Electing Biden Would Cede the World to China

May 14, 2020 Updated: May 17, 2020

Commentary

It might seem overheated to say electing Joe Biden would turn the world over to communist China, but is it?

We already know that as recently as a year ago, the former vice president dismissed any Chinese threat, informing an Iowa gathering, “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man.”

Since then, via the CCP virus, not only has China eaten our lunch, they have eaten our dinner and breakfast as well, sent thousands of our citizens across the River Styx, and left our once-stellar national economy in tatters, with millions unemployed.

Our children might not even be going to school next year.

“They can’t even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the east, I mean the west,” Biden bumbled on at the same event. “They can’t figure out how they’re going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system.”

But Biden had. He realized an elementary truth about communism as practiced in China, Russia, or wherever it takes power—it exists on corruption. Corruption was and is one of the motors of communist—indeed all totalitarian—societies, second only to nepotism.

Biden already knew this (who wouldn’t?) in 2014, when he flew to Beijing on Air Force Two accompanied by his crack-loving, womanizing son Hunter, of Burisma fame. We don’t know much of what happened between China and the United States on that trip, but Hunter returned with a $1.5 billion investment for BHR Equity Investment Fund Management.

That company was founded only a year earlier, and Hunter was listed on the website as a director, next to his photograph. The latter was, not surprisingly, almost immediately removed because of what we call these days poor “optics.”

It was a similar impulse that led Biden to reverse, at least on the surface, the view of China he proclaimed in Iowa a year ago—optics again.

And speaking of, yet again, optics, he definitely had to pull back on calling Trump a “racist” and a “xenophobe” for shutting down flights to the United States from China.

That became especially true as it grew clear the degree to which the CCP had lied about the virus, locking things down in China at the same time as they were shunting people off to the rest of the world, while claiming human-to-human contact wasn’t dangerous.

Poor Biden. What’s a poor fella to do? And now he’s accused of “unmasking” that creep Mike Flynn who had the temerity to criticize the Iran Deal, that great feather in the cap of the Obama-Biden administration.

And then there’s that nasty John Durham. What’s he got up his sleeve? No doubt whatever it is will appear magically as some convenient “October surprise.”

It’s almost as if Biden should tell the Democrats to postpone the election because of the virus, or resign so they can find a replacement.

But he could still win… and that’s the problem.

Because if he does, rollback to that 2014 trip with his son. What went on? Well, we don’t know, but we can bet the Chinese do and also bet it’s on a hard drive somewhere—probably more than one.

It’s not hard to imagine what would transpire if Biden were elected, even if there’s nothing on that hard drive or it’s been erased (neither are likely). Biden’s the guy who wanted to go along with the communist Chinese in the first place.

“China’s going to eat our lunch? Come on, man.”

Let’s do business with them again. Forget about that “decoupling” stuff. Their penicillin’s just as good as ours, better maybe, and cheaper. Why should our great thinkers waste their time manufacturing computer chips 24/7? They should be creating. Who cares if the Chinese rip off an idea or two? There are more to come.

And soon enough, we’re back where we were. Actually further along. We’re manufacturing for them, doing their bidding, just like the rest of the world.

One of Japan’s leaders put it this way during Japan’s heyday: “America will be our farm, and Europe our boutique.”

That didn’t last long. But with China, with Biden’s acquiescence, it would. It would go further.

Communism’s not so bad, is it? Maybe we should try it ourselves, just the best parts, you understand. Nothing violent. None of that Tiananmen stuff.

But that “social credit” system seems to work. The people like it. It’s kind of a game.

Well, not fun for everybody, but you know what I mean.

The truth is, if we elect Biden, China will deserve to take over. We will have been that stupid.

Roger L. Simon—The Epoch Times’ senior political columnist—is also an award-winning novelist, an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, and the co-founder of PJ Media. He tweets @rogerlsimon.

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