In a recent Ipsos poll for Thomson Reuters and the University of Virginia Center for Politics — conducted in the wake of Charlottesville — 31% of respondees agreed that “America must protect and preserve its white European heritage.”
This is more than a mere percentage. This is 100 million people, and represents a population larger than Vietnam, Egypt, or Germany, and one almost as big as the Philippines.
The poll also found that 8% of those responding also support actual White Nationalism “as a group or movement.” In other words, literally 26 million Americans are dyed-in-the-wool White Nationalists, a political position that implies an extremely strong degree of commitment.
Because of the costs of admitting this in today’s America, we have to assume that the real number is in fact much higher. But even if the true number was in fact 26 million, this is still an enormous group of people. To give you some idea of what this means This represents a population large enough to fill Australia, which has 24 million people.
As white people continue to fall as a percentage of the US population, the percentage and total number of Whites who support White Nationalism can only grow. But already it is clear that there are enough racially conscious White people to either form their own large ethnostate or to seize control of America itself. After all, the Bolshevik Revolution that took over the vastness of Russia was carried out by a tiny, but highly motivated, minority, in fact less than 1%.
This poll must be extremely worrying for the  ruling elites of the USA as it shows very clearly the path on which the country is set, a path that leads to their own disempowerment and perhaps something much worse.

Beneath this alienation lurks, or so the elite fears, a seething mix of fear and anger.

by Dr. Brent Nelson

The America that European Americans founded and sustained for over two hundred years will, given no change in current trends, be swept into oblivion in another generation. Given the same trends for two generations, America will find itself closer to Third World status than to the European way of life. Already, in the last decade of the twentieth century, this oncoming doom of European America has become glaringly apparent in many different areas of the country.

Despite a growing awareness of a coming national demise, the masses of European Americans seem to be unconcerned. We are often told that “things must get much worse before people wake up.” Yet all the evidence is that people are awake, but preoccupied with other interests. Their unconcern about the decline of European America is so deep-seated, so pervasive, that it obviously arises from something more than a lack of knowledge.

Why the apathy?

To attempt to answer this question, which must be done before we can hope to formulate a strategy to dispel the apathy, we must take an unflinching look at certain fundamental changes which have taken place in the lives of the average European American during the past hundred years.

Looking at this reality will not be a pleasant experience, but looking away from it and denying it can only lead to a final defeat.

this is what diversity brings us

The American Dream once included not simply a vision of a life of reasonable comfort, but also a life of maximum freedom. European Americans sought economic independence for themselves even before they won political independence for their nation. Against royal decrees, they moved into the lands west of the coastal colonies, seeking to carve out from the wilderness a life for themselves. At least half the colonists knew servitude as indentured servants and wanted no more of it. The land was before them, seemingly limitless. In the following decades, they were joined by millions of immigrants from Europe, who were also fleeing serfdom in the Old World. By the last quarter of the nineteenth century, the overwhelming majority of Americans were self-employed as farmers, craftsmen and tradesmen. No matter how poor their standards of consumption might have been or how backbreaking their work might have been, it was theirs, theirs alone, not dependent on the dictates of a “master” (as in eighteenth century England) or a “boss” (as in early industrial America) or a “supervisor” (as in today’s post-industrial America.)

Today, of course, 90 percent of European Americans (leaving out their dependents and those who are retired) know no such freedom because they are simply someone else’s employee. The loss of freedom has been gradual and insidious, but it has been all the more real and is now almost beyond the memories of all living today. The new serfdom is an internalized sense of servility which arises from the unending need of every employee to obey the will of a supervisor if he is to keep his job. The employee’s habituation to acting only upon the instructions of a supervisor develops within him or her a passivity which is all the stronger for its being almost subconscious. The resulting apathy about public affairs among most of the working people of America suggests that Jefferson may have known something when he warned that “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.”

Today most European Americans belong to a great middle mass — caught between a ruling elite and what is often called an “underclass.” The most important fact for this middle American is that he or she is dependent on employment paying a wage or a salary. He or she holds a job which is dependent on factors beyond the employee’s control. The factors can be as immediate as a supervisor’s whim or as distant (and irresistible) as “market forces” that economists talk about the way people once talked about Providence or Fate.

Alienated from their work, which is work in a place they do not own and under the direction of others, these middle Americans jealously guard their “free time” as if time spent in productive activity were time spent in slavery. The average man, who resents the time he spends working under the supervision of someone else, is almost ferociously determined to spend his “free time” in play, much the way a child, weary of adult tutelage, runs amuck on the playground as soon as the school lets out. Practically all time not spent on the job is expended in recreation, in personal concerns. It is as if being deprived of the most important kind of private property — the property which enables a man to earn his own livelihood with his own possessions in self-respect and dignity — makes the proletarianized American all the more determined to privatize the small sphere of his life that does belong to him.

Traitors only deserve death.

Most civic activity arises from the ranks of the upper middle class and upper class European American. The upper middle class, which comprises the self-employed (mostly independent professionals and small business owners) generates many political and civic leaders, and cannot be said to be apathetic in the commonly accepted sense of the term. Although less than 10 per cent of the population, this group produces the overwhelming majority of civic leaders on a local and state level.

While not apathetic, the European American upper middle class has rather narrow interests. For these successful people, political interests are largely limited to concerns about taxes and government regulation of their businesses. The doom of European America means little to them. Usually living far from the areas which feel the impact of the Third World underclass, the upper middle class entrepeneur is only anxious to ignore any issue having racial overtones.

Increasingly, the upper middle class American is not of European origin. This is even more true of the small but very powerful upper class or ruling elite, the one percent of the population which owns most of the means of production and distribution. Moreover, the ruling elite, whether or not it is of European origin, greatly fears civil disorder. Threats of disorder from the Third World underclass generally result in compromise, if not total capitulation. Any evidence of militancy on the part of European Americans generates an extreme overreaction from the ruling elite. The elite will mobilize literally thousands of police and military to subdue a mere half-dozen supposed “White supremacists” in Idaho or Montana or Arizona.

It is likely that most members of the ruling elite recognize the real meaning behind Multicultural America as well as its formal meaning. The real meaning of Multicultural America is that (1) it is a makeshift to sustain liberal democracy by maintaining inter-ethnic peace, and (2) a means of enhancing profit margins by flooding the labor market with cheap immigrant labor. The resulting brake on wages and salaries is probably essential to the survival of not simply single industries, but of the profit system as a whole.

Its us or them, everyone see’s what is coming.

It is also likely that the ruling elite recognizes that the apathy of the European American middle mass is simply a mask for a much deeper layer of alienation or estrangement from the system. Beneath this alienation lurks, or so the elite fears, a seething mix of fear and anger. Conflict management and control — both among the visibly distinct racial groups and within the mass mind of the European American working class — is essential to the continued existence of the system. Could racial conflict be the primer to set off a critical mass of working class alienation? The elite does not wish to learn the answer to this question.

European American change agents can come from all strata of the population. Exceptional individuals at the outset, it is their task to increase their ranks until they grow into a movement while simultaneously stripping away the layering of mass apathy through the building of a sense of community among European Americans. No opinion will be offered here as to the chances for their success, for the American situation is one which is historically unique. Whatever may come of it, there has never been any nation comparable with the synthetic composite nation that is America.

Red Dragons in 10 Gallon Hats

Red Dragons in 10 Gallon Hats

July 5, 2011
by gardenserf

The intent of the development is to serve as a kind of staging area for international executives to conduct business in the Midwest –a real estate consultant’s explanation on China’s 2011 acquisition of land in Toledo, OH.

Upon which assurance of your royal love I have given my general command to all the kingdoms and ports of my dominions to receive all the merchants of the English nation as the subjects of my friend; that in what place soever they choose to live, they may have free liberty without any restraint; and at what port soever they shall arrive, that neither Portugal nor any other shall dare to molest their quiet; and in what city soever they shall have residence, I have commanded all my governors and captains to give them freedom answerable to their own desires; to sell, buy, and to transport into their country at their pleasure. –letter from the Moghul Jahangir of India to King James of England regarding the operations of the East India Company in the year 1617.

Last year I posted ALERT: America Bowing to China which noted China’s ownership via partnership with US-based corporations in oil and gas in Texas. I’ve also highlighted China’s desire to own farmland in the USA. In other recent news on the internet, China will get property in Toledo adjacent to major transportation lines and the Maumee River with access to the Great Lakes; and with the blessing of the state’s governor they will get a 30,000 acre self-contained city near the Boise airport in Idaho.

Add to that the following snippet sent to me without comment or explanation last week:

Bering Exploration, Inc., formerly China Development Group, Inc., is a development-stage company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, acquisition, development, production and sale of natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids from conventional reservoirs within the United States.

The Company has a 5% back end after payout working interest in a single well being drilled in South Texas, along the Texas Gulf Coast. The Company owns 25% of Intertech Bio Corporation (Intertech Bio), which is developing products to treat cancer, infectious diseases and other medical conditions associated with compromised immune systems.

I have to admit oil, gas, and infectious diseases all under the same roof got my attention so I spent some of my precious time doing research which included this from Businessweek which didn’t mention one of the former names:

Bering Exploration, Inc. engages in the exploration, acquisition, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and crude oil. It principally focuses along Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. The company was formerly known as Oncolin Therapeutics, Inc. and changed its name to Bering Exploration, Inc. in September 2010. Bering Exploration, Inc. is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Likewise, there was this other short article which noted:

Date: Jun 30, 2011
Until a couple of minutes ago, BERX was an impeccable OTCQB market player with its diligent financial reporting with the SEC. However, the company has just submitted a notification of late filing regarding its 10-K form covering the fiscal year ended Mar. 31, 2011, as well as a string of other standardized forms. That is why BERX’s most recent report to date remains the 10-Q report covering the fourth calendar quarter of 2010. As of Dec. 31, 2010 the company has:

$2 thousand in cash and current assets;

$480K in current liabilities;

zero revenue and a nine-month net loss of $60 thousand.

Interesting as well considering this:

Bering Exploration signs exploration agreement for West Texas prospects

Bering Exploration, Inc. announced that it has signed a three year exclusive exploration agreement with Glaux Oil & Gas, LLC for the development of numerous leads and prospects in approximately 500,000 gross acres in West Texas. Glaux has identified approximately 25 leads and prospects in the area and will work exclusively with Bering to develop these prospects using Glaux’s access to exploratory leads that were identified using a proprietary aeromagnetic survey and other advanced oil finding technologies such as telluric and seismic. Subject to the terms of the agreement, once each of these prospects is developed Bering will be able to choose whether or not to lease the mineral rights and proceed to the drilling of the prospect.

“This exclusive agreement gives Bering a steady supply of new prospects that have been identified using very unique technology,” stated Steven Plumb, Chief Financial Officer of Bering. “We are incorporating several exciting technologies that we believe will allow us to reduce the risks inherent in the drilling and production of oil and gas wells.”


That deal in acreage wasn’t too far below the one in the article which inspired my post last year, but I’m done doing any additional research on this company or the topic in general. Like I mentioned in Serious Crop Losses as China Buys Land, it has become very difficult to track not only who really owns what farmland, but who owns what company anymore. Apparently, corporate shells can be had and names changed at will with only a modest filing fee. I doubt they even have to change the physical box number inside the single address where their mail is forwarded. Of course, this has been done on purpose to throw off the trail of the good guys in white hats. In the meantime, America is like a cow that was stolen and milked daily by the thieves who still have her. Throw in the crooked caste of judges/lawyers/politicians cutting backroom deals with moneyed outsiders and you have a new cast for a revival of Deadwood.

Would you like to help me out? Rather than send me a snippet, you could write a guest essay and we’ll raise awareness together. This can’t be a one man effort otherwise there’s no team and we’re just bowling alone. I can use your help. Really.

Web-surfers, tweeters, little bloggers, and Big bloggers: start forwarding articles, posting on forums and linking. It takes 30 seconds of your time to link to someone who has done literally hours of research. If you want to smoke the bad guys out, YOU have to carry the fire. Don’t let the spark die with you.

There are now so few of us in white hats riding out in front that it’s beginning to feel like a self-destructive act of futility to even try anymore. It’s not that today’s abstract “fight” in information warfare bothers me since I’ve put my physical life on the line for real for the people of this country, it’s the fact that my fellow Americans continue buying the milk from the thieves who stole the cow. Not only do they bow to the dragon and curtsy to the bear, they don’t even seem to care. And despite this being the early run-up to the 2012 election, there has been little concern from any of the big names in conservative politics, the tea party, or the patriot movement regarding America’s growing tributary status to transnationalists.

Let me recap clearly: there’s a Chicom civilian LSA proposed in the heart of the American Redoubt, siphoning off the Lone Star state, and other green lights given around the country and so far the initial reaction from patriots ranges somewhere between stunned silence to “let’s just hole up in the cabin”. Come on, people. These were very public Macrib Tests in which the transnationalists thumbed their noses and hopped onto the expressway while Americans just took the pretty foreign beads and moved down the log each time. Got history?

How about recalling some governors and cancelling the deals? Won’t someone at least unleash the paper tigers against the invaders? Well, I guess it’s a little hard to herd the legal cats together when the dragons and bears dangle checks on the end of strings.

Ah, so well-conditioned. Enough skill to make Pavlov weep with joy.

Watch out, though, Americans aren’t all either cute cuddly little kittens who will rub up against the legs of anyone who walks by or dogs who will sit and beg for treats. Some American are entirely different animals. Like an endangered species, the remaining few are hard to find. But, if they don’t band together, the last one alive will be put into a zoo in Beijing or Brussels.


Mt Top patriot permalink
July 5, 2011 6:16 pm

Every form of tyranny imaginable is closing in from every quarter. Talk about your flanks hanging in the breeze. There was cadre covering them, but they all sold out for baubles and position in the ascendent Amerikan Nomenklaturer class structure. It’s a pickle no doubt. This country is now a cash cow open to anybody. Though the cold hard cash is gone, now it is the source of that cash that is on the block. It is akin to selling our seed corn.
I see essentially the same things you do Mr. Serf.
I always have faith yes sir. Bad as it is, the fat lady ain’t singing, she ain’t even warming up.
Gonna be a fight buddy. These bums and traitors, foreign interlopers, tyrants in suits and level IIIa outerwear, they ain’t gonna give up the power and wealth they been stealing and assuming. Oh no Sir, no way, not willingly. They are as the saying goes thick as thieves, because that is what they are if truth be told. The psychopaths like the illegal alien in the oval office, his one world order grifters pals, along with his shadow government of 60′s retread radical chic, its like a debutant coming out party right now.

