Thursday, September 8, 2011
The Insiders: The John Birch Society on China: More Far Right Propaganda
In the late 1970s to early 1980s, just a few years after President Richard Nixon opened up relations again with China. One of his biggest accomplishments as President and then President Jimmy Carter formalized Diplomatic Relations with China. In 1978 again one of his biggest accomplishments as President, China decided that it has to modernize its country. Economically, education, it military, Foreign Policy, Trade Policy. Just on things like on Social and Political Freedom and how it treats its Ethnic and Religious Minorities as well as Women's Rights. But this is a country that has come a long way in thirty years, after completely being a Communist Republic with basically no freedom. To a Semi Capitalist Communist Republic, because they finally realized that Classical Socialism where the State owns the Means to Production in Society. Where there are no Property Rights and that sorta thing, to a country where they privatized a lot their State Owned Industry's and allowed the Chinese People to open up some of their own business's.
China has moved in this direction, because even though it has the largest population in the World, back then and today. As well as the fourth largest country in the World physically, its either China, Australia or Brazil. Don't know this exactly but you get the idea that they are huge but despite all of this. As well as having some Natural Resources, including Nuclear Power. They were one of the poorest nations in the World and were seeing nations like the United States, Soviet Union, European Union. United Kingdom and Japan which is a clear rival of China, with a lot of the power in the World and not much power for them. Despite their huge population and size and decided that they needed to step up, reform and become a player in the World. Not so they can run the World, I don't believe they've ever intended to do that but have their share of the power. China has the ability to essentially control its destiny, any country with its resources and size. Has that ability and right as far as I'm concern as long as its not threatening innocent people.
China's Human Rights Record is awful, anyone who believes in Individual Freedom and is knowledgeable about China knows that. That actually calls themselves the Peoples Republic of China, which I find ironic but thats their official name. And they've become a country where the Federal Government or whatever they call their National Government. Can still at this point, control their people but the question is how long. With owning most if not all of the media in the country. Where their people can't vote for anyone who's not a communist if they can vote at all. Where Churches and probably all other organizations have to register with the government before they organize. But where the Chinese People have enough Economic Freedom to make the country move and keep it moving. So they can have a strong military and infrastructure and everything else in the country. So they have their place in not only Asia but the rest of the World as a power.
China is going to do what they are going to do and they'll be an Economic Power and a Military Power within 10-20 years if they stay on present course. The question is what they'll do with their power but if America, Europe and Japan do what they need to do. China won't be a threat capable of knocking them off or taking them over or something.