Bloomberg warns against Global recession because of HK – it’s worth the price to deal a death blow to Beijing

Harvard University economist Carmen Reinhart says the HK situation could lead to a global recession – the world needs to pull together, and for a few dollars more, eradicate Chinese Communist rule and Beijing’s infamy.

People just don’t get it. And Bloomberg is right there to keep warning us how important China is, how wrong the US is to confront, how much trouble is caused by not playing along with China. Michael’s head is so far up Uncle Xi’s butt, he hasn’t seen daylight for years.

There will undoubtedly be changes in the world as a result of the collapse of the Chinese Communist totalitarian regime, which has been built on the backs of the Chinese people and their freedom, and on the necks of all the countries who have been extorted, blackmailed, threatened and raped by Beijing over the years, including Taiwan, and including Hong Kong (supposedly having its own “system” but in reality, Beijing threw away the handover agreement with the UK long ago), and the U.S., which has had atleast a $400 billion trade deficit with the world’s most blocked economy by the world’s worst dictatorship.

Yet confronting the growing evil that is now the Chinese Communist Party and its newest god, the Emperor Xi, the Great Panda is essential to protecting freedom throughout the world. Price to pay? Cheap, often fake goods, Trojan horses, backdoors, extortion, blackmail, surrender to Beijing’s “socialism with Chinese Characteristics”, which basically means unfree dictatorship.

As reviled as Trump is, he is the first US President since Nixon opened up to China, aside from Reagan, who confronted China. Obama pretended to, and instead, by dancing away from confrontation, actually achieved the opposite, and encourage Xi to become bolder and more aggressive, since Xi realized Obama would never follow through on anything, his “pivot” to Asia, becoming a “pirouette”, confrontation fizzling out amidst appeasement with a quiet whimper. Russia, Iran, North Korea were also encouraged.

We will all pay more for goods? Too freaking bad. That is often the price of freedom. The world, beset by greed and hesitation, has been unequipped to deal with the likes of Communist China’s brand of evil, a virus which has grown stronger every day. To cure ourselves will be painful, but necessary. Absolutely necessary. For those who whine, pull up your damn pants or pantyhose or whatever, and stop complaining. Just get to work. Recession this.

The New Antisemitic Democratic Party – It is the Hypocrisy Party now.

Well, a dozen Democratic Party congresspeople in the US (including two Jews), have decided to try to censure Israel, never having done so to Hamas for murdering Jews, because Israel refused to allow a visit by Oman and Tlaib, two supporters of Palestinians and BDS. They are two of the most vitriolic, brazen and unrepentant Antisemites in the US Congress, issuing daily criticism of Jews and Israel with the same old centuries old tropes which preceded the Holocaust, have never died down in Europe, and are daily fare in Iran, the West Bank and Gaza. Oman and Tlaib set up Israel with a fake trip designed to attack Israel, support BDS (which is against Israeli law) and rather than meet with any Israeli government representatives for a dialogue, was designed to visit only Palestinians. Consequently, they were barred by Israel.

Barring these Antisemitic reprobates was more than fully justified. Their vitriol and hatred of Israel knows no measures, their constant diatribes against Israel have betrayed their rabid racism against Jews, and they have no place in Congress. They should have been censured themselves, and strongly. Where are the investigations into their antisemitic activities? Their contacts with known terrorist organizations?

What’s worse, their positions have been adopted by some of the Democratic Party candidates for President who have vowed to cut off all aid and military support of our primary ally in the Middle East, Israel, and have sworn to support the terrorists running the Palestinian government.

Could the Democratic Party be any more bizarre and disturbed than it is?  A blatantly Antisemitic political party which complains about “white supremacy” and constantly accuses the President of being a racist? Is there any greater hypocrisy? What is wrong with this party? The further to the left it has drifted, driven there by President Obama, the more fascist it has begun to look, and now we are seeing signs of the racism and hatred of Jews which has characterized many previous fascist movements.

