Sleeping with the Enemy

  1. Some weeks ago, yours truly had an insight that had never crossed my mind before.  And that is that the United States is now a vassal-state of Red China and probably has been for quite some time.

I’ve been stewing on this for awhile because I wanted to make sure that my instincts weren’t failing me.

Now, however, I am absolutely sure that my original insight was correct.  

Please understand that I tend to see things in a macro light, the 30,000 foot view from above, so to speak.  So, I beg your forbearance in advance as I explain what I’m about to say.

Most importantly, I do not make this claim lightly.  There is evidence. 

Consider the career of the Honorable Eric Swalwell.  Previously known for the stupid look on his face and then for his on-air flatulence.  Now, of course, he has gained notoriety as being the paramour of a certain Ms Fang Fang, a Chinese spy who has used her feminine wiles to penetrate Mr Swalwell, a high-ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.  

Ms Fang has been a busy little beaver seducing other Democrat Party operatives, as well.  She is not, by any means unique, as thousands of Chinese nationals have also been known to insert themselves into the highest echelons of American power.  Consider Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Her personal chauffeur,  a recently-outed Chinese spy, had been driving Miss Daisy for the better part of two decades!  

The list, unfortunately, is a long one.  Professors at some of the most prestigious American universities have been caught with their pants down.  The NIH probe is an example.  It was reported last June that 93% of the 189 scientists who were investigated received varying amounts from their Chinese sugar daddy and some were substantial by anyone’s standards.  Not only did they fail to report their income, they failed to report the relationship where they disclosed their research and China rewarded them.       

Espionage is most regrettable; yet it is somewhat understandable and, dare I say, an inevitable part of Great Game.  All the great powers do it –ours included.  That’s one way military intelligence is acquired.  When it comes to honey-pots, it’s a great way to leverage well-placed Congressmen.  However, I am speaking of something more than the mere pilfering of secrets or blackmailing office-holders.  As far as I’m concerned, the degree and the depth of the penetration by the Chinese Communist Party bespeaks something far more nefarious.  This is not the usual spy-vs-spy, tit-for-tat between adversarial nations.  Instead, we are talking about their effective control of the American state.   Hence my assertion that we are now vassals of Red China. 

Why do I say this?  Because there have been no consequences for the American office-holders that have been compromised by Chinese military assets.  None at all.  

Consider how things different things were in another time and another place.  The example that springs to mind is the infamous Profumo Affair.  Back in 1961, in the United Kingdom, a dalliance was exposed between John Profumo, a British cabinet minister for defense, and a certain Christine Keeler, a self-described “party girl”.  Keeler, having seduced Lord Profumo, was also seeing Captain Yevgeny Ivanov, the Soviet naval attaché in London at the time.

Fortunately, a subsequent inquest headed by Lord Demming concluded that no breeches in security had occurred.  Regardless, it ended the political career of Profumo and so engulfed the Tory government of Harold MacMillan in controversy that it lost the subsequent election in 1964 to the Labour Party.  Regardless of whether there were breeches or not the optics, as they say, were incredibly bad.  

This was during the Cold War, too.  A Western government could not survive such a scandal given that historical context.  That much is obvious.  In any event, there were consequences for the scandalous behavior of Lord Profumo.  Even the appearance of impropriety, that is to say, the possibility that the Soviets could have benefited from pillow talk between Keeler and Profumo was enough to cause the collapse of the government.  

Compare the Profumo scandal with the nefarious activities of Ms Fang in our present day.  Or the hundreds of other Chinese spies who have gained access to various centers of power in the United States, especially in our institutions where research is being done.  Consider also the fact that Joe Biden is likewise compromised by the Chinese because of his son Hunter’s activities, as evidenced by his infamous lap-top.  I suspect that the Chinese have other forms of kompromat on him and his family, as well.

Any of these would have been instantaneous deal-killers had they been perpetrated on Republicans by Russian spies.  The Hunter Biden lap-top scandal, alone, would have sunk his father’s electoral prospects to Harold Stassen-type levels.  Yet Joe Biden, the Manchurian Candidate, skated by and so it now appears that on January 20th we will have a Manchurian President.

Yet another indication the United States is a vassal of Red China.

The question at present is why have there been no consequences?  We know how Joe Biden got away with it and that’s because none of the major media outlets (save for FOX news) reported the lap-top controversy.  Twitter and Facebook –the two biggest purveyors of information in the world today–actually went out of their way to bury the story.   They even buried the coverage of the Hunter scandal by The National Post, which originally broke the story.  In logic, this is called a lie of omission.  But let’s step back and think about what I just wrote:  The Post is America’s oldest newspaper, founded by Alexander Hamilton, no less.  Surely you’ve heard of Hamilton, after all, he was one of our Founding Fathers.

This of course begs the question as to why the story was buried in the first place.  To ask that question is to answer it.  There is simply no way to get around it:  the United States is effectively beholden to Red China and has been for decades.

This is not a new phenomenon.  Throughout history, when considering the great empires of the world, previously-independent nations were kept in check by various stratagems.  If they were not conquered outright (as Alexander conquered Egypt) then they were made tributary states.  Think of Judaea under the control of the Herodians, who were clients of the Roman Empire.  