Don’t you go sweatin’ it Mr. Serf. Your doing a splendid job. You and your co-Patriots in the blogsphere and new media, well lets say you can’t always see the forest for the trees when your down in the weeds. Now where do you suppose we all little folks would be without you guys?
Don’t you get discouraged my friend. You got to understand something inherent in a lot of folks in this here Constitutional Republic. They is basically good honest folks who want to live and let live. That don’t mean they is cowards or chickens or don’t give rats ass, or are ignorant. Far from it. You got to see it from another aspect. Most man Jacks and Janes worth a damn understand the game is rigged six ways to Sunday, been that way for decades. Ya we are all remiss and responsible in our own way, thing you got to remember it is a matter of omission. But like the pig, all of us, every one is committed. This ain’t social engineering or political correctness, or cultural corruption gone crazy, this is far more evil, nefarious, and the ones responsible are guilty of the worst commission against men. There are lots of talk of no fire in the belly for what needs to be done, mention of nary a Patriot to be found worthy of our founders grit. Pardon to you and warm regards, but I reckon you might have lost sight of something, its a little thing our elites tyrants and useful dupes can not grasp, something that if they truly did they would not be elites tyrants and useful dupes. You see, lowly as I may be in the scheme of things, as ineffectual and lilliputian my efforts are against the monkey tribe of usurpers and crooks, I got Faith. And it is Faith beyond time, I have the gift of believing in something larger than myself, something grand and noble, it is belief not only in God and my unalienable rights gifted to me, my country, it goes further, you see I believe I can save my country. I believe this great place called America, a place where in its 2 centuries of , has given more people Liberty than all the people in all of human history to this present second. As scared as I may become when it drops in the pot, I’ll never waver, or give in. I can’t. And I’ll be damned if another is going to suffer bleed or die for my Liberty. There is nothing on this Gods green earth I’m afraid of, least of these cheating lying treasonous stealing mother[bleep]ers who think they are gonna turn me into some kind of serf or subject. Well I’m gonna live to my last nanosecond a free natural born American, and if it comes to dyin’, well so be it. But I ain’t going down easy, and the price to take me out is going to be terrible and steep. Not because I’m braggin’, or got some martyr complex, or some romantic notions, no Sir. If an armed redress becomes the only recourse remaining to save our Constitution and Liberty, to rid our sovereignty of tyrants and their tyranny, it is gonna be a nasty dirty ugly business. And no man or woman in their right mind desires that.
Maybe it sounds strange, but we got to see where all this imposition and abuses is going. It is almost a gestalt of Liberty in a way. That Constitution and Declaration of Independence still remain intact, it is what some folks believe, or want to, or have millions upon millions believe that has changed.
Yet it always comes back to something so profound and special it defies complete explanation. Something inherent, in our bones, something to believe in that is better than us. But is us, Liberty.
There is nothing so bad it ain’t good for something. This here place called America, for all its warts, for all its people, good and bad, noble and lost, it is on the cusp of something even more exceptional than what lays behind us, it is what is in front of us. We us America, we have before us the chance to leave history in the dust, to be even greater than what we have created. Liberty forged in the fire and tribulations of tyranny is like no other form of freedom that exists. Nothing even comes close. Liberty forged in that conflagration of evil is an alloy so strong, of such strength and resiliency that its properties can only be tested in the most dire of circumstances.
We’ll see Mr. Serf, we’ll see. Have faith in those who you do not know my Patriotic friend, they have their ear to the ground. Deaf ears and closed minds, lost hearts, they do not abound. But they are searching for something not easy to come by, heroes and leaders. Wisdom and The Truth.
So thanks for all you do, and my warm regards.
God Bless you and your loved ones, America too.
Mt Top Patriot

No matter how you cut it, an underlying strategy of tyranny is to always divide and conquer. Our friends transforming America can never openly advance their ideology and agenda on its merits there are none, except for the select chosen few. Probably most important is the truth that these domestic enemies do not care what happens, how it happens, or who is complicit in this act of war and subsequent tyranny. As long as the ends are achieved, anything is justified. A caveat of these types of tactics is how the leader elites and highly positioned chattering classes have skimmed off the cream of our wealth and prosperity, having insulated themselves and fortified their positions of power from the subsequent turmoil, or so they think, anything goes. I suppose such demigods and tyrants function from a position of ultimate superiority, and like false profits and gods, it is sporting and fulfills some really sick mentality to have the power over millions and their ways of life. This is why tyrants are tyrants?
It must be a delicious irony for the tyrant class how the communist Chinese are consuming these dregs of such a once vibrant viable economic system created by pure Liberty and capitol system possible only in a free open society.
These terrible evil people are toying with our existence, playing at being false deity their stolen power and wealth provides them. What better method than to allow for our most basic of essentials, food, water and energy, to be used to feed and fuel one of the most foul blood thirsty tyrannies in history.
If that don’t bake your noodle and boil your blood, it is now not just the resources, but the very land of this precious prosperity that is on the block.
For me so much of the advancement of tyranny in all its formed breathing down our necks is rooted in a system of divide and conquer. For sure if folks in this country realized they are not alone, that so many are of a mind, tyranny doesn’t stand a chance.
From the most obvious of divisions, such as race baiting and playing the race card, to entitlement schemes of the feds and its inherent despicable social engineering, to the subtle seditious nature of the lapdog media and brainwashing of our youth via (re)education, and no less than the false flag ponzi scheme/stimulas to “save our economy, (and subsequent destruction of employment and personal wealth), keeps us divided and too busy surviving day to day. The idea of how you can overwhelm most of the people, overload them from every direction, enure them to the abuses of power, give them the allusion of a government that provides for free, then pull the rug out from under vulnerable gullible brainwashed feet. Presto, you got all the strife and anger you need already directed at the wrong target.
The Chinese buying up resources and doing whatever is not whats the critical crime here, it is the mechanization’s and the operators who are the facilitators and enablers of such treason that is the crux of purposefully created demise of America as the bastion of Liberty. It is the whole point. waiting in the wings are a myriad of vultures beyond our sovereign borders waiting to pounce on a weaken prostrate Constitutional Republic and divide the spoils among themselves.
Evil incarnate.

It is to us little people to save the day. This is nothing new, it has always been to us to determine our destiny. The money/wealth is just that, money, more can always be created. It is our inherent prosperity, our intrinsic wealth as people, our heritage and our destiny, and this land of sea to shining sea that is of and contains incalculable bounty, that combined with our sovereign will, our exceptionalism of ingenuity, productivity, and grit, that constitutes our true prosperity, security, happiness and wealth.
It is these things our enemies understand clearly must be crushed, destroyed and leveraged to their advantage in order to win and rule over us.
Faith and belief in our selves, our country, our God, has a practical side to it. We the People number in the hundreds of millions, our imposed rulers and their trouble makers number in the mere thousands, One hundred thousand at best? This tiny subset of tyrants of our great nation dictate and control the entire sphere of our lives of 300 million, that is 300,000,000,000! Are we brain dead or something? Are we that ignorant, that stupid, that some ruling class jerks and their minions have us by the balls and can with impunity and unaccountability dictate what we can and can not do in every facet of our lives?
There is a timeless military axiom that goes along the lines that quantity on the field of battle has a quality all its own.
But the thing is here we all been suckers to some degree or other. The main purpose of the old media, teachers unions, husksters and false profits of our elective branch of government, the transformation of the judicial, and the acendency of the beast of regulatory power is to keep us from the truth.
We The People are the only true legal Constitutional sovereign rule of law that exists. Everything else, everything is subordinate to us, to we people. Why do you think the Ronald Reagan’s, Sarah Palin’s and Michele Bachmann’s of the world, the new media, Constitutional Militia’s, the 1st, 2nd and 10th Amendments are so reviled and denigrated at every turn?
It is because my friends and fellow American’s, the ruling elites are scared white we the people are going to rediscover our roots, our heritage, our unalienable rights our founders and God granted us.
I say keep it up all you tyrants and treasonous traitors! keep it up, let the Chinese in, let the UN in, Interpol and George Soros, Agenda 21, illegal aliens in the oval office, shadow government, come on you piece of human trash, you sick demented twisted worst of the human species, come on, bring it on. You do not know what your messing with.
Remember, a Republic unleashed is a fearsome foe, of a terrible vengeance, that will not be denied.
The funny thing in all this, those who suppose they are going to conquer, rape, pillage then rule, in the end it is the best thing to happen to America in 230+ years.


Couldn’t have said it any better. I hope you are ready to take the nation back from the enemy, and afterward take the war to them.

Once we have retaken the west, we must not forget who was with us, who supported us, who was against us, who helped destroy the nation, the parasites, the alien invaders, the suicidal left, the fat cats, the enemy within.

The time is coming where we will retake our nation, I cannot stress this enough, if you want your great great grand children going through the same crap we are going through today, we need real absolute change in course, diversity has failed, multiculturalism has failed, I will say it, this multiracial empire has failed!

If you don’t see what wrong with Amerika then you never will, and we will repeat the mistakes of the past, stop being afraid to call a spade a spade, its clear to everyone who has awakened to whats wrong, we are not all the same, we are not equal, we are different and unique, each race in its own way a unique tribe that deserves to be allowed to live SEPARATELY, allowed to succeed on their own merit, allowed to live and die by their own efforts, without coercion, financial extortion, or exploitation of any type from anyone.

If we must become white devils, to retake the lands of our forefathers, then I am a White Devil, I accept everything that entails proudly, and will burn my enemies to the ground. Do not be afraid of who you are.

China Plots New World Order

China Plots New World Order


For over two weeks the world news has been revolving around the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan and left behind tremendous devastation and loss of human lives.

It was one of the worst disasters in Japan’s history.

Some calamities of nature are impossible to predict or cope with. Human calamities are far more predictable because they originate first inside human minds of the rulers of slave states like the “People’s Republic of China” (PRC), so named and created by Mao in 1949.

Few Americans suspected how urgent it was for America to develop nuclear weapon ahead of Germany. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had never heard of the German nuclear project, which was already under way, until the late 1930s, when the news came to him in a letter from a German scientist of genius, Albert Einstein, in which he alerted the president as to how crucial it was for the United States to be ahead of Germany in developing the nuclear bomb. President Roosevelt was quick to act: the United States developed and obtained the nuclear bomb ahead of Germany.

Roosevelt received Einstein’s warning in the late 1930s, and the nuclear bomb was ready in the 1940s. Today it is March of 2011, and I tried to find out if any superweapons as advanced as superweapons in the 1940s have been constructed since then in the United States or in Germany or in any other country. No!

Has any country produced a new, advanced, modern nuclear superweapon in the last 70 years? No one knows. But what is known is that no advanced free country has produced it! It is peace, you know, not the 1940s — which experienced a war between countries like Nazi Germany, the United States, Great Britain, Soviet Russia, etc.

But what has been going on in the deepest recesses of countries like the PRC we don’t know.

I have in my possession the “World’s Most Comprehensive and Authoritative Almanac,” “The New York Times Almanac of Record,” edited by John W. Wright, with editors and reporters of the Times.

It contains more than 1,000 pages, but there is not a single reference to nuclear weapons
(I have the Almanac of 2007).

It is little surprise that the news about powerful war preparations in PRC and other such alarming events does not reach most U.S. populations, who spend public time on searching for wonderful clothes and other pleasurable items.

Let us now recall how Germany surprised the world. Surely it was a country of philosophers, poets, and such others. But it turned out to be the world’s most dangerous military machine, which occupied France as though France and Britain (with British troops in France), were not modern industrial countries but a French-British health resort.

World War III will bring many such surprises, and finally the call will be, “Kill all the people of the so-called free countries, or they will kill us.”

Today it is not the 1940s, but 2011. Slave countries have massive populations and their rulers understand that World War III may end up unfavorably for them, and therefore they should be as ruthless as their weapons.

War is a calamity, which “slave” countries are preparing to win, and the United States has, owing to its “general election,” a U.S. president who is a friend of the PRC, who had invited the PRC ruler to the White House festivities to honor him as the leader of the PRC.

Slave societies do not change essentially in peace and in war, since they are always at war and their inhabitants are always slaves. Hence their output of evermore deadly weapons is not affected.

Slavery is a permanent war against slaves, whom propaganda convinces from the cradle to the grave that they are the happiest inhabitants of the earth and will be angels after what heretics describe as the end of earthly happiness.

Once upon a time, all people were being persuaded that they were immortal and, after what heretics and savages described as their mortal end, they would wake up to a happy, beautiful, eternal experience beyond any description in any human tongue.

That persuasion worked in the European Medieval times. Surely it can work in a slave society today, while all the vital forces of a slave state are being aimed at achieving military superiority over the countries calling themselves free to attract the credulous.

China’s Former Defense Minister Predicted World Domination

It is a dual reality that had been awaiting those born in Russia, after it had become Soviet Russia.

Why did the word “Russia” figure into the name of post-1917 Russia — “Soviet Russia”?

The Soviet culture-propaganda had a dual vision of Russia. On the one hand, Russia was so bad that its replacement with the “Union of Soviet Socialist Republics” was the greatest achievement of world history.

This “Union” was to occupy the entire world. On the other hand, that horrible old Russia, overthrown by Soviet arms, had produced amazing operas (performed in the opera houses left by that old Russia), unique plays, and music and literature worthy to be called classical.

I quickly found that the only way to make a living for me, away from hated Soviet propaganda, was in translating Russian classical literature into English, and a Moscow publishing house sold the books abroad and paid me handsomely.

From the best-known Soviet pop singer Leonid Utyosov, my wife and I bought a three-storied stone villa, with a birch tree coppice, opposite the back of the building, and an apple orchard — opposite its front.

In 1972, 19 years after Stalin died, the Soviet rulers decided to permit several hundred “Soviet people” to emigrate from the “Soviet country”! The news, however, was too sacrilegious to have ever been reported in the Soviet media.

