I can smell this one a mile away. Which isn’t hard, considering how bad it stinks. To High Heaven, in fact. It’s the remake of Nixon’s ‘Great Opening‘ to China. With Donald in the lead role. The plot is exactly the same and stars all the usual idiots. Produced by Vladimir Pictures. And directed by President Xi, in his first Western.
Are you old enough to remember when China was the laughingstock of the world? It wasn’t that long ago. Less than one lifetime, in fact. Yes, they had a twenty-million man army. But about 200 rifles. No problem, Komrade, what we lack in weaponry we will make up for with the human-wave tactic. Pick up the gun of your enemy after you have over-run his position. His position in Korea, specifically. Once the Chinese saw that we would not nuke them, they knew they would win. And now they are about to. At zero cost. In fact, we are going to pay them to do it. Where is MacArthur when we need him?
We have seen China grow, economically and militarily, from a fourth-world position (if that is possible to imagine) to the pre-eminent power in the Eastern world. The only military power (outside Russia herself) that can possibly challenge American Imperial power. And prevail. All in less than one lifetime. But no one seems to understand how this happened. Or what’s coming next.
The answer is so simple. We gave away the candy store in 1972. So why be surprised when the Orientals moved from shoplifting to outright looting? Quit watching the nightly ‘news’ and start reading something older than last week. Look at the facts. We are the ones who have built the Chinese Juggernaut. And now it is at our throat. Why are we surprised that the inscrutable Orientals are gleefully mashing the pedal to the floor?
Here’s what’s real: the Empire is fading, and China is raiding. Raiding all of the Imperial marketplaces. All the colonial outposts are under siege. Their markets are under attack, economically. The Chinese military is growing exponentially, in all the new ways that matter. Those twenty million PLA grunts now have computers. Computers that can over-run our internet positions at will. Who needs aircraft carriers when a new artificial islands will do better? And it’s not going to get any better. Not unless we emphatically decide we don’t like a Navy that is at it’s smallest size since 1906. And an Air Force that can’t afford the cost of training (or retaining) it’s pilots. Or an Army that has been ground into dust with insane Asian wars that someone famously warned us against.
Here’s what is coming, unless Donald has way more brains than I think he has. Or if God is more merciful than we deserve. After having given the candy store inventory away by welcoming China into the front ranks of economic-civilization in 1972 (thank you, Quisling Nixon, I despise you for all the reasons you are lionized), we are now going to abandon the building as well. Kiss Asia goodbye, Komrades, as we commit economic hari-kiri. Again.
Let’s look at this idiotic Korean escapade that Donald has embarked upon.Let me ask a few stupid questions first, just to set the tone. To begin with, where did China get The Bomb? WalMart? Did they just build it themselves? With bamboo centrifuges? Here’s another silly question: who, besides the Chinese, tested their own nuke (which they refuse to acknowledge they have, to this day) at the Lop Nor testing range? In China. Was it Iceland? Ireland? Patagonia? Brooklyn?
It was the same guys that stole our nuke secrets and gave them to Russia. Guess who else they gave them to? The homeland. How can you tell the difference between Orient North and Orient South, when the largest single ‘ethnic’ group in Israel is Russian emigres? What’s the difference, Komrade? The same group that also stole PROMIS and gave it to the Chinese.
Just as Moscow got their bomb from this same place, so did Peking and Islamabad too. Who, by the way, also tested their first nuke at Lop Nor. And I’m betting these are all the routes that brought the atomic age to Pyongyang.
Who with just a few nano-seconds of serious thought can imagine Stone-Age North Korea progressing, all alone, from paleolithic simplicity to nuclear proficiency in such an astoundingly short time? Not just splitting the atom, but then miniaturizing it, then packaging it, then MIRV-ing it, and then lifting it, with mobile launchers to boot. All in seven years time?
We will, I fear, make the Faustian bargain. Give up your nukes, Kim, in return for the riches of the market place. And since modern economics is a zero-sum game (whether you realize it or not), there is only one conclusion to draw: we are going to fund our own increased poverty. We are going to pay someone to go away from our house, by giving them our house. Just like Nixon the Fool did. He gave away our superiority in return for promises that came back to bite us. Want to know the new spelling for how to abandon Taiwan? J A P A N. Now we are looking at an Chinese-Asian behemoth that shows no signs of mellowing, contrary to what all those Harvard-educated twerps told us would happen. They are the real enemy within.
Watch as the South Koreans fawn over their cousins in the North who are supposedly becoming benign. Watch as that 600,000 man ROK Tiger Army melts into the sunset. It’s Homecoming! Watch as the North is built (by us) into another Asian Tiger economy that makes them impregnable to our economic attempts to keep them in line. Watch as Japan becomes even more isolated, as it begins to wonder if the German model is their only option. You know, cuddle up to Moscow and Peking in order to avoid the need to re-militarize in the face of the obvious reality that the Empire won’t pull their chestnuts out again.