On the other hand, in the Middle Ages, the idea of vassalage was more strictly defined.  For example, the Angevin and Plantagenet kings of England were vassals of the kings of France.   That’s because they were dukes of entire swaths of Frankish territory.  Things could get quite complicated actually:  the Earls of Orkney were vassals of both the kings of Scotland and Norway.   And then a king of this country could be both a duke in this realm and a baron in another.  And a baron of Hesse or a margrave in Swabia could be a king of (say) Bohemia or Navarre.  And of course the Holy Roman Emperor (essentially, the Emperor of all the German states) could be king of Spain.  (See what I mean by complicated?) 

In addition, the rights, duties, and obligations of the vassal and his liege were strictly defined.  Vassals owed allegiance to their liege but the liege in turn owed obligations to his vassals.  Usually this was in the form of land.  Legal arrangements –such as scutage–could be substituted in lieu of the vassal raising an army for his liege.  And then there were restrictions called the Peace of God and the Truce of God, both of which radically restricted warfare.  (Things were really complicated under this feudal system but believe it or not, they kept warfare remarkably limited in scope.) 

In Classical antiquity on the other hand, things were more fluid.  Usually the overlord did not owe anything to the states subjected to him.  Instead, they owed tribute (i.e. taxes) and a levy of auxiliaries if need be.  For good measure, the local royal family had to send one of their sons to live as a hostage in the imperial court to keep things on the up-and-up.  Not a bad arrangement if you think about it.  A barbarian prince from North Africa would be raised as a Roman in the house of the emperor himself.  He would usually get the finest education to boot.  But woe be to the poor lad if his father decided to declare independence! 

This was not as beneficial an arrangement as what was obtained during the Middle Ages.  There were no rights or mutual obligations then, concepts such as these things were based on Christian principles.  On the other hand, the local potentate was left pretty much alone.  Their native religions, laws, and customs were unmolested as well.  And the emperor (whether Persian, Macedonian, or Roman) didn’t really care to enforce universal (or Persian, Macedonian or Roman) standards of justice as long as the local potentates behaved.   

It was all very laissez faire for the most part; if anything, they encouraged their vassals to not enforce the local laws if it was contrary to the emperor’s interests.  So, if the king of Judaea wanted to illegally install a new high priest in the temple, Caesar couldn’t care less if such an arbitrary act violated normative Roman customs of fair play.  In our own day, FDR looked the other way when it came to the Somoza regime’s crimes in Nicaragua when he said, “well, he’s a sonavabitch, but he’s our sonavabitch”.  This was WWII and America had bigger fish to fry and we were in no mood to enforce American standards of fair play.

And so, we circle back to l’Affair Swalwell.  

Swalwell (unlike Profumo), clearly endangered American interests.   Yet, he has suffered no consequences.  He remains firmly ensconced in his chair on the highly secretive and very important  Intelligence Committee.  (The same committee that examined the charges against the President in secret.)  What would ordinarily be a 24/7 shouting match on all the cable news networks merits nary a peep.  As for the lovely Ms Fang, she would have been given the Mata Hari treatment in the normal run of things.  Come to think of it, the Rosenbergs were electrocuted for less.   (And don’t get me started on Jonathan Pollard!)

The same could be said for Hunter’s lap-top.  It’s  blindingly obvious that the Chinese were currying favor with then-Vice President Joe Biden, by giving $1.5 billion dollars to his son so he could start a venture capital firm.  Like Hunter has any experience at all in anything but getting kicked out of the Navy for drug use or impregnating strippers.    

So why haven’t there been any repercussions for Hunter, or his dad?  There haven’t been any repercussions because the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t want there to be any repercussions.  Think about that.  They have the Bidens right where they want them.  And that means they have us right where they want us.  Therefore, they have made sure that the American media outlets (which they likewise control for the most part) will not raise any fuss.  Nor will the Congress.  And that is why Swalwell will skate.  What was once an immediate career-ender is now a yawner.  

This of course begs another question, when did we lose our sovereignty?  

My guess is sometime during the Clinton Administration, when the Chinese gained access to many of our military secrets and missiles.  It’s possible, however, that the transference of power from the United States to Red China happened back in 1989, in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Massacre, when President George H W Bush sent General Brent Scowcroft, his National Security Advisor, to assure President Deng Xio-ping that all was forgotten and we would look the other way.  

In any case, we lost our AAA bond rating in the waning days of the Obama Administration.  If anything, China’s position vis-à-vis the United States has gotten only stronger, as can be gleaned from our ever-growing trade deficit with China.  In 2009, for example, our annual trade deficit was $227 billion and continued to grow steadily in pace so that by 2018, it was $420 billion.  

So what do they do with all that excess money?  Spread it around for one thing.  When all is said and done, we will be shocked at how many American office-holders, businessmen, and Hollywood moguls are in the pocket of Uncle Xi.  The Chinese are funding the endowments of several of our universities and helping themselves to our research.  And then there’s the little thing about our ever-increasing National Debt.  The Chinese are the biggest buyers of American bonds, in case you didn’t know.  In other words, they’re keeping us afloat.  If they decide to invest those billions somewhere else, we’re sunk.  

Anyway, the trade deficit was unsustainable for America and was one of the key determinants in driving down the wages of the American worker (the other being the annual  importation of tens of thousands of illegal aliens).   In trying to devise a better deal for the United States –in the so-called Trade War–Donald Trump upset the entire apple-cart.  The provincial warlord had broken into the castle and was dictating new terms in favor of the peasants.     