Now in New York, my wildest dreams have come true. I smuggled out the manuscript of my book (on microfilm), which I clandestinely had written in Russia, and had it published by Harper & Row. I lectured to the university audiences on the future of the world all over the country and abroad. Now I have been writing a weekly column for my appreciative editors — to save freedom, freedom which created genius in old Russia and, having lost it, became a slave society.

On March 24, 2011, I received many e-mails from my readers. One of them, Gesa L., wrote that “I just finished reading some of your columns at Newsmax.” He goes on to say that in 1978, his “Group of 70” faced “a huge communist demonstration in Bonn, Germany, where some of us ended up in hospital.”
“Thank you for opening the eyes of many and keep warning the public,” he concludes.

In another email on March 24, 2011, Ken K. says that he enjoyed my article “China Plots a New World Order.” He also sent me a link to Chi Haotian’s speeches of 2005, “in case you might have overlooked them.”

In fact, I did read them and wrote about them in 2005. Chi Haotian was the Minister of Defense of the PRC and delivered his pronouncements in his speeches in 2005.

First of all, in his first of the three speeches, he announced that “Hitler’s Germany had once bragged that the German race was the most superior race on Earth, but the fact is, our nation is far [!] superior to the Germans.” That is, to the German Nazis.

Now, thanks to Ken, I am again looking at the text of the speech delivered by the PRC Minister of Defense in 2005.

Says Chi Haotian: “Many citizens say in private, ‘We never voted for you, the Communist Party, to represent us. How can you claim to be our representatives?”

Well, Stalin staged a general election, except that the only candidate was Stalin. I decided to go to our “voting station” to vote against him. It was not difficult to slip my anonymous voting paper, with my note against Stalin, into one of the numerous boxes that voting papers were dropped in.

So what did the Chinese government do? Says Chi Haotian: “whether we can forever represent the Chinese people depends on whether we can succeed in leading the Chinese people out of China.” That is, invading the world and giving it to “the Chinese people.”

Further, Chi notes: “Only countries like the United States, Canada, and Australia have the vast land to serve our need for mass colonization.”

It is necessary, he goes on to say, to “focus” on “developing lethal weapons that can eliminate the mass populations of the enemy countries.”

Well, what does this article tell us? When we, watchers of societies deprived of freedom, were speaking about the global ambitions of the country which Mao named “People’s Republic of China” in 1949, we were accused of childish fantasies.

In vain did I try to attract the attention of the free countries to Chi’s speech when it first appeared. Perhaps now in the free countries, there are more sensitive watchers of China?

Time is running out. PRC is working at full speed — in particular, to train its billion people, by which its population exceeds that of the United States, into new builders and users of new superweapons.

Free-Thinking West Must Vigorously Defend Against Slave States

The free countries will not survive if there is only dedication to prosperity and not to freedom, as there is no free thinking but only recitals of university or government texts.

Unique, high-level free-thinking in the West came to be known as genius, and this is what the U.S. president and his British counterpart, the prime minister, should be.

But before analyzing intelligence as uniquely valuable free-thinking, it is worthwhile to repeat what I wrote before in previous columns, such as the fact that the prime minister in Britain gets appointed, not elected by the majority of people.

A majority of 100 million American voters (that is, all who cared to vote) voted for Obama, an open friend of the “People’s Republic of China,” the main enemy of the United States. The PRC was created in 1949 by the communist Mao, said to have killed many more people than did the communist Stalin, without any court hearing or with “propaganda courts,” obeying Stalin and Mao, respectively, as their slave owners.

The U.S. president, elected by a majority of 100 million electors, may turn out to be not a thinker of genius but an idiot. Well, a majority of 100 million American voters may be smart in other fields, but idiots in international relations.

This is why in Britain the prime minister (the equivalent of the U.S. president) is not directly elected “by general vote.” He is chosen by the political party with the greatest number of seats in Congress. After his discussions with the most intelligent people of the land, including the queen and king, he becomes the prime minister.

Are the American admirers of Obama sure that the American people are incomparably more intelligent than the British people?

This brings us to a general question, What is intelligence, that is, free thinking, in contrast to repeating what is trite or absurd or both, and what idiots say?

In classical antiquity and in the West-European Medieval classical culture, thinkers of genius had disciples, and that was how education in intelligence had existed until came those universities which were indeed universal, for they taught above all whatever ensures a prestigious job with a good salary.

But this is not the intelligence or free-thinking that distinguishes an original human mind from a machine.

Intelligence is an inner human ability which endows one human mind decades or centuries before it does other minds, though sometimes the interval of hours or even minutes may spell life or death for the free countries as well as for the owners of the slave countries trying to enslave the free countries, since slaves for slave-owners are their wealth.

Before the 20th century, countries were divided into advanced, industrial countries, in particular where machines and weapons were produced, and those which were mainly agricultural, with their bucolic nature, the main attraction for the travelers.

Russia was the first country which upset this division. The owners of Russia established an industry that was sufficiently powerful in the production of weapons, which later proved to be a decisive factor during World War II in defeating Germany and routing Hitler’s army from the territory of “Soviet Russia.”

It has to be noted that Germany had already been a developed industrial country, while Russia started its speedy yet powerful industrialization by the communist Stalin (who died in 1953).

According to Wikipedia, the number of trained military personnel in the “People’s Republic of China” as of 2010 exceeded that of the United States by 1 million (about one-third), and there is no doubt that the PRC relies or will rely on its surplus of 1 billion (!) people.

The “People’s Republic of China,” often called in the West just China, is a slave country, and yet it is not clear how the United States will defend itself against China if the United States is attacked now or in 20 or 30 years.

Yes, to survive in the next half a century, the world requires intelligence and free-thinking on the part of the free countries, not a “general election” of a U.S. president, friend of the PRC, to defend them from an aggressive slave country.

Slavery is also an economic advantage. The slaves can work for a tiny fraction of what free people get in free countries for the same work. To stay alive, the slaves must obey orders from their owners.

In short, in our age of militarized industrial slavery (as in PRC), the free countries must take all advantages of freedom — above all in the intelligence that results from free thinking.

A Good Defense Against China Is a Solid Offense of Knowledge

France was the country of Napoleon, and in alliance with England, it defeated Germany in World War I. But during World War II, Hitler’s occupation of France, with the British troops that were in France to help France defend itself, was a short pleasure trip for Hitler’s army. Many came to believe that he would conquer the world!

In the late 1930s, a German sent a letter to President Roosevelt. I keep a copy of the letter. The German’s name was Albert Einstein. My Encyclopaedia Britannica says that Einstein was born in 1870, and by the late 1930s he had all scientific titles and awards that can be bestowed on a physician of genius.

In 1913, Einstein became a professor at the University of Berlin, director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, and a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. In 1922, he received the 1921 Nobel Prize in physics. And so on.

There was only one biographical detail which was not disclosed because Nazi Germany began the extermination of Jews, but even my Britannica (the latest edition, which I bought when we came to the West in 1972) does not say in its three-page article about Einstein (vol. 8, pp. 95-97) that this super-genius was a Jew. The Nazi rulers of Nazi Germany forced Hitler to join the extermination of Jews (look up any detailed biography of Hitler published in the United States to see that earlier Hitler had not been an anti-Semite).

In the late 1930s, Einstein and his family decided to leave Germany (while the going was still good, at least for them). As they were leaving, Einstein dropped into the mailbox his letter to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Its moral was simple: Those who would have nuclear weapons would win World War II, and those who would not would lose it.

And those who conducted the anti-Semitic campaign in Nazi Germany could well say, Come on, the destiny of mankind depends on what a German Jew said or did?

Yes, that’s it! Owing to Roosevelt, the United States had nuclear weapons, while Nazi Germany had already collapsed, and the United States dropped two nuclear bombs on Japan, whereupon Japan surrendered immediately and unconditionally.

Einstein died in 1955 at the age of 85, and I wonder if anyone asked him to write a column “How I, a lonely Jew, won World War II because Nazi Germany had started the extermination of Jews and I with my family decided to leave it and hence mailed my letter to President Roosevelt.”

Owing to developing science and technology, we can imagine the growth of global-scale military operations. But just as before, much will depend on the performance of human beings, not only machines per se.

A free country makes it possible to see human beings as they are. The slave societies convert human beings into mechanisms behind uniform masks.

Hence any slave may be infinitely dangerous because a slave’s personality is hidden behind his or her mask. Take myself, as an example. The owners of Russia let me and my family leave the country, and I emigrated to become a free man able to freely express myself in my books, my lectures, my speeches on radio in English (for the West) and in Russian (for Russia) what I had not dared publish or say in Russia, where behind my mask I was totally unknown to the totalitarian powers that be until I was safely out of their reach. Yes, in such a society, slaves like myself are totally unknown to their owners as their worst enemies.

Knowledge of the enemy has always been considered a decisive prerequisite of the military victory. But here the totalitarian owners of the countries are thus faced with millions of totally unknown enemies like Albert Einstein or me or anyone such that you know.

The “People’s Republic of China,” which will move to conquer the world (read the speeches of the minister of defense Chi in 2005), will have two armies to defeat: the foreign army and its own native army, whose soldiers may be secretly against their rulers, as was Albert Einstein against Nazi Germany at the end of the 1930s or as was I against the Soviet rulers.

Here the pattern may be more unpredictable than it was during the Western wars among nations whose troops were not made up of slaves. With slaves as soldiers, the picture will be more unpredictable and chaotic, since slaves are unpredictable by definition. No, it wasn’t Hitler who in the late 1930s was told by the German physicist Albert Einstein how to defeat all enemy countries by nuclear weapons!

Globalization Does Not Make an Enslaved Country Free

Globalization has become a fashionable trend. Many industrial goods which originated in Britain, the mother of industrialization, began to be used by both free and slave countries throughout the world.

Another sphere of globally used goods is the military. The unfree countries try to acquire the most advanced weapons of the free countries through espionage. We are led to believe that eventually all countries will thus make up one world; that is, they all will be “globalized.” Karl Marx espoused a similar idea of a single world, but his was to be realized through a global revolution, not through similar goods spreading all over the world.

Slavery goes back to antiquity. On the other hand, in the free countries of today, all inhabitants are free, except those who are convicted of crimes.

The main role of the military in a free country is to protect the country and its people from being annihilated or enslaved. The origination and existence of slavery are inevitable in those countries in which there are no social safeguards of freedom, as there were none in Russia after November 1917.

Ironically, war globalization in World War I played its full role in the conversion of Russia, a country which had produced people of genius in culture, including sociology, into a full-fledged slave state. By 1917, Russia had been too exhausted, demoralized, and desperate to resist Lenin, with his “dictatorship of the proletariat,” and a semi-literate Georgian gangster Stalin, who spoke Russian with a heavy accent and grabbed the absolute power in the country.

The name “USSR,” as Russia came to be called under the pseudo-emperor Stalin, has perished after the dictator’s death, as have other “Soviet” names. Why do the owners of slave countries love and encourage “real globalization”?

Stalin’s slaves glorified him — they had to pretend that they adored “our teacher and friend Stalin,” who owned them. Powerless, with no means to defend themselves, slaves work for their owner on his terms (such as “If you don’t work hard enough, I’ll order to torture you to death”).
Also, slaves, who work for their owners practically without pay — barely enough to sustain life and be able to work — are the ideal slaves.

To a slave owner with a leaning toward Marxism, such social arrangement nurses high hopes of slave countries eventually achieving communism, the conclusive phase of socialism, when everyone will be satisfied according to their needs, not according to their ability to work.

In unfree countries, all inhabitants, except their owners, as was, for example, Stalin, who died in 1953, are slaves, who are watched, arrested, tortured or killed by the secret police. The chasm between the free countries and the slave countries is not getting less pronounced because their slaves can buy the same “global” umbrellas.

Public radio, television, and other controlled media in slave countries exist in order to glorify the life of their slaves and to malign the free countries for their “exploitation” of the “working class” by the “bourgeoisie.”

The owners of the slave countries are trying hard to stifle any display of freedom in their countries, for they know that secretly many of their slaves are yearning for freedom.

In a desperate attempt to prevent the “emancipation” of their slaves and to preserve the status quo of their power, the owners of slave societies are encouraging globalization by providing access to the free Western countries to use cheap labor of their slaves, thereby creating a false impression of the benevolence of their regime, meanwhile acquiring Western know-how and the latest military technology for their future wars to destroy the free countries by conquering them and thus acquiring more slaves.

The fact that, say, the population of the “People’s Republic of China” exceeds that of the United States by 1 billion people should be counterbalanced by the fact that the people of the free countries are more creative (for creativity needs freedom), motivated to defend their freedom, and in case of war with a slave country, they will liberate its slaves and thus win them over to their side.

Yes, the weapons of all countries are being globalized. None of today’s countries can even think of starting a war without having the latest modern weapons based on the latest research in science and technology.

On the other hand, socially, there has never been less globalization: The free countries and slave states have never differed more than they do today. And herein lies the strength of the free world.

China Plotting Communist Takeover

“China’s Master Plan to Destroy America”: This is the subtitle of a book written by two colonels of the People’s Liberation Army and copyrighted in 2002.

The United States is the most powerful country among the Western free countries, and even just by pestering it, PRC becomes globally significant.

Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (10th edition) says on page 709: “Maoism in China was developed chiefly by Mao.” (Surely — but with some help from books by Karl Marx.)

According to Marx, the first step of the victorious communists will be to dismiss all non-proletarians; that is, creators of all inventions, all machinery, and other aspects of all production, as well as all advertising of what is being produced. After that, the production would be in a hole and “the working class” would also die of hunger.

Owing to Marx, Mao gave the Chinese a vision of one-country world of the future, following the world “communist revolution.” Mao called himself (and was called) a communist, and the society he named “PRC” in 1949 also called itself and was called “communist.”

But today it is difficult to find the word “communist” even in the PRC materials. The reason is that the PRC was to fight for its communist world in alliance with the most powerful countries. However, the very word “communist” became unacceptable in too many countries to parade it.

Each time the PRC is testing anything new in weaponry, it attacks the United States (though never overtly enough to raise justified suspicion) since the reaction of the United States is useful for the PRC to know.

Also, an honest-to-goodness world war may indeed start in “x” months or “y” years, to make the PRC the owner of a single communist world. The PRC will be all ready to participate in that “communist (shhhhh) war.”

