camps:

Chinese agents also lied about the U.S. putting troops in place “to help prevent looters and rioters”
These same unidentified U.S. intelligence officials further told the Times that communist China lied about a supposed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plan to put military troops in place all across the country “to help prevent looters and rioters.”

This fake message was sent alongside the others warning about a Trump-imposed national lockdown, which was supposedly contingent upon these troops first being put in their assigned locations. But this, too, was not true and never actually happened, though troop movement has reportedly been observed in some parts of the country.

The Chinese agents responsible for this fake news blitz used both text messages and encrypted messaging apps like WhatsApp to deliver this false information. These mediums are much more difficult to trace than social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Because so many people received these fake messages on their phones back in mid-March, the National Security Council (NSC) tweeted a public message stating that no national quarantine or lockdown was coming, and that all of the latest guidance protocols for the pandemic would be coming from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Two of the U.S. officials, however, stated to the Times that they do not believe that these fake messages were actually created by Chinese agents, but rather amplified and spread further by them. As to the true origins of the messages, the officials reportedly did not specify.

Communist China, meanwhile, has vehemently denied that it played any role in the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) disinformation campaign. The regime told the Times that “the relevant statements are complete nonsense and not worth refuting.”

More of the latest news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is available at Pandemic.news.

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Why does UofW glorify China ...

The CollegeFix

... On August 22, 2019, University of Wisconsin professor emeritus and China expert Edward Friedman sent an e-mail to John Lucas, assistant vice chancellor in the office of UW chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Friedman wanted to know why the chancellor insisted on using the term “Greater China, a term that would be rejected by Taiwanese.”

Speaking up for those who have suffered at the hands of “Greater China” imperialists, Friedman went on to write “UW should distinguish students from the authoritarian CCP’s [Chinese Communist Party] PRC [People’s Republic of China] and from democratic Taiwan and a struggling Hong Kong.” Professor Friedman implored the chancellor to “face the reality of the complex challenges coming from the CCP state, whose bullying is feared throughout the Indo‐Pacific.”

The term “Greater China,” which the chancellor had used in an article posted on the chancellor’s UW page that same day, is the Manifest Destiny of Asia, and denotes the ethnic takeover of half a continent and beyond by Han Chinese. It is a term that strikes fear in the hearts of non-Han everywhere within reach of the Chinese ethnonationalist superstate.

Friedman raised an important point. And he was not alone. According to the results of a public records act request I filed with the university, students, alumni, and others began e-mailing the chancellor’s office requesting that the term “Greater China” be changed. One Taiwanese alumni, for instance, wrote to the chancellor on August 26, pointing out that Taiwan is not a part of China.

UW-Madison ignores China’s racism and crimes against humanity

Chancellor Blank has since scrubbed any mention of “Greater China” from her post, but the term was already used extensively by Blank and the UW in speeches, presentations, interior documents, and e-mails, and even in statistics tallying students from Taiwan and Hong Kong under the “Greater China” category.

The University of Wisconsin’s assistance in China’s racist imperialism hardly ends with the use of terminology favored by Han supremacists in Beijing. The University of Wisconsin’s courting of China has been lavish, despite the well-publicized and egregious crimes against humanity carried out by the People’s Republic of China.

For example, the Wisconsin China Initiative is a major undertaking by the UW, started in 2007 with such goals as building “an effective platform for UW engagement with the China region” and serving “the Wisconsin Idea by disseminating knowledge beyond the classroom.”

The “Greater China” paradigm is baked into the initiative: the UW boasts of currently enrolling over 3,200 degree-seeking students from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, although Taiwan and Singapore are not part of China and Hongkongers increasingly reject the association, as well. Why categorize unrelated nationalities on the basis of Beijing’s racialist paradigm?

The China Initiative came at a very convenient time for the PRC. For example, as the Chinese government sent spies to fan out across American academic institutions and to infiltrate US government programs, and as Chinese firms engaged in perhaps the largest global heist of corporate secrets and intellectual property in history, the UW Law School hosted a conference on intellectual property at universities in China and the United States. It is very useful to have the cover of the University of Wisconsin when professors at Harvard are being rolled up by the FBI for spying for Beijing.

And as the Chinese coronavirus ravaged the world, the UW, again under the auspices of the Wisconsin China Initiative, helpfully convened a panel to “evaluate rumors about the coronavirus outbreak across China.”

UW students and faculty sent supplies to Wuhan to help with the coronavirus outbreak there, but there was no mention of the cover-up by the PRC which led to perhaps 50,000 deaths in Wuhan alone and many more around the world. Putting a smiling face on dictatorial crimes against humanity seems to be something at which the University of Wisconsin excels.

Slavery and forced abortions—Rebecca Blank remains silent

Running PR operations for a dictatorship is a win-win situation for both the UW and China. Relationships with leading U.S. universities such as the University of Wisconsin help legitimate China as a normal country, and not a slaveocracy whose 1.4 billion citizens have never elected a political leader, have no freedom of speech, and are frequently “disappeared” even for mild criticisms of the communist dictatorship.

As UW journalism professors complained about Trump, journalists in China were being disappeared by the truckload. As UW professors and administrators banqueted with high officials in China, the Chinese people themselves were enduring forced abortionsforced sterilizationsoutright infanticide, and overall draconian population control. Not mentioning these things guarantees the UW continued access to lucrative partnerships with the Chinese government and Chinese universities (which are also controlled by the Communist Party and staffed with party cadres).

Perhaps this is why Chancellor Blank neglected to raise with her Chinese counterparts the issue of millions of Muslims being held in Chinese-run concentration camps in East Turkestan. Muslims in China already live in religious ghettoes on the outskirts of big cities, but they are the lucky ones. Their co-religionists are herded into the Chinese versions of Auschwitz and Dachau where they are “re-educated” (much like UW students) in the glories of communism. Torture is common. During the Iraq War, UW professors virtue-signalled their opposition to waterboarding, but so far have remained silent about the forced-labor prison camps in China’s northwest. In a talking points memo, Blank’s handlers urged her to respond to questions about concentration camps by saying, “At UW-Madison, we appreciate diverse cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints.”

Somehow Chancellor Blank also apparently failed to remonstrate with her Chinese counterparts over the fact that the People’s Republic of China has persecuted the peaceful religious group Falun Gong for decades, and is now trafficking in organs that it obtains by killing and dissecting Falun Gong adherents. This is not the work of a rogue group of psychopaths, but of the central government of the People’s Republic of China. It continues to this day. Chancellor Blank was probably spared a tour of the operating rooms where political prisoners are vivisected. But she knows it goes on. On August 18, 2019, Laurie Leininger, writing “on behalf of the Office of the Provost [of the] University of Wisconsin-Madison,” forwarded to John Lucas a detailed report from Susie Hughes, the executive director at the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China, revealing the full range of horrors perpetrated by the PRC. And Blank said nothing.

And Chancellor Blank said nothing to her Chinese counterparts about policies which are arguably the most systematically racist of any country on the planet. Recent news reports that the Chinese city of Guangzhou had “banned black people” were not outliers. Places of business in China discriminate as a matter of course, and people of African descent living in China routinely marvel at the depths of Han racism. African diplomats in China have had to take the stunning step in recent days of meeting with top government officials in Beijing to ask that Chinese cities stop posting signs banning black people from entering establishments, stop ejecting black people from hotels, and stop denying black people medical care. All the UW seems concerned about is the usual “immigrant scapegoating” in America.

‘Diversity’ and money at American universities

Why would a university which has made “diversity” the reason for its existence go out of its way to cultivate relations with a communist dictatorship guilty of several of the worst genocides of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries? Why would a faculty which worked itself into a frenzy over a “fake noose” incident at a football game—with one enterprising professor winning the Woke Olympics by writing up a history of the KKK at the UW—court a country where the racism is along the lines of South Africa’s under Apartheid? Why do the professors who scream about racism from a hundred years ago say absolutely nothing about racism in the PRC today?

As a Los Angeles Times op-ed put it in 2018, “There’s Jim Crow in China, but no one seems to care.”

At first blush, it seems impossible to answer these questions. The University of Wisconsin has an entire diversity office, after all, employing dozens of diversity specialists who might be expected to raise a red flag. A random sampling of the diversity lineup reveals the following positions, none of which was able to stop Chancellor Blank from toadying to Beijing:

-Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer

-Diversity and Climate Researcher

-Diversity and Climate Researcher and Projects Director

-Diversity Policy and Planning Analyst

-Director of STEM Initiatives

-Senior Special Assistant for Workforce Equity

-Diversity Education and Outreach Deputy

-Deputy Title IX Coordinator

-Assistant Dean for Student Diversity Programs, School of Education

-Director of Diversity Research and Initiatives, College of Engineering

-Assistant Dean for Minority Student Affairs, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

-Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, School of Pharmacy

-Director of Multicultural Affairs, School of Medicine and Public Health

The list goes on and on. Why did institutional diversity fail to prevent the University of Wisconsin’s becoming a material aid to a state which is terrorizing its neighbors and inflicting a vision of racial purity on more than a billion people?

To ask the question is to answer it. The flotilla of diversocrats, deans, and deanlets costs the university millions of dollars a year, as do the programs, initiatives, drives, awareness-raising campaigns, hate-and-bias investigations, special speaker events, celebrations, galas, and rainbow-tie affairs that the University of Wisconsin budgets. Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims brings in nearly $250,000 in salary. Blank herself earns fifty dollars shy of $600,000 a year, well over double the salary of the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Someone has to pay for all of this. In-state tuition is already set well above the ability of the average family to afford, and the student loan load nationwide is around 1.5 trillion dollars. So, there is little money left to wring out of Wisconsin families. Chancellor Blank fought hard back in 2015 to keep the funds flowing from the trade that the UW does in fetal tissue, but there are only so many dead babies to sell and money doesn’t grow on trees.

The shortfall gets made up by coaxing young people from “Greater China” to spend four years in Madison paying out-of-state tuition, and by having Chinese universities enter into agreements with the UW on research and student exchanges. Virtually the only way to be able to afford the luxury in China of sending one’s child to study in America is to have connections to the Communist Party. Therefore, it becomes a part of Chancellor Blank’s job—her priority, in many ways—to clink glasses with powerful Chinese communists (from the Chinese Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Provincial Government, to give just two examples from Blank’s May, 2019 tribute mission to China) and hope that they will deign to send some of their largesse her way.

The fundraising party continues

Blank was not alone in her efforts, of course. UW professors deliver gala speeches lauding China, affiliated faculty and even family members tag along for the grand tour of the Far East, and the full entourage of deanlets and secretaries and baggage carriers all accompany Chancellor Blank on her supplication visits to Xanadu. Nor was Blank the first chancellor to go prospecting for gold in the Middle Kingdom. In the reply that John Lucas wrote to Prof. Friedman on August 22, 2019, Lucas reminisced that they had had “quite an adventure” on a visit to China with former chancellor Biddy Martin, who stepped down in 2011. Visits to China, then, are one of the perks of knowing how to play the diversity and influence game at a Big Ten university.

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China ... Cultural Marxism

Derb’s July Diary: Taiwan Is Yellowtopia, Cultural Marxism with Chinese Characteristics, Etc.
JOHN DERBYSHIRE • AUGUST 4, 2016 • 3,100 WORDS • 122 COMMENTS • REPLY

The absence of diversity in Taiwan is noticeable.
[Mr and Mrs Derb spent the second half of July on vacation in the Far East — ten days in Taiwan, then four days in Hong Kong. Here are some random observations about Taiwan. Since our Hong Kong visit overlapped into August, I’ll post on that in next month’s diary.
I last came to Taiwan forty-five years ago almost to the day, arriving July 23rd 1971 and staying for six weeks. Mrs Derb, a mainland-Chinese, had never been to Taiwan at all.]

Two weeks in Yellowtopia. The first thing you notice, strolling around in a Chinese city — in this case Taipei, shilinnightmarkedthe capital of Taiwan — for the first time in many years, is the appalling absence of racial diversity. Everybody in Taipei is Chinese.

Well, of course, not quite everybody. You come across a round-eye occasionally — so occasionally that you stare at each other for a couple of beats, then look away in embarrassment. And I’ve no doubt there are local concentrations here and there — around the universities, perhaps.

We saw precious few non-Chinese, though, and we were by no means slumming it. We stayed in a tourist hotel — not a grand one, but decently nice — and ambled among the crowds in touristy places like the Shilin Night Market and the National Palace Museum. Those crowds were well-nigh all Chinese … or at any rate East Asian: I suppose some proportion were tourists from Japan and Korea.

Taiwan is a Yellowtopia. Outside a few minor and particular social contexts, the Chinese don’t mind foreigners. They even occasionally marry them. Still they would never be such bloody fools as to invite foreign settlement in numbers so great as to demographically challenge the native stock.

As to permitting settlement in those numbers un-invited: Well, there are degrees of folly too extreme to be contemplated by any civilization that has not lost its collective mind.

Cultural Marxism with Chinese characteristics
Not that race-guilt-mongering is totally absent from the tsaiscene in Taiwan. The current (since January this year) President Tsai Ing-wen is a Cultural Marxist determined to right historical wrongs, or at any rate to make proper gestures in that direction.

Tsai could never go full Angela Merkel, throwing open Taiwan’s borders to hordes of immigrants from a radically different culture. I don’t say she might not wish to; but if she tried it, she’d be lynched by the citizenry. She has, though, found a target for her race-guilt yearnings: Taiwan’s aborigines.

Before the Chinese showed up in the seventeenth century, Taiwan was home to Polynesian peoples speaking languages related to Filipino, Hawaiian, Indonesian, Maori, and the others. Some paleoanthropologists have argued that Taiwan is in fact the original homeland from which all these peoples scattered; but I don’t know the current status of this theory.taiwanaborigines

Once Chinese settlement got going in earnest, the inevitable happened: the aborigines were absorbed, killed, or chased off into the mountains. Actual self-identifying aborigines now number around half a million — one in forty of Taiwan’s population. Many more Taiwanese than that have some aborigine ancestry, though. One of President Tsai’s grandmothers was an aborigine.

So bring on the race guilt! On August 1st this year President Tsai issued a formal apology to the aborigines. The incoming Chinese, she said:

took everything from the first inhabitants who, on the land they have known most intimately, became displaced, foreign, non-mainstream and marginalized.

Marginalized! The lady has plainly made a close study of CultMarx jargon.

One of our tour guides, an admirably cynical and plain-spoken fellow, gave us a politically incorrect (and therefore probably true) angle on the subject.

The government gave them title to land where they live, in the mountains and islands. Developers built villas and retreats for city people, who pay rent to the aborigines. So they don’t have to work, just wait for the rent checks. They sit around all day drinking and getting fat. Their life expectancy is like fifty-five.

I didn’t think to ask if they’ve been given casino licenses.

The shape they’re in
Whatever the situation in aboriginal areas, Taiwan’s cities seem not to have any sensationally obese citizens such as are commonly seen in the U.S.A. Urban Taiwanese for the most part look trim, healthy, and well-dressed.

There are some fat people, though — a thing you didn’t see in 1971. Most are in their teens or twenties. I suppose this is a result of the fast-food culture settling in.

For a visitor from the States, masculinity is noticeable. (Although it is of course wicked to notice.) There is a tough, husky, aggressive variety of Chinese male much more in evidence in the homelands than in the U.S.A. Our immigration system favors the dorkier tail of the Chinese-male masculinity distribution.

I knew this, having spent some of my formative years in Chinese cities among all types, but had forgotten it in my long absence.

I once had a Chinese boss who had served in Taiwan’s equivalent of the Marine Corps. He was one of those still, quiet, scary types who gave the impression that when hungry he might chow down on a brick. His stories about basic training were as hair-raising as anything I’ve heard from Parris Island alumni.

madamewhateverThe Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5 has been blamed on Russian misperceptions of the Japanese character. The story goes that the Tsar’s officer class knew Japan only from reading Pierre Loti’s 1887 bestseller Madame Chrysanthème (the ultimate source for Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly). Loti’s novel portrays the Japanese as effeminate, comical, and none too bright. The Russians assumed they’d have an easy victory. In the event, they were routed.

False stereotypes can have unhappy consequences.

The persistence of difference
One kind of diversity that counted for a great deal in Taiwan forty-five years ago was the distinction between waisheng (mainland-born) Chinese and neisheng (native-born).

The waisheng were those who came over from the mainland in Chiang Kai-shek’s baggage train after Chiang lost the civil war to Mao Tse-tung in the late 1940s. It was a hereditary caste: If you were waisheng, your kids were waisheng too. You spoke standard Mandarin Chinese.

The neisheng were the Chinese already here when Chiang arrived, descendants of those who had settled in the three centuries prior. They spoke a thick local dialect called Taiyu. Older educated people could usually speak Japanese, too: Taiwan was a Japanese colony from 1895 to 1945.

A lot of water has flowed under Taiwan’s bridges since I was last here in 1971, when Chiang Kai-shek was still in charge. There have, for example, been three neisheng Presidents (the incumbent Ms Tsai being the third). I’d supposed the waisheng–neisheng distinction would have faded away altogether by now.

Not so. Mandarin is understood everywhere today, but you still hear a lot of Taiyu, especially in the countryside. (In the Taipei subway system, station stops are announced in four languages: Mandarin, Taiyu, Cantonese, and English.) A peasant can safely be assumed to be neisheng; a senior Civil Servant, though somewhat less safely, to be waisheng.

According to one acquaintance, himself a neisheng, there is even a difference in pronunciation of Mandarin. That language has a u-umlaut vowel, like the one in German Glück or French lune. The neisheng still, after seventy years of compulsory school Mandarin, can’t do it. The actual Chinese word for “Mandarin,” for example, is Guoyu, with an understood umlaut on that last “u.” A neishengsays something like Guoyi, with a short English “i” at the end.

Assimilation isn’t easy, even without race differences in play.

The rewards of ambiguity
The young Saint Augustine asked the Lord to give him chastity and continence, “but not yet” (sed noli modo). Taiwan’s approach to its National Question is Augustinian in that sense.

One of the big two political parties, the KMT, favors union with the mainland — but not yet! The other, the DPP, favors Taiwan becoming an independent nation — but not yet!

Thus the island floats forward in a happy cloud of ambiguity: self-governing, with its own laws, historical narrative, parliament, and military, yet recognized as a nation by almost nobody at all.

(Taiwan even has its own calendar, counting years from the overthrow of the imperial system in 1912 — Year One. In public documents and inscriptions, this is Year 105.)

This cheerful blurring of reality plays into the Chinese love of pretense and deceit, but I don’t suppose it can last for ever. It may not even outlast the present dictator of communist China, Xi Jinping, who is exceptionally aggressive and assertive, although so far mainly against his own domestic political opponents.

The ambiguity has served Taiwan well, though. When I lived here in 1971 Chiang Kai-shek’s government was struggling to hold on to China’s seat on the U.N. Security Council. There were propaganda posters everywhere pressing the case. Everyone assumed that if the Security Council seat was lost, paratroopers of the People’s Liberation Army would be descending from the skies in companies and battalions shortly afterwards.

Well, the seat was lost, in November that year. Seven years later the U.S.A. recognized Communist China. Still the paratroopers did not descend. Instead, a busy, prosperous, and distinctive nation has emerged; except that you’re not supposed to call it a nation.

(I grind my teeth on the word “prosperous” there. With all the diplomatic uncertainty in 1971, people who could sell up and leave Taiwan were doing so. Property prices were at rock bottom. You could buy a nice apartment in Taipei for next to nothing. I should have bought: Taipei property prices nowadays look like phone numbers. Shoulda, coulda, woulda.)

Orthographic reaction
Taiwan has made one concession to mainland culture: When they want to write the words of their language alphabetically, they now use the pinyin system developed by the communists.

They didn’t have much choice. To key Chinese words into a computer or smartphone you need an alphabetic system (or else a keyboard with several thousand keys). Software, including the software that processes your keystrokes, is written for the much bigger mainland market.

Taiwan had its own system of alphabetization — two systems, in fact — but nobody was going to write software for them. Market forces 1, prickly independence 0.

As always in such cases, though — think of British gallons versus American gallons — it never works out quite right. Taiwan pinyin is slightly “off,” like a radio station not tuned right. A big green expressway sign directs you to “Gaosing” — not a legal spelling in mainland pinyin (should be “Gaoxing”).

I’m glad to see, though, that Taiwan is holding on to the elegantly fussy older style of Chinese ideographs, resisting the ugly and stupid simplified characters brought in by the ChiComs. The spirit of orthographic reaction lives on.

De gustibus
I wonder if there has ever in history been a culture as shamelessly gustatory as China’s. When I’m with a group of Chinese friends I tell them I’ve set a stopwatch going to see how long they can sustain a conversation before everyone’s talking about food. The median is I think about one minute.

Here are some of the things I ate at the Shilin Night Market in Taipei: frog eggs, duck tongue, squid mouth, pig blood cake, curry fish balls, stinky bean curd.

Monkey brains, knocked out of the living critter’s head with a golden hammer, seemed not to be available. Given what you hear about the lifestyles of China’s rich and famous, though, I bet it’s just a matter of knowing where to go.

Keeping in with the supernatural
In old China every town had a protecting deity, the cheng-huang-ye. Towns in Taiwan still do: we visited the temple of the town god for Hualian, on the east coast.

At the risk of offending the city god of Taipei, I have to say that Taiwan’s capital is a charmless place, hard to like. Fatally for a capital city, it has no central landmark: no Eiffel Tower, no Statue of Liberty, no Tower of London, no Kremlin. There is the 101 skyscraper, but it’s a tinny, ugly thing. We didn’t bother to visit.

Taipei has one big minus and one big plus, and they’re both the same thing: It’s surrounded by hills. This is a minus because smog gets trapped in the bowl. With a million auto exhausts exhausting and ninety-five degrees of heat, air quality is not good.

It’s a plus because you’re only a subway ride away from the quiet, leafy hills, with some lovely temples. I especially recommend the Huiji temple in Zhishan Park, which is everything a Chinese temple should be.

Taipei City Hall MRT StationStruggling to find something nice to say to appease the deity, I’ll admit the subway system is one of the better ones, far cleaner and better organized than New York’s (a low bar) or London’s (not much higher). I know that’s not fair. Taipei’s planners could use modern methods and materials; New York’s are stuck with what 1904 bequeathed to them. Still, it’s nice to spend an aggregate hour or so on subway platforms without seeing a single rat.

And the people of Taipei were, I should say, uniformly friendly and helpful. As I said, the Chinese don’t mind foreigners, in sensible quantities.

If it’s nice, likeable cities you’re after though, I recommend Kaohsiung in Taiwan’s southwest. I dimly remember Kaohsiung from 1971 as a gritty, industrial place. There’s still some of that, but today’s Kaohsiung as a whole is clean, spacious, and attractive. Check out Chengqing Park with its beautiful lakes.

There now: I may have ticked off the city god of Taipei, whoever he is (Google no help here), but I have the Kaohsiung guy on my side. You don’t want to vex too many supernatural beings.

You can’t go back
And then, Taroko Gorge. This is a sensational natural feature — a gorge! — in east-central Taiwan, through which Chiang Kai-shek’s government cut a road in the 1950s.

taroko13It was a very scary road indeed in 1971, when I rode along much of it by bus. Looking out the window at a thousand-foot precipice six inches from the bus’s wheels, I recall asking my companion, the student son of a family I had befriended: “Do they lose many buses on this road?” “Not many,” he replied cheerfully.

 

Now things are more civilized. Earthquakes and typhoon-induced landslides have done their work. Some of the tunnels have collapsed; some stretches of the road can only be traversed with care, at low speed. No longer having the nerves of a 26-year-old, I’m glad.

paintingA sentimental recollection: Back then the bus for some reason would not take us all the way to Tienhsiang, so we walked the last couple of miles. It was fiercely hot, almost hot enough to dim the astonishing glories of the landscape we were walking through, which seemed to me like being in a traditional Chinese painting.

We heard the sound of falling water nearby. Looking over the side of the road, we saw a lovely pool, deep but with perfectly clear water, in a bowl of smooth white rock. The pool was fed by a small waterfall from the precipice above.

We clambered down, stripped off our clothes, and leapt howling into the pool. Water never felt so good. We splashed for a while, then climbed out and sunbathed naked on the rocks.

Yes, I know, it sounds like a gay fantasy. People didn’t think like that in 1971, though. At any rate, we didn’t. It was just glorious relief from the heat, in a stunning landscape.

So as the bus chugged along towards Tienhsiang last week I was looking out for that spot, to see if it had survived the landslides.

I don’t think it had. The best candidate spot was where the original road had been swept away and replaced by the Kind Mother Bridge (慈母橋), a hundred yards further out from the cliff face.

I’m not sure, though. I don’t regret looking; but it’s good to be reminded that you can’t go back, and really shouldn’t try.

The China Problem
Here’s another big universal truth: Some things just don’t scale up.

Is Taiwan actually well-governed? My impression was, not. One must of course make allowance for the partisan preferences of people one is talking to, but President Tsai seems not to command much respect. Kong xin is a common nickname for her; literally “empty heart,” but xin carries something of “mind” as well as “heart.” The idea is that she talks a lot of empty words, with not much sincerity — sincerity being one of the highest Confucian virtues.

Corruption is rampant. Our cynical tour guide, on the two big parties: “Everyone expects the KMT to be corrupt; but when the DPP turns out to be corrupt, people are surprised.” The last DPP President, Chen Shui-bian, was convicted of corruption after stepping down in 2008, although whether he was guilty as charged or the victim of an opposition frame-up remains disputed.

A cab driver in Changhua — where, by the way, we drove down long streets full of stores shuttered and empty on a Monday mid-morning:

Last month I worked 440 hours. There’s no relief. It’s hard to make a living if you don’t have a government job, really hard. Me: Isn’t there a law against working so many hours?

He: Sure there is. Laws are for the rich, though. If I try to sue them, they’ll get lawyers. I can’t afford lawyers. Laws are for people who are rich and connected, not for people like me.

At times like that you remember why labor unions came up. Sure, too many degenerated into feather-bedding and racketeering; and public-sector labor unions are a terrible idea, if not an absolute logical contradiction. Originally, though, labor unions had a purpose and a mission, neither of which was ignoble.

A Chinese friend in Hong Kong introduced us to his daughter, 14 years old and studying at a high school in Ohio. Last summer she attended a chess summer school; now she’s a local chess champion in her state.

That’s a random acquaintance. I could offer a hundred similar anecdotes. Chinese people are so smart — so capable, so energetic, so damn smart. Why can’t they get the hang of rational, honest, consensual government?

As I’ve observed elsewhere, Chinese people who have settled in Anglo-Saxon countries like ours “have attained not only the American dream, but the Chinese dream, the great dream of all Chinese people throughout history: to escape from Chinese government.”

But if Chinese people are so smart and capable, why is Chinese government so crappy?

Why? Because of that big universal truth I started out with: Some things just don’t scale up.

Math Corner.
Just one brief Taiwan-related observation.

Taiwan in late July had an ideal exchange rate. Ideal, I mean, for the math geek.

See, we chronic arithmeticians carry a lot of numbers around in our heads. One of them is the square root of ten: 3.1622777. It follows of course that the square root of one thousand is 31.622777.

So seeing an exchange rate of 31.62 NT$ to the US$, I knew at once that my mental powers would not be much exercised by currency conversion. Multiplying both sides of the equation by 31.62, one thousand NT$ equals 31.62 US$, to within a few pennies. NT$100 is US$3.16, and so on.

There’s only one number to remember, with due caution over the decimal point.

It’s been a great vacation, arithmetically and in every other way.

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Coronavirus isn’t the only Chinese infiltration menacing the U.S. College campuses are the target.
AHNAF KALAM - GUEST COLUMN •APRIL 24, 2020

Why do some American universities continue to support the Chinese Communist Party?

Right now the nation and globe are battling against a deadly viral pandemic that originated in China. Long before this war started, however, another was underway in America: the Chinese government’s infiltration of American college campuses.

More than 100 Confucius Institutes have been opened at American universities since the program’s founding in 2004. These academic centers are funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, in exchange for a platform on American campuses to trumpet Communist propaganda under the guise of goodwill academic exchanges.

Despite widespread concerns in academia and Congress about this Chinese subterfuge, the vast majority of Confucius Institutes remain open on campus. Their continued operation shows that the federal government has few options to compel colleges to protect academic freedom. Moral persuasion – and public shaming – must take on a bigger role.

86 institutes remain open even after law cutting federal funding

While Confucius Institutes hide behind carefully cultivated images of benign organizations, in reality they actively foment anti-Western ideology on impressionable young college students. They inundate their curricula with historical revisionism and falsehoods on the topics of Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong, the Tiananmen Square massacre, and China’s human rights record as a whole.

No less, U.S. lawmakers and FBI agents have also publicly voiced their concerns over the potential for Chinese espionage and theft of American intellectual property by Chinese foreign agents.

Consequently, a stipulation was added to the 2018 defense authorization bill that effectively posed an ultimatum to American colleges that receive federal funds from the Department of Defense for their Chinese language initiatives. If they take any of foreign funding from the Chinese government and host a Confucius Institute on their campus, they must forfeit the federal funding otherwise allocated to that program from the U.S. government.

In short: It’s either us or the Chinese government.

This spurred a wave of American colleges to subsequently close institutes on their campuses. But what of the 86 institutes that remain active on American campuses today?

MORE: Senators pressure their universities to drop Confucius Institutes

In my own state of Colorado, in September 2019 – just a year after the law was enacted – the Community College of Denver proudly, and without apology, celebrated the 15-year anniversary of its own Confucius Institute with a daylong lineup of public festivities. No less, the institute also has an active chapter at Colorado State University’s flagship campus.

Many colleges have attempted to sidestep the federal stipulation by requesting waivers from the Department of Defense, which would allow them to continue receiving federal funding while hosting institutes on their campuses. Most of these requests were denied.

The rest of the campuses where institutes remain active, including CCD and CSU, did not request waivers or relinquish federal funding for their Chinese language programs. They never received any such funding to begin with, so they have nothing to lose – especially considering that the Chinese government-sponsored institutes and their visiting professors are all bankrolled by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

It comes at the cost, however, of signing away academic freedom to appease Beijing, all the while compromising U.S. national security and the integrity of American intellectual property.

 

Accepting money from a ‘cruel, tyrannical, and repressive foreign government’

Even prior to the stipulation added to the defense authorization, when college campuses were not faced with this ultimatum from the feds, universities and academics around the U.S. sounded the alarm about the threat of campus-based Confucius Institutes.

In 2017, the National Association of Scholars released a 183-page report detailing the course materials and curricular programs of institute chapters across the nation. Echoing the recommendation of the American Association of University Professors three years prior, the NAS concluded that American universities should close their Confucius Institutes.

A year later, Texas congressmen Michael McCaul, a Republican, and Henry Cuellar, a Democrat, addressed their concerns with Confucius Institutes in their state. They cited the threat the institutes pose to national security and the potential for the Chinese government to commit espionage.

Consequently, the Texas A&M University System cut ties with the institutes. The warning also sparked a review of the institute at the University of Texas-Dallas, where the vice president of Huawei – a Chinese company deemed to be a threat to American national interests – served as a senior board member of that chapter.

MORE: 2 in 3 colleges with Confucius Institutes violated the law

Dozens of colleges across the country followed suit after the U.S. government worked to discover the true influence of Confucius Institutes. According to figures from a 2019 Senate subcommittee report, the Chinese government poured more than $158 million into establishing chapters on more than 100 American campuses since 2006.

This month, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden also announced that it would be closing all of the institutes on its campuses.

Whether campuses that continue to host institutes have had to forfeit federal funding for their Chinese language programs is hardly of importance, and ultimately it shouldn’t matter.

University officials should, instead, ask themselves the question posed by historian of education Jonathan Zimmerman in 2006: “Let’s suppose that a cruel, tyrannical, and repressive foreign government offered to pay for American teens to study its national language in our schools. Would you take the deal?”

And indeed, given China’s generous role in causing the global pandemic before us, that question is now made all the more pertinent.

Sadly, 86 college campuses across America have demonstrated – either out of ignorance or convenience – that those concerns to American national security, to academic freedom, to novel American research and to American intellectual property don’t matter at all to them.

Instead, they would rather continue to allow the Chinese Communist Party to foment dangerous subversion on their campuses.

Ahnaf Kalam, a 2019 graduate of the University of Colorado-Denver, is the director of The Scruton Institute and a Counter-Islamist Grid Fellow of the Middle East Forum.

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Confucius Institute UIUC

International institutes on campuses are being watched “warily” by the FBI, after Christopher Wray, FBI director, warned American universities in February about Chinese intelligence operatives.

The federal agency is specifically looking at Confucius Institutes, which are aimed to promote Chinese language and culture through Mandarin language classes.

The Confucius Institute at the University had a four-year run that ended in September last year by former interim University Provost John Wilkin, said Hua-hua Chang, director of the institute and professor in educational psychology, in an email.

The closing of the institute happened four months before the FBI director warned universities across the country and announced dozens of Confucius Institutes were under close federal watch. Chang said Wilkin closed the institute because it was not in line with the strategic plans of the University.