When viewed in Classical terms, Trump was the rogue general in question and had taken over the capital from the previous dynasty (the House of Bushwig-Clintzollern)  and tried to declare independence from the emperor.  To the Chinese, this was unacceptable and so they brought the full weight of their empire to bear, doing whatever they could to remove the disloyal general and replace him with a more pliable client.  Enter Joe Biden, a deputy of the Obamas (a cadet branch of the Bushwig-Clintzollerns).  And to cement the new narrative, the court eunuchs are making damn sure that we are forced to keep our mouths shut in order to accept the official narrative.  Hence the lock-down on all dissent on Twitter, Facebook, and all other sources of information.  We are simply forbidden from questioning anything about the massive irregularities surrounding Biden’s ascension to the Presidency.   

Truth be told, the Chinese have us right where they want us.  Should we ever become restive again (as we certainly were under President Trump), they can keep us in line with the massive amounts of kompromat that they have on any number of Democrat and Republican officeholders.  In their worst-case scenario, they can always threaten us by going off the petrodollar, an economic calamity from which we could not recuperate.  Sure, they would lose tens of billions in the securities they hold but if they have to, they’ll take the hit, knowing that we will be in far worse shape than they. 

Regardless, that is why Swalwell, Feinstein, McConnell, and others too numerous to mention here will not be removed from office.  Even when they really are sleeping with the enemy.   The Chinese won’t allow it.  The Congress, the Media, the Beltway echo-chamber will make sure that no word is spoken about any of this.  

And that’s why they’re scrambling to impeach Trump and retroactively convict him.  The Swamp, as well as our Chinese overlords, are scared witless of Generalissimo Trump, and will do whatever they can to make sure he doesn’t ever regain the reins of power again. 

So, if you don’t believe me, ask yourself why every talking head in the media, the Internet, and most Congressmen will not even countenance any discussion of last November’s election.  (Seriously, if you say “election fraud” or words to that effect, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube will take down whatever it is you’re posting faster than you can say Jackie Robinson.) 

At the end of the day, it’s always good to remember what Voltaire said:  “If you want to know who rules over you, find out whom you cannot criticize”. 

It’s really that simple.

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  1. Pat Reardon says

    Miss Fang Fang went to bed with Eric Swalwell?

    Think about that level of dedication and devotion in the service of one’s country.

    With that kind of patriotism and self-sacrifice, how can the Chinese possibly lose?

    • George Michalopulos says

      Fr, it’s worse than that. Swalwell may be clueless but he’s not hideous. There’s another Dem operative she seduced who is so –how shall I put this delicately?–is only slightly less repulsive than the elephant man if you catch my drift.

      Let’s just say that Ms Fang Fang must really, really, really, REALLY love China!

  2. Gail Sheppard says

    Seems Pompeo agrees with you, George.

  3. But then there’s this:

    I’ve read articles suggesting that Trump will be the last non-Democratic President. I’m not convinced. Why? If for no other reason than hope springs eternal and if there’s a way to f it up, the Dems under ChiCom Joe will find it.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Mr Weinberg is being pollyanmish. I do agree though that Twitter, Facebook, et al. Slit their own throats though.

      In any event free and fair elections are a thing of the past. Even if Trump gains 100.000,000 more followers, the DS will find a way to get a better algorithm to get the voting machines to override any GOP votes.

  4. RFK Jr on the irony of the US being schooled on free speech and liberty by Mexico!
    And he notes that Fauci has spent $48 BILLION of NIH money on vaccines and ZERO on studying repurposed safe generic medications for early treatment of COVID. The head spinneth.

  5. So, we’re screwed? Not to be crass but that’s what I’m getting from this. If we are indeed a Chinese vassal state then I would imagine that Chinese-like laws will now start to be imported more into the U.S: complete sensorship, eradication of dissidents, re-education camps, social credit system.

    The one thing that I find ironic between America and China, China is not a liberal country, in many ways its pretty conservative. America is the exact opposite. Are the Chinese planning on making America mimic their social values or will be keeping our liberal values.

  6. Michael Bauman says
  7. Following-up to my above comment. George, I’m sure you have heard of the Belt and Road Initiative that China has been undertaking the last several years. I would be curious to get your take on what that means in the long run. To me, I think it’s the Chinese version of soft-colonization and I’m afraid what they are doing is basically building a world-wide empire where they control countries through debt.

    It sounds like conspiracy until you actually start to read about it.

    I’ll give it to the Chinese, they play the long game. While we in America have been fighting about what gender can use what bathroom, the Chinese have been strategically growing their empire through infrastructure projects around the world.

    As an example: I was visiting a tiny, tiny island in the south Pacific. China has been building investments there, knowing full-well this island country will never be able to pay them back. In turn, China can essentially turned this island into a Chinese vassal state like America. Multiply this all over the world, Asia, Africa, etc., that is exactly what they’re doing. America was just the final, and largest, puzzle piece to fall.

  8. In beautiful contrast: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY GEORGE & GAIL! May God grant thee many years and many blessings temporally and eternally! And a Joyous Holy Feast of Theophany, Traditional Calendar. Wonderful alignment in all ways! ❤️??☦️

    • Gail Sheppard says

      Thank you, Nicole!

      • George Michalopulos says

        Happy anniversary my Dear! I’ve made reservations for tonight!

        • George Michalopulos says

          To all: there was a happy confluence of feasts associated with Jan 19th: on the Old Calendar, it’s the feast of Epiphany; on the New Calendar, there are two blessings: the feast of St Mark Eugenicus and the nativity of Robert E Lee.

