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Best Argument Against China – is China

ChinaThe best argument against China is China. This week, in a cascading set of missteps, China tried to be tough, puff the chest, proffer bravado – demonstrating instead one of Communism’s profound blind spots:  They think, act, and react with little or no self-awareness.

Follow me. Over the past several years, accelerating in the past one year, China has shown a remarkable inability to understand how the Western world – indeed most of the world – sees it. Broadly, China is viewed as indifferent to Western moral values, an oppressor of people – starting with its own – overtly ambitious, manipulative, self-serving, and untruthful.

Examples are legion, reaffirming China’s lunge for global power, behind a diplomatic silk fan that fools no one.  From originating the COVID-19 pandemic, then denying and blocking global investigators, to accelerated military modernization; illegitimate takings in the South China Sea and Hong Kong, to illegal space weapons testing; currency manipulation and mass genocide, to signature cyber-attacks; manhandling multilateral organizations, like the WHO, WTO, and UN, to strong-arming regional allies, Taiwan, and small Africa and Western Hemisphere nations with usurious loans; angling to lease ports for military power projection to coercing participation in a prospective monopoly on global communications, including coincidental surveillance, through 5-G and “Road and Belt” gambits. The point is: People see all this, increasingly understand the full picture – Communist China’s raw ambition, blithe brutality, duplicity, and immorality.

In short, everyone notices, except China, noticing that we notice. Trump told them bluntly, get your hand out of the cookie jar. Admittedly, reactions before Trump were lackluster, but people are getting tired of the game – and not just in America.  China meantime believes one of three things:  The West does not notice, or does not care, or is scared to speak truth and level consequences.  We must step up – and that means Biden’s team – or they will keep cheating.

But this is where things get interesting. Sometimes a “thing speaks for itself,” res ipsa loquitur, as the law and Latin says. In other words, things become so obvious that everybody gets the inference. If you have chocolate chip stains about your mouth, the jar is empty, and you look full, people draw the appropriate conclusions.  A fat cat next to an empty birdcage is probably guilty.

On the serious side, Communism suppresses individual liberty, religious faith, material prosperity, self-determination, and basic human rights – like not being killed, sterilized, forced to abort your children, unjustly imprisoned, or forcibly “reprogrammed” for your opinions.  At the core, China dishonors the sanctity of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.  The bigger point is they do so without realizing the vast majority of a civilized world condemns their worldview.

Which brings me to this week, proof in a nutshell. As China’s behaviors have become more egregious, hard to hear, harder to endure, even the Biden Administration has pushed back – or his Secretary of State has – on the lies, abuses, and mounting missteps. Trump was blunt, but Biden’s team adopted Trump’s assessment that China was guilty of genocide, systematically violating human rights, threatening Taiwan, illegally persecuting Hong Kong, blocking WHO investigators, and gaming the world on trade.  Biden’s team needs to step it up, but this is a start.

Now comes the past week, when the Biden Administration – taking a page from Trump – sanctioned China over mass human rights violations.  While Trump started the truth-fest, the Biden State Department joined on March 22, irking the Communist Chinese – who were just wrapping up a splendid annual Communist Party Summit, centered on China’s dominance.  See, e.g., https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-sanctions-chinese-government-officials-uyghur;

So, what did China do?  They demonstrated – with perfectly imperfect timing, classic blind spot-ism – that they are as tough as the West, just watch.  They banned a short list of US and Canadian officials, including West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s wife, from traveling to China – for daring to say China violates human rights by imprisoning, abusing, brainwashing, and sterilizing millions of minority Uighurs in China’s Xinjian province. Take that! No more luxury trips to scenic Wuhan.  The spectacle is just that – a spectacle.

Adding insult to injury, blind spot to blind spot, China attempted some long-distance reprogramming of Americans and Canadians, their foreign ministry telling members of the US and Canadian human rights community to “understand the situation and redress their mistakes,” perhaps confessing them fully in public, before coming to China.