I get the impression that the names of Chinese communists are never revealed in public. They are secret agents, expected to be highly motivated, interested, and active.

Is China’s hope to possess the world on the basis of nothing except Mao’s words? No! The United States is the most powerful country among the free Western countries. But the population of the PRC is bigger than that of the United States by 1 billion people. Imagine a billion people converted into creators, producers, and users of the latest weapons on the world battlefields.

China is said to have existed for 6,000 years. Its science and technology go as far back into history as those of Rome and Greece. So science and technology are not its weaknesses.

I am getting a lot of materials about China from my readers, which they send me in the hope that I will use those materials and make them known. One book, entitled “Unrestricted Warfare: China’s Master Plan to Destroy America,” was written by two colonels of the People’s Liberation Army.

Originally, the book was published in 1999 by China’s People’s Liberation Army, Beijing, and then by Pan American Publishing Company, Panama City, in 2002.

The Soviet communists used inventions about the fabulous growth of welfare in their country. The Chinese communists avoid calling themselves communists, and their inventions are about warfare, not welfare. Indeed, in totalitarian societies of the last century, there have been propaganda fictions of either fabulous welfare in their own countries or fabulous warfare in other countries to conquer them and create sources of “welfare for their people.”

Naturally, a country devoted to warfare evokes greater hostility in the outside world than the one devoted to welfare, though warfare and welfare can mix or merge. Warfare destroys the prosperity of the defeated (if not totally destroyed) country, while welfare leaves it open for robbery without warfare.

If the PRC creates a line of allies engaged in warfare, the position of the United States may, indeed, become desperate. Its rescue may depend on its ability to defend itself, not only on its ability to conduct unrestricted warfare.

It is not impossible that what Stalin’s Russia failed to do — create world communism — will be done by a global entity, dominating the world by the PRC, which the communist Mao created and so named in 1949.

Not so long ago, there was a strong general belief in mental development due to education, progress, philosophy, and enlightenment. Surely, Hitler was an illiterate, a soldier in a country left defenseless in a blind alley of a military rout.

Looking at the festive cover and title of the book authored by the two colonels, I am thinking about a world-sized lunatic asylum, into which mankind will confine itself, as made hopelessly insane by “unrestricted warfare” and “China’s master plan to destroy America.”

China Seeks World Conquest to Protect Its Tyranny

Before the 20th century, China had existed for the West only as a historical memory.

In the 20th century, however, China’s conquest of the world, to protect the tyranny in China, seemed realistic in the West: It was recalled that the population of China exceeds that of the United States by 1 billion, and an army so gigantic and well armed it could conquer the world if it is not defensive enough.

Mao attracted Western attention after he had become the chief military man of China and later its ruler.

The official name of Stalin’s Russia was the USSR, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Well, China is just one republic, and hence it is one in Mao’s acronym: the PRC, or “The People’s Republic of China.”

The name of Mao’s army is the exact replica of that of the Soviet army: “workers’ and peasants’ red army.” All of Mao’s ranks in China are fashioned after Soviet military ranks.

Soviet Marxism was Mao’s original to copy and admire.

What is Soviet Marxism? Marx was not involved in production. So, according to Marx, “leaders of production” are parasites by definition. The results were the enrichment of the parasites and the progressive poverty of the working class. What’s the way out? Eliminate the parasites!

To project his infinite power, Mao introduced or reintroduced mass torture even for a vague and often impersonal offense.

Mao’s status has been elevated during his rule. Outside China there has been a strong fear that China is preparing for war to dominate the world, in particular to deliver itself from the danger of being conquered (by Japan, for example).

Just as some other silent skeptics in Russia, I wondered even as a child why social systems which advertised themselves as the most collective had one person — like Stalin or later Mao — as the overall leader or absolutist owner of the country.

There are discrepancies in all Marxist theories, as there are in life. A human being must be loved and medically treated like Mao, who lived beyond the age of 80. And here we learn that Mao treated human beings like insects, of whom he destroyed from 40 to 70 million between 1949, when he became the “leader” of the PRC, and 1976, when he died.

It is small wonder that after Mao’s death the “leaders” of China have been processing its extra 1 billion people into global human troops and producers of global military weapons.

Let’s face it. The country with the largest and most technologically advanced army on land, in water, and in space will be the owner of the world. The survival contest has started; its advantages in the Western democracies being freedoms used by genius and talent, the defense of individuals and corporations against crime, competitive results, and their protection.

A lawyer in a democratic country would say that nothing above contradicts its legal rationale. Yes, all that is required is to understand that the primary importance of this rationale is not the satisfaction of individuals defended by law, but the eternal renaissance of creativity. The new renaissance needs a permanent renaissance for its own permanent survival.

It is to be hoped, but should not be expected as a law of social spiritual development, that finally the renaissance becomes universal, and the war, kept vigorously alive as a method of criminals (like Stalin, Hitler, or Mao) will be discarded as was cannibalism.

In other words, Mao, who was born in 1893, expected as he was dying (and leaving behind his numerous former wives) that his sermons had convinced mankind to go centuries or millennia back, that is, to live as happily as in the “People’s Republic of China,” to use Mao’s name for the slave state of China.

Mao established his PRC by killing, torture, and maiming, and he evidently expected that his PRC bliss may thus be established everywhere, except those countries where the entire population can be wiped out, as Hitler was forced by a “powerful group” to wipe out Jews.

Mao aimed not at the destruction of Jews, but of all people refusing to become slaves. To become slaves or be dead: that was the only general choice.

Yes, mass murder, mass torture, and slavery for all those who survive in China had the “leader” whose Chinese name was Mao Zedong, or Mao Tse-tung. Well, he had a shortcoming: His forehead was both low and retreating, which made him look like a slave of 3,000 years ago.

China Seeks to Enslave the World

There is an opinion that the cause of slavery is the historic backwardness of a country. Actually, the cause of slavery is the same as that of other crimes: impunity. Slavery is one of the gravest crimes, for the criminal robs his victim of everything except what is needed for a slave to carry out his or her owner’s wishes.

Stalin, Hitler, and Mao were equally uneducated (except for the Georgian Stalin, who could barely speak his working tongue — Russian). But their slaves were to take them for gods, not idiots that they were.

In Russia, I was living in Moscow, when one fine day it was announced that Stalin would be the candidate to vote for in our district. I described how I voted in my earlier columns. But the episode is highly relevant, and so I recall it again.

I was to go to our local voting station to “vote.” At a table, several officials held a list of the “voters” with their addresses. I was to take my voting bulletin and drop it into one of the voting boxes down the hall.

Now, what would have happened if I had not turned up to vote? An official would have come to remind me that it was Election Day and that I was expected to vote before midnight.

So I duly went to our voting place and duly dropped my voter’s bulletin into one of the boxes.

Secretly, I had also picked up (with my hand in glove!) another bulletin, wrote on it (in block letters) why I was voting against Stalin, and, with my hand in glove, dropped that bulletin into one of the boxes.

Soon after midnight there was a ring at the door of our “communal apartment,” shared by five or six families. The police were searching the entire electoral district. At their demand, I showed them my passport. They had found nothing suspicious.

Of course, like any slave-owner, Stalin was assuring his slaves via his powerful propaganda that they were free, in contrast to those whom Marx called the “slaves of capital.”

About 15 years after Stalin’s death, several hundred “Soviet people,” including myself and my family, were granted permission to emigrate. By doing so, the new Soviet rulers were trying to offset the scandalous fact that at that time some Soviet spies were apprehended in the United Nations. The diversion worked: Western newspapers front-paged the unprecedented emigration news from Soviet Russia!

So there we were: from the slavery of Moscow to the freedom of New York, where I started publishing in the then fashionable monthly magazine Commentary.

Of course, on the issues like freedom, many are influenced, at the beginning of or throughout one’s life, by one’s native country.

In Britain, the prime minister (equivalent of the U.S. president) is not elected by the people, most or many of whom are not qualified to do so, but is nominated as the chairman of the largest political party in parliament and then referred to the queen to be confirmed as Her Majesty’s prime minister, provided he or she satisfies Her Majesty’s requirements.

Someone like Obama, therefore, could not have possibly met any of those requirements and could have never qualified for such high office.

By contrast, elected in the United States was a certain Obama, who had Marxist-Maoist leanings and particular sympathies for China. Nevertheless, those who voted for Obama did not pay much attention to that fact or maybe they just didn’t care to find out anything about him and awarded him (through their ignorance) the greatest political honor of being the U.S. president.

On the other hand, unlike Obama, Russia fears, and not loves China, its neighbor. And it is partly out of this fear, which is quite real, that Russia has withdrawn from the territories of what formerly constituted its “national republics.” Officially, Russia is now called the “Russian Federation,” or RF. At the same time, possibly also out of fear, Russia has been helping China to accomplish its military projects.

On Dec. 6, 2010, carried on its front page an article entitled “An Epoch-Making Shift”: China Has Mastered The Russian Aviatechnology, Which May Change The Military Balance.

According to, the above is a paraphrase of an article which appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

What’s the gist of it?

After China has copied all the best Russian weapons as well as the best Western weapons and has put that knowledge into its armed forces (which could be based on its “extra” 1 billion people), the RF will practically cease to exist, except maybe for some former Soviet slaves, important for the military industry, who will be relocated to China to slave there for their new master’s world ownership.

China Prepares for Modern War

To their owners, slave states may seem more powerful in principle than free countries and destined to defeat them.

I repeatedly mention in my columns that in late 1930s Germany, only a genius such as Albert Einstein understood that a country that would be the first to possess nuclear weapons would win the war.

Einstein’s letter to Roosevelt saved the world from being conquered by Hitler had Hitler been armed with nuclear weapons. Actually, Japan, which did not have nuclear weapons and which attacked the United States, surrendered unconditionally after the United States dropped two nuclear bombs on Japanese islands Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Einstein was born in Germany in 1879. If freedom is measured by the depth of personal philosophies, Germany before 1914 was the world’s freest country. By the late 1930s, however, it had regressed to totalitarian militarism with global ambitions.

Einstein saved mankind by having discreetly left Germany with his family and sending a letter to President Roosevelt warning him about the crucial military importance of nuclear weapons. The United States built them promptly enough and had them by the end of Hitler’s debacle in Russia and his consequent suicide.

The inside of flap of “Cyber War,” written by two former U.S. government officials, says that the senior of the two authors, Richard A. Clarke, served “in the White House, and Bill Clinton appointed him as National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counterterrorism.”

What is “cyber war”? Clarke is over 60 years old, but this is his first study on the subject.

I pulled up “cyber war” on my computer and received thousands of results mentioning Clarke, as though the United States is consumed by a “cyber war” and is fighting it back under the expert leadership of Clarke.

Norbert Wiener (1894-1964), a mathematician, engineer, and social philosopher, coined the word “cybernetics” from the Greek word meaning “steersman.” He defined it as the science of control and communication in the animal and the machine.

Cybernetics treats not things but ways of behaving: It attempts to understand how systems behave themselves, control themselves, and organize themselves. Cybernetics cuts across many traditional disciplinary boundaries, like engineering, systems control, computer science, biology, philosophy, and the organization of society.

If the United States stays at the mental level of Bill Clinton and his appointee Richard A. Clarke, the annihilation of this country is almost certain.

Today a global military analysis should begin with the statement that China has about 1 billion more inhabitants than the United States. This 1 billion Chinese are a huge reservoir from which to draw those capable to be involved in science and technology.

Of course, since a born inhabitant of China is a slave, this gives the slave state of China its advantages in war. But its disadvantage is that a genius like Albert Einstein cannot be identified in a slave state because there is no other known genius in the field, and hence the field does not exist.

On the other hand, in a free society, Einstein would be discovered by another Einstein if such exists, or by someone aspiring to be a genius.

Much of what is mentioned by the authors of the “Cyber War” as the “new war” threatening the United States has been used hundreds or thousands of years before: espionage, terrorism, sexual seduction, stealing of military plans and what have you. Of course, new science and technology came up the means to destroy them.

Both free countries and slave states have their own advantages and disadvantages in war in general and modern war in particular.

Many inhabitants of free countries take freedom for granted, as existing for them only to enjoy their private lives. Recall the documentary films showing the carefree French on the eve of Hitler’s occupation of France, which happened at a lightning speed.

And what about the current U.S. president’s friendship with China, his desire to see China grow strong, a country which may yet conquer the United States with such ruthless cruelty that will surpass that of Hitler’s occupation of France?

Incidentally, Norbert Wiener became an opponent of war in general. Why not? Freedom in America! One can study cyber war and be openly against war, any war, war in general, and without as much as paying attention to how China has been using 1 billion of its “surplus” population for preparing its war to win the ownership of the world.

China Readies for World War

Recently China’s intentions to unleash a new world war to conquer the world have grabbed the attention of the Western media.

An unfounded Western invention? No, not this time!

The population of the People’s Republic of China exceeds that of the United States by 1 billion. With such advantage and having adequate weapons, China can bury the United States, to say nothing of smaller countries. This is a fact nobody can deny.

The United States and practically all advanced countries participated in World War I and World War II, not to mention smaller wars. What about the “People’s Republic of China”? Here from my collection is the photograph of the smiling Mao, raising his fist to salute the coming of the next “new Russian revolution.”

Well, the “new Russian revolution” never came. But what was important for Mao was to stop using the word “war” in a positive sense. All wars are mass murders. Mao was interested in revolutions. Hence Mao’s China had no need for the latest weapons, since surely the “new Russian revolution” would be armed by Russians themselves.

For about 10 years the Western media have been suspecting that China is making war preparations to conquer the world. On Aug. 5, 2003, few noticed the headline in the blog ParaPundit: “Students from China Caught Stealing Military Technology.”

Well, for years, some 50,000 students from China studying in the United States have been stealing the knowhow and military secrets and whatever else necessary to make the army of the People’s Republic of China the world’s supreme leader.

But many or most leaders of the democratic countries were worried more about their careers than about the safety of their countries, and in particular, about the scandals involving Chinese students in America pilfering American military secrets and sensitive military data. For example, President George W. Bush had a meeting with China’s leader and the scandals were waived aside.

