Blind Chinese dissident and artist Chen Guangcheng (shown above) left his home incarceration and, by means miraculous, ended up in the American Embassy in Beijing. His latest movements were to go to hospital accompanied by the American Ambassador.
This is the latest move in the chess game that the U.S. is playing with China, a game calculated to maintain or increase American psychological domination of China.
That America thinks it can dominate China either now or in the future demonstrates just how stupid America is. China is not a Middle Eastern Country run by an Islamic cleric or an easily-manipulated Saudi King. With more than a billion people, China is a civilization that has been in existence for thousands and thousands of years, not a mere couple of centuries which is all American can claim.
China has culture and wisdom where all America can claim is brashness and gross immaturity. America acts first then, as the smoke clears, it tries to assess whether it has gone forward or backwards. China carefully assesses its options, weighs them up, then, with cleverness, decides and moves slowly, constantly reassessing.
That American is interfering in China’s internal affairs is risky and stupid given that China owns most of America!
The other bit of American baiting in the region has to do with the Philippines. Paul Craig Roberts tells us that:
- “Washington has pressured the Philippines, whose government it owns, into conducting joint military exercises in the South China Sea. Washington’s excuse is that China has territorial disputes with the Philippines, Indonesia, and other countries concerning island and sea rights in the South China Sea. Washington asserts that China’s territorial disputes with the like of Indonesia and the Philippines are a matter of United States’ national interests.” Of course, U.S. national interests seem to extend across the whole world.
He goes on to say that:
- “Soon whatever little remains of the US living standard will be sacrificed to Washington’s confrontation with China, along with the seizure of our pensions and personal savings in order to deter “the China threat.”
It is his concluding paragraph that is the cruncher. He says:
- “If only Americans were an intelligent people. Then they might have some prospect of holding on to their incomes, remaining wealth, and liberty. Unfortunately, Americans are so thoroughly plugged into the Matrix that they present as a doomed people, incapable of thought, reason, or ability to comprehend the facts that the rest of the world sees clearly.”
Paul Craig Roberts opines that it won’t come to a nuclear confrontation. I strongly disagree. America showed in Cuba that it is prepared to risk nuclear war.
Like Israel, it believes that ‘Might is Right’ and ‘God is on its Side’ and the ‘Ends always justify the Means.’ The world is full of fools, isn’t it?
My advice: Kiss your children each night!
P.S. Paul Craig Roberts was the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. Excerpts from his article, ‘Brewing a Conflict with China,’ are shown in the second part of this post. Read the whole article by Googling it. It’s excellent!