Let’s talk about communism and why China is responsible.
Before I start this blog post. I’m going to send out a warning to anyone that reads this: This story is very controversial, very hot button, and very violent. If you are a kid, please have your parent present to oversee your content.
Warning #2: I don’t claim to be an expert, and I don’t expect you to believe me. I am not a conspiracy theorist, and I don’t want you to treat me like one. If you disrespect me. I will do it back.
Let’s start by why I am posting this blog post. There are still people who reject information, regardless of how urgent it really is. There are still people who call videos “bullshit.” Even though these videos are credible people being interviewed. I’ll get to those later.
Oh, and full disclosure (and Warning #3): I voted for both spectrum of the political playing field. I voted for Obama, and I voted for Trump. This article is not about politics, but has components of it. Please leave your political diatribe at the door.
That out of the way: We’re going to start with what is the definition of “Communism.” What is Communism, you ask?
Merriam-Webster (One of the most recognizable dictionaries in the world.)
“a : a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed
b : a theory advocating elimination of private property
a : a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the U.S.S.R.
b : a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production
c : a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably
d : communist systems collectively”
As you can see, while, yes, Communism is a political spectrum… It’s the extreme type. And this is not just limited to the “means of production.” I’m using quotations, because the wording is subjective. When we refer to “means of production,” we’re talking about goods we sell that we produce. Food, Drinks, Electrical equipment, Tools, Cars, Medicine, Drugs, Prescription Drugs, and so on and forth. But, a totalitarian system is where the party suppresses the freedoms of press. We’ll get into this as we go along. This is the crux of the whole article. The current pandemic started around a specific episode.
Let’s go deeper: What is Communist? (Again, Merriam Webster sourced)
“1 : an adherent or advocate of communism
2 capitalized : communard
3 a capitalized : a member of a Communist party or movement
b often capitalized : an adherent or advocate of a Communist government, party, or movement
4 often capitalized : one held to engage in left-wing, subversive, or revolutionary activities”
When you see leftist comments on Twitter/Reddit/Facebook. Refer to that last point on #4. “Revolutionary” is loose, and subjective, so let’s not go crazy here. Revolutions, and revolutionaries are people who change the status quo, or disrupts ideologies, technologies, or products, etc. However, the kind of revolutionaries that this entry is saying is that “revolutionary” types are people who stand against or for a government, regime, or party’s ideals.
Back in 2002, Iraqi revolutionaries stood up against Saddam Hussein by taking down his statue. In that period of time, people were angry at Saddam Hussein’s totalitarian tactics (ahem; gassing the water mains to poison the people of Iraq.) [Source]
What does all this have to do with China? Well, it’s well documented that China is one of those communist countries. This has been known long before the 90’s. China in the 90’s were going through a period of renaissance. However, in the late 2000’s and into the 2010 decade, China has been steadily growing its GDP, and steadily growing it’s grip on their people. All this came to a head in 2019, when China introduced the “2019 Hong Kong extradition bill” (Also known as the “Fugitive Offenders” bill.) [There are a lot of sources in the Wikipedia link, but I’m going to source only one in this area.]
Shortly after the Fugitive Offenders bill was introduced, the people of Hong Kong staged a protest. A lot of people marched the streets with anger, which turned vicious, and deadly. Gas was thrown, gunshots were made, and more violence was had. It was chaos. [Wikipedia entry; there are many sources there, but I’ll source one here. Keep in mind, this is still on-going.]
[At the 7:22 mark, you’ll learn what happened in the aftermath of one of the protests.]
At this point, the world reacted. However, let’s backtrack a little bit here: Over the years, NBA has been growing in popularity in China. The NBA, even created a specific store [Source] in China — to extrapolate money from the Chinese fans. (Of course, corporations are looking to make money in China.)
However, during the protests, Daryl Morey had words for China in a tweet that hurt relations between NBA, and China. [2nd Source] Lebron James had a lot to say about China. [Source] The aftermath meant that China cut most, if not all ties with the NBA. [Source] You think that’s it? Nope. Some NBA players tested positive for COVID19. [List of players.] Furthermore, one of their players’ mother died. [Source]
While not ruled relevant to the above stories, but I’ll bring it up: Kobe Bryant died on January 2020. [Wikipedia entry]
In the eSports world, a Hearthstone pro player was doing an interview on a livestream at Blizzard’s Hearthstone tournament and remarked “Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our times.” [Wikipedia entry]
Are you starting to get the picture, yet? No? Okay. Let’s go deeper.
Long before the protests began, there has been reports of whistleblowers trying to warn people about China’s totalitarian attitudes. And shortly after the Coronavirus was known, many wistleblowers were silenced. [List of events surrounding whistleblowers. More, and more cases of silence has been recorded.] Shortly thereafter, China expelled journalists from U.S. stationed in China. [Source/2nd Source] They accused, and blamed U.S. for prejudice. [Source]
This would be the perfect time to use videos to help along this article:
Do not sleep on this interview. This guy warned Trump before he resigned, and retired from his Air Force post. I would trust this interview for more reasons than just his position. He visited China, learned how China operates, and learned why he doesn’t trust anything out of China. Thing is, though, I knew China is a communist country. However, I did not realize just how extreme their totalitarian attitude(s) were. I would expect North Korea to be this extreme.
Let’s backtrack, here again. Because when Trump was elected president, he started trade wars with many countries. One of them was China, because they are the major producer of most of the goods that we get here in U.S. You see that phone on your hand? I’m not sure which one it is, but I am going to assume that you have either an iPhone, or an Android phone. China built those materials, China built those chips, China built most of the parts that are on your phones. Whichever it may be. You see that TV in your room? China made it. You see that pill that you swallow every day? China made them.
We’ve all become reliant on China.
China is now worth 99 Trillion Yuan (CNY), their GDP is now $13T USD. They have enough money to throw around to do whatever they wish. We’re now 2nd place to China with $99 Trillion, with a GDP of $130 Trillion. Now, that sounds backwards, but you need to consider dollar conversions.
At the end of the day, China caused a mini-market crash. We’re not in the middle of a recession. I mean, to really have a recession, you’d have to have a country-wide freeze of spending. We’re not freezing spending, we’re buying more. We’re actually saying to anyone who wants to freeze our economy by a pandemic no less… That we’re not going to let you disrupt our way of life! We’ll have our own recession at our own whim, NOT YOU. There is not less demand for products and services. No. It’s the opposite!
Now, I digress. I understand that people are out of jobs, I understand that people’s paychecks have been halved in half, and I realize people have been laid off, and so on. What have you. That’s where our economy has been hit. But we didn’t prepare ourselves enough for an event like this.
Back to China: Before Trump was elected to his presidency, the democrats wanted a war with Russia, because of their rogue operations. They were accused of meddling with our elections, they were accused of hacking our voting machines, and so on and forth. They’re not just attacking the elections, they’re attacking us with disinformation trolling on Facebook, Twitter, or any other Social Media website to divide the country into two camps (or three, or four, I’m losing track, really.) Trump went after North Korea, but did not realize that they angered a sleeping enemy — whom has been stockpiling their cash reserves to hurt our way of life (China). This is because, back in 1999, Trump has been keeping tabs on North Korea’s antics…
Trump has been planning his presidency for as long as he has been on TV. This was no accident that he’s keeping to his old plans, and executing them. But, Trump made a historic visit to North Korea to strengthen the relations with Kim Jong…
Keep in mind, no other sitting U.S. President has done this. [Source]
Now, I disagree with some of the notions spoken by Gordon Chang, but at least I can listen, and understand the logic. Furthermore, if you want to learn how a former Fed member thinks of the magnitude of what we’re experiencing now, and why China needs to be held accountable (which she also sets up a timeline like I just did, just now…)
And here is another big interview that needs to be watched… (I disagree with some parts, but I digress…)
‘Till next time, stay safe, everyone!