It is essential these congresspeople get a grip on themselves and realize what idiocy they are speaking. They are adamantly supporting two Holocaust deniers who have been barred from entering Israel for violating Israeli law  barring anyone who support BDS from entering Israel. If the Democratic Party wants to get elected, it should be seriously worried about being seen as supporting Iran, Hamas, the PLO, China, Venezuela and other US enemies, as well as some of the other hateful positions put forth by AOC and her “squad” of racists.

Happy Birthday, America

Happy Independence Day.

Today, July 4th, our great country’s birthday, was in large part created by the words of Thomas Jefferson, who later became 3rd President of the United States. He said “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These words have guided our nation for over 240 years, leading us towards a more perfect democracy and freedom. The U.S. has stood for so long as a beacon of liberty to the world, and woe to those who would deny liberty.

There are those among us in the U.S. today who are trying mightily to destroy whatever history the United States has, to rewrite it, pervert it, throw down our heroes and establish a terrible rule of fascism and political correctness that threatens those very words. I reject those who unfairly and errantly view those great leaders, like Thomas Jefferson, who lived hundreds of years ago by the standards we see today, which in very large part arose over the course of two hundred years from the very foundation created by Jefferson, among others, for their right to pursue those liberties in the first place. It is not only ironic, but it is hypocritical in the extreme.

I am certain there are those who will say I must be a racist because I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick narrative of despising his flag and his country, and those of his supporters. I also reject this label, a popular way of using race to taint any argument with which they disagree. I have never been and will never be a racist, and anyone, of any color or creed, or race or religion who know me know that is true. I love my country, the nation to which my ancestors fled in the midst of an earlier genocide against them, and they fled to pursue “Life, Liberty and …Happiness”. They struggled and strove and a few generations later their progeny succeeded in realizing that dream. The hatred we see by some today against tradition and history is a very common theme in fascism, where destroying history is one of the first steps in imposing properspeech, properthink, properact. We are midway through 2019 and I wake up every day and find we seem to be stuck in 1984. (by way of example, I will never purchase another Nike product until the company apologizes to America for refusing to use Betsy Ross’s flag on this very important day in our Nation’s history, because Colin, an idiot, finds it objectionable).

God Bless America, the greatest nation on Earth (despite what the twisted NYTimes thinks).

And God bless Israel and Taiwan, two democracies and free nations that also stand as beacons in their regions of liberty and justice, despite enemies that would destroy them because of those very achievements.

Papal Appeasement of Beijing Can Only Lead to the End of Another Religion, Considering the Fate of Tibet

The Pope may figure that 2,000 years of Catholicism can stand against any threat, but Papal appeasement of Communist China this week is a very slippery slope against a ruthless, officially atheist regime in a culture that has 5,000 years of imperial history and intrigue, and strategic planning that covers centuries, not years or even decades. China wrote the book on war and such strategies 500 years before Christianity even existed. Yet this week, the Pope actually allowed Beijing a say in the appointment of bishops to its Communist Party Patriotic Catholic Church, an irony itself considering the Party is officially atheist, and in doing so implicitly approved of the existence of this alternate Catholic universe for tens of millions of Chinese Catholics, who may now feel the Pope threw them under the bus. Atheism hasn’t stopped the Party before from destroying a religion.

In Monday’s Taipei Times, Page 6, October 1, 2018 in an editorial by John J. Tkacik entitled “The Vatican’s ‘provisional accord’ with Beijing”, there are 4 pages and yet the article not nearly captures the alarm I have for these developments. One need only look at Tibet to see how well Beijing plays with religions within its reach. I think recalling the sordid history of Beijing’s kidnapping and rape of the Tibetan religion is warranted to demonstrate Beijing’s nefarious intentions. Why does no one raise this issue to sound the clarion of the danger to any religion, and any sovereign nation within Beijing’s sights?

For those who have forgotten or do not know, in Tibetan Buddhism, when the Dalai Lama dies, the Panchen Lama is the one who finds the reincarnated soul of the Dalai Lama in a Tibetan child, who then become the Dalai Lama, educated and mentored by the Panchen Lama.