I can hear it now. The new Asian theme song, sung by the Peking version of Tokyo Rose and the Choir. ‘Remember, my Samurai friends, it was the Americans that nuked you. Not China’. This new propaganda blizzard will be so easy to confect. And so Asian in flavor. And we’ll eat it. All of it. With chopsticks, no less.
This is reasoning from the standpoint that America must stay the sole imperial power in the world.
But why should it stay that way?
Regarding the USA paying for NK’s rebuild, Trump does not appear to be very keen on that. He’s trying to change existing trade deals into America’s favour, so why would he want to spend that money on NK?
If economics was a zero sum game we would have seven billion people trying to sell stone axes and painted shells to each other, just like we did during the Stone Age.
Always be a psychic and know everything about a freaking NONEXISTENT deal. People are complete jerks when it comes to politics and know EVERYTHING about everything even when there is nothing. I am sick to death of this massive stupidity. THERE WAS NO FRIGGING DEAL. GET OVER IT.
Politics is where you discuss buying a car, the salesman shoots you a price and YOU JUST BOUGHT THE CAR.
I would try and write a parody essay called, Why I Don’t Like Ianto’s Writing, but it would take too long.
WATT: “…modern economics is a zero-sum game (whether you realize it or not), …”
That’s Marxist, even Democratic Party, thinking (that the economic “pie” is fixed) and totally false. Idiotically so. All one need do to see the falsity of this commie view is observe the ever larger trend in money supply; all that growing cash spread thru-out the worldwide economy, with minimal inflation, is lubricating a growing economy. If zero-sum applied we’d see runaway inflation. Capitalism grows the entire pie but doesn’t distribute it equally, but does create more prosperity than any other system in recorded history.
And it is that kind of capitalism, which has been in place far and wide for decades, that has facilitated China’s prosperity. Watt’s view that it is/was the U.S. [especially in ’72] that gave away the goods is simpleminded nonsense.
The Economist magazine’s “Hamburger Index”, or “Big Mac Index,” is an example of one crude measure. A basket of the same goods in different countries should cost about the same, with a hamburger being a proxy for a basket of goods from which exchange rates can be estimated.
Milton Friedman came up with a related concept, the “Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention” — No two countries that had an operating McDonald’s franchise would go to war. For a long time that was true, maybe still is. Like the “Big Mac Index” this is necessarily crude, but illustrative. The point being that economic prosperity involves economic inter-dependency … making going to war way too expensive to be a viable strategy.
We’ve seen China relax its totalitarian stance on a lot — and in direct response to capitalism: When the lease ran out on Hong Kong we observed China adopt the “one nation two systems” policy, with unfettered capitalism in Hong Kong being the new ‘other’ system allowed to flourish. China’s commie leaders are, among other things, pragmatists. Since Hong Kong reverted to China we’ve seen that country’s leadership adapt and adopt and broadly incorporate capitalist principles, methodically (if often enough via incremental strong arm tactics only possible in a totalitarian system).
China, still totalitarian, “gets” economic prosperity/wealth and is adapting to capitalism with vigor. While their military is undoubtedly growing, their pragmatism means that the greater long-term threat from them is economic. Eventually, a billion-person Chinese economy is going to dominate in ways the historically largest economy, the U.S., dominated. We can expect economics to transition China’s dominance in the world economy much the same as the young U.S. eventually took the lead from Great Britain. The long-term threat from China is economic. If there’s warfare with China it will be in the long run as inconsequential as the war of 1812 ultimately was for the U.S.
And rest assured, China is not going to let some fringe neighborhood turf run by a nuclear armed thug gang leader threaten its near- or long-term economic interests in a pointless “gang-war” with any of the other neighbors.
China may let the U.S. disarm that gang and it might do so itself, or team with the U.S., etc., by force or by persuasion. Whatever happens, one thing is clear, the “Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention” is going to prevail in some fashion. Trump’s approach is pushing that along faster & further than has ever occurred since the armistice.
One thing that Ianto missed is that the current environment is not “business as usual.” That is, if “peace” could be easily achieved by two buffoons who are mercilessly and continuously ridiculed by US media—what is going on here?
If a president who were more normal, one who had manners, one who was skilled in the arts of civility, there is a pretty good chance that there would have not been a summit in Singapore, and that there would be no agreement, and the US, thanks to the media, would be whipped into a state of escalating nuclear anxiety.
