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This post was edited by abramicus at 2013-12-25 03:16|
THE 21ST CENTURY ART OF EXPLOITATION -- REFUTED BY CHINA'S CURRENT POLICIES
When agricultural products and mineral resources were the prize sought after in foreign lands, the art of exploitation of these countries required the preservation of some semblance of organized labor and industry to take advantage of the soil, climate, and water resources of colonized countries. As such, after a country is bereft of its own army to defend the property and personal rights of its citizens, a puppet government is set up that preserves the pre-existing rights and titles, with the exception that when deemed necessary by the colonizing power, such rights can be amended, modified or abrogated. This has been the model of colonization for centuries, not just externally but also internally against minorities like the Native American Indians. Unlike Western colonial powers, China has instead given its minorities MORE rights than its ethnic majority, in terms of having more children, having more access to higher education, and in reaping the benefits of massive developmental projects that create roads, hospitals, schools, airports, etc., which raise the standard of living in these autonomous regions faster than they could have accomplished on their own. Now, China turns toward safeguarding the property and personal rights of its citizens against external threats that have re-emerged in the past three years, of foreign countries, either as pawns, proxies or principals, seeking to take over parts of China's sovereign territory in the South China Sea and East China Sea, islands that have belonged to China for centuries but which have been challenged with quasi-legal reasons such as that of Diaoyudao belonging to the administrative control of a Japan that could not prove its sovereignty, and refuses to discuss its claims of sovereignty with China, over these islands, long part of the map of China even in the Ming dynasty.
The article touches on the dangers of internal disunity in as much as it weakens the ability of the people to defend their public and private property, and their collective as well as individual rights, which under the aegis of even the most "benevolent" foreign-controlled puppet government, are at best privileges bestowed at the pleasure of foreign officials and corporations, not enforceable rights -- which department or agency in China could enforce the rights of the Chinese people under a foreign-controlled regime? If Okinawan women are repeatedly raped by foreign troops, does the fake government of Japan, which is an colonizing power to the Okinawans, really give a damn? For all intents and purposes, the Okinawan women serve well as the modern comfort women of the Japanese military establishment. Is this not the same problem Karzai refused to budge over, in the recent standoff between him and his Western backers? How will it be different if China were ruled by a political party that needs foreign monetary, military and political support to stay in power? Does the story of Marcos ring a bell? Or, how about a longer term ally, like Mubarak? Need more lessons?
The paradigm of exploitation of modern countries has changed with the advent of automation of industry and mining, and the use of highly armed groups to protect these enterprises. The exploiters hardly need but only 5% of the population as servants to maximize their profits. As such, the population itself becomes a pool of potential challengers to their chosen groups of henchmen, and at best, becomes a drain on the coffers of government to keep peace and order with, if not support with welfare doles. What better way to busy the challengers with each other than to have no central government, which allows them to fight each other all the time, and in the absence of any central authority, no central responsibility for maintaining peace, order and social welfare either!
This is where political art mimicks technological reality. What is happening to the Arab Spring countries is the social equivalent of "fracking". Instead of pipes drilled directly into a pool of oil, the pipes are used to fracture the earth they pass through, in order to maximize the flow of oil, leaving behind a field of destruction. The most powerful militias, of the most fanatical bent, are enlisted to keep the oil flowing, even as they break up the societies of countries like Libya and Egypt. The same is happening in South Sudan, but the process is inexorable, because the winners must transform their political power into cash by selling the oil that they control. China has undergone the same treatment during the period of the Warlord Era, when the fledgling republic established by Sun Yatsen proved too weak to exert any meaningful central authority, and the warlords each aligned themselves with various foreign interests, often at the expense of the national interest, such as in agreeing to the transfer of Germany's concessions in Liaotung peninsula to Imperial Japan in the Treaty of Versailles of 1918, by the northern Beiyang government of the Republic of China, for an undisclosed sum from Japan, which triggered the May Fourth Movement. The various warlords also imported opium and resold them to the populace for handsome profits, hastening the corruption of morals and social order. Well-intentioned and well-meaning Sun Yatsen was forced to endorse a solution by force of arms, called the Northern Expedition, headed, unfortunately by a Chiang who was surrounded by corrupt officials and ex-warlords himself, which succeeded in uniting China, but did not solve the problem of its internal decay.
Xi is proceeding with blinding speeed to root out this decay, in order to unite the Chinese people firmly behind their central government, all of which is to enable the Chinese people to defend their property and personal rights against arbitrary foreign demands, including foremost of which, is China's surrender of the fishing grounds of its tens of millions of fishermen in the South China Sea, Diaoyudao, and Huangyan islands. Incorporating the fundamental principles of Chinese martial arts into modern political and military strategy, Xi is consolidating the energy of an entire nation of 1.3 billion brains and bodies into a healthy and clean government. No object can move with two centers of gravity and travel in a smooth, predictable trajectory. All the Shaolin masters, and even Bruce Lee, would agree that in order to defend the collective and individual rights, including property and personal rights, China does not need a motley of parties that peddle their offices to the highest foreign or domestic bidder. But the party in power must make sure that it remains always accountable to the people it is pledged to serve, and in this, Xi is dead serious, because it is the equivalent of the Mandate of Heaven, without which no government can long endure.
The first step in this journey of a thousand miles will soon begin, in the teaching of Japan a lesson it has never been properly taught by its western masters, which is not to do unto others what it does not want others to do unto itself. The only way Japan will learn this lesson is by personal experience, when China does unto Japan what it had done unto China, and this time, unlike the Pacifist Constitution, it will be a lesson Japan will never forget. If Japan wants to revive its Tanaka Plan, then it is time China, utilizing its most modern technology, applies the Kublai Khan plan, against which there is no defense, and with which, the Kamikaze spirits are on the side of China, as they used to be on the side of a then Buddhist-Confucianist Japan, now turned heretic under the cult of Shintoism under the well-cloaked influence of Britain.