Why do these 50,000 Chinese study in the United States? Well, the United States has been trying to help the People’s Republic of China to educate its people. Hence 50,000 Chinese “study” in the United States — actually helping to equip China’s army with whatever it needs to achieve its ultimate goal: global victory, requiring the world’s best weapons.

In June of 2010, The Washington Post published an article headlined “China Becoming a Scientific Superpower.”

At this point let us recall the millennial social differences between freedom in the United States and other democracies and the absence of it in the People’s Republic of China, converting its inhabitants into slaves, living by sacred rules of slavery.

There is nothing that a free American cannot say or do unless a court finds that those actions do harm to other human beings. On the other hand, there is nothing a Chinese inhabitant can dare to do or say if that contradicts the sacred rules of slavery, established as they were established millennia ago.

That chasm was understood in the United States and other free countries after China’s inhabitants were shot about 20 years ago for saying that it would be good if some government institutions in their country were elected by the people.

On Sept. 23, 2010, the China’s Premier Wen Jiabao spoke in New York. He said, “There are thousands of reasons for U.S.-China relations to move forward.” He went on to say that he “is an optimist about the relations between the two nations.”

Chi Mak had began sending “sensitive materials” to China in 1983, two years before he became a U.S. citizen. Today he is on trial. That is, for 24 years he was sending American sensitive military (naval) technology to China. He is now 66 years old — well, it’s time for him to get some rest.

But surely there will be others like him until China surpasses the United States in the effectiveness of its military weapons to successfully wage its global war to grab and enslave the world.

In this column, I tried to show the “U.S.-China relations” as the U.S. mass media have presented them, and hence most Americans have perceived them, especially in view of the fact that in his New York speech last month Wen Jiabao expressed his optimistic belief that mutual relations between the United States and China should “move forward.”

However, apart from what top Chinese officials may be openly saying for Moscow and the entire world to hear, something infinitely more important and sinister may be secretly discussed in their offices. And this will be the subject of my next-week column.

China Eyes Free Societies

In the first millennium, China and the countries west of China barely knew of each other’s existence, and if a Chinese were asked why he or she never visited Western Europe, the likely answer would be that those Western countries were so boring that no visit was worth it.

In 1949, China appeared in the West under its new name, which had been invented by Mao and presented in English as the “People’s Republic of China.”

The French word “republic” means “wealth (res) of publica,” that is, of “people,” and so Mao’s new name of China meant “People’s Wealth of People of China.”

In the People’s Republic of China, the Tiananmen Square’s participants publicly dared to call for the free election of the government — and were shot.

In the United States, Obama repeatedly expressed his sympathy for the slave society of the post-1949 China — and remains the freely elected U.S. president.

At one time China was regarded in the West as a “big village,” while many crucial strategic achievements (like the Newtonian mathematics and physics) were made in China before they appeared in the West.

So what’s the way out for the West from the looming disaster threatening it by Mao’s China?

While the population of a country such as post-1949 China may be acting reflexively, the population of the West must act as one human being, aware of the overall goal to preserve freedom. This is a route of suffering, ensuring the superiority of the general awareness of the goal of the survival of a free society over a slave country.

The pacifist mood of France, attacked by the totalitarian Germany, ensured the French collapse. Even the totalitarian Germany lost its war with Russia owing to Hitler’s nonchalant mood, good for a play at war, not the war of Hitler’s Germany against Stalin’s Russia.

Thus we arrive at the most tragic dilemma: Freedom is the possibility to do what he or she wants to do, is it not? But then a free country such as France may be routed, as it was by Hitler, precisely because of her freedom.

Freedom just for the sake of freedom leads to death. The death of that same free person. Or the death of a free country. Freedom has to be meaningful, just as the human life has to be meaningful.

Otherwise even Hitler, having invaded Russia, could expect nothing but a bullet through his brain.

When speaking of the meaning of freedom, we speak of a national freedom or of the freedom of all free nations in the world.

When a free nation ignores the danger to its existence because it finds better ways to enjoy its freedom, contrary to the interests of self-preservation of national and world freedom, the latter gets destroyed, as the freedom of France was destroyed when Hitler invaded it.

Let us not forget that the preservation of freedom depends on us. It is our personal responsibility as well.

In a country in which a friend of today’s China is in the White House, a lot of sensitive information gets released and becomes easily available and harmful to our country. If you happen to be in possession of such secret information, do not divulge it; do not give it away just because you happen to have access to this secret information.

Do not destroy your country while it is still yours.

I wonder whether a healthy change will come to the United States before long. Let us remember that each of us is responsible either for a process of its innovation or for its hopeless decay, which may end up as it did in France with Hitler’s conquest.

I call upon all those who want to preserve freedom in the world. Let each of us act like dramatic personae in a possible, real-life final tragedy of mankind, brought on by slave societies.

Yes, one person can do a lot if he or she acts intelligently and does his or her best for the benefit of freedom in our world, where the population of the People’s Republic of China exceeds 1.3 billion.

At the same time, let us not forget that the scale of death and destruction in war increases automatically with the growth of technology. There may come a time when war will become the suicide of mankind.

The problem now will be to keep the world scale of war deaths and destruction within the crucial limits. Still, let us see and hear more of the best world strategists. Let no one be surprised if everyone in a free country will be a literate, well-informed world strategist saving from death at least the free part of mankind.

This may lead to more time spent on the saving of the free world than on watching the television programs, whose aim is to sell fashionable trinkets or “movies about war.” We should remember that without countries dedicated to freedom the universe will become a corpse.

It is possible that before long we will have the final judgment as to whether the world will embrace freedom as it still does, or whether it will sink into slavery.

Human life, whether free or slave, may disappear forever due to ever-new military technology.

Will the U.S. Be Conquered by China?

At the beginning of the “Sovietia,” Stalin was concerned that by destroying the treasures of Russian art, valued all over the refined world, he would get branded by the West as a vandal.

Osip Mandelstam, a Russian poet considered a genius, wrote a stinging poem about Stalin. These are the opening lines of the poem (which was not published at the time, but it was copied, read, and passed on):

We live without feeling the earth under our feet.
What we say is never heard ten steps away.

Now, was Mandelstam a poet of genius? If he was, he would not be killed publicly right away. There would be problems abroad: “Stalin has killed a poet whom the Russians call the greatest, not only in Russia but in the world at large.”

Stalin contacted the poet Boris Pasternak: “Is Mandelstam a poet of genius?” he asked. “Yes,” Pasternak answered, “but I would like to speak with you about something else.” “What about?” Stalin asked. “Life and death,” was the response.

Stalin hung up.

Mandelstam was committed to a temporary exile, where he lived with his wife, Nadezhda, and where he created his great poetry. Months later he was sent to a concentration camp, where he perished.

There were no changes in the Sovietia except those for the worse, until 1970 brought incredible, impossible news: Several hundred “Soviet citizens” were allowed to emigrate to the countries of their choice!

Where should we emigrate? For quite a few of us the choice was made by history.
The English-speaking countries have the most elaborate freedom rights! And that was where we went — America! — the most powerful free country which would be able to defend us best.

Before going over to the current flow of time, let me devote a couple of paragraphs to the life of myself and my near and dear here in New York City. During our life in Moscow, Russia, we eyed our beloved English-speaking countries, where the freedom of speech (such as writing poetry by Mandelstam) was no crime, one that could end in a poet’s death in a concentration camp.

We had a nervous worry about the survival of the free countries in the age of Stalin, Hitler, and Mao, and in New York I began writing a weekly column about the world at large. My wife was my secretary, since both of us went through the same world drama.

Now, after having lived in America for 40 years, I cannot help comparing the electoral systems of the United States and Great Britain.

The majority party in the British parliament, which receives more votes than any other party, nominates a candidate to speak with Her Majesty, after which the Queen either approves or rejects the nominee to be her prime minister.

The British briefcase “Prime Minister” contains about 50 pages. Why did I choose to write the above paragraph? Well, some information is more important the greater the number of those who voted for it. But with other information, it may be the other way around: the fewer the voters know about it, the more valuable it may be.

Had not the U.S. president received the information about nuclear bombs through a letter he received from a great German scientist (who was not even a voter in the United States!), Hitler with nuclear bombs would have become the owner of the world.

The American government power is said to have originated in the American Revolution.
I saw it being abused by Obama after he became president of the United States. Shortly after Obama moved into the White House, he declared a new era of “cooperation, not confrontation” with China and arranged for the two days of high-level talks with Chinese officials. Said Obama: “The relationship between the United States and China will shape the 21st century, which makes it as important as any bilateral relationship in the world.”

Has Obama read numberless conclusions of experts about the coming destructive war between the United States and the “People’s Republic of China”?

But what about those Americans who believe that the China founded in 1949 by Mao, the Stalinist who killed 64 million Chinese, will save America because Obama declared it to be its friend?

What about us who emigrated to the United States, and not to Britain, because we believed that as a larger country than Britain, America will be able to defend its citizens better?

Actually, all Americans who want to remain Americans, can, on the contrary, find themselves in a trap, created by Mao and his “communist China.”

It is generally recognized today that the harm to Russia done by the “Russian Revolution,” which took place in a country by no means as free as Britain, was tremendous, and its inheritor Stalin died only in l953, but his unprecedented-scale atrocities continued after his death.

It may be appropriate to mention here that Canada is not part of the United States.

Surely had America remained part of the English-speaking territory, the queen of England would have spoken with Obama after he had been elected and would have rejected him after their conversation.

The opposite result? It seems possible for those who make up Obama’s noisy army of those who have been and will be displeased with any America except if it becomes the “People’s Republic of America.”

Obama discovered the “People’s Republic of China” not by reading scientific accounts, but by “their flesh and spirit” being “mine now and for centuries ahead.”

Russia, US Should Join Against China

A smart Russian friend of mine, an outstanding technologist living and working in the United States, sent me a 17-page transcript of one of Yulia Latynina’s Saturday television talk shows called “Code of Access.”

Google introduces Yulia as a “Russian journalist, writer and radio host” and devotes to her nine headlined paragraphs plus “video results.”

To me, a Russian who emigrated from Russia 40 years ago, Yulia is a Russian woman in a new role in a new Russia. Forty years ago her program would have been impossible and, indeed, inconceivable: a charming young woman discussing life in Russia on her TV program, criticizing its social and political aspects, thinking out loud . . .

Indeed, I find in Latynina’s program the thoughts which I have not heard in the United States, but which are politically infinitely valuable.

Here is my favorite, on page 10 of the transcript: “As for elections . . . Dear ladies and gentlemen, a remarkable public opinion poll was taken in 2007: Does the Sun revolve around the Earth or does the Earth revolve around the Sun? Of those polled, 27% answered that the Sun revolves around the Earth.”

In the elementary school of Russia, it has been explained that the Earth rotates around the sun, but to the people on the Earth it seems that the sun rotates around the Earth. Yet 27 percent of potential voters forgot the school explanation.

I also have developed a similar point when I asked how U.S. President Roosevelt could be presumed to have known that it was a life-or-death matter for the United States to build a nuclear bomb if perhaps none of his voters had ever heard of such a bomb.

It was only Einstein, at the time not yet officially an American immigrant, who in his 1939 letter to Roosevelt explained the nuclear bomb and the dire need for the United States to have it and thus save the free countries from being atom-bombed by Hitler, for Hitler’s Germany had started developing nuclear bombs already in 1939.

President Roosevelt was quick to respond to Einstein’s letter, and the United States outpaced Hitler’s Germany by having obtained the nuclear bomb ahead of it.

Having President Roosevelt, however, was just good luck for the United States and other free countries. But the destiny of the world should not depend on just good luck. The United States should work out a foolproof, reliable electoral system as to leave no opportunity for error, misuse, or failure in choosing a president.

In her television talk show, Yulia is quick, colorful, and witty. At the same time, at the beginning of her talk, some will find that she is too brief and light, considering the gravity of the subject.

This is how the transcript begins: “There are many questions concerning Putin’s negotiations with China and especially concerning the article in the newspaper Vedomosti which mentioned a forthcoming Russian-Chinese treaty, in which sold to China is Russia in total and a little more.”

Latynina goes on to explain: “As far as I know, the Kremlin is afraid of China to a state of horror, to a stomach ache.”

In my weekly columns published in the United States, I keep saying that the People’s Republic of China, with its population of 1.3 billion, is or will be against the United States, with its 300 million people, like four Chinese armies confronted by the U.S. Army. In the case of Russia, with its population half of that of the United States, it will be like eight Chinese armies confronted by one Russian defense army.

But that’s not all. Hitler’s Germany could not bomb the United States: It was impossible to fly bombers across the Atlantic Ocean and back.

Now, the ground army of the People’s Republic of China is capable of invading Russia, since China adjoins the eastern edge of Russia.

It is true that Imperial China never invaded other nations. But it is worth asking why not. Because Imperial China regarded all nations so beneath itself that to invade them would be as aimless as to make havoc of useless and disgusting beasts.

At the same time it is worthwhile to recall the “Tatar-Mongol Yoke” in Russia, which began in 1240 and was overthrown only in 1480, that is, went on for 240 years!

Yet the danger to Russia is far greater than to be invaded by China’s ground army.

I already described in my columns how Col. Larry M. Wortzel (United States, retired) had confirmed in his online memo that the People’s Republic of China had been working on “space warfare.” Google search “Larry M. Wortzel” provides “about 49,100 results.”

There is plenty of such information today, and Yulia describes how much the Kremlin fears China.

The fear is justified (but is not sufficient!). What is China’s “space warfare”? So far wars have been waged at the Earth. But we know that the Earth is only a tiny speck in the vast Universe. And the Earth with its atmosphere and stratosphere is surrounded by the space of the Universe.

It is there that the People’s Republic of China has been creating a new warfare, as Wortzel describes it, with the help of Google. Let us recall that the People’s Republic of China has expelled Google from its territory. The space warfare should be kept secret until it’s ready to go into action.

So what should the Kremlin do, apart from experiencing fear, as described by Yulia Latynina? In the United States, I have been asked by my readers on which side Russia is: on the side of the United States and other Western countries or on the side of the People’s Republic of China?

Yulia, you should say to the Kremlin: Your fear is justified. But surely it is no good to fear just for the sake of fear itself!

The Kremlin should side with the United States and join, together with the other Western countries, in the development of defense against the People’s Republic of China, including its space warfare.