Well, there you have it. And sanctions do not stop there.  In an ironic confirmation of the human rights violations against which China protests the Western protests, the Chinese banned any citizen of Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau from “communicating” with any of the sanctioned personages.  So, if a Chinese citizen is caught talking with a Westerner who thinks human rights violations occur in China, they will be punished to assure the sanctions against Western human rights protestors are enforced – through human rights violations.

You cannot make this stuff up.  It is just reality, Communist China’s profound inability to see it is wildly out of sync with morality, decency, honesty, and truth.  To point a fine point on it, hopefully not getting any Chinese citizen in trouble, the best argument against China is China.

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Karen
6 months ago

More evil! We’re getting more like China everyday. Less freedom, especially in speech. Let’s get crackin’ America……..speak up! Happy Easter everyone. Don’t forget, the Lord will conquer!!!!

Steven Huskey
6 months ago

Sounds like our Federal and many of our State governments.

Deborah Wood
6 months ago

China is in the White House!

John D. Beach
6 months ago

The fact is that these are all things that educators knew and taught in the 1950s and early 1960s. Those of us who served the country during the Viet Nam conflict know of the role that China played. Anyone should be aware that the only way that war was ended was by Nixon’s initial overture to Beijing in February, 1972, so crucial was the Chinese support for the military success of the North. Moreover, the nature of communism and the horrendous cost to the peoples it controlled were widely known. The fact is that the leftists in American politics are willfully ignorant and, like liberals, devoid of a fundamental perception of cause-and-effect logic that understands the cost and consequences of flawed, human nature and actions which are predicated in it. Generations of Americans have been lulled into a sense of “I’m Okay, You’re Okay” by an education system that has failed to teach the history of systems which have caused the greatest amount of ideology-caused death and destruction to the world that it has ever known. The two systems both had dictator-imposed socialism at their very core and, the effects of this causality are known by those who lived through them. Americans need to listen to the immigrants from the former Soviet Bloc nations, the refugees from Castro’s Cuba and wake up to the fact that there is no Utopia under socialism. It is a myth of promise without fulfillment.
Older generations of Americans know these facts. The fact that the label “Made in China” dominates our retail store shelves is indicative of the failure of intelligence and foreign and domestic policy over the past 60 years. Unfortunately, even the current president does not want to accept the reality that we have been played. Wake Up, America!

Ruth A Lance
6 months ago
Reply to  John D. Beach

Very well said.

Dave
6 months ago

Sounds a lot like Western leftists.

David
6 months ago

By making America the major world oil exporter it cut off Russia’s main source of income (so much for the dimwits claim the Putin interfered FOR Trump in the past two elections). Simple by threatening the Chinese economy with tariffs and sanctions Trump could keep the CCP under control. By building the border wall and enforcing immigration laws he keep the migration invasion under control. 2020 was a world wide effort for one thing, get rid of Trump.

Sean Richman
6 months ago

I sure hope that this isn’t the future of AMERICA with the democrats in charge.

BAE
6 months ago

Mr. biden and his family love China; that is where they made all of their money. Bidens are bought and paid for by China; laughing all the way to the bank…

Bob
6 months ago

I can’t say that I agree with everything in the article, but I do most of it.

I conducted commerce with Chinese companies for two decades. They are as capitalistic as we are…make money, But the Chinese government operatives oversee and approves almost every strategic and tactical decision. Nothing is done w/o the approval of government.

The big difference however is that they have plan that looks ahead generations, even centuries. They still respect age and knowledge. They are concerned primarily with current stability and future growth. In the west it’s the quarterly report that matters most, followed by annual results. Five years-out is a pipe-dream.

China’s society is now diamond shaped, as is ours. The middle class erupted and grew from pear shaped in the last generation. Now the government has to keep that satisfied. To do so they must continue to fuel their economy with exports. Cut-off their prosperity and their will be upheaval.

The military keeps people under control. But remember, today’s China is a forced, unnatural, affiliation of diverse cultures. They do not naturally mesh. The military needs $$$ to maintain control. Or the members will revert back to their natural “tribes”.

