Category Archives: China

China Ubber Alles!

The government of China is engaged in an interesting adventure into deciding what exactly are the borders of this nation. It has sent dozens of ships into the South China Sea in order to begin the process of transforming a reef or some sand into an island, and then claiming the new piece of land belongs to China. It goes further than only claiming ownership of an “island.” Once the “island” appears in the sea, then China decides who can fly over the island. According to the Chinese government: “It is a long standing task for China to safeguard its maritime rights and interests.

OK, so why can’t China:

Build an island off the coast of California and claim it belongs to China. No plane flights from San Francisco without approval.

Build an island off the coast of Italy and take control of the entire Middle East.

China forever and far ever is the new slogan!

Sheldon, Sheldon, What Would Mommy Say?

There is a nice Jewish boy who happens to possess a few billion dollars and he uses this money to fight the bad people in America and in the Middle East. His name is Sheldon Adelson and he gave $150,000,000 of his money to help defeat the terrorist friend who now resides in the White House. He has promised a few hundred million dollars of his money to any Republican who will help him fight the bad people in the world. Sheldon is now accused of having ties to crime lords in the Chinese enclave of Macau. Steve Jacobs, who worked in the casinos claims that Sheldon refused to terminate his relations with the notorious Chinese Triad that runs crime in the enclave. Sheldon, Sheldon, what would your Jewish mommy say about her nice little boy having connections with crime people?

Oh, and Sheldon is the leading supporter of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Sheldon works to end any opportunity to create an independent state of Palestine because he considers any and all Palestinians as criminals! Let me get this straight, Sheldon opposes criminals in the Middle East but is now charged with working with criminals in Asia. We truly hope these charges are incorrect because Sheldon is a nice Jewish boy and nice Jewish boys only play with nice little boys!

Freedom In China

The Chinese Communist government has been able to create a moderne economy and it has enriched the lives of its people. Of course, it enriches people with money, not with ideas or respect for their integrity as individuals. The very concept of “individualism” is repugnant to the very basis of the Chinese Communist government. Actually, it is remarkable that a modern society has been created without also including the very basis of democracy. Perhaps, this is evidence that if one feeds people they may not be as enthusiastic for freedom of speech. OR, it could be that modern technology can prevent the rise of voices urging democratic values. China is an open society when it comes to making money, but it is a closed society when it comes to democracy.

Gao Yu is a 71 year old woman who refuses to remain silent about the ideas of democracy in China. Once again, she is headed for prison. Her crime? She provided Western journalists with copies of Document Number 9. What is in this document? Document Number 9 outlines the goals of the Chinese government. It discusses how to prevent the infiltration of Western ideas about freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and basic western concepts of democracy. So, she has broken the law and must head to jail.

Reality: There are millions of Chinese people who oppose the goals of Document Number 9. One day there will be a Document Number 10 whose goals are to allow democracy to flourish in China.

No Muslim Days In Xipiang

China is such a vast country that we often forget how many diverse groups are within its borders. As one goes west in that nation it becomes evident that many people are of the Muslim faith. The province of Xipiang is among the most Islamic areas in China. Being Communists who respect the right of oppressed people it is only normal for Communist authorities to demand an end to ancient ideas such as the eating of a hijab or a chador can result to jail time. Naturally, males are informed they can not we wear a beard because too many Muslims wear such facial hair. The Uighurs who are the dominant group in the province are subject to denial of religious freedom.

A new feature of the anti-Muslim movement is to award jobs to those who do not wish to belong to the past. Interested in a job as a hairdresser or baker? Just shave off the beard and ditch the veil and welcome to the world of Communism. As I recall, old Karl Marx always wore a beard. I wonder if he was a secret Muslim??

We Need A Philandering Map!

The President of China is sick and tired of corrupt officials and has decided to do something about it. President Xi Jinping has released what he terms, a Philandering Map that reveals which officials are stealing money from the people of China. “if misconduct is not corrected but allowed to run rampant it will build an invisible wall between our party and the people of China.” This is rather a strange attitude for a leader of a nation. I thought the purpose of being a government official was so one could become wealthy?

Perhaps, it is time in the United States of America to release a Philandering Map which depicts the manner in which our officials fuck the people of this land by selling their minds to corporations. There is sex in which one sells the body, and there is prostitution in which one sells a vote in Congress. Anyway, the new Congress this spring will be fucking the people of this land, and boy, will they make none!

Bad Guys CAN Win

I have now reached the age of 84 meaning that during my life there has been a world war, war in Vietnam, war in the Middle East, and God knows where else that good people have been murdered because some folks were convinced that God or some other power was on their side. Naturally, those who murder are always convinced that killing the innocent is simply behaving in a logical manner because if those without power are allowed to possess power, it is simply the beginning of the end of sanity. It has now been several weeks since thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong in pursuit of some basic rights. Actually, the protesters simply wanted to be able to vote for the person of their choice in the so called, “election” that the Chinese government allowed to take place. Of course, it was no election, more in the nature of a dictate imposed upon the people of Hong Kong by the men who rule China.