Confucius Institutes were first established in 2004 and quickly sprouted across the globe. There are more than 400 institutes operating in the world now, and more than 100 of them are in the U.S. The funding for each individual institute is shared by the host schools and the Office of Chinese Language Council International, also known as “Hanban.”

However, receiving major support from the Chinese government and being under the control of the institute’s headquarter in Beijing, the Confucius Institute system is “an important part of China’s overseas propaganda set-up,” said Li Changchun, a former Chinese Politburo Standing Committee member, in The Economist.

Wilkin said he doesn’t think the University’s Confucius Institute was in any way politically involved.

“I of course noticed the comment of the FBI director in the national newspaper, but that has nothing to do with our institute,” Wilkin said. “I don’t have any foundations to evaluate those assertions regarding the institute. I only know it’s not the case here.”

The institute was an important contributor to language studies at the University, said Wilkin. It cooperated with the College of Education to establish research topics and hosted the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) in the Education Building.

“That was the easiest way for us to support the research,” Wilkin said. “(The institute) absolutely benefits the University in significant ways.”

After being approved by the Urbana-Champaign Senate on Feb. 4, 2013, the University worked with Jiangxi Normal University from China to establish the Confucius Institute on campus, which operated closely with other units within the department of East Asian languages and cultures.

The institute was shut down when the University’s funding was not substantial enough to maintain it, but the University is exploring the opportunity to reestablish the institute on campus, Wilkin said.

“We’ve had conversations with another Chinese university about (establishing) another Confucius Institute that will have a broader set of responsibility,” he said. “It depends on the nature of the relationship and the focus of the funding in the relationship.”

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Jews and the Rise of Communism in Russia
The Role of Jews in the Creation of Communist Russia and the Myth of “Judeo-Bolshevism”
A Guided History by Lauren Kolodkin

 

Jews in the late 19th century were experiencing huge changes to their traditional society and way of life. As modernity emerged across Europe, the Jews of the Russian Empire began experiencing the Enlightenment and modern intellectual thought, integration into modern nations, and new forms of cultural attitude and bias. Anti-Semitism, rather than fading, grew intensely. Jews experienced conflicting transformations within their society; growing integration alongside less religiously driven anti-Jewish feeling. Intellectual movements of the time, such as Communism, included anti-Semitic doctrine. However, these new political movements proved to be attractive to Jewish people, Communism and Socialism especially.

There are a great deal of questions about Jewish involvement in the origins of Communism and the Communist revolution in Russia. There are quite a few significant characters in the story of socialism, from young revolutionaries such as Emma Goldman to scholars like Eduard Bernstein to party leaders, namely Vladimir Lenin. Jews had a role in the emergence of socialist political movements and to deny this as myth is to shut out an important part of their history. However, the intensity of their involvement—and the reasons for their involvement—must be carefully examined. The myth of the Jew as an ardent Communist and therefore underminer of the modern nation is one that became vastly influential after the Russian Revolution; during the era prior to WWII, the concept of the ‘Jewish Bolshevist’ became prominent in Nazi propaganda. This trope was blown out of proportion and the truth of Jewish participation in Communism and Socialism is a topic to be examined carefully.

This Guided History is organized by type of source, i.e. monograph, journal article, or archive/encyclopedia, but is also helpfully labeled to help users determine what questions each source will answer. The following questions are intended to direct the researcher towards relevant information, useful resources for further study, and perhaps more detailed questions.

1. What was Jewish life in Russia like before the Revolution, in terms of socialist political feeling?

2. Who were the prominent Jews in the Communist movement? Were there any?

3. Why did socialist movements appeal to Jews of this time?

4. What was the historical result of Jewish participation in the Communist movement in Russia?

5. Is the Myth of “Judeo-Bolshevism” Legitimate?

Each source description below includes the number (or numbers) of the question it helps to answer. Some sources may touch on all five of the questions, but focus primarily on the two or three listed. These questions are simply a guideline for more intensive research, and are not always answered fully (or without bias!) by each source.

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Monographs and Related Excerpts:
Muller, Jerry Z. “Radical Anticapitalism: the Jew as Communist.” In Capitalism and the Jews, 133-88. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.

This chapter speaks on the idea of the myth of “Judeo-Bolshevism,” which appeared prominently after the Russian Revolution and played a large role in Nazi propaganda. Jews, according to Muller, were forced by anti-Semitism towards a movement that promised to remove religion from the agency of government that penalized Jews for simply being Jewish. However, the few Jews who actually joined this movement did so towards disastrous ends, as the entire Jewish population was ultimately criticized by anti-Communists for the association and abused by Communists themselves. This source examines the myth and it’s origins in Russia, as well as other relevant countries. (Questions 2, 4 & 5)

Traverso, Enzo. The Marxists and the Jewish Question: The History of a Debate (1843-1943). Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, 1990.

The entire work by Traverso explores the role of Jews in Marxism, the Russian Revolution, and other relevant movements and intellectual groupings. Although Traverso does touch on Communism in Germany and Austria, his primary focus is Russia before and after the Revolution. He argues that Jews played a rather notable role in the rise of Bolshevism, despite the fact that a relative few of the Jewish intelligentsia participated in such movements. Many Jews, he argues, held prominent positions in socialist movements and were viewed as being heavily involved; in actuality, the majority of Jews did not accept Communism as it conflicted with their religious beliefs. (Questions 1 & 4)

Teller, Judd L. Scapegoat of Revolution. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1954.

Teller’s work, while complicated and convoluted, is an interesting perspective on the topic. Written during the height of the cold war, it focuses on the history of Jewish involvement in Russian communism and the origins of modern Anti-Semitism. This source is primarily useful for background information on the subject from an inherently biased source; interesting conclusions could be drawn from an analysis of Teller’s interpretation of the “Judeo-Bolshevist” myth against analysis of his own pro-Capitalism slant. (Questions 1, 4 & 5)

Journal Articles:
Shore, Marci. “‘If We’re Proud of Freud…’ The Family Romance of Judeo-Bolshevism.” East European Politics and Societies 23 (2009): 298-314, accessed November 5, 2012, doi:10.1177/0888325409333190

Shore’s article is, as explained in the abstract, an exploration into the relationship between Jews and Communism within the framework of an Oedipal relationship. The topic is approached as a changing relationship, beginning with the ppeal of Marxist doctrine to young Russian Jews and Eastern Europeans who were living in a climate that was turned against them, to the later generations who suffered the backlash of Anti-Semitic feeling from Stalin and the Soviet Union, especially in Poland. Shore argues that the generation of Jews who joined the Communist movement in Russia were not given the freedom they expected from socialism, and their children and grandchildren, who were punished alongside the original generation, would eventually turn around and seek an Oedipal revolution, an end to Communism. (Questions 1, 3, 4 & 5)

Blanchard, William H. “Karl Marx and the Jewish Question.” Political Psychology 5.3 (1984): 365-374, accessed November 3, 2012, http://www.jstor.org/stable/3790882

This article, while slightly dated, attempts to explain why Karl Marx– who was, in the beginning of his career, quite Anti-Semitic– abandoned Anti-Semitism as a tenet of his political doctrine. The majority of the article is a psychological analysis of Marx, but it does bring up some excellent questions related to the topic of this Guided History. primarily, Blanchard points out that Marx may have been ambivalent on the Jewish question for a number of complicated and surprisingly common reasons: first, that Jews were traditionally associated with capitalism and greed, and second, because of the aforementioned association he wished to distance himself from his own Jewish heritage. The myth of “Judeo-Bolshevism” and the truth of the relationship have, according to Blanchard’s analysis, foundations in emotional as well as intellectual feeling. (Question 2)

Schapiro, Leonard. “The Role of Jews in the Russian Revolutionary Movement.” The Slavonic and East European Review, 40.94 (1961): 148-167, accessed November 3, 2012, http://www.jstor.org/stable/4205328

Schapiro’s article discusses the history of Jewish involvement in the Russian Revolutionary movements, from approximately 1870 to the actual Russian Revolution. He asserts that Jews played a powerful role in the movement, although they did not participate in ideological leadership. Jews who participated in the Revolution were, as other historians cited in this Guide have claimed, members of the new Jewish intelligentsia. Schapiro discusses the activity of Jews in actual violence during the revolution as well as their contributions to the emerging party. Generally speaking, this article is focused on Jewish involvement from what seems to be a Jewish perspective. (Questions 2, 3 & 4)

Encyclopedias/Archives/Collections:
Berenbaum, Michael and Skolnik, Fred, eds. Encyclopedia Judaica, 2nd ed.Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. http://go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.bu.edu/…

The Encyclopedia Judaica, as viewed via the Gale Virtual Reference Library, inludes a vast amount of articles on Jewish history and culture. All one has to do is search “Communism” within this Encyclopedia and articles on related events, people, and political phenomena are available for research and review. However, permission is required to access the site. Boston University students may access it through the list of databases on the BU Libraries webpage. (Questions 1-5)

YIVO Institute. “Communism.” In The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jewish History. Accessed November 6, 2012. http://www.yivoencyclopedia.org/default.aspx

The YIVO Encyclopedia has multiple relevant articles with helpful information, links, and printed resources. It is a free online resource funded by the YIVO Institute, which is located in New York. For this topic, a great place to start is the encyclopedia’s page on “Communism,” which includes relevant bckground information as well as helpful links to other related pages. The YIVO Encyclopedia also includes multi-media resources, such as photographs and video. The photo included in this Guided History came from the YIVO Encyclopedia. (Questions 1-5)

Mendelsohn, Ezra, ed. Essential Papers on Jews and the Left. New York: New York University Press, 1997.

This collection of essays on Jewish involvement in socialist movements, particularly in Russia, has many helpful pieces on the history of Jewish Communists, the origins of their involvement in such movements, and prominent figures within the topic, both Jewish and non-Jewish. All of the essays are modern. Mendelsohn, in his introduction to the collection, points out that the book focuses on the “Judeo-Bolshevist” myth in the United States and Israel as well as Russia, but quickly states that the Russian Pale of Settlement– that is, the area in which Jews were allowed to settle in the Russian Empire– was the birthplace of Jewish socialism out of a struggling working class influenced by an assimilating intelligentsia. (Questions 1, 3, & 4)

Frankel, Jonathan, Lederhendler, Eli, Medding, Peter Y., and Mendelsohn, Ezra, eds. Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Vol. 20, Dark Times, Dire Decisions. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

This volume, one of 23 in Studies in Contemporary Jewry, includes essays, review essays, and book reviews about modern Jews but is interesting to this Guided History for it’s first section: the Symposium. The pieces in this first section are concerned with the general topic of Jews and Communism. The pieces vary in topic but are, more often than not, centered around Communism on the Russian stage, from before and after the Russian Revolution. They serve as an excellent jumping-off point for other areas of investigation within the broader topic of Jews in Russian Communism. (Question 4)

Relevant Primary Sources:
Churchill, Winston. “Zionism versus Bolshevism.” The Illustrated Sunday Herald, February 8, 1920. Accessed November 7, 2012. http://www.fpp.co.uk/bookchapters/WSC/WSCwrote1920.html

This article by Winston Churchill was published in Britain when the heat of the Russian Revolution was still felt across Europe. In it, Churchill discusses the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Jews, and ultimately asserts that the ‘bad’ Jews in Russia played a prominent role in bringing about the revolution. This article is useful in providing an outside perspective of the time– that is, someone not from eastern Europe–and in demonstrating what must have been the popular opinion on Jews in Europe during this time. Even though Churchill writes about the merits of ‘good’ Jews and claims that they deserve to be treated well, he also clearly views them as a racial group that needed Britain’s protection via the propagation of Zionism. (Question 4)

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FBI China espionage

China’s Non-Traditional Espionage Against the United States: The Threat and Potential Policy Responses
Statement for the Record

Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today, and thank you for highlighting the threat from Chinese espionage.

It is impossible to overstate the differences between the American and Chinese systems. China is an authoritarian, one-party state where the Chinese Communist Party reigns supreme. At the Chinese Communist Party’s direction, the Chinese government dominates every facet of Chinese life, through actions such as central economic planning, Internet and media censorship, and leveraging intrusive technologies.

The Chinese government is attempting to acquire or steal, not only the plans and intentions of the United States government, but also the ideas and innovations of the very people that make our economy so incredibly successful. The Chinese government understands a core lesson of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union: economic strength is the foundation of national power. The competition between the United States and China will be greatly influenced, if not ultimately decided, on the strength of our economies.

The Chinese government means to compete with us in every way possible, playing by the rules at times, bending them at others, and breaking them when necessary to ensure their success. They also aim to rewrite the rules to shape the world in their image, and they have already made progress on this front. The rules they write seek to guarantee the dominance of their businesses and root Chinese national power in the very fabric of an international system.

From my vantage point, it appears we are at the early stages of a hyper-competitive world. This is not simply a competition between businesses and industries but also between governments and the ways in which they govern their societies. Make no mistake: the Chinese government is proposing itself as an alternative model for the world, one without a democratic system of government, and it is seeking to undermine the free and open rules-based order we helped establish following World War II. Our businesses and our government must adapt in order to compete and thrive in this world.

Business in a Hyper-Competitive World

Many American businesses are just now starting to understand the new environment in which they are operating. The continued proliferation of cyber hacking tools and human intelligence capabilities means that this environment will only become more hostile and more treacherous for our companies. Our businesses face competitors in the form of foreign enterprises assisted or directed by extremely capable intelligence and security services. These capabilities are used to target not just intellectual property, but any proprietary information that could give Chinese or other countries businesses a crucial edge in the market. As a result, American companies are increasingly having to compete against businesses that are their mirror images, built on stolen ideas, information and innovations, but operating more nimbly and cheaply, not weighed down by the honest expense of developing intellectual property.

Part of this new environment is that some foreign governments, especially the Chinese government, selectively and unfairly create and enforce laws and regulations to disadvantage our businesses. The Chinese government is not satisfied to “stack the deck” for its businesses solely in their domestic market. They are also cultivating other countries’ economic dependence, partly to gain geopolitical influence and partly to ensure the success and dominance of Chinese businesses in overseas markets.

Because the Chinese government creates an uneven playing field, and because this is done partly to facilitate the transfer of technology to China, our companies face what appears to be a very grim choice: participate and compete in the Chinese market and put vital corporate assets at grave risk, or neglect China and risk the loss of the second largest market in the world. But this is a false choice for three reasons.

First, a lack of participation in the Chinese market will not spare a company from the risks the Chinese government and its companies pose. While the risks may be more acute for companies with business in China, all companies, even those solely operating in the United States, are at risk.

Second, while U.S. companies may be able to operate and profit in China for a time, it is on borrowed time. The Chinese government will permit foreign companies to operate only so long as it is advantageous to China. Is the U.S. company making a product that China needs but cannot yet produce domestically, such as sophisticated agricultural machinery? If so, the U.S. company will be allowed to operate, but only until China learns enough about the business that they can replace it with a domestic version. Is the U.S. company using sophisticated intellectual property or a unique business model? Then such companies may also be allowed to operate, as long as they divulge the required technology, data, or expertise to a Chinese entity. Alternatively, a company may be allowed to operate simply to give China a better opportunity to understand how to copy the business and outcompete it globally. From the viewpoint of the Chinese government, many of the foreign companies doing business in China represent a temporary failure of the domestic market to meet demand. The government believes that if something can be made in China, then it should be made in China.

Third, the bulk of the competition between U.S. companies and Chinese companies is not in the Chinese or American market. It is everywhere else in the world. American businesses will need a strategy to compete with China’s national champions globally. Such a strategy will likely require new and innovative corporate business models that are tailored to withstand the challenges of various business “ecosystems” in the world. For example, U.S. companies must carefully construct their internal enterprise IT infrastructures so that vital data, communications, and intellectual property are protected, even in jurisdictions without strong rule of law and even if local regulations are coercively designed to collect data. They must carefully consider where to manufacture their products, as this may expose them to risks that cannot be mitigated. Ultimately, they may need to compete in the Chinese market, if only to maintain a window on the ecosystem that will be creating their global competitors.

Government in a Hyper-Competitive World

It is unclear what it means for governments to compete in the 21st century. Will it be a second Cold War where we once again count missiles and warheads aimed at each other? Or, will it be United States, Inc. versus China, Inc.? Based on our experience so far, it seems far more likely that competition in the commercial realm will play a decisive role.

Let me describe what I believe is coming. There will be competition between companies and industries as outlined above, but we will also compete with China at a more basic level. Our governments and economic systems will compete. They will compete for people, for resources, for ideas and, ultimately, they will compete throughout the world to be the governmental and economic system of choice: the one picked by other nations to organize their societies. This will be a competition of economics, but also of ideals and values, to determine which system better utilizes the talents and resources of the people, for the good of the people.

The United States must ensure that we are both developing our domestic talent and attracting foreign talent from around the globe as we always have. Our nation will compete for this talent with other nations just as companies now compete for unique and exceptional employees. The Chinese government is already far ahead of us in creating direct financial incentives to draw gifted scientists and researchers to relocate and do work in their country. At the same time, the Chinese government has created comprehensive programs to identify, develop, and retain their most talented citizens. These talent recruitment and “brain gain” programs (as some in China call them) also encourage theft of intellectual property from U.S. institutions. For example, China’s talent recruitment plans, such as the Thousand Talents Program, offer competitive salaries, state-of-the-art research facilities, and honorific titles, luring both Chinese overseas talent and foreign experts alike to bring their knowledge and experience to China, even if that means stealing proprietary information or violating export controls to do so.

To be clear, there are distinct advantages to our decentralized approach, including the flexibility and agility to respond quickly to problems, as well as the openness of our system and strength of its governing institutions. The independence and historical dominance of the U.S. private sector has helped us attract global talent for decades. Alternatively, if we do not also develop a holistic national response and recognize the importance of sharpening our country’s competitive advantages, we will not continue to attract or keep the people we need.

This competition between the American and Chinese systems will manifest not only directly, but indirectly as other countries choose with whom to align themselves and how best to develop their societies. Countries throughout the world are being affected by unprecedented transformations in their societies and economies brought on by rapid technological change. They are searching for the correct model by which to organize their societies in order to survive these changes and even benefit from them.

To many, our system of openness and transparency appears to be under attack. We are being exploited by China, so we are right to shore up our defenses against this. However, we must also make certain that, as we address the loopholes and vulnerabilities within our system, we do not simultaneously undermine the open, free, and fair principles that have made it thrive. Our efforts must inspire other nations to preserve similar systems. We must persuade them to choose freedom, reciprocity, and the rule of law. What hangs in the balance is not just the future of the United States, but the future of the world.

Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, and members of the committee, thank you again for this opportunity to discuss the concerns the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeing with the China threat. We are grateful for the support each of you, and this committee, continue to provide to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I look forward to answering any questions you may have on this topic

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Chinese Colonization of Canada's Education

EuroCanadian
by Paul Bradley and John Law

Stop Confucius Institute demonstration

Mass immigration and multiculturalism in Canada have impacted just about every facet of society, but few are aware of the impact it has had on our education, and we don't mean only the complete control cultural Marxists have over our educational institutions, but the outright spread of Chinese funded programs and institutes across Canadian educational institutions.

The most notorious example is the China-funded Confucius Institute, which now has a presence across Canada. You don't believe us? Check this out: Saint Mary's University, in Edmonton's public schools, in Saint John high schools, in Dawson College, in University of Regina, in University of Waterloo, in Seneca College, in Carleton University, in Brock University, and more places.

The primary mission of these Confucian institutes, all in all, is to "promote understanding and appreciation of Chinese language and culture" by promoting educational, economic, and cultural exchanges between Canada and China, by encouraging Canadian cities to celebrate Chinese holidays and festivals, providing cross-cultural seminars and workshops for business, government and local community groups, by encouraging Canadian students to study in China and assimilate Chinese culture, and by teaching and promoting the Chinese language as the second language in Canada, by teaching the history and values of Chinese civilization in Canada's entire educational system, including having Chinese movie nights!

Mind you, last Fall, 2014, the Toronto District School Board decided to terminate its agreement with the Confucius Institute, and return $225,000 to China. It was reported that
there is publicly available information stating clearly that Western counter-intelligence agencies have identified Confucius Institutes as forms of spy agencies used by the [Chinese] government and employed by the [Chinese] government.
A common strategy used by the Confucius Institute in many countries over the years was manipulating political views and comments by means of political infiltration.
Tao Thomas Qu was one who spoke in favour of the Toronto School Board retaining its agreement with the Confucius Institute. "Do not make it a political issue. It is about culture and language." He spoke to trustees on behalf of the Confederation of Chinese Canadian Organizations in Toronto.

Confucius Institute
Even though the Toronto District School Board joined McMaster University and the University of Sherbrooke in cancelling their Confucius Institutes, these Institutes are still alive and well in the other universities and colleges linked above. Perhaps the reason is contained in a Globe and Mail (October 1, 2014) article,
Trustees have also come under pressure from officials in China, who have warned them that dissolving the partnership would damage the board's relationship with its most lucrative market for fee-paying international students.
Another instance of Chinese cultural penetration into Canada's education may be symbolized by the career of Henry Yu, professor at the University of British Columbia, History department. This "Canadian" teaches a virulent brand of prejudice against an identifiable ethnic community: white Canadians. Dr. Yu tells us that British Columbia has a "history of white supremacy not unlike South Africa". Rather ironic, as the UBC student body is 34% Asian, 31% white, and 1% Aboriginal.

There is little doubt Dr. Yu's teachings are contrary to UBC's existing policy on discrimination, yet the professor is permitted to advance his racially-oriented teachings. If the tables were turned, and a professor — any professor, regardless of ethnicity — was advocating racial prejudice toward our so-called minority communities, no doubt they would be disciplined, and likely removed from their teaching position. As it happens, Dr. Yu has received well over a million dollars in grant money while teaching at UBC. Such is the hypocritical nature of multiculturalism within Canada's education system. The UBC policy on discrimination is aimed only at European students who question Canada's colonization by Asians.

Ever noticed how Canada's school system, both public and private, grade school and university-level, is perpetually short of cash? Apart from a few of our education ministers and school board trustees, no one seems to know why. Regardless of tax increases — in particular a giant boost in municipal property tax income, due to thousands of Vancouver home tear downs annually —, there never seems to be any money to provide to our schools. Therefore, we must source the cash from outside the country. Our kids depend on it. Our school boards and teachers depend on it. We need money, so it's off to China for Christy Clark, Teresa Wat and the B.C. Liberals. We need students, so it is off to Beijing for UBC President Arvind Gupta and SFU's Andrew Petter.

President Gupta is quite open in viewing this trip to China as "part of UBC's strategic plan" to redirect the attention of the university away from Canada towards Asia in a way that is consistent with UBC's current student racial make up and the pro-Chinese and anti-Western curriculum, as can be testified by anyone who examines the cultural Marxist courses taught at this university. Take Henry Yu's research program; basically it boils down to the claim that we must re-conceptualize British Columbia as "Pacific" and that Europeans should never see themselves as the creators of this nation but as inhabitants of a "borrowed land" which must be handed over to Asians through mass immigration from China as compensation for a small head tax a century ago.

Check Yu's blog: what matters to him above all else is the relentless promotion of Chinese ethnic interests and colonization of Canada by using the pro-diversity ideas nurture by white naive liberals. There is not a single publication in his CV that is not intended to put down the white builders of this nation, and exponentially exaggerate the minute contributions of the tiny percentage of Chinese who inhabited this country throughout most of its history.

The fact that China today is a virulently racist culture has never raised Yu's ire one bit. He prefers to malign the Europeans who built the University of British Columbia while ignoring the current extermination campaigns of the Chinese against Tibetans and Uighurs.

 

In 2014, UBC opened their Vantage College campus, a "new destination for international students". We are not sure who is permitted to attend, but we know who is not permitted to attend: Canadians! Vantage College is for international students ONLY — no Canadians allowed. One would hope they offer courses in the History of Surrealism, for there is nothing more surreal than the admissions policy of this anti-Canadian college.

Canada's growing reliance on foreign money and students is fundamentally altering the nature of education in our country. Our universities have transitioned from educating Canadian-born students to a system to educate non-Canadians, new immigrants, foreign students, and if there are a few extra desks available, some Canadian students.

Much of this has been facilitated through our government's long term relationship with China's Education Ministry, in the form of an existing six hundred and fifty educational contracts. While in China no western influence is allowed in their educational institutions, in Canada, just about every major university includes a well-funded, politically-oriented department of Chinese studies.

To put it plainly, the opening of the borders to mass immigration after multiculturalism was officially announced in 1971 was the beginning of the end of our cultural independence, and the birth of dependence on foreign nations. Nowhere is this better exemplified than within our institutions of higher learning. What exactly are these students learning? At UBC, they are learning that white Canadians are an oppressive bunch who dislike all other races. Over at McGill, students learn how to denigrate and condemn those who built our country. Sir John A. MacDonald is not the founder of a great liberal democracy, he is a drunk and a racist.

Canada is a marked nation. It is marked for cultural demise, and multicultural policy is the vehicle to make it happen. Decades of mass immigration, loss of control of migrant source countries, political correctness, media propaganda, reverse-racism, government-lobbying interest groups, political pandering for the ethnic vote, and of course, the Canadian academic world. All play a role, and collectively they are reducing Canadians to little more than a powerless, silent majority.

What was once an honest attempt to educate our youth is today a globalist industry in which Canada acts as a mere place for other ethnic groups to affirm their heritage while Europeans are prohibited from having the most basic sense of ethnic identity. Educational priority goes not to the children of Canadians, but to those with the most money, regardless of nationality. It is also a numbers game — the formula being: numbers + money + diversity against Europeans = success.

European Settlers
Wake up European Canadians! Show pride in your ancestors, the originators of all the disciplines taught in universities, history, biology, anthropology, chemistry, philosophy, psychology, geology, sociology, and so much more. Don't hand over your universities to opportunistic free loaders from China!

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Why should American youth study Xi Jinping's writings?
By Caleb T. Maupin
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A conference to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx is held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 4, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Ever since the financial crisis of 2008 there has been a renewed interest in Marxism among the younger generation of Americans. A 2017 article in Bloomberg News, citing poll numbers, reported: "In a Harvard University poll conducted last year, 51 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds in the U.S. said they opposed capitalism; only 42 percent expressed support."

Many universities across the United States offer courses on Marxism, usually taught by the philosophy department. However, these courses focus on post-World War II Western reinterpretations of Karl Marx's ideas.

University professors in the United States who educate young people about Marx's ideas, generally discourage students from engaging with those who actually put these ideas into practice. The socialist revolutions of the 20th century and the writings of figures like Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping or Fidel Castro are dismissed in vague Cold War stereotypes about "Stalinism." The actual achievements of these leaders and the understanding of Marxism that they popularized and utilized to exercise political leadership is ignored.

Young people who seek to study Marxism in the United States are usually taught the ideas of the Frankfurt School in West Germany. These courses give priority to figures like Herbert Marcuse, Susan Sontag, Jean-Paul Sartre, Judith Butler, and other "New Leftists" who utilized Marx's ideas, primarily as a way to understand and critique art and culture. Despite drawing from Marx, these "post modernists" were largely critical of Marx's economic principles and his concept of historical materialism.

With the Cold War long over and the Soviet Union gone, this refusal to study Marxism in terms of political and economic policy, not abstract philosophy, cannot be justified. This refusal is even less justifiable in 2018, when the second largest economy in the world is directed by a Marxist political party.

President Xi Jinping, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, gave an eloquent presentation in honor of the 200th birthday of Karl Marx. Xi said, "Like a spectacular sunrise, his theory illuminated the path of humanity's exploration of the laws of history, and humanity's search for their own liberation." Xi reflected on the brilliance of the Chinese Communist leaders in applying these universal laws of history and economy to China's unique historical conditions.

The Chinese Communist Party, a party that has always had a thorough Marxist worldview, has achieved real results in terms of poverty alleviation, promoting scientific breakthroughs and technological innovation, and raising China from being the "sick man of Asia" to the status of a global power.

Western academics will often allege that China is misinterpreting or misapplying Marx's teachings. Even if they take this mistaken position, is it still not worth studying how China has interpreted and applied these concepts? In the context of our 21st century global community, isn't the Chinese understanding of Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought and Deng Xiaoping Theory relevant to those who want to understand contemporary politics?

Xi Jinping has published a wide body of work regarding Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and its role in both the Chinese domestic situation and the world. Those who are interested in Marxism should engage with these ideas, not dismiss them.

Marx's famous essay "Theses on Feuerbach" ends with the often-quoted phrase: "The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it."

The Chinese Communist Party, arguably more than any other existing political organization, has changed the world. Those who are serious about understanding Marxist thought as well as the realities of contemporary international relations should come to understand Xi Jinping's ideas and the ideological principles that guide the People's Republic of China.

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The U.S. Congress: A Metonym For AIPAC ...By William Hanna ...20 August, 2014 ... Countercurrents.org

The majority of the American people believe — due to a corporate mass media-induced blinkered naivety — that they are governed by their elected representatives in Congress which in reality is more akin to a Knesset serving the interests of war criminal Israeli Zionists rather than the interests of the God, peace, and gun-loving American people. While it is sometimes alleged that the the National Rifle Association, or NRA — supported by smaller groups such as the Jews for Preservation of Firearms Ownership — is the most powerful lobbying group in the U.S., it is nowhere near as influential as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) whose leverage extends over far more areas of U.S. government policy.

AIPAC’s headquarters is located several blocks from Capitol Hill in a nondescript but secure and heavily guarded building whose occupants work closely with the office in Jerusalem and oversee the activities of a further seven U.S. regional AIPAC offices. By working closely with their Washington Headquarters, each regional office maintains a year-round hands-on involvement for its members who are kept informed with seminars on Israeli issues and encouraged to become effectively involved on Israel’s behalf in both local and national politics.

The seeds of AIPAC’S creation were sowed soon after Israel’s establishment as a state in 1948 when it became apparent that in order to cope with the influx of some 600,000 Jewish immigrants — room was made for them by killing palestinians and expropriating their homes — Israel would require the assistance of U.S. Jews. But even before then, U.S. Jewish money was being raised under the deceitful name of American Friends of the Fighters for Freedom of Israel. The money was for two brutal Jewish Terrorist groups — including the savage Lohamei Herut Yisrael also known as the LEHI or Stern Gang after its founder Avraham Stern — who were murdering innocent civilians as a matter of course to cleanse Palestine of its British occupiers and its indigenous inhabitants. A Mr. Shepard Rifkin who was the executive director after the UN Partition of Palestine and prior to the creation of Israel in May 1948, solicited Albert Einstein to help the Stern Gang raise American money for arms to drive out the Arabs and help create a Jewish state. On April 10th, the day after the infamous massacre of Arabs at Deir Yassin, Einstein replied with the following letter:

April 10, 1948

Mr. Shepard Rifkin
Exec. Director
American Friends of the Fighters For the Freedom of Israel
149 Second Ave.
New York 3, N.Y.
Dear Sir:

When a real and final catastrophe should befall in Palestine the first responsible for it would be the British and the second responsible for it the terrorist organisations build up from our own ranks.

I am not willing to see anybody associated with those misled and criminal people.

Sincerely yours,

Albert Einstein

Though U.S. Jews subsequently responded with unprecedented generosity, by 1950, however, it became apparent to U.S. Jewish leaders that much more financial aid was required and accordingly they devised a four-point strategy to increase donations from Jewish individuals; encourage U.S. corporate investment in Israel; promote the sale of Israeli bonds; and request that Israel becomes a recipient of assistance from the U.S. aid program for underdeveloped countries. Despite such efforts, the demand of Israel’s economic and military requirements could not be met by handouts alone. Consequently in 1951 the American Zionist Council (AZC) was established to promote a pro-Israel lobbying campaign that would concentrate on influencing Congress. Having, however, been established as a tax-exempt entity, the AZC was not legally permitted to Lobby in the U.S. on Israel’s behalf and as a result in 1954 faced a possible investigation for its violations. To avoid such a possibility, the AZC rebranded itself as the non-tax-exempt American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs. Having subsequently over a period of time recognised that its Zionist objectives may be too harsh for the American Jews whose support it required, the Committee shrewdly once again rebranded itself by substituting the word “Israel” for “Zionist” to become the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

In 1961 Zionism/AIPAC suffered a setback with the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy (JFK) — who being determined to prevent a nuclear arms race in the Middle East — was consequently at loggerheads with Israel’s Ben-Gurion who earnestly believed that possession of nuclear weapons was essential for Israel’s survival. On realising that JFK would not budge on the issue, Israel joined forces with Communist China which was also desirous of nuclear weapons. Both countries then began secretly developing nuclear capabilities through intermediary “and richest Jew in the world” Shaul Eisenberg who was a close friend of duplicitous Henry Kissinger; a partner of Mossad gun-runner Tibor Rosenbaum; and pivotal in the assassination of JFK. In his book Seeds of Fire: China and the Story Behind the Attack on America (Dandelion Books, 2001), Gordon Thomas exposes how Mossad and CSIS (Chinese secret service) conspired on many occasions to not only steal American military secrets, but to also to doctor U.S. intelligence programs.