If the West will take the long view…20 years for us!…China can be reigned-in. But, who will lead that charge and sacrifice the next election cycle?

moorman
6 months ago

Rbc,
You have made some great insights into the CCP’s beliefs and actions. I have some thoughts that should be discussed. First, we should never say China but rather the Chinese Communist Party and the Peoples Liberation Army. The Chinese people are NOT our enemies, our enemies are the CCP and the PLA. Every time you do that you allow the CCP to go the the Chinese people and say, “See the US hates you and we (CCP) love you and will protect you. We have many citizens here that have family in China and they love this country but do not want their family to be hated. I saw enough of this BS when I was in Vietnam. In order to defeat a country, you have to determine the real enemy.
President Biden is doing what Nixon and Kissinger thought to be a better way to handle the CCP. However, after 50 years that approach is not working. He should not rejoin the WHO or the UN Human Rights Commission, unless they change policies. The WHO was not honest about the current coronavirus pandemic and should be admonished for it. You listed the human rights violations by the CCP, so why should we rejoin the organization w/o changes first?

Terrance C Coyne MD
6 months ago
Reply to  moorman

The WHO has very major funding from China. Hence they are truly biased.

herblady
6 months ago

Bill Gates is a MAJOR PLAYER. The MSM makes Bill Gates out to be Humanitarian, in truth everything just like the Leftist/Dems Gates gets involved with he corrupts, and creates way more problems than the Media claims he’s fixing or helping. Truly an Evil Man. The point being Bill Gates & China control the WHO among other major world Player’s.

gi2468
6 months ago
Reply to  herblady

I am convinced most people just do not realize how very dangerous Gates, Fauci, Soros, WHO, etc., are to us. They are engaged in the great reset of the world according to their beliefs, regardless of what harm is caused to everyone else on the planet. They are totally into de-populating the earth. People need to get their head out of the sand & read about what their true agenda is & stop believing everything they read on social media & hear from the so called “news” media.

HocasPocas
6 months ago
Reply to  moorman

News Alert, I believe he already rejoined both of these communist organizations

Wayne Peterkin
6 months ago

Good article. One of the funniest things is China thinking that banning someone from going there means anything when most of us have zero desire to have anything to do with that immoral, completely corrupt, lying bunch of trash that constitutes the Chinese Communist government. I wouldn’t accept a fully paid 5 star vacation anywhere in that country.

Gordon
6 months ago

Dems have always been soft on Communism, going back to the days of the Soviet Union. President Biden referred to our need to understand cultural differences. So a cultural difference we should understand is a “cultural need” to make people disappear if they say or do something the government doesn’t like. Another one is to allow a virus to be transmitted to the rest of the world in order to achieve shared misery and economic hardship. Or was it really created on purpose? I’m sure the UN will be right on that. Building armed islands in the sea is another all-time cultural need favorite.

We have too long swallowed the globalism Kool-Aid, can no longer make things we need and then want to hobble our nation’s economy with the Paris Climate Accords while China builds coal fired power plants one after another. We need to worry less about respecting China’s government and more about assuring our own ability to survive. What we will probably do is continue to inculcate our citizens with the notion that we are a racist society and our nation is irredeemable because founding fathers Washington, Madison and Jefferson owned slaves. China has already advised that we indeed are racist, and why wouldn’t they? The NY Times tells us that almost daily!

Brenda Blunt
6 months ago

People need to put their China eyeglasses on to see what is going on! If USA is not careful, Democrats will turn us into them!!

MariaRose
6 months ago

I can’t believe people are so complacent about China’s role in the world. I guess they think that Communism means the same as Socialism, as long as they continue to get “free” everything. I guess they don’t realize by acceptance of the status quo, they are giving up their individual rights to complain. Well, this is my message to all the sheep, look out for the wolf wearing sheep’s clothing.

Hal
6 months ago

And China now has a big buddy in HIden Joe Biden will be sidin’ with their spyin’! Notice that the Ruskies don’t tolerate one iota with appeasing China … they prefer their own brand of Communism and will no patiently look the other way if China gets in their grill!

