is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow.
Our destruction, should it ever come at all, will be from another
quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their
government, from their carelessness and negligence."
American way of life is under threat. Not from PLA F-8 interceptors
in the South China Sea, but from China Threat Theorists on Capitol
Hill. These Blue Team Sinophobes demand the domestic adoption of
right wing socialism, better known as fascism, in order to combat
a nonexistent foreign threat of left wing socialism, better known
as communism. Unless Real Patriots expose these China Threat Theorists'
"impostures of pretended patriotism," the great republic bequeathed
to us by our Founding Fathers is at serious risk of being transformed
into a Warfare State waging "perpetual war for perpetual peace."
Ordinary Americans' lives, liberty and property will be sacrificed
on the Altar of the Almighty State, long before any foreign threat
appears on the horizon.
judgments must be "universalizable." This notion owed something
to the ancient Golden Rule... anyone who uses such terms as right
and ought is logically committed to universalizability. To say that
a moral judgment must be universalizable means... if I judge a particular
action... to be wrong, I must also judge any relevantly similar
action to be wrong. The same judgment must be made in all conceivable
cases... the same prescription has to be made in all hypothetically,
as well as actually, similar cases."
20TH-CENTURY WESTERN ETHICS/ METAETHICS/ UNIVERSAL PRESCRIPTIVISM
April Fools Day, 2001, a US Navy EP-3 Aries engaged in "routine"
spying on highly sensitive military installations on China's Hainan
Island, collided with a Chinese F-8 interceptor. A Chinese "surveillance
aircraft" did not collide with a US Navy F-14 while "routinely"
spying on southern California's San Diego Naval Base.
in marked contrast with the World's Self-appointed Policeman, does
not routinely dispatch Chinese warplanes 8,000 miles across the
Pacific to spy, or in Pentagon spinmeister Craig Quigley's coy formulation,
conduct "overt, routine surveillance and reconnaissance" of US military
bases in Washington, Oregon, and California.
the claims and counterclaims over "who swerved into whom," and who
was "flying straight and level," this fact is undisputed. It is
undisputed by President George W. Bush, by Vice President Dick Cheney,
by Secretary of State Colin Powell, by National Security Advisor
Condoleeza Rice, by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
this fact represents everything wrong with our post Cold War China
COLD WAR IS OVER. THERE IS NO "COMMUNIST THREAT"
that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy
a Golden Rule at the heart of our relationship, we are left with
what our hawks define as the Moral Equivalence doctrine. We are
more "moral" than the People's Republic of China... we are able
to hold the PRC to higher standards... we must be permitted to fly
along their coastline, giving them only a 12-mile cushion, but if
they come within 200 miles of our coastline, we won't simply harass
them, we will shoot them down. Our hawks carry this Moral Equivalence
doctrine into every corner of our relationship with China... "
Equivalence, or Golden Rule?"
only moral use of force is in self defense. Any non-defensive use
of force is initiation of force, i.e., aggression, and untenable
by any code of morality one cares to invoke.
was a messianic revolutionary movement with no regard for national
sovereignty, dedicated to the violent overthrow of capitalism the
world over. Marxism-Leninism respected no borders, therefore the
Cold War against international communism could logically be considered
defensive. I myself subscribed to this reasoning during the Cold
War. I myself was among the coldest of Cold Warriors, and considered
Richard Nixon "soft on communism."
THE COLD WAR IS OVER
Cold War with the Soviet Union ended in 1989, when Mikhail Gorbachev
in effect acceded to Ronald Reagan's ringing demand, "Mr. Gorbachev,
tear down this wall!"
Cold War with "Red" China ended even earlier, in 1978, when Deng
Xiaoping, whom Mao Zedong denounced as "Number Two Capitalist Roader,"
turned his back on Marxism-Leninism, declared that "To get rich
is glorious!" and led China down the path to free market capitalism.
the ideological demise of doctrinaire communism, Taiwan's capitalism
was no longer under threat from mainland communism, and the conflict
between Beijing and Taipei reverted to the status of a non-ideological
Chinese Civil War within the confines of China's borders.
the end of the Cold War the issue of America's self defense had
been removed from the Chinese equation. America no longer had any
dog in China's fight.
IS NOT COMMUNIST. THERE IS NO "CHINA THREAT"
to OECD Survey figures published in Economic Outlook (June 1998),
the "Marxist" Chinese government collects under 11 percent of Chinese
GDP, unlike most Western democracies that swallow up between 30
and 51 percent of the yearly wealth generated in their countries."
China has not been communist for 23 years, the "anti-communist"
New Republic and Weekly Standard to the contrary notwithstanding.
Unfortunately millions of ordinary Americans aren't aware of this
many Americans know for example that mainland Chinese pay less in
taxes than Americans? Not just slightly less than Americans, but
up to two-thirds less than Americans? Mainland Chinese pay less
than 11% in taxes, 6% less than the 17% China demonizer Steve Forbes
proposed Americans pay under his highly touted flat tax scheme.
public sector today comprises a mere 30% of China's GDP. It is smaller
even than the public sectors of France and Germany, and smaller
still than those of Denmark and Sweden.
this is what the Blue Team insists on referring to as "Communism,"
then I say let's have more of it! It probably never occurred to
Forbes that one reason he couldnít reduce taxes on Americans any
lower than 17% was that he and other alleged "fiscal conservatives"
refuse to stop buying all those $36 million EP-3s they keep sending
across the Pacific to spy on China.
China's phenomenal transformation from a totalitarian collectivist
dictatorship under Mao Zedong during the 50s, 60s and 70s, to economically
liberal free market capitalism under Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin
during the 80s and 90s, is the best kept secret in the world. See:
of the Century," Asiaweek magazine.
QUIET REVOLUTION, THE ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA'S OPEN SECRET
doesn't the American public know this?
donít know this because Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin's post-Cold
War transformation of mainland China, in contrast with Mikhail Gorbachev
and Boris Yeltsin's post-Cold War transformation of Russia, emphasized
economic substance rather than political appearance.
donít know this because even though mainland China radically restructured
her economic system, and substantially liberalized her political
system as well, she never underwent the high profile, media-genic
"official makeover" of the former Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries.
China never altered her official name from the "Peoples' Republic
of China," never redesigned her national flag, never commissioned
a new national anthem, and perhaps most important of all symbolically
speaking, never ripped down the portrait of Mao Zedong above Tienanmen
bitter irony is that mainland China's gradualist, dare I say "conservative"
reform strategy has worked against China's reformers image-wise.
Because mainland China's post Cold War transformation stressed economics
rather than politics, our own Political Class, which considers Politics
their reason for living and Democracy their secular religion, demeaned
China's quiet revolution, unprecedented in human history, as "mere
economics," and heaped adulation on Russia's political reforms instead.
of thousands of American expatriates living on the Chinese mainland
however know better. These bold Yankee traders in Beijing and Shanghai
know China is a free market capitalist economy which has neither
any intention nor any desire to commit aggression against America.