  9. David Barnier says

    “So, if you don’t believe me, ask yourself why every talking head in the media, the Internet, and most Congressmen will not even countenance any discussion of last November’s election.”

    If one is conspiratorially inclined in his thinking, I suppose this makes sense. Most people, I suspect, would take a different view given the circumstances you’ve described. Far from a rhetorical coup de grace, this is instead a sort of an indictment. To borrow from Lincoln:

    “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

    I’m of the Tim Mortiss school of political thought (btw, where’s Tim?), and that is that the world is such a complex and messy place that no monolithic order of shadowy manipulators could ever stage manage this show. IMHO, Trump has had more than enough time to defend his case. The legal challenges have crashed out of every court. The argument that most of the cases were not tried on the merits, doesn’t really matter, since it seems that there just isn’t a whole lot of evidence. The “hundreds of affidavits”, if there really are that many, represent a drop in an ocean in an election where more than 150 million people voted. Also, in the end an affidavit is just an affidavit, and won’t mean much until it’s worth is examined in court. A low level election official might’ve seen something that looked insidious to him, and he may full well believe in it, but it doesn’t make it true, or alternatively – significant enough to merit intervention by a judge.

    Trump’s own attorney general, whom he praised even after he left, has said that the election fraud claims were “bullsh!t”.

    If you’re asking a judge to invalidate an election, and essentially cancel the votes of millions of people, the threshold has to be a whole lot higher than a couple hundred affidavits from heartbroken Trump voters.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Mr Barnier, you unwittingly have justified censorship. It is not up to a platform to publish, edit, or otherwise emend opinions. Gail and I do not have a platform, hence we are publishers. According to Section 230, there is a huge difference between a platform and a publication. A platform is like a utility and as such, is not liable for its content.

      Having said that, the lack of consistency which is on the Left (and which you are reiterating) is stunning. Consider the fact that Twitter openly publishes Tweets from those who preach genocide and/or deny the Holocaust. (They just happen to not be Americans.)

      YouTube publishes videos from those who believe in conspiracy theories and deny the Holocaust. (They just happen to not be white.)

      As for the multiple tales of fraud and irregularities –we’re talking about thousands of sworn affidavist–why can’t those be discussed? And then what? Where would you draw the line? How about the Kennedy assassination? The Gulf of Tonkin incident? The banking cartels which bankrolled the Bolshevik Revolution?

      A little consistency would be appreciated.

    • Steven J. M. says

      David, like many who don’t believe in conspiracies, you stated that they don’t exist because it just wouldn’t be possible for people to pull it off. I don’t believe that line of reasoning, myself.

      Key to any conspiracy is centralisation. The more authority that rests in only one or a few people, the easier it will be to effect the organisation needed for a successful coup. In that regard, I note that this centralisation of power has been happening since Adam, but has really started to become noticeable over the last few centuries or so.

      In support of this, note the so called pandemic. Truck loads of evidence exists for why the whole thing is just a sham, and yet the number of places around the world, which didn’t fall into line, are few. Literally billions of peoples’ lives have therefore been unnecessarily affected, despite the fact that something is clearly amiss behind the scenes of governments, science and the media.

      If that’s so, then why couldn’t a rigged election be successful? If the centralisation of power in the world has become so complete that, in the blink of an eye, the whole world could be brought to its knees (and kept there), then why couldn’t it work towards pulling off a rigged election?

      Of course, if this plandemic and rigged election were thought to have happened at a time in history where the centralisation of power wasn’t nearly what it is today, then I’d agree that the claims must be false; but given now that the banksters have patiently bided their time, the sheer number of the assets they own means they can call the shots as they like.

      What is it that’s difficult to accept about a small number of particularly greedy and ruthless individuals gradually and successfully conspiring to own and control everything? In a certain sense, is not the Book of Revelation and the prophecy of the coming antichrist just an understanding of the logical outcome of fallen man? (Ever since the fall, the vices that plague us ensure that this world will not ‘rest’ until one man completely rules over all). And before that time, it stands to reason, that that power will be shared by at least a few.

      You quoted an American president about not being able to fool everyone all the time. While this is true, it doesn’t address the fact that (1) not everyone is fooled right now. Far from it; (2) if everyone was fooled right now, then right now still does not mean all the time; (3) a time will surely come when almost everyone is in fact properly deceived (for a time), because no-one less than God Himself places a fog over them; and when power is close to being perfectly centralised, gay ‘marriage’ is genuinely thought to be normal, and imaginary pandemics rule the airwaves, I’d say that the fog has already begun to descend, in which case, a rigged election in America is eminently possible.

      • David Barnier says

        If the centralisation of power in the world has become so complete that, in the blink of an eye, the whole world could be brought to its knees (and kept there), then why couldn’t it work towards pulling off a rigged election?”

        You lost me here. The world was brought to its knees, but this was precisely because of a lack of centralization (perhaps you mean something more like interconnectedness?). Not sure if you saw how the New Year was greeted in Wuhan, or how China recently had their first Covid death in 8 months? If America was controlled by the CCP, or simply danced to a technocratic WHO diktat, as imagined in the worst scenarios – then we would probably not be nearing 500k deaths next month. The reason we’re seeing what we’re seeing, is instead because the world is a messy and chaotic place, and nobody really trusts each other. Not saying that that’s anyone’s fault in particular, but just the way I see things. As Gail says – “the world according to David”.

