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Cadence Column: Asia, February 4, 2019


Cadence

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The PDT Symphony Asian Mad Scientist Theorem is hard at work—that history unfolds as if a mythical mad scientist has finished societal experimentation on North Korea and has now decided to implement the same principles in China, this time with a seemingly faster canter toward communist calamity. Rather than nukes, China makes noises of sinking US aircraft carriers and invading Taiwan.

The theorem is not truth, but it helps to accurately anticipate how history will unfold, and anticipate it has. It foretold that the mythical “miracle of China” would be exposed for the myth it always was.

The so-called “China miracle” seduced too many. There was no miracle happening inside China. There was no invention, no innovation, no new ideas. Even China’s socioeconomic framework was reverse-engineered from Russian Marxism. Now, government requires itself to be the head of even religion; an Atheist government wants to define the truth for a religion that believes in a God that the government does not. How can that not be a course for calamity?

China gained its money, not from its own human ingenuity—since the Confucian education culture purges all ingenuity inclinations. No, the money came from Americans who would drive half a dollar’s distance in gasoline to save a nickel—thinking that this made sense. It didn’t make sense, it didn’t save cents, but it did make dollars for China. But, now, those dollars are all gone—the dollars China believed in, and the dollars that made Western saps believe in China. The “miracle” was never from China, but from the United States’ innovative, free-thinking, God-fearing economy.

China continues to grab for power—not because it feels powerful. While its economy and international respect have taken a nosedive, China is all the more adamant about “reclaiming” what is China’s ostensibly by rite. The looming invasion of Taiwan won’t happen because China believes it is economically strong enough to win, but that reclaiming Taiwan would solve all other problems to make China economically strong again. China believes China is a poor nation only because it hasn’t yet “retaken” more control of more lands, such as Taiwan—an island that the Communist Party never once controlled.

Even King Belshazzar feared the writing on the wall without understanding it. But, Western saps didn’t fear the writing written in their own economic language. Now, three Canadians are shocked and caught off guard. They should have known better than to put themselves in such peril during our dangerous times. So should the coupon clippers in America’s consumer base have known better. So should the American companies about to watch their investments get “appropriated” have known better.

And, China should have known such a trade war was coming. Lack of reciprocity started the Opium Wars. China should have researched America’s history books for the phrase “Indian giver”, which often described America’s government much more than it described America’s Natives. China should have known that American consumers would respond in wrath when their jobs had been exported from their homes and imported into a country that prohibits free speech and religion. China should have known that a trade war was in the making from the first day that American manufacturers outsourced their labor to the Chinese.

But, the Americans never told China because the Americans were too consumed with their own consumerism.

The obvious has been ignored. Now, the inevitable results are playing out. Whatever course history takes, the results must run their course, but we know it won’t be pretty, not for a while anyway. But, of all the things it never was, it was always foreseeable to those who wanted to look at what was right in front of them.

It takes two to start a war, so everyone should have known the war that was starting because everyone was starting it long, long ago.

Taiwan

Taiwan takes dig at China’s lack of democracy in new year message | Yahoo – Reuters

Missiles a priority, Tsai tells ministry | Taipei Times

US, other allies advocate WHO inclusion | Taipei Times

Dreaming of Taiwan’s return: Chinese President Xi and the story of Hong Kong’s ‘great success’ | Hong Kong Free Press

Invade Taiwan or Sink Two 2 U.S. Aircraft Carriers? This Chinese Admiral Seems to Like Those Ideas. | National Interest

Evers, Foxconn say Wisconsin project moving forward | WMTV NBC15

Foxconn, Wisconsin leader say project moving ahead | Taipei Times

Military

Is China Really Building Two Stealth Bombers? | National Interest

The Marine Corps Might Have a New Way to Kill Chinese Warships (Thanks to the F-35) | National Interest

Ballistic missile can hit moving ships, China says, but experts remain skeptical | CNN

China naval gun ready for warfare by 2025: US intelligence | CNBC

US F35 fighter jets will only fly for a QUARTER of expected life because of ‘structural issues’ | Daily Mail

China v US

Americans Misunderstand China’s Ambitions for ‘Renewal’ | The Atlantic

US files charges against China’s Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou | BBC News

China’s Huawei Technologies accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets | ABC News

US arrests ‘birth tourism’ operators linked to China | CNN

US intelligence warns China using student spies to steal secrets | CNN

Source: Pacific Daily Times
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One thought on “Cadence Column: Asia, February 4, 2019

  1. Well said. Thank you for an honest account of the situation.

    Like

    Posted by John Frymire | February 6, 2019, 12:27 am

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