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Can China Coexist With the U.S.?

Thursday, 16 August 2007 12:00 AM

For thousands of years, in many countries, the legitimacy of power and its succession was hereditary: The ruler's eldest son (or daughter) inherited it. An unrelated ruler would face execution as an imposter or pretender.

Later rulers were elected. Stalin introduced "general elections" (complete with secret ballot), in which he and his subordinates were voted for by about 99 percent of the voters.

In post-1949 China there has been no legitimacy of power either by heredity or even by Stalinist elections, and hence those in power are imposters or pretenders even from Stalin's point of view.

Nor can they insulate their population hermetically from the West, given today's means of communication, and given travel, without which trade is impossible, and trade with the West is a pillar of the Chinese economy, since goods made by virtual slaves are sold in the West at today's Western prices. Participants in the Tiananmen movement had obviously been "subverted" by the West and even installed on Tiananmen Square a replica of the Statue of Liberty.

Two years later, a similar movement toppled the Soviet dictatorship despite its existence since 1918, its armed forces, which had defeated Hitler, and its secret political police.

The fact is that a dictatorship, so powerful on the outside, is pathetically vulnerable inside.

In the past decade, the number of riots and protests in China has risen to nearly 100,000 annually.

The dictatorship of China will feel mortally endangered as long as the West exists, with its subversive liberty.

The degree to which the Chinese imposters or pretenders fear their own population is truly unprecedented. As Stalin moved after World War II toward Russian nationalism, there were attempts to prevent the dancing, in public places, of new "Western" dances (such as the tango), considered decadent, morbid, depressive as opposed to young, healthy, cheerful Russian-Soviet culture.

On the other hand, there is nothing "non-Chinese" about Falun Gong, which was pioneered by a citizen of China in the 1990s. It has been based on a common observation that body and mind calisthenics (like walking and singing a song) may be in harmony.

Yet while under Stalin, the conductors of dancing orchestras were just asked not to play tango and other newfangled foreign decadent dances, practitioners of Falun Gong came to be treated as heinous criminals, to be murdered or tortured to death on the strength of the words "Falun Gong."

If Falun Gong has been causing such pathological fear among the imposters or pretenders of China, imagine their fear of the West, and in particular, of the U.S. with its Statue of — sh-sh-sh! — Liberty.

But to destroy liberty takes military superiority.

We can get the news of China's military development from "The Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin" (published twice monthly by Policy Analysis, Inc., 9520 Bent Creek Lane, Vienna, VA 22181). Thus, on Dec. 3, 2006, I learned (Page 2) that the "former" (!) U.S. secretary of the Navy said that "China is building their 600-ship navy, and they're very good ships . . . We're on the way to a 150-ship Navy."

But apart from such military developments that the dictators cannot conceal from the West, let us recall the strategy, founded by Sun Tzu, the founding father of today's China strategy, who lived 24 centuries ago. He said that wars should be won, not fought.

Without having heard of Sun Tzu, the U.S. troops demonstrated his principle in 1945, when Japan surrendered unconditionally because the U.S. had a nuclear weapon. Now, 62 years later, the problem is similar: Who will obtain first the new post-nuclear super weapon?

Here my readers may expect my description of these new super weapons. But is this necessary? The nuclear weapons became indisputable in 1945 after they had been developed for five years in the Manhattan labs and tested. Before, they had been declared by some authorities to be impossible.

Those in charge of their development in Germany, and Hitler himself (who thirsted for money for his conventional war), were so lukewarm to nuclear weapons that they were never produced in Germany.

Eric Drexler published his famous book in 1986, "Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology," with a chapter outlining future molecular nano weapons; but the Institute he founded in the same year did not obtain any allocations from Congress that were given to "commercial" nanotechnology.

Now, the dictatorship of China has practically unlimited resources for the secret nano project, analogous to the Manhattan Project, which produced in 1945 nuclear weapons. The dictatorship of China can concentrate its enormous population in the development of the new super weapons and in the education necessary for it.

In the U.S., most incomes depend on the consumers' interest in a product offered for sale. Commercial television hosts make millions and dozens of millions of dollars a year.

The dictatorship of China can establish a system of remuneration that will benefit all who will contribute to the development of the new post-nuclear super weapons.

Germany declared war on the U.S. in 1941. Without any war, but in the sweetest peace, the dictatorship of China can convert its entire economy into a new giant Manhattan Project, developing new super weapons.

Of much help in the Manhattan Project were European scientists, who had fled from anti-Semitism to the U.S. China has a powerful technological and scientific ally: Putin's Russia.

Given amicable relations of China with Western countries, the dictatorship of China can entice important Western scientists by paying them fabulous salaries — unheard of in the West — for any scientists (in contrast to television hosts).

To act "as in war," the West needs to face a specific military danger (like Hitler's invasions in 1939 and 1940). The dictatorship of China can behave economically "as in war," while exchanging the sweetest of smiles with Western statesmen and keeping up trade so profitable to the West, since those Chinese producing goods on sale in the West are often economically no better off than slaves.

With the West gone as an independent realm of liberty, the China dictators will have no need to fear another drive for liberty at Tiananmen — the Heavenly Peace Gate, or to fear the fall of the dictatorship, as in Russia two years later.

You can e-mail me at navlev@cloud9.net.

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