        As per the election rigging – I wonder why they decided it was important to reduce their own advantage in the House, or why they decided to engineer such a months-long nail biter in not one, not two, but three states. Finally, if these shadowy folks are so greedy, why get rid of the Goose that lays the Golden eggs in the form of historic tax breaks, and unlimited cash injections into the stock market? Donald Trump has been the biggest gift to wealthy people since… I don’t know when. In a year when 400k people died, and the economy was shut down, my retirement savings nearly doubled! These master manipulators seem to be getting something wrong.

        • Gail Sheppard says

          Looks to me like there may have been many more (deaths) than they’re admitting. If that weren’t the case, why would they be building this? China is not particularly known for telling the truth.

          • Johann Sebastian says

            I think I’ve said this before on here, but it’s relevant enough to repeat. I remember distinctly in mid to late March when deaths were spiralling out of control in Italy and Spain, yet somehow China’s tally of new daily cases dropped to 40 and two deaths.

            My dad said, “China is a sleeping giant that’s bullsh***ing everybody. It’s impossible that their case load has suddenly gone down to 40. Just you watch: they created this problem and in a few months, they’ll go around acting like they’re the ones that saved the day.”

            A couple of weeks later, he was dead.

            • Gail Sheppard says

              You’re dad knew. The kicker though, is some of our folks helped them do it. They won’t be happy until they bring America down to the lowest common denominator.

              • Johann Sebastian says

                Exactly. A true kicker it is. For my part, I wondered “why isn’t anyone doing anything about China?” all the way back in late January.

        • Steven J. M. says

          David, a chaotic mess by design, so as to rebuild things according to their liking. It worked wonders after the 1st and 2nd world wars, and also in Russia and China – to say nothing of the West at the moment.

          As to why China recovered more quickly than the States…well, there’s what Gail said, or it may just be that this supports my argument more than it refutes it. What this mean is, if the virus is being used as a pretext for re-setting everything – something btw which the elites have openly admitted – then what use is there in China being affected, when it’s already pretty much the way the elites want it?

          I don’t think this is too far fetched a conclusion given that coincidences don’t really happen, and so just at the time the West appears to be under conscious attack (by social justice causes and climate change) there appears also this virus which again hits it for six (a cricketing term), while China – yet again – remains unscathed. Na, I can’t buy that. This is orchestrated.

          Moreover, consider this (which is all verifiable and is only the tip of the iceberg):

          The Rothschilds own or direct the English royal institute of foreign affairs (or whatever it’s called) and this organisation owns the council on foreign relations in America. Through this steering committee, the Rockefellers et al act as front men for the Rothschilds.

          David Rockefeller, in nothing more esoteric than his published memoirs, which probably spent weeks on the NYT’s best sellers list, openly spruiked about being instrumental in developing China and the new, globalist world order, at the expense of the U.S.

          Watch this documentary on how the Rockefellers came to own big pharma

          And watch these documentaries on how and why the same family, as well as other actors, came to own big oil and then use this position to develop the climate change hoax, for all the benefits it would give their hopes of global dominance.

          Consider how the Rockefellers donated the land which now houses the U.N’s headquarters, and consider how unlikely it is their involvement with this centralised power ended there.

          Then have a look at books or articles written by globalists/technocrats like Arthur Koestler (The Ghost in the Machine), Bertrand Russell (The Impact of Science on Society), H.G Wells (The Open Conspiracy), Aldous Huxley (Brave New World and a speech on this book at Oxford University), Julian Huxley (author of the charter for the U.N), Zbigniew Brzezinski (Between Two Worlds), Jacques Attali (A Brief History of the Future) and Jonas Salk (Survival of the Wisest) – some of who had clear connections to the abovementioned royal society and/or U.N and CFR – and see how closely their explicit plans for a world wide scientific dictatorship are coming to fruition.

          As the saying goes, where there’s smoke there’s fire.

          As for the nail biter, I guess that could be for the purpose of further drama, distraction, divisiveness or whatever.

          And regarding tax breaks and golden egg laying geese, I’d say that the folks at the top we’re talking about now are well beyond caring about these things, i.e., they own the federal reserve (for one), print money out of nothing, loan it to the government and charge interest on it. Here’s a documentary about that too

        • Michael Bauman says

          Thomas Hobbs said in the 17th century that life without government was “nasty, brutish and short”. Since then with the advent of a combination of “enlightened” government life apart from Christ is just as cruel and brutish but is now long. Ahh, what a blessing is the modern project where everything is done to “make the world a better place”. The reality of modern actions make Jonathon Swift’s satire “A Modest Proposal” look like the words of a junior planner whose work would be rejected as too timid and lacking scope.

          I am afraid David as the disease was an intentional act of warfare, so is the “cure”.

        • George Michalopulos says

          The panic that set in on Nov 3rd was such that they had to get one man and one man only over the finish line. And in record time. That’s why thousands of ballots in MI had only Biden’s name scratched off with no down-ballot names.

          Seriously, do you honestly think that Biden really got 81 million votes but actually almost lost the House? Or that Dem legislators lost? Or that the Dems actually lost State Legislatures? But the Republicans picked up State Houses and came within a whisker of overtaking the House?

          Does that even make sense? It’d be the first time in history that a major-party candidate blew out all expectations but saw his party take a massive hit down-ballot.