PaulE
6 months ago
Reply to  Hal

China has established several business partnerships with Russia over the last 12 to 18 months to form a unified block to off-set U.S. / EU interests. The Russian and Chinese governments are working quite well together, so why should either of them be complaining about the other? China also has been actively trading with Iran and subsidizing North Korea to keep both those regimes afloat and active diversions against the U.S.

aluminum head
6 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

And, PaulE, with what you just said ? Look for those nations to team up to finally and totally crash the greenback and place our economy in a freefall like nothing ever before. It will happen. It will be ugly. Thank all independent voters and mail-in voters for handing us over to China. Did I mention the Canadian voting machines ?

HocasPocas
6 months ago
Reply to  aluminum head

Don’t forget dead voters and same ballots recounted numerous times

Steven
6 months ago

Everything China is doing is because of us, the US and are policy’s. We put them on the game board (so to speak) back when Nixon was president and have aided them ever since.

If it wasn’t for all of our businesses sending everything to China so things can be manufactured cheaply and then sent back to the good old USA and sold for huge profit’s, we would never have been put it the situation we are in now.

Every last one of us are to blame. I’m just as guilty as the next guy, I like being able to buy that 70″ HD flat screen TV for $500 instead of the $4000 it would cost if made in the USA. The only problem is nothing is made in the USA anymore…At some point you have to ask yourself is it worth it.

I think everyone of us, knowing what we know now would gladly pay that extra money for products made in the USA.

There is or should I say was a solution, and that was being demonstrated by former President Trump. By putting tariffs on all of China’s products coming into this country he was leveling the playing field. American companies were even starting to come back home because it was no longer profitable to continue doing business as usual.

China is being China, I doubt if they give a rats a** how they are perceived by the rest of the world. I believe they know exactly what their doing and will continue to do so, so long as there is no real pushback from the only real country/power that can stop them…and that’s us, the USA.

Joey Mize
6 months ago
Reply to  Steven

At onetime we stood up for China, against the Japanese, should have let the Japanese take them all out then.. At one time a famous General wanted to end Communist North Korea while we had troops on the ground to do it. Some politician got in the way each time and reversed course. Today we have a close relationship with Japan, and other Asian Nations.
china and the CCP, do not care or ever want to understand the world big picture. I can’t fathom that actually, you would think they would not want to be seen as so hostile and disruptive. But for some reason they are driven to destroy. We woke a sleeping Dragon in the early 70’s , and I knew then it would be a very bad DAY. I told my spouse then, some 45 years ago we will regret ever opening that Pandora’s Box with China. and it won’t take 100 years to prove it. You can’t unwind a clock, we have arrived at that Bad Day. where do we go from here. My greatest question is where will China begin with it’s offensive. West Coast through Mexico, or from the North. They have a couple of million man Armies on call 24/7. I bet they are getting a royal workout these days in preparation for phaze 1.

aluminum head
6 months ago
Reply to  Joey Mize

Joey, we see through the same lens.

Old Silk
6 months ago
Reply to  Steven

President Nixon opened up China so that the world could see in. And then the Clintons cut deals, made money and made them mos favored nation so that we could be opened up to be plundered.

aluminum head
6 months ago
Reply to  Old Silk

Mr. & Mrs. C. are scum of the earth. They know it and they don’t care. I ‘hear’ that bill is dying of AIDS though.

aluminum head
6 months ago
Reply to  Steven

Steven, very well said. Nixon was the anti-christ who started all this. He may have pulled me out in the first troop withdrawal but I could not ever understand starting “trade relations” with a communist country. I saw some gym shoes in the store yesterday “made in Viet Nam.” No, I will never buy from them either.

Ed J
6 months ago

The best way to impact (if not to eventually defeat) China is through their pocketbook. Less money necessarily leads to less mischief. 

America must strive to bring back as much manufacturing from China as possible to our shores. The rest of the western world should do the same. Doing so would reduce, if not eliminate, a great deal of China’s current economic advantage over the West. China has an ever-burgeoning population for which they need to provide employment, food, clothing, housing, etc.

Take back (as in, take away) an ever-increasing part of their manufacturing base and they will be severely hurt in their pocketbook. With less manufacturing, China will be increasing unable to provide employment for all its people, along with the other necessities. Taken to its logical conclusion, China will eventually implode, as did the USSR.

