One China! Maybe not for long!

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Since 1979, America has towed the line over China policy. Not one time in those 37 years has an American President made or taken a phone call to or from the then President of Taiwan. Correction: Not one time . . . until NOW!

The American news-media is busily manufacturing an international incident.

It was the news-media that turned a simple congratulatory phone call from Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen  (pictured above) to President-elect Trump, into an International incident and put the president-elect into a position where he had no choice but to fight back against the news-media’s hyperbole. Did they really expect Trump to say: “Hey! About all that stuff I said when I ran for president; I was only kidding?”

Make no mistake about it . . . the Liberal news media obviously did not want Donald J Trump to win his election and now after he did win, they will do everything they can to assure that he fails. That’s how stupid and egocentric Liberal journalists and commentators are! After a long 18 month lead-up to an election and after the American People have spoken up and elected Donald Trump, they still believe that their opinions and biases will make a difference to the American electorate. These people do not seem to understand that our newly elected president has millions of Americans rooting for him and wanting him to shake up the policies that have threatened the American economy and America’s very sovereignty.

Diplomats and politicians, Chinese as well as American, will eventually wake up to the fact that on January 20, 2017 there will begin a new era in American foreign relations. On that date when President-elect Trump becomes President Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States we will have a president who is proud to proclaim that he is an “America First” president. And it’s about damn time!

We may not be the richest country on earth (we’re #11, behind Hong Kong), but we are the most powerful, the most benevolent, absolutely the freest and, as far as most Americans are concerned, the very best!

The Wrong Way and the Right Way to Boycott The Olympics

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The news of late has been full of pleas, propositions and petitions calling on a U.S and/or world boycott of the 2008 Beijing Olympics by not sending their athletes. Have all these brains turned to mush?

China, granted, is a very evil empire and no true friend to any country. China eagerly sends their goods around the world and talks nice to diplomats while, at least in the U.S., they are stealing technology. They have had spies in the U.S. for decades — they treat their own citizens like crap and they are building up a war machine that they would use in a second, the second they thought they had a chance of destroying the U.S. or any other world power with a minimum of retaliation. No they are not nice people.

What, however, does that have to do with the Olympics? Nothing! There are Olympic athletes all over the world who have, for all intents and purposes, dedicated their lives for a chance to participate in Olympic events — now some thoughtless clowns are ready to tell them to forget it because the “guy who own the stadium” is not a nice person.

China, as evil as they are, has built the stadium and arranged for all the other facilities; playing in their “ballpark” — the ballpark of the enemy — does not in any way condone or indicate approval of China’s actions, their government or their leaders; to say it does, defies logic. This argument, however, is continually put forth, even by some broadcasters and writers who are normally logical thinkers — that any country who sends their athletes to Beijing is somehow rewarding China for their misbehavior. That is a giant logical disconnect. The 2008 Olympics were rewarded to China by the Olympic Committee, the Olympics should have nothing to do with politics or espionage, and the Olympics should go on with every team from every country participating. A boycott by any country will only hurt that country’s Olympic team and make the Olympics less competitive. China’s ambitions as the only world superpower will not change — they will go on as they always have.

If the world really wants to send a message to Beijing, here’s how it can be done; with personal boycotts. There are individuals, and I’m sure there are many, who will refuse to attend the Olympics in Beijing because of China’s record on human rights. These individuals certainly should boycott the Olympics on that personal level and get their friends and families to join in their boycott. You want petitions? Get people to sign petitions promising not to attend and promising to spread the word. If that type of personal boycott can catch on and, as a result, the Olympic stadium is nearly empty of spectators, China will get the message that they are considered pariahs, not by governments but by the world’s population. Perhaps, in some small way, that will send a message to China’s leaders and perhaps, in a more substantial way, it will send the message to China’s abused citizens, the message that there are citizens all over the world who feel their pain.

The Olympic athletes who are playing to an ’empty house’ will also feel the effect of this type of personal boycott but they must be made to realize that they are playing a role in a new kind of rebellion and they have the support of the people of the world — the same support that these people denied to China.

News Links:

New York Sun: Darfur Group Adds Olympics Boycott Call

Intersportswire: Why Sports Fans Should Boycott the Beijing Olympics

Blog Links:

UWC Student Magazine: Ferrero-Waldner threatens with Olympics Boycott

NOLYMPIA: Don’t let it happen!

Whymrhymer’s P.O.V. can also be found at the Blogger News Network at the American Chronicle.

Is China Running Scared from the Power of the Religious Few

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The Times of India reports that the atheist government of China is set to “implement the regulations on religious affairs” in order to promote “social harmony.”

The statement that notified the world of this new Chinese government policy came from Jia Qinglin, the chairman of something called the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Here is his statement, as it was translated into English by the Times of India:

“We should fully follow the policy on freedom of religious belief, implement the regulations on religious affairs, and conduct thorough research on important and difficult issues related to religion.”

He then went on to justify this by saying that he felt that it is the government’s responsibility to “guide religious leaders and believers to improve their lives, and make full use of their positive role in promoting social harmony.”

There can be little doubt about what that means in plain, non-bureaucratic English (or Chinese); it means that the various non-atheist institutions in the country will either ‘toe the government line’ or they will be punished for promoting ‘social disharmony’.

Actually nothing has changed except the perceived legality of the government’s stranglehold on organized religion (or any other individuals or organizations that dare to publicly criticize or rebel against the Chinese government).

Statistically there are very few members of organized religions in China. Of the estimated 1.3 billion people in China there are, officially, only 100 million people who belong to Christian, Buddhist, Islamic or other religions. Like most things in China, that number of 100 million may be made up but it still paints a fairly accurate picture of the situation. In view of the small percentage of religious believers in China, this new edict regarding religion says something very important: the powerful, omnipotent Chinese government is as timid as a rabbit when faced with any potential religious activism against the government — especially with the Olympics coming to China.

News Links:

The Times of India: Religion for harmony

Religious Intelligence: China ‘can use religion to enhance social harmony’

Blog Links:

Vital Signs: Has Communist China Caught the Olympic Spirit?

Global Politics Online: China – Political Monitor

Whymrhymer’s P.O.V. can also be found at the Blogger News Network and at the American Chronicle.