When the Panchen Lama dies, it is the Dalai Lama who finds his reincarnated soul in a child in Tibet, and that child becomes the next Panchen Lama.

When China crushed Tibet, just before the Dalai Lama and his administration left Tibet, Beijing understood that if they controlled the Panchen Lama, they would control Tibetan Buddhism, including the appointment of the next Dalai Lama. So, Beijing first poisoned the sitting Panchen Lama in 1989, just before the Tiananmen incident. At the time, the head of the Tibetan region was Hu Jintao, whom you might recall later became the President and leader of China until Xi replaced him.

Once the Panchen Lama was killed, the Dalai Lama was forced to find the new Panchen Lama reincarnated in a child, and did so, finding a child in the hinterlands, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, when he was 6 years old. Shortly thereafter, the child Panchen Lama, 6 years old, was kidnapped by Beijing, and he has not been seen since. Beijing often says he is happily living with his family in a secret place, but since he has never been seen again, it is reasonable to assume Beijing murdered the child and his family. The Dalai Lama indicated he had information that the real Panchen Lama is still alive, but has not given more specific information.

But that was not the end of the story. Beijing thereafter appointed their own Communist Party Panchen Lama, and that person has now served as fake Panchen Lama for twenty years. Since the Panchen Lama chooses the next Dalai Lama, you can see that Beijing will have a Communist Party fake Panchen Lama appoint a Communist Party fake Dalai Lama, ending Tibetan Buddhism. Thus Communist China has waited these 29 years so far for the Dalai Lama to die, so they can completely rule Tibetan Buddhism, making it essentially like the Patriotic Catholic Church, a Communist Party church. How moronic is it to have an official Communist Party Church in a country that is officially atheist?

The U.N. has stood silently by as there have been calls since 1959 to stop the genocide in Tibet. Beijing has sent millions of Han Chinese there to carry out eugenics to dilute Tibetan culture, and has kidnapped the chain of command for the Tibetan religion. When the Dalai Lama dies, Tibetan culture will die with him.

Knowing this, why would the Pope believe China has any intention whatsoever of allowing a freer Catholic church? Every Bishop appointed by Beijing is a Trojan Horse, because technically each can become a Cardinal, and a Cardinal can become Pope. With the blackmail, extortion and bribery that is Beijing’s typical means of working with anyone, it is easy to see how the Pope may have inadvertently killed the Church. China can wait many, many years to kill an institution that constitutes a threat to it – China invaded Tibet in 1959, 59 years ago, and has unfolded its plan to kill off the Tibetan religion by kidnapping it.

Good luck to the Vatican. Appeasement of China is basically the same as gaining permission to die.

Bloomberg’s latest anti-Israel editorial is not only surprising, it is inane – Bloomberg says Israel is 100% responsible for the plight of Palestinians, not Hamas, not the PLO, not Abbas

Don’t look for the words Hamas, PLO or Abbas in the latest anti-Israel editorial offered by Bloomberg in the August 21, 2018 edition of the Taipei Times on P.9 entitled “The Palestinians cannot keep living under Israeli apartheid” penned by Hussein Ibish.

How is it possible to write a 3 page article about the “Palestinians'” misery and not mention the word “Hamas” or the term “PLO” or the name “Abbas”, lingering President of the PLO since 2005 (is there an election in sight)? The “Palestinians” are under the heel of those organizations and that man, not Israel. Israel affords more rights to its Arab citizens than most other Arab countries afford their own citizens. Tens of billions of dollars of aid to the Palestinians are wasted each year on terrorism, bombs, tunnels, brainwashing and corruption, and not to schools, hospitals, education and the betterment of the “Palestinian” people. Hamas and the PLO are dedicated to keeping the “Palestinian” people poor and wretched so that someone can write an article like this. In Bloomberg no less. What a travesty.