During 1962-63 Senator William J. Fulbright, the Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, convened hearings which uncovered evidence that the Jewish Agency — a predecessor to the state of Israel — had operated a massive network of financial “conduits” that funnelled funds to Israel lobby groups which raised the question of ever-growing Zionist influence on U.S. policy decisions. In April 1973, on CBS Face the Nation, Fulbright stated that:

“Israel controls the U.S. Senate. The Senate is subservient, much too much; we should be more concerned about U.S. interests rather than doing the bidding of Israel. The great majority of the Senate of the U.S. — somewhere around 80% — is completely in support of Israel; anything Israel wants; Israel gets. This has been demonstrated time and and again, and this has made [foreign policy] difficult for our Government.”

The probability of Mossad’s involvement in JFK’s assassination was in 1994 clearly substantiated by Michael Collins Piper who in his incisive book, Final Judgment: The Missing link in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy, asserted that Israel’s motive for the assassination was JFK’s opposition which outraged Ben-Gurion who commanded the Mossad to become involved. JFK’s subsequent assassination served the dual purpose of eliminating the threat to Israel’s nuclear ambitions and the need for the main Zionist lobbying group to register as a foreign agent.

“Israel’s Mossad was a primary (and critical) behind the scenes player in the conspiracy that ended the life of JFK. Through its own vast resources and through its international contacts in the intelligence community and in organised crime, Israel had the means, it had the opportunity, and it had the motive to play a major frontline role in the crime of the century – and it did.” Michael Collins Piper.

“It is interesting — but not surprising — to note that in all the words written and uttered about the Kennedy assassination, Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, has never been mentioned. And yet a Mossad motive is obvious. On this question, as on almost all others, American reporters and commentators cannot bring themselves cast Israel in an unfavourable light — despite the obvious fact that Mossad complicity is as plausible as any of the other theories.”- Former Rep. Paul Findley (R-Ill.), in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, March 1992.

“You cannot criticise Israel in this country (USA) and survive.”- Helen Thomas (1920-2013), American author, news service reporter, opinion columnist, and member of the White House press corps.

Today, approximately one-third of AIPAC’s Washington staff are administrative/clerical with the remainder being specialists in areas of strategic importance including communications and leading- edge weapons technology. AIPAC is structured to effectively maximise efforts by concentrating on the Executive Branch, Legislation, Research, and political development. Influencing the Executive Branch that is not elected but appointed and accountable only to the President is of vital importance when dealing with issues — such as the ongoing charade of the Middle East peace process — that are initiated in the Oval Office rather than by the bicameral Congress. By ensuring the presence of Jews within the ranks of the Executive Branch, AIPAC, rather than having to react to U.S. Middle East policy decisions, is instead in a position to exert influence during their formulation.

In the bicameral Congress AIPAC maintains an allegiance to Israel — that far surpasses loyalty to the U.S. itself — by requiring from every candidate a “signed pledge” to support Israel which if refused results in a cutoff from AIPAC’s financial support and a campaign of demonisation. Candidates who comply (sellout the U.S.) will then join the AIPAC gravy train with constituency rewards and free junkets to Israel. AIPAC’s organisational skills through its regional offices also ensures that while the U.S. core Jewish population is only 6.7 million (2.11 percent of U.S. population) Jews nonetheless have the highest ethnic group percentage of actual voters with an estimate of around 90 percent with 89 percent of them living in the twelve key electoral college states. Furthermore, despite comprising of only 1.8 percent of the college age population in the U.S., Jews — to their credit — total an astonishing 25 percent of Harvard and Ivy League college enrolment which will subsequently see them holding key positions that affect the state of the American nation.

If you walk down any street anywhere in the U.S. and randomly question passersby about AIPAC, you will find that most, if not all, have never heard of it. Only 57.1 percent and 56.8 percent of eligible American voters cast their votes in the 2008 Presidential and Federal elections respectively. Hardly impressive turnouts for a nation which with pretentious chest-thumping arrogance insinuates itself as the hallmark for world democracy.

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they can do this is by not voting.”

President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)

“In America, the criminally insane rule and the rest of us, or the vast majority of the rest of us, either do not care, do not know, or are distracted and properly brainwashed into acquiescence.”

Kurt Nimmo, Writer and editor.”
Illustration by kind permission of the Dees Illustration Studio (DDees.com)

1. Deir Yassin massacre where 107 men, women, and children were either shot dead or killed by hand grenades being lobbed into their homes.

2. See also Einstein’s December 1948 letter to the New York Times which was also signed by many other prominent Jews.

William Hanna is a freelancer with a recently published book the Hiramic Brotherhood of the Third Temple.
Email: w194hanna@gmail.com

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Soros’ New Plan: The Phoenix Group, Charles Johnson115, 4/20/05
At a highly secretive meeting of “progressives” in Scottsdale, Arizona, George Soros began laying long-term plans to use his vast wealth to tilt US politics to the far left: Soros says be patient.

George Soros told a carefully vetted gathering of 70 likeminded millionaires and billionaires last weekend that they must be patient if they want to realize long-term political and ideological yields from an expected massive investment in “startup” progressive think tanks.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., meeting, called to start the process of building an ideas production line for liberal politicians, began what organizers hope will be a long dialogue with the “partners,” many from the high-tech industry. Participants have begun to refer to themselves as the Phoenix Group.

Rob Stein, a veteran of President Bill Clinton’s Commerce Department and of New York investment banking, convened the meeting of venture capitalists, left-leaning moneymen and a select few D.C. strategists on how to seed pro-Democratic think tanks, media outlets and leadership schools to compete with such entrenched conservative institutions as the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute and the Leadership Institute.

Senior Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials were quietly briefed about the meeting in recent weeks. DNC Chairman Howard Dean was aware of it, in part though his friendship with Stein, but one senior DNC source said the organizers “kept that list [of attendees] kind of tight.”

Sarah Ingersoll, de facto spokeswoman for Stein’s Democracy Alliance, said it was “a very preliminary meeting of committed donors interested in building a community to support progressive infrastructure.”

The Democracy Alliance will act as a clearinghouse and is expected to channel much of its money to new organizations and existing ones such as John Podesta’s Center for American Progress and David Brock’s Media Matters for America.

The money details are several weeks away. “There aren’t dollar figures at this point,” Ingersoll said.

Soros, a Hungarian-born financier who donated more than $23 million to pro-Democratic 527 groups last cycle, gave the main presentation, said Ingersoll, who declined to name the other presenters.

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China / Israel Wikileaks

Title: The following are highlights of science news reports carried by the Israeli media between 1 and 31 May. To request additional processing, call OSC at (800) 205-8615, (202) 338-6735, or fax (703) 613-5735.
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http://www2.tau.ac.il/news/engnew.asp http://www2.tau.ac.il/news/engnew.a sp ) 34 Israeli Proposals Win EU R&D grants Globes Onlinereports on 3 May: "The fifth call for papers by the EU Seventh Framework Progamme for Research and Development (FP7) for joint projects in software, hardware, and communications has resulted in 34 projects by Israeli and European companies, with an aggregate budget of 17 million euro. The latest grants boost the total grants to Israeli companies under the EU7 to date to 290 million euro. Israeli winners in the present round of grants include Alvarion, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Mellanox Technologies, and Afcon Industries, as well as start-ups Comsys Mobile, Ethernity Networks, Emza Visual Sense, and LiveU. Israeli units of global companies, including IBM Israel's R&D center in Haifa, SAP Israel's R&D center, Applied Materials Israel, and KLA-Tencor Israel have also won grants. The Israeli companies are heading five of these projects, which
the Office of the Chief Scientist said was an achievement." (Rishon Leziyyon Globes Online in English -- Website of independent daily focusing on business and financial news; URL:http://www.globes.co.il/ http://www.globes.co.il ) 2 Universities Open Nanotechnology Research Centers The Jerusalem Post Onlinereports on 11 May: "On the same day that Bar-Ilan University opened its $150 million, 7,000-square-meter nanotechnology research center in Ramat Gan on Monday, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev opened its own $42.5m., 5,000-square-meter nano research center in Beersheba. Today, every university except for the University of Haifa, which does not offer science studies, has a nanotechnology center. The universities say that one center does not come at the expense of the other. In preparation for the new building in Beersheba, BGU offered a special program aimed at preparing technical personnel and support staff for nanotechnology research in a variety of fields. This is bein
g done to prepare trained manpower for integration into nano research and hi-tech development. BGU president Prof Rivqa Carmi said her university has invested about $90m. in the last few years in its national biotechnology institute to establish an effective academic platform for a successful biotechnology industry in the Negev and Israel and to contribute significantly to the infrastructure of applied biotechnology in life and medical sciences, which will benefit from nanotechnology research." (Jerusalem The Jerusalem Post Online in English -- Website of right-of-center, independent daily; URL:http://www.jpost.co.il/ http://www.jpost.co.il ) Israel Optimistic Over Chances of Joining Nuclear Research Body CERN Haaretz.comreports on 20 May: "A senior delegation from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) visited Israel earlier this week to determine whether Israel is ready to become a member of the organization. Delegation leader Sergio Bertolucci, director for
research and scientific computing at CERN, told Haaretz that the delegates were impressed by the extent, depth and integration of the various scientific activities in Israel, the cooperation between industry and academe, and "the young Israeli minds." The seven delegates are set to visit four other states that have applied to join CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory -- Turkey, Slovenia, Serbia and Cyprus. The delegation will submit a report on the five states to the CERN council, which will determine their status by the end of the year. Bertolucci said the report on Israel, which currently holds an 'observer' status in CERN, 'is bound to be favorable. The head of the Israeli Committee for High Energies, Professor Eli'ezer Rabinovici of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and the head of the Israeli team at the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator near Geneva, Professor Giyora Mikenberg of the Weizman Institute, both accompanied the CERN delegation du
ring their visit in Israel. Israel's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Roni Leshno Ya'ar, who also serves as Israel's liaison to CERN, told Haaretz he was 'optimistic about Israel's becoming a full member of the CERN council by the end of the year. Over the past week, the delegation met President Shimon Peres, head of the National Economic Council Manuel Trachtenberg, chairman of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities Menahem Ya'ari and Israel Science Foundation director Dr. Benny Geiger. The CERN representatives also visited the Technion's Nanotechnology laboratories, the Tel Aviv University's research laboratories and the Weizman Institute's laboratories, where parts of the particle accelerator detector in Switzerland were developed. The delegates also made visits to Orbotech, Fibernet, Nanomotion and the Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility. Joining (CERN) as a member state would validate Israel's significant contribution for dozens of years to CER
N, the jewel in the crown of European science, said Rabinovici." (Tel Aviv Haaretz.com in English -- Website of English-language version of Ha'aretz, left-of-center, independent daily of record; URL:http://www.haaretz.com/ http://www.haaretz.com ) Israel, China Sign R&D Cooperation Agreement Globes Onlinereports on 20 May: "Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor Binyamin Ben-Eli'ezer and China's Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang today signed an R&D cooperation agreement in Jerusalem. The agreement is important for Israeli entrepreneurs who want to do business in China, which is an increasingly important market for foreign companies, including from Israel. Today's agreement came after two years of negotiations between the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor and China's Ministry of Science and Technology, which overseas industrial R&D in the country. The R&D cooperation agreement sets out collaboration between Israeli and Chinese manufacturers. Israeli companies wil
l be eligible to receive up to 50% of R&D costs through the Office of the Chief Scientist, headed by Chief Scientist Dr. Eli Opper. Chinese companies will receive support from the Ministry of Science and Technology. In this way, companies from both sides will be exposed to different market demands, and the governments will share in the risk through financial support." (Rishon Leziyyon Globes Online in English -- Website of independent daily focusing on business and financial news; URL:http://www.globes.co.il/ http://www.globes.co.il ) Chief Scientist Gives Protalix $4.4 Million Haaretz.com reports on 21 May: "Bio-Cell announced yesterday that Protalix BioTherapeutics, in which it owns a 17.9% stake, has received a $4.1 million grant to support R&D from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor's chief scientist. Of that, $2.9 million is earmarked to advance R&D and test the drugs it is developing, including the acetylcholinesterase AChE for use in biodefense; the alpha Galac
tosidase enzyme PRX-102 and pr-antiTNF, a biosimilar version of etanercept, otherwise known as Enbrel, which is used to treat autoimmune disease." MITL Approves R&D Programs in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Medicine Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Laborreports on 23 May: "The chief scientist in the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Labor, Dr Eli Opper, is continuing a marathon of research committee discussions for 2010. In this period, discussions have been held on requests by companies with large and medium research budget demands (over 30 million shekels, and 10-30 million shekels, respectively). In one marathon discussion, the research committee headed by Dr Opper approved 38 requests to support new R&D programs of companies in the fields of biotechnology, chemistry, and medicine, involving a total investment of 120 million shekels. The chief scientist's grants for these projects totaled 49.6 million shekels. In the field of biotechnology, the committee approved 17 projects i
nvolving a budget of 67.8 million shekels, in which state grants totaled 30.8 million shekels. In the field of medicine, the committee approved 18 projects involving a budget of 44.4 million shekels, in which state grants amounted to 15.4 million shekels. In the field of chemistry, the committee approved three projects involving a budget of 7.8 million shekels, in which state grants totaled 3.5 million shekels." (Jerusalem Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Labor in Hebrew -- Official website of Israel's Industry, Trade, and Labor Ministry; URL:http://www.tamas.gov.il/ www.tamas.gov.il ) BGU Students Develop System To Help Blind, Deaf Ben-Gurion Universityreports on 25 May: "An optical radar system that can help the blind maneuver around obstacles using the scanning of bifocal, in-depth images has been developed by students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The new device uses combined images taken from two different angles -- like human eyes -- and i
ts developers say it's better than other systems available to help the blind get around. The system was shown yesterday as part of the annual conference of projects in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. It is based on a computer, two video cameras and a light scanner source and will warn the blind about obstacles -- even those overhead -- with audible signals. It was developed by El'ad Kuperberg and Eynav Tasa under the supervision of Prof. Shlomi Arnon. Other BGU engineering students, Elat Geva and Oren Kirlis, developed a Siren Aid for deaf drivers. It gives a visual image of sounds around the vehicle, based on two microphones attached to the windows, a central processing system and a visual screen on the front panel. The deaf driver can in real time identify the power, direction and type of sound -- such as a siren or horn -- in the vicinity." (Beersheba Ben-Gurion University in English -- Official BGU News website; URL:http://web.bgu.ac.il/Eng/home/N
ews http://web.bgu.ac.il/Eng/home/News ) NasVax System Helps Boost Body Response to Vaccine ISRAEL21creports on 26 May: "Israeli biopharmaceutical firm NasVax has signed a deal with Swiss pharma giant Norvartis to develop new vaccines together, including influenza-fighting strains. VaxiSome is used in immunotherapy to fight the body's autoimmune response in inflammatory diseases like lupus erythematosus, which attacks healthy tissue and cells, causing rashes and related ailments. The vaccine can be given via intranasal, intramuscular and subcutaneous methods." (California ISRAEL21c -- Website of nonprofit corporation aiming to inform Americans about Israel; URL:http://www.israel21c.org/ www.israel21c.org )Material in the World News Connection is generally copyrighted by the source cited. Permission for use must be obtained from the copyright holder. Inquiries regarding use may be directed to NTIS, US Dept. of Commerce.
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China Must Lead the New World Order

Defense.pk

In an interview with the Financial Times, George Soros has subtly laid out the banksters’ plan for ushering in the New World Order, announcing that China must lead the New World Order, “creating it and owning it” and supplanting the United States as the world’s economic superpower.

Soros’ plans for China are the exact opposite of Donald Trump’s expected policies regarding China. The President-elect has described the Asian giant as a “currency manipulator” and outlined plans to correct the current situation of unfair competition and bring good jobs back to America. He has already angered the Chinese, speaking on the phone to President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan – breaking with nearly four decades of U.S. protocol.

When a reader first passed me a link to the Soros interview I couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought it might be faked, so I did some checking on its authenticity and found out it was actually real. Here was George Soros — who is unquestionably a Western elitist even in the eyes of the most ardent Kool Aid drinker — speaking of using China to bring in the New World Order.

It just goes to show that the banksters have never really hidden what they’re doing; they just reveal it in dry interviews and insufferably bland policy papers while the public is distracted by an emotionally charged, easily understood “good guy” versus “bad guy” fairy tale.

According to this fairy tale, which is offered by both the mainstream media outlets and the overwhelming majority of alternative media sources, the US is in conflict with Russia, while a determined band of freedom fighting nations (the BRICS) are on a quest to free themselves from the evils of Western imperialism once and for all. Well isn’t that precious? It’s also a load of childish nonsense.

In reality, both the Western powers and the BRICS nations are working closely together through the G20 to bring in the Central Banking Cabal’s New World Order. Here are the nations of the G20 (the 20th “nation” is the EU), with the core Western powers circled in blue and the BRICS circled in red.

From NewsPunch Soros China Must Lead NWO

George Soros laid out the global elites’ plan for ushering in what he called “a New World Order” during an interview with the Financial Times. According to Soros, China must lead this New World Order, “creating it and owning it,” in the same way the United States “owns the current order.”

Soros’ plans for China are the exact opposite of Donald Trump’s policies regarding the Asian giant. Trump has described China as a “currency manipulator” and outlined plans to correct the current situation of unfair competition and bring good jobs back to America. He has already angered the Chinese, speaking on the phone to President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan – breaking with nearly four decades of U.S. protocol.

When a reader first passed me a link to the Soros interview I couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought it might be faked, so I did some checking on its authenticity and found out it was actually real.

Here was George Soros — who is unquestionably a Western elitist even in the eyes of the most ardent Kool Aid drinker — speaking of using China to bring in the New World Order.

 

“I think this would be the time, because you really need to bring China into the creation of a new world order — financial world order,” said Soros. “They are kind of reluctant members of the IMF. They play along, but they don’t make much of a contribution because it’s not their institution. Their share is not commeasurate — their voting rights are not commeasurate — to their weight. So I think you need a New World Order that China has to be part of the process of creating it, and they have to buy in. They have to own it the same way as I said the United States owns… the Washington consensus… the current order, and I think this would be a more stable one where you would have a coordinated policies.”

It just goes to show that the elite have never really hidden what they’re doing; they just reveal it in dry interviews and barely readable policy papers while the public is distracted by an emotionally charged, easily understood “good guy” versus “bad guy” fairy tale.

According to this fairy tale, which is offered by both the mainstream media outlets and the overwhelming majority of alternative media sources, the US is in conflict with Russia, while a determined band of freedom fighting nations (the BRICS) are on a quest to free themselves from the evils of Western imperialism once and for all.

Well isn’t that precious? It’s also a load of childish nonsense.

In reality, both the Western powers and the BRICS nations are working closely together through the G20 to bring in the Central Banking Cabal’s New World Order. Here are the nations of the G20 (the 20th “nation” is the EU), with the core Western powers circled in blue and the BRICS circled in red.

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Once their plans come to culmination, the world will be ruled by a multilateral / multipolar financial and political order that will feature China as the most prominent nation, supplanting the United States. But don’t take my word on this; take it straight from the gefilte fish-eating horse’s mouth.

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So he is saying that the way to bring the Chinese into the NWO is to have them help create it and to give them “ownership” of it. This is not a new idea, of course, since the Rockefellers hinted at this strategy back in 1961 in their NWO blueprint book Prospect for America: The Rockefeller Panel Reports.

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Problem – The evil Western power elite are out to steal everything and kill everybody!!! (The engineered truth movement has ensured that we got this message loud and clear.)

Reaction – People are both angry and fearful, and are longing to end the old system and start something new.

Solution – The angelic BRICS power elite swoop in on white unicorns to save the day and give us a new financial system and all the money people need. (The false-light crowd has ensured that we’ll look at our “saviors” in this light.)

Pondering this problem / reaction / solution scenario begs the question…

Why China? Why would the global elite, whose home base is in Western Europe, have the Chinese front the public face of their New World Order?

A clue to their motivations and strategy can be found in this article, titled “Colonial Elite Rules China for the Illuminati.” In it, the author states…

“The Chinese people would revolt against overt foreign domination, but embrace their place in the NWO if they believed they were in control.”

The Chinese have suffered greatly at the hands of Western imperialism, as has much of the world. As a result, the global elite would have trouble roping many nations into a Western-led New World Order, especially the nationalistic Chinese. Since you can’t have a truly global order without the most populous nation on Earth, the elite opted to use their own legacy of destruction to their advantage. Their two-part strategy to do so is as follows:

1 – They set up a China-centered alliance as an opposing force to the Western alliance.
This part of the strategy was hinted at in the mainstream press in this 2002 UPI article, titled “China Wants Its Own ‘New World Order’ To Oppose US Version.” It is common practice for the Cabal to use opposing forces to achieve their ends, and they always make sure they have influence or control over both sides.

2 – They have been driving the world public into the hands of the Chinese alliance.
How have they approached this, you ask?

They have widely publicized a heinous New World Order planned by the Western Powers while simultaneously publicizing a benign New World Order planned by China and its allies (thus establishing danger from one side and safety from another).
They have instigated outrageous and provocative action, both economic and military, by the Western powers (this adds a new insight into the open-for-all-to-see Wall Street / City of London criminality and recent Western military boondoggles in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, and Syria).
They have broadly exposed damaging information about Western nations, especially the US. This is the motivation behind WikiLeaks, Snowden, and a thousand smaller disclosures. And after Snowden outed the NSA’s activities to the general public, where did he run to hide? First to China (Hong Kong), then to Russia. So what is the psychological message? China and Russia (the BRICS alliance) is where you run for safety from the evil US, its Western allies, and all their horrible behavior.
It is really very simple: the global elite, including Soros, built a rabbit trap (in the BRICS alliance) that looks like a nice, safe hole to hide from danger. Now they are beating the bushes (with the Western powers) to drive the rabbits toward the trap.

Soros’ admission to the Financial Times effectively confirms all this. And if we look again at the Rockefeller’s “Prospect for America”, it confirms this viewpoint as well. On page 60, it says this…

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Behind Israel's s bomb:
Dr. Yuval Neeman
by Mark Burdman
There is not a competent intelligence professional anywhere in the world who believes for a moment that
Israel's unbalanced Prime Minister Menachem Begin "decided" to launch the June 7 Israeli Air Force attack on
Iraq's Osirak reactor. While the prime minister may reap immediate emotional and political benefits from the
attack, Mr. Begin lacks both the baseline competence
and relevant international connections to have ensured
the operation's success. Stated simply, the bathetic Mr.
Begin was put up to launching the attack. This was
instigated by a small circle of leading Israeli/Zionist
elites who have both the international clout and the sense
of how to manipulate Mr. Begin's well-known pathologies to launch the operation and guarantee its fulfillment.
It is ElR's estimation that the brains behind the raid
into Iraq was Dr. Yuval Neeman, the "evil genius"
architect of Israel's nuclear bomb capabilities and offshoot computerized intelligence systems who is also the
founder of the Zionist Teyiha (Renaissance) fringe political party and, in the words of the Jerusalem Post, "A
cool and calculating believer in the importance of mysticism for revolutionary movements like Zionism."
Neeman's initiating role in the June 7 affair may not
be surprising to the millions of Americans who have seen
him on television since June 7 gloating about the success
of the raid. But what the selective American media have
not revealed is that Dr. Neeman is himself only a point
man for vastly more powerful forces. These are the
highest circles of the British-Canadian scientific apparatus behind the secretive "Nuclear Club of Wall Street,"
interfaced with the Venetian-centered aristocratic families who control the Malthusian Club of Rome International. For these circles, the Israeli raid into Iraq had two
interconnected purposes: to enforce the denial of nuclear
energy for peaceful purposes to the countries below the
Tropic of Cancer, while ushering in an era of limited
nuclear warfare in these same regions. Both goals converge on one higher aim: the depopUlation of the areas of
the developing world.
Neeman's role in the affair is clear, aside from his
frequent pronouncements in the American media since
then. Only days before the raid was carried out, the
Lazard Freres-owned Washington Post reported that
Neeman would probably be brought into the government as a coalition member should Begin be re-elected.
This clearly implied that an important geopolitical deal
had been struck within Israel.
Then, virtually on the eve of the raid, the Jerusalem
Post ran a feature on Neeman, portraying him as the
man determined to bring about a resurgence of "Zionist
mysticism" in Israel while at the same time being the
main contact with the faction in the Reagan administration firmly committed to the destabilization of the oilproducing Gulf countries. The Post quoted Neeman:
"There are ... powerful factors in the Reagan administration ... who are already thinking in terms beyond the
fall of the House of Saud. They are mostly concentrated
in the defense and industrial establishments, and are
thinking of America's real interests in the Middle East in
the not-too-distant future when Saudi Arabia topples.
Once that happens, Israel will again loom large as the
only reliable support for the U.S. in the region. Secretary
of State Haig, for example, is certainly to be counted
among those holding such a view; and so should National Security Adviser Richard Allen. "
Given what has happened since these words were
spoken, it is clear that a deal has been struck to usher in
a new regime of chaos and destabilization in the Middle
East. This would be fully consistent with Neeman's of tenstated position that Israel must be built up into a supersophisticated "military fortress " whose existence would
depend on and be nurtured by the enforced backwardness of the neighboring Arab states. In this view, Israel
would be denied the role of sovereign nation-state desired
by most of its citizens; it would instead fulfill the role
originally designed for Zionism by the fundamentalist
cultists among leading Venetian and Scottish-British
aristocratic families: to be the "high technologyequipped" outpost overseeing the financial and strategic
interests of the aristocracies of Europe committed to the
perpetuation of feudalism in the region.
Neeman, Dr. Abdus Salam, and the bomb
Neeman was groomed for his point-man role early
in his career. After training at the French Fourth
Republic-run Chief of Staff Training School in Paris in
the late I 940s, he developed a reputation as a superprecocious military systems expert. In the mid-l 950s, he
was chosen by British intelligence protege General
Moshe Dayan to become Israel's military attache in
London. Simultaneously, using to advantage his earlier
training in French military circles, Neeman developed
solid scientific and intelligence ties to the group in
France associated with late-1950s French atomic energy
minister Jacques Soustelle, the extremist who connived
countless times to have Charles de Gaulle assassinated.
Neeman's ties into the Soustelle grouping gave Israel
access to the French nuclear technology that has since
enabled Israel to produce an estimated 20 atomic
bombs.
During the early 1960s, Neeman was officially incorporated into the inner elites of the British "Aldermaston" scientific-defense establishment that had been created by former Special Operations Executive head Sir
William Stephenson during World War II. He received
his doctorate in physics at the elitist Royal College of
Physics under the tutelage of the Pakistani scientist Dr.
Abdus Salam.
Salam, himself trained at elite British universities, is
presently a member of the Club of Rome International.
He is also a director of the Trieste-based International
Center of Applied Physics, a training and recruitment
ground for scientists involved both in the "Islamic
bomb" project and in spreading British-authored cult
misrepresentations of "science" throughout the Third
World. The Trieste center is funded by the same prominent aristocratic families in Italy who are behind the
Club of Rome project, and in turn is closely related to
the leading controlling institutions of the extremist
Muslim Brotherhood, most importantly the Londonbased Islamic Council of Europe and the Islamic Institute of Defense Technology. To complete the relevant
point, Salam is himself very close to the leading forces
in Libya and Pakistan who are mutually involved in the
manufacture of an "Islamic bomb."
Given that Dr. Neeman himself is an associate of
this Trieste center, it is, to say the least, specious on his
part to claim outrage over Iraq's efforts to develop
nuclear energy for peaceful purposes!
Candu and the Nuclear Club of Wall Street
Following his training at the Royal College,
Neeman began to collect a vast array of international
scientific contacts, including establishing teaching positions at such institutions as Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and California Institute of Technology (Cal
Tech). At Cal Tech, he reportedly made contact with
several of the architects of the nuclear bomb capacity of
Communist China. During the late 1960s, he co-developed with physicist Murray Gellman the "quark" theory of elementary particularity in the physical universe,
which has been utilized by the British to try to undermine groundbreaking work in the fields of plasma
physics and other frontier areas of science.
During the 1970s Neeman became a top protege of
what is generically known as the "Nuclear Club of Wall
Street," a grouping of financial houses and intelligence
agents established to exercise insider control over the
flow and development of nuclear technologies, and to
divert flows of nuclear technology to extremist states
like Libya, Pakistan, and Begin-run Israel. It was undoubtedly with this grouping in mind that the French
magazine Vendredi-Samedi-Dimanche reported last year
that it was "not by accident" that Neeman was in the
United States when Israel received a U.S. shipment of
carriers capable of carrying a nuclear engine. These
nuclear carrying devices, the magazine stated, were
nearly deployed in the 1973 Yom Kippur war.
Recent EIR investigations into this secretive Wall
Street grouping have produced preliminary confirmation
that in fact the whole New York establishment is
controlled out of Canada, through the institutions
linked to the manufacture and distribution of the Candu
Canadian government reactor.
Two recent, well-publicized scandals have identified
the interface between Candu and the corrupt side of
Zionist-Israeli Mossad intelligence operations. In one
case, the Israeli multimillionaire Shaul Eisenberg whose
vast empire is used for laundering crime-connected dirty
money, was involved in brokering Candu deals with
South Korea, explicitly in order to undercut the involvement of the American Westinghouse Corporation in the
Korean market. In a second case, the Argentine Jewish
financier David Gravier, a known funder of the Monteneros terrorist group, was involved in bribing Argentine officials to purchase the Candu facilities. Gravier
received funds for his illicit ventures from the Trade
Development Bank in Argentina, which was laundering
Eisenberg dirty-money funds for the purpose. The
Trade Development Bank is run by the Lebanese Safra
family, a family involved in notorious dirty-money
laundering operations and associated with the directorship of the Rockefeller-connected Republic National
Bank. Other funds for Gravier were coming from SwissItalian banking interests linked to Lehman Brothers
Kuhn Loeb Trilateralist George Ball.
The Zionist-Candu interface is in turn a subordinated part of a direct P-2 Freemason Lodge operation. P-2
Lodge godfather Licio Gelli himself was involved in
officially brokering Candu exports to the Mediterranean region, as was P-2 member Vittorio Emmanuel di
Savoia, the Savoy claimant to the throne in Italy. The
broker in the Mediterranean region itself for distributing Candu reactors was Lucien Secouri of the Italimpianti firm of Italy. Secouri is heavily implicated in
dirty-money operations and illicit gun-running activities
to the militias of the Lebanese Falange Party, allegedly
in collaboration with elements of the Israeli Mossad.

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Colonial Elite Rules China for the Illuminati

HenryMakow

Beijing -The Chinese elite is a merger between the Communist leadership, Hong Kong tycoons, and the criminal Triads. All three factions derive derive their power from Illuminati collaboration.

China has appeared autonomous because the Illuminati developed the country internally, funding 'revolutionary' political parties spouting nationalist slogans. The reasoning was that the Chinese people would revolt against overt foreign domination, but embrace their place in the NWO if they believed they were in control.

Lord Bertrand Russell revealed this plan in a report on China published in 1920:

'Out of the renaissance spirit now existing in China, it is possible, if foreign nations can be prevented from wreaking havoc, to develop a new civilization better than any that the world has yet known.'

The fascist superpower we know today was created in the second half of the 20th century by the bogus Cold War dialectic of communism vs. capitalism.

The stage was set in 1898 when Britain and China signed a contract stipulating that Hong Kong would be handed back to the Chinese in 1997. This meant that the fierce Communism of the mainland and laissez faire capitalism of Hong Kong were always destined to merge.

The process of unification gave rise to the current China power elite. What follows is background of the three main factions.

THE COMMUNIST LEADERSHIP

Because Communism is an Illuminati creation, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are by definition, Illuminati agents.

Mao was a Soviet agent. (Mao-The Untold Story, Chang & Halliday, p.49.)
He was a product of the Yale in China "Missionary" i.e. OSS, Skull & Bones program.

The CCP implemented policies that set the foundations for an Illuminati super state. They unified the country, attacked traditional Chinese culture, instigated industrialization programs and created a common language.

Wang Hao, a historian at the China Institute of International Studies, has recorded that Mao's deputy Zhou Enlai met David Rockefeller in June 1973:

'When meeting David Rockefeller, Zhou said to him that it was necessary to find appropriate methods conducive to the development of the trade between two sides under different political systems.'

The corporate-communist merger began when Deng Xiaoping came to power in the late 1970s and introduced his market reforms with the slogan "to get rich is glorious."

However, after 30 years of Maoism his regime was hopelessly ill equipped to run a market economy. They turned to the wealthiest Chinese tycoons in Hong Kong for guidance.

THE HONG KONG TYCOONS

The most powerful HK tycoon is Li Ka-Shing, the richest Asian in the world and an Illuminati insider.

Other prominent tycoons are 'HK's godfather of real estate' Henry Fok, 'The king of gambling' Stanley Ho and the man who would be chosen by Beijing to head Hong Kong after the departure of the British, Tung Chee-Wa.

