By Donald Jeffries
In 1989, two momentous events happened in the Communist world. The Soviet Union, considered our deadly enemy during the decades-long Cold War, saw its Berlin Wall torn down and its power collapse within Russia and all its Eastern European satellites. Red China, meanwhile, cracked down horrifically on bold student protesters in Tiananmen Square. Estimates range from several hundred to possibly thousands of Chinese protesters who were reportedly killed by military forces.
President George H.W. Bush would boast that America had “won” the Cold War, and Ronald Reagan has generally been given credit for the demise of the Soviet empire. After the alleged massacre in Tiananmen Square, however, many assumed that Mr. Bush would at least withdraw China’s Most Favored Nation (MFN) trade status, a favor accorded allies like Britain, France, and Japan. At the time, it was estimated that the MFN perk was worth some $10 billion to China in American business opportunities. MFN nations were supposed to have a free-market economy, permit citizens to freely emigrate, and have a good human rights record. Needless to say, China didn’t meet any of those criteria. The arrogant Bush dismissed opposition to his renewal of China’s MFN status by stating, “Most people in the nation don’t even know what MFN is.” Republicans had long considered China a foreign policy triumph, beginning with President Richard Nixon’s overtures in 1972. Globalist entanglements in China were already apparent by 1989, exemplified by the McDonnell-Douglas aircraft plant outside of Shanghai.
While China continued down the totalitarian path, the Democrats began embracing its austere and authoritarian society. At the same time, most modern “liberals” detest Russia’s Vladimir Putin and his efforts to open up the former Soviet Union. Republicans, meanwhile, distrust the powerful Chinese rulers and have grown weary of the Democrats’ reckless chants of “Russia! Russia! Russia!” Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institute claims that America is engaged in Cold War II with China. However, the entanglements between the United States and China make this an altogether different situation.
As Ferguson noted, “There is a much higher level of economic interdependence between the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China than was ever the case between the United States and the USSR. China is a bigger economic challenger than the Soviet Union ever was. There is much more cultural interchange today than in Cold War I. Technology has changed so that it is harder for each side to conceal military activity from the other, and also much easier for China to access U.S. private- and public-sector data. China does not actively promote socialist revolution around the world. China does not control a significant number of neighboring states. . . .”
China surveils its citizens on a level that evokes comparisons to the writings of George Orwell. The diabolical Communist perversion of the social credit system it has instituted is admired by our own corrupt leaders, who are anxious to install something like that in this country. China’s one-party state may be coming here as well, when and if the Democrats win control of the Senate.
The demographic trends are not on the side of the Republicans, almost ensuring the Democrats of ultimate political power. It is a sobering thought to reflect upon the fact that our leaders want to emulate a tyrannical regime that employs repressive measures like mass internment, forced abortion, and persecution of minorities. China also wants to end Hong Kong’s autonomy and Taiwan’s independence. China’s hideous one-child policy was “relaxed” somewhat in 2013, with families now allowed to have two children, as long as one parent was an only child. The clear preference of most couples for their only child to be male has resulted in the most skewed sex ratio in the world, or some 30 million surplus males in China.
China’s incredibly low standards of living for most workers (many reside in “micro-apartments,” which can only fit a bunk bed and television) is something our own leaders would love to institute here. This sentiment can be found in all the admonitions to “sacrifice,” which are directed exclusively at the poor, low-paid workers, and what’s left of the middle class.
America’s plutocratic elite really love the low cost of labor in China. A typical factory worker in China endures a 13-plus-hour day, six days a week. For that kind of grind, they might make a bit more than $100 a month. Supervisors might approach $1,000 monthly. This affinity for cheap labor can be seen in the U.S. corporate world’s dedicated lust for illegal immigration and foreign visa workers.
Perhaps this explains the connections that the Biden family and other leading U.S. figures have with China, as well as our state-run media’s refusal to recognize that. In contrast, Putin has banned all genetically modified food products, threatened to arrest any Rothschilds
entering Russia, and declared that the U.S. government killed JFK.
When all is said and done, I am pretty sure I prefer Russia.
Donald Jeffries is a highly respected author and researcher whose work on the JFK, RFK and MLK assassinations and other high crimes of the Deep State has been read by millions of people across the world. Jeffries is also the author of three books currently being sold by the AFP Online Store.