Less than a week after World Economic Forum leader Klaus Schwab was brash and immoral enough to declare China a “role model for many nations” despite its authoritarian rule and human rights abuses. (in words similar to Canadian Justin Trudeau, who once expressed admiration for China’s “basic dictatorship”), China has now erupted into unexpected protests over imposed COVID lockdowns. According to the Express:
Protests against strict stay-at-home orders are growing in China amid signs the Chinese Communist Party is losing control over the Chinese people. The protesters demanded Xi Jinping’s resignation in a country where any direct criticism of his leaders is rare and often results in harsh punishment.
The protests are already having an adverse effect on the Chinese economy. According to Bloomberg, “optimism had resurfaced in Chinese markets after Beijing shortened quarantine periods and curtailed testing, sparking a rally that added nearly $370 billion to the MSCI China Index.” Now those gains are suddenly “falling apart because of the protests.”
Caution is taking hold despite a growing chorus of bullish China calls on Wall Street citing cheap valuations and friendlier policies. On Monday, the Hang Seng Index of Chinese companies fell more than 4%.
This rapid hit to China’s economy obviously does not bode well for the country’s larger ambition, as it will play an as yet undetermined role in its future plans and quest for global hegemony and prestige.
What is unfolding in China demonstrates the basic and intrinsic human need for freedom, as well as the desire to enslave humans that is prevalent among the darker elements of society. The word “revolution” is already used to describe what has just begun in China, more precisely, a white paper revolution. Note that in Iran, the popular revolution is also spreading.
It’s too early to say whether the sudden explosion of protests in China is a revolution or a setback, but there are important factors to consider:
What is