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The CCP: Fosun Bear (not Fozzie)
I don't think the Americans are coming to save us...
Covid may be the largest elephant of our lifetime. How much of it I ultimately get to see and understand is unclear.
I have tried to read about as many parts of the elephant since March 2020 and in some respects, I feel I have clear vision of the part, and in other areas I feel I have a good probabilistic take on the matter and in others I remain unsure.
I try to hold my views of each body part lightly, even when I feel I have clear vision. New insight may come along to change my knowledge and perspective.
I don’t like being the guy who shouts, “It’s a snake!”. I don’t mind being the guy who says, “I’m pretty sure it’s a mammoth.” I am happy to be close to the shape of the overall truth as “mammoth” orients me better in the world than “snake”.
It turns out it’s neither an elephant nor a mammoth but starting to look more like a bear. Not the loveable failing stand-up comic Fozzie Bear but a different creature entirely. Fosun Bear.
Naomi Wolf has written another excellent piece (I just wish someone would teach her how to embed links in Substack). I was introduced to Fosun for the first time in this article. To understand the bear reference, you really need to read her article.
Here are some highlights:
We were told that Pfizer/BioNTech is a German company. But it is actually a German-Chinese company. Since I first found that Pfizer/BioNTech had an MOU with Fosun Pharmaceuticals, a major CCP-linked pharmaceutical company based in Shanghai, to make the Pfizer/BioNTech MRNA vaccines, I knew that with a bit more digging I would find China at the heart of these acts of war.
Fosun is not separate from the CCP; it is the CCP
Sinopharm, of course, as you see above, of which Fosun owns almost half, is owned in turn directly by the Chinese State and thus reports directly to the CCP.
This is crucial. Fosun Pharmaceuticals does not just partner with Pfizer/BioNTech to make the COVID-19 vaccines: they make, as noted, the PCR tests that are the one primary metric that determine the scale of the pandemic in North America and Western Europe and thus the “lockdowns” of whole countries, whole industrial sectors.
Early on, whenever I told someone that the PCR test was BS, I felt that one of the main blocks to believing me was not the facts about the BS (e.g. cycle thresholds etc.), but that they couldn’t understand “who” would or could mastermind such a lie and “why” they would do it. The “who/why” was more important to them than the actual facts before their eyes. To me the facts have always been more important that who is doing this and what is their motivation. It’s not that I’m not interested in it, it’s just that it virtually impossible to get reliable answers and it will always be a probabilistic, fact-pattern based, conclusion.
I just finished reading Wolf’s new book.
It’s definitely worth reading, I got a lot out of it.
Wolf is making the case in the book, and clearly in her recent Substack that the CCP is the primary actor in this reshaped world. She might turn out to be right. There’s plenty of evidence pointing in that direction, least of which this recent revelation of who and what Fosun Pharma is.
Excerpt from The Bodies of Others:
A final factor to understand when we look at who committed the great crimes of 2020–22, and how these crimes were executed, has to do with understanding the extent of Communist China’s infiltration of the institutions of the United States and Western Europe. Sinologists such as Michael P. Senger, Peter Schweizer, and the long-time presidential China advisor Michael Pillsbury understand that China does not use military might as the primary weapon in its fight against its targeted nations and especially against us, the other superpower. Rather, its strategy is to use “a set of asymmetric weapons that allow an inferior power to defeat a seemingly superior adversary by striking at an enemy’s weakest point.” Pillsbury, like other sinologists raising the alarm, sees “a 100-year-long effort to overtake the US as the world’s superpower” with deception as the essential tactic. By China’s encouraging the United States to view it as weak and in need of Western guidance, he writes:
“For decades . . . the US government has freely handed over sensitive information, technology, military know-how, intelligence and expert advice to the Chinese . . . and what we haven’t given the Chinese, they’ve stolen.” He and other sinologists believe that the CCP is intent on a plan in place since the time of Mao Zedong to become the world’s hegemon by 2049, the Communist revolution’s hundredth anniversary. He and others warn that thousands of CCP-aligned academics, foreign students who are bound by CCP law to report intel back to the CCP, and businesspeople, are embedded in strategic institutions in US and Western culture, economics, and politics. And these sinologists warn, too, that while for years China’s scholars have denied the goal of “a Chinese-led world order,” the tone from the CCP has recently changed. Since 2020, CCP spokespeople have used insulting and confrontational language to their US counterparts, and the goal of being the world’s hegemon is now stated overtly by the CCP. “The hard truth,” warns Pillsbury, “is that China’s leaders see America as an enemy in the global struggle they plan on winning.”