Golda Meir, President of Israel said 60 years ago “Peace? We will have no peace with the Arabs until they love their children more than they hate us.” Until they educate their children to be better and stop teaching them to hate Jews, the ultimate racism and Antisemitism in the world, there will be no solution. Israel’s motto is Never Again and it means Never. Ever. Surrounding nations should look to Israel as an example of how to have a successful democratic country in the midst of a sea of tyranny. Israel took a desert and turned it into an oasis. The Palestinians took an oasis and turned it into a desert, and now weep for living in a desert – like a child who murdered his parents and throws himself on the mercy of the Court as an orphan, seeking sympathy. The path to peace runs through Gaza and the PLO, not through Jerusalem. There is no negotiating peace with people who do not want peace, only genocide against the Jews once more. Israel, like Taiwan, is a unique nation, in Israel’s case fighting alone against a sea of racism, and in the case of Taiwan, against international greed and addiction for Chinese lucre. Great people and great ideas persist in the midst of adversity. Israel and Taiwan will prevail.

The fact Mr. Ibish’s article argues for Israel to be prevented from being a Jewish state (among a surrounding and nearby 24 nations which are Islamic states or Arab states where Jews are not welcome) is telling. This is another stab at destroying Israel, with immigration if necessary. The problem of the “Palestinians” is not Israel, it is Hamas and the PLO, both corrupt, both happiest when the people are the most pathetic, their “governments” are oppressive, there are no human rights, no women’s rights, no freedom, no due process (due process in Gaza means summary execution at the pleasure and fiat of Hamas leadership) and no accountability (and oddly no mention of either of them in this 3 page article). Abbas was “elected” in 2005 and he is still in power after 13 years and the people have not benefited one single bit in all that time. When the PLO and Hamas are thrown out of governing the people, there will be hope for a future. As long as the world, the U.N. especially, and anyone who wishes to destroy the notion of a Jewish state continue to support the “Palestinians” as cannon fodder, there will be no peace. Israel is a tiny Jewish state in its historical homeland of more than 3,000 years, the one place in the world Jews can be safe. That will never change again. Never. Ever.

America is and has always been and must be the leader of the free world – CNN’s (and its silly compadres’) opinion to the contrary says more about CNN than Donald Trump

The left in America for the past two years has been in mourning, so much so, that they hate America for their having lost the election. And now, as though “liberal” media has not embarrassed itself enough, they have declared that the U.S. is no longer the leader of the free world (n.b., these same news organizations declared Obama the leader of the free world before he even took office though he turned out to be the lapdog of the free world instead).

CNN and other news organizations have declared Angela Merkel or Emmanuel Macron leader of the free world. To carry this joke to its logical end, that would mean that the leader of the free world is in bed with China, dancing to China’s tune, like a puppet on a string. It also means this: can you imagine any country in the world, any single country saying the following: “Our democracy is under assault from dictators, from Russia and China, we need to be protected. God bless Emmanuel Macron! France will protect us,” Or saying “we need protection from attack by North Korea or Iran or Russia or China – thank God for Angela Merkel – Germany will save us”?

Ha ha ha ha ha. Imagine that. Germany and France cannot even protect themselves without the U.S., let alone protect anyone else.

The leader of the free world will always be the United States, and the current president, while certainly a dull tool, has had more courage in two years than President Obama has had his entire life. Yet Obama received the Nobel Prize before he began his administration, and was loved by Europeans because he was soft, and cuddly, and liberal, and a wuss. Europe just loves American presidents who are obedient and weak, because then the French and German leaders can strut around and pretend they are leaders, though at the first sign of conflict they will run behind the U.S. President and hide, and cry out “Appease, appease!”

Our nation is sick, mostly because the Great Divider Obama created a schism that will take a decade to repair. Obama set everyone against each other, poor against rich, black against white, Democrat against Republican, Muslim against everyone, women against men, companies against people, and the list goes on and on. For all of his erudite accolades, Obama did nothing more than leave the nation crippled and wounded and in chaos, so much so that his minions cannot to this day accept the fact that the country threw his party the hell out of office. Obama’s eight feckless years gave birth to Trump’s presidency.