Yulia, do you see any other way out? I don’t. Please use your outstanding intelligence and knowledge to help save Russia and other endangered countries.

China Preparing for World War III

Since the future of our world is likely to be decided by World War III, it may be of interest to predict its outcome.

Owing to my obsession with freedom, I emigrated from Russia with my wife, our son, my mother, and several hundred strangers (the purpose of the owners of Russia was to create the fantastic impression that Soviet Russia was a democracy!).

My eagerness to emigrate was reinforced by my egomania, according to which I fancied that in the West I would be writing in English whatever I thought and be paid for it, since enough Americans and other Westerners would find what I wrote worth reading.

In 2005, Gen. Chi Haotian of China, its “minister of national defense” since 1993 to 2003, revealed in his speeches that in China’s war on the United States, from one-third to two-thirds of Americans would be poisoned or infected biologically by the Chinese, and their homes and property would be transferred over to Chinese settlers, since the Chinese (and not the Germans, as Chi stipulated in his speech) are the superior race and must have everything best in the world.

Anyway, a slave state (China) has this advantage over a free country (the United States): it can reward (enrich!) 100 million or 200 million of its troops and its civilians with what those killed (poisoned and infected) Americans and their ancestors had been acquiring for the past two-and-a-half centuries.

In the United States, an American’s betrayal of his country to China may well be seen to be his use of his freedom.

This certainly applies to the U.S. presidents, whose elections (which have little to do with the appointment of the prime minister in Britain) contradict the knowledge of mental ability, according to which the value of a thought may include its exclusivity: Einstein said that he was understood by seven people in the world.

It was only owing to Einstein’s letter to President Roosevelt in 1939 that the Americans got the nuclear bombs before Hitler’s Germany completed its nuclear project.

Einstein emigrated to the United States because he was a Jew. Suppose he was not a Jew and did not emigrate? Hitler would have “the bomb,” which his Germany began to develop earlier than the United States. But what about the 100 percent American professors?

None of them wrote a letter to Roosevelt about both possibility and necessity of developing the nuclear bomb. Einstein did, though officially he was not yet even an immigrant.

Have you ever heard the word “professor” used before the name “Einstein”? To begin with, he was not a professor.

Mental worker and mental work have been evaluated in the free countries in the past centuries as “genius,” “highly important,” or as “mediocre twaddle,” “a pack of insults, to humiliate his opponents.”

Today such comments are conspicuously rare in the United States. If a holder of an opinion is a professor (something one can buy online!) or has another degree, rank, or title, that opinion is accepted at least politely, and if he/she is just an Einstein, his/her opinion is ignored or met with a pack of insults.

The result? My article “What the CIA Knows about Russia” (worse than nothing!) in the September 1978 issue of the Commentary magazine was reprinted or outlined in about 500 periodicals all over the free world.

The most powerful free country has no intelligence service! A catastrophy? Yes! But the case was buried by professors and other titled officials in total silence as beneath attention.

In the United States, it is still understood sometimes that scientific, technological, philosophical, political or artistic endeavors have different levels of achievement, and not just one level. Yet the academic and government bureaucracy in the United States tends to reduce all of its endeavors to one level of mediocrity.

In the post-1949 China, we have been facing a geostrategic paradox.

By the standards which had prevailed before the “advanced” Hitler’s Germany was routed by the “backward Russia,” China was classified as “backward,” since it had a vast agricultural population living outside cities.

In 1917, the “backward” Russia produced 3.1 million tons of steel, as against 45.8 million of the United States. But in 1989, the figures were 160 million for Russia versus 96 million for the United States.

In 2007, China produced 489.2 million tons of steel, while the U.S. output stayed near its 1989 figure. Which one is a backward country?

Just a decade ago, China was still considered backward because of its huge population.

Today it is obvious (though not to most academic and government officials in the United States) that the population of China, which is 1.3 billion, that is, more than four times larger than that of the United States, can be converted by the slave state of China into at least four times more creators and users of the latest weapons than can the United States.

A “slave state” is a mobilized military country, in which every slave is a mobilized military man or woman.

The slave state of China has been at war, though that war is internal until it becomes an assuredly victorious limited operation, like conversion of the United States (described by General Chi Haotian) into a Chinese country as part of the Chinese world empire.

On the other hand, a free country enables everyone to be a great thinker as Einstein was. But many Americans would not like to be Einsteins even if they had the ability.

I have not met anyone in the East or West more dedicated to freedom than those in charge of Newsmax and WorldTribune. But the tremendous mission of rescue of the free world from the slave state of China requires a far greater attention.

Hence life in the United States is presented by the rest of the media as an ongoing festival, in which money as well as new goods and services, crimes, and sex are the most prominent, while for weeks or months China seems to have never existed.

Few people in the free countries believed that Hitler would launch aggressive wars to become the world dictator until he launched them just as soon as he was able to do so. But to the owners of China, wars should not be started unless there is a certainty that having started them, they will win them.

The masters and slaves of China are preparing for victorious wars while free Americans enjoy their festivals.

How to Ensure Adequate Defense of a Free Country

An adequate defense of a free country requires an adequate government.

In the United States, the British system of electing a prime minister was replaced by the direct election of a U.S. president by a majority of voters, which opens the possibility of electing a mentally average mind, for the more minds think about complex problems in the same way and with a stereotypical simplicity, the lower is their mental level, while Einstein, who in 1939 explained to Roosevelt the immediate need to begin to develop the “atom bomb,” used to say that he was understood by seven people in the world. Fortunately, Roosevelt’s mind happened to be far above the average.

At a two-day meeting in Washington, including top officials from China, President Obama has proclaimed himself and the United States a “partner of China,” while in the past decade China’s Gen. Chi Haotian, the minister of national defense up to 2004, proclaimed in his speeches that China should poison or infect with a mortal disease one-third or two-thirds of the Americans and then transfer their homes and other property to the new (Chinese) settlers as to the really superior race, whom one-third of the Americans left alive are to serve manually.

This information became available in the West via the Western press and television, but the last three U.S. presidents have been deaf to it, not to spoil their “good relations” with the owners of China.

Before the 21st century, the absence of a U.S. president as a unique mind and a unique soul in the defense of the United States was not so tragic for the United States, since North America was protected by the two oceans and Canada against the armed forces of the time in the possession of Hitler.

Canada is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, formerly known as the British Commonwealth. In the American Revolution against Britain, the United States destroyed or ousted those sprouts of the British political wisdom, which had been developing within the English history since the 13th century (Magna Carta).

The Canadians do not elect a Canadian president by a majority of voters.

On the other hand, as William Safire wrote in the New York Times on May 18, 1998, U.S. President Clinton, “hungry for money to finance his re-election overruled the Pentagon; he sold to a Chinese military intelligence front the technology that [U.S.] defense experts argued would give Beijing the capacity to blind our spy satellites and launch a sneak attack.”

George W. Bush saw the threat to the United States coming not from China (population: 1,331 billion) but from the oil-rich Iraq (population: 26 million, 35 percent of whom were Sunni, favoring the free West), and he invaded Iraq in an absurd five-year campaign.

As for Obama, he is a “partner of China” but is vigilant to whatever is going on in Afghanistan (population: 30 million).

The people of England do not elect a U.K. president. They elect members of parliament. The largest party in parliament sends its candidate to the king or queen for the approval as his/her prime minister.

Let us also recall that the word democracy was launched by ancient Athens. The word democracy came from the word demos (“common people”), and the word aristocracy from the word aristos (“best”).

The “revolutionary America” and the “revolutionary Russia” abolished their aristocracy. Yet classical music has been performed in both countries by aristos and for aristos.

All uniquely valuable creativity in arts or sciences, philosophy, or geostrategy, involves aristos.

The U.S. election of a U.S. president by a majority of voters contradicts the organic law of cerebral creativity, according to which the mental ability of members of a similarly thinking group is likely to be the lower, the more numerous the group is, and genius is not a member of a group of millions of similarly thinking members.

If President Roosevelt was a genius, then his election as a U.S. president by millions of Obamas was accidental, and if he had been an Obama, just as were those who voted for him, he could have been fatal for his country.

Today the danger has grown immensely.

If the president is a genius, he must be at the peak of a human pyramid, corresponding to “an intelligence statistical curve,” and transmitting his ideas to the people at large.

This is accepted in cultural or in intellectual endeavors in the West. How can a government do without such a pyramid? Or is the defense against the PRC something so simple that any Obama elected by a majority of Obamas can create it?

Why should President Obama be expected to be smarter than the evil dictators of China?

An Obama who would begin today to engage in a globally developing and vitally important field like war — without any proficiency in it and without any evidence of his proficiency — can be called an idiot and what he has been doing an idiocy.

The U.S. president has been elected by a majority of psychiatrically healthy adult Americans who wished to vote for the candidate of their choice.

Suppose he is a genius in establishing the single-payer healthcare system. And, his all-American healthcare will be the world’s best. But why should a genius in single-payer healthcare be automatically expected to be a genius of today’s geostrategy?

Surely it is safer for him to become a traitor with respect to the United States and a slave of the owners of China, helping them enslave that one-third of Americans who are to remain alive as servants to the superior race from China.

There is a sweet delusion in the free West that a free country is by definition more powerful than a slave country like the “People’s Republic of China.”

This is a delusion.

Freedom has one military advantage: It produces people of genius like Einstein, who flourished in Germany before Nazism, but who emigrated after Hitler’s advent to power — and it was his letter to Roosevelt that was to destroy Hitler, for Hitler stopped the active development of the nuclear bomb in Germany, while the United States had developed it by 1945.

Without the atom bomb, Hitler lost the war in Russia and committed suicide, not to face the public trial and be executed by his war enemies.

But a slave country like post-1949 China has many advantages in war. For example, its every inhabitant (except little children and invalids) is psychologically “mobilized” in war or in peace as in the severest war.

The war losses never deter the owners of a slave country, for they do not sustain any personal losses unless they lose the war as Hitler did.

Are Americans Awakening to the China Threat?

I began publishing columns about the “China Danger” after unarmed Chinese in the Tiananmen Square in 1989 called for a peaceful limitation of the unlimited power in their country, to which the dictators of China responded with what has been described in the West a “massacre.”

What was a discovery to me? The Chinese will to freedom, which later manifested itself again in dozens of millions of withdrawals from the Chinese Communist Party.

I drew the following conclusion: We can well assume that the only way for the dictators of China to preserve their dictatorship is to conquer the world and thus eliminate those countries whose freedom seduces so many Chinese.

That became a theme of my columns, and I was especially interested in the public speeches of General Chi Haotian, China’s minister of national defense from 1993 to 2003.

He now is 80 years of age, but he still is a top official. In his public speeches, he described China’s global strategy. Between one-third and two-thirds of the population of the United States is to be annihilated (biologically) and their homes and other property are to be transferred to the new Chinese settlers.

One-third of Americans will be left alive to serve this “superior” race. Due to such conquests, China will become a global empire.

Initially, General Chi’s predictions were ignored by many “American experts” and passed off for forgeries and what not. Those experts did not seem to understand that if the rulers of China had regarded Chi’s speeches harmful, not useful, to them, they would have made Chi lie to the West that those speeches of his are criminal forgeries and that he, General Chi Haotian, has nothing to do with them.

Even if we accept the totally improbable version that he refused to obey the rulers of China (and had been properly tortured to death, using the Chinese experience in torture of thousands or millions of years), the rulers of China would have found another way of lying to the West that so-called “Chi’s speeches” were forgeries.

Anyway, recently I have noticed that General Chi’s predictions, which I have quoted in my columns, are being taken seriously by American readers of my weekly columns (while President Obama had declared the dictatorship of China and the United States, as represented by himself, to be “partners” in the 21st century).

Chris Reynolds of Dallas, Texas, begins his almost page-long e-mail to me on Sept. 4, 2009: “Please continue writing your outstanding columns about China and other threats facing the United States. You have a rare talent for writing about complex issues in very clear terms, without hyperbole, so that even the most ignorant or stubborn people should be able to comprehend your writing without misunderstanding.”

The day earlier, Sept. 3, an e-mal to me said: “Keep up the good work,” and the next day, in his page-long e-mail of Sept. 4, David Fellows had this to say: “First of all, let me say that every chance I get I read and enjoy your articles. I thank you for what you do to inform my fellow Americans, many of whom are living in an intellectual fog.

“Unfortunately, the ones who are most in need of your insight are too busy ‘drinking the Kool-aid’ as we sometimes say in our country.”

My column of Sept. 17, 2009, produced a string of e-mails. On Sept.18, Bret Simms wrote: Hello, great article! My only question is why are so many Americans asleep into thinking one day we will not be attacked.

“My opinion is that the U.S government is in some ways provoking an attack which will neutralize the U.S.A. An attack that could take place in mere yrs . . . . I am born and raised U.S. citizen and love my country. The people of THE UNITED STATES I fear are in for a rude awakening. Again great article . . . keep speaking truth!”

The following day, Gregory Camp begins his e-mail, “Dear Mr. Navrozov, I just ‘discovered’ your work and am forwarding your articles to my friends and colleagues. Thank you for bringing this information to the public.”

On Sept. 17, the day the column appeared, I received an e-mail from Darryl Hicks, executive administrator of “Chilling! You’ve just put together the most striking column we’ve read.” And then he ends, “We would certainly enjoy putting the spotlight on you and this invaluable column about the Chinese official [General Chi Haotian].”

What’s the conclusion? It seems to me that mentally alert Americans who value the United States for its freedom and all that freedom brings with it, including personal safety from political persecution, and not only for advertised goods and services at the lowest possible prices, are ready to understand that the United States is a country that is being threatened by a war of annihilation, to be accompanied or followed by similar wars of China on all the other free countries less capable of defending themselves.

What is necessary is to make the danger signal reach millions and dozens of millions of Americans as it has reached those whose e-mails I just quoted above.

Several months ago I suggested production of a film on the subject. The donations to our not-for-profit Center for the Survival of Western Democracies, Inc., are tax-deductible.

Alas, I am too busy, writing, to go into the money jungle, so that the center has no money to create a highly professional and successful film explaining the geostrategic situation of today.