Among those tasked with our national security, these fears have long been prevalent. As far back as 2009, a US Senate hearing was titled: “China’s Propaganda and Influence Operations, Its Intelligence Activities that Target the United States, and the Resulting Impacts on US National Security.”
Eight years later, in May 2017, Sarah Cook, a Senior Research Analyst for East Asia, Freedom House, gave testimony at the Senate’s “US-China Economic and Security Review Commission Hearing on China’s Information Controls, Global Media Influence, and Cyber Warfare Strategy.” Her report was titled “Chinese Government Influence on the US Media Landscape.”
That report was updated in January 2020 under the title: “Chinese Communist Party’s Media Influence Expands Worldwide: Report Finds Global Rise in Propaganda, Censorship, and Control of Content-Delivery Systems.”
These reports found widespread influence operations aimed by the CCP at affecting staff, content and messaging in Western media and social media.
Almost redundantly, a global influence campaign aimed at the world’s media was uncovered in 2020 by the International Federation of Journalists. They called their report “The China Story: Reshaping the World’s Media.”
What does all the well-established CCP influence on Western media and social media — and Western academics and sports stars and influencers —have to do specifically with the great crime of 2020–22?
Most obviously, it long kept under wraps the fundamental fact of the pandemic’s origins, ensuring that the Wuhan lab-leak premise would be everywhere derided as “conspiracy theory.” In this regard the CCP even now continues to get away with murder.
More, Communist China’s vast influence over global media benefits it immeasurably in suppressing Western heroes, Western history, Western ideals such as freedoms of speech and assembly, and Western instincts of spontaneity and individualism. Indeed, even as China daily works to undermine Western values and fan discord among the warring elements of traditionally democratic societies, its interests (including in becoming the main global force in biotech and in DNA databases) align neatly with the goals of the WEF and the bottom-line drivers of Big Tech; they readily work toward allied goals, if not in coordination. All favor like policies, aiming to intimidate citizens and break communities and to surveil citizens in a lucrative and controlling digital grid. These policies especially target freedom of speech, and aim to cripple the mastery by Western children — whom we could call the 2049 generation —of free thought and expression.
Michael Senger was the first, that I am aware of, that wrote about the CCP’s role, he pointed at them from the beginning as the primary, causal, agent. He might be right.
The first article he wrote was this in Sept 2020. It’s a stunning piece of investigative journalism (although he is a practicing lawyer) while the rest of the “journalism” community was asleep, or maybe more accurately “hypnotised” at the wheel.
For decades, the CCP has co-opted scientists through its unparalleled overseas influence network, the United Front Work Department, which expanded dramatically under Xi. In June, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that 189 of its grantees had received undisclosed funding from foreign governments. In 93% of cases, including that of Charles Lieber, chair of Harvard’s chemistry department, the undisclosed funding came from China. Likewise, the National Science Foundation, a smaller organization, reported 16–20 cases of undisclosed foreign financial ties; all but two were with China.
The CCP has shaped scientific narratives by consistently promoting the falsehood that “China controlled the virus.” Of course, “China controlled the virus” is a baldfaced lie. China expelled journalists in March and its infection data is manifestly forged; U.S. intelligence has confirmed China’s data is intentionally misrepresented.
Nonetheless, China’s fake numbers have been paramount in scientific discourse. By demanding elite publications repeat the Orwellian lie that “China controlled the virus,” the CCP has normalized that lie for Western elites to repeat themselves, exploiting China’s fastidiously managed reputation and the fact that most Westerners do not yet know it as an untrustworthy, totalitarian state.
The most benign possible explanation for the CCP’s campaign for global lockdowns is that the party aggressively promoted the same lie internationally as domestically—that lockdowns worked. For party members, when Wuhan locked down it likely went without saying that the lockdown would “eliminate” coronavirus; if Xi willed it to be true, then it must be so. This is the totalitarian pathology that George Orwell called “double-think.” But the fact that authoritarian regimes always lie does not give them a right to spread deadly lies to the rest of the world, especially by clandestine means.
