CHINA THREAT THEORISTS' BIG LIE
Blue Team of course also knows this. The Blue Team only pretends
not to know. The Blue Team maintains its pretense of ignorance
because it is determined to exploit "anti-communism" as a
pretext for initiating force against China.
if China refuses to wear the black hat, declines to be cast
in the role of heavy in the Blue Team's smug "America Good,
China Evil" morality play? No problem. The Blue Team will
simply aid and abet Taiwan's separatist elite until China
lashes out in frustration. At which point the Blue Team will
triumphantly proclaim, "See, we told you the Chinese were
belligerent! We told you the Chinese were a threat!"
Blue Team reminds me of the wolf in the Aesop's Fable who
petulantly accuses a lamb of muddying his drinking water.
When the lamb protests "But I’m drinking downstream from you."
the wolf promptly devours him. The wolf was never the slightest
bit concerned with facts, logic, fair play, or "rights." The
wolf merely needed the flimsiest of pretexts to do what he
fully intended to do all along, prey on the weak.
is the pseudo-logic behind the patently absurd "China is a
bully, America is the champion of the underdog" drivel anti-interventionists
have had to endure since the Straits Crisis of 1996, when
Taiwan independence Quisling Lee Teng-hui attempted to incite
a "Gulf of Tonkin" incident to justify US superpower intervention.
anyone ever met a weak bully? I haven't, and I’ve met my share.
Bullies are invariably strong. Our Pentagon, as the Colonel
Blimps at the Weekly Standard never tire of reminding the
world, is unchallenged in its military might. China's PLA
is, relatively speaking, a 98 lb. weakling next to America’s
Charles Atlas. No other nation on the planet besides America
meets the objective requirements required to be a bully. Only
the Teddy Roosevelt Roughrider wannabes in Dubya’s White House
and a GOP Congress have both the means and the motive to be
bullies. And "nobody does it better."
TAIWAN RELATIONS ACT, PRETEXT FOR NEOCOLONIALIST, NEO-IMPERIALIST
Blue Team members ritually invoke the Taiwan Relations Act
as justification for US superpower meddling. They mindlessly
parrot the catechism, "The Taiwan Relations Act means America
has a legal and moral obligation to defend Taiwan."
is unmitigated, undiluted, unadulterated nonsense.
Taiwan Relations Act, United States Code Title 22 Chapter
48, enacted 10 April 1979, was an Act of Congress. It was
domestic US law. It was not an international treaty. In case
you're wondering how the hell domestic US legislation, passed
without the participation or consent of an independent foreign
nation, can possibly overrule a foreign nation's political
sovereignty and territorial integrity, the answer is, it can't
and it doesn't.
China have unilaterally issued a "Confederate Relations Act"
in 1861 and cited it as authority to dispatch Chinese warships
to Charleston to prevent Lincoln from suppressing southern
fact the Taiwan Relations Act does not even authorize active
US military assistance to Taipei, merely the sale of weapons,
and only defensive weapons at that.
merits or demerits of southern secession are not at issue
here. The issue is who gets to make such decisions.
issue of resurgent southern secession must be decided by "The
Several States" to the north and south of the Mason-Dixon
Line, not by China, a foreign nation. Whether there is to
be a future Confederate States of America, or for that matter,
a Republic of Alaska, a Republic of Hawaii and a Republic
of Texas, is up to Americans to decide, either through negotiation
or armed conflict. Whether foreign political struggles which
don't infringe on China’s sovereignty are "settled peacefully"
or not are none of Beijing’s concern.
the exact same token the issue of Taiwan secession must be
decided by the mainland and offshore regions of China to the
east and west of the Taiwan Straits, not by America. Whether
there is to be a "Republic of Taiwan" is up to the Chinese
to decide, either through negotiation or armed conflict. Whether
foreign political struggles which don't infringe on America’s
sovereignty are "settled peacefully" or not are
none of Washington’s concern.
the end of the Cold War the Taiwan Relations Act and the "Taiwan
Security Enhancement Act" (Don't you just love Blue Team Orwellian
Newspeak?) are nothing more than the flimsiest of pretexts
for neocolonialist, neo-imperialist meddling in China's internal
Taiwan Relations Act was passed unilaterally by Congress.
It can be repealed unilaterally by Congress. It's high time
Americans demanded its swift elimination as an obsolete relic
of the Cold War.