France, together with 10 British divisions in France, was overrun by Nazi troops within six weeks. The French culture, with its intellectual sophistication, education, and Napoleon in its military history, did not help to defend the country from the Nazi invasion. Nor had the 10 British divisions foreseen their destiny.

Will the United States in its defense against the dictatorship of China, with its population exceeding that of the United States more than four times, go the way France did in its defense against the dictatorship of Germany?

West Oblivious to China Threat

Why is the West asleep? This is what I was asked by Jonathan Smithson, an Australian of English and Chinese descent, who sent me a piece from a speech delivered by Chi Haotian, the minister of national defense of China up to 2004 and a top military analyst today, and published by the dissident Chinese newspaper The Epoch Times, sold in English in English-speaking countries. The space allocated by The Epoch Times to Chi consists of 571 entries, and the first entry is summarized as follows: “A leading Chinese Communist Party official argues for exterminating the population of the United States.”

In Chi’s 12-page speech, which The Epoch Times published on June 6 under the title “WWIII: War Is Not Far from Us and Is the Midwife of the Chinese Century,” Chi devoted on what is page 2 of The Epoch Times publication to his demonstration that the Chinese are the superior race to win in WWIII its right to the “Chinese century.” Says Chi:

“Hitler’s Germany had once bragged that the German race was the most superior race on Earth, but the fact is, our nation is far superior to the Germans.”

Smithson sent me two e-mails. One contains a piece of Chi’s speech from The Epoch Times. In the other, Smithson (who has degrees in law and medicine) asks me “Lev — Why is the West asleep?”

The piece of Chi’s speech from The Epoch Times reads:

“We must prepare ourselves for two scenarios,” Chi begins. What are they? (1) China succeeds in the surprise attack on the United States. (2) China’s attack fails and triggers a retaliation from the U.S. The result? “More than half of the population of China would perish.”

The conclusion? “Whatever the case may be,” Chi goes on to say, “we can only move forward fearlessly for the sake of our Party and state and our nation’s future, regardless of the hardships we have to face and the sacrifices we have to make. The population, even if more than half dies, can be reproduced. But if the Party falls, everything is gone, and forever gone!”

But Chi looks into the future without fear or hesitation. “In any event,” Chi goes on, “we, the Chinese Communist Party, will never step down from the stage of history!”

So? “In my view, there is another kind of bondage, that is, the fate of our Party is tied up with that of the whole world. If we, the Chinese Communist Party, are finished, China will be finished, and the world will be finished.”

Chi is actually kind: “It is indeed brutal to kill one or two [or maybe three?] hundred million Americans.” You see? “But that is the only path that will secure a Chinese century, a century in which the Chinese Communist Party leads the world.”

Chi wouldn’t want to kill one, two (or three?) hundred million Americans just for nothing! “We, as revolutionary humanitarians, do not want deaths.” There is one “but” though.

“But if history confronts us with a choice between death of Chinese and that of Americans, we’d have to pick the latter, as for us, it is more important to safeguard the lives of the Chinese people and the life of our Party.” Why? “That is because, after all, we are Chinese and members of the Chinese Communist Party. Since the day we joined the Chinese Communist Party, the Party’s life has always been above all else!”

It is curious that the “Party,” possessing China and aiming at possessing the world, no matter what victims, is represented by Chi as an infinitely priceless living being whose “life has always been above all else.”

We can now answer that question Smithson raises in his e-mail to me: “Lev — Why is the West asleep?”

The Western democracies have survived owing to industrialization, including science and technology producing ever more effective weapons, up to the nuclear bombs in 1945 by the United States and its allies. But in the 20th century it also turned out that Stalin’s slave society can also produce no less effective weapons. And in the first decade of the 21st century here is Chi arguing that China should be the first to annihilate the U.S., to be on the safe side.

In China, all humans, except the owners of the country, are slaves used as producers or users of weapons. Now, in the free countries, defense is a matter of will of most citizens. Defense requires money as well as the people with outstanding military abilities. The Iraq War demonstrated that there were no such people to lead that war from the beginning, and the initiator of the war, supposedly an adequate military commander, was an ignorant fool who dragged a war against Sunni, and for Shia, in a small backward country for six years.

No, Bush was not asleep. As the president and commander in chief, he could not help hearing what Chi said as the minister of national defense of China about the need to attack the U.S. and exterminate its population as that of an inferior race. But Bush was not interested. He was absorbed with his own Iraq war for his own reason(s).

Is the West asleep? On the contrary, the West is wide awake, in its daily hunts for money and the best bargains, as well as enjoying life in every other way possible. But even purely financial preparations for war will impose higher taxes, and who wants them of their free will?

In short, the free people of the free countries must do of their own free will what slaves in state slavery countries do out of fear of ruthless vindication, including torture. Is this possible? Or are we living at the end of sociopolitical freedom, and mankind will soon be in global slavery forever and ever and anon?

The Chinese and the Irrational

The Chinese and the Irrational

By Fjordman

James Evans in The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy has written an extremely thorough account of astronomy during historical times in the Middle East and Europe, up to and including Kepler just prior to the telescope. In his view, “The remarkable accuracy of the Babylonian observers is a silly fiction that one still frequently encounters in popular writing about early astronomy.” The important thing is that there was a tradition of making observations, recording them carefully and a social mechanism for preserving the records.

The gods were believed to speak through objects and events in the natural world, including animal entrails, dreams and celestial phenomena. Omens were important for every level of Mesopotamian society, yet astronomical observations did not become the major focus of divination until after 1500 BC. Mesopotamian bureaucrats and astronomers/astrologers gradually amassed detailed information about the movement of the planets after 800 BC.

By the fifth century BC, Babylonian celestial divination had expanded to embrace horoscopic astrology, which used planetary positions at the moment of the date of birth to predict individual fortunes. As explained by science historian James Evans, “While horoscopic astrology was certainly of Babylonian origin (as, indeed, the Greek and Roman writers always claimed), it was elaborated into a complex system by the Greeks. Thus, the familiar and fantastically complicated system of horoscopic astrology with dozens of conflicting rules does not descend from remote antiquity. Rather it is a product of Hellenistic and Roman times.”

An Egyptian astronomical interest can be detected in the alignment of their temples and pyramids, but rarely on the level of sophistication seen in Mesopotamia. The ceilings of royal tombs from the Middle Kingdom on, for instance in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, contain drawings that could be described as simple celestial maps, yet with the partial exception of their solar calendar it does not seem to have occurred to them to seek for any deeper explanation of what they observed. The Egyptians “seem to have produced no systematic records of planetary movements, eclipses, or other phenomena of a plainly irregular sort.”

To the ancient Greeks, the planets were “wandering stars.” Our word planet comes from a Greek verb meaning to wander. The modern names for the five naked-eye planets are the names of Roman divinities which were more or less equivalent to a number of Greek gods. Most people today probably know this. What many of them don’t know is that some of the Greek names themselves may have been derived from Babylonian divinities in Mesopotamia.

Mars was often associated with war because of its reddish color, which can be spotted through naked-eye observations; the ancient Egyptians called it the Red One. However, there are other parallels that are unlikely to be accidental. In ancient Mesopotamia, Ishtar was the Babylonian and Assyrian counterpart of Inanna, the moody Sumerian goddess of love and fertility, identified with the planet Venus. To the Romans, Venus was the goddess of love and fertility, their equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, who was also a symbol of love and fertility.

In the eyes of Walter Burkert, a few similarities between the Epic of Gilgamesh and Homeric poetry can no longer be ignored. He is nevertheless careful to point out that natural and political philosophy in the true sense was a Greek invention as much as was deductive proof in mathematics. As Ibn Warraq puts it, “what emerges is something entirely distinctive: what we call Greek civilization. The very strength of this civilization lay in its ability to learn from and improve upon the ideas, art, and literature of the Near East, Persia, India, and Egypt.”

The website of the American Institute of Physics states that despite their observations, the explanations that the Babylonian, Mayan and early Chinese sky-watchers devised for planetary movements “were no more than colorful myths. Scientific cosmology – the search for a picture of the universe that would make sense with no mention of divine beings – began with the Greeks. They sought to look beyond the patterns of numbers to something fundamental…. Aristotle taught that rotating spheres carried the Moon, Sun, planets, and stars around a stationary Earth. The Earth was unique because of its central position and its material composition. All generation and corruption occurred in the ‘sublunar’ region, below the Moon and above the Earth. This region was composed of the four elements: earth, water, air, and fire. Beyond the Moon was the unchanging and perfect celestial region. It was composed of a mysterious fifth element. Greek philosophers estimated the distance to the Moon, and even tried to calculate the size of the entire universe. They believed it was finite.”

The goals and methods of Babylonian astronomy were very different from those of the Greeks. In particular, the Babylonians seem to have had little interest in the actual motions of the celestial bodies as long as they could predict eclipses. Later Greek astronomers were well aware of these fundamental differences in the approach. “For example, Theon of Smyrna says that the Babylonian astronomers, using arithmetical methods, succeeded in confirming the observed facts and in predicting future phenomena, but that, nevertheless, their methods were imperfect, for they were not based on a sufficient understanding of nature, and one must also examine these matters physically.” They did not base their astronomy on an elaborate philosophy of nature. There was no Babylonian, Egyptian or Indian equivalent of Aristotle.

The Maya in Mesoamerica devoted much attention to divination and amassed detailed studies of the movements of the Sun, Moon and planets over long periods of time. The Inca elites in pre-Columbian South America, too, elaborated special forms of divination. The Chinese had their own ideas about the stars and divination from an early date, but may have absorbed additional ideas from Babylonian astrology by way of India during the Han Dynasty.

The Chinese lunisolar calendar with its twelve Zodiac signs (the rat, ox, tiger etc.) is used for marking holidays such as the Chinese New Year. The first known divinations there are found on inscribed oracle bones and turtle shells in the city of Anyang in northeastern China from 1200 BC or slightly before and “concern military expeditions, the construction of towns, illnesses, journeys, births – of significance to the King or (what comes to the same) the state.”

The cosmological outlook of the Chinese organically linked the Earth, and above all the royal family, to the Heavens and the spirit world. The misbehavior of officials, it was thought, and especially of the Emperor himself, might result in famines, earthquakes, droughts or other natural disasters because they had displeased the spirit world. Similarly, anomalies in the heavens were taken as portents of the future and might predict future events that should be known only to the Emperor. For this reason, there was a powerful inclination in Imperial China to keep sky watching confined to the official bureaucracy under a veil of secrecy.

Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd, a prominent historian from the University of Cambridge, England, explores the origins of systematic inquiry in Greece, China and Mesopotamia with his book The Ambitions of Curiosity: Understanding the World in Ancient Greece and China:

“Both Chinese and Greeks shared the notion that the world as a whole – ‘heaven and earth’ in Chinese terms, the cosmos in Greek ones – is orderly, but the forms their notions of orderliness took differ, providing interesting insights also into their divergent notions of intelligibility. In China, the regular relations between heaven and earth are, in a sense, the responsibility of the Emperor who acts as a mediator between them. On him depend not just the welfare of ‘all under heaven’, but also the orderly relations between heaven and earth themselves. They are a matter of due processes of change: yet these could be disrupted. When irregularities occurred, that could be taken as a warning, a sign of danger or even that the Emperor’s mandate was coming to an end – though the non-occurrence of an eclipse could be taken as a sign of his virtue. Order in the heavens, in that sense, could not be taken for granted. In Greece, by contrast, cosmic regularities are unchanging.”

G.E.R Lloyd goes on to show that the most important aspects of the institutional framework in China were the existence of considerable numbers of official posts, the sense that it was the ruler or his ministers that were the prime audience and the acceptance of the authority of the canons. “In Greece, with far fewer established positions available, far more depended on the skill that individuals showed in the cut and thrust of open debate – whether within a school or group, or between them, or just among individuals. It was success in argument with rivals that secured a reputation, essential not least if you were to make a living as a teacher. In these respects, the tradition of debate itself stands out as the key institution (of a different kind from those of bureaux or courts) in the situation within which most Greek intellectuals operated.”

As the esteemed author Charles Murray asks, was axiomatic logic inevitable? That is far from certain. “It is easy to assume that someone like Aristotle was not so much brilliant as fortunate in being born when he was. A number of basic truths were going to be figured out early in mankind’s intellectual history, and Aristotle gave voice to some of them first. If he hadn’t, someone else soon would have. But is that really true? Take as an example the discovery of formal logic in which Aristotle played such a crucial role. Nobody had discovered logic (that we know of) in the civilizations of the preceding five millennia. Thinkers in the non-Western world had another two millennia after Aristotle to discover formal logic independently, but they didn’t. Were we in the West ‘bound’ to discover logic because of some underlying aspect of Western culture? Maybe, but what we know for certain is that the invention of logic occurred in only one time and one place, that it was done by a handful of individuals, and that it changed the history of the world. Saying that a few ancient Greeks merely got there first isn’t adequate acknowledgement of their leap of imagination and intellect.”

A small band of Greek thinkers, starting with Thales from about 600 BC, embarked on a serious, critical inquiry into the nature of the world around them. The Milesian philosophers disagreed and used logic and reason to criticize the ideas of others. They did not immediately leave all traces of supernatural intervention behind; a perspective of repeated divine intervention could be traced in some of the writings of Herodotus in the fifth century BC.

Anaximander judged eclipses to be the result of blockage of the apertures in rings of celestial fire. According to the philosopher Heraclitus, the heavenly bodies are bowls filled with fire, and an eclipse occurs when the open side of a bowl turns away from us. David C. Lindberg elaborates in his accessible book The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A.D. 1450:

“These theories of Anaximander and Heraclitus do not seem particularly sophisticated (fifty years after Heraclitus the philosophers Empedocles and Anaxagoras understood that eclipses were simply a case of cosmic shadows), but what is of critical importance is that they exclude the gods. The explanations are entirely naturalistic; eclipses do not reflect personal whim or the arbitrary fancies of the gods, but simply the nature of fiery rings or of celestial bowls and their fiery contents. The world of the philosophers, in short, was an orderly, predictable world in which things behave according to their natures. The Greek term used to denote this ordered world was kosmos, from which we draw our word ‘cosmology.’ The capricious world of divine intervention was being pushed aside, making room for order and regularity; chaos was yielding to kosmos. A clear distinction between the natural and the supernatural was emerging; and there was wide agreement that causes (if they are to be dealt with philosophically) must be sought only in the natures of things. The philosophers who introduced these new ways of thinking were called by Aristotle physikoi or physiologoi, from their concern with physis or nature.”