  10. You mean Alexander Hamilton founded the New York Post. ?

  11. Ever since we heard this news a few weeks ago, how many immature boys (and men) have been joking about having a girlfriend named Fang Fang. Myself included. Just sayin’.

    Swalwell should’ve been laughed out of office years ago. He should never be taken seriously, just like most American “news shows.” They’re simply garbage.

    That this man constitutes an “elected American statesman” shows you just how pathetic our country has been for a long time.

  12. Austin Martin says

    “…busy little beaver seducing…”

    Lol I get it the joke! Those always go over my head.

    The 90s animated Batman episode “Harley and Ivy almost had that joke in it, but the creators decided they couldn’t put that in a kid’s show and rewrote it as “busy bees”.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Austin, believe it or not, I did not intend that as a pun. That was one of the many aphorisms and colloquialisms I was raised with and come instinctively to me.

      I trust nobody took offense.

      • George Michalopulos says

        Now that I think of it, Gail gently took me to task in using the word “penetrated” when I was describing what the Chinese did to Swalwell through the ministrations of Ms Fang. There too, I did not intend that as a double entendre but as a word from the lexicon of saboteurs. (Besides, Swalwell… oh, lemme just stop there.)

        • Austin Martin says

          One time I was saying something to some friends about labial consonants, which is b and p maybe some others (I took three years of classical Greek in college, and this makes a difference with the way words form). My friends start laughing, and I say, “I don’t get it. I don’t get it. I don’t — Oh come on, you guys!” I had known that term for six years and never had a dirty thought.

          I’m not convinced that we’re a vassal state to China, because it seems clear that the establishment is trying to gear up for a war against them based on vague “human rights abuses”. But obviously the Chinese don’t hold our white girl morality, and if stupid Americans will let them take advantage of us, then they aren’t going to pass up a good opportunity.

          Regardless, America doesn’t belong to Americans. That’s the lesson from 2021.

        • Johann Sebastian says

          When I think of Swalwell, I just remember him as the guy who…broke wind…in the middle of a TV interview.

  13. For thirty years at least, the US has been setting up bases and the Chinese have been providing jobs. Turns out the world needed jobs, not ‘protection’. Sure, it may be a strategic blunder from which the US does not recover, and maybe they shouldn’t try. But they have to accept it’s a multipolar world now. It’s either that or war.

    China in most respects is building out into some of the most underdeveloped areas of the world and bringing them into the 21st century. Can’t fault them for that, and can’t grouse if they make money doing it. They are risking a lot, too. Really sticking their necks out. China hasn’t been on the international stage commensurate to their power and potential in what, five hundred years?

    Glad to see the EU defying the US on a China trade agreement and the Nord II pipeline. Make win-win deals or get out of the way, I say. They’d already blown it by driving Russia and China together with the tough talk and needless provocations. With an unstable US, and Russia and China just interested in business and advancement, why shouldn’t people choose the latter? Is it really so ominous? Only for the US maybe, and maybe it needs a wake-up call to come on ahead and join us here in the 21st century.

    And we all saw the kowtowing of the US NBA to Chinese wishes not long ago. That was a cultural embarrassment, no doubt, but also quite insightful.

    I had to chuckle seeing the words “nativity” and “Robert E Lee” in the same sentence.

    Congratulations George and Gail!

    • George Michalopulos says

      Thank you for the well wishes, Hans!

      As to your critique, I don’t disagree at all. I have no essential quarrel with Red China (although even Mitten Romney is starting to go after them on the Uigher issue –hmmm.), or Tibet, or Taiwan. Not my monkey, not my circus.

      And yes, I do appreciate the good that they do in the Third World. From what I understand they practically own all of East Africa.

      I also have zero problems with us transitioning to a multi-polar world. In fact, I welcome it.

      In other words, as a Jacksonian very-much-isolationist, I wish that our politics did “stop at the water’s edge”. I wish our war-machine did as well. I simply don’t care what the Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians, the Syrians and yes, the Israelis, do within their own borders. (I also wish we didn’t get one thin dime to other countries –Israel included.)

      In other words, I don’t view the Chinese as an enemy. I do worry about what their control of our political process as well as our economy means about our sovereignty. Basically, that we are no longer sovereign but in fact, a vassal-state.

      For all the good that the Chinese supposedly do in the Third-World and for the stability of their (homogeneous) society through its Confucian social credit system, the fact remains that as long as we are subject to them in a de facto sense, then what guarantees do we have that they won’t jerk us around, or force us to their bidding militarily?

      That is why I feel nothing but a great sense of vitriol to our Oligarchy.

      • How was Jackson an isolationist? He ran (and won) on expansionism to the west in our Native American allies territory to those suffering economically on the East Coast instead of fixing the economy by providing land reform. Yes, he fought against English control of the U.S. through our banks, but I wouldn’t list him as an isolationist. Jackson was an imperialist in my book.

        • George Michalopulos says

          Good question, Ben.

          To answer this we must understand basic anthropology (as understood by 19th century men). Amerindians were basically hunter-gatherers while Europeans were agriculturalists. In the eyes of the latter, the former did not “own” the land, they merely “ranged” over it. They did not improve it but merely exploited it.

          Thus, they had no title to it. In the eyes of Jackson (and most Americans), America’s destiny was “manifest”: it had to expand all the way to the Pacific. As far as they were concerned, it was a done deal. If they had to fight Spain for Florida, that was different than getting involved in Spain’s internal politics, much less having Spanish lobbyists direct American foreign policy.

