The Democrats are the party of China, meaning the Chinese Communist Party, not the Chinese people, who seem to be of little interest to them.
That disinterest includes not just millions of Uyghurs, Tibetans, and Falun Gong practitioners, well known to have faced various forms of extreme malevolence, from concentration camps to forced organ transplants, but just about any citizen of the country who evinces a public inclination for democracy.
The Democrats have been the party of this China for some time, even before the Obama administration when the relationship rose to a new level.
The endless talk of Trump–Russia collusion that began at the end of that administration and went on for three years, that anybody paying attention knew was fallacious from the start, was as an attempt to derail President Donald Trump but also served as an ongoing and, at least partly, deliberate distraction from the real issue at the crux of global politics.
That issue is, of course, the Chinese communists’ desire for world domination, far more threatening than the relatively weak, impecunious, and shrinking (in population) Russia.
Many of us have known or suspected the intimate Democrat–China connection for a long time. Former Vice President Joe Biden all but spelled it out early in the campaign when he informed us “folks” that China “was not the enemy,” before he had to walk it back for appearance’s sake.
Not that that was of much moment to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) who had a Chinese agent as her chauffeur for 20 years and whose husband Richard Blum made a fortune in the People’s Republic. (Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin was their Thanksgiving guest.)
Nor would it have disturbed Michael Bloomberg (D-N.Y., sometimes) who made even more of a fortune, a spectacular one, in fact, from his cooperation and kind words about the Chinese totalitarian regime that allowed him to distribute his real-time stock trading “Bloomberg Boards” throughout the most populous country in the world.
But these famous people are likely just the “tip of the iceberg,” in the words Richard Grenell used on “Hannity” on Dec. 9 to describe the latest Democrat–China scandal.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, Democratic congressman from California’s 15th district, was implicated in a Chinese “honey pot”-style spy situation with one Fang Fang, known locally as Christine Fang, an agent of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS).
Swalwell’s district, as the congressman brags on his own website, has more doctorates than any other district in the United States, underscoring what William F. Buckley said years ago about preferring to be governed by the first 2,000 people in the Boston phone book than by the Harvard professorate.
Swalwell—who never seemed to have met a television camera he didn’t like and is married with two young children—ran for president earlier in 2019 to little avail. He now seems destined for oblivion—we can hope.
But what of the rest of the “iceberg” to which Grenell refers? The FBI, after the presidential election, of course, more of that in a bit, has isolated other Chinese “honey trap” targets among California officials. Apparently the young ladies made the very liberal, tech-heavy Bay Area a territory of special interest.
Grenell, who, it will be remembered, was recently acting director of national intelligence and therefore had access to a great deal of confidential information, had considerably more to say.
“Eric Swalwell did exactly what the Chinese wanted,” he told Sean Hannity. “We need to figure out, are there others? And I can tell you without giving away too much intelligence, this is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the leverage that China is putting on our politicians. There are many, many more.
“There’s a variety of mayors, governors, senior people.”
All of this about clandestine sex?
To some degree, apparently, but there’s something likely more attractive in the long run or, as H.L. Mencken put it, “When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.”
The Chinese have plenty of it and are willing to use it, knowing full well that everyone, well, nearly everyone, has his or her price, even renowned chemistry professors commuting to the Wuhan Institute of Technology, speaking of Harvard.
And speaking of money, we now have the revelation, as if we needed it, again coming after the election, that Hunter and Jim Biden, son and brother of the man the media has dubbed the president-elect, have long been under investigation for tax fraud and money laundering for money paid by the Chinese.
In essence, the Chinese Communist Party is attempting to buy, indeed has bought, a good part of the United States and the rest of the world by any means necessary.
Recently, I was told, they made a $1 billion offer for the port of Genoa, Italy, allegedly because that city is where the new internet cable hub for Europe is being constructed that will control all communications for that continent.
So where have the FBI and the CIA been in all this?
Why have they been so tardy in dribbling out the information, holding as much as they can until after the election, as noted. (We can add the recent revelations about Seth Rich, though not specifically about China, into the tawdry mix of crucial information revealed years late, clearly deliberately.)
It is my best guess that significant parts of the CIA and the FBI have long ago thrown in their lot with China. Whether consciously or unconsciously is hard to say.
Nevertheless, many of them must assume that the Chinese way is the way the world is going and, in some cases, don’t even object, even assist.
In all cases, they, like so many, want to profit by the new order.
Freedom and human rights are so 1776.
John Locke? Who’s he?
Having visited communist countries on several occasions—China at the end of the Gang of Four era (1979), the Soviet Union twice, before and during glasnost, and Cuba—the first thing I noticed, beyond the obvious that you were spied upon everywhere you went, was that communism beat capitalism by a country mile when it came to separating, and keeping separate, the haves from the have-nots.
As Mencken said, “It’s about the money.”
The Chinese have recognized American greed and are exploiting it for their own advantage across the corporate, educational, and media worlds, and the Democratic Party.
They are aided in this by American management consultants such as McKinsey & Company.
Some Republicans, too, are involved. What are the RINOs and Never Trumpers if not willing hostages to the same system, playing along to get along (and get rich)?
This is what has made the election of 2020 the most important ever.
If Joe Biden is inaugurated Jan. 20, we will surely, and maybe not so slowly, become a fiefdom of communist China.
Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJMedia, and now, editor-at-large for The Epoch Times. His most recent books are “The GOAT” (fiction) and “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already” (nonfiction). Find him on Parler @rogerlsimon.
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