It is important to realize that these men rose to power and prestige in a British colony, i.e. they were vetted by the City of London to be colonial leaders. This is illustrated by the rise of Li Ka Shing.

As HK developed, Li emerged as the most brilliant Chinese entrepreneur. The 'Brotherhood bankers' of Hong Kong became aware of his mercantile genius and brought him into the fold.

In 1979 Li took control of Hutchinson Whampoa, one of the old British companies that had long dominated Hong Kong's economy. Companies of such political importance are not given away casually. In 2000, the Queen awarded Li the title of 'Knight (Commander of the Order) of the British Empire.'

In the early eighties, the tycoons and the communists had a series of meetings in Beijing. They struck a deal whereby the tycoons advised and educated the Chinese authorities about markets and in return Beijing gave them privileged access to their vast economic basin. In 1984 the two groups founded CITIC, the organization that managed China's transition to market economy.

THE TRIADS

The Triads is a collective term for the secret societies and criminal groups that originated in 18th century China with the aim to bring down the Qing dynasty.

For over a century the Illuminati waged war against the Qing dynasty. The Triads were their vehicle for subversion and revolution, in a similar fashion to Freemasonry in Western revolutions.

For instance, during the opium wars, the Triads helped bring the drug into China. The revolutionary Nationalist Government that toppled the Qing dynasty in 1912 was a coalition of triad groups. Sun Yat-sen, the man who led the nationalist coalition that toppled the Qing in 1912, was a Triad member and was trained and armed in British Hong Kong. Chiang Kai-shek was also a Triad member.

When the Communists achieved dominance in 1949 they kicked the Triads out of the country. They fled mainly to Hong Kong and Taiwan to re-build. Chiang Kai-shek continued to publicly receive US funding.

Today the Triads are best known as the world's largest criminal entity, involved in drug trafficking, prostitution, money laundering etc. They exist in any country with a large Chinese population, notably in Canada, Britain, USA and Australia.

Former Canadian diplomat Brian McAdam said: "Within each Chinese community, there's usually a strong Triad presence controlling and extorting money from the businesses, and if there's drugs, they're bringing them in."

Of the Triads enormous global reach Fritz Springmeier has written:

'The Triads are the most powerful criminal fraternal group in the world, except for the Illuminati and the families that make up the Illuminati's Committee of 300. The Mafia Is small peanuts compared to the Triads. The Triads are almost untouchable by any law enforcement group. For instance, in Great Britain the British do not have hardly any ethnic Chinese on their police force to even try infiltrating the Triads.'

A key source of this power is that they partner the Far East Lodges of Freemasonry in running the Asian drugs trade, notably the production of heroin in the 'golden triangle' in South East Asia, second only to Afghanistan. Drug trafficking is very important to the Illuminati because it funds black budget programs.

The most powerful Triads in Hong Kong have their own territories, headquarters, sub-societies and public fronts. They are allied with the tycoons. The tycoon's own Hong Kong and the triads run it. A few of these are Sun Yee On, Wo Hop To and 14K. To insure a smooth handover of Hong Kong in 1997, the communist leadership needed these groups onside.

In the early 80s, the Chinese government convened a secret meeting between the 'Dragon Heads' of the major Triad groups operational in Hong Kong. The communists informed the dragons that if they agreed not to interfere with the takeover transition, they would be allowed to continue their criminal activities without interference.

Following these successful negotiations, Deng Xiaoping spoke of the triads as Chinese "patriotic groups" and the Hong Kong press published a photograph of Charles Heung, a senior officer of Sun Yee On, conversing with Deng's daughter.

In 1992, Western Intelligence Services became aware Wong Man Fong - formerly head of China's central news agency - was helping the triads to set up legitimate businesses in China, particularly in Guangzhou and Shanghai.

CONCLUSION

The mainstream media portrays China as hostile to Western power. However, by studying the triumvirate Chinese elite and their intimate ties to the Illuminati, it is clear that modern China is an Illuminati creation.

The Chinese elite must never stray from the NWO agenda, for it follows that if the Illuminati made them, they can break them too.

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Facebook Censorship

CENSORSHIP Facebook Censorship Council Includes Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Activist
So independent!

Published 15 hours ago on 8 May, 2020Paul Joseph WatsonMario Tama/Getty Images31 Comments
Facebook’s new censorship council, which will decide what content gets deleted from the website, includes a pro-Muslim Brotherhood Yemeni activist.
“The independent board, which will be able to overturn Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decisions on whether individual pieces of content should be allowed on Facebook and Instagram, is a high-profile response to criticism of how the social media company handles problematic content,” reported Channel News Asia.
The “oversight board” will include none other than Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman, the Yemeni woman who became one of the faces of the Arab Spring uprising in 2011.
Karman’s activism includes supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organization that has been blamed for terrorist attacks.
Karman previously denounced arrests of Muslim Brotherhood members and opposed the move to bar the Muslim Brotherhood from participating in Egyptian politics.
In Yemen, the Muslim Brotherhood is led by Abdul Majeed al-Zindani, a Sunni Islamist viewed by the United States as a “Bin Laden loyalist” and someone who is listed as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” by the US Treasury Department.
No doubt Karman’s tolerance for allowing criticism of Islam on Facebook’s platform will be in short supply.

Kevork Almassian
@KevorkAlmassian
Facebook forms a "supreme court" which will decide what content to allow or remove from the world's largest social media platform. One of the members of the supreme court is notorious Muslim Brotherhood activist Tawakkol Karman.

As we highlighted earlier this week, another one of Facebook’s censorship czars is none other than anti-Trump Professor Pamela Karlan.
Karlan made a name for herself because of a rant at the impeachment hearings during which she made Barron Trump the punch line of a joke.
Karlan was also described by the New York Times as a “full-throated, unapologetic liberal torchbearer.”
These are the people who will be deciding whether your Facebook posts violate the social media network’s increasingly draconian rules.
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr responded to the announcement of the oversight board by slamming it as a partisan fraud.
“Meet your new speech police,” said Carr. “Facebook now has an Oversight Board empowered to take down posts.”
“Gotta be non-partisan people, right? Nope! 1 is Pam Karlan: testified to impeach @POTUS, “baron” Trump line, Obama DOJ, & NYT calls ‘full-throated, unapologetic liberal torchbearer.'”
“Facebook’s decision undermines its claim that posts won’t be censored for partisan political reasons. Karlan testified that ‘President Trump must be held to account.’ She wrote *in 2016* that she felt ‘a responsibility to challenge [Trump] in the court of public opinion.

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Is North Korea a slave state for China???

VaticProject
Commentary by Dick Eastman
December 2011

North Korea is not a renegade state. The renegade state thesis is a carefully groomed fiction to conceal that nation's subservient relationship to China and its secret alliance with the conspiracy in the US. The truth is that North Korea is China's Guantanamo, which is to say that it stands in relation to China's Triad princeling leadership as Israel stands to the City of London ruling from Britain. Slave work that Beijing would not even force on the "proletarian/peasant" exploited of China, is done in North Korea, with the "Made in China" label added after delivery to China for export to the West.
North Korea does all of China's operations that China cannot risk doing at home for the extreme embarrassment and discrediting that would take place if China were caught doing at home.

The bad relations with North Korea are faked by the US ruling conspiracy (Hint: Flight KA-007) (See below: Bill Clintonstrips to North Korea.) It is intended that the US will go to war with North Korea and that "crazy North Korea" (actually North Korea always operates under cold-blooded geo-political strategy set in China in collusion with City of London (and American representatives such as David Rockefeller and his hired brains Henry Kissinger

Madeleine Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová, but given the name Madlenka when his father put his family through a conversion of convenience to Catholicism -- claims that at the time of Senate hearings for confirmation as Bill Clinton's secretary of State, that she did not know that her parents were Jewish -- she speaks Russian fluently. Her father, Josef Korbel, was the mentor of George W. Bush's National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, long before his daughter took that office.

Condoleeza Rice was mentored by "Madeleine Albright's" father, Josef Korbel, a Marxist and City of London agent who brought a Marxist government to Czechoslovakia and served Stalin's secret agent, Edvard Beneš.

It was Beneš who organized and led the Czech "Maffia" which in the latter part of World War One, became the Czech Independence movement (think of the "Northern Alliance Drug Lords of Afghanistan who became the government after the US occupation following the 9-11 frame-up.)

A member of the Czech Socialist Party, Beneš set up a "resistance government" (like deGaulle during WWII) and was appointed by the Big Four powers (Rothschild-serving) to represent a new Czechoslovakian state at the Versailles talks (which resembled the Council of Vienna in the way it set up Europe for Rothschild following the defeat of the French Revolution (by way of Napoleon who was funded and covertly politically sponsored by Rothschild for a while -- which is why Napoleon did the obviously stupid thing of invading Russia. Why is it that nations invade other nations over the last few centuries?)
Beneš was the great League of Nations internationalist of his day, behind all of the international conferences of his time. During World War Beneš Two And "Albright's" father, Kobel, worked directly under Beneš signed an agreement with Stalin that all but dictated Soviet domination of Czechoslovakia following the war.

Korbel was Beneš leading diplomat at that time. After the war Beneš presided over a coalition government with the Communists, but then proceeded to appoint an all-communist government. Korbel was with Beneš every step of the way in this communist takeover in the early days of the Cold War.
Beneš was sent as the communist government's Stalinist Ambassador to Yugoslavia, but was forced to leave when Marshall Tito, whose partisans threw out the Germans without Stalin's help, decided that Yugoslavia would not be a satellite of the USSR, but would instead be non-aligned in the Cold War, experimenting with something he called "market-socialism" Because by this time the Iron Curtain had closed.
Stalinist agent Korbel ("Madeleine's" Dad, if you need to be reminded) was "reassigned" by the communist underground espionage apparatus to go to the United States seeking "political asylum" -- whereupon, the Rockefeller Foundation soon obtained for him a postion as Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
One of his students was Condoleeza Rice, the Republican negro woman Rockefeller asset, who became George W. Bush's handler, National Security Advisor and Secretary of State in that order -- following an election in which the people threw out the Democratic party who had put Korbel's daughter "Madeleine who-didn't-know-she-was-a-Jew -until-after-the-Senate-confirmation-hearings Albright" in that position.

We are living in a US that has been brought down by subversion (economic, political, cutlural) planned by Trotsky (Bronstein) and Chow Enlai (Zhou Enlai). The Rothschilds are of course behind it. The Rockefellers are Rothschild tools.

Communism, progressivism, conservatism, as well as Rockefeller Moderate (which used to be called the liberal GOP, or "Rockefeller Republicans") and that branch which takes orders directly from Rothschild. At any rate, Kissinger and Zhou and David Rockefeller applied the strategy and determined the course of the US economy (deindustrialization, transfer of industrial capital to China etc) one week after Nixon visited China.
Nassar was a humanitarian and a Moslem,
Zhou Enlai was a Rothschild agent first and foremost.

In 1954 at the Cairo Conferrence Nasser asked Chow En-lai how he could hope to defeat the power of the United States, which had just developed the H-bomb. Chow answered, we cannot defeat them today, but we can defeat their grandchildren today. Chow was the political officer of the Wampowa military academy, during the period of the Repubic of China under Dr. Sun Yat-sen -- and agent sent by Stalin and a double-agent sent by Rothschild -- and a most careful student of Sun Tse, the master of defeating an enemy completely through subersion BEFORE one engages him militarily.
Bill Clinton (nee Blythe) was elected President with money from the Chinese People's Liberation army filtered through Riady and the Lippo group of Indonesia (Obama connection?) through John Hwang to Clinton as governor of Arkansas, a Rockefeller vassal state. His wife Hillary is a lifelong Rockefeller asset dating back to before the Wartergate coup in which she participated (and which made Nelson Rockefeller vice president "under" non-entity Gerald Ford).
Clinton was an (Rockefeller) organized crime figure involved in the Mena drug trade and other ciminal activities, while his wife went from campus radical to lawyer at the Rose Law firm -- where she said that it was impossible to make money in law unless you worked for the banks. At one point, in her very first commodities trade she made a million-to-one killing -- which everyone who knows the odds is certain was a covert criminal payoff for some services rendered.
At any rate, Clinton sabotaged the US military -- tore it down, so that it had to be built up again after 9-11 (with borrowed money from the bankers Hillary served) -- as president Bill Clinton took a month-long trip to China at a time when Paul Wolfowitz and Henry Kissinger were also there
-- doubtless laying the groundwork for the 9-11 false-flag attack.
Clinton (VN: Like Bush and others, as fronts for the mossad assassination squad, remember who these people really work for.... its Rothschild khazar bankers/israel) is involved in many murders, that extends to murders of witnesses. During the early Whitewater investigation, the night before Hillary was to testify before the special prosecutor, Nicole Brown and her boyfriend were murdered and the crime was pinned on her famous black husband, O.J. Simpson -- the media immediately made this the story of the decade, so that the prosecutor resigned because he failed to get public-opinion traction to proceed with the prosecution (and he may have gotten the hint).
There is a mountain of crimes that are associated with Clinton -- but like 9-11 they have been ignored by the people who control the microphones and printing presses of this nation -- and so are forgotten -- even as the "whacko conspiracy theorists" die of old age or otherwise fade away with time.
But I remember and I investigated and verified and saw the interconnections that many narrow-focus investigators mixed -- honorable mention to hopsicker, skolnick, rivero and others whose names I have forgotten in my old age and from simple response extinction from
communicating their findings too many times without reinforcing appropriate response from the public I tried to inform. Anyway, Clinton is Rockefeller-China and treason -- and their loyalty to the US or to the Democratic Party (whatever the heck that may mean these days) is strictly a pose.

Here is a picture the Congresswoman who represents the district that includes Chinatown and "Little Italy" in San Francisco. (VN: Nancy BAILED OUT AIG STOCK HOLDER Pelosi)

Sen. Diane Finstein was also once congresswoman from that district. With Rep. Peolsi, is the son of an Israeli terrorist, an enforcer of the Jewish mafia who did some of his most important "enforcing" in Congress, then becoming Obama's chief of staff, now the Jewish mafia mayor of Chicago -- where Obama got his start as an "organizer."

The Jewish mafia and the Chinese Triad crime families which Zhou En-lai brought into the communist movement and now are the princelings running the Chinese communist party and the Beijing central government -- these two are allies -- an alliance that goes back to the early days of the opium trade. Zhou Enlai's family were go-betweens between the East India Company and the Emperor of China -- the family alliance was always hidden and never broken.

Murdoch feeds you what Rothschild wants you to think while making you think it is "Americanism" and
"wear-the-flag-on-your-lapel" patriotic -- and fools will jump to kill and die for that trick every time.
They tell you what real American patriots think about this and that. Do you believe what they say about us? We can't verify or not verify what they say -- without doing a lot of indpendent observing and thinking. Some Americans have done that.
I believe that people surrender to the image they paint -- but that if given the facts -- a chance to hear them and discuss them -- I think the American people would come down on the populist side, against the Murdoch propaganda machine and all the other Money Power -owed disinformation sources.



Gary Locke, from serving China as governor of the state of Washington, went on to become the Secretary of Commerce -- whose job was to contine the Rockefeller-Kissinger policies that had been in effect since the ousting of Nixon. People do not realize that the US exports more oil to China to pay debt, than it uses itself. Gary Locke, a "Chinese American" was quick to gain loyalty to the country from which he became distant, after he became governor.


Gary Locke Secretary of Commerce now Ambassador.JPG

Steven Chu -- arranged for China to buy up all American oil reserves -- at give-away prices in the current hyper-deflation (if you know what that is) --that has been Chu's mission in office -- and he has done a great job of it. But he has the flag there, so you think its all OK, right?

Janet Napalitano, Jewish through her mother's line (Weiner), studied at London School of Economics, appointed by Bill Clinton as United States Attorney for the District of Arizona in 1993, elected governor, involved in investigation of Oaklahoma City bombing of Federal
Building, became Arizona Attorny General in 1998, elected Governor in 2002, in 2008 in private conversation she stated in private conversation that Sen. McCain (R-Az) "was running for second place," in the race against Obama.
Chaired National governors association. An immediate Obama appointment, she became secretary of Homeland Security January 21, 2009. Walmart–DHS partnership, banning ink-cartridges that are too big from airplanes and stockpiling 3 million coffin liners in a deflationary recession that cuts out medical care to pay debt to Rothschild.
Israelis refer to Israel as their "homeland" -- in America it was a neologism for citizens to refer to the US that way -- but wait a minute -- Chertoff, the neo-con Zionist Jew was also a head of Homeland Security.
Obviously the department exists to keep the Jewish Homeland Secure from any outburst of "populism" that may swamp the Rothschild's plans for Zionist world domination, with the capital in Jerusalem, the new Kingdom of David -- the promised Zion of the religion that Rothschild has sponsored from the beginning of their rise to power.

Geithner was born in India to an American diplomat -- the State Department has always been a Rothschild minion's
club. Why he speaks Chinese fluently is still a mystery to me.

"The Future is Ours, Comrades."

It comes down to a standoff between Janet Napolitiano and the few populists in this country. The battle will be decided by you, by whether or not you are willing to take up a very heavy cross for the sake of billions of people living now and living far into the future.
Dick Eastman
Yaskima, Washington
Every man is responsible to every other man

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A brief history of Hong Kong’s triad gangs

SCMP
Starting off as a patriotic movement to restore Ming rule in China, triads later turned to crime, including drugs, extortion, gambling and prostitution
Rachel Blundy
Published: 2:00pm, 4 Feb, 2017
Triad societies originated in 17th century China when the Hung Mun came together in an attempt to overthrow the Qing dynasty in an unsuccessful bid to restore the Ming dynasty.
Members were expected to ­regard each other as blood brothers, which is perhaps why they have become known colloquially as the Chinese mafia. There was a clear hierarchical structure within the group, initiation ceremonies and certain codes of conduct.
In 19th century Hong Kong, members were frequently imprisoned under British law.
Former Hong Kong triad member reflects on his life from gangster to rehabilitation worker
By the 20th century, the Hung Mun had begun to break up into smaller gangs, based all over China. In 1949, the Chinese Communist Party came to power, prompting many gangs to flee to Hong Kong, as well as ­Macau,Taiwan and further overseas. Hong Kong soon became ­regarded as the triad capital, ­according to Chinese Triad Society by T. Wing Lo and Sharon Ingrid Kwok.
In the 1960s, there were some 60 triad gangs in Hong Kong, with one in six people said to belong to one, according to police.
Drug trafficking has traditionally been a significant source of ­income for gangs, with opium, heroin and cocaine all being traded. They also make money from fraud, extortion, money laundering, gambling and prostitution.
They have often tried to extort money from local tradesmen or workers.
Violence between rival gangs is common. Prospective gang members are required to take the “36 oaths” as part of their initiation ceremony, in which they pledge to help free a fellow member if they inadvertently get him arrested. If they fail, they will be “killed by five thunderbolts”.
Leading triad gangs in Hong Kong include the Sun Yee On, 14K and Wo Shing Wo.
Between the 1950s and 1970s, the Kowloon Walled City, home to about 30,000 ­people, was largely controlled by the Sun Yee On and 14K. It fell into their hands soon after the end of the Japanese occupation in 1945, when refugees from the mainland found protection within its walls following China’s civil war.
The British began to adopt a “hands-off” policy in relation to the walled city. It became a hotbed for crime. Residents also had to endure poor sanitation.
The British and Chinese ­governments announced in January 1987 that the area would be ­demolished. Work began in 1993 and was completed the following year. The area has since been transformed into Kowloon Walled City Park.
The Hong Kong police have a dedicated division that aims to combat triad activities – the ­Organised Crime and Triad ­Bureau. It is estimated there could be as many as 100,000 triad ­members currently operating in the city.
When the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, which opened in 1972, was being built, fights reportedly broke out between rival gangs over who would control the bus drivers travelling through it.
Despite various crackdowns, triad culture continues to be ­immortalised through films, ­artwork and video games

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WILLIAM P. BUNDY
William P. Bundy started out his career 1n 1947 working for Covington & Burling which is a firm that represents many of the Illuminati in Washington, D.C. Covington & Burling appears to have been a conduit for the Iliuminati to create a left-wing political movement in the US. (Read Antony Sutton’s book America’s Secret Establishment An Introduction to the Order of Skull career working for the CIA at this time (1947), and in 1951 he quit Covington & Burling to begin openly working for the CIA as an analyst, and then as assistant to the deputy director of the CIA. His job as assistant required him to get Atomic Energy Clearance. In 1953, Joe McCarthy had caught onto the New World Order. Although the history books and papers report that he was "commie" hunting, If one reads Joe McCarthy’s own words it is clear be was gunning for the New World Order. Senator Joe McCarthy subpoenaed William Bundy to testify. The Senator knew he could expose a great deal if William P. Bundy was questioned, eyen if he might try to lie. The calling card to get the subpoena was the fact that William had donated at least $500 to help communist spy Hiss defend himself. Hiss’s brother Donald worked for Covington & Burling when William was there, and Alger had worked at the firm William’s Dad had worked at. McCarthy sent down many subpoenas but Allen Dulles, who was part of the llluminati and the CIA director ignored the subpoenas, and eventually was able to get William P. out of the country so that he would not have to face McCarthy’s questions. The State Dept. was going to arrest William P. at the dock as he was trying to escape on the Queen Mary, but Alien Dulles was able to get the State Dept. to call off the arrest, and William P. Bundy
sailed. McCarthy wrote Allen Dulles, "I note your refusal to give us any answers to our questions. Your insistence is very revealing.
It would seem that the last man in the world who would try to protect and hide the facts about one of his top officer’s [Bundy] association with, and contributions to, a convicted traitor would be the head of the CIA. I think it necessary for me to call your attention to the tremendous damage you thereby do
to this organization. That the matter cannot and will not rest here is, of course, obvious.’ (A Biogranhy of Eleanor. Allen. and John Foster Dulles and their family network by Leonard Mosley, p.322) Lou Russell who was an important figure in the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was part of the Illuminati power structure. This is something one wouldn’t expect. It appears like some of the men McCarthy thought were on his side weren’t. While the Hiss/Bundy affair led to McCarthy (a genuine patriot) being killed and discredited, someone else who was a socialist and lackey of the CFR was given wide publicity as an anti-communist hero from what happened to Hiss. Funny how the credit is distributed by the establishment media. This socialist was Richard Nixon (CFR). He was given false credit for convicting Hiss (CFR) to build a false public image as an anticommunist crusader. Nixon did not do the footwork etc., to get Hiss convicted contrary to the false
image the establishment newspapers and history books give. Later, protected by his "anti-communist" mask, Nixon would recognize Red China, among many other pro-communist NWO acts.

I have learned from a source that Li Ka-shing and the powerful Hong Kong Li’s are definitely part of the Satanic llluminati Li’s. in terms of whether the Li’s who run Red China are part of the Illuminati, I know nothing that directly connects them. However, there are clues that make one wonder. For instance, why do the Rockefellers and Rothschilds have such a cosy relationship with these Red Chinese Li’s. Why does the Premier (or Prime Minister) of the People’s Republic of China Li Peng visit with the Rockefellers and other capitalists when he comes to New York City, if he is such a hard-line communist? Haven’t the Communists named the CapitalIsts their major enemy? And then when we watch men who are In the Illuminati such as Skull & Bones George Bush treat the Chinese Li’s with such closeness, even when it was Li Peng that crushed innocent people at Tiennamen Square, it makes us wonder still. In fact, with other pieces of the puzzle that I have in place, I do know that Red China is already cooperating with and part of the New World Order. The only way that China could already be secretly part of the New World Order Is for it’s leaders who are the Li family to be in favor of the New World Order. This strongly suggests that the Li family In China is also part of the Illuminati. From what I know the range of possibilIties range from them being only sympathizers with the NWO elite to them being outright members of the Illuminati. I lean toward the latter view

 

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The Rockefeller Plan for the BRICS New World Order, in their own words… (Update 1 – Putin and Kissinger’s friendship)

RedefiningGod
Decades before President George H.W. Bush introduced the “New World Order” (NWO) into the American vernacular, the Rockefeller family and their minions were making plans to expend America’s post-World War 2 power to bring about such an order. In the course of researching Laurance Rockefeller for my last entry, Why are the Rockefellers and the Jesuits guiding the UFO Disclosure Movement?, I came across a book titled Prospect for America: The Rockefeller Panel Reports…
prospectforamerica
…It was the product of a 1956 Rockefeller Brothers Fund effort known as the Special Studies Project, and it lays out the blueprint for the multilateral / multipolar New World Order that is currently materializing around us.

In the aftermath of World War 2 and the resulting formation of the United Nations (which the Rockefellers were instrumental in creating and funding), the Special Studies Project, directed by Henry Kissinger, was formed to carry out two apparent tasks:

1) to create an action plan to bring about the “elite’s” long-sought world government within the existing postwar environment, and

2) to spin the agenda in such a way that it could be sold to the American people as being in their best interest.

Upon completion of their work, the Special Studies Project’s various panels compiled their reports in an incomplete, sanitized, and heavily spun book, the above-mentioned Prospect for America. The book spells out how to sacrifice the national interests of the United States for…
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…(from page 35)

To begin our journey through the Rockefeller plan for the NWO, let’s start with their definition of the Old World Order (OWO).

The 13 Empires of the Old World Order

From pages 163-164 of Prospect for America…
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So after having consolidated power over most of the world through empire building, the Occulted Powers (OPs) faced a problem. Empires, by their very nature, are territorial, competitive and nationalistic, and are not amenable to submitting to outside control as would be required for world governance. Clearly, these old structures would need to be demolished and replaced by newer, more malleable structures in order to finish the global consolidation. For this reason, the OPs fomented and financed the two world wars to break down the old empires and create international chaos from which a New Order could be birthed.

At the end of each world war, the OPs immediately planted the seed of global governance, but the seeds didn’t germinate as expected…
TNWO164b
…(from page 164)

De-spinning the last underlined statement, they are basically saying that the nations were insufficiently motivated to hand over sovereignty to the globalist institutions. So to overcome this lack of “shared aspirations,” the OPs fostered the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

By threatening some nations with Soviet aggression and others with American aggression, they compelled the nations to band together and join sides for protection. The members of each side were then pressured to increase economic and defensive cooperation to fend off the menace of the other side. Those who were programmed to believe they lived in the “people’s (communist) world” cooperated to block aggression from the “imperialist world,” and those who were programmed to believe they lived in the “free world” cooperated to block aggression from the “Soviet sphere”…
sovthreat180
…(from page 180)

In the United States, people were programmed to believe that fending off the “Red Menace” was a matter of life and death…
sovthreat162
…(from page 162)

But the Cold War, just like the current crop of engineered conflicts raging about us (ISIS, Ukraine, and the China Seas), was all about forcing nations into groups and groups into a world order. Once it had served its purpose, the Cold War was ended in order to allow the two sides to be merged under the NWO…

…from The New York Times. Here are some key excerpts…

>>> President Mikhail S. Gorbachev of the Soviet Union ended an exhausting transcontinental visit to the United States today with an appeal for a radically changed system of global alliances…

Rather than strengthening defense, he asserted, alliances of the future should be designed to foster an international unity that would ”protect the environment, combat hunger, diseases, drug addiction and ignorance”…

The Soviet leader said his second summit conference with Mr. Bush had helped move the United States and the Soviet Union ”toward a new world”…

”For a new type of progress throughout the world to become a reality, everyone must change,” Mr. Gorbachev added. ”Tolerance is the alpha and omega of a new world order.” <<<

And as one would expect, Prospect for America offers a glimpse of what Gorbachev and Bush’s New World Order will look like.

The New World Order

On page 26, we’re told what the OPs and their globalist minions are hoping for…
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Take note of how the passage says “combined so as to be able to deal with those problems that increasingly the separate nations will not be able to solve alone.” Here they are telling us that they’ll be purposefully creating increasingly difficult problems to compel the nations to accept the NWO. We’ve certainly been witnessing that, haven’t we?

As for the NWO structure itself, we’re told that it will “consist of regional institutions under an international body of growing [to the point of total control] authority.” Elsewhere in the book, we’re told that the NWO will also include functional structures for matters that require management beyond the regional boundaries. So let’s delve deeper into how such a structure would look and operate:

1) At the top is the “international body of growing authority.” Needless to say, this is…
rockun33
…(from page 33) Also note this…
UNNWO35
…(from page 35)

2) Below the UN will be the…
regional189
…(from page 189)

Here are the ten UN development regions…
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And page 190 spells out how the regional arrangements will manifest themselves…
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Free trade agreements, joint economic development institutions, exchange agreements — this all sounds very familiar, doesn’t it? So when an East versus West propagandist tries to sell you the idea that the BRICS Development Bank or a Chinese/Russian currency swap deal demonstrates nations trying to free themselves from the New World Order, just remember this passage. Russia and China are following the NWO script to the letter, but I’ll get back to this point a little later in the article.

3) Below the UN will also be…
functional191
…(from page 191)

One example of a functional arrangement is the BRICS alliance. It cuts across regional lines and gives form to the dialectic clash between Anglo-American bankers and BRICS bankers which will birth the NWO. Another example is the International Monetary Fund, which will manage the new global reserve currency after the engineered East versus West drama has climaxed.

With the planned structure of the New World Order laid before us, let’s have a look at how the Rockefellers planned to get America to join in.

The NWO as America’s Grand Objective

Prospect for America goes to great lengths to make the counterintuitive case that building a global government is in America’s best interest. It starts by implying that nation-states are somehow outmoded by the fact that they trade with each other, and then it offers the false choice of floundering by engaging in no trade at all…
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…(from page 60) or prospering by engaging in trade managed by the NWO…
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…(from page 161) They conveniently fail to mention that there are many other options besides resorting to either of those two extremes.

Kissinger and Co. also make the assertion that building the NWO is the “grand objective” of America’s foreign policy…
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…(from page 26) and that the effectiveness of US policy will be judged by how well America fosters the globalist institutions…
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…(from page 27) Also note how the passage assigns the US to the Western Sphere. The planners had another nation in mind to lead the Eastern Sphere (China).

The book then goes on to offer specific ways America can sacrifice its national interests to build the global government.

The Deindustrialization of America

On page 173, we see the genesis of the economic policies that have brought the American economy to ruin…
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…as the globalists make the case for unilaterally removing the trade barriers that protected America’s economy from competition with foreign slave labor.

Kissinger and Co. also make the case that we shouldn’t economically defend ourselves since it might create “impediments… to the progress of others”…
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…(from page 75)

And to give Americans a taste of what’s coming, page 75 also drops this little hint…
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…As it turns out, America did indeed lay itself down as a bridge to pull China into the NWO. We did it by luring them in with a great deal of our national wealth through lopsided trade and outsourcing.

And this brings us to the subject of the BRICS…

The BRICS role in erecting the New World Order

Prospect goes on to address the status of those nations that were “freed” by the engineered collapse of the Old World Order…
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…(from page 164)

If we remove the spin from this passage, it tells us that the new nation-states’ drive to achieve true independence must be “balanced by converging forces.” And what form did these “converging forces” take? The globalists employed hot & cold wars and insurgencies, trade conflicts, and “economic hit men” to make life unbearable for any nation-state attempting to be independent. All this strife forced such nations to reach out to international institutions for “help” (which came in the form of military occupation or debt bondage).

Only in the arms of the globalist institutions would such nations find any peace…
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…(from page 61)

When Prospect spoke on page 60 of what animates such peoples…
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…it brought to mind something I wrote in an old article titled David Wilcock and the Real NWO, Part 2 of 2:

>>>Why China? Why would the Illuminati, whose home base is in Western Europe, have the Chinese front the public face of their New World Order?

A clue to their motivations and strategy can be found in this article, titled “Colonial Elite Rules China for the Illuminati.” In it, the author states…

“The Chinese people would revolt against overt foreign domination, but embrace their place in the NWO if they believed they were in control.”

The Chinese have suffered greatly at the hands of Western imperialism, as has much of the world. As a result, the Illuminati would have trouble roping many nations into a Western-led New World Order, especially the nationalistic Chinese. Since you can’t have a truly global order without the most populous nation on Earth, the Illuminati opted to use their own legacy of destruction to their advantage. Their two-part strategy to do so is as follows:

1 – They set up a China-centered alliance as an opposing force to the Western alliance.
This part of the strategy was hinted at in the mainstream press in this 2002 UPI article, titled “China Wants Its Own ‘New World Order’ To Oppose US Version.” It is common practice for the Cabal to use opposing forces to achieve their ends, and they always make sure they have influence or control over both sides.

2 – They have been driving the world public into the hands of the Chinese alliance.
How have they approached this, you ask?

> They have widely publicized a heinous New World Order planned by the Western Powers…
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…while simultaneously publicizing a benign New World Order planned by China and its allies…
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…thus establishing danger from one side and safety from another.

> They have instigated outrageous and provocative action, both economic and military, by the Western powers (this adds a new insight into the open-for-all-to-see Wall Street / City of London criminality and recent Western military boondoggles in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, and Syria).