O'Clock" Episode 94, April 6, 1962
Rod Serling, story by Price Day
Moralist zealot Oliver Crangle (Theodore Bikel) has single-mindedly
dedicated himself to the punishment of ubiquitous evil in
the world. He devises an elaborate scheme to shrink all those
whom he has meticulously catalogued as evil down to two feet
tall at four o'clock. His perfect plan backfires however when
to his horror and bewilderment he finds himself shrunken down
to size when the fateful hour rolls around.
Is Voted Off Rights Panel of the U.N. for the First Time
Angry Over Losing Rights Seat
Barbara Crossette, The New York Times
NATIONS, May 4, 2001 In a move that reflected a growing
frustration with America's attitude toward international organizations
and treaties, the United States was voted off the United Nations
Human Rights Commission today for the first time since the
panel's founding under American leadership in 1947. The ouster
of the United States from the commission... was apparently
supported even by some friends of the United States. "It couldn't
be worse, all the conservatives in the administration will
see this as proof that we are in an organization full of enemies."
you ever wondered just exactly what motivates our Benevolent
Global Hegemonists' China policy?
not talking about what they claim motivates their China policy.
I'm not talking about the manifestly phony, thoroughly repugnant
expressions of "heartfelt concern for human rights victims
in China" splashed across the editorial pages of the National
Review, the Washington Times, FreeRepublic.com,
Townhall.com, and WorldNetDaily. I'm talking about what actually
motivates their China policy.
the deadly sieges of Ruby Ridge and Waco by federal storm
troopers demonstrated, neither Slick Willy's Humanitarian
Interventionists nor George Dubya's Benevolent Global Hegemonists
gave a damn about the First, Second and Fourth Amendment rights
of white European Americans Randy Weaver and David Koresh
in the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.
the racially motivated Donorgate spy hunt and Lee Wenho witch
trial demonstrated, the "bipartisan leadership" of the Democratic
and Republican parties didn't give a damn about presumption
of innocence, Habeas Corpus, and due process for American
citizens of Chinese descent in Los Angeles and Los Alamos.
why would they give a damn about the individual rights of
espionage suspect Gao Zhan, detained Falungong members, Chinese
Catholics, expectant Chinese mothers, or millions of other
nameless, faceless "gooks," none of whom are even American
wouldn't, and they don't. Anyone who imagines otherwise is
a Wei Jingshen, Harry Wu style dupe and political naïf,
pathetically clueless about the dark side of the human psyche.
handful of rabble-rousing radio talk show hosts and a rabidly
Sinophobic editor for the National Review have openly urged
herding Americans of Chinese descent in WWII style concentration
camps, without prior evidence of individual criminal culpability,
purely on the basis of ethnic origin. And these self-styled
"patriots" have the chutzpah, the colossal effrontery, to
equate free market capitalist China with Nazi Germany?
clearest evidence of the Malevolent Global Hegemonists' primitive
bigotry, and the Inhumanitarian Interventionists' hollow sanctimony
is their "bipartisan" eagerness to declare war on China, so
they can get on with the fun part dropping next generation
smart munitions on the very same Chinese civilians they made
such a conspicuous show of empathizing with as human rights
victims, right along with the Chinese officials they denounced
as human rights violators. See:
actually motivates Benevolent Global Hegemonists and Humanitarian
Interventionists is what motivated Tomas de Torquemada, Grand
Inquisitor for Ferdinand and Isabella's Spanish Inquisition,
and what motivated Oliver Crangle in Rod Serling's classic
Twilight Zone episode, "Four O'Clock," a neurotic, nay, psycho
pathological obsession with "being right" and with "punishing
REAL CHINA THREAT, OR LEW ROCKWELL IS RIGHT
partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of
another, cause those whom they actuate to see danger only
on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of
influence on the other. Real Patriots, who may resist the
intrigues of the favourite, are liable to become suspected
and odious; while its tools and dupes usurp the applause &
confidence of the people, to surrender their interests."
main problem with the Blue Team is that its efforts will promote
the very threat it warns against. More that one analyst has
written that treating a country as an enemy guarantees that
the country will become an enemy. Threats beget threats. Hostile
words elicit hostile words. In effect, the Blue Team is taking
Taiwan's side and has become a lobby for Taipei."
Nicholas Berry, Senior Analyst, Center for Defense Information
Don't Need a Blue Team – Or a Red Team –
Taking Sides on China-Taiwan
we examine a Donald Rumsfeld or a Richard Armitage under the
evolutionary microscope, what we are in fact looking at is
the catastrophic consequence of human technological progress
running far ahead of human moral and spiritual development.