And then there’s the possibility that by shutting down the world, Xi Jinping, who vaulted through the ranks of the party, quotes ancient Chinese scholars, has mastered debts and derivatives, studies complexity science, and envisions a socialist future with China at its center, knew exactly what he was doing.
Senger went on to lead author this submission to the FBI, with its 255 references (not that the FBI did anything with it):
Here are the eleven headings of the different subjects covered by the submission. It’s a good read, especially as we are now in July 2022, and can look back with a lot more facts up our sleeve. If you are newly woken up, it’s a great quick history lesson.
1. Lockdowns Originated on the Order of Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, and Were Propagated Into Global Policy by the World Health Organization With Little Analysis or Logic
2. The Most Influential Institution for Covid-19 Models, Self-Described as “China’s Best Academic Partner in the West,” Has Been by Far the Most Alarmist and Inaccurate Covid-19 Modeler
3. Deadly Recommendations for Early Mechanical Ventilation Came from China
4. The World’s Predominant, Wildly-Inaccurate PCR Testing Protocols Are Based on Incomplete, Theoretical Genome Sequences Supplied by China
5. Predominant, Excessive PCR Testing Protocols Came from China
6. Studies Showing Significant Asymptomatic Transmission, the Only Scientific Basis for Lockdowns of Healthy Individuals, Came from China
7. The CCP Engaged in an Early, Broad, Systematic, and Global Propaganda Campaign to Promote Its Lockdown Response
8. Many Prominent Pro-Lockdown Scientists Show Conspicuous Pro-China Bias
9. Many Other Influential Lockdown Supporters Are Both Woefully Unqualified to Be Advising World Leaders on Pandemic Policy and Often Show Conspicuous Pro-China Bias
10. Several Top National Health Officials Among the Nations Are Woefully Unqualified and Show Conspicuous Pro-China Bias
11. Prominent Lockdown Supporters Have Proven Unusually Indifferent to the Devastating Consequences of Their Policies
In the 20th century, the term totalitarian was born to describe certain regimes that used modern technology to control every aspect of citizens’ lives, binding them to the state by breaking all pre-existing social bonds. One such regime was the Soviet Union, and there is a growing expert consensus that China today is likewise totalitarian. Totalitarian regimes utilize any and all means in the pathological monopolization of power. Though they deliver an exceptionally low quality of life to their citizens, totalitarian states are advanced political organisms, punching above their weight in geopolitics with their unparalleled ability to keep secrets and execute complex operations — the archetypal example being the clandestine rearmament of Germany in the 1930s. In the wilds of geopolitics, the lion underestimates the snake at its own peril, and with lockdowns, the CCP appears to have delivered the world a hefty dose of snake oil.
Both intelligence agencies and scientists may be forgiven for overlooking the CCP’s lockdown fraud. The scientific concepts involved are complex enough to elude defense officials, while the geopolitical implications of China’s turn toward totalitarianism are certainly convoluted enough to have deceived scientists.
Throughout 2020, lockdown measures have been quite popular, but that popularity is deceptive. For the general public, the idea that anyone might accept some outside incentive to support such devastating policies while knowing them to be ineffective — needlessly bankrupting millions of families and depriving millions of children of education and food — is, quite simply, too dark. Thus, the public supports lockdowns because the alternative — that they might have been implemented without good cause — is a possibility too evil for most to contemplate. But those who know history know that others with superficially excellent credentials have done even worse for even less.
Furthermore, most of the public believes that if there were anything untoward about the science behind lockdowns, intelligence agencies would stop them. For obvious reasons, those who work at intelligence agencies do not have the luxury of such complacency. Given the gravity of the decisions being made, we cannot ignore the possibility that the entire “science” of COVID-19 lockdowns has been a fraud of unprecedented proportion, deliberately promulgated by the Chinese Communist Party and its collaborators to impoverish the nations who implemented it.
Senger elaborated on his thesis in greater detail in his great short book (unfortunately not in Audible).
Over decades in power, the CCP had constructed a multilayered system for stifling dissent in China based on the Soviet psychological warfare technique of Zersetzung, which translates roughly to “psychological decomposition.” The regime’s threats instill fear of open discourse about reality, resulting in self-censorship. To avoid the cognitive dissonance of this silence, individuals willfully play down the evidence before their own eyes. The collective psychological effects are deceptively enormous.