> They have broadly exposed damaging information about Western nations, especially the US. This is the motivation behind WikiLeaks, Snowden, and a thousand smaller disclosures. And after Snowden outed the NSA’s activities to the general public, where did he run to hide? First to China (Hong Kong), then to Russia. So what is the psychological message? China and Russia (the BRICS alliance) are where you run for safety from the evil US, its Western allies, and all their horrible behavior.

It is really very simple: the Illuminati built a rabbit trap (in the BRICS alliance) that looks like a nice, safe hole to hide from danger. Now they are beating the bushes (with the Western powers) to drive the rabbits toward the trap.<<<

Clearly, the globalists took into account “the aspirations of peoples all over the globe… to emerge rapidly and conclusively from the era of colonialism” in their planning of the NWO. It is for this reason that the BRICS alliance was formed and the NWO was designed in a multipolar fashion. They want the oppressed peoples of the world to join together and see themselves beating the West. And they want them to believe that the Illuminati’s multipolar New World Order represents their final victory over oppression and ascension to equality, when it is actually just the beginning of a new phase of subjugation and their fall into equality as global serfs.

With the Rockefeller plan for the BRICS New World Order laid out before us, let’s take a look at how it was implemented.

China: Building up the False Savior

Major moves towards building the New World Order outlined in Prospect for America began in the late sixties…

1969 – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) introduces the Special Drawing Right, the planned replacement for the US dollar as the global reserve currency…
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July 1971 – former Special Studies Project director Henry Kissinger held secret meetings in China to lay the groundwork for their introduction onto the global stage. Here he is with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai (a.k.a. Zhou Enlai) during the visit…
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August 1971 – President Richard Nixon takes America off of the gold standard…
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…This was the first major explosion in the dollar’s demolition as the global reserve currency (to make way for its replacement by the globalists’ SDR sometime around 2018).

February 1972 – Nixon visits (and “opens”) China. Here he is with Chairman Mao…
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June 1973 – David Rockefeller Sr. visits China to start working out implementation details for what is to come. Here he is meeting with Premier Chou En-Lai…
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So what was set in motion by these events? By 1978, Deng Xiaoping took power and “developed ‘Socialism with Chinese characteristics’ and Chinese economic reform, also known as the ‘socialist market economy,’ and opened China to the global market.” An interesting view on the hidden dynamics behind this development is offered in the above-linked “Colonial Elite Rules China for the Illuminati” article…

“Wang Hao, a historian at the China Institute of International Studies, has recorded that Mao’s deputy Zhou Enlai met David Rockefeller in June 1973:

‘When meeting David Rockefeller, Zhou said to him that it was necessary to find appropriate methods conducive to the development of the trade between two sides under different political systems.’

The corporate-communist merger began when Deng Xiaoping came to power in the late 1970s and introduced his market reforms with the slogan ‘to get rich is glorious.’

However, after 30 years of Maoism his regime was hopelessly ill equipped to run a market economy. They turned to the wealthiest Chinese tycoons in Hong Kong for guidance.

The most powerful HK tycoon is Li Ka-Shing, the richest Asian in the world and an Illuminati insider.”

(For Fritz Springmeier’s writeup on the Illuminati Li family, click here.)

This helped put in place a Chinese elite that “is a merger between the Communist leadership, Hong Kong tycoons, and the criminal Triads. All three factions derive their power from Illuminati collaboration.”

Needless to say, globalist coordination with China…
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…and their BRICS partner Russia…
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…has continued unabated to this day.

In closing, I’d simply say that any global solution offered to us in the coming years is, in fact, a globalist solution. If you do not get together with your neighbors to start exercising self-sufficiency and control over your life, you will fall into globalist dependency and control by default. And if you do not get together with those in your local community to devise a currency (or other method of trade/barter) of your own, you will end up using bankster currency by default. Power that is not taken into your own hands is left to the predators who grasp for it.

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Did Trump Launder Money for Putin?
March 20, 2018

Is Putin's espousal of Christian values an act, and the conflict
between Russia and the USA a charade?

According to David Livingstone, Chabad is the original Illuminati, a front for the
Russian (i.e. Jewish) mafia. Trump has ties to Chabad both through
the Kushners and business deals with Russian Jewish oligarchs linked to
tax evasion, embezzlement, money laundering and human trafficking.
David thinks the Russia Mafia is closely linked with the KGB and Putin.
He suspects they are all run by Mossad.

"As James Henry indicated in The American Interest, "one of the most central facts about modern Russia: its emergence since the 1990s as a world-class kleptocracy, second only to China as a source of illicit capital and criminal loot, with more than $1.3 trillion of net offshore 'flight wealth' as of 2016."

Donald Trump, Chabad Lubavitch & the Oligarchs
by David Livingstone
(Excerpt by henrymakow.com)

The Russian (Jewish ) mafia is closely associated with Chabad-Lubavitch, a Hasidic Jewish movement. Although the Chabad Lubavitcher movement is often listed as a part of Orthodox Judaism, it has often been condemned as heretical by traditional Jews. Rabbi Eliezer Schach, 103; Leader of Orthodox in Israel.

Natan Sharansky, the Chairman of the Jewish Agency said that Chabad Lubavitch was an essential connector to Soviet Jewry during the Cold War. Shimon Peres has stated that it's to Schneerson's credit that "Judaism in the Soviet Union has been preserved." Joseph Telushkin. Rebbe (Harper Collins, 2014), p. 566.

These Russian Chabad-Lubavitcher Jews composed a substantial portion of the country's notorious "oligarchs."

Close to 25% of the 200 richest people in Russia are Jewish, according to a report by Russian banking website lanta.ru. The report found that of the country's 200 billionaires, 48 are Jews and own a combined net worth of $132.9 billion. Among the 48 Jews who made the list, 42 are Ashkenazi and together have a net worth of $122.3 billion, even though they comprise only 0.11% of the population .

The wealthiest Ashkenazi is Mikhail Fridman, who has a net worth is $17.6 billion and is Russa's second richest man. The Ashkenazi billionaires include Viktor Vekselberg (net worth of $17.2 billion), Leonid Michelson (net worth of $15.6 billion), German Khan (net worth of $11.3 billion), Mikhail Prokhorov (net worth of $10.9 billion), and Roman Abramovich, left, (net worth of $9.1 billion). Source

As James Henry stated in The American Interest, "Since the 1990s, [Russia has emerged] as a world-class kleptocracy, second only to China as a source of illicit capital and criminal loot, with more than $1.3 trillion of net offshore 'flight wealth' as of 2016."

For ordinary Russians, as noted, this was disastrous. But for many banks, private bankers, hedge funds, law firms, and accounting firms, for leading oil companies like ExxonMobil and BP, as well as for needy borrowers like the Trump Organization, the opportunity to feed on post-Soviet spoils was a godsend. This was vulture capitalism at its worst. [The Curious World of Donald Trump's Private Russian Connections.]

A 2012 article in the Jerusalem Post titled "At Putin's side, an army of Jewish billionaires" mentioned three Russian-Jewish billionaire oligarchs in particular who are close to Putin: Mikhail Fridman, Moshe Kantor and Lev Leviev. Under Putin, the Hasidic Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJCR) became increasingly influential within the Jewish community of Russia, partly due to the influence and support of businessmen close to Putin, notably Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich. See "No love lost." and Cracked De Beers.

Leviev is an Uzbeki-born Israeli citizen and devout Chabad Lubavitcher. Known as the "King of Diamonds," Leviev has come under scrutiny by the US government and international media for both his partnership with a Chinese business group believed to have funded North Korea and his possible role in developing West Bank settlements. "Trump and His Advisors Are Connected to a Self-Professed Friend of Putin"

Chris Hutchins, a biographer of Putin, describes the relationship between Putin and Abramovich as like that between a father and a favorite son. (Chabad Lubavitcher) Abramovich was the first person to originally recommend to Yeltsin that Putin be his successor. Richard Sakwa. The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Succession. (Cambridge University Press, 2011). p. 135. Abramovich is a chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (which is allied with Putin's administration), and donates money to the Chabad movement. M. Goldman. The Piratization of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry. (Routledge, 2003). p. 132.

According to former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, Russia's intelligence and security services control the country's organized crime network. Putin Welcomes the Return of the Russian Mafia

ORGANIZED CRIME

Like the Oligarchs in Russia, Organized Crime is heavily Jewish...Chabad Jewish

Shortly before his death, former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko claimed that Simeon Mogilevich, allegedly had a "good relationship" with Vladimir Putin since the 1990s, and has contacts with al Qaeda to whom he sells weapons. Listen: Alexander Litvinenko's apparent warning before his death...In the year he was murdered, Litvinenko was investigating suspicions that Roman Abramovich was involved in money-laundering and illegal land purchases. Litvinenko investigating Abramovich money-laundering claims, court told.

(Putin with Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia)

Trump's biggest Chabad links are via his infamous son in law Jared Kushner

In 2015, Trump's son-in-law and chief adviser Jared Kushner, who has strong ties with the Lubavitchers, purchased the former New York Times Building in Manhattan from Leviev. Kushner, who married to Trump's daughter Ivanka after she converted to Judaism, had become what the Times described as Trump's "de facto campaign manager." Quiet Fixer in Donald Trump's Campaign: His Son-in-Law, Jared Kushner.

He was principal owner in his family's real estate company Kushner Companies, and of Observer Media, publisher of the weekly, on-line New York Observer. The Kushner's were friends with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who stayed at their home in New Jersey, sleeping in Jared's bedroom.[77]

Trump's foundation has donated thousands of dollars to Chabad institutions, and Ha'aretz also reported that the foundation of Jared's parents gave $342,500 to Chabad institutions and projects over a 10-year period.Report: Trump, Kushner foundations have donated thousands to Chabad. "Israel wasn't a political discussion for him; it was his family, his life, his people," said Hirschy Zarchi, rabbi at the Chabad House at Harvard, where Jared was a member. For Kushner, Israel Policy May Be Shaped by the Personal. ...

On January 27, 2017, the Kushners invited Cohn, Department of the Treasury appointee Steve Mnuchin and several members of the President's cabinet for a Shabbat meal, along with Rabbi Levi Shemtov, from the local Chabad-Lubavitch house, which is only a few blocks away from their home.

Also attending were Department of Commerce pick Wilbur Ross and his wife Hilary Geary Ross, and Strategic Communications Director Hope Hicks. The Kushners break bread with Team Trump: Jared and Ivanka welcome several members of the President's cabinet for the first big Shabbat meal at their new DC home.

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(Shemtov, left. Nothing changes.)

Shemtov heads the Central Committee of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbis. Shemtov serves the daily governmental and diplomatic needs of the international Chabad-Lubavitch movement, flying to Buenos Aires, Moscow and other capitals.

Shemtov is often at the White House, Pentagon, United States Department of State and other venues in official Washington, and maintains close relationships with numerous members of the US Congress, senior Administration officials and leaders in the international community, including a number of heads of state and government. Fishcoff Sue. The Rebbe's Army. (New York: Knopf Doubleday, 2003), p. 185.
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---------- Kushners Break Bread with Jewish Trump Team

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Triads

In my investigation of the Triads I discovered that the Li family is one of the principal families which has controlled it. The Triads is a ChInese Secret Society which is something of a cross between the Masons and the Mafia— something in the line of P2 Freemasonry—except much bigger.
The White Lotus Society centuries ago amalgamated itself to the Hung Society which in turn changed into the Triad Society also known as the Three United Society. Some people continued calling it the Hung Society. The Hung Society had many local names, and like Freemasonry hid behind trade guilds.
The Li family are Just enough to provide us with the basic
picture. The Li family In Hong Kong is part of the Satanic Hierarchy and works hand in glove with British and American elite. They also help run the Triads. Whether or not the Li’s in Hong Kong are related to the Red Chinese Li’s who run China I do not know, but it is clear that some Li’s run Red China and also Singapore.
the Triads have had is the Heaven and Earth Society. Other principal names include the Hung League, and the Three United Association.
The history of China is a history of authoritarian dynasties and the secret societies that opposed them. Throughout Chinese history, there has basically been only one recourse to opposition to the establishment, that was through secret societies. Secret societies have been a way for the poweriess, to struggle against what ever they perceived as the cause of their misery. There has never been any lack of recruits for chinese secret societies, and there has never been any lack of causes to use to rally the poor masses against for motivating people into joining secret societies. There seems to be no end to the supply of men willing to lead secret societies also. In fact, I know of over 250 Chinese secret societies, some of which are no longer in existence. Obviously, we are not going to cover that many
secret societies in this article.
Perhaps no one better epitomizes the connections and overlap between East and West occult secret societies than the life of Sun-Yat-Sen. Sun-Yat-Sen led China to overthrow the monarchy and create a republic. Sun-YatSen was a leader in several Triad groups, such as the Hong Kong based Chung Wo Tong Society and the Kwok On Wui Society in Honolulu and Chicago. Soon after arriving in Hawaii he formed the Tai Luk Shan, a new Triad group. Sun-Yat-Sen played the key role in setting up 268 other branches of the Triads too. In Japan he set up the T’ung Meng Hui. In Singapore and Malaysla he set up Triad lodges too. He was a high ranking Freemason, and he attended an Anglican school in Hong Kong. Sun-Yat-Sen and the millionaire Chang ChingChang who was an international art dealer
worked together. Sun-Yat-Sen travelled in the US. and Europe gaining support for his revolution. Several other great non-Communist Chinese leaders have also had membership in both the Triads and Freemasonry. During the California gold rush days many Chinese began coming to America. Triad lodges sprang up in the chinese laundrymen of San Francisco. By 1854, the Triad Society called ‘Five Companies’ 11 had 35,000 members in California. In the U.S. the Triad lodges became known as Tongs-which means a ‘hail’ or ‘meeting place.’ Whereever the Chinese lived they quietly set up Triad lodges so that soon there were lodges In Laramle, Cheyenne, Kansas City, Seattle, Vancouver, California, New York, Boston, and the Klondike. These overseas Triads came under the jurisdiction of the Hung Mun
Society in Canton. This Triad group was in turn under Chi Kung Tong group. Groups got started in Australia and Malaya.

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China Standards 2035 ... & the 'plandemic'

EpochTimes

China Advancing Tech Standards Competition Amid the Pandemic
BY FRANK FANG May 13, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Print
While the world is in the midst of combating an unprecedented pandemic, China is taking the opportunity to fulfill its industrial plans of becoming a tech superpower.

Known as China Standards 2035, the economic blueprint is a continuation of the “Made in China 2025” industrial plan that aims for China to achieve self-efficiency in 10 tech sectors by the year 2025.

Beijing rolled out China Standards in March 2018 during a meeting held at the state-run Chinese Academy of Engineering. The plan’s objective is for China to dominate new technologies like artificial intelligence, big data, and IoT (internet of things) by developing technological standards and exporting them to the international market.

Taking Advantage of Pandemic
The pandemic has now become a part of China Standards 2035, after China’s National Standardization Administration (SAC) released a new document called “Main Points of National Standardization Work in 2020” in March.

The document constitutes “the initial roadmap for the China Standards 2035; the set of actions to be taken, and positioning to be acquired, over the next year,” wrote U.S.-based independent consultancy Horizon Advisory in its April report analyzing the document.

Horizon Advisory noted that this document represented China’s next step in its grand strategy.

The Chinese document explained how China should “accelerate the development of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and detection methods and quality control standards,” while promoting standards including “epidemic prevention and control materials and industrial chain supporting equipment.”

This is currently evident in China’s sending of medical supplies and health experts to other countries to fight the virus, said Emily de La Bruyère, a co-founder of Horizon Advisory, in an email interview. Beijing seeks to export “Chinese standards of care and public health administration and management,” she said.

Several countries, including Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, and the Czech Republic, have complained that the Chinese medical supplies were substandard or did not work properly.

Bruyère elaborated that Beijing’s aid to other countries also come with information technology systems, such as the international “anti-epidemic” service package offered by Chinese tech giant Tencent.

Tencent explains on its website that the package contains services such as computer programs for holding online meetings and databases on medical knowledge about the virus.

U.S. officials have previously warned about the risks associated with Tencent, outlining that its ties to China’s state security apparatus makes the company a “surveillance arm of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).”

“Tencent also operates Beijing’s international COVID-19 information platform,” Bruyère added.

As companies around the world race to develop a vaccine for the CCP virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, Beijing is also eager to utilize large numbers of clinical trial participants, “to leverage that position to extend its standards in R&D, production, distribution, and care as the sprint to find a cure moves ahead,” said Nathan Picarsic, another co-founder of Horizon Advisory in an email interview.

He added that China has especially prioritized developing pharmaceutical production and standards in both Made in China 2025 and China Standards 2035.

Military-Civil Fusion
Both plans rely upon Beijing’s state-directed initiative of leveraging cooperation between the military and private industry to advance technological innovation. The effort is coined “military-civil fusion,” and is now overseen by a government agency called the Central Commission for the Development of Military–Civil Fusion.

In the March SAC document, military-civil fusion was mentioned several times, including plans to increase “joint efforts of military and civilian standardized technical organizations.”

New U.S. export restrictions against China were enacted in late April to stem the flow of U.S. technology to the Chinese military under Beijing’s “fusion” strategy.

The Department of Commerce now requires U.S. companies to obtain licenses in order to sell certain items to companies in China that support the Chinese military, even if the items are for civilian use. The list of items include semiconductor production equipment and sensors.

Bruyère said that while export restrictions will not curtail the CCP’s ambitions, “those measures are necessary first steps better to understand the threat and compete over standards.”

“Beijing’s strategy hinges on access to US technology and innovation. Beijing fears a ‘high-tech blockade,’” she added.

Since May last year, the U.S. government also placed a roster of Chinese companies on the Entity List, meaning that American companies need to obtain special licenses in order to do business with them.

Those companies include Huawei and its 114 non-U.S. affiliates; five Chinese supercomputer firms and their many aliases; China’s largest state-owned nuclear company CGNPG and its three affiliates; Chinese artificial intelligence firms such as SenseTime Group and Megvii Technology, and surveillance equipment manufacturers such as Hikvision.

In November 2019, the Commerce Department announced a procedure to secure U.S. telecommunications networks and their supply chains, adopting a “case-by-case, fact-specific approach” to review and bar any transactions that pose security risks. According to Reuters, the procedure was widely seen as targeting Chinese telecom firms such as Huawei and ZTE.

Then, in January, the Commerce Department announced export restrictions on U.S. tech companies making artificial intelligence software for analyzing satellite images, which experts also saw as a move to block the technology from entering China.

Picarsic said that China’s approach is fundamentally different from other countries in the pursuit of technology innovation.

Instead of investing “in basic research and fundamental science and technology,” the CCP capitalizes on loopholes in regulations and acquiring stakes in foreign companies as ways to dominate global supply chains.

Ultimately, the Chinese regime uses “that foothold to influence standards, ensuring control over the larger industrial segment,” Picarsic explained.

Transport Logistics
The Horizon Advisory report pointed out that China has already made inroads in advancing international standards through its state-controlled National Transportation Logistics Platform, LOGINK.

LOGINK is a logistics information-sharing network constructed and implemented by a number of Chinese government ministries, including transport, science and technology, commerce, and public security, according to its website. It works with Chinese companies such as state-owned shipping giant COSCO and logistics operator Cainiao, which is run by tech giant Alibaba.

China wants countries to adopt LOGINK’s data and logistics software, so that it can gain access to large amounts of data used in transporting goods.

Beijing “seeks to revolutionize the CCP’s global information access and control, to propel Chinese companies’ and information systems’ positioning, and to cement international standards—itself as the standard for modern transportation’s information foundation,” Horizon Advisory stated in its report.

LOGINK is a member of the trade group, International Port Community Systems Association.

5G
The next-generation of wireless communication technology, 5G, is another focus for the Chinese regime.

Huawei is currently the biggest contributor to 5G standards, according to a March report by U.S.-based research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics.

The Chinese company is especially ahead of the game in terms of supplying all-Huawei software and hardware equipment (known as end-to-end) for 5G network infrastructure, whereas other telecom firms lead in particular tech specifications.

“The standards competition is the strategic showdown of the century,” Bruyère explained. “Beijing has been planning for it, explicitly, since at least 2000,” she added.

Future Policy
She added that the U.S. government needs to understand its standards competition with China, such as the long-term impact of China owning networks and platforms, and how such competition could threaten America’s economic, security, and political systems.

It was not enough for the U.S. government to focus on individual Chinese companies such as Huawei, Bruyère said, since “Beijing’s state backing can simply replace them with a new army.”

Picarsic noted that “Beijing intends for this competition to be a long-term, peacetime affair.”

He elaborated that Beijing has an advantage, given its market size and “careful protection of its own critical infrastructure and data.”

The United States can only rival China if it works together with allies, Picarsic concluded.

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China in Africa: Embedded and Growing

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BY BONNIE EVANS May 13, 2020 Updated: May 14, 2020 Print
The spread and depth of China’s engagement in commerce, education, media, the military, security, and telecommunications in the 54 countries of Africa go far beyond the scope of mining interests on that continent that foreign powers have coveted for centuries.

“China has positioned itself to become a strategic partner to Africa,” Paul Nantulya, of the African Center for Strategic Studies, told the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) at a hearing held May 8.

For Africans, partnering with China comes with few conditions.

“China doesn’t have political strings attached, in terms of criteria that African countries must meet,” said Yun Sun, director of the China Program at the Stimson Center, a Washington think tank.

Indeed, China’s inroads into Africa have been ideological as well as economic, Nantulya said.

“China is enlisting Africa’s support for the ‘Community of Common Destiny,’ China’s alternative to the Western-led governments’ model. Africa was the first region to commit itself to this community, an endeavor written in China’s constitution,” he said.

China’s Military Embedded Throughout Africa
Nantulya illustrated his point with a review of recent events.

“In the past six months,” Nantulya said, “China has delivered tanks to Nigeria, helped Ethiopia and Sudan launch satellites, [and] conducted military exercises with the South African and Tanzanian military.”

In Zimbabwe, Chinese representatives “attended a pass-out ceremony of junior officers trained by the PLA [the People’s Liberation Army of China] at Zimbabwe’s top college,” while in Namibia, the PLA “inaugurated Namibia’s new Command and Staff College.

Meanwhile, the PLA opened Africa’s first integrated public security center in Angola, Nantulya said.

The close relationships between Africa’s armed forces and China have historical roots, he says.

African “liberation movements … were trained by the PLA from inception,” he said, and those ties “remain pivotal to China’s strategic influence.”

Nantulya is referring to the independence movements in Africa that sought, in conjunction with their military wings, to overthrow colonialism throughout the continent during the post-World War II era.

He says many of those movements turned to the PLA “for basic army building, once in power,” and as a result, “many share fundamental traditions, ideology, and doctrine with the PLA.”

Chinese arms sales to African nations are easily facilitated by three key factors, Nantulya said. First, China turns a blind eye to a country’s “domestic dynamics, including sanctions.” Second, China offers “friendly pricing.” Third, “flexible financing” makes payment terms easy for purchasers.

Along with domestic training of African armed forces, “2,000 officers across 40 African countries train in China annually, with the numbers from French-speaking West African countries growing exponentially,” Nantulya said.

While Africans favor an education in the United States for “strategic and senior levels” of their armed forces, considering it a “key for career advancement,” Africans think highly of China as the source of training of NCOs and junior officers, and technical subjects, Nantulya said.

Practical training is backed up by ideological education in PLA political schools, which foster the idea that “the uniform serves the party before the state, a notion directly opposed to the Western principle of an apolitical military,” he continued.

Already, more than 2,000 party and military cadres from Africa train in Chinese political schools each year.

China’s Presence
Yun Sun, a graduate of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Foreign Affairs College in Beijing, testified that “the level of attention which China attaches to Africa is simply massive compared to the U.S.”

And its model is supported by the fact that the Chinese “are there.”

The effects of the Chinese resident population throughout Africa are bolstered by numerous visits of Chinese government and military officials each year, Sun said.

That Chinese presence includes a security component.

China protects its interests, assets, and people in the nations of its closest diplomatic partners “through the use of China’s other armed forces, such as the People’s Armed Police,” Nantulya said.

The People’s Armed Police, or “wujing” in Chinese, is a paramilitary security force responsible throughout China for internal security, anti-terrorism, riot control, and other major threats to China’s stability. The force reports to the highest level of China’s military, the Central Military Commission, and, since the 2018 military reform in China, to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.

Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Namibia, Mozambique, and South Africa are in the tier of countries to which China would, and does, send its paramilitary force, Nantulya added. Uganda, among their ranks, chooses to use its security forces to protect Chinese assets on its soil, he added.

In lower tiers of diplomatic relationships, “private security companies are more prominent,” he said.

Appealing to African Elites
Sun, when asked how the United States could counterbalance the Chinese influence in Africa, said that “a lot of African elites find the Chinese approach to be quite appealing.”

“So, the strength of the U.S. side has to lie with society,” she continued, indicating that America has to win the hearts and minds of the African people in order to gain influence on the continent.

“We have to understand what is happening between Chinese elites and African elites, [who] find the Chinese approach to be convenient and expedient,” she said.

When asked about how much of a role that corruption plays in the relationship, Ambassador David Shinn, a career foreign service officer with decades of experience in Africa, said China is “pushing on an open door.”

What China Wants
China’s overwhelming interest in Africa is, of course, its desire to control the rich and abundant natural resources of the continent, witnesses at the hearing agreed. To that end, China is mirroring the European exploitation of the continent, which began in the 15th century.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) states that Africa “holds a huge proportion of the world’s natural resources, both renewables and non-renewables.”

“Africa is home to some 30 percent of the world’s mineral reserves,” along with 12 percent of the world’s oil reserves, according to U.N. statistics. “It also has 40 percent of the world’s gold, up to 90 percent of its chromium and platinum, and holds the largest reserves of cobalt, diamonds, platinum, and uranium in the world.”

Critically, the U.N. figures show that those natural resources comprise 30 to 50 percent of the total wealth of most African countries.

Sun said that second to China’s desire to acquire the natural resources of Africa, the country has also “been looking for places to shift supply chains.” Along with Southeast Asia, China considers Africa as a destination for that relocation, which hasn’t yet occurred.

“The Chinese first need to have the infrastructure” to support the move of industrial capacity, as well as access to and movement of natural resources. In her discussions with Chinese officials, Sun said she’s been told, “that’s why they are investing in it.”

Additionally, China wants Africa’s market for Chinese goods and services, as well as the political support that most African countries provide China in international institutions, the experts agreed.

A byproduct of Chinese investment, military presence, ongoing infrastructure projects, mining, and other activity on the continent has been the influx of an estimated 1 million Chinese to Africa. That’s led to security risks for Chinese citizens, in countries where crime, kidnapping, civil conflict, and epidemics are common.

Media and Telecoms
China’s “vast media enterprise amplifies its message” in Africa, Nantulya told the commissioners.

“In Nairobi, 500 journalists and staff generate 1,800 news items monthly from Xinhua’s Africa bureau,” he said.

China Global Television (CGT) and China Radio International both broadcast from Nairobi, Kenya. Viewers and listeners can access their content 19 hours each day in Chinese, English, and Swahili, Nantulya said.

The second-largest digital television provider on the continent is China’s Star Times, which distributes Chinese content to 10 million subscribers in 30 countries, he said.

Xinhua, China’s state-owned and operated news agency, has an agreement with Kenya’s Nation Media that gives it “access to 18 media brands, 28 million social media followers, 11 million multi-pay views, and 90,000 daily newspaper circulation in east and central Africa,” he said.

Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE, both of which have strong ties to the Beijing regime, dominate the infrastructure of telecommunications throughout China, according to Aubrey Hruby, a senior fellow at Atlantic Council.

“Huawei has built roughly 70 percent of the continent’s 4G network,” she added.

Transsion, a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, dominates the African smartphone market, Hruby testified. China, she said, has near-universal penetration in the continent’s telecommunications markets, with 250 million people—nearly a third—owning a smartphone.

America’s Opportunity
“While I do believe there are some challenges to the Chinese commercial footprint in African markets and how fast it’s evolved, I don’t know that I see a world of total domination,” Hruby said. “Instead, I see that African countries have greater choice than they’ve ever had in terms of partners, and their needs are enormous.”

The United States needs to “really double-down in our areas of competitiveness,” Hruby said. “We need to continue to be a world leader in media and entertainment. Hollywood, Nollywood [Nigeria’s film industry]—those kinds of partnerships shape the world view, the frame of mind, of millions and millions of African young people. These kinds of things are our assets and we’ve been lazy about … finding ways to collaborate.”

America must figure out “how to mobilize financing of the creative industries. Why isn’t there a Hollywood/Nollywood task force that’s for looking for partnerships between the film industries in African markets and Hollywood?”

There are opportunities for the United States in Africa, and realizing them can counter Chinese influence, Hruby said.

America should do “things that align with the aspirations of Africa’s youth, which are going to be a billion young people—one in four workers globally—which is something that we’ve always done well,” she said.

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China’s Communist Party tries to create a new hero for the masses (as the Talmud controls the lives of devout Jews... the CCP ...to consolidate the party’s control over every aspect of life

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BEIJING — She was a selfless patriot who worked tirelessly for the motherland. She wasn’t interested in enriching herself but in helping others escape from poverty. And she still found time to care for her ailing father, until she became a martyr for the Communist cause this summer.

She is Huang Wenxiu, and the Communist Party is making her into a modern-day hero for an increasingly anachronistic China.

“Learn from Huang Wenxiu. . . . Be brave enough to shoulder responsibilities and willing to show dedications, so as to make new and greater contributions in the Long March of the new era,” China’s iron-fisted leader, Xi Jinping, said last month when hailing Huang as a “national outstanding Communist Party member.”

In the seven years since he assumed the party leadership, Xi has made morality and traditional virtue a tenet of his rule, which he has propagated through the Orwellian-sounding “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism With Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.”

This new era is his era, and his thoughts are about a monolithic China that is utterly devoted to the Communist Party and united under his unflinching ideology.

On the eve of a major party meeting last week, the authorities published “civic virtue” guidelines that could easily have been modeled on Huang. The Fourth Plenum meeting ended with a broad statement about the “important progress” made under Xi and an endorsement of his leadership.

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Heroes have a special place in the Communist Party’s mythmaking around its construction of legitimacy, said David Bandurski, co-director of the China Media Project.

“The point is to have figures that point people toward the need to sacrifice oneself to the interests and priorities of the party. The life well-lived is the life of devotion to the party and the nation,” he said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, leads a party meeting in which authorities published “civic virtue” guidelines.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, leads a party meeting in which authorities published “civic virtue” guidelines. (Ju Peng/AP)
Under Xi, the party has made extra efforts to protect the aura around its heroes, including enacting a law that makes it illegal to defame heroes and martyrs.

Xi could hardly hope for a better embodiment of his ideology than the smiling young Huang, whom the party is revering as a 21st-century incarnation of Lei Feng, the possibly fabricated cultural icon of Mao Zedong’s times.

In the 1960s, the party under Mao lionized the unassuming Lei as a model citizen of the relatively new People’s Republic of China. Born in 1940, the soldier transformed his devotion to the Communist cause into acts of service. He loved to darn socks, shovel manure, and donate his savings to the poor and his lunch to the hungry, until he was reportedly killed at age 21.

Posters of Lei in a winter hat with flaps over his ears became ubiquitous. But there has always been doubt about how much of the story is true.

The concept of a model Communist is not a Chinese invention. Moscow had an archetypal New Soviet man, and North Korean propaganda is full of reports of citizens running into burning buildings to rescue portraits of the Kims, the country’s dynastic leaders.

But it is particularly jarring in 2019 in a country that created TikTok and that buys one-third of the world’s luxury goods.

“Under Xi Jinping, as the party has sought to reconsolidate its power and argue for its legitimacy, we have seen something of a return of the hero after the Lei Feng mold, the hero who sacrifices for the good of the party, which of course is equated with the greater good,” Bandurski said.

Xi needed a new hero for his new era, someone who had shown steadfast allegiance to the party during his tenure, and Huang perfectly fit the bill.

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Huang was born in Baise, on the mountainous border with Vietnam, in 1989 into a family so poor that its “sofa” was made of tires and wooden planks. Still, she went on to earn a master’s degree from Beijing Normal University in 2016.

“She could have earned big money in a white-collar job in the big city, yet she chose to return to Baise and volunteered to work in a remote and difficult village,” a commentator wrote in the People’s Daily, the party mouthpiece, this summer. She “did not think about her own dignity and affluence but the greater matter of changing the backwardness of her hometown.”

The constantly smiling Huang became party secretary in a remote village with a stated mission of helping at least 100 households emerge from poverty. But on a weekend in June, as she was driving through torrential rain to reach villagers in need, her car was swept away in a flash flood. Her body was found inside it the next day. She was 30.

Students attend a class at a party school in Beijing.
Students attend a class at a party school in Beijing. (Leo Ramirez/AFP/Getty Images)
Soon, epic tales of her selfless life and death filled the pages of the state-run newspapers. Her alma mater established two classes named after her.

