The ChiComs are selling us the rope we will use to hang ourselves.
The biggest threat facing our democracy and our way of life is the Chinese Communist Party.
Now, under Biden we find ourselves trying to play catch up with, or blocking the CCP in their efforts to expand their power base across the globe. According to ‘The Wall Street Journal’, “Classified American intelligence reports suggest China intends to establish its first permanent military presence on the Atlantic Ocean in the tiny Central African country of Equatorial Guinea, a threat that is setting off alarm bells at the White House and the Pentagon”.
Well, the alarm bells should have gone off, I don’t know, 20 years ago. Since trade opened between Red China and the West, the communist regime has grown richer and more powerful year after year. It now has the largest number of active military personnel in the world with a 2.1 million troop size compared to our 1.4 million. By 2024, it’s poised to have the biggest economy in the world, which has our elites, frankly, just licking their chops.
The CCP basically owns big business in America. Today, shocking new documents obtained by the information detail a secret $275 billion deal struck five years ago between China and the Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Well, now we know why Cook became such a CCP apologist and how Apple recently became the top selling smartphone in China. “The company owes much of that success to CEO Tim Cook, who laid the foundation years ago by secretly signing an agreement with Chinese officials promising Apple would do its part to develop China’s economy and technological prowess through investments, business deals, and worker training.”
Anything else? Well. Well, and that’s not all the CCP got from Cook, who has a huge influence operation in Washington. Apple lobby to water down key provisions of an anti-Chinese slave labor bill, which would hold U.S. companies accountable for using Uighur forced labor.
Now, most American billionaires dismiss criticisms of China using words like, how it’s counterproductive and destabilizing to do so. And sometimes it’s hard to tell the American elite from Chinese top propagandists. Enter investor Ray Dalio.
RAY DALIO, FOUNDER, CO-CHAIRMAN, CO-CIO, BRIDGEWATER ASSOCIATES: I look at the United States. And I say, Well, what’s going on in the United States? And should I not invest in the United States because other things are not our own human rights issues. What they have is an autocratic system.
And one of the leaders described it. He said, that the United States is a country of individuals and individualism. And China, it’s an extension of the family. As a top down country, what they’re doing is they behave like a strict parent.
……Now, he tried later to walk it back, but you can’t walk back those marks. We know exactly what he said and why he said it. His hedge fund just raised one and a quarter billion dollars for its China Fund. Can’t let a few hundred thousand people being tortured in camps get in the way of that windfall.
But it’s one thing to buy off Wall Street. They aren’t policymakers after all. Their allegiance is to their investors and stockholders. What’s truly disturbing is the spell the CCP has cast on our political class.
Just months ago, we learned that a Chinese front group called the China- United States Exchange Foundation handed $5 million to a foundation that was founded by George H.W. Bush’s son Neil Bush.
Axios reported back in June that the funding was meant to bolster the Bush China Foundation’s efforts to promote a bilateral relationship that is functional, constructive, commercially robust, mutually beneficial, and politically sustainable.
Now, this isn’t surprising given the Bush’s overly optimistic and warm relationship with China. George W. Bush is the one, remember, who granted permanent normal trading relations with China back in 2001. And how’s that worked out for us? Well, of course, it hasn’t worked out for us, about as well as the war in Afghanistan.
But to be fair, every president except Trump misunderstood China’s ambitions, or at least chose to look past their brutal crackdown on human rights. Given this sordid history, no one should be surprised that so few are willing to deny President Xi and his global propaganda victory in hosting the Winter Olympics. For the most part, elites and both parties just don’t care.
……What the CCP wants is a world where almost everyone is afraid to criticize President Xi for his murderous, genocidal policies. Now, here on Fox News, you can still hear commentators who are willing to tell the truth about China.
But how many Fortune 500 companies are going to let their officers tell the truth? How many universities flush with Chinese cash would allow their professors, or administrators to really expose the CCP’s ruthless past, present and future plans? What about the NBA or other major American sports leagues? Where’s Hollywood’s epic takedown of Mao? Will we ever see, I don’t know, a James Bond light character go up against the CCP?
……The Constitution prevents Americans from accepting titles of nobility from foreign governments, because the founders wanted Americans including our elites, to be loyal to this country. But the CCP doesn’t need to use titles. It has enough money to bribe almost anyone it wants. The American collaborators are the cheapest dates around.
While U.S. politicians and CEOs are treating Beijing like a business partner, the Chinese have engaged in cyber attacks, spying, economic espionage, and actual threatening of U.S. Naval vessels. Yet these traitors think giving them money, technology, and contributing to the Chinese threat are good ideas.
Propping up a communist totalitarian regime with capitalist dollars is suicidal. China is an enemy and should be treated as such instead of having the privilege of being a business associate. Doing business with a communist country will not transform it into a freedom-nurturing society.
All of the money being poured into China is coming back to bite us in the ass.