Lockdown was never about a virus. It was about sending a message: That stripped of all disguise, the illusion of virtue, competence, and commitment to human rights among the western political class was nothing but conformity with easily-subvertible norms and institutions passed down by prior generations. Since the original egalitarian propagaganda of communism no longer fooled most people, the system had to be rebooted with a new lie that would justify the indefinite suspension of the rule of law. Xi had found it in the form of a “virus.”
Senger references the military book by Liang and Xiangsui from 1999 titled Unrestricted Warfare.
What must be made clear is that the new concept of weapons is in the process of creating weapons that are closely linked to the lives of the common people. Let us be clear that the first thing we say is: The appearance of new concept weapons will elevate future warfare to a level which is hard for the common people—or even military men—to imagine. Then the second thing we say is: The new concept of weapons will cause ordinary people and military men alike to be greatly astonished at the fact that commonplace things that are close to them can also become weapons with which to engage in war. We believe that some morning people will awake to discover with surprise that quite a few gentle and kind things have begun to have offensive and lethal characteristics.
Sound familiar again?
Judge Stickman’s intuition regarding the history of lockdowns was in line with the opinion of the foremost infectious disease scholars. As Dr. D.A. Henderson, the man widely credited with eradicating smallpox, wrote in 2006, “Experience has shown that communities faced with epidemics or other adverse events respond best and with the least anxiety when the
normal social functioning of the community is least disrupted.” In fact, no western scientist had ever publicly supported lockdowns until Xi Jinping personally authorized the “unprecedented lockdown of Wuhan and other cities beginning on January 23.”
Xi’s lockdown of Wuhan had been inspired by the CCP’s pet hybrid of public health and security policy: Fangkong, the same policy that inspired the reeducation and “quarantine” of over one million Uyghur Muslims and other minorities “infected with extremism” throughout Xinjiang and Tibet. Xi later affirmed that he had issued these instructions to the Politburo Standing Committee on January 7, 2020—but his instructions have never been revealed. Chinese business leader Ren Zhiqiang penned an open letter in which he requested Xi’s instructions be made public:
So, what happened in December? Why wasn’t information made available promptly? Why did CCTV on January 1 investigate news about eight rumormongers? And how could we have the January 3 admonishment? Why was the United States notified of the outbreak on January 3? Why not mention the various crises that happened before January 7? Why haven’t the January 7 instruction been made public, not yet even today?! How were various national-level meetings able to gather after January 7? Why are you still traveling abroad? Why did you celebrate Spring Festival in Yunnan?
For this letter, Ren Zhiqiang was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
The book is stuffed with 590 references, and is an important historical document for who did what and when. I strongly recommend.
Senger was booted off Twitter (where I had first found him) and his longest and most famous Twitter thread, was lost to millions. I consider that Twitter thread an important appendix to his book. Luckily for me, I had downloaded it as a PDF (back in June 2021…but it got much longer before Senger was cancelled from Twitter), here is my short version (better than nothing):
Senger, more than anyone has written about the CCP’s impact in and on Italy and the first Western lockdown:
After M5S member Giuseppe Conte became Prime Minister in 2018, the party’s overtures to China reached an apex when Conte gave Xi Jinping a royal welcome and signed onto his Belt and Road initiative, becoming the first major European country to do so.
On March 23, 2019, the same day Conte signed Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative, Italy’s Health Minister, M5S member Giulia Grillo, signed a Plan of Action on Health Cooperation between Italy and China, binding Italy to cooperation with China in certain fields including “prevention of infectious diseases.”
Chinese experts arrived in Italy days later and immediately advised stricter lockdown measures. Around that time, Italy was barraged with an unprecedented amount of online disinformation celebrating its lockdown and Chinese-Italian cooperation on Covid. International social media was flooded with grisly stories of lines of coffins and military trucks carrying bodies in Italy, but many of these images—like those that came from Wuhan in the preceding weeks—were subsequently proven fake.
Soon after Conte’s decree, the rest of the world was in lockdown—egged on by an array of influence operations detailed in my book and other writings. This timeline confirms that foretold by the anonymous tipster from January 30, 2020, that the world would soon find itself “modeling the Chinese response in Western countries.”