          Jackson had no inclination to disobey the words of Washington’s Farewell Address. And in his destruction of the Second National Bank, he effectively gave the middle finger to all of Europe and its banking interests (especially the Rothschilds).

          Perhaps I should have said that Jackson was a “non-interventionist” rather than an “isolationist”. He never believed that the US should instigate any wars but should fight like hell if provoked.

    • Michael Bauman says

      Hans, why would anyone want to be in the 21st century?

      • Ach my friend Michael,

        I understand how the spiritual man you are can ask such a question. Seriously, I do.

        But I just mean to suggest to others that it might be better to live with the present day’s conflicts and challenges and face them, rather than wake up one day and find oneself and one’s worldview obsolete.

    • Hans, I agree. We are used to thinking capitalistically but there are other ways to gain favor and control. The U.S. government forgot about the Marshall Plan and actually giving people what they need (or our money back as I like to think of those stimulus checks!). The U.S. has lost the plot.

  14. Mnohaya lita Gail and George!

    • Gail Sheppard says

      Thank you!!! George hates it when I gush but he’s the best boyfriend I’ve ever had!

      • So sweet! My late husband called me his best girl even though ‘girlhood’ had abandoned me in the late night convenience store parking lot decades earlier.

  15. “Basically, that we are no longer sovereign but in fact, a vassal-state.”

    Everyone can see it, even the black JustSomeGuy comic/video-game culture critic:

    The regime knows how much they cheated by, and know probably at least a hundred million Americans are aware they stole the election, and they’re never going to convince the vast majority of those people otherwise, so it is a whole ball game now.

  16. George Michalopulos says

    Here’s an excellent summation of where we are presently:

    • LOL!

      George, you read Taki, too! That’s so funny. Been an avid reader myself for years. You Greeks! We wouldn’t have the civ we do without you guys.

      And I completely agree with your reply above. I am having to admit with woeful regret that it looks like America has been grossly mismanaged for many years. Meyssan makes the same comparison today I’ve felt in my heart for some time:

      Again, many years!

  17. Very sweet!

  18. Don’t miss the transfer of power tomorrow.

    God bless the US Military.

    In Christ, Mike

  19. While Lord Denning concluded there were no breaches of National
    Security, it is undeniable that there had been no breeches on Mr Profumo.

  20. George, I understand where you are coming from but you have this wrong. The U.S. government and businesses are playing nice with China and ignoring problems in order to make a lot of money in China. China has a billion people with a rising middle class that trusts foreign made products more than local. China has a massive protectionist economy with a lot of buying power. That’s why Hollywood tries to cater (poorly) to Chinese tastes. Every multinational knows that China is the market of the future. On a side note, China was so protectionist that they had a special currency for foreigners in China in the 90’s to try to stabilize exchange rates.
    The media, as you know, likes to create scares and straw enemies just so we can fight among ourselves and ignore all the money being made off of us. China is an up and coming power. No doubt about that. But the U.S. is not a vassel state. We are only vassels (like the rest of the world) to the military-industrial-media-think tank complex. If we were controlled by China then there would not be any antiChina propaganda in the media. I worked for Chinese private school. The propaganda was thick. Winney the Pooh got banned in China just for some memes criticizing Xi Xiping. The Chinese government does control it’s citizens, even here in the U.S. by threatening their families back home. But China is not a threat to the U.S. It is only a threat to our empire abroad and the 0.001% who might not make as much money.
    Another side note, the Chinese social credit system is remarkably like our own credit check system that we’ve had for decades (China did not have a credit system at all previously). Just try to get an apartment or even a job with bad credit or a prison sentence. Our prison population is the largest in the world and privatized to make a profit with each new prisoner. We are already jailing and restricting our poor. We don’t need China’s ‘help’.

    The Left will blame Russia and the Right will blame China but our real enemy are the neocons who will continue to steal, kill, and suppress both abroad and at home. And Biden, the man who brags about writing the Patriot Act in 94 is now the presiden
    Let’s blame the real ‘masters’ of the world instead listening to the media’s false arguments. Let’s focus on our real problems here like employment, pensions and health care.

    We used to be a community and admired throughout the world for it. But now I feel like we are a nation of chumps arguing about who’s imperialist propaganda is correct. We are better than this.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Ben, lots to chew on.

      I think we can agree that both the American political system and the Chinese are merging in the sense that both are heavy on the social credit system. What this means for us though in the immediate sense is the loss of the civil liberties promised by our Constitution.

      It gets worse. I just read where Biden’s SoD designate, wants to “root out racism” in the military. This is code for not allowing freedom of speech. Trump’s EO regarding the banning of Critical Race Theory is anti-racist on its face. But Biden will reverse it.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Ben, there was a Scottish political scientist (whose name I cannot remember, Alexander something or other), who said that Empires tend to last only 250 years. Aristotle more or less said the same thing about the Ancient Greek polities (which were republics). That’s basically 8 generations (a generation being 30 years).

      The long and short of it was that once a generation (usually the fourth) realizes that they can vote themselves funds from the public fisc, then they’re on the glide path to extinction. Well, the United States is 244 years old as a Republic.

      Do the math.

      What I foresee is the ready extinction of the GOP but believe it or not, the Dems won’t be far behind. The fatal flaw of the liberals/progs/leftists is that they have no sense of viewing things in the long term. Hence, they will overplay their hand. Even Biden’s open-borders policy will come back to bite the Dems. (Which I will discuss in due time.)

