In a certain field of knowledge, such as a country’s military defense, those people who are supposed to understand the field may range from genius to idiocy, while even a man of genius in other fields may admit, “Oh, I am an idiot in this field.”
Speaking of most voters in the U.S. presidential elections and of idiots they nowadays elect, one exception should be made: U.S. President Obama. Yahoo! showed Obama’s first presidential trip to the PRC as indicative of his efforts to ensure himself a post in the PRC if he is not elected for the second term. Certainly you cannot consider him an idiot.
A traitor maybe, but not an idiot!
On Jan. 19, Obama opened his cards. A dictator of the PRC dropped in on Washington, D.C., as the honorary partner, friend, guest, and “counterpart”(!) of the U.S. President Obama, who treated him to the full pageantry of a state dinner at the White House.
Now Obama expects to be voted for the second presidential term as an ally of PRC, not as a defender against its global military ambitions.
Let me remind the readers once again that in Britain the prime minister, who corresponds to the U.S. president, has never been “elected by the general elections.” When Hitler threatened to invade Britain, Winston Churchill became the prime minister. Why, and how? For today’s view on this, I turned to Yahoo! and got the following information: “King George asked Churchill to become the prime minister and he agreed.”
Does Yahoo! oversimplify the event? But at least it is clear to Americans that the appointment of the British prime minister is not the result of the “general election of the people.”
Why was Churchill chosen? He was 66 years of age in 1940 and hence, to sufficiently erudite English people, he was known, owing to his lifelong writings, as a man of genius in the field of international relations.
I remember Hitler’s and Churchill’s exchanges of radio speeches. Churchill said that whatever Hitler would do, he would not scare the British people into surrender.
Hitler was so frightened by the appointment of Churchill as prime minister that he changed his strategy: from invading Britain to invading Stalin’s Russia, in which he was routed and committed suicide as a result.
No war has been ever waged on the territory of the United States. At present, the population of China exceeds that of the United States by more than 1 billion people.
Yes, I may be told, but this is China! That is, one of those countries which is still far behind and below the science and technology of the West.
In front of me is a 14-page copy from the Wikipedia’s text, entitled “History of Science and Technology in China.” The text lists dozens of cases, showing how far advanced the Chinese science and technology were compared with the West.
Half a page of the 14-page text is devoted to papermaking, printing, gunpowder, and compass, all invented in China, and their “far-ranging impact.” Gunpowder, for example, spread to the Arabia in the 13th century and thence to Europe.
According to English philosopher Francis Bacon, writing in “Novum Organum”: “printing, gunpowder, and compass: These three have changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world; the first in literature, the second in warfare, and the third in navigation; whence have followed innumerable changes, in so much that no empire, no sect, no star seems to have exerted greater power and influence in human affairs than these mechanical discoveries.”
Translated into today’s situation, this means that the Chinese armed forces could be far bigger than those of the United States in both human and scientific-technological terms.
Here is my first proposal. China is acting as a single country, while the free countries act separately. It’s high time for the free countries to have a “World Council of Democratic Countries and Their Allies” (WCDC&TA).
For example, today the democracies have quite a few excellent journalists: WCDC&TA may enlarge and expedite their exchange of data with other democracies and enhance their impact.
Let us hope the democracies will soon conclude a mutual defense treaty. Meanwhile the WCDC&TA will unite what different languages and national backgrounds divide.
The danger from China is unique, for China combines a gigantic population with advanced science and technology, which were advanced even when science and technology hardly existed in Western Europe, while America was not yet “discovered.”
On the other hand, mental freedom in Western countries created brains some of which constituted minds of genius, seeing far ahead.
Today’s mental elite must be in power instead of idiots, elected by the entire adult population, though it is not clear how people of genius can be elected if 99.99 percent of voters are idiots in the fields in question.
Yes, to be saved, genius is necessary for the democracies and their allies, as it was necessary for Britain when Hitler intended to invade it.
Lev Navrozov can be reached at email@example.com
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