It will take many years to unravel exactly who did what, and why, in the leadup to Italy’s lockdowns. Unlike the Chinese, the Italians, being in a democratic country, had a strong incentive to cover their tracks. But the picture of what transpired in Italy is starting to come together, and it’s every bit as damning as one might imagine.
Senger in April 2022
By demanding western elites conform to a false reality in which they had to pretend China’s data was real, the CCP forced them into a referendum as to whom they were truly loyal—China, or their own people. In the vast majority of cases, they chose China. And two years on, even amid the horrific spectacle of China’s lockdown of Shanghai, they remain too cowardly and morally vacuous to reconsider their choice.
Do you believe this chart…because The Science™ does:
Here is Senger, recently, on Deborah Birx, less famous than Fauci, but arguably more powerful in steering the US, and the world, into lockdown and madness.
So just to recap, here we have Deborah Birx—the woman who did more than almost any other person in the United States to promote and prolong Covid lockdowns, silencing anyone who disagreed with her, to the incessant praise of mainstream media outlets—telling us she’d been inspired by all those images of Wuhan residents falling dead and constructing a hospital in 10 days, and still didn’t realize they were fake two years after they’d been proven fake.
And that’s just Chapter 1.
In what may be the most damning quote of the entire US response to Covid, in one paragraph, Birx tells us that she’d always intended “two weeks to slow the spread” as a lie and immediately wanted those two weeks extended, despite having no data to show why that was necessary.
No sooner had we convinced the Trump administration to implement our version of a two-week shutdown than I was trying to figure out how to extend it. Fifteen Days to Slow the Spread was a start, but I knew it would be just that. I didn’t have the numbers in front of me yet to make the case for extending it longer, but I had two weeks to get them. However hard it had been to get the fifteen-day shutdown approved, getting another one would be more difficult by many orders of magnitude.
Now, I’m not saying Deborah Birx is a CCP agent. I’m just saying that if she was an agent for Xi Jinping’s stated goal of gradually stripping the world of “independent judiciaries,” “human rights,” “western freedom,” “civil society,” and “freedom of the press,” then every word of her book would read like that of Silent Invasion. If she did do it, this is how it would have happened.
But in researching this topic for over two years, few things have made my hair stand on end more than the clues Birx gives about the man who did appoint her to her role. This man, who will be the subject of my next deep dive, is a little-known, clean-cut, Mandarin-fluent intelligence operative who arguably played a greater role than even Fauci or Birx in bringing China’s totalitarian virus response to the United States, acting as a direct liaison between Chinese scientists and the White House on key items of pseudoscience including asymptomatic spread, universal masking, and remdesivir: Matthew Pottinger.
If Birx is a witting agent for the CCP, she did a wonderful job. If not, she did a wonderful job for the CCP. Whichever way you come at this, these people aided the national interests of the CCP and actively worked against the interests of their own citizens.
This is a speech worth reading from General Chi Haotian the then Defence Minister of China (c. before 2003)
As everybody knows, according to the views propagated by Western scholars, humanity as a whole originated from one single mother in Africa. Therefore, no race can claim racial superiority. However, according to the research conducted by most Chinese scholars, the Chinese are different from other races on earth. We did not originate in Africa. Instead, we originated independently in the land of China. The Peking Man at Zhoukoudian that we are all familiar with represents a phase of our ancestors’ evolution.
The CCP has an under-current of racial superiority (sound familiar?), incredibly well masked from the rest of the world. Speaking of the Germans, and back to his speech:
Our Chinese people are wiser than the Germans because, fundamentally, our race is superior to theirs. As a result, we have a longer history, more people, and larger land area. On this basis our ancestors left us with the two most essential heritages, which are atheism and great unity. It was Confucius, the founder of our Chinese culture, who gave us these heritages.
What makes us different from Germany is that we are complete atheists, while Germany was primarily a Catholic and Protestant country. Hitler was only half atheist. Although Hitler also believed that ordinary citizens had low intelligence, and that leaders should therefore make decisions, and although German people worshipped Hitler back then, Germany did not have the tradition of worshipping sages on a broad basis. Our Chinese society has always worshipped sages, and that is because we don’t worship any God. Once you worship a god, you can’t worship a person at the same time, unless you recognize the person as the god’s representative like they do in Middle Eastern countries. On the other hand, once you recognize a person as a sage, of course you will want him to be your leader…. This is the foundation of our democratic centralism.