The Classical scholar Eric Robertson Dodds in 1951 published The Greeks and the Irrational as a critique of the commonly held view that ancient Greek culture represented the triumph of “rationalism.” He demonstrated with examples how perceived spiritual influences or the notion of divine inspiration was common in Greece up to the time of Plato. While maybe true, this should not cause us to forget some of the unique contributions that the Greeks did make.

As we have seen, philosophers in Greece knew that moonlight is reflected sunlight. Plutarch even suggested that people live on the Moon.Around 300 BC, the geographer Pytheas of Massilia described the ocean tides and suggested a relationship to the Moon. Poseidonius(ca. 135-50 BC), a Greek Stoic philosopher and teacher of the Roman statesman Cicero, also correlated variations in the tides with phases of the Moon, and in the second century BC the Chinese had recognized a connection between tides and the lunar cycle. While correct, these insights did not progress further since nobody could explain why there was such a correlation.

Isaac Newton’s theory of gravitation enabled the first explanation. Most of the Earth’s tides are caused by the Moon, with the Sun contributing a smaller part and other planets like Jupiter have a negligible effect. When the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned, the Sun’s and Moon’s gravity in combination create what we call spring tides, the highest high tides. This occurs at every new and full Moon. Neap tides are weak tides which occur during quarter Moons.

When the Moon passes through the shadow cast by the Earth we see a lunar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs for a few minutes in the lunar shadow whenever the two celestial bodies line up vis-à-vis the Earth and the Moon is totally or partially obscuring the Earth’s view of the Sun. By pure chance, the Sun is 400 times larger than our Moon, but also 400 times farther from us, making the two bodies appear the same size relative to us. A similar coincidence does not happen anywhere else in our Solar System. Hundreds of millions of years from now, when the Moon has slowly moved further away from us, all solar eclipses on our planet will be partial.

Lunar eclipses can only occur at Full Moon when the Moon is directly opposite the Earth in relation to the Sun. The Chinese word for eclipseis chih, which means “to eat.” In ancient China, people beat drums and banged on pots to scare off the “heavenly dog” believed to be devouring the Sun. The bloody cast of the Moon in some eclipses only added to the fear of what was going on among many ancient peoples, quite possibly also in prehistoric Europe.

Even into the nineteenth century AD, the Chinese navy fired cannons to scare off the dragon or beast they imagined was eating the Moon. Christopher Columbus and his crew, stranded in Jamaica in 1503 on his fourth voyage, were wearing out their welcome with the natives who were feeding them. Columbus knew a lunar eclipse was coming and “predicted” the Moon’s disappearance. The natives begged him to bring it back which, of course, he did, in due time.

Unlike Mesoamericans, Andean peoples had not worked out the cycles of Earth, Sun and Moon that would allow them to predict eclipses, so these were frightening events. In South America, “when a solar eclipse occurred, the Incas would consult their diviners, who usually determined that a great prince was about to die and the Sun had thus gone into mourning. He continued that the Inca reaction was to sacrifice boys, girls, and livestock; the priestesses dedicated to the Sun went into mourning themselves, fasted, and made frequent sacrifices. Lunar eclipses were thought to occur because a puma or a snake was eating the moon. The corrective was to frighten the beast away by shouting, blowing trumpets, beating drums, hurling spears and other weapons toward the heavens, and whipping dogs until they howled.”

Toby E. Huff shows in The Rise of Early Modern Science that a very different metaphysical outlook prevailed in Chinese civilization compared to the worldview we find in Europe:

“In place of the Western atomism governed by laws of nature, or the Islamic occasionalism governed by God’s will, we find an organic world of primary forces (yang and yin) and the five phases (metal, wood, water, fire, and earth) constantly shifting in recurrent cycles. Within this cosmos there is no prime mover, no high God, no lawgiver. Of course, it is assumed that there is a pattern to existence and that there is a unique way (tao) for all things. But the explanation of the patterns of existence is not to be sought in a set of laws or mechanical processes, but in the structure of the organic unity of the whole. Moreover, Chinese cosmological thought came to stress the harmonious unity of natural and human patterns. That is, the patterns of the natural world were studied in order to find correlative correspondences between the patterns of heaven and those of human society below.”

The web of government and spiritual forces was so intimate that the traffic between the earthly and the spiritual worlds was constantly trod by officials speaking as gods and spirits speaking as officials. “In such a manner, the divine sanctioning of the authority of the emperor had its counterparts on the local level, and these served to reinforce the autocratic structure of government and local administration.” The prevailing Confucian ethic stressed the need to maintain outward obedience and respect for all authorities. To Chinese eyes, such public displays as challenging the word of authority figures constitute unforgivable signs of disrespect and dissension and the ultimate betrayal of filial piety. “In short, the Confucian stress on obedience stifled the development of all forms of contentiousness in public forums.”

He stresses that although medieval Europeans could debate the hierarchy of angles, the marriage between Greek philosophy and Biblical doctrines created a basis for viewing the world as orderly. The almighty God could make miracles if He wanted to, but such miracles were held to be rare events and the exceptions that proved the rule. This is in sharp contrast to the whimsical nature of Allah as portrayed in Islam, whose actions can never be predicted.

Huff in his writings emphasizes “the European medieval belief that man is a rational creature, one possessed of reason and conscience, and by virtue of these capacities is capable of understanding and deciphering the secrets of nature, with or without the aid of Scripture. Similarly, the medieval Europeans frequently deployed the metaphors of the ‘world machine’ (machina mundi) and the ‘Book of Nature,’ two devices giving pattern and intelligibility to the study of nature. Both ideas were integral to the teachings of the medievals (as in the writings of Grosseteste and Sacrobosco), and this shows again how deeply the metaphysical and religious roots of scientific culture are imbedded in the history of the West.”

By the seventeenth century, the European astronomical presence in China was significant. Western scholars had proved themselves superior to local astronomers when it came to making calendars and accurate predictions of eclipses. European Jesuit scholars used their undeniable edge in scientific and astronomical matters as a way of gaining entrance to the higher levels of Chinese society with the goal of promoting Christianity there, but the need for predicting lucky and unlucky days together with astrological divination for the Emperor and his court created tensions as to how far devout Christians could accommodate very different Asian beliefs, including what they viewed as superstition. Chinese divinatory emphasis on finding properly chosen sites and times of burial was powerful, and “the siting and burial of royal ancestors was a momentous event with serious consequences for all those involved.”

Adam Schall von Bell (1591-1666) was a Jesuit missionary from Cologne, Germany, who worked in China. During the final years of the Ming and the early years of the Qing Dynasty he gained the official title of mandarin and was heavily involved in reforming the Chinese calendar. This prominent position, however, might involve significant dangers in China. He was charged with being responsible, as head of the Bureau of Astronomy, for selecting an inauspicious date for the burial of a young prince who died prematurely. The fiercely anti-Christian scholar Yang Guangxian (1597-1669) led the assault on Schall and the Jesuits. Huff tells the tale again, this time in his book Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolution:

“Schall, the newly arrived Ferdinand Verbiest, and other Jesuits were rounded up, bound with ‘nine long and thick chains of iron, all with iron locks; three around the neck, three on the arms, and three on the feet,’ and carted off to jail. In the meantime, Yang Guangxian submitted still another memorial claiming that Schall, through his choice of an inauspicious date, was responsible not only for the premature death of the prince but also his mother and the emperor himself, who died of smallpox in 1661. Schall was partially paralyzed by a stroke precipitated by these events and had to rely on the Flemish Jesuit Ferdinand Verbiest for his defense. An investigation was undertaken and, on April 24, 1665, Schall and all the others were judged guilty: Schall was to be executed by dismemberment. Others involved were to be exiled after receiving forty blows with the bamboo. The next day, however, an earthquake rocked Beijing, leading all concerned to believe that perhaps an injustice had been done. The Princess Dowager intervened, absolving the Jesuits. The Jesuits, except for Schall, were released.”

Schall was placed under temporary house arrest and two non-Christian officials were pardoned, while several Chinese Christian converts, including Schall’s assistant Li Zubai, were beheaded for treason. Schall died the following year. The charges on which they were sentenced were those of sedition, although the judge admitted that he found it hard to determine which astronomical system was correct. Ironically, a few years later a test showed that Yang Guangxian as head of the Bureau of Astronomy could not produce a valid calendar in competition with Verbiest and the Europeans. He ended up being threatened with death himself for this failure and was eventually exiled to his home province, where he died.

A number of comments can be made about this episode. First of all is the fact that scholars often led a more dangerous and scientifically restricted life in China or in many other complex societies than they did in Europe, contrary to popular myth. Focusing only on the case of Galileo and ignoring this gives us a false picture of reality. First and foremost, however, it demonstrates that the leap to a (predominantly) non-magical worldview that had been achieved by certain Greek thinkers in Antiquity was far from self-evident. The Chinese, one of the most populous and prosperous nations in the world, as well as one of the cleverest according to themselves, still hadn’t made the same leap more than two thousand years later.

Some will probably claim that Europeans were just lucky and that other cultures were close to making a similar breakthrough. This view is highly questionable. The truth is that the most sophisticated Asian societies, or for that matter the complex urban cultures of Mesoamerica or the Andes region, were nowhere near making a similar breakthrough 500 years ago. Pre-colonial Australia and sub-Saharan Africa don’t even rank on the same scale in this regard.

The Chinese are practical people, which I for the most part mean as a compliment, and indeed often quite intelligent. One of the aspects of their culture that I find hard to relate to is their preoccupation with such things as “lucky and unlucky numbers.” Yes, you can encounter such notions in the West, too, but they are far more prominent in Oriental cultures. Many Chinese also seem to believe that luck is a character trait and that bad luck only happens to bad people.

From everything I have read, I have seen nothing to convince me that any other culture on Earth was moving in the same directions as Europeans did with the Scientific Revolution. Let us ask a provocative question: Would we have space travel today if we removed Europeans from the world? The answer is almost certainly no. China, the largest and richest country in Asia, was literally a couple of thousand years behind in certain crucial fields of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Electricity was essentially unknown outside of Europe, as was calculus, the concept of gravity, modern material science and liquid hydrogen rocket fuel. My bet is that we would not have space travel, astrophysics or planetary science for a great many centuries to come without Europeans, as nobody else was independently close to making many of the crucial scientific and technological breakthroughs needed to achieve this.

Critics will no doubt point out that the ancient Greeks, despite their reputation for being rationalist and “non-magical,” could leave substantial room for superstition. This was true sometimes, just as it is true that a belief in occultism and horoscopes coexisted with the birth of modern science in Europe and is alive and well in parts of the Western world to this day.

Kepler was one of the greatest mathematical astronomers who ever lived, but there was also a mystical side to his cosmological ideas. As imperial mathematician in the 1600s he had to give astrological advice to the Holy Roman Emperor as a part of his duties, even though he himself was rather skeptical of horoscopes. Newton spent nearly as much time on alchemy or looking for hidden codes in the Bible as he did on mathematics. In the late 1800s the English chemist William Crookes, known for the Crookes tube, was a gifted scientist in addition to being passionately interested in spiritualism, including the possibility of talking to the dead. Science and non-science can and do coexist, occasionally even within the same individual.

And yet, there is something special about the European legacy of critical reason and the belief that reason, logic and public debate can be used to advance truth and insight into the natural world and the human world alike. After you subtract astrology and the notion that individual destinies are determined by spirits and stars, a belief that has been and partly still is very common around the world, a core of rationalism will emerge as one of the critical legacies of the ancient Greeks, running as a golden thread from them to modern Europe. It is easy to underestimate the importance of this, just as it is easy to take for granted many of the other unique advances made by Europeans, but we need to remember that there was never anything self-evident or inevitable about them. In the end, a (largely) rational understanding of the natural world was achieved in one civilization and in one civilization only: the European one.

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China Media Report Mystery Stealth Fighter Photos

China Media Report Mystery Stealth Fighter Photos

BEIJING (AP) — Photos leaked online that appear to show a prototype of China’s first stealth fighter jet were discussed in state media Wednesday — a move that supports claims the country’s military aviation program is advancing faster than expected.

Both the English and Chinese language editions of the Global Times ran front-page articles on the photos of what appears to be a future J-20 fighter, along with extensive reports on the buzz the pictures have generated overseas.

Photos of the plane appeared on unofficial military news websites and hobbyist blogs last week and were still viewable Wednesday.

The Global Times did not comment on the authenticity of the pictures, but since the government wields extensive control over state media, the report’s appearance and the fact that censors have not removed images from websites suggest a calculated move to leak the information into the public sphere.

That in turn would reflect the growing confidence of the traditionally secretive People’s Liberation Army, which is pushing for greater influence and bigger budgets.

Calls to the spokesman’s office at the Defense Ministry rang unanswered Wednesday.

Aviation websites said the photos were taken from outside a fence at the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute’s airfield in southwestern China. The plane appeared to be undergoing a taxiing test of the sort that precedes an actual flight test.

A future Chinese stealth fighter has long been considered an inevitability. Deputy air force chief He Weirong told state broadcaster CCTV in November 2009 that China’s fourth-generation fighter — a reference to stealth technology — would begin flight testing soon and could enter service within eight to 10 years.

China’s aviation industry — both military and civilian — has made rapid progress in recent years but still relies heavily on imported technology. Propulsion technology has been a particular problem, with Russian engines still employed on China’s homemade J-10 fighter jets and the J-11, a copy of Russia’s Su-27 fighter jet.

Stealth technology is even more difficult to master because it relies on systems to hide the presence of the plane while equipping the pilot with enough information to attack an enemy. Emissions must be hidden and the plane’s fuselage sculpted to avoid detection by radar and infrared sensors.

Chinese progress in that field calls into question U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ decision to cap production of the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter at 187 planes. Supporters of the F-22 have warned of growing threats from China, as well as Russia, which has developed a stealth prototype that is already in the test flight stage.

Analysis of the J-20 photos shows it to be larger than either the Russian or U.S. planes, likely allowing it fly farther and carry heavier weapons.



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