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“China is facing a demographic time bomb and has ten years to rewrite the facts on the ground. It is facing a quandary of epic proportions. It won’t be long before it has the oldest population on the planet. Those people will be old before they are rich… China is also a nation, thanks to the ‘one child’ initiative, that has hundreds of millions of young men with no prospect of marriage. Hundreds of millions of ‘incel’ men make for either an angry and expendable fighting force or a bane upon society… Time is not on China’s side. Unless the Chinese destroy us on the field of battle soon, the clock will run out, and the dream of the coming ‘Chinese century’ will be just that: a dream… Everything they are doing points to them preparing to do so… For China, there will never be a better time to start a war with America.” – William L. Gensert, “China is preparing to start a war with America” – American Thinker, April 2, 2020.
“Despite practicing CDC guidelines, a pastor was arrested for opening his church while the nearby Home Depot was packed with people. Planned Parenthood dead-baby-body-parts-chop-shops deemed essential are allowed to remain open.” – Lloyd Marcus, “Will Trump betray us after Corona?” – American Thinker, April 3rd, 2020.
“When Trump came into office, he pushed back against all of this: the unfair mercantilism, the intellectual property theft, the spying, and the territorial ambitions. While his political opponents scoffed, Trump has proven to be right about everything. It’s unnerving to think where America would be now if, three years ago, Trump hadn’t begun the process of disengaging from China.” – Andrea Widburg, “The events of the last few months demand we revisit our relationship with China” – American Thinker, March 25th, 2020.
“A Venezuelan navy coastal patrol boat sank in the Caribbean after allegedly ramming a cruise ship that it had ordered to change direction… The owners of the Portuguese-flagged RCGS Resolute said the naval vessel Naiguata also fired shots in an ‘act of aggression in international waters’… The collision left the cruise ship, which has a reinforced hull for sailing in icy waters, with only minor damage.” – The BBC, quoted by Monica Showalter in “Venezuelan navy launches attack on tourist cruise ship, cruise ship wins” – American Thinker, April 3rd, 2020.
“These Deep Statist tactics include the use of judicial and quasi-judicial decisions, emerging from the courts and from the bureaucracy, declaring that X, Y, or Z must happen. The idea is that these ‘legal’ decisions must preempt popular sovereignty. That is, un-elected lawyers and bureaucrats take power away from political leaders, as well as from the people who voted for them… This lawyered-up preemption happens all the time, on both sides of the Atlantic. Here in the U.S., it’s the story of how, for example, school busing came into being – it was the courts and bureaucrats, not elected officials, who imposed that policy.” – Virgil, “The Soros ‘woke capital’ empire strikes back” – Breitbart, January 23rd, 2020.
“China’s cynical attempts to use the coronavirus pandemic to its own advantage are not just deeply unethical: they should be taken as a warning that Beijing is not to be trusted, a lesson the West should take on board as it contemplates its future relationship with the Chinese, on trade and other issues such as 5G… The blatant hypocrisy of China’s attempts to use the pandemic for its own ends should persuade countries such as Britain to undertake a fundamental reappraisal of their relationship with Beijing, especially when it comes to sensitive technological issues, such as allowing the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei access to the 5G network.” – Con Coughlin, “Britain needs to rethink its Huawei decision after China’s conduct over coronavirus” – Gatestone Institute, March 26th, 2020.