To resolve the issue of America we must be able to transcend conventions and restrictions. In history, when a country defeated another country or occupied another country, it could not kill all the people in the conquered land because back then you could not kill people effectively with sabers or long spears, or even with rifles or machine guns. Therefore, it was impossible to gain a stretch of land without keeping the people on that land. However, if we conquered America in this fashion, we would not be able to make many people migrate there.
Only by using special means to “clean up” America will we be able to lead the Chinese people there. This is the only choice left for us. This is not a matter of whether we are willing to do it or not. What kind of special means is there available for us to “clean up America”?
And here is a direct reference to biological weapons.
Conventional weapons such as fighters, canons, missiles and battleships won’t do; neither will highly destructive weapons such as nuclear weapons. We are not as foolish as to want to perish together with America by using nuclear weapons, despite the fact that we have been exclaiming that we will have the Taiwan issue resolved at whatever cost. Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves. There has been rapid development of modern biological technology, and new bio-weapons have been invented one after another. Of course, we have not been idle, in the past years we have seized the opportunity to master weapons of this kind. We are capable of achieving our purpose of “cleaning up” America all of a sudden. When Comrade Xiaoping was still with us, the Party Central Committee had the perspicacity to make the right decision not to develop aircraft carrier groups and focus instead on developing lethal weapons that can eliminate mass populations of the enemy country.
It is indeed brutal to kill one or two hundred million Americans. But that is the only path that will secure a Chinese century in which the CCP leads the world. We, as revolutionary humanitarians, do not want deaths. But if history confronts us with a choice between deaths of Chinese and those 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. That is because, after all, we are Chinese and members of the CCP. Since the day we joined the CCP, the Party, life has always been above all else! History will prove that we made the right choice.
The whole speech is well worth reading. It’s a direct line into CCP beliefs and narratives. The problem with reading it is that our Western brains cannot comprehend the scale, the patience nor the magnitude of the evil articulated within it. It comes across almost as comical theatre. But it’s not.
I visited China is 2008, I was in Beijing and Shanghai for a total of one week. It was clear to me then that the sheer scale of everything in China was beyond my comprehension. Here is Australia we have been arguing about a second major airport in Sydney for at least 30 years, in China I was told they were building new airports at a rate of 2-3 per month. In 2019 they had 235 airports in China, and were aiming for 450 by 2035. It’s the scale that we cannot understand. The scale of everything, including the scale of evil, and make no doubt about it, the CCP is an evil organisation. The use of the E word is entirely apt.
This from the excellent Substack: Contemplations on the Tree of Woe:
The implacable tendency towards war that occurs anytime a new hegemon arises against an old is called a Thucvdides Trap (named for the Greek historian Thucydides and his account of the Peloponnesian War between mighty Sparta and rising Athens).
Xi here is codifying the need to prepare for this war to come.
'Taken as a whole, Xi Jinping Thought is an ambitious and confident doctrine meant to make the 21st century the Chinese Century.
Until recently, the West has been oblivious to this. Instead, it has taken comfort in pretty lies. "The Chinese don't really believe in Communism!" They really do. "If China doesn't become a capitalist democracy, it 'Il collapse into poverty." They won't. "As the Chinese become more prosperous, they'Il become more like us!" They won’t.
This last delusion is utterly laughable - our Western intelligentsia hates Western culture, Western history, and Western civilization. The Chinese intelligentsia loves Chinese culture, Chinese history, and Chinese civilization. Can you imagine a Chinese scholar denouncing Mao or Confucius as irrelevant because they're just dead Chinese males? No, they don't aspire to be like us. They aspire to be better than us.
The Chinese know what they believe in - socialism with Chinese characteristics. They know what they want - a New Era where China is hegemon. And they know how they intend to do it – via Xi Jinping Thought’s 14 tenets. Can the West say the same?
Reading General Haotian’s speech, coming to terms with Xi’s vision and observing the tide of collectivism rising everywhere, I cannot help but think of The Black Book of Communism.
From the Amazon summary:
As the death toll mounts-as many as 25 million in the former Soviet Union, 65 million in China, 1.7 million in Cambodia, and on and on-the authors systematically show how and why, wherever the millenarian ideology of Communism was established, it quickly led to crime, terror, and repression. An extraordinary accounting, this book amply documents the unparalleled position and significance of Communism in the hierarchy of violence that is the history of the twentieth century.