America is, and always has been the leader of the free world. No other nation can alone keep the forces of evil at bay, and the free world safe from harm from the likes of China, Russia, Iran, North Korea and a host of other evildoers, and no other nation on Earth has the will to do so.

We live in a day when liberals, progressives, socialists, communists and other members of the Democratic party live without mirrors unable to see their own folly and injustice, practice hypocrisy and have been lobotomized by President Obama’s political correctness and divisive politics. Only when the left rejoins the United States can we move ahead with the greatness that is America and the great work yet to be done to preserve democracy and fight against the forces of tyranny.

Google searches only what the liberal media produces. CNN does not have the power to declare who is and is not the leader of the free world. That fact, that leadership, despite the temporary insanity of those few rabid voices, comes from the actions and power of the United States, and we remain true and brave and free and strong and democratic against a tide of injustice, hegemony, propaganda, extortion and bullying. All we can say is thank goodness America is still America in the face of such evil.

A Reply to “Walter Lohman on Taiwan: A free-market approach to US-China trade troubles”

Walter Lohman has always been supportive of Taiwan. I’ve usually enjoyed that. Consequently, his article in the Taipei Times on Monday, July 23, 2018 entitled Walter Lohman on Taiwan: A free-market approach to US-China trade troubles was shockingly apologetic for Communist China (almost appalling). Here are my comments on the article.

“There is another way to approach China” – anytime you see this it means this: kowtow, kowtow, kowtow to get China to throw some scraps. First, China=the Chinese Communist Party, which has absolute power conferred on the Emperor Xi. Secondly, I don’t care how many technical geopolitical economic arguments you make, it boils down to “don’t antagonize China”. Well. My response to that is kowtow this, China. Make my day. Really.

“Its first rule is “economics is economics and politics are something else.” In the relationship with China, the US has to keep these separate. It cannot be naive. ” What the hell? Everything involving Communist China is political, everything, including whether US airlines say “Taiwan, China” or “Taiwan”. Political correctness is hopefully out the window now that feckless Obama is history. To say that economics and politics must be kept separate when dealing with China is naive, not the other way around, principally because every single thing China does is political, especially economics. See, e.g., One Belt One Road (One Noose One Way) a Chinese Communist Party Trojan horse to control as many nations along the way as possible, for political-economic reasons. Money is China’s bait. Everything is political.

“Still, these differences need not interfere with the way the US conducts its economic relationship with China”. Awww…poor little China, upset by US pressure. Now, who is being naive? “Need not interfere” – I believe just the opposite, it is absolutely necessary, nothing could be more important than to bring total and complete pressure to bear until China begs for relief.

“No, the Chinese state-led capitalism does not lend itself to a similar firewall. But the US need not become more like China in order to secure its interests.” What?!! Are you kidding? It’s okay for China to mix politics and economics, but not the US? Really? We should be nice and polite to China? [head shaking, laughing, eye rolling]. What a joke. It is because China plays this game 24/7 that the US must be vigilant, and relentless.

“The second rule is “it is better to open markets than to close them.” If the US has a problem with market access in China, it should put them on the table, and use the leverage of its market to address them, not close its market with unilateral tariffs”. Ha ha ha. Right. Put them on the table….for how many years? Ten, twenty, thirty? Screw that. Full speed ahead, maximum pressure, make China feel the pain. Let them know how no matter how proud they are, they need the US so much more than the US needs them. Previous administrations tip-toed. Now it is time to employ the heavy boot.

