What’s Up with China?

At the beginning of Will Vaccines Be the End of Us? I wrote a page headed “Maybe China can teach us a few things.”  It was about a top Chinese public health official named Zheng Xiaoyu who was sentenced to death for corruption on May 29, 2007, and executed shortly thereafter.  He had accepted bribes to approve inferior drugs that sickened or killed a lot of people.  I suggested that, in spite of their shady and often bloodstained history, sometimes the Chinese get things right, and we would do well to apply the lesson of Zheng Xiaoyu to top officials in the CDC and FDA.

I’m not so sure I would pay the Chinese the same kind of compliment today, one month into their barbaric lockdown of Shanghai, population 25 million, which as I write is now on its way to being duplicated in the capital Beijing and many other large cities.  To be sure, I’ve long known that an ineradicable streak of brutality runs through Chinese history, and I wrote as much on the aforementioned page.  But what’s happening now in Shanghai is a sobering reminder that the inherent cruelty of the ruling class, which eased off after the death of Mao Tse-Tung in 1976, can erupt at any time, like a dormant volcano.  And beyond that, there’s just something about the Chinese – an ability to create and maintain a fairly civilized modern nation – indeed, the country is a major player on the world stage – yet forever burdened with a penchant for extreme regimentation and savagery.  The Chinese are a unique and morbidly fascinating race.  They’re not only different from us, they’re different, to a lesser degree, from all the other peoples of the Orient.

As everyone knows, the first news about Covid-19 came out of China at the end of December 2019.  I doubt that the virus said to cause it really exists, and if it does, I don’t know how it originated.  I’ve maintained all along that the whole thing is a hoax, a global conspiracy planned years in advance, in which the lying media played and continue to play a starring role.  Even if Covid-19 is real, and even if it was created by malicious people, it obviously poses no significant danger to any society.  The Chinese, with their peculiar mentality, immediately over-reacted in the city of Wuhan, the supposed source of Covid.  To prevent the virus from spreading, the local authorities went so far as to weld shut the doors of apartment buildings to prevent people from leaving.  Nearby cities were subjected to equally harsh lockdown measures from late January to early April 2020, when they were lifted, giving those in distant countries the false impression that they had worked and everyday life in China was returning to normal.  But the more astute had picked up on other things.  It had been demonstrated that Chinese government officials are as brutal as they are irrational, that there is a super-abundance of police and public health goons willing to carry out their orders, and that the ordinary people, no matter how miserable, will tolerate it.  Adding to the dystopian atmosphere were the ridiculously over-protective, alien-looking hazmat suits worn by all these thugs, which became a familiar sight in much of the U.S.  And keep in mind that China is the most technocratic nation on earth, cutting-edge technology always being “shanghaied” for ever greater surveillance and advances in transhumanism.  The early 2020 lockdowns there undoubtedly emboldened politicians and health bureaucrats throughout the White world and gave them plenty of ideas to put into practice that year.  China became the template, a wet dream for Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab, and their army of acolytes.

I visited China in 2013 and can attest to the obsession with surveillance; I’ve never seen nearly as many security cameras anywhere else.  Nevertheless, it didn’t seem that oppressive.  Their system is still called communism, but there was plenty of free enterprise, and without a doubt the people are far better off than they were under Mao’s brand of communism, which sealed China off from the outside world until the early 1970s, even more so than North Korea today.  It was a safe and relatively easy country to get around.  Some Chinese were helpful, none were hostile, but overall I didn’t care for the people.  They are what they are.  My slightly negative feelings can be chalked up to two weeks of superficial contact with them.  One American who knew them far better was Ralph Townsend, a diplomat stationed in Shanghai and another large city, Fuzhou, for fifteen months in the early 1930s.  Townsend considered the Chinese a despicable race, and after resigning from the diplomatic corps wrote a book about them, Ways That Are Dark: The Truth About China, published in 1933, before the communist era.  Townsend held nothing back.  He wrote about many things he saw while in China, as well as anecdotes related to him by other Whites.  It’s a book well worth reading that would never find a publisher today.  (Parenthetically, in contrast, Townsend thought very highly of the Japanese, and he was among those patriots who were charged with sedition and railroaded into prison by the Roosevelt administration for opposing America’s entry into World War Two.)