At this moment, the streets of Hong Kong do not display thousands marching with banners demanding the right to vote. The bad guys are in power, and from now on, march and face some years in prison. Frankly, this is normally what occurs when people are powerless. Those with power invariably win the game of who makes decisions. Was it worth the display of protest? Yes, protest may now win today, but there is always tomorrow!

It’s China’s Turn To Be Feared And Hated

There is something about human history that always winds up being true. Catch your breath, wait a few years, and a new powerful nation will wind up being hated and feared. Whether it is France or Egypt or Germany of America, there is always a new power on the scene which makes other nations angry and their hearts filled with fear. Satellite photos reveal that China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly islands which will soon be able to handle planes as well as ships. This area is claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Why is everyone interested in the Spratly islands in the South China Sea? One word is the answer: OIL.

Always follow the oil and you will wind up with a nation that creates fear. Remember the days when Saudi Arabia could threaten the world by increasing or decreasing their output of Oil? China is simply the new bully on the block. Former enemies like the US and Vietnam are now allies in the fight to prevent China from controlling oil in the area. The circle of power goes round and round, and some nation emerges for the new bad guy.

Whatever Happened To Capitalism?

The collapse of the Soviet Union, the decision of Chinese Communist leaders to embrace market economies was thought to signal the end of Communism, and the birth of a new world in which Capitalism was the new economic norm. That was then, and today is now. European economies are stagnant, right wing nuts blaming immigrants for the failures of capitalism are present in just about every European society. America has become a nation in which 1% control 22% of the wealth, and our top 5% control 44%. The gap grows wider between the average working stiff in America and his beloved suffering boss who devotes his time and money ensuring the election of conservatives who pray before the altar of the wealthy. Raising minimum wages is the first step on the road to communism, but lowering taxes on the wealthy is the best guarantee they will have more and more money. So, what is the story of modern Capitalism?

1. The number of low income people able to become middle class is falling. If you are born poor, so will your children live a life of poverty.

2. Capitalism is NOT producing jobs that pay a middle class wage for the average person.

3. The number of part time employees rises each year which ensures these workers will never enter the middle class.

To put it bluntly, Capitalism has failed to create a society in which each person, in reality, has a chance to economically advance. This basic claim of capitalism simply no longer is true.

Perhaps, it is time to revisit other forms of economic theory such as Socialism. Perhaps, we need a new economic system that incorporates the best ideas from Capitalism and from Socialism?

I await the ideas of a new Economic system that is designed to empower each person to rise to some higher economic status. Of one thing I am certain, this will NOT happen under a Capitalist system!!

On Getting Dumped, Cluck, Cluck!

Every so often when one grows weary of words of fear coming from Fox News it provides a calm moment of life to focus on something that is simply an example of life on this beleaguered planet. There is a girl in China whose boyfriend dumped her. So, how does a female get over being dumped? This young damsel headed for the nearest Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet and proceeded to spend a week eating chicken wings in order to get over the sorrow she was experiencing. Her story touched me because I also feel that I have been dumped by someone who I once thought cared about me. NO, it is not a beautiful woman, NO, it is not a handsome man, it is a man I once trusted to focus on the issues confronting America. Back in 2009, I thought newly elected Barack Obama was a man who had a from grasp of what it entailed to be President. Alas, such was my folly of thinking. So, what does one do when dumped by a political leader?

1. I might try McDonald’s and devour their hamburgers for days. Most probably, it would result in an upset stomach.

2. I could eat spaghetti everyday for a week, and wind up feeling Italian.

3. I could drink endless sodas and pee for eternity.

In reality, I do feel that a loved one dumped me. In reality I simply do not know how to confront this issue. Frankly, I do not see a single Democrat on the horizon with the intelligence, the ideas, the courage to confront the reality of modern America and provide ideas to solve our problems. We once had giants in the land, today, we have men and women whose idea of leadership is securing millions in contributions. Perhaps, this girl has the right idea, find a fast food outlet and spend some time devouring its contents.

On the other hand, there is the famous words of labor organizer, Joe Hill, who preparing to get murdered by the government of Colorado, sent a message to fellow union members: ORGANIZE!

Something Huge Has Happened

The young people in Hong Kong continue their fight for social justice against a regime that simply does not even grasp the meaning of social justice. However, the leaders who China appointed to head the Hong Kong government have been compelled by month after months protests to listen carefully to the voice of young people. This is most likely the first time that a Chinese led government has been willing not only to listen, but to actually consider change of policies. The Hong Kong government agreed to participate in a debate with student leaders that was televised in order that the entire population had an opportunity to hear both sides in the dispute. Ms. Carrie Lam, who represented the government position, not only listened, but responded in a manner that is shocking to anyone who has studied the position of Chinese Communist leaders. Listen to her words:

“We cannot deny that in the past months the class boycott by you and the occupation movement something huge has happened. Such a social movement is large scale and its impact is moving.” She promised students that the government of Hong Kong would submit a formal report to the government of China recommending that changes should be made. Most probably, the report will be ignored, but millions of people in China would have heard the debate. It is simply a matter of time before the impact of these students is finally felt inside China.