By Arnold Ahlert:
It would seem that one of the GOP globalists may have awakened from his self-induced slumber. Sen. Marco Rubio is sounding the alarm about China. “For nearly two decades, the communist Chinese government fooled the world into believing it would eventually embrace international norms,” Rubio warns in a Washington Post op-ed. “By welcoming China into the World Trade Organization in 2001, the United States and other nations hoped it would truly open its economy and markets to foreign companies and, someday, even allow for political liberalization. The hopes were mistaken.”
Those hopes were utterly naive at best — or thoroughly calculated at worst. They are also one of the main reasons Donald Trump is president today. While American voters who put Trump over the top may not be able to fully articulate why they went for a political novice whose mouth is both his biggest asset and his biggest liability, they instinctively knew he was an American Patriot who put his own country first. And they knew that loyalty stood in the sharpest of contrasts with a self-aggrandizing, bicoastal elitist class and their Washington, DC, water-carriers.
These elitists view borders and the nation state per se as anachronistic impediments standing in the way of their efforts to gain historically unprecedented riches and unassailable power.
Rubio later doubled down. “The Chinese effort to supplant America is first deeply rooted in their view of history, that it is their rightful place to be the most powerful nation on earth, and that the last hundred years are an aberration, and so they’re going to set things right,” he stated. “Second, it’s based on frankly suckering the West and America into believing that they are a poor and developing country who just wants to be like us. We’ve made policy decisions for two decades or longer based on that assumption that’s now come back to bite us.”
To further illuminate the seriousness of the threat, Rubio has released an 80-page report, “Made in China 2025: And the Future of American Industry,” which details the efforts of the Communist superpower’s plans to supplant America on the world stage.
How serious? “It’s the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken by any nation ever in every realm,” Rubio stated. “It’s in the fields of commerce, trade, technology. They use our immigration system against us. Academia. They influence media. They have learned how to use the American multinational corporate class to lobby policymakers towards pro-China decisions.”
Use? In the Post, Rubio speaks to the “meaningful structural changes” outlined by Trump that included addressing “forced technology transfers, intellectual-property theft, non-tariff barriers and cybersecurity.” Nonetheless, a CNBC article refers to the forced transfers as “alleged.” The Peterson Institute for International Economics refers to forced transfers and China’s penchant for property theft as an “increasingly accepted narrative in the West, especially in the United States.” Bloomberg News bemoans the possibility that the S&P 500 could have been 11 percent higher “if President Donald Trump hadn’t adopted a protectionist stance on global commerce.” And an article entitled “Beltway Warriors Target China as the Next Global Threat” asserts that “both economic nationalists and security hawks seem to be looking forward to the evolving cold war with China,” even though “China does not seek global domination and has no plans to establish a military presence in America’s sphere of influence in Central and Latin America.”
Really? As far back as 2008, a bipartisan congressional panel issued a report in which they unanimously agreed that China was regularly targeting databases used by the United States government and American defense contractors. In 2013, a 60-page report released by American computer security firm Mandiant revealed that ongoing cyber attacks were being perpetrated against a number of American corporations and government agencies “and that the Chinese Government is aware of them.” Last September, Bloomberg News revealed that China extended Venezuela a $5 billion line of credit. And last week, The Washington Times revealed that “the Beijing-based Chaoji Da Benying, revealed photos of China’s J-20 stealth jet fighter showing what appear to be knockoffs of two American jet fighter technologies.”
The foremost reality check? In 2017, America’s trade deficit with China was $375 billion, something global elitists view with no concern. Yet China’s entire 2018 military budget was $175 billion — meaning one could argue America financed all of it, with $200 billion to spare.
“For a long time, the assumption was that China was the place where cheap stuff would be made, but all the valuable stuff would be developed in America,” Rubio adds. “But they’ve developed the Made in China 2025 plan, which is designed to actually supplant us as the place that makes all of the valuable and higher-end things. So it’s just — not only is it comprehensive, it’s overwhelming all of government, and I think we’ve been late to wake up to it. Frankly, we’re running out of time to address it.”
Does anyone in government remember who they’re dealing with? Last year, more than 3.59 million Chinese enterprises were added to the Communist government’s “trustworthiness blacklist” — as in an all-encompassing social credit system that “assigns both positive and negative scores for individual or corporate behaviour in an attempt to pressure citizens into behaving,” as columnist He Huifeng explains. And an MSNBC article’s headline spells out the currently contemptible dynamic in no uncertain terms. “China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise,” refers to the efforts coordinated between Chinese police and Thermo Fisher, a Massachusetts company.
Thermo Fisher’s response to the exposé? Last Wednesday, the company announced it would no longer sell equipment — solely in the Chinese province where the abuse was taking place.
Thermo Fisher is only one of many Communist China accommodators. Bing provides China with a censored search engine. Google is working on another. Hollywood has long “tailored” its movies to comport with Beijing’s sensibilities. And as a report from the director of National Intelligence states, “China’s intelligence services will exploit the openness of American society, especially academia and the scientific community…”
Why is this allowed to happen? As Rubio explains, many multinational corporations are run by people “just trying to get five years of access to that huge market so they can retire with very valuable stockholdings. Just because they’re headquartered in America doesn’t mean they are American companies acting in the best interest of our nation.”
That’s an egregious understatement. The “citizen of the world” elitists and their useful idiot collaborators in media, academia, Hollywood, and Washington, DC, have made “nationalist” and “patriotism” dirty words in their contemptible effort to obscure the reality that they represent an existential threat to America.
Which is why you either agree with them or you’re a racist, xenophobic “deplorable.”
The effort to divide America by party, race, religion, sex, gender, and class — even if it requires a plethora of hoaxes to do so — is no accident. The highly orchestrated distractions are designed to fatally undermine anything resembling the national cohesion utterly inimical to the globalist agenda. Trump once noted that a “nation without borders is no nation at all.”
So is a nation without Patriots.