And this, a good review by Michael Scammell - The New Republic
“The Black Book of Communism, which is finally appearing in English, is an extraordinary and almost unspeakably chilling book. It is a major study that deepens our understanding of communism and poses a philosophical and political challenge that cannot be ignored. The book’s central argument, copiously documented and repeated in upwards of a dozen different essays, is that the history of communism should be read above all as the history of an all-out assault on society by a series of conspiratorial cliques led by cruel dictators (Lenin, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il Sung, Pol Pot, and dozens of imitators) who were murderously drunk on their own ideology and power… Courtois and his collaborators have performed a signal service by gathering in one volume a global history of communism’s crimes from the Soviet Union to China, from the satellite countries of Eastern Europe to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and North Korea, and to a lesser degree in Latin America and Africa… The Black Book is enormously impressive and utterly convincing.
Collectivism is an ideology that aggregates power into the hands of the few. The scale of that power, and the “I know what’s best for the greater good” orientation of its ideology, inevitably makes it murderous.
The slaughter is inevitable.
I don’t know if Wolf and Senger are right, that this is all out asymmetrical warfare by the CCP against the rest of the world, aided by a vast network of witting and unwitting “agents”. There is plenty to support that thesis, and I mean PLENTY.
I wrote about the MGM Triad in August 2021, and the CCP did get a solid mention then.
But the conversation we are having here is further upstream. The question here is, who and what is behind all of this. Senger and Wolf are answering the questions with the CCP and asymmetrical, unrestricted warfare that has been in the planning for a long time and is so sophisticated to be invisible to the globe. It’s all happened under the wonderful “invisibility cloak” of a “pandemic”.
At this stage I would say that the fact-pattern available would suggest that the probability they are right is 60%, it’s leaning towards being “likely true” I think.
For the last year I’ve had three theses rattling around in my head, all built around the idea that this whole thing was NOT an accident. There is too much SCALE, READINESS, SPEED and COORDINATION for this thing to be an accident.
Which is why I love the word LEAK in “Lab Leak”. Leak implies “accident”…I don’t think so buddy.
Conceding that it “leaked” from a lab, is a false fallback to the initial false story that a bat and pangolin had unapproved sex in a wet market. The “admission” or “concession” implied within “lab leak” is a falsehood, I believe.
So, putting aside “accident” as a primary explanation for the last 2.5 years, I’m left with NOT AN ACCIDENT and three thoughts.
One: that it’s primarily a US operation, with China as a junior partner and beneficiary. The longer this story plays out, the less likely this seems to me. Although there are plenty of US parts to this story, such as Kennedy Jr. revealed, the CIA was the ONLY agency at EVERY single pandemic preparedness exercise over the last 20 years.
Two: that it’s primarily a Chinese operation, with plenty of networked beneficiaries, many of them US. At its core I think this is the Senger and Wolf thesis. And they make a very convincing case and I’ve scored the probability at better than 50/50. One issue I have with this thesis is that it’s just a bit too neat, it makes a bit too much “sense”, that’s a bit of a red flag, I think.
Three: that this whole thing is a US and Chinese joint venture. I’ve only heard one person put this thesis forward almost one year ago, and that was Dr. David Martin.
It goes something like this in my mind (part Martin outline and part my thoughts):
The two big gorillas know there is no winner, that both need to exist but that both “need” each other to be the “enemy”. The global financial system was near collapse, especially after a decade of patchwork and global money printing post GFC, and to stave off a global economic collapse, they BOTH agreed to bring on the “pandemic”, create the pretext for one last round of major printing, and both agree to “break” the world and jointly rebuild it in a manner that suits both parties with greater control over all populations and all governments, bring in a new global digital currency that is the foundation of the new digitised control system, and basically jointly share in the spoils of this new creation.
There is plenty that points to this third thesis.
The “known” facts seem to be pointing towards Senger and Wolf, but my gut feel says it’s most likely Option Three.
Anyway, who knows, I’m just another blind man fumbling around trying to figure out the name of the beast in my presence.
I think we might need the Martians to come and save us, because it’s not going to be the Americans, it seems they are in on it this time.
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