Poems, songs and speeches were written in her honor. “I believe this strength of Huang’s is going to inspire more people, and influence the career choices of an even bigger number of young people,” said the winner of a speech contest extolling Huang, according to state media.

Last month, after presiding over a parade celebrating 70 years of Communist rule, Xi elevated Huang to the party’s equivalent of sainthood. In her hometown, there was a ceremony to mark her status as an outstanding party member.

“Comrade Huang Wenxiu is . . . the pride of Guangxi masses,” party secretary Lu Xinshe told her family members as he handed them a certificate and medal testifying to her heroism.

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The canonization of Huang comes amid a wider campaign to instill core Communist ideals and traditional values in younger generations.

To this end, the party recently released an exhaustive list of ideological guidelines, covering everything from embodying the Lei Feng spirit to watching one’s carbon footprint, in a document called “An Outline for the Implementation of the Moral Construction of Citizens in the New Era.”

“Strengthening civic morality construction is a long-term, urgent, arduous and complicated task,” the document says, noting an explosion of “money worship, hedonism, and extreme individualism” as capitalism has flourished.

“Some members of society have vague and even a lack of moral values,” it continued, calling for a strict sense of morality in private as well as in public.

These developments fit within the pattern Xi has set since assuming the leadership in 2012, analysts said.

“Things have proceeded in an orderly way over the past seven years: resisting the universal values of the West, the ideological education campaign, strengthening the party’s overall leadership and prohibiting free discussion about the central authorities,” said He Weifang, one of China’s few remaining public intellectuals and a critic of the party’s increasing authoritarianism.

“We can see all measures taken are in an effort to consolidate the party’s control over every aspect of life, so a morality construction campaign naturally emerges from that.”

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India Brics China

New Delhi may disrupt BRICS Summit to blackmail Beijing
By Liu Zongyi Source:Global Times Published: 2017/8/15 20:13:39

Nearly two months after Indian troops crossed into China's Doklam area, they still refuse to withdraw. The standoff will unavoidably affect the BRICS summit to be held in Xiamen, Fujian Province, in September.

India orchestrated the standoff to not just guarantee the security of the Siliguri Corridor - India's sensitive "chicken's neck" connecting its central and northeast regions, but more importantly to jeopardize China's Belt and Road initiative. In this way it can reverse its strategic disparity with China in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region and tighten its grip on small countries there.

Given the rising nationalism in India, its leadership believes that the country has entered its third flourishing period since its independence and has the backing of the US and Japan to confront China. Meanwhile, Indian leaders have misjudged the will and resolution of Chinese government and leadership in defending China's territorial sovereignty.

India has calculated that China worries any armed conflict with other countries will spoil its peaceful development strategy and reputation for advocating peaceful solutions to international conflicts and disputes, impact China's investment in and economic cooperation with India, and disturb the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and BRICS summit. It also assumes that a Chinese military undergoing reform dares not start a fight with Indian troops.

India hopes to achieve its strategic goals by delaying withdrawal. With repeated requests to talk with China over the standoff and to withdraw its troops simultaneously with China, India wants to compel China to admit that there are territorial disputes over the Sikkim section of the China-India boundary, and admit India's concerns about the Siliguri Corridor are justified. Yet once China does as expected, it would suffer unbearable losses both diplomatically and internally.

As for the BRICS summit, it is merely a forum for emerging countries, far more important for its geopolitical symbolism than its actual results. Due to India's disruption, in recent years BRICS has barely made any progress in promoting internal cooperation and reform of global economic governance. In fact, any international organization in which India has a big say can't play its due role. A successful BRICS summit can lift up China's international reputation, but it can't offset the losses that an inappropriate handling of the Doklam standoff will inflict.

If India feels humiliated in the standoff, it may undermine the outcomes of the Xiamen summit. There is a possibility that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won't attend the summit and send lower-ranking officials instead.

However, it's worth noting that India needs BRICS more than China does. BRICS has provided a platform for India to become an international rule-maker. Besides, India uses BRICS to balance its relations with China, and wants to attract Chinese investment via the New Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. India also intends to maintain its relationship with Russia through BRICS.

In the Doklam standoff, China must gear up without any hesitation. China has to enhance communication and coordination with Russia, Brazil, South Africa and other developing countries, and make clear to the international community that India intends to undermine the cooperation between emerging and developing countries and blackmail China at the cost of the common interests of developing countries and South-South cooperation.

So far, Russia hasn't made its voice heard on the standoff. But it must be aware of the damage that India's moves will make to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, BRICS cooperation and regional stability, as well as to Russia's strategic interests.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of BRICS' establishment. China has to work with Russia, Brazil, South Africa and other developing nations to foster the BRICS-plus model and steadily promote its enlargement. Even without Indian participation, BRICS will turn into a new platform for Belt and Road cooperation and South-South cooperation, and take in more members. BRICS will not decline as the West expects, but instead fare better

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BRICS definition

CounterCurrents

The club of emerging political and economic powers of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa in response to new global challenges is famously known as BRICS. Since its inception in 2006, it has been a platform to highlight the prominence of multi-polar world order challenging the collision of G-7 members. These five countries account for 20 percent of world GDP and 40% of the world population. Further, they hold 40 percent of gold and hard currency reserves. Being collectively the largest market, their cumulative GDP has tripled in the last ten years.

With the president of Brazil,Jair Bolsonaro on 28th October 2018, many are skeptical about the future of the BRICS as he comes from the far-rightwing camp which seems to be antagonistic to the BRICS. Brazil is the most populous nation in South America with the world’s eighth-largest economy of the world.Bolsonaro wants Brazil to be great as Trump wants America to be great. Even during Bolsonaro’s campaign period, he has reiterated that his foreign policy would be changed from his precursor. Further, he is a follower of conservative Christianity who profoundly believes in restoring Judeo-Christian tradition against communism.

With this scenario, the future of BRICS has been subjected to controversial as to Jair Bolsonaro would lead Brazil to exit the BRICS moving towards the pro-western camp.Another argues that this collision would last long due to their close trade relations.

The Origin of BRICS

In 2001 the term BRIC was firstly coined by Jim O’Neill,a British economist in a paper written for ‘Global Economic Paper’ of Goldman Sachs using the acronym stands for Brazil, Russia, India, and China.The first summit was held in 2009 at Yekaterinburg, Russia emphasizing the need of reformations to be made to the international financial institutions. In 2011, South Africa became a member of this group at the third Summit held at Sanaya, China making BRIC into BRICS. The primary purpose of BRICS is to broaden the cooperation among members and enhances the support for multipolar world order.It is mainly an indication of the movement of world power from the west to the South. Since the inception BRICS conducts its annual summit of heads of the states to youth forums though the members don’t have their own permanent executive body or a secretariat.

Functions of BRICS

Two main functions of the BRICS are, to 1) liaise with meetings and international organizations such as IMF and G-20 Grouping and to 2) design a framework for BRICS members for multi-sectoral cooperation. Today it covers more than 30 sectors including agriculture, science and technology, culture, outer space, think tanks, Internet governance and security, social welfare, intellectual property, health, and tourism. The forum called BRICS Business Council promotes and strengthens business, trade and investment ties amongst the business communities of the members. Think Tank Council formulates long term economic strategies of the members.

Further initiatives have been made for establishing New Development Bank (NDB) to finance the infrastructure projects in emerging economies and developing countries and also for entering into Contingent Reserves Arrangement (CRA) to promote mutual support among the members in situations of instability in the balance of payments. Demands have also been made to reformulate the IMF but, they were not yet successive because of the resistance caused by the Western power. Moreover, the BRICS are open to cooperation and constructive engagement with other countries, as well as open with international and regional organizations in dealing with current global issues.

Despite this, one of the vital political demands that the BRICS has made to the United Nations Organization is to expand the number of members of the Security Council covering the BRICS members and making decisions of the UNO more democratic and accountable. This shows the importance of BRICS to balance the prevailing world order and also to voice for the global south in international relations.

Challenges Ahead

However, as it is mentioned the foreign policy of Bolsonaro is opposite to the leftist approach which was a blessing to accelerate the activities of BRICS. It is more similar to the protectionist approach followed by the US President, Trump. Once, Bolsonaro said at a press conference as “It is about aiming for a great Brazil like that – the way Trump wants America to be great”. This approach is contrary to the joint statement made at the 2nd summit of the heads of the states held at Brazil where the members pledged to resist all forms of protectionism and fight disguised restrictions on trade. Further, criticisms made concerning multilateralism and pulling out Brazil from Global Compact for Migration also support Bolsonaro’s protectionist approach. With respect to the crisis in Venezuela, Bolsonaro supporting the USA rejects Nicolas Maduro as the duly elected President, while all other BRICS members accept Maduro as democratically elected president.
Moreover, distant relations between China and Brazil also a reason to make BRICS in a more controversial position. With the Xi Jinping’s rise in China from 2013, China took the leadership of the BRICS group and proposals were made at the Fortaleza Summit in 2014to establish NDB to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies, as well as in developing countries. However, Bolsonaro’s far right and anti-communist ideology is contrary to fundamental policies of China.His early visit to Taiwan and South Korea and China’s reaction on his visit has greatly influenced on assuming Bolsonaro would choose between BRICS and OECD members.

Nonetheless, since 2009 China is the top trading partner of Brazil and on the other hand export of soy to China from Brazil is as crucial as the arrival of Chinese investment into Brazil.According to a recent study carried by the Started Charted Bank, China will become the largest economy of the world in 2020. Hence, though there is much ideological dissimilarity, both the countries are dependent on each other concerning their trade relations.

Conclusion

If Bolsonaro is more driven by his far-right ideology than by pragmatism, he will not deal closely with the BRICS members. However, it is difficult to assume that he will abandon this BRICSgroup as Brazil is highly dependent on Chinese imports. It would be challenging for him to dramatically shift in his trade relations having with China and also with Russia. More importantly, in the middle of this year, it is Brazil’s turn to host the BRICS summit of 2019. Though there are no valid reasons for BRAXIT, i.e. for Brazil to exit from BRICS, Brazil would not be an active player in BRICS making BRICS into the most powerful allies of the South as it happened during LuizInácio Lula da Silva’s tenure. Skepticism arose even when Narendra Modi appointed as Prime-Minister in India coming from the far right wing that how BRICS is going to maintain cooperation among members with the rivalry between India and Russia. Further, Brazil was not prominent in BRICS during his predecessors Dilma Rousseff and Michel Temer’s period. Conversely, it’s not only stance of Brazil has been changed even China doesn’t seem to be willing to invest much on the BRICS as in the past. As Lord Palmerston once stated, “in international relations, there is no eternal allies and no perpetual enemies. Only the interests are eternal and perpetual”. Hence, BRAXIT seems to be far away than we assume.

Niroshika Liyana Muhandiram is a Lecturer attached to the Legal Studies Department of the Open University. She has completed her LL.M in International Law from the South Asian University, New Delhi, India with the Gold Medal for the Excellent Academic Performance of the Faculty of Legal Studies of the South Asian University. Her special areas of focus are Public International Law, International Investment Law, Commercial Arbitration and Constitutional Law.

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The Vatican is pulling out all the stops to woo Beijing into full diplomatic relations, according to veteran Vatican journalist John L. Allen, Jr.

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In an article Sunday in Crux, a U.S.-based online Catholic news outlet, Allen wrote that the Vatican is “covetous of a relationship with China, and often apparently willing to stifle objections and give away a great deal” in order to make headway.

In short, “the Vatican is moving full-steam ahead in its courtship of Beijing, with the ultimate prize remaining full diplomatic relations, a secure legal standing for the church, and partnerships on the global stage,” Allen wrote.

His case in point was the notorious 2018 provisional accord between the Holy See and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on the naming of Chinese bishops, a move that received an avalanche of criticism at the time, which has only been aggravated by ongoing CCP aggressions against Christians in the country after the deal was inked.

The Vatican’s 2018 overture to Beijing was sweetened by last month’s launch of a new Chinese edition of the Jesuit-edited journal Civiltà Cattolica, which enjoys a semi-official Vatican status, Allen noted.

Christian persecution watchdog groups as well as the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) have been harshly critical of the CCP’s egregious violations of religious liberty in the country, and yet in its many appeals against human rights abuses around the world, the Holy See has been strangely silent when it comes to China.

For his part, Pope Francis has insisted that China’s communist government protects religious freedom and that “churches are full.” Meanwhile, the chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, the Argentinian Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, has declared that the CCP has created the best model for living out Catholic social teaching today.

Mr. Allen’s evaluation of the Vatican’s courtship of China squares with what other Vatican-watchers have been noting as well.

Francis dreams of being the pope who will establish diplomatic relations with Beijing, and to achieve this goal he is willing to make “concessions,” declared Vatican analyst Alban Mikozy on French television last December.

“Pope Francis is a prudent man,” Mikozy said. “He pursues a dream: to be the sovereign pontiff who will restore relations between China and the Vatican.”

“In order to do this, he is ready to make a few concessions: say nothing about Hong Kong, do not get too excited when the Chinese leader talks about rewriting the Bible,” he added, in reference to announcements that the CCP intends to retranslate the Bible and other sacred texts to make them conform to socialist ideology.

Because of this overriding desire, Mikozy said, the pope is willing to turn a blind eye to the CCP’s violations of religious liberty and other human rights issues.

At the time, observers were quick to notice the pope’s omission of Hong Kong in his long list of troubled areas around the world in his traditional Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” message.

Among the many held up for their suffering, the pope mentioned “the Middle East,” the “beloved Syrian people,” “the Lebanese people,” “Iraq,” “Yemen,” “the whole American continent,” “the beloved Venezuelan people,” “beloved Ukraine,” “the people of Africa,” “the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” “Burkina Faso,” “Mali,” “Niger,” “Nigeria,” along with three separate shout-outs to migrants.

Yet Hong Kong, embroiled for months in an ever more violent conflict between pro-democracy protesters and the Communist China-backed government forces, received no papal acknowledgment whatsoever.

One month earlier, during an in-flight press conference returning from Asia, the pope reiterated his desire to visit China while dodging questions regarding the Hong Kong protests.

“I would like to go to Beijing,” Francis said. “I love China.”

According to Mikozy, the pope’s silence suggests that he will go to great lengths not to offend the CCP.

“A few months ago, the Chinese authorities sent the message that a meeting was possible,” Mikozy said. “The pope said he was ready for this possibility. For the moment, it is the hardliners of the Chinese regime who have held Xi Jinping back.”

In his article Sunday, Mr. Allen proposes that the Vatican’s current strategy toward Beijing reflects the pope’s stated goal of being a bridge-builder, especially in a case like China where the stakes are immensely high.

“Critics may regard all that as naïve, or weak, or even delusional, and no doubt they’ll be vocal about saying so,” Allen said.

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Lockdown Bankrupted Turkey so China Will Buy It for the Price of Fish and Chips

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Brilliant as always from Erdogan
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The [insane response to the] coronavirus pandemic is hammering Turkey’s fragile economy, which was only just emerging from a crisis in 2018.

Exports and tourism have collapsed, depriving the country of foreign currency. The central bank is bleeding dollars to prop up the lira, which recently hit a record low. Turkey may soon run out of reserves. Disaster is imminent.

Many countries are relying on the International Monetary Fund to help them through the economic crisis caused by Covid-19, but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused to ask for the fund’s assistance. Talks on a swap deal with the US Federal Reserve have so far not yielded results, and there is reason to doubt that Turkey would meet the criteria for such an arrangement.

China buys the strategic infrastructure in Turkey:

• A Chinese consortium bought the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge over the Bosphorus
• Huawei constructs 5G network in Turkey
• China builds Turkey’s third nuclear plant.
• $$$ worth of Chinese loanshttps://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/how-coronavirus-pandemic-could-expand-chinas-footprint-turkey …

How coronavirus pandemic could expand China's footprint in Turkey
One of the west's most important regional partners is being drawn further and further into Beijing's orbit

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Threat of sanctions
Moreover, relations with Washington are strained due to Ankara’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile defence system. The US Congress is currently mulling sanctions, the last thing Turkey needs as its economy struggles. In an apparent effort to assuage US anger and gain financial support, Turkey recently delayed activation of the system, planned for April.

Erdogan also went on a charm offensive, sending medical supplies and penning a letter to Trump. But Ankara seems intent on activating the S-400 eventually, as one of Erdogan’s top advisers confirmed last month, effectively killing any prospect of a meaningful improvement in ties.

Turkey is now turning to other countries for help. Swap deals with Japan and the UK are reportedly in the pipeline. Ankara is also in talks to expand facilities with Qatar and China; on Wednesday, Turkey tripled its existing local currency swap deal with Qatar to $15bn. In 2019, China extended a $1bn swap line to Turkey after US sanctions pushed the lira into freefall the previous summer.

Ankara’s relations with Beijing, frosty for decades, have improved rapidly in recent years as Turkey has gravitated away from its Nato partners to embrace non-Western countries, including Russia. Now, as Turkey’s economy collapses and tensions with Washington persist, it may be forced to rely even more on China’s support.

In 2010, the Chinese premier visited Ankara and concluded a strategic cooperation agreement. Since then, trade has increased significantly, with a flurry of big-ticket infrastructure deals. Erdogan has visited Beijing a number of times, including in 2017 for a large international forum devoted to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Trans-Eurasian connectivity
The BRI links Europe and Asia through a vast network of rail and maritime routes. Given its geographical location between east and west, Turkey is well-placed to play a role, and some of its own infrastructure plans align with China’s grand vision of trans-Eurasian connectivity. The Middle Corridor transport project, for example, connects Turkey with Central Asia by rail and ferry.

In a 2015 memorandum, Erdogan and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to integrate that initiative into the BRI. And there has been progress developing the Middle Corridor, with a Baku-Tblisi-Kars railway coming online in 2017. The first train to cross from China to Europe along the corridor transited through Istanbul’s Marmaray tunnel late last year.

Then there are ports. In 2015, a Chinese consortium purchased Kumport, Turkey’s third-largest container terminal, near Istanbul, and three more ports are being eyed at Mersin, Candarli and Filyos. Chinese companies are reportedly keen to participate in Erdogan’s controversial Kanal Istanbul project, which will open up a new waterway to rival the Bosphorus.

A Chinese consortium also bought the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge over the Bosphorus and its associated motorway, connecting Istanbul to the new airport. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China was in talks to refinance loans worth around $6bn for the operation of the airport. It has also pledged $3.6bn in loans for Turkey’s transport and energy sectors.

China is involved in Turkey’s nuclear development, building its third power plant. On the telecoms front, Chinese tech giant Huawei is constructing a 5G network and has a research and development centre in Istanbul – its second-biggest in the world – while ZTE purchased Turkish company Netas several years ago. In the realm of e-commerce, Alibaba bought a stake of Turkey’s online retailer, Trendyol, in 2018.

China’s persecution of Uighurs
Then came the news this March, drowned out by the coronavirus pandemic, that China’s main insurance company, Sinosure, had concluded a big deal with Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund (TVF) to provide financing and guarantees to projects. TVF controls interests in gas, mining, finance and other key areas.

Sino-Turkish relations were held back in the past by the presence of thousands of ethnic Uighurs in Turkey. The Uighur exiles are Turkic Muslims who fled persecution in China, where over a million have allegedly been rounded up and detained in concentration camps.

For decades, Turkey offered the Uighurs refuge, angering Beijing. But that may now be changing. Uighurs have reportedly been arrested and harassed by Turkish authorities.

A draft extradition treaty between Turkey and China was signed in 2017. Erdogan had once spoken out against Chinese persecution of the Uighurs, but he has become conspicuously silent.

Yet, despite the rapid strengthening of bilateral ties, there is still a long way to go. The relationship is one of “ebb and flow”, as Turkish China expert Altay Atli writes, where progress is disrupted by periodic crises. For example, in early 2019, amid warming relations with Beijing, Ankara abruptly slammed China’s policies in Xinjiang.

There are other problems. Trade last year was far below the target of $100 billion set for 2020 and heavily lopsided in China’s favour, exacerbating Turkey’s current account deficit. The Middle Corridor is cumbersome, crossing multiple borders and at least one stretch of sea. China’s preferred overland route to Europe remains the Northern Corridor via Russia. In any case, most freight travels by sea, which is cheaper than rail (although the coronavirus has given railway transport a temporary boost).

Sibel Edmonds
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Before I left #Turkey, for 2 months, I warned of this (and more coming). The problem: every single person there, locked-down 24X7, hiding under blankets, unable or willing to hear a single word. Never seen this level of fear & compliance, anywhere; ever. https://twitter.com/ragipsoylu/status/1263478543356493824 …

Balancing east and west
And for all its problems with Washington, Turkey remains highly dependent on the West. Europe and North America have consistently accounted for far more of Turkey’s foreign direct investment inflows than China.

In 2019, 4.8 million tourists from Germany and 2.5 million from Britain visited Turkey, compared with around 400,000 Chinese visitors.

Despite Erdogan’s repeated threats to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Turkey gets more influence and security from its Nato membership than it would from the fledgling, Beijing-led group. And China is unpopular with Turkish people: polling shows that a minority of Turks have a favourable view of the country. This became apparent in Istanbul last year, when signs to mark China’s national day provoked uproar.

Turkey is not trying to “pivot to Asia” to cut ties with Western countries and substitute China for the US and Europe, but to diversify its foreign relations and maintain a balance between east and west. Such a balance, however, is hard to achieve, as US anger over Turkey’s purchase of the Russian S-400 system shows. And with US-China tensions escalating, Turkey may be forced to pick sides.

The Trump administration has adopted a hawkish approach to China, trying to drive Huawei out of the UK and other countries, for example. But it has been relatively quiet about Beijing’s growing influence in Turkey, a key Nato member state.

That attitude may prove unsustainable. Eventually, the US and its allies will have to confront the reality that one of their most important regional partners is moving further and further into China’s orbit

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Communist China was created by Jewish infiltrators working for the International Banking Cartel
Communist China was created by the Jews and serves their interests.
by LORDDREADNOUGHT

Communist China was created by Rothschilds and their agents.
October 1 1949, Mao Tse Tsung declared the founding of the People’s Republic of China in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. He was funded by Rothschild created Communism in Russia and also the following Rothschild agents: Solomon Adler, a former United States Treasury official who was a Soviet Spy; Israel Epstein, the son of a Jewish Bolshevik imprisoned by the Tsar in Russia for trying to ferment a revolution there; and Frank Coe, a leading official of the Rothschild owned IMF. Jews were behind the rise to power of Mao Tse Tung, the communist dictator of China, who tortured and murdered tens of millions of Chinese (mostly Christians) during his brutal reign. Sidney Shapiro, an American Jew, was in charge of China’s propaganda organ. Another Jew, Israel Epstein, was Mao’s Minister of Appropriations (Finance).

Mao would murder sixty million innocent Chinese people under his rule mainly to destroy traditional Chinese culture in order to gain total control. As with Christianity, any practitioners of spiritual systems where outlawed, killed, and thrown into gulags, to die a slow death through slave labor, starvation and torture. The Communistic systems became the new culture of control. With China under their flag, Tibet was next on the list as being the last bastion of spiritual and historical knowledge. All the Jewish systems seek to remove spiritual knowledge from Gentiles and keep it in the hands of the Jewish elite. This is a major part of their indoctrination program. There has been a major Jewish population in China for over a thousand years such as the Jews of Kaifeng.

China has been built up into the biggest global superpower by the Jewish financial elite and every valuable Western technology has been shipped there. This was identical to what the Jews did with their USSR, turning it into a massive super state of military superpower, to wage conquest upon the rest of the earth, which they did. The only reason they were halted was the second war monkey wrenched their plans globally and led to the stagnation and fall of the USSR. There are reports that the America tactical silos are contracted to Israeli firms for certain electronics’ functions, they also have their agents all over the Pentagon and other key Western military and government networks.

The covert Jewish control of Mao and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) explains why convicted Jewish spy Jonathan Pollard, found guilty of stealing thousands of classified documents from the Defense Department where he worked, gave these materials to his masters, the Israeli Mossad operating in the U.S.A. The Israelis, in turn, transferred these valuable military secrets straight to Red Chinese dictators in Beijing. Pollard, a Jew born in Galveston, Texas, sits in a federal prison today. Recently, when Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu came to America, he visited Pollard in prison and assured the despicable turncoat Israeli spy that the Israeli government was working behind-the-scenes with Obama’s White House to pardon the convicted spy. Meanwhile, Pollard is a national hero in Israel—honored for stealing America’s most precious military secrets which Israel gave to Communist China.

Even now according to official statistics Communist China again carried out more executions than the rest of the world put together. Amnesty International believes thousands are executed and sentenced to death there every year, but with numbers kept a state secret the true figure is impossible to determine.

‘Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history’.– David Rockefeller.

Soft Power
The most under reported, however is the “Soft Power” tactic currently being implemented by the Peoples Republic of China in the United States.

It was America that showed the world how to mass produce everything from automobiles to televisions to airplanes. It was the great American manufacturing base that crushed Germany and Japan in World War II. But now we are witnessing the deindustrialization of America. Thanks to Jewish control over government, thousands of factories have left the United States and move to China in the past decade alone. Millions upon millions of manufacturing jobs have been lost in the same time period. The United States has become a nation that consumes everything in sight and yet produces increasingly little.

The United States has become bloated and spoiled and our economy is now just a shadow of what it once was. Once upon a time America could literally outproduce the rest of the world combined. Today that is no longer true, but Americans sure do consume more than anyone else in the world.

The Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., estimates that America. lost 2.7 million jobs as a result of the U.S.-China trade deficit between 2001 and 2011, 2.1 million of them in manufacturing. Wages of American workers have also suffered due to the competition with cheap Chinese labor, EPI says. A typical two-earner household loses around $2,500 per year from this dynamic.

Manufacturing was the hardest-hit industry, with fabrication of high-tech goods like semiconductors and electronics suffering the most, accounting for more than half of the $217.5 billion increase in the trade deficit between 2001 and 2011.

Most of the jobs lost or displaced by trade with China between 2001 and 2011 were in manufacturing industries (more than 2.1 million jobs, or 76.9 percent). Within manufacturing, rapidly growing imports of computer and electronic products (including computers, parts, semiconductors, and audio-video equipment) accounted for 54.9 percent of the $217.5 billion increase in the U.S. trade deficit with China between 2001 and 2011. The growth of this deficit contributed to the elimination of 1,064,800 U.S. jobs in computer and electronic products in this period. Indeed, in 2011, the total U.S. trade deficit with China was $301.6 billion—$139.3 billion of which was in computer and electronic products.

Thanks to the suicidal manufacturing policy in US, China GDP has risen from $350 billion in 1990 to $20 trillion (PPP) and surpassed the US in terms of GDP based on purchasing power parity (PPP). United States of America was the largest but International Monetary Fund and World Bank rank China since as the world’s largest economy. The US has been the global economic leader since overtaking the UK in 1872. Most economists previously thought China would pull ahead in 2019.

So if the United States continues to allow its manufacturing base to erode at a staggering pace how in the world can the U.S. continue to consider itself to be a great nation? We have created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world in an effort to maintain a very high standard of living, but the current state of affairs is not anywhere close to sustainable. As of June 30, 2012, China held a total of $3.24 trillion in foreign exchange reserves (Bloomberg News 2012), about 70 percent of which were held in U.S. dollars. Every single month America does into more debt to communist China and every single month America gets poorer.

The deindustrialization and debt of the United States should be a top concern for every man, woman and child in the country. It is not that hard to understan what happens when the debt bubble pops. But sadly, most Americans do not have any idea what is going on around them.

Because America’s debt is exploding to unmanageable proportions, the United States finds itself financially dependent on China as one of its main creditors. Americans owe The Peoples Republic well over a trillion dollars and are going further into debt, but the Communist ruling elite in Beijing are not satisfied with having the U.S. as a virtual debtor client state. China’s political elite are also using their financial power to manipulate how Americans think — or don’t think — about China. Along with computers, electronics, and house wares, a new kind of Political Correctness is also being manufactured in China.

The Communist elite which controls China wants Hollywood to portray the Peoples Republic in a favorable light to American audiences, while rewarding the hard Left U.S. film industry with hefty profits for their cooperation.

These are dangerous events which directly threaten the United States. The threats offered by an increasing powerful Communist China are already all but ignored by the zionist mass media in US, both on the Right as well as on the Left. Beijing’s elite, however, are taking no chances. Ignoring the China threat is not enough, the American people must be made to love the Peoples Republic and all its works.

Hardline
From looking at things, the Syrian conflict could be a smaller warm up to a planned global conflict. Russia has already participated in 2013 in a mass joint war games exercise with China on Eastern European soil with thousands of Red Chinese troops. They where training specifically for war against Western forces, this was kept out of the mainstream of course. This is what America and Western Europe have been prepped for over the decades, and how they planned to take Germany down into Communism during the First war, which they manipulated into existence for the sole purpose of taking all of Europe down into Communism, and they nearly did. It is a repeating set of tactics they are using.

The West is past the demoralization point and has entered into the destabilization phase. The Protest Wall St was organized by Jewish agents of Rothschild to be the start of a Communist movement, which is part of the subversion of decades of indoctrination of students into Communist ideals. At this point, one way or another, Zionists are seeking to take the West down should they start a full out Communist revolution, civil war or open war. One way or another, it seems Red Chinese troops will be on Western Soil “Liberating” us from the Fascist oppressors. This is what the Jews did with the Red Army rolling over Europe and the East, enslaving the many for the Jews.

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BIG TECH GOES PINKO: Twitter actively hiring communists and banning accounts of humanitarian dissidents, while Facebook bans videos of human rights champion Jennifer Zeng
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 by: Mike Adams
Tags: Apple, banned, Big Tech, Censored, Censorship, communism, evil, Facebook, fascism, free speech, Google, Jack Dorsey, Orwellian, tech giants, Tim Cook, treason, Twisted, Twitter, Tyranny
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(Natural News) The tech giants — Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube and Apple — are no longer hiding the fact that they are propaganda arms of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which engages in organ harvesting, the torture of political dissidents and the mass murder of Falun Gong followers.

Over just the last few days, a string of stunning actions by various Big Tech companies has ripped the curtain off the real agenda of the tech giants, exposing their overt, malicious behavior that favors communist China while punishing and silencing the American people.

Is it time yet for President Trump to declare these techno-tyrants to be enemy combatants who are carrying out the bidding of communist China as part of a malicious scheme to undermine and destroy the United States of America?

Twitter hires Chinese communist operative Li Fei-Fei, then bans accounts of humanitarian dissidents

Fei-Fei Li is a Chinese-born American computer scientist, non-profit executive, and writer. She is the Sequoia Capital Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University.
Via Zero Hedge:

A White House petition was created last week after news broke that the Twitter accounts of Chinese dissidents started to disappear after a controversial Chinese-American artificial intelligence (AI) expert was hired to serve on the company’s board. On May 11, Twitter announced in a press release that it was hiring Li Fei-Fei, an AI expert and former vice president of Google, to its board of directors as a “new independent director” with immediate effect…

Project Maven is a U.S. Department of Defense AI project that seeks to use the technology to help military drones select targets from video footage… When she took the helm of Google’s new AI center in Beijing, Li was quoted in Chinese media as using the CCP slogan “stay true to our founding mission” and said that “China has awakened.” In addition, Li allegedly has ties to a student association that is affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) United Front, according to Radio Free Asia.

YouTube is now deleting comments that are deemed “offensive” to the communist party
Via The Verge:

YouTube is automatically deleting comments that contain certain Chinese-language phrases related to criticism of the country’s ruling Communist Party (CCP). “This appears to be an error in our enforcement systems and we are investigating,” said a YouTube spokesperson. The company did not elaborate on how or why this error came to be, but said it was not the result of any change in its moderation policy.

But if the deletions are the result of a simple mistake, then it’s one that’s gone unnoticed for six months. The Verge found evidence that comments were being deleted as early as October 2019, when the issue was raised on YouTube’s official help pages and multiple users confirmed that they had experienced the same problem.

These phrases seem to have been accidentally added to YouTube’s comment filters, which automatically remove spam and offensive text. The comments are removed too quickly for human moderation and are deleted even if the banned phrases are used positively…

Facebook bans video interview with Jennifer Zeng, who was tortured in a communist China prison labor camp
Via Natural News:

Immediately upon posting this interview to Brighteon.com, Facebook banned it. In fact, Facebook banned the video and the page link, even banning any mention of the link in private message on Facebook.

This is Facebook’s way of crushing humanity, silencing humanitarian voices and censoring women who challenge the corruption and criminality of the communist Chinese regime.

This critical interview features one of the most important voices of our time, and Facebook appears to be protecting the communist Chinese regime in banning this video (and others that are critical of the CCP).

 

Twitter is now “fact-checking” the U.S. President in an overt effort to interfere with the 2020 election, hoping to put a communist in the White House
Beyond hiring actual communists to run its technology platform, Twitter is also now actively censoring the tweets of President Trump by posting “fact-check” propaganda that appears underneath Trump’s tweets.

President Trump is now correctly asserting that such schemes by Twitter are nothing less than election interference, which according to Robert Mueller is a federal crime — an “attempt to defraud the United States of America.”