Don’t forget that the media traffics in fear. Don’t forget the media is more interested in forging narratives than getting around to reporting on truth. The media’s disappointment in the deal was palpable, and it really makes one wonder whose side are they on? Are they on the side of peace and prosperity—not only for us, but for everyone? Modern warfare was an invention of the bankers and investors—of men who had something to gain and were willing to play geopolitics to make it happen. This is “old thinking” and we have to get beyond it. I really believe that Trump is breaking the paradigm, and not only is he breaking it in North Korea, that he is breaking it with China, and it will be broken in the Middle East.
Now China was crucial to the deal in North Korea. They likely played a key role in brokering the arrangement between Kim and Trump. If anyone in the media would care to do some reporting, there is a story there. The other story is what happened to Kim Jung-un. We are used to press reports of him being frog-marched around the Hermit Kingdom, looking like misery itself. Who was in control? Who was really in control?
Even the most jaded observer would have to note Kim’s giddiness leading up to the summit and his comfort level with Trump. One would think that a curious reporter might ask, “What happened?”
Clearly, something happened.
And Trump is spending his time telling the Chinese how clever they were to run rings around the US in trade agreements, the Chinese are very happy that their cleverness and skill are being acknowledged. The US and China are meeting now on an entirely different level, as it the US and Japan. I don’t think that the Chinese can play the “na-na-a-na-na” card with Japanese, as the US has made significant investment in Japan in the post-war era, continuing to the current day. Abe and Trump seem to be very simpatico.
We can’t escape the past, the bad moves made by former presidents, the unfortunate breach of our weapons systems, etc., but we—and others around the world—are trying to overcome it. Things are moving in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is cautiously moving into the twentieth century. There are stirrings in Iran that could mean big things. (Hello? Reporters? Where are you?) And the paradigm has been broken. While people may still laugh at the president and his ice-cream eating habits, he has said that “peace is the prize” and I do believe he means it, not only in North Korea, but worldwide.
Well said, Anon. I think you have assessed it well.
Another thing I count on is the impact of the Church in Korea. Home to the great Pyongyang Revival, sister to many other moves of the Holy Spirit at the same time, including our own Azuza Street Revival, the Kim family were only able to control the population by bastardizing a sort of anti-christ-ian faith in the North. When the descendants of Christians there hear the true Gospel from their cousins in the South, they will recognize it in their bones and souls.
I am not as afraid of nukes as of some more “conventional” types of war that are out there, require few resources and little money, and have been heavily used. Especially after learning how many from the various nuclear “ground zeros” have led long and healthy lives. So I think it is more important that the McDonald’s franchises open in Pyongyang
I think that China’s ingrained totalitarian culture – regardless of how expressed in political ideology – is our most dangerous enemy, and economic impact is the least of it. China’s influence in Silicon Valley and the tech world has birthed and spread many of the markers of Leftist behavior, and is greatly responsible for the silent, persistent encroachments against American liberty that go almost unnoticed because of the polite silence.
I had hoped we would be able to build more friendly ties with Russia to reflect our shared Christian heritages. I still hope that this will happen at some point.
A take on this from another blog is that China is pushing North Korea into the US hug.
The result China wants from the south and north amalgamation is for USA troops to leave Korea.
Stopped reading around the 2nd paragraph. Least you could do is check the wikipedia article on “human waves”.
I think that Lanto is hedging around the real issue perhaps because to say it plainly would set off a tsunami of “politically correct” outrage.
My take is that the Kabbalistic cabal which manipulates money and politics on a World scale with an army of infantile, ambitious egotists installed in positions of influence (‘Masonry) need a ubiquitous state of fear and tension to keep the hoi polloi dumbed down and compliant. They also need a “bulldog state” to impose their mission of conquest. Several have had a “trial session” in the past such as Portugal, Spain, Holland, but the “British Israelites” were apparently the most compliant and served the purpose for several hundred years; only to be largely supplanted by the military and industrial might of the USA in the last century.
The Bolshevik experiments in France, Russia, China, S.E. Asia, Central and Latin America weren’t very successful largely because a people degraded, terrorized and impoverished are not innovative or productive. A new strategy was produced in the “Frankfurt School” which is currently in operation throughout the “Western World”.
Part of the strategy for garnering compliance is the necessary fear of an enemy which is manufactured and spread by the secretocracy. Enter the entirely manufactured “Quartermaster’s Store” known as Israel which is staffed by a largely reliable bunch of ideological narcissists and to whom stolen technology is conveyed and from where it can be “on sold” or distributed according to the desired strategy of the Kabbalistic oligarchy.
This is already too long. Summary: Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump (and all the rest of them) are sock puppets in the same show put on to entertain the masses and fill the pocket of the sideshow owners.