Why do we not service our own market, which is the largest in the world, with our own homegrown technology and manufacturing? The tariffs levied by the E.U., Japan and China on our goods put us at a great disadvantage. Tariff reciprocity would shake things up quite nicely.
It is worth noting that the SolarWinds software has previously been hacked by a group of hackers, which, according to the White House, had a Russian origin. At the same time, against the backdrop of this scandal, the sales of security software produced by the largest American IT corporations have sharply increased worldwide.
The basis of today’s rapidly evolving governmental and technical society is adaptability. We have little, the Chinese have less. Their monarchical government only allows for the adaptation of ideas which can be easily remolded into old forms.
Dong has allegedly provided the names of Chinese spies working or attending universities in the U.S. He claims that a third of Chinese students in this country are actually PLA assets. To validate his claims, Dong has provided financial records showing which businessmen and public officials have received money from the Chinese Government.
This is the equivalent of the Venetians selling the Ottomans crossbows, Honeywell execs sending military tech to China, or of Israel selling the Red Chinese air-to-air missile tech. It is weakening us, the West, and strengthening our greatest enemy. The UK must be reigned in if it wants to keep its “special” relationship with the US.
Americans should view this development positively. We should be celebrating any effort to roll back or otherwise fight Chinese growth and punish the evil Chinese state. Biden’s Amendment to Trump’s EO and make it harder to invest in Chinese companies is a good start.
A year ago, President Trump was referring to the COVID Virus as “the China Virus” and “the Wuhan Virus”, but China’s President Xi and the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party adamantly denied, denied and denied some more. And rather than following President Trump’s lead and the intelligence on the matter, our mainstream, anti-Trump, Leftist media followed the Chinese propaganda machine.
• If we’re really concerned about COVID and preventing outbreaks of similar viruses in the future, wouldn’t the first step be to conduct a root-cause analysis? And if one were to perform a root-cause analysis on the pandemic, wouldn’t the starting point be to determine COVID’s origins?
The fact that the government handed out hundreds of millions of dollars to CCP companies shows just why you shouldn’t trust the government: it can’t do anything right. The PPP loans were meant to support small, American businesses. That didn’t happen; small businesses have been closing at a rapid clip.
A deep sense of malaise seems to have settled over America. Our politicians, from Biden at the top to lowly state-level bureaucrats like Georgia’s Secretary of State Raffensberger, are corrupt and sneer at us plebes for pointing to their corruption as evidence that they’re not our betters and that China owns America and its politicians. The media lies to us.