By ART CHANCE
I spent a lot of the 1980s and 1990s riding airplanes and sleeping on floors or in hotel rooms for federal and state governments.
I read a lot of what I styled “airplane riding books.” I have every Tom Clancy book, the actual Tom Clancy in 1st edition hardback.
It feels like we’ve spent the last year in a Tom Clancy novel except that unlike a Clancy novel, we can’t be sure that our side wins in the end.
Donald Trump, private citizen, was critical of US policy towards communist China as far back as the 1980s. He was equally critical of the MBAs and “captains of industry” and financial moguls who couldn’t abandon the U.S. quickly enough so they could take advantage of Chinese slave labor.
Funny how these left-leaning crony capitalists are all-in on American taxpayers who never owned slaves paying “slavery reparations” to people who never were slaves. But then if the Left didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all.
Fast forward to 2015, and Donald Trump arrived uninvited at the crony capitalist and political insiders’ party to choose a U.S. president. His appearance was met with derision by those who were “supposed to be there,” but ultimately he won the Republican nomination and with the help of Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytics, he defeated the Clinton/Soros voter fraud scheme for the swing states. That’s why Bannon retreated to a monastery in Europe and lived under a heavy guard for years.
On Jan. 20, 2016, the very worst nightmare of all the political cool kids in America came true: Donald Trump became president of the U.S., which was then in decay from the hegemonic power it had possessed since the collapse of the Soviet Union after 16 years of misrule under the inept George Bush and Comrade Barack Obama.
In addition to having arrived uninvited, President Trump was a populist/nationalist who was openly opposed to the globalist agenda of the cool kids with participation certificates from the social clubs at Hahvud and Yale.
By the way, President Trump has a degree from Wharton Business, also an Ivy, if we’re counting coup on snobbery.
Unlike every politician I’ve observed since Richard Nixon, President Trump did what he said he was going to do. Imagine that, an honest politician.
Trump went after communist China’s nuclear proxy, North Korea. The PRNK has caused every U.S. President since Jimmy Carter to grasp their pearls. The PRNK has obsolete Chinese nuclear technology that they can’t build reliably. The Chinese have obsolete Soviet technology that they can’t build very well.
The Soviets have stolen American technology that they can’t build very well. That said, a near miss is good enough with a nuclear weapon and Slick Willie improved the accuracy of Chinese weapons by giving them U.S. guidance technology in exchange for campaign contributions.
Then President Trump did something unthinkable to the cool kids; he started a trade war with China and engaged U.S. allies to also participate. China first questioned his resolve and entered into a basically nothing trade agreement just to make the upstart president do a victory lap and go away. That ploy didn’t work and the U.S. imposed sanctions and tariffs. We don’t know much about the details but it is likely that the U.S. challenged the value of the Chinese currency.
It didn’t take long before U.S. policy was taking a serious toll on the Chinese economy. China declared a “People’s War” on the U.S., an event that garnered little notice in the US.
As the Trumpian Knot tightened on China, there was either a fortuitous accident at one of China’s notoriously sloppy bio-labs or a willful action by the CCP. The U.S. was willing to accept the accident explanation because the alternative was war. The U.S. could turn China into a sheet of glass, but they have enough nuclear weapons to cost us several of our major cities and military installations.
We decided to fight the war with money and technology. Rather than hitting the Red Button we pulled out the debit card, or more correctly the credit card, and launched operation “Warp Speed” to develop a vaccine to the Chinese bug.
Come now the U.S. Democrats; you know the people who never let a crisis go to waste. The Democrats have close ties with China going back to at least Slick Willie’s time. I don’t know enough to know if they were co-conspirators with the Chinese or just saw the opportunity and jumped on allying with them. When the Chinese bug attacked America, the Democrats attacked America.
Democrat governors assassinated huge numbers of America’s elderly population by putting COVID patients in nursing homes; it is only coincidental that their Medicare/Medicaid liabilities were reduced. When the government subsidized COVID patients, everyone became a COVID patient. COVID is actually a miracle cure for influenza and pneumonia because it has removed both of those as major causes of death.
The federal public health bureaucracy and the Democrat governors have placed most of America under house arrest. They and their media lackeys have instilled an irrational panic over a bug that is no more than a seasonal influenza, and, yes, I’ve had it. They used the panic, or indifference, to justify the ultimate voter fraud device, the mail ballot. They spent most of the year before the election using feckless or corrupt government officials to modify the provisions of constitutionally established statutes to impose dictates by judges and bureaucrats.
Anyone who doesn’t believe that the Biden victory was the result of massive voter fraud is either a morally or intellectually bankrupt leftist shill or simply pig ignorant.
Now we have the Chinese Communist Party’s quisling government, the Democrats. If you don’t know who Viktun Quisling is, you should have learned more Western history.
The Chinese won the war and we now have an occupation government that serves their will. What did you do in the war?
Art Chance is a retired Director of Labor Relations for the State of Alaska, formerly of Juneau and now living in Anchorage. He is the author of the book, “Red on Blue, Establishing a Republican Governance,” available at Amazon.