From Trump’s tweet: “@Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post.”

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He adds, “Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!”

Perhaps this latest assault on free speech by Twitter will finally move President Trump to call for the military arrest and prosecution of Twitter executives including Jack Dorsey, who is a criminal villain running a pro-communism disinformation network that seeks to undermine the President and the United States of America as part of active warfare against the USA.

At some point, President Trump must surely realize none of these tech giants will stop their censorship until they are forced to stop. Companies like Twitter have zero ethics and no sense of right or wrong. They are full-blown anti-American communists, and they are exploiting their power to try to destroy the United States as part of the global warfare now being carried out by China (starting with the Wuhan coronavirus and accelerating from there).

Amazon is now dictating to U.S. media outlets exactly what to say… total propaganda is “packaged” as news
Although not directly related to communism, this story speaks to the power of the tech giants to literally dictate to the U.S. media the exact news stories they are “allowed” to broadcast.

Via CourierNewsroom.com:

While most TV news professionals have scoffed at the idea of running Amazon-provided content as news, at least 11 stations across the country ran some form of the package on their news broadcasts. The package—you can view the script Amazon provided to news stations here—was produced by Amazon spokesperson Todd Walker. Only one station, Toledo ABC affiliate WTVG, acknowledged that Walker was an Amazon employee, not a news reporter, and that the content had come from Amazon…

Watch the stunning scripting of pro-Amazon propaganda, delivered word-for-word by U.S. media outlets that are obviously nothing more than puppets for Big Tech:

Big Tech has become the enemy of truth, freedom and humanity
What we’re really watching in all this is how Big Tech has become the enemy of human freedom, crushing the freedom to think or share information in order to protect the Communist Chinese Party (CCP) and its treacherous anti-human agenda.

All those who seek to defend humanity against communism, death camps, forced organ harvesting, censorship and election rigging must now rise up and call for Big Tech to be abolished.

The very existence of the tech giants is irreconcilable with human freedom, and just as human beings banded together to defeat Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao and other sociopathic “leaders” who carried out heinous crimes against humanity, we must now defeat Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Bezos, Pichai, Cook and others.

They must be arrested and prosecuted for their crimes against humanity and their treason against the United States of America. It is time for humanity to abolish the evil of techno-tyranny

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Democrats Allow Communists to Infiltrate Their Party Across the Nation

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democrat flag democrats communists nation partyThe Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is infiltrating the Democratic Party across the country. Communists, some openly, some secretly, are working in Democratic campaigns, holding Democratic Party leadership positions, and even running for public office on the Democratic Party ballot line.

They also are pushing their policies inside the Democratic Party, to the point where it’s almost impossible to distinguish between the CPUSA and Democratic Party programs. Many comrades work closely with influential congressmembers or U.S. senators.

The CPUSA supports China, Cuba, Venezuela, and the Russian Communist Party—all enemies of the United States. The CPUSA still advocates for the “overthrow of the capitalist class” in the United States, yet the Democrats do absolutely zilch to keep the communists out of their party.

CPUSA infiltration of the Democratic Party is widespread—it affects every region where the communists have a significant presence.

 

Support and Infiltration
In the San Diego area, two CPUSA members, Carl Wood and Emiliana Sparaco, recently ran for the California Democratic Party Central Committee, from Assembly Districts 76 and 80, respectively.

Wood, a lifelong communist, intended to push for the “Healthy California Act that provides improved Medicare for All, a Living Wage of at least $15/hour, the Green New Deal for a healthy environment with good new jobs in a peace economy, and legislation to promote strong Unions.” In 1999, California’s then-Democratic Gov. Gray Davis appointed Wood to a six-year term on the California Public Utilities Commission, where he “played a significant role in protecting California from the consequences of its disastrous deregulation experiment.”

Sparaco, a former leader of the Young Communist League, traveled to Sochi, Russia, in October 2017, as part of a U.S. communist delegation to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution—keynoted by Vladimir Putin himself. In 2018, Sparaco was a leading activist in Flip the 49th, which helped Democrat Mike Levin win California’s 49thCongressional District.

In Northern California, Sacramento area Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, who serves on the House Foreign Relations Committee, has won several super-close elections with communist help. For example, in 2014, CPUSA members Juan Lopez, Cassie Lopez, Michelle Kern, Nell Ranta, and Mik Diddams canvassed and phone-banked out of Bera’s campaign headquarters.

Further up the left coast in rural Washington state, communists Tim and Joyce Wheeler and Tim’s sister Marion “Honeybee” Wheeler Burns have been active in the Clallam County Democrats for decades. They campaigned for Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, and local Rep. Derek Kilmer. Tim traveled to international communist gatherings for many years as editor of the CPUSA’s People’s World. His father, Don Wheeler, betrayed American secrets to Moscow during World War II while working for U.S. intelligence.

Over in Minnesota, local CPUSA leaders the late Doris and Erwin Marquit were very active inside the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (Minnesota’s Democratic Party affiliate). The couple helped raise funds for congressional aspirant Keith Ellison in their home three times. In 2006, they used their political influence to help get Ellison elected to Congress.

Another Minnesota communist, Mark Froemke, is very active in the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Froemke has enjoyed good relations with former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and former Gov. Mark Dayton.

Swinging down to Chicago, we see CPUSA members such as Pepe Lozano working in the successful Chuy Garcia for Congress campaign. CPUSA member Abdul-Aziz Hassan has worked for 22nd Ward Alderman Ricardo Munoz, a Democrat, for several years. Even CPUSA leader John Bachtell once served as a precinct chairman for U.S. Senate candidate Obama.

In Ohio, former CPUSA chairman Rick Nagin worked inside the Democratic Party for decades. In 2006, Nagin was on the staff of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations 2006 campaign that first elected Sherrod Brown. Nagin also worked closely with Rep. Dennis Kucinich for many years. Nagin has run several times for public office on the Democratic Party ticket and served as the Democratic Leader in Cleveland Ward 14 and on the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Executive Committee.

In St. Louis, the CPUSA has worked closely with many black Democratic candidates through its front group the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. Longtime CPUSA member Glenn Burleigh is very active in the Democratic Party and has managed several Democratic campaigns, including Robin Wright-Jones for State Senate and Lewis Reed for St. Louis mayor. Missouri CPUSA leader Tony Pecinovsky will be standing for St. Louis Alderman in 2020, presumably as a Democrat.

Over in New York City, the communists have been working inside the Democratic Party since at least the 1930s.

Former communist Dan Margolis was active in New York City elections, including as the mid-Staten Island coordinator for the 2004 Democratic Party congressional campaign.

According to Margolis’s blog: “I ended up working on many Democratic campaigns during by time in the CPUSA: John Kerry’s, Obama’s twice, [Senator] Kirsten Gillibrand’s, Fernando Ferrer’s (he nearly beat Michael Bloomberg to become mayor of NYC), and a host of others known mostly to NYC residents. I am proud to say that I wrote the first official document in the CPUSA calling for support of Obama in the primaries: I wrote this as chair of the party in Brooklyn, in 2007.”

In 2014, the CPUSA’s Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Club wrote: “Sometimes, we must be free to disagree with Democrats on selected issues, even those whom we have supported, such as Obama on a national level, Jerrold Nadler, a progressive congressman from Manhattan, and Bill DeBlasio, who is New York City’s new progressive mayor. For example, we should be free to advocate a general reduction of our country’s military and to disagree with the Obama Administration’s expansion of some sections of our military forces.”

Across the river in New Jersey, communists such as Estevan Nembhard and Carol Widom were active in Democrat Ras Baraka’s successful 2014 campaign for the mayoralty of Newark. Baraka is the son of one-time CPUSA member Amina Baraka.

Connecticut is the CPUSA’s “jewel in the crown.” The party almost runs the state. The CPUSA is close to Gov. Ned Lamont, as it was to his predecessor Dannel Malloy. Both U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Chris Murphy are close to the party. Sen. Murphy employed CPUSA member Max Goldman as an aide for nearly three years, while serving on the highly sensitive Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro is very close to CPUSA Connecticut leader Joelle Fishman and her husband Art Perlo—the son of Roosevelt-era Soviet spy ring leader Victor Perlo. In 2012, DeLauro helped organize birthday celebrations for veteran Connecticut communist Al Marder. Comrade Marder is so well regarded in international communist circles that he was invited to Moscow in June 2015 to help the Russian Communist Party celebrate the anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany. Marder even got a big hug from then-Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov.

Three other Connecticut congressmembers, Jim Himes (House Intelligence Committee), Joe Courtney (House Armed Services Committee), and John B. Larson work closely with the CPUSA front group Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans. Even freshman Rep. Jahana Hayes had veteran communist Len Yannielli working in her campaign office.

Down in Texas, the situation is not much better. In Dallas, local communist leader Gene Lantz is very active in the Democratic Party and the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans. Lantz is close to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology) and is friends with Rep. Marc Veasey (House Armed Services Committee).

In Houston, local CPUSA leader Bernard Sampson doubles as a Democratic Party precinct chairman. The Houston CPUSA ran several comrades for public office in 2018 on the Democratic ticket (it’s illegal to run for office as a communist in Texas).

Comrade Ali Khorasani ran for Congress in Texas District 2 but was defeated in the primary. Communist Penny Shaw ran for a seat on the Harris County Commission but lost with 45 percent of the vote. Party member Sema Hernandez ran a shoestring campaign in the Texas U.S. Senate primary and managed to secure a respectable 250,000 votes.

And this is just the open or easily identifiable members. As a conspiratorial revolutionary organization, the CPUSA keeps much of its membership secret. The CPUSA almost certainly has many secret members and supporters in key positions throughout the Democratic Party.

Opposition
Millions of grassroots Democrat voters are strongly opposed to communism. Many are descendants of families who fled communism in Eastern Europe, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Cuba. Many lost friends or family fighting communism in Vietnam. Many are Catholic, informed of the evils from communism at an early age by their priests, bishops, and popes.

Most would be horrified to know that communists are working openly and secretly at every level of their cherished Democratic Party.

The Democratic Party knows the identities of most of its communist members. The Democrats do more than turn a blind eye; they welcome the revolutionaries into their party.

The Democrats have spent the last two years bashing President Donald Trump for having ties to Russia. Yet the Democrats are willing to tolerate pro-China communists actively working within their own party.

By allowing communists to stand for office on their ticket, Democrats are cheating the American voter. By allowing communists to work closely with Democratic congressmembers and senators, they are endangering national security.

Reprinted with permission from - The Epoch Times - by Trevor Loudon

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February 9-12, 2012 -- Soros/NED internal "color" revolution in China fails

As George Soros and CIA-supported non-governmental organization (NGO) provocateurs and street demonstration planners have been caught trying to destabilize Russia and Egypt, another less public plot to bring about political change on U.S. terms has been uncovered in China.

Chongqing's vice mayor and police chief Wang Lijun was caught trying to obtain political asylum in the U.S. consulate general in Chengdu, which is not far from Chonqing. Wang, an ethnic Mongol, is a close confidante of Chongqing Communist Party secretary Bo Xilai. Bo's father was a Communist veteran of Mao Zedong's communist guerrilla campaign that ultimately saw the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949.

Bo was hoping to be elevated to the Chinese Communist Party's nine-member Politburo Standing Committee after seven members, including President Hu Jintao, step down later this year. Bo and Wang were the impetus behind Chongqing's western-style real estate boom and development schemes. However, it now appears that Bo and Wang were much more: they were the vanguard of U.S.-controlled Communist Party leaders from outside of Beijing who were to take the places of some of the seven CCP Politburo members.

Soros and Rothschild interests in New York helped fund the Chongqing property bubble in 2005. In late 2010, Soros Fund Management established an office in Hong Kong after an initial multi-billion investment in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed Minsheng Bank Ltd. and Longfor Property Group.

Minsheng was headed by Eddie Wang, former head of the China branch of HSBC who reputedly maintained close links with Britain's MI-6. Wang was forced out of Minsheng last year after the bank experienced unexplained disappearances of its funds. In 2011, Longfor was cited by Moody's for a lack of transparency and mis-reported funds disappearances. Wu Yajun ("Madam Wu"), who is reportedly the world's wealthiest woman and is a member of the National People's Congress, was forced out as the general director of Longfor.

Soros and National Endowment for Democracy-controlled NGOs are well-entrenched in the Chinese provinces, according to WMR's Asian intelligence sources. The operations are overseen by the CIA station in Hong Kong. Soros NGOs are also active among Wang's fellow Chinese-Mongols, especially in Inner Mongolia, the scene of recent social unrest.

Soros was trying to install Bo into the Politburo as China's Mikhail Gorbachev. Bo would have been expected to dismantle the state apparatus of the People's Republic of China and sell off Chinese state enterprises to Western investors like Soros and the Rothschilds. Essentially, the PRC would have gone the way of the USSR and China would have fallen to the whims of global vampire capitalism.

However, Wang Lijun's corruption in the Chongqing real estate market has exposed Bo and his Soros-linked plans. Wang's attempt to seek asylum in the U.S. consulate general in Chengdu has exposed the Soros/CIA plans and Bo's candidacy for the Politburo has been nixed. Soros's business operations in China are already under examination by state prosecutors and the commercial police and the Hungarian-American hedge fund tycoon stands to lose billions he has invested in China.

After Soros's attempted "White Revolution" in Russia and "Lotus Revolution" in Egypt were been exposed as CIA operations run through a network of Soros and non-Soros NGOs, and Soros's "Yellow Revolution" government in Maldives was ousted in a counter-coup by the vice president and police, the developments in China have shown that America's last gasp use of "soft power" to influence world events has turned out to be, quoting from Mao, a "paper tiger."

The attempted escape by Wang into the U.S. mission in Chengdu will also bring more Chinese security attention to bear on CIA and Soros operations in other parts of China, including Tibet, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Yunnan, Hainan, Hong Kong, and Macao.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, expected to become Chinese President later this year, will meet President Obama next week in Washington. We can expect Xi to sternly tell Obama that China will not tolerate U.S. interference in the internal political affairs of China and the Chinese Communist Party.

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China's Rise, America's Fall
Which superpower is more threatened by its “extractive elites”?
RON UNZ • THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE • APRIL 17, 2012 •

Back in 2012 I published this major article in The American Conservative, comparing China with America and discussing their likely future prospects. Important recent events have now brought this topic to the fore, and although eight years is an eternity in global geopolitics, I would still stand by virtually everything I wrote at the time. Others can judge for themselves how well—or how poorly—my analysis seems to have fared.

TAC-ChinaAmericaViewAsPDF2The rise of China surely ranks among the most important world developments of the last 100 years. With America still trapped in its fifth year of economic hardship, and the Chinese economy poised to surpass our own before the end of this decade, China looms very large on the horizon. We are living in the early years of what journalists once dubbed “The Pacific Century,” yet there are worrisome signs it may instead become known as “The Chinese Century.”

But does the Chinese giant have feet of clay? In a recently published book, Why Nations Fail, economists Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson characterize China’s ruling elites as “extractive”—parasitic and corrupt—and predict that Chinese economic growth will soon falter and decline, while America’s “inclusive” governing institutions have taken us from strength to strength. They argue that a country governed as a one-party state, without the free media or checks and balances of our own democratic system, cannot long prosper in the modern world. The glowing tributes this book has received from a vast array of America’s most prominent public intellectuals, including six Nobel laureates in economics, testifies to the widespread popularity of this optimistic message.

Yet do the facts about China and America really warrant this conclusion?

China Shakes the World
pudonggBy the late 1970s, three decades of Communist central planning had managed to increase China’s production at a respectable rate, but with tremendous fits and starts, and often at a terrible cost: 35 million or more Chinese had starved to death during the disastrous 1959–1961 famine caused by Mao’s forced industrialization policy of the Great Leap Forward.

China’s population had also grown very rapidly during this period, so the typical standard of living had improved only slightly, perhaps 2 percent per year between 1958 and 1978, and this from an extremely low base. Adjusted for purchasing power, most Chinese in 1980 had an income 60–70 percent below that of the citizens in other major Third World countries such as Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Kenya, none of which were considered great economic success stories. In those days, even Haitians were far wealthier than Chinese.

All this began to change very rapidly once Deng Xiaoping initiated his free-market reforms in 1978, first throughout the countryside and eventually in the smaller industrial enterprises of the coastal provinces. By 1985, The Economist ran a cover story praising China’s 700,000,000 peasants for having doubled their agricultural production in just seven years, an achievement almost unprecedented in world history. Meanwhile, China’s newly adopted one-child policy, despite its considerable unpopularity, had sharply reduced population growth rates in a country possessing relatively little arable land.

A combination of slowing population growth and rapidly accelerating economic output has obvious implications for national prosperity. During the three decades to 2010, China achieved perhaps the most rapid sustained rate of economic development in the history of the human species, with its real economy growing almost 40-fold between 1978 and 2010. In 1978, America’s economy was 15 times larger, but according to most international estimates, China is now set to surpass America’s total economic output within just another few years.

Furthermore, the vast majority of China’s newly created economic wealth has flowed to ordinary Chinese workers, who have moved from oxen and bicycles to the verge of automobiles in just a single generation. While median American incomes have been stagnant for almost forty years, those in China have nearly doubled every decade, with the real wages of workers outside the farm-sector rising about 150 percent over the last ten years alone. The Chinese of 1980 were desperately poor compared to Pakistanis, Nigerians, or Kenyans; but today, they are several times wealthier, representing more than a tenfold shift in relative income.

A World Bank report recently highlighted the huge drop in global poverty rates from 1980 to 2008, but critics noted that over 100 percent of that decline came from China alone: the number of Chinese living in dire poverty fell by a remarkable 662 million, while the impoverished population in the rest of the world actually rose by 13 million. And although India is often paired with China in the Western media, a large fraction of Indians have actually grown poorer over time. The bottom half of India’s still rapidly growing population has seen its daily caloric intake steadily decline for the last 30 years, with half of all children under five now being malnourished.

China’s economic progress is especially impressive when matched against historical parallels. Between 1870 and 1900, America enjoyed unprecedented industrial expansion, such that even Karl Marx and his followers began to doubt that a Communist revolution would be necessary or even possible in a country whose people were achieving such widely shared prosperity through capitalistic expansion. During those 30 years America’s real per capita income grew by 100 percent. But over the last 30 years, real per capita income in China has grown by more than 1,300 percent.

Over the last decade alone, China quadrupled its industrial output, which is now comparable to that of the U.S. In the crucial sector of automobiles, China raised its production ninefold, from 2 million cars in 2000 to 18 million in 2010, a figure now greater than the combined totals for America and Japan. China accounted for fully 85 percent of the total world increase in auto manufacturing during that decade.

It is true that many of China’s highest-tech exports are more apparent than real. Nearly all Apple’s iPhones and iPads come from China, but this is largely due to the use of cheap Chinese labor for final assembly, with just 4 percent of the value added in those world-leading items being Chinese. This distorts Chinese trade statistics, leading to unnecessary friction. However, some high-tech China exports are indeed fully Chinese, notably those of Huawei, which now ranks alongside Sweden’s Ericsson as one of the world’s two leading telecommunications manufacturers, while once powerful North American competitors such Lucent-Alcatel and Nortel have fallen into steep decline or even bankruptcy. And although America originally pioneered the Human Genome Project, the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) today probably stands as the world leader in that enormously important emerging scientific field.

China’s recent rise should hardly surprise us. For most of the last 3,000 years, China together with the Mediterranean world and its adjoining European peninsula have constituted the two greatest world centers of technological and economic progress. During the 13th century, Marco Polo traveled from his native Venice to the Chinese Empire and described the latter as vastly wealthier and more advanced than any European country. As late as the 18th century, many leading European philosophers such as Voltaire often looked to Chinese society as an intellectual exemplar, while both the British and the Prussians used the Chinese mandarinate as their model for establishing a meritocratic civil service based on competitive examinations.

Even a century ago, near the nadir of China’s later weakness and decay, some of America’s foremost public intellectuals, such as Edward A. Ross and Lothrop Stoddard, boldly predicted the forthcoming restoration of the Chinese nation to global influence, the former with equanimity and the latter with serious concern. Indeed, Stoddard argued that only three major inventions effectively separated the world of classical antiquity from that of 18th-century Europe—gunpowder, the mariner’s compass, and the printing press. All three seem to have first appeared in China, though for various social, political, and ideological reasons, none were properly implemented.

Does China’s rise necessarily imply America’s decline? Not at all: human economic progress is not a zero-sum game. Under the right circumstances, the rapid development of one large country should tend to improve living standards for the rest of the world.

This is most obvious for those nations whose economic strengths directly complement those of a growing China. Massive industrial expansion clearly requires a similar increase in raw-material consumption, and China is now the world’s largest producer and user of electricity, concrete, steel, and many other basic materials, with its iron-ore imports surging by a factor of ten between 2000 and 2011. This has driven huge increases in the costs of most commodities; for example, copper’s world price rose more than eightfold during the last decade. As a direct consequence, these years have generally been very good ones for the economies of countries that heavily rely upon the export of natural resources—Australia, Russia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and parts of Africa.

Meanwhile, as China’s growth gradually doubles total world industrial production, the resulting “China price” reduces the cost of manufactured goods, making them much more easily affordable to everyone, and thereby greatly increases the global standard of living. While this process may negatively impact those particular industries and countries directly competing with China, it provides enormous opportunities as well, not merely to the aforementioned raw-material suppliers but also to countries like Germany, whose advanced equipment and machine tools have found a huge Chinese market, thereby helping to reduce German unemployment to the lowest level in 20 years.

And as ordinary Chinese grow wealthier, they provide a larger market as well for the goods and services of leading Western companies, ranging from fast-food chains to consumer products to luxury goods. Chinese workers not only assemble Apple’s iPhones and iPads, but are also very eager to purchase them, and China has now become that company’s second largest market, with nearly all of the extravagant profit margins flowing back to its American owners and employees. In 2011 General Motors sold more cars in China than in the U.S., and that rapidly growing market became a crucial factor in the survival of an iconic American corporation. China has become the third largest market in the world for McDonald’s, and the main driver of global profits for the American parent company of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC.

Social Costs of a Rapid Rise
Transforming a country in little more than a single generation from a land of nearly a billion peasants to one of nearly a billion city-dwellers is no easy task, and such a breakneck pace of industrial and economic development inevitably leads to substantial social costs. Chinese urban pollution is among the worst in the world, and traffic is rapidly heading toward that same point. China now contains the second largest number of billionaires after America, together with more than a million dollar-millionaires, and although many of these individuals came by their fortunes honestly, many others did not. Official corruption is a leading source of popular resentment against the various levels of Chinese government, ranging from local village councils to the highest officials in Beijing.

But we must maintain a proper sense of proportion. As someone who grew up in Los Angeles when it still had the most notorious smog in America, I recognize that such trends can be reversed with time and money, and indeed the Chinese government has expressed intense interest in the emerging technology of non-polluting electric cars. Rapidly growing national wealth can be deployed to solve many problems.

Similarly, plutocrats who grow rich through friends in high places or even outright corruption are easier to tolerate when a rising tide is rapidly lifting all boats. Ordinary Chinese workers have increased their real income by well over 1,000 percent in recent decades, while the corresponding figure for most American workers has been close to zero. If typical American wages were doubling every decade, there would be far less anger in our own society directed against the “One Percent.” Indeed, under the standard GINI index used to measure wealth inequality, China’s score is not particularly high, being roughly the same as that of the United States, though certainly indicating greater inequality than most of the social democracies of Western Europe.

Many American pundits and politicians still focus their attention on the tragic Tiananmen Square incident of 1989, during which hundreds of determined Chinese protesters were massacred by government troops. But although that event loomed very large at the time, in hindsight it generated merely a blip in the upward trajectory of China’s development and today seems virtually forgotten among ordinary Chinese, whose real incomes have increased several-fold in the quarter century since then.

Much of the Tiananmen protest had been driven by popular outrage at government corruption, and certainly there have been additional major scandals in recent years, often heavily splashed across the pages of America’s leading newspapers. But a closer examination paints a more nuanced picture, especially when contrasted with America’s own situation.

For example, over the last few years one of the most ambitious Chinese projects has been a plan to create the world’s largest and most advanced network of high-speed rail transport, an effort that absorbed a remarkable $200 billion of government investment. The result was the construction of over 6,000 miles of track, a total probably now greater than that of all the world’s other nations combined. Unfortunately, this project also involved considerable corruption, as was widely reported in the world media, which estimated that hundreds of millions of dollars had been misappropriated through bribery and graft. This scandal eventually led to the arrest or removal of numerous government officials, notably including China’s powerful Railways Minister.

Obviously such serious corruption would seem horrifying in a country with the pristine standards of a Sweden or a Norway. But based on the published accounts, it appears that the funds diverted amounted to perhaps as little as 0.2 percent of the total, with the remaining 99.8 percent generally spent as intended. So serious corruption notwithstanding, the project succeeded and China does indeed now possess the world’s largest and most advanced network of high-speed rail, constructed almost entirely in the last five or six years.

Meanwhile, America has no high-speed rail whatsoever, despite decades of debate and vast amounts of time and money spent on lobbying, hearings, political campaigns, planning efforts, and environmental-impact reports. China’s high-speed rail system may be far from perfect, but it actually exists, while America’s does not. Annual Chinese ridership now totals over 25 million trips per year, and although an occasional disaster—such as the 2011 crash in Weizhou, which killed 40 passengers—is tragic, it is hardly unexpected. After all, America’s aging low-speed trains are not exempt from similar calamities, as we saw in the 2008 Chatsworth crash that killed 25 in California.

For many years Western journalists regularly reported that the dismantling of China’s old Maoist system of government-guaranteed healthcare had led to serious social stresses, forcing ordinary workers to save an unreasonable fraction of their salaries to pay for medical treatment if they or their families became ill. But over the last couple of years, the government has taken major steps to reduce this problem by establishing a national healthcare insurance system whose coverage now extends to 95 percent or so of the total population, a far better ratio than is found in wealthy America and at a tiny fraction of the cost. Once again, competent leaders with access to growing national wealth can effectively solve these sorts of major social problems.

Although Chinese cities have negligible crime and are almost entirely free of the horrible slums found in many rapidly urbanizing Third World countries, housing for ordinary workers is often quite inadequate. But national concerns over rising unemployment due to the global recession gave the government a perfect opportunity late last year to announce a bold plan to construct over 35 million modern new government apartments, which would then be provided to ordinary workers on a subsidized basis.

All of this follows the pattern of Lee Kwan Yew’s mixed-development model, combining state socialism and free enterprise, which raised Singapore’s people from the desperate, abject poverty of 1945 to a standard of living now considerably higher than that of most Europeans or Americans, including a per capita GDP almost $12,000 above that of the United States. Obviously, implementing such a program for the world’s largest population and on a continental scale is far more challenging than doing so in a tiny city-state with a population of a few million and inherited British colonial institutions, but so far China has done very well in confounding its skeptics.

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America’s Economic Decline
These facts do not provide much evidence for the thesis in Why Nations Fail that China’s leaders constitute a self-serving and venal “extractive” elite. Unfortunately, such indications seem far more apparent when we direct our gaze inward, toward the recent economic and social trajectory of our own country

Against the backdrop of remarkable Chinese progress, America mostly presents a very gloomy picture. Certainly America’s top engineers and entrepreneurs have created many of the world’s most important technologies, sometimes becoming enormously wealthy in the process. But these economic successes are not typical nor have their benefits been widely distributed. Over the last 40 years, a large majority of American workers have seen their real incomes stagnate or decline.

Meanwhile, the rapid concentration of American wealth continues apace: the richest 1 percent of America’s population now holds as much net wealth as the bottom 90–95 percent, and these trends may even be accelerating. A recent study revealed that during our supposed recovery of the last couple of years, 93 percent of the total increase in national income went to the top 1 percent, with an astonishing 37 percent being captured by just the wealthiest 0.01 percent of the population, 15,000 households in a nation of well over 300 million people.

Evidence for the long-term decline in our economic circumstances is most apparent when we consider the situation of younger Americans. The national media endlessly trumpets the tiny number of youthful Facebook millionaires, but the prospects for most of their contemporaries are actually quite grim. According to research from the Pew Center, barely half of 18- to 24-year-old Americans are currently employed, the lowest level since 1948, a time long before most women had joined the labor force. Nearly one-fifth of young men age 25–34 are still living with their parents, while the wealth of all households headed by those younger than 35 is 68 percent lower today than it was in 1984.

The total outstanding amount of non-dischargeable student-loan debt has crossed the trillion-dollar mark, now surpassing the combined total of credit-card and auto-loan debt—and with a quarter of all student-loan payers now delinquent, there are worrisome indicators that much of it will remain a permanent burden, reducing many millions to long-term debt peonage. A huge swath of America’s younger generation seems completely impoverished, and likely to remain so.

International trade statistics, meanwhile, demonstrate that although Apple and Google are doing quite well, our overall economy is not. For many years now our largest goods export has been government IOUs, whose dollar value has sometimes been greater than that of the next ten categories combined. At some point, perhaps sooner than we think, the rest of the world will lose its appetite for this non-functional product, and our currency will collapse, together with our standard of living. Similar Cassandra-like warnings were issued for years about the housing bubble or the profligacy of the Greek government, and were proven false year after year until one day they suddenly became true.

Ironically enough, there is actually one major category in which American expansion still easily tops that of China, both today and for the indefinite future: population growth. The rate of America’s demographic increase passed that of China over 20 years ago and has been greater every year since, sometimes by as much as a factor of two. According to standard projections, China’s population in 2050 will be almost exactly what it was in 2000, with the country having achieved the population stability typical of advanced, prosperous societies. But during that same half-century, the number of America’s inhabitants will have grown by almost 50 percent, a rate totally unprecedented in the developed world and actually greater than that found in numerous Third World countries such as Colombia, Algeria, Thailand, Mexico, or Indonesia. A combination of very rapid population growth and doubtful prospects for equally rapid economic growth does not bode well for the likely quality of the 2050 American Dream.

China rises while America falls, but are there major causal connections between these two concurrent trends now reshaping the future of our world? Not that I can see. American politicians and pundits are naturally fearful of taking on the fierce special interest groups that dominate their political universe, so they often seek an external scapegoat to explicate the misery of their constituents, sometimes choosing to focus on China. But this is merely political theater for the ignorant and the gullible.

Various studies have suggested that China’s currency may be substantially undervalued, but even if the frequent demands of Paul Krugman and others were met and the yuan rapidly appreciated another 15 or 20 percent, few industrial jobs would return to American shores, while working-class Americans might pay much more for their basic necessities. And if China opened wide its borders to more American movies or financial services, the multimillionaires of Hollywood and Wall Street might grow even richer, but ordinary Americans would see little benefit. It is always easier for a nation to point an accusing finger at foreigners rather than honestly admit that almost all its terrible problems are essentially self-inflicted.

Decay of Constitutional Democracy
The central theme of Why Nations Fail is that political institutions and the behavior of ruling elites largely determine the economic success or failure of countries. If most Americans have experienced virtually no economic gains for decades, perhaps we should cast our gaze at these factors in our own society.

Our elites boast about the greatness of our constitutional democracy, the wondrous human rights we enjoy, the freedom and rule of law that have long made America a light unto the nations of the world and a spiritual draw for oppressed peoples everywhere, including China itself. But are these claims actually correct? They often stack up very strangely when they appear in the opinion pages of our major newspapers, coming just after the news reporting, whose facts tell a very different story.

Just last year, the Obama administration initiated a massive months-long bombing campaign against the duly recognized government of Libya on “humanitarian” grounds, then argued with a straight face that a military effort comprising hundreds of bombing sorties and over a billion dollars in combat costs did not actually constitute “warfare,” and hence was completely exempt from the established provisions of the Congressional War Powers Act. A few months later, Congress overwhelmingly passed and President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act, granting the president power to permanently imprison without trial or charges any American whom he classifies as a national-security threat based on his own judgment and secret evidence. When we consider that American society has experienced virtually no domestic terrorism during the past decade, we must wonder how long our remaining constitutional liberties would survive if we were facing frequent real-life attacks by an actual terrorist underground, such as had been the case for many years with the IRA in Britain, ETA in Spain, or the Red Brigades in Italy.

Most recently, President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have claimed the inherent right of an American president to summarily execute anyone anywhere in the world, American citizen or not, whom White House advisors have privately decided was a “bad person.” While it is certainly true that major world governments have occasionally assassinated their political enemies abroad, I have never before heard these dark deeds publicly proclaimed as legitimate and aboveboard. Certainly if the governments of Russia or China, let alone Iran, declared their inherent right to kill anyone anywhere in the world whom they didn’t like, our media pundits would immediately blast these statements as proof of their total criminal insanity.

These are very strange notions of the “rule of law” for the administration of a president who had once served as top editor of the Harvard Law Review and who was routinely flattered in his political campaigns by being described as a “constitutional scholar.”