Blue Team Holy Warriors such as Republican congressman Chris
Cox are unevolved primitives who have had space age weaponry
dropped in their laps by their intellectual betters, ironically
by men such as scapegoated American weapons scientist Lee
China Threat Theorists' fingers might be poised over the consoles
of high tech smart weapons, but their Neanderthal craniums
can barely contain their reptilian consciousness. The last
time such an anomalous state of affairs prevailed in a technogically
advanced nation was in Germany circa 1933, and Japan circa
demonization of China by Blue Team zealots, followed by precipitous,
escalating military confrontation, constitutes a Sword of
Damocles hanging over the heads of ordinary Americans who
want merely to mind their own business and live their own
lives. This constant threat to ordinary Americans' lives,
liberty and property emanates not from China, but from China
George Washington referred to "Real Patriots, who may resist
the intrigues of the favourite, are liable to become suspected
and odious" he was talking about scrupulously consistent libertarians
such as Lew
de Coster, Justin
Raimondo and others who refuse to betray their deeply
held ethical and political principles selectively on the basis
George Washington referred to "tools and dupes [who] usurp
the applause & confidence of the people," he was talking
about Lew Rockwell's critics on the Warfare Statist right.
As Rockwell noted in his unflinching op ed piece "China
is Right," "There is only one evil empire alive in the
world today, and it is not China."
Blue Team's naked gunboat diplomacy not only will not hasten
the introduction, or rather, reintroduction of pre-communist
political liberty in China, it is certain to further obliterate
what scant traces of individual liberty remain in America.
Anyone who doubts this proposition need only answer the following
government poses the greatest threat to American lives?
it more likely you will lose your life because Jiang Zemin
orders wave upon wave of PLA Marines 8,000 miles east across
the Pacific to stage an amphibious landing on Venice Beach,
California? Or because our foreign policy geniuses in Washington
order you 8,000 miles west across the Pacific to fight in
yet another Asian civil war, on the side of god knows who
and for god knows what?
government poses the greatest threat to American liberty?
it more likely you will lose your liberty because China invades
and conquers the World's Only Remaining Superpower? Or because
"National Greatness Conservatives" who demand "energetic
government" impose draconian legal constraints on their
fellow Americans in the name of "National Security" and
"A Clear and Present Danger?"
government poses the greatest threat to American property?
more likely you will lose your hard earned wealth because
"Red" or "Communist" China overruns the World's Only Remaining
Superpower and nationalizes the assets of the Fortune 500
companies? Or because homegrown Warfare Statists tax you into
the poorhouse footing the bill for Tomahawk cruise missiles
at US $1,500,000 a pop?
you know the answers to these questions, you already know
which government poses the greatest threat to American lives,
liberty and property, and therefore which government represents
the real "China Threat." As Daniel Webster noted, "There
is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow.
Our destruction, should it ever come at all, will be from
of power isn't limited to bad guys in other nations. It happens
in our own country if we're not vigilant... Waco... Ruby Ridge...
What kind of mentality does that? Those in power get jaded,
deluded, and seduced by power itself. The hunger for absolute
power and, more to the point, the abuse of power, are part
of human nature."
on Government" Parade Magazine, January 12, 1997
person who wants to exercise political power over his fellow
man...asks himself: "How can I ‘do good’ for the people if
I just leave them alone?"
he does not want to pass into history as a "do nothing" leader
who ends up as a footnote somewhere. So he begins to... force
all other persons to conform to his ideas of what is good
for them. If there is opposition, an emergency is declared
or created to justify these actions.
the benevolent ruler stays in power long enough, he eventually
concludes that power and wisdom are the same thing. And as
he possesses power, he must also possess wisdom.
World's Only Remaining Superpower," hence "The World's Champion
of Human Rights," by default]
becomes converted to the seductive thesis that election to
public office endows the official with both power and wisdom.
Leader of the Free World" or "The World's Greatest Deliberative
this point, he begins to lose his ability to distinguish between
what is morally right and what is politically expedient."
Ben Moreell, Chief of US Navy Seabees during WWII
we have to use force it is because we are America! We are
the indispensable nation. We stand tall, and we see further
into the future."
TV’s "Today" February 19, 1998
Stahl: "We have heard that a half million children have died.
I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And -
and you know, is the price worth it?"
