Another Chinese national has been just accused of spying against the U.S. [A Chinese ‘tourist’ accused of espionage is the latest example of a growing threat to US Security, by Justin Rohrlich, QZ, January 5, 2020]. It’s just another skirmish in the simmering war between China and the U.S. The U.S. is ill-prepared because the most important ideological trend of our time is the radicalization of white liberals about white “racism”—a direct product of Main Stream Media Narrative Control. In contrast, there is indifference to China’s extraordinary persecution of its Muslim Uyghurs. While China consolidates its Han ethnic core, the American elite is deliberately breaking up the white racial majority that made the country. Thus, if China can hold together, the U.S. that it will face will be a collapsing confederation of hostile tribes, not the “sole superpower” that American leaders dreamed of after the Cold War.
The scale of the Chinese operations is breathtaking. Secret documents reveal that the “job training” programs for more than a million Uyghurs are forced indoctrination camps. This Muslim minority is essentially stripped of its identity, in what security expert Adrian Zenz called “cultural genocide” [Secret documents reveal how China mass detention campus work, Associated Press, November 25, 2019]. Male “relatives” are placed in Uyghur homes to monitor (and sleep in the same bed as) females in what officials openly declare is an effort to promote “ethnic unity” [Male Chinese ‘Relatives’ Assigned to Uyghur Homes Co-Sleep With Female ‘Hosts,’Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2019]. Torture and rape are part of this sweeping campaign [Exclusive video—‘Torture and Rape’: Uyghurs In London Protest Communist China’s Concentration Campus, by Kurt Zindulka, Breitbart, November 8, 2019].
China’s influence campaigns also operate within the West. A Chinese intelligence operative recently defected and confessed that there are massive spying rings operating in Western countries, including attempts to affect elections. An ex-officer of the CIA, part of that “Deep State” that the MSM is telling us is actually good because it’s launching a coup against President Trump, was recently sentenced for selling secrets to the Chinese. The FBI has experienced similar problems. Other cases have arisen throughout the national security agencies in America and other countries.
One of China’s greatest assets is its diaspora, which it uses to expand its influence in other countries, especially Australia and New Zealand. As China continues to grow, calling these countries part of the “Anglosphere” will become outdated, because they will fall under Chinese dominance.
These cases are being reported by the MSM—sort of. Yet there is not the unifying sweeping moral indignation coming from liberals in the same way there was about “children in cages,” White House officials reading forbidden tomes, or Russia.
In fact, even now there is yet another effort to deplatform Tucker Carlson for not being sufficiently supportive of Ukraine or hysterical about “white supremacy” [Fox News Guest Hijacks Segment: ‘Why the Hell Does Tucker Carlson Still Have a Job Here?” by Justin Baragona, The Daily Beast, November 26, 2019]. Canadian immigrant David Frum alleged (in a now-deleted Tweet) he was not loyal to the “multiracial American nation” but the “multinational white race with a capital in Moscow.”
Frum inadvertently illustrated a larger point. What is emerging is a clash of empires, largely over economics, but also two very different governing ideologies.
There is clearly a coherent elite drive to abolish the distinctions between English-speaking North America and the mostly Spanish-speaking south, in order to create a geopolitical bloc, a kind of empire. This is the “North American Union” that was openly discussed during the George W. Bush years. The Mexican government has long attempted to extend its sovereignty over its citizens residing in the United States. American leaders not only tolerate, but encourage this.
While the Chinese government enforces mostly conservative cultural norms, America’s elite in the MSM and government work to unmake our common culture. Time magazine has referred to Western Civilization in scare quotes. As far back as 2014, Nancy Pelosi signaled her acceptance of the “America is a continent, not a country” narrative. “We are all Americans—north and south—in this hemisphere,” she said.
Cuckservative Review Editor Rich Lowry wrote in his new book attempting to co-opt “nationalism” that the English language is core to any meaningful sense of American identity. He was shocked to find that even that was too much for some Leftists [A Preposterous Review, by Rich Lowry, National Review, November 12, 2019].
In Foreign Affairs, Charles King writes that nationalism needs a “language standardized by state-approved grammarians, an origin story taught in publicly funded schools, a set of symbols protected by law against defilement, and a reverential song that comes with its own required body position” [America’s Original Identity Politics, by Charles King, Foreign Affairs, November 7, 2019]. If that’s true, America’s schools are now deliberately unmaking American identity.
Thus a teacher is being targeted by the MSM for telling a Hispanic student: “Speak English. We’re in America. Give me your phone.” [Teacher tells Hispanic student to ‘speak English,’ MyFox8, November 23, 2019]. The Supreme Court upheld the right of a public school to ban the American flag because it offended Mexicans. American colleges regularly are embroiled in controversy because the American flag is considered offensive to some non-white students.
The American elite, in the MSM, in government, and in the legal system, have essentially conceded that non-whites have a right to their own separate identity. Some southwestern public schools are now “American” in name only.
This has geopolitical consequences. America is turning into something resembling the Holy Roman Empire, where different authorities share multiple layers of sovereignty over a sprawling landmass. Former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, an important leader of an EU political group, recognizes this. In speech proclaiming that the future belongs to “empires,” he speculated that the future United States will speak more Spanish than English [When The European Union Becomes An Empire, Its Clash With The United States Is Inevitable, by Sumantra Maitra, The Federalist, September 17, 2019].
What will hold this American “empire” together? Absurd as it seems, if there is an official orthodoxy of the American elite, it’s opposition to “whiteness” and the historic American nation’s own history.
China has a social credit system designed to enforce patriotism and order; America’s social credit system enforces political correctness and multiculturalism. The sudden surge in white liberal self-loathing and anti-racism, the “Great Awokening,” correlates to exactly when the MSM began pushing these kinds of themes. Terms like “our democracy” take on an increasingly ominous, authoritarian sound, as websites are deplatformed and individuals depersoned lest dissenting ideas threaten the stability of the imperial order.
Steve Sailer has noted that this is no longer just an Internet trend, but something that’s spilled over into real life—any interracial interaction can “go viral” and become a national scandal. Police investigate posting fliers, even as cities like Baltimore crumble.
We find ourselves in an absurd position where being a “nationalist,” someone who identifies with America’s founding population, history, and heroes, makes you a threat. Traditional patriotism becomes subversive…so it’s no surprise it took Chinese money to produce the gung-ho American war film Midway [‘Midway’ and the America That Has Been Lost, by Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, November 25, 2019].
We are seeing a new national narrative taking shape before our eyes. The triumphant American story of our people discovering a New World, winning independence, and creating an empire of liberty is being replaced. Instead, we are told whites invaded an already occupied area—occupied by the only real Americans—and exploited people of color. Whites can overcame their shameful past only by acquiescing to the new order of “our democracy,” an empire dedicated to equality and anti-racism.
Of course, in the words of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, “there is a world elsewhere.” An empire held together by deconstruction and self-loathing, dependent on constant moral panics and “hysterical screeching,” is inherently instable. If confronted with an external threat, it will lose—as American military planners already quietly confess [U.S. could lose war with Russia, China without major strategy overhaul, new report warns, by David Brennan, Newsweek, June 13, 2019].
Progressives have transformed the nation-state that was America and turned it into a hollow empire of nothing. Either nationalists reclaim it in the short-term, or we devote our attention to surviving occupation.
We can take one comfort: Something built on so unstable a foundation won’t last.
We may not win. But our rulers will surely lose.
James Kirkpatrick [Email him |Tweet him @VDAREJamesK] is a Beltway veteran and a refugee from Conservatism Inc. His latest book is Conservatism Inc.: The Battle for the American Right. Read VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow's Preface here.