This will take time and will require a dedication and perseverance on the part of the West, and will probably cost Americans more money for the goods we purchase (it would be nice to see the “Made in the USA” label become ubiquitous again, rather than the rare exception it is today). But whatever the cost, it will be substantially less than an eventual war with China over some misstep they might take, such as, trying to annex Taiwan militarily.

PaulE
6 months ago
Reply to  Ed J

Biden is about to announce his so-called infrastructure bill today, which will seek to raise taxes on U.S. corporations and other economy slowing / killing measures. This will incentivize our companies to move their operations off-shore. Many back to China or Southeast Asia. Kind of hard to fight China on an economic basis, when the POTUS is determined to aid China every inch of the way through a return to past failed policies which enabled China’s rapid growth in the first place.

moorman
6 months ago
Reply to  Ed J

I agree with you that we need to bring back manufacturing. The question is HOW?

I believe Trump was correct in his approach. Tariffs are a good start as it brings money to the government and reduces our balance of payments to China. Another step is to finance our debt in this country by citizens and not allow any foreign entity to buy our debt. If we keep our debt in country, we as citizens can control the debt. Reduce taxes on businesses as this tax is paid by the customers in higher prices and reduces investments here. Allow oil and gas to continue to be produced. Yes, I believe that we need to move towards less dependance on oil, but the money generated by oil can be invested into the Hydrogen projects and electric generation and create jobs here. Oil companies have the infrastructure to put in the hydrogen stations and the electric charging systems so we can travel. There are companies that are currently producing electric TRUCKS, and they do the job. That technology can produce better cars for us because they know how. There are mini-nuclear plants that are safer and produce more energy than the big plants per dollar invested. Oil companies are energy producers, they will invest their profits to make money for the company and the shareholders which all of us need for our retirement. We must stop the government intrusion into businesses and allow the market work. When the government starts putting money into their pet projects it will go to their “buddies” pockets not us. These are just the tip of the iceberg on the possibilities IF we allow the market here work.

Joey Mize
6 months ago
Reply to  Ed J

One mis-step ..?… China tries to muscle Taiwan and Taiwan retaliates and China fully wipes Taiwan off the map in 20 minutes, well is that a mis-step.?? wonder how long the congress of the US will take to ponder that question before they adjourn for a summer vacation. FOLLOW THE MONEY FOLKS. Consider if China paid under the table each and every House member and Senator 10 million dollars to turn their heads and backs on Taiwan and others, it would be just a drop in the bucket for good old China to have to bare. considering the end results.

HocasPocas
6 months ago
Reply to  Ed J

Have to have an administration that wants what’s best for the people

Bruce Reid
6 months ago

If anyone is foolish to believe anything the Chinese government says then they are a fool. I lived in China on and off for almost 4 years and can say that the Chinese people are mostly delightful, hard-working and they generally like Americans. The Chinese government is brutal and the problem. A shame.

David
6 months ago
Reply to  Bruce Reid

I was in China on business, and left just as the Covid story broke.
I found the Chinese people to be very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Also very polite.
They were also very interested in life in the United States, particularly the individual freedoms that we take for granted.
What struck me most though, was that there wasn’t a lot of happiness, particularly among rural residents. They seemed largely resigned to being very poor, with no real hope of ever being able to rise out of poverty. ????

Before the CCP falls, things will unfortunately get tougher for the people before they improve.
The sooner it starts though, the better. ????

moorman
6 months ago
Reply to  Bruce Reid

Thank you for standing up for the Chinese people. It is the government that we have the problem with.

Robert
6 months ago

The Biden administration got elected partly by creating a false narrative that human rights abuses (systemic racism) were rampant in the US. China has taken advantage of the Democrats own mantra and used it against the country by saying we need to figure our selves out before we can look to address the real human rights violations occurring in China. That leaves little way out for Biden and team beyond telling the truth and admitting it was all to get elected. That will never happen. When you build your government on a house of cards, it is inevitable it will fall.

Fox
6 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Biden was not elected, he was installed by Dominion and Traitors in every level of American Government, along with the support of a highly corrupt Media that hid the truth and lied!

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