Albright: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price
we think the price is worth it."
"Punishing Saddam," 60 Minutes, May 12, 1996
never ceases to amaze me how little genuine wisdom our seemingly
intelligent political leaders in fact possess. Anyone with
a shred of common sense knows that in interpersonal relationships
the only truly effective way to influence another human being
is through the power of example, not coercion. Yet the Rhodes
Scholars and MacArthur Fellows inside our Beltway can't seem
to absorb this elementary lesson of human psychology, let
alone apply it to their foreign policy decision-making processes.
lesson is clear, our federal Leviathan in Washington is no
friend of human rights, either at home or abroad. Big Government
is a Frankenstein’s monster which, unless a nation's citizens
remain eternally vigilant, will turn even on the same people
who voted it in.
citizens of each nation must reduce the size of their own
governments, and relate to each other more as private individuals,
as trading partners, as fellow human beings, not as uncritical,
chauvinistic subjects of mutually hostile political collectives.
If ordinary citizens within the nearly 300 nations on the
planet were simply to engage in peaceful commerce with each
other, and ignore the xenophobic exhortations of their "leaders'"
to wage Holy Wars against their neighbors, mankind would be
halfway there. Ordinary human beings already do this with
fellow human beings living across town. There is no intrinsic
reason why they can't do this with fellow human beings living
challenge for human beings living in an economically (not
politically) globalized world, is to draw on the best that
each culture has to offer in order to build a better common
future for mankind. Most people want at some level to be constructive
participants in such an endeavor, which paradoxically does
not call for "heroic sacrifices to a greater cause,"
but merely for each individual to live as ethical a life as
possible, and to refuse to condone their own government’s
abuse of power, both at home and abroad.
DESTINY OF NATIONS
Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn't
speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for
the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then
they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because
I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they
came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak
the Rev. Martin Niemoeller
Lutheran pastor sent to Dachau by the Gestapo in 1938
my very first op ed piece for Antiwar.com, "American
Values in Dire Straits," I wrote:
a first generation naturalized American I am all too aware
that my patriotism is presumed suspect by many China-haters
in Congress simply by virtue of my race and my national origin...
I know by advocating policies which may appear "soft on communism"
red flags will go up in the fevered minds of China Threat
theorists... I could keep my mouth shut and my head down.
But genuine patriotism demands that Americans defend the ideals
of our Founding Fathers, and speak up for what is authentically
American, and not meekly acquiesce, like "good Germans" or
"good Japanese" in the 1930's, to the mainstream consensus
while our nation continues its downward slide into imperial
concerns are even more warranted today than they were back
then. Manzanar style concentration camps, this time for Americans
of Chinese rather than Japanese descent are no longer "unthinkable."
It can happen here. The sight of nonconformist political dissidents
such as myself behind barbed wire ought to do wonders convincing
the rest of the world they should emulate our political system.
Patriots must "moderate the fury of party spirit... warn against
the mischiefs of foreign Intrigue... guard against the Impostures
of pretended patriotism." Real Patriots must do so to "prevent
our Nation from running the course which has hitherto marked
the Destiny of Nations," namely the exhilarating, intoxicating,
meteoric rise to Charles Krauthammer's vainglorious "Unipolar
Moment," followed by the inevitable, sickening descent into
oblivion, from which precious few nations in history have
Americans ignorant of history naively see our own American
experiment as a permanent success story immune to historical
cycles. They are looking but not seeing. America has undergone
a major transformation in her brief history, and not for the
better. In a relatively short span of time, far shorter than
merely one many of China's many dynasties, America has degenerated
from a vital republic into a decadent empire. America, as
neocon triumphalist Krauthammer boasts, is now at its zenith.
What Krauthammer doesn't seem to grasp is that this means
America has nowhere to go but down.
has demonstrated an uncanny ability to survive these long
cycles, and to survive them repeatedly. Few other civilizations
have been able to do so. India is another. Most other civilizations
rise and fall, but never rise again. They far outnumber China
has yet to demonstrate this ability. Will America be a "Periclean
Golden Age" comet which burns ever so brightly, ever
so briefly, before winking out for eternity? The jury is still
out. It is currently 2001. For the answer, check back in 3001,
then again in 4001.
prospect of eventual American decline resulting from imperial
overreach is deeply discouraging. If America's modern "leadership"
had the slightest vestige of reverence for the wisdom of our
anti-imperialist Founding Fathers, this depressing scenario
would not be unfolding. Objectively speaking it is totally
unnecessary, a tragic waste.
force by the World's Only Remaining Superpower may inspire
fear and loathing, but not respect, much less friendship.
