Random Quotations – August 17th, 2019

Seven items in total…

“Under Beijing’s civil-military fusion strategy, the PLA is sponsoring research on gene editing, human performance enhancement, and more… We may be on the verge of a brave new world indeed. Today’s advances in biotechnology and genetic engineering have exciting applications in medicine – yet also alarming implications, including for military affairs. China’s national strategy of military-civil fusion has highlighted biology as a priority, and the People’s Liberation Army could be at the forefront of expanding and exploiting this knowledge.” – Defense One, “Weaponizing biotech: How China’s military is preparing for a new domain of warfare” – August 14th, 2019.

“The West should be seriously concerned: whoever wins at AI will both dominate the global economy and field the most destructive conventional military force… Some of Google’s research is in China. The company has three AI operations there: the Google AI China Center in Beijing, established in 2017, and partnerships with China’s two premier educational institutions, Peking University and Tsinghua University….If the labs remain open, the net flow of AI learning will be out of the U.S. into China.” – Gordon G. Chang, “America can stop China from dominating artificial intelligence – and should” – Gatestone Institute, August 17th, 2019.

“I gave the documents to Project Veritas, I had been collecting the documents for over a year. And the reason why I collected these documents was because I saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company and I realized that there (sic) were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States.” – Zachary Vorhies, quoted by Lucas Nolan in “Project Veritas – Google whistleblower goes public: I saw something dark and nefarious going on” – Breitbart, August 14th, 2019.

“The overwhelming evidence we’re left with is that Trudeau is a stubborn and wilful man. He believes that what he wants, he should get. He is not remiss about using his position to get it, by putting pressure on subordinates, sending emissaries on his behalf, building up pressure and supporting aides who deliver thinly-veiled threats. When the targets of his efforts still refuse to comply, he dismisses them, while underlings conduct a campaign to tar their reputation.” – National Post editorial “Unacceptable behaviour from a stubborn and wilful man” – August 17th, 2019.

“In a presentation to Canada’s top university administrators in the spring of 2018, Vigneault said China represents ‘the most significant and clear’ challenge when it comes to espionage targeting Canadian campuses… Vigneault warned in the same speech that certain foreign intelligence services, ‘especially those in China and Russia’ were engaged in the ‘monitoring and/or coercion’ of students, faculty and university officials in an effort to further their political influence.” – Douglas Quan, “Significant and clear threat: What Canada’s spy chief says about China behind closed doors” – National Post, August 13th, 2019.

“The Prime Minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould. The authority of the Prime Minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer.” – Ethics Commission Mario Dion, quoted by Roberto Wakerell-Cruz in “Breaking: New report from Ethics Commissioner finds Justin Trudeau inappropriately pressured Jody Wilson-Raybould” – The Post Millennial, August 14th, 2019.

“It may seem odd that a party that sees itself as the soul of Canada and bedrock of unity would need to be told to quit playing one group against another, but the very essence of the government’s approach has been to reject the validity of opinions different from its own, and those who hold them. As John Ivison, author of a newly published book on Trudeau, observes: people who fail to share the prime minister’s vision ‘are dismissed as uninformed, irresponsible or motivated by unworthy purposes’.” – National Post editorial, “Can Liberals shift focus from their favoured minorities to the majority?” – August 9th, 2019.