A passage written by Willis Carto in a new foreword to the book, which was reprinted in 1997, twenty-three years after Townsend’s death, sums up the essentials:

During the past five decades, the Chinese Reds have murdered some 100 million of their own people, by shooting, hanging, stomping, dragging, squashing, sawing, slicing or starving them to death.  This toll, which indicts the Marxist-Leninist political system, more broadly indicts Chinese culture itself because the rulers of China for fifty centuries have always freely murdered and tortured their hapless subjects…. And there is no reason to believe that China will change, none at all….

How prophetic.  And now, in scenes from Shanghai recorded on film, which snuck past the censors, and have been beamed worldwide on the internet, China’s dark ways are reasserting themselves: residents forbidden to leave their fenced-in apartment buildings, and required to undergo daily testing for Covid; those testing positive and their contacts forcibly transferred to quarantine facilities; children taken from their parents; pet dogs and cats, considered Covid reservoirs, tied up in sacks and clubbed to death; residents becoming despondent over food shortages and wailing in misery from their balconies as government deliveries fall behind; “health” officials swabbing fish, poultry and produce, and destroying everything that tests positive; bizarre artificial intelligence “dogs” walking the empty streets, blaring messages to stay indoors.  I have watched grim scenes of despairing Chinese who have hanged themselves, and others leaping to their deaths from tall apartment buildings.  Despite all this, there has been no physical resistance other than minor scuffles, which always end in beatings at the hands of the goons.


That the world has gone mad has been clear for more than two years now.  But I ask myself: Are the top decision makers in China so criminally insane as to believe these actions are justified in pursuit of a zero covid policy which, given the fraudulence of testing methods, is an impossibility?  Or is this just the latest binge in a country where such periodic binges are part of the racial soul?  Or is it a combination of the two?  Or, even worse for ordinary Chinese, is it part of a master plan to kill off a few hundred million to reduce the country’s teeming population of 1.4 billion?  I wouldn’t put anything past the Chinese government.

For sheer lunacy, the current zero covid policy ranks with Mao’s Great Leap Forward of 1958-1962, a harebrained scheme to swiftly industrialize a basically agrarian nation.  I won’t go into the details here, other than to say that an estimated 30 million lives were lost in the process, mostly through starvation.  What happened then, and what seems to be developing now, echoes the Khmer Rouge reign of terror in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, during which one-fourth of the population of that country was wiped out.

There’s a lesson to be learned here.  Despite some promising signs, don’t be lulled into thinking that the world is slowly recovering its collective sanity regarding Covid – sanity being a relative term, of course.  Nothing as extreme as Shanghai could ever happen in the U.S., at least not outside the major cities, if for no other reason than that the citizenry is heavily armed.  And I just can’t see any sizable number of White police or military acting like jungle beasts, the way they do in China.  Nevertheless, while the media masters distract us with the war in the Ukraine, politicians and public health parasites stealthily continue with their twisted plans.  Just last week, I read of a bill introduced by five elected scumbags in Rhode Island that would double the state income tax owed by those who are not injected, and who won’t allow their children to be injected.  And many corporations and municipalities have not let up with their “get the jab or lose your job” policies, despite the glaring evidence that this Covid-19 so-called vaccine has, at the very least, killed tens of thousands and seriously injured millions in the U.S. alone.  Nor has a single state governor, including popular Republican conservative types like Florida’s Ron DeSantis and South Dakota’s Kristi Noem, who have spoken out against vaccine passports and mask mandates, dared to speak the truth about the Covid-19 shot. Instead they continue to bleat the mindless mantra that they’re safe and effective, or else play the usual waffling game.

As for the Chinese, unfortunately their dark, alien ways have become intertwined with our own decaying way of life, not only because we’ve become dependent on the shabby products, some of them essential to industry, that they export, but also because they keep coming here and muscling in as businessmen and technocrats.  The good thing, since they look so different, is that it will be easy to separate when the time comes.  I hope I live to see that day, but I must admit, I’ll miss Wah Wah Kitchen.  They do great take-out.  (April 27, 2022)