The Blue Team loves climbing on its high horse about "America’s
solemn commitments to her friends and allies in Asia."
That’s a laugh. As the humiliating United Nations Human Rights
Commission vote makes clear, Uncle Sammy has no friends, in
Asia or anywhere else. Only resentful populations under US
military occupation such as the Okinawans, or obsequious clients
under US military "protection" such as Taiwan’s
America needs but desperately lacks is visionary leaders who
would transform her into a giant version of neutral Switzerland,
a nation modestly minding its own business, aggressing against
no one. What America needs today is the reincarnation of George
Washington or John Quincy Adams. Unfortunately it is the last
thing America is likely to get.
the record, if Republicans had their heads screwed on properly,
another Texan, libertarian GOP congressman Ron Paul, and not
Dim Bulb Dubya with his room temperature IQ, would be America’s
Threat Theorists really need to get a grip. International
free trade is not a zero sum game. Laissez faire capitalism
is not a Las Vegas casino game. Just as it is not necessary
for China to lose for America to win, it is not necessary
for America to lose for China to win.
if the venom spewed at Lew Rockwell recently is any indication,
many self-styled "libertarians" are testing positive
for War Fever and Advanced Sinophobia. Dissuading our interventionist
nomenklatura from ordering the US Navy across the Pacific
in a replay of Apocalypse Now in today’s political climate
may be hopeless. As hopeless as dissuading Bruce Ismay of
the White Star Line from ordering Captain Edward Smith to
set a transatlantic speed record amid drifting icebergs.
then what is our alternative?
THE FOUNDING FATHERS' FOREIGN POLICY
Great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign Nations
is in extending our commercial relations to have with them
as little political connection as possible. Europe has a set
of primary interests, which to us have none, or a very remote
relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies,
the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns...
Our detached & distant situation invites and enables us
to pursue a different course. Why forego the advantages of
so peculiar a situation? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign
ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any
part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils
of European Ambition, Rivalship, Interest, Humour or Caprice?
Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent Alliances,
with any portion of the foreign World..."
Farewell Address, 1796
no passions which trespass on the rights or the repose of
other nations, it has been the true glory of the United States...
to entitle themselves to the respect of the nations at war
by fulfilling their neutral obligations with the most scrupulous
impartiality... peace and friendly intercourse with all nations
having correspondent dispositions... sincere neutrality toward
belligerent nations... to exclude foreign intrigues and foreign
partialities... to foster a spirit of independence too just
to invade the rights of others, too proud to surrender our
Inaugural Address, March 4, 1809
Independence... made us a nation, this sets our compass and
points the course which we are to steer through the ocean
of time opening on us... Our first and fundamental maxim should
be, never to entangle ourselves in the broils of Europe].
America, North and South, has a set of interests distinct
from those of Europe, and peculiarly her own. She should therefore
have a system of her own, separate and apart from that of
President James Monroe, October 24, 1823
the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall
be unfurled, there will be America's heart, her benedictions,
and her prayers. But she does not go abroad in search of monsters
to destroy. She is well-wisher to the freedom and independence
of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.
She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners
than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence,
she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication,
in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice,
envy, and ambition, which assumed the colors and usurped the
standards of freedom... She might become the dictatress of
the world. She would no longer be the ruler of her own spirit."
John Quincy Adams
of State to James Monroe and
author of the Monroe Doctrine, 1821
the policy to which we have adhered since the days of Washington...
we have done more for the cause of liberty in the world than
arms could effect; we have shown to other nations the way
to greatness and happiness... Far better is it for ourselves,
for Hungary, and the cause of liberty, that, adhering to our
pacific system and avoiding the distant wars of Europe, we
should keep our lamp burning on this western shore amid the
ruins of a fallen and falling republics in Europe.
Hungarian patriot Louis Kossuth
explaining America's "ancient policy of amity and nonintervention"
why America refused to rescue Hungary
American people must be content to recommend the cause of
human progress by the wisdom with which they should exercise
the powers of government, forbearing at all times and in every
way, from foreign alliances, intervention, and interference."
of State to Abraham Lincoln, explaining to the French Emperor
America's "policy of nonintervention straight, absolute,
and peculiar as it may seem to other nations," and why America
refused to aid France, 1863