Many of these negative ideological trends have been absorbed and accepted by the popular culture and much of the American public. Over the last decade one of the highest-rated shows on American television was “24”, created by Joel Surnow and chronicling Kiefer Sutherland as a patriotic but ruthless Secret Service agent, with each episode constituting a single hour of his desperate efforts to thwart terrorist plots and safeguard our national security. Numerous episodes featured our hero torturing suspected evildoers in order to extract the information necessary to save innocent lives, with the entire series representing a popular weekly glorification of graphic government torture on behalf of the greater good.

Now soft-headed protestations to the contrary, most governments around the world have at least occasionally practiced torture, especially when combating popular insurgencies, and some of the more brutal regimes, including Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany, even professionalized the process. But such dark deeds done in secret were always vigorously denied in public, and the popular films and other media of Stalin’s Soviet Union invariably featured pure-hearted workers and peasants bravely doing their honorable and patriotic duty for the Motherland, rather than the terrible torments being daily inflicted in the cellars of the Lubyanka prison. Throughout all of modern history, I am not aware of a single even semi-civilized country that publicly celebrated the activities of its professional government torturers in the popular media. Certainly such sentiments would have been totally abhorrent and unthinkable in the “conservative Hollywood” of the Cold War 1950s.

And since we live in a entertainment-dominated society, sentiments affirmed on the screen often have direct real-world consequences. At one point, senior American military and counter-terrorism officials felt the need to travel to Hollywood and urge its screenwriters to stop glorifying American torture, since their shows were encouraging U.S. soldiers to torture Muslim captives even when their commanding officers repeatedly ordered them not to do so.

Given these facts, we should hardly be surprised that international surveys over the past decade have regularly ranked America as the world’s most hated major nation, a remarkable achievement given the dominant global role of American media and entertainment and also the enormous international sympathy that initially flowed to our country following the 9/11 attacks.

An Emerging One-Party State
So far at least, these extra-constitutional and often brutal methods have not been directed toward controlling America’s own political system; we remain a democracy rather than a dictatorship. But does our current system actually possess the central feature of a true democracy, namely a high degree of popular influence over major government policies? Here the evidence seems more ambiguous.

Consider the pattern of the last decade. With two ruinous wars and a financial collapse to his record, George W. Bush was widely regarded as one of the most disastrous presidents in American history, and at times his public approval numbers sank to the lowest levels ever measured. The sweeping victory of his successor, Barack Obama, represented more a repudiation of Bush and his policies than anything else, and leading political activists, left and right alike, characterized Obama as Bush’s absolute antithesis, both in background and in ideology. This sentiment was certainly shared abroad, with Obama being selected for the Nobel Peace Prize just months after entering office, based on the widespread assumption that he was certain to reverse most of the policies of his detested predecessor and restore America to sanity.

Yet almost none of these reversals took place. Instead, the continuity of administration policy has been so complete and so obvious that many critics now routinely speak of the Bush/Obama administration.

The harsh violations of constitutional principles and civil liberties which Bush pioneered following the 9/11 attacks have only further intensified under Obama, the heralded Harvard constitutional scholar and ardent civil libertarian, and this has occurred without the excuse of any major new terrorist attacks. During his Democratic primary campaign, Obama promised that he would move to end Bush’s futile Iraq War immediately upon taking office, but instead large American forces remained in place for years until heavy pressure from the Iraqi government finally forced their removal; meanwhile, America’s occupation army in Afghanistan actually tripled in size. The government bailout of the hated financial manipulators of Wall Street, begun under Bush, continued apace under Obama, with no serious attempts at either government prosecution or drastic reform. Americans are still mostly suffering through the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, but Wall Street profits and multimillion-dollar bonuses soon returned to record levels.

In particular, the continuity of top officials has been remarkable. As Bush’s second defense secretary, Robert Gates had been responsible for the ongoing management of America’s foreign wars and military occupations since 2006; Obama kept him on, and he continued to play the same role in the new administration. Similarly, Timothy Geithner had been one of Bush’s most senior financial appointments, playing a crucial role in the widely unpopular financial bailout of Wall Street; Obama promoted him to Treasury secretary and authorized continuation of those same policies. Ben Bernanke had been appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve by Bush and was reappointed by Obama. Bush wars and bailouts became Obama wars and bailouts. The American public voted for an anti-Bush, but got Bush’s third term instead.

During the Cold War, Soviet propagandists routinely characterized our democracy as a sham, with the American public merely selecting which of the two intertwined branches of their single political party should alternate in office, while the actual underlying policies remained essentially unchanged, being decided and implemented by the same corrupt ruling class. This accusation may have been mostly false at the time it was made but seems disturbingly accurate today.

When times are hard and government policies are widely unpopular, but voters are only offered a choice between the rival slick marketing campaigns of Coke and Pepsi, cynicism can reach extreme proportions. Over the last year, surveys have shown that the public non-approval of Congress—representing Washington’s political establishment—has ranged as high as 90–95 percent, which is completely unprecedented.

But if our government policies are so broadly unpopular, why are we unable to change them through the sacred power of the vote? The answer is that America’s system of government has increasingly morphed from being a representative democracy to becoming something closer to a mixture of plutocracy and mediacracy, with elections almost entirely determined by money and media, not necessarily in that order. Political leaders are made or broken depending on whether they receive the cash and visibility needed to win office.

National campaigns increasingly seem sordid reality shows for second-rate political celebrities, while our country continues along its path toward multiple looming calamities. Candidates who depart from the script or deviate from the elite D.C. consensus regarding wars or bailouts—notably a principled ideologue such as Ron Paul—are routinely stigmatized in the media as dangerous extremists or even entirely airbrushed out of campaign news coverage, as has been humorously highlighted by comedian Jon Stewart.

We know from the collapsed communist states of Eastern Europe that control over the media may determine public perceptions of reality, but it does not change the underlying reality itself, and reality usually has the last laugh. Economics Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and his colleagues have conservatively estimated the total long-term cost of our disastrous Iraq War at $3 trillion, representing over one-fifth of our entire accumulated national debt, or almost $30,000 per American household. And even now the direct ongoing costs of our Afghanistan War still run $120 billion per year, many times the size of Afghanistan’s total GDP. Meanwhile, during these same years the international price of oil has risen from $25 to $125 per barrel—partly as a consequence of these past military disruptions and growing fears of future ones—thereby imposing gigantic economic costs upon our society.

And we suffer other costs as well. A recent New York Times story described the morale-building visit of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to our forces in Afghanistan and noted that all American troops had been required to surrender their weapons before attending his speech and none were allowed to remain armed in his vicinity. Such a command decision seems almost unprecedented in American history and does not reflect well upon the perceived state of our military morale.

Future historians may eventually regard these two failed wars, fought for entirely irrational reasons, as the proximate cause of America’s financial and political collapse, representing the historical bookend to our World War II victory, which originally established American global dominance.

Our Extractive Elites
When parasitic elites govern a society along “extractive” lines, a central feature is the massive upward flow of extracted wealth, regardless of any contrary laws or regulations. Certainly America has experienced an enormous growth of officially tolerated corruption as our political system has increasingly consolidated into a one-party state controlled by a unified media-plutocracy.

Consider the late 2011 collapse of MF Global, a midsize but highly reputable brokerage firm. Although this debacle was far smaller than the Lehman bankruptcy or the Enron fraud, it effectively illustrates the incestuous activities of America’s overlapping elites. Just a year earlier, Jon Corzine had been installed as CEO, following his terms as Democratic governor and U.S. senator from New Jersey and his previous career as CEO of Goldman Sachs. Perhaps no other American had such a combination of stellar political and financial credentials on his resume. Soon after taking the reins, Corzine decided to boost his company’s profits by betting its entire capital and more against the possibility that any European countries might default on their national debts. When he lost that bet, his multi-billion-dollar firm tumbled into bankruptcy.

At this point, the story moves from a commonplace tale of Wall Street arrogance and greed into something out of the Twilight Zone, or perhaps Monty Python. The major newspapers began reporting that customer funds, eventually said to total $1.6 billion, had mysteriously disappeared during the collapse, and no one could determine what had become of them, a very strange claim in our age of massively computerized financial records. Weeks and eventually months passed, tens of millions of dollars were spent on armies of investigators and forensic accountants, but all those customer funds stayed “missing,” while the elite media covered this bizarre situation in the most gingerly possible fashion. As an example, a front page Wall Street Journal story on February 23, 2012 suggested that after so many months, there seemed little likelihood that the disappeared customer funds might ever reappear, but also emphasized that absolutely no one was being accused of any wrongdoing. Presumably the journalists were suggesting that the $1.6 billion dollars of customer money had simply walked out the door on its own two feet.

Stories like this give the lie to the endless boasts of our politicians and business pundits that America’s financial system is the most transparent and least corrupt in today’s world. Certainly America is not unique in the existence of long-term corporate fraud, as was recently shown in the fall of Japan’s Olympus Corporation following the discovery of more than a billion dollars in long-hidden investment losses. But when we consider the largest corporate collapses of the last decade that were substantially due to fraud, nearly all the names are American: WorldCom, Enron, Tyco, Global Crossing, and Adelphia. And this list leaves out all the American financial institutions destroyed by the financial meltdown—such as Lehman, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, Washington Mutual, and Wachovia—and the many trillions of dollars in American homeowner equity and top-rated MBS securities which evaporated during that process. Meanwhile, the largest and longest Ponzi Scheme in world history, that of Bernie Madoff, had survived for decades under the very nose of the SEC, despite a long series of detailed warnings and complaints. The second largest such fraud, that of Allen R. Stanford, also bears the label “Made in the USA.”

Some of the sources of Chinese success and American decay are not entirely mysterious. As it happens, the typical professional background of a member of China’s political elite is engineering; they were taught to build things. Meanwhile, a remarkable fraction of America’s political leadership class attended law school, where they were trained to argue effectively and to manipulate. Thus, we should not be greatly surprised that while China’s leaders tend to build, America’s leaders seem to prefer endless manipulation, whether of words, money, or people.

How corrupt is the American society fashioned by our current ruling elites? That question is perhaps more ambiguous than it might seem. According to the standard world rankings produced by Transparency International, the United States is a reasonably clean country, with corruption being considerably higher than in the nations of Northern Europe or elsewhere in the Anglosphere, but much lower than in most of the rest of the world, including China.

But I suspect that this one-dimensional metric fails to capture some of the central anomalies of America’s current social dilemma. Unlike the situation in many Third World countries, American teachers and tax inspectors very rarely solicit bribes, and there is little overlap in personnel between our local police and the criminals whom they pursue. Most ordinary Americans are generally honest. So by these basic measures of day-to-day corruption, America is quite clean, not too different from Germany or Japan.

By contrast, local village authorities in China have a notorious tendency to seize public land and sell it to real estate developers for huge personal profits. This sort of daily misbehavior has produced an annual Chinese total of up to 90,000 so-called “mass incidents”—public strikes, protests, or riots—usually directed against corrupt local officials or businessmen.

However, although American micro-corruption is rare, we seem to suffer from appalling levels of macro-corruption, situations in which our various ruling elites squander or misappropriate tens or even hundreds of billions of dollars of our national wealth, sometimes doing so just barely on one side of technical legality and sometimes on the other.

Sweden is among the cleanest societies in Europe, while Sicily is perhaps the most corrupt. But suppose a large clan of ruthless Sicilian Mafiosi moved to Sweden and somehow managed to gain control of its government. On a day-to-day basis, little would change, with Swedish traffic policemen and building inspectors performing their duties with the same sort of incorruptible efficiency as before, and I suspect that Sweden’s Transparency International rankings would scarcely decline. But meanwhile, a large fraction of Sweden’s accumulated national wealth might gradually be stolen and transferred to secret Cayman Islands bank accounts, or invested in Latin American drug cartels, and eventually the entire plundered economy would collapse.

Ordinary Americans who work hard and seek to earn an honest living for themselves and their families appear to be suffering the ill effects of exactly this same sort of elite-driven economic pillage. The roots of our national decline will be found at the very top of our society, among the One Percent, or more likely the 0.1 percent.

Thus, the ideas presented in Why Nations Fail seem both true and false. The claim that harmful political institutions and corrupt elites can inflict huge economic damage upon a society seems absolutely correct. But while the authors turn a harsh eye toward elite misbehavior across time and space—from ancient Rome to Czarist Russia to rising China—their vision seems to turn rosy-tinted when they consider present-day America, the society in which they themselves live and whose ruling elites lavishly fund the academic institutions with which they are affiliated. Given the American realities of the last dozen years, it is quite remarkable that the scholars who wrote a book entitled Why Nations Fail never glanced outside their own office windows.

A similar dangerous reticence may afflict most of our media, which appears much more eager to focus on self-inflicted disasters in foreign countries than on those here at home. Presented below is a companion case-study, “Chinese Melamine and American Vioxx: A Comparison,” in which I point out that while the American media a few years ago joined its Chinese counterparts in devoting enormous coverage to the deaths of a few Chinese children from tainted infant formula, it paid relatively little attention to a somewhat similar domestic public-health disaster that killed many tens or even hundreds of thousands of Americans.

A society’s media and academic organs constitute the sensory apparatus and central nervous system of its body politic, and if the information these provide is seriously misleading, looming dangers may fester and grow. A media and academy that are highly corrupt or dishonest constitute a deadly national peril. And although the political leadership of undemocratic China might dearly wish to hide all its major mistakes, its crude propaganda machinery often fails at this self-destructive task. But America’s own societal information system is vastly more skilled and experienced in shaping reality to meet the needs of business and government leaders, and this very success does tremendous damage to our country.

Perhaps Americans really do prefer that their broadcasters provide Happy News and that their political campaigns constitute amusing reality shows. Certainly the cheering coliseum crowds of the Roman Empire favored their bread and circuses over the difficult and dangerous tasks that their ancestors had undertaken during Rome’s rise to world greatness. And so long as we can continue to trade bits of printed paper carrying presidential portraits for flat-screen TVs from Chinese factories, perhaps all is well and no one need be too concerned about the apparent course of our national trajectory, least of all our political leadership class.

But if so, then we must admit that Richard Lynn, a prominent British scholar, has been correct in predicting for a decade or longer that the global dominance of the European-derived peoples is rapidly drawing to its end and within the foreseeable future the torch of human progress and world leadership will inevitably pass into Chinese hands.

Ron Unz is publisher of The American Conservative and founder of Unz.org.

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How communists plotted to overthrow the US, as Fatima seer foretold

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A former FBI agent wrote in 1962 a book outlining the strategies communists would use to overthrow America. Are we living through the times foretold in his book?
Wed Jun 17, 2020 - 9:21 am EST

June 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Seattle was in mayhem last week as a six-block area was occupied by openly communist groups. The police were unwilling to enter the zone, and the Democratic governor was clueless. President Trump warned that he had to take action. Interestingly, we also learned last week that Heaven foretold there would be a communist takeover of America if Heaven’s warnings were not heeded. It seems that that is happening right before our very eyes.

At LifeSiteNews last week, writer Dr. Maike Hickson drew attention to a fascinating interview conducted in 1947 with the last remaining seer of Fatima, Sr. Lucia dos Santos. She was one of the three children of Fatima, Portugal who in 1917 saw the Mother of Christ and received secret messages from Our Lady. The truth of these apparitions was confirmed by a stupendous miracle witnessed by 70,000 people, and photographed and recorded in many newspapers, which involved the sun dancing in the sky.

Sr. Lucia told of how Our Lady had revealed to her that even the United States of America would be overcome by communism if Russia was not consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart by the pope in union with the world’s bishops.

Given what is happening in America right now and what communism is and its goals for America, the account from Sr. Lucia is truly remarkable.

Dr. Hickson wrote at LifeSiteNews of the interview conducted by the well respected American historian and author, William Thomas Walsh. In 1947, Professor Walsh authored a book about Fatima, titled Our Lady of Fatima, at the end of which he recounts an interview he conducted with Sister Lucia of Fatima the year before.

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One of the messages of Fatima received by the children in 1917 pertains to the then-impending Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.

“What Our Lady wants is that the Pope and all the bishops in the world shall consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart on one special day. If this is done, she will convert Russia and there will be peace. If it is not done, the errors of Russia will spread through every country in the world,” Lucia told Walsh.

“Does this mean,” Walsh then asked, “in your opinion, that every country, without exception, will be overcome by Communism?” And Sister Lucia answered: “Yes.”

The interpreter during the interview, allowing Walsh to converse with Sr. Lucia in her native Portuguese, was Father Manuel Rocha, who later revealed that Walsh had asked explicitly about the United States of America, adding: “And does that mean the United States of America, too?” Whereupon Sister Lucia responded once more: “Yes.”

That is to say, the seer of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, which have been approved by the Catholic Church, predicted that the United States, under certain conditions, would also be overcome by communism.

Dr. Hickson notes that in 1946, Lucia’s response might have sounded somewhat unrealistic, given that it was just after the end of the Second World War and the beginning of the Cold War.

But today we see revolutionary riots in many American cities.

To appreciate how much communism has affected and, some might say, overcome America, requires an appreciation for communism itself and its goals.

Communism is thought mainly to be an economic system competing with capitalism. However, when we really comprehend communism, the spread of Russia’s errors becomes recognizable.

The Naked Communist is the most concise and straightforward source outlining communist goals and ideology. It was written in 1962 by W. Cleon Skousen, a former FBI agent who used many original sources and the best intelligence of the FBI during its investigation of communist infiltration into the United States. He published in the book a list of 45 “current communist goals” that was also recorded in the Congressional Record in 1963. President Ronald Reagan commented on Skousen, saying: “No one is better qualified to discuss the threat to this nation from communism.”

A selection of the goals of communism listed by Skousen serve to illustrate its spread to all nations, especially America. You can find the full list in the Congressional Record (see Appendix, pp. A34–A35 of the House of Representatives of January 10, 1963).

Here are just a few of those goals:

Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States
Get control of the schools
Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda
Soften the curriculum
Get control of teachers’ associations
Put the party line in textbooks
At LifeSite last year, we reported on the case of Rebecca Friedrichs, who spent 28 years teaching in California public schools and was the lead plaintiff in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a 2016 Supreme Court case concerning forced union dues. She detailed how the California Teachers’ Association (CTA) and the National Education Association (NEA), which advocate and donate heavily to a wide range of left-wing causes including abortion and transgenderism, work with far-left groups such as the Women’s March, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) to “push a radical sexual agenda onto our kids and to punish teachers, parents and students who dare to speak out against it.”

Friedrichs cites the case of Judy Bruns, a Christian teacher in Ohio who took the opportunity at an NEA representative meeting to ask whether the phrase “reproductive freedom” in the group’s resolutions included support for abortion up to delivery and/or partial-birth abortions. Bruns was “mocked and shunned” by the Ohio Education Association’s leaders but got the answer: “We have no restrictions (or limitations).”

Friedrichs also quoted a former teacher and executive director of Christian Educators Association International (CEAI), who she said did some detailed research showing nearly $800,000 of roughly $1 million in donations by the NEA to a 2014 PAC was directed to Planned Parenthood.

The Communist Goals also include:

Gain control of all student newspapers
Infiltrate the press
Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions
Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures
The whole reason we started LifeSiteNews nearly 25 years ago is that it seemed that almost all the mainstream media had a left-wing, anti-life, and anti-family bias. That situation has only gotten worse. Without Fox News, there wouldn’t be a mainstream conservative television media outlet at all in America.

The Communist Goals continue:

Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression
An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
How of us have gone to parks and museums only to be disgusted or at least confused by the ugliness of the so-called art — which, it often seems, our 3-year-old children could do a better job with.

But oh, if you were to breathe such a thought, you’d be labeled a Neanderthal and wholly unsophisticated for not seeing the “deep art” at play.

Other communist goals include:

Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press
Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV
Check, check. Been there, done that. We’re teaching pole-dancing to children now, and the majority of movies today would have been considered pornographic years ago.

Here is another goal of communism:

Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy”
We’ve gone so far in this direction that we’ve made counseling for those wishing to leave the homosexual lifestyle illegal!

And another goal:

Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion
There can be no more obvious implementation of this than what has been seen in the Catholic Church in the USA over the last half-century.

Listen to these other communist goals:

Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch”
Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis
Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state”
Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity, masturbation, and easy divorce
Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute “prejudices, mental blocks, and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents”
Infiltrate and gain control of more unions
Infiltrate and gain control of big business
There is so much here to unpack, but I wanted to draw attention to a couple of items that are particularly striking, given the mayhem we’re experiencing in America today. Listen to these two goals:

Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems
Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies
Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
And those two items together are what we’ve witnessed since the riots began with the excuse of the tragic death of George Floyd.

President Trump recently described the situation in America in an eye-opening manner, which exemplifies just how far these communist ideals have entered America, even with the collusion of state governors and mayors.

“They’re actually talking about not having a police force. Well, that’s not happening,” Trump said.

Believe it or not, while all this was going down, six city blocks were seized in Seattle, and a police station was forced to be abandoned. Leftist Governor Jay Inslee of Washington claimed he knew nothing about it.

So it definitely seems as though Our Lady of Fatima’s prophecy of the spreading of Russia’s errors — even in the United States — has come true. But we know that the solution Heaven proposed was the Consecration of Russia and also that that day is coming because she herself said it would be done. After that consecration comes, a never before experienced period of peace will happen. So there is hope in the not too distant future for peace, even though there may well be some tough times to go before we get there.

 

Here is a full list of the communist goals taken from Skousen’s “The Naked Communist”

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, and policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, and healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.” (Remember these goals were published to expose them in 1958) Coincidence?

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture — education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures, which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus. 34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[”] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

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U.S. Leads A Coalition Of One Against China
Washington is falling dangerously short in its search for allies to defend Hong Kong and Taiwan.

JUNE 16, 2020|12:01 AM
TED GALEN CARPENTER AmericanConservative
American diplomatic and military support for Taiwan has grown dramatically during the Trump years. The administration has taken steps to boost that support, but Congress also has pushed its own initiatives. One key measure was the passage of the Taiwan Travel Act in 2018, which not only authorized but encouraged high-level defense and foreign policy officials to interact with their Taiwanese counterparts.

That was a dramatic change from the policy adopted when the United States shifted diplomatic relations from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1979. U.S. policy thereafter had confined all contacts to low-level officials only. More recent congressional measures have sought to emphasize that the United States is firmly in Taiwan’s camp. The trend is not merely a matter of academic interest, since under the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), the United States is obligated to regard any attempt by Beijing to coerce Taiwan as a “grave breach of the peace” in East Asia.

The U.S. determination to resist China’s attempts to exert its power in the Western Pacific has grown still stronger after Beijing imposed a new national security law on Hong Kong in May, greatly diluting (if not negating) that territory’s guaranteed political autonomy. The Trump administration, with bipartisan congressional support, rescinded Hong Kong’s special trade status and adopted other punitive measures.

U.S. leaders also sought solidarity from America’s allies in both Europe and East Asia for a joint statement of condemnation and the imposition of sanctions in response to the PRC’s erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy. The lack of support from European capitals creates serious doubts about how much assistance Washington could expect if a showdown with China emerges at some point over Taiwan’s de facto independence. Allied backing on the Hong Kong issue was tepid and grudging, at best.

Among the European powers, only Britain (Hong Kong’s former colonial ruler) joined the United States in embracing a hardline approach. Receptivity to a confrontational policy was noticeably lacking among Washington’s other European allies. The German government’s reaction was typical. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas contended that the best way for the European Union to influence China on the Hong Kong dispute was merely to maintain a dialogue with Beijing. That stance fell far short of being an endorsement of the U.S. strategy.

France appeared to be even less eager to join Washington in trying to pressure Beijing. The South China Morning Post reported that in a telephone call to PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Emmanuel Bonne, diplomatic counselor to French President Emmanuel Macron, stressed that France respected China’s national sovereignty and had no intention to interfere in its internal affairs about Hong Kong.

The European Union itself adopted an anemic response to the PRC’s passage of the national security law. Anxious not to become entangled in America’s escalating rivalry with China, EU foreign ministers on May 29 echoed Germany’s preference and emphasized the need for dialogue about Hong Kong. After a videoconference among the bloc’s 27 foreign ministers, EU foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell said that only one country bothered to raise the subject of sanctions. Borrell added that the EU was not planning even to cancel or postpone diplomatic meetings with China in the coming months. So much for Washington’s goal of a common diplomatic front by the Western allies against Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong.

Washington did receive one apparent endorsement of its effort to gain allied cooperation for a stronger stance against the PRC. In early June, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that alliance members needed to adopt a more global approach to security issues, unlike the Europe- and North America-centric tack that he contended had usually shaped the alliance’s agenda. With an implicit reference to China, Stoltenberg stated that “as we look to 2030, we need to work even more closely with like-minded countries, like Australia, Japan, New Zealand and [South] Korea, to defend the global rules and institutions that have kept us safe for decades.” Highlighting those nations for special mention was hardly coincidental. And in an unsubtle slap at Beijing, he contended that the greater cooperation with the noncommunist Pacific nations aimed to create an international environment based on “freedom and democracy, not on bullying and coercion.”

Stoltenberg is swimming upstream, given the strong indications from leaders of the EU and such key EU powers as France, Germany, and Italy that they have no wish to adopt a confrontational policy toward China. And even Stoltenberg emphasized that NATO cooperation with China’s East Asian neighbors would not be primarily military in nature. However, nonmilitary support will be of small comfort to the United States if a showdown over Taiwan materializes.

The reaction of key Asian allies to Beijing’s new restrictions on Hong Kong was not measurably better than the level of support Washington received from its European allies. Japan’s response likely disappointed Washington the most. After more than a week of internal debate, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government declined to join the United States, Britain, Australia, and Canada in issuing a statement condemning the PRC’s actions in Hong Kong. Press reports indicated that the decision “dismayed” U.S. leaders. South Korea seemed even more determined than Japan to avoid taking sides in the dispute between the United States and China.

The bottom line was that with the exception of Australia, the United States could not count on its East Asian allies for even diplomatic and economic support against the PRC in response to its actions regarding Hong Kong. Such an outcome does not bode well if Washington seeks stronger backing—especially military backing—in the event of PRC aggression against Taiwan.

Unfortunately, the prospect of such aggression is increasing rapidly. Beijing has explicitly removed the word “peaceful” from its stated goal of inducing Taiwan to accept unification with the mainland. Equally troubling, PRC military exercises in and near the Taiwan Strait are becoming ever more numerous and menacing. On June 9, Chinese fighter planes once again violated Taiwan’s airspace, causing Taipei to send its own planes to intercept the intruders. The overall level of animosity and tension between Beijing and Taipei is at its worst level in decades.

Washington faces the prospect of being called upon to fulfill its implicit commitment under the TRA to defend Taiwan’s security. The trigger could come in the form of a PRC attack on some of Taipei’s small, outlying island holdings directly off of the mainland or in the South China Sea. Even a frontal assault on Taiwan itself cannot be ruled out. Such developments would immediately test the seriousness and credibility of the U.S. defense commitment.

Worse, the United States might well be waging the military struggle alone. The European allies almost certainly would not embroil themselves in a U.S.-China war. The reaction of Australia, South Korea, and Japan is somewhat less certain. PRC coercion against Taiwan would constitute a far more serious disruption of East Asia’s security environment than Beijing’s decision to tighten its grip on Hong Kong. All three countries would face an agonizing dilemma. If they joined a U.S.-led military defense of Taiwan, they would face severe retaliation. However, if they left the United States hanging, U.S. leaders, enraged at such a betrayal, would likely terminate Washington’s security alliances with those countries.

In any case, the United States cannot count on military support from its allies in a showdown with the PRC over Taiwan. It is yet another risk factor that Washington needs to take into account as it does a badly needed, long overdue, risk-benefit calculation regarding America’s commitment to Taiwan’s defense.

Ted Galen Carpenter, a senior fellow in security studies at the Cato Institute and a contributing editor at The American Conservative, is the author of 12 books and more than 850 articles on international affairs.

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The Criminal History Of The Jews In China

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The Jews officially showed up in China as early as 206 B.C from reports. Other Jewish migrations came from India later. It seems the Jews probably originated in East from India and the Far Eastern regions.

Note something important: “Some Accidental observations of Marco Polo trips show that Jews were sufficient enough to be able to exert political influence in China..”.[1]

This was during the Yuan dynasty that was later overthrown by the Ming dynasty. Note the Yuan was the Mongol dynasty which shows the Jewish Race had influence behind the Mongol campaigns of the Khans. Which massacred tens of millions.

Note during the Ming dynasty the Jews rose again to political and social power to an extreme degree totally infiltrating Chinese society and taking control of the Ming government. Just like the Jewish Torah tells them to do in the books of Daniel, Esther and the story of Joseph in Egypt.

“In 1421,a Jew named Hassan (An San) was rewarded by the Chinese Emperor for reporting an act of attempted treason against the Emperor by Kaifeng’s Prince Su. Part of Hassan’s reward included being given the Chinese name Chao Ch’eng or Chao the Honest. This paved the way for the Jews of Kaifeng to become full-fledged members of Chinese society. It was not long before the rest of the community took Chinese names, although they continued to use Hebrew names in their communal records. A number of Kai Fung’s Jews began working for the Chinese government. “China’s civil service was far more egalitarian than any in the West at the time. It recruited officials on the basis of examinations leading to three successive degrees, roughly corresponding to the Western bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate. The exams tested a student’s knowledge of and ability to interpret Confucian scriptures. They were open to all Chinese citizens. Within a generation of Hassan’s breakthrough, Jews in Kaifeng began passing the exams and becoming mandarins. The next three hundred years (c. 1421-1723) were their Golden Age. Jewish mandarins attained a wide variety of [important government] positions. “[2]

This is important the Jews who obtained the highest positions in the Ming dynasty that ruled China and took the court and governmental over.

We know from marble tablets that were found in the finds in China the Chinese Jews were in China from the 12th century and that the Jews had so much influence as merchants and thus money lenders, banksters they were granted special privileges and lands by the Emperor of China we can note the same history inscribed on the walls of Indian Jewish synagogues of identical political privileges given by the Indian rulers.

“Inscriptions in the Chinese language found on its marble tablets, dating from the years 1489,1512,and 1663,which have been often translated and published, have cast unexpected light upon a hitherto entirely unknown chapter of Jewish history. The following abstracts of these inscriptions give an insight into both the history and the character of the Chinese Jews. “The inscription of 1489 referring to the immigration states: ‘Seventy families came from the Western lands offering tribute of cotton cloth to the emperor, who allowed them to settle at Peenlang’ (K’ai-Fung-Foo).In 1163,the synagogue was erected by a certain Yen-too-la; and in 1279,it was rebuilt on a larger scale. In 1390, the Jews were granted land and additional privileges by Tai-tsou, the founder of the Ming dynasty. In 1421, permission was given by the emperor to Yen-Tcheng,”

Note the Jews simply infiltrated themselves into power in the new ruling Dynasty working their way up to hold major positions in the Imperial Court.

What then happened the Chinese rose up against the Ming Dynasty in a major rebellion that overthrew the Dynasty. Note the Chinese people destroyed the synagogue and slaughtered the Jews in a Pogrom as part of the revolt against the Ming Dynasty. Even going as far to destroy the Jewish Torah and the Jewish religious artifacts as part of destroying the synagogue and Jewish region of the city. No mistake as to why. The Jews were oppressing them with Imperial power. The same style Pogroms happened all over Europe in both Islamic Spain and Christian Europe for the same reason. The argument the Jews make all those Pogroms in Europe were because of “religious intolerance” against them are phoney. The Chinese were PAGANS and they rose up the same way for the same reasons.

“Another inscription dated 1663,by a Chinese [Jewish] mandarin (Chinese public official), gives a graphic account of the rebellion which caused the fall of the Ming dynasty in 1642 and the destruction of the city, the synagogue, and many Jewish lives, and of the rescue of the sacred writings by a Jewish mandarin, who, with the help of the troops, restored the city, and together with his brother,rebuilt the synagogue in 1653.Only one complete scroll of the Law having been recovered from the waters, this was placed in the middle of the Ark; and twelve other scrolls were copied and placed around it.Other holy writings and prayerbooks were repaired by members of the community, whose names are perpetuated in the tablet, together with the names of all the dignitaries who took part in the restoration.”[3]

The Jews were so powerful in the Ming Court they were leading important military campaigns and armies. Mandarin’s are Court advisors and ministers. And here we have a Jewish Mandarin leading an army.

Later many Jews migrated to Shang Hi and Hong Kong and became cotton dealers and Opium dealers note this is where the heart of organized crime in China originates from as well because the Jews have always run the organized crime business everywhere they go. The British Jews such as the Rothschild’s sent in troops to protect their fellow Chinese Jews on the ground to deal their Opium. The Jewish Rothschild’s and Sassoon’s worked with the Jewish Solomon brothers and Chinese Jews to run the Opium trade into China.

Later the Chinese Jews started the Chinese Communist Party in Shang Hi with help of their western Jewish brethren out of Moscow. From here they took over China and slaughtered over seventy million people. The Jews still control China to this day.

Sources
Investagations On The Existance Of Jews In China, Alexander Weily [1]
The Jews Of China Stevens Institute of Technology, Dr. Yitzchok Levine[2][3]

-High Priest Mageson666

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