      • I believe it was Lt-General Sir John Bagot Glubb
        “…known as Glubb Pasha…a British soldier, scholar and author, who led and trained Transjordan’s Arab Legion between 1939 and 1956 as its commanding general. During the First World War, he served in France. ” Wikipedia

        Decades ago, I read his excellent history: Empire of the Arabs.

        Look for his essay: The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival.

        PS: He was not a Scot but a Lancastrian.

        • George Michalopulos says

          Thanks! I think though that Alexander Tyler (who was a Scot) also wrote something along these lines.

          • Err… I think not. See:

            “Yes, there was a Scottish historian named Alexander Fraser Tytler. He wrote several books in the early nineteenth century, but none with the title, The Fall of the Athenian Republic. In none of his books does this stage theory passage appear.

            Another site traces this quotation and finds numerous variations. It concludes that no one has identified the source.

            A detailed response from the library of the University of Edinburgh reveals that no such quotation appears in the library’s holdings of books by Tytler.

            ‘Edinburgh University Library occasionally receives enquiries, particularly from North America, about this particular work. However, this title is not in our Library holdings, nor does it appear in the stocks of the other major research libraries in the UK (according to the ‘union’ catalogue COPAC)…

            Locally, the chapters of Tytler’s General history … (which we DO have) has been checked on the off-chance that The decline and fall might have been a chapter title… but it is not…’

            The librarian, being a librarian, covers his backside when he writes this:

            ‘Often in the enquiries we receive we are provided with a ‘quote’ (see below) from Tytler referring to the steps that a democracy can go thro’ prior to its fall but this is not in the General history… either.

            We have scanned our holdings pretty thoroughly on different occasions, going back a few years now, but we have not found the quotation or anything similar to it, but we cannot absolutely rule out the possibility that we have missed it.’

            He goes on to say that the U.S. Library of Congress has found no such quotation in its collection of books by Tytler.”

            Maybe he once said something to a class
            and it was written down by a student.
            It’s possible.

        • You can find the essay here:

          “Under the system of empires each lasting for 250 years, the sovereign race has time to spread its particular virtues far and wide…

          The United States arose suddenly as a new nation, and its period of pioneering was spent in the conquest of a vast continent, not an ancient empire. Yet the subsequent life history of the United States has followed the standard pattern which we shall attempt to trace — the periods of the pioneers, of commerce, of affluence, of intellectualism and of decadence.”

          Interestingly, the rise and fall of the British Empire (from the creation of the United Kingdom in 1707 until the ignominious demonstration of the collapse of its power of independent action in the Suez Expedition of 1956) was exactly 249 years.

  21. Hard times make tough men;
    Tough men make good times;
    Good times make soft men;
    Soft men make hard times.


    The cycle of a nation’s history. This goes right along with what you write, George, that empires (the Eastern Roman empire excepted) last only a brief time. Once their leaders become the “soft men,” stupidity then ensues and breaks nations down.

    Seems to me that we are in the “Soft men make hard times” phase now. The men who govern us are now, without question, soft and feminized, with hardly any exceptions.

    I’m old enough to remember when military service to the country was a tacit prerequisite for public office. Bill Clinton broke that ceiling in 1992 – the beginning of our “soft men” phase.

    “Woke-ism” itself is simply feminine-style emotionalism in the form of enforced policy.

    And the fact remains that many men outside of the Church, which is >99% of men in America (men who don’t know how to love the Theotokos, how to receive Her hove, or how to honor women) simply want to be able to have sex with secular women, who are overwhelmingly of the spirit of this age. These men then become soft themselves because they think it’s what women want and their ticket to sex.

    I sort of hope that Kamala becomes President in short order, so Americans can experience no-holds-barred woke, soft, feminist leadership, in our face.

    I take comfort that my children may become the tough men that are made from hard times.

    • George Michalopulos says

      FTS, Kamala will be hated for the same reason she lost the VP debate to Pence: she thinks that the “swag attitude”, “the you GO, Grrl!” head-shaking, jewelry-rattling, and smirking is the secret super-power that women in middle-management positions possess. Well, it’s not. It’s all artifice. She has had no accomplishment to her name except putting a smile on Willie Brown’s face. Her life-story is almost as empty as Biden’s. That’s why she keeps on getting caught in lies, like smoking weed in college while listening to Tupac Shakur (who was in Jr High at the time).

      Think your average HR director. She’s there because she’s 1) a woman, 2) “of color” 3) has a no-account degree from a middle-brow college, and 4) a feminist. (With many failed relationships and possibly an abortion or two under her belt.)

      We men who are also husbands and fathers have to put up with this sh!t because otherwise we’ll be out of a job, divorced, then homeless. Make no mistake: we hate people in these positions. If they’re women, then we know we’re doubly-screwed. (Not that our wives like these harridans but that’s a story for another day.)

      So yes, her horizontal rise to the top will expose her weaknesses in due time. Hell, Tulsi Gabbard ripped her a new one during the debates. She dropped out of the Primaries before they even began for gosh sakes!

  22. Matthew Panchisin says

    Dear George et al.

    I noticed just for a moment today for I could not watch much, that during Biden’s inaugural ceremony the corrupt with much vigor actually applauded the most corrupt among them, hence the republic is once again manifest without virtue ruling.

    250 years sounds about right.