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U.S. Shouldn't Trade Freedom for Profit

Friday, 04 May 2012 04:48 PM

By Lev Navrozov

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One of our family’s aims in coming out of Russia to the United States was to help Westerners understand Russia, from which the West was cut off for almost a century. The main source of information had been what Soviet propaganda was feeding them.

This week, as I was writing my column, I received an e-mail from Saher Ahmed, a university student writing on Russia and the West. Saher was particularly interested in how the West has influenced Russian Culture and Society.

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Traffic passes by a McDonald's in Beijing.
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“I am trying to gain a further understanding of why, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, did Russia not attempt to integrate more with the West? And what led Russia to create an alliance with China over Western countries?”

I have received similar e-mails from readers, and I am happy to see that there is a growing interest in the future destiny of the free world and the United States. Its death would come as triumph and glory to the owners of China, with its 1 billion, 300 million people, many of whom could one day be turned into soldiers and armed with the latest weapons and military technology.

The end of the United States would likely mean the end of all other free countries. Why? The people of China are slaves, as were the inhabitants of slave countries hundreds and thousands of years ago.

In free countries, people became free to take control of their own lives and engage in activities according to their own choice. Free people are free to do anything except what a court of justice finds harmful to other people.

By a stroke of luck in 1972, having miraculously escaped from Soviet Russia and still left with the bitter taste of the Soviet regime in which I could not freely express my thoughts and write about what was truly going on, I found myself writing a book about the horrors of the Stalin regime in the safety of my new home in New York (Stalin died in 1953).

My book “The Education of Lev Navrozov: A Life in the Closed World Once Called Russia” was published by Harper&Row (New York, 1975).

In his mail of April 24, Mr.Ahmed asks me why, “after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia did not attempt to integrate into the West? And what led Russia to create an alliance with China?”

The great Russian art was eliminated by Stalin as “decadent” and replaced with the “realistic” glorification of Stalin’s Russia — and above all — of Stalin himself.

And “what led Russia to create an alliance with China?”

Well, Western countries also have created an “alliance with China.”
Western countries are outpacing each other in their efforts to create
strong alliances with the slave-owners of China, which encourages Western businessmen to relocate their businesses over to China and
enjoy the benefits of cheep —  or slave — labor.

As a result of those “friendly alliances,” China is getting stronger and stronger, while free Western countries become victims of their own greed.

Jobs are leaving for China, causing high unemployment in Western countries. To pay unemployment benefits, governments
take high-interest loans from China, thus getting deeper and deeper in debt and coming to depend more and more on China’s good will.

Western scientists are tempted by the enormous benefits offered to them by Chinese dictators to deliver new military technologies.

As a result, China is getting stronger militarily, while Western countries are losing military superiority and the ability to defend themselves.

At the same time, the attitudes of Western countries become noticeably lax, and less critical of human rights abuses going on in China.

In short, Western countries are deriving high profits from Chinese cheap slave labor at the expense of freedom.

Russia, on the other hand, is China’s immediate neighbor and, as any Russian will tell you, Russia fears an invasion from the Chinese army. For many years, the Chinese have been illegally crossing the Russian border and quietly settling on Siberian soil.

Do Western free countries have the will and courage to survive? Do they realize that unless they change their attitudes about the Chinese communist dictators, they risk one day losing independence and freedom to the Big Dragon’s empire.

Lev Navrozov is a journalist, author, and columnist who is a winner of the Albert Einstein Prize for outstanding intellectual achievements. He can be reached at levnavrozov@gmail.com. Read more reports from Lev — Click Here Now.

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