And Lohman says this in response to what I just said – “Critics will say this has been tried and failed, and there is some truth to this. The Chinese repeat many of the same promises and never deliver. However, there has been incremental progress, in financial services, for example. Is it sufficient? No. But if the US is not seriously talking to them, it is difficult to shape outcomes.” Are you freaking kidding me? Not serious? Oh, yeah, it’s the fault of the US. What planet are you from? You admit China is playing games, but we should not respond forcefully? Yeah, let’s keep doing the same stupid things over and over and over. Yeah. Like Beijing was ever afraid of Obama for one second. Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Okay, halfway through the article, the theme is this: “Please, please, please, please don’t affect business between the US and China. Please, please, please.” This is why people like Mr. Lohman and organizations like the Chamber of Commerce cannot make policy, especially on bended knee.

“The third rule is “when bilateral talks fail, go multilateral.”” Ha ha ha ha ha. Okay, hard to breathe after ten minutes of hysterical laughter. Are you kidding me? Depend on the WTO? Depend on the EU? Really? After we pulled the plug on Iran, who was the first guy on a plane to Teheran from Paris to make sure the business deals were still in place? There is no help, there is no cavalry, there are no joint efforts, there is nothing but American resolve. That’s it.

“First, we have to acknowledge one uncomfortable fact. Not all the American companies who have given their technology to the Chinese are innocent victims. Joint ventures are more than Chinese schemes to bilk foreign companies. For some American companies sharing technology with their partners was part of their business plans.” OMG. That statement is totally la di sai (B.S.) Totally. China is one of the few countries in the world that makes divulging trade secrets a cost of doing business in China. It is heinous, and there is a high price of doing business in China. It is despicable and nothing about China is an “open market”. It is a honey pot.

“Second, we have to put China’s abuses in some context. The US Chamber of Commerce’s International IP Index ranks China 25th out of 50 countries in terms of IP protection and enforcement. Granted, what China does on these issues is more consequential than some of the countries, like Russia and Thailand, that it outperforms. But its middling ranking is a good indication that the problem is not as dramatic as it is portrayed, and therefore subject to resolution.” Again. OMG. How do you spell A-P-O-L-O-G-I-S-T? 25th out of 50 countries? American Chamber of Commerce a/k/a “Do Business Anywhere No Matter How Evil, Let’s Make a Deal”? That Chamber of Commerce? Give me a break. Does Lohman actually believe these are rational excuses for evil?

“It is worth taking another look at this judgement. The EU has also filed a case, yet its case is broader, and it managed to pursue it without resort to unilateral sanctions.” Geez. I hope you are not suggesting the US should be more like the EU, where fecklessness is a Unionwide policy. Don’t offer the EU as an example of what the US should do. Ever. We are not them. We had 8 years of Obamunism and Oppeasement, we don’t need any more of that crap.

“Fourth, when it comes to cyber-espionage the US is well within its right to retaliate against the Chinese companies that perpetrate the theft and/or benefit from it. It should single out these entities and impose appropriate penalties on them.” I’m sorry, are you actually suggesting that all of that is not at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party? Really? Who is being naive now?

“Finally, the administration has to be clear and consistent that addressing Chinese IP abuses is its aim, not paring back Chinese industrial policy — which is unrealistic in any regard — or negotiating transactional arrangements designed to reduce the trade deficit — which is also unrealistic. If talks have any prospect of succeeding, they must narrow in on the matter at hand and set specific, detailed expectations.” What? What!? Focus on only IP? This is apples and oranges, this is watering down this dispute to how crispy is the crust…The dispute is all about stopping China’s animus of taking over the world and remaking it into a world with Chinese Characteristics. But it sounds like that would be okay with Lohman. If not, please get another writer at the Heritage Foundation, or get articles vetted by someone who isn’t on their knees, because this sure sounds like a huge apology for the Chinese Communist Party’s decades of bad acts and evil designs, and appeasement for its end-game.

Finally, Lohman offers this: “one that has at its heart less state-led design and more economic freedom.” What? China is all about and only about “State-led design”. The Chinese Communist Party and the Emperor Xi need to be stopped cold. If you cannot sign onto that, just go sell it elsewhere where such nonsense can get past people who don’t know the truth. [More head shaking, laughing, eye rolling].

What a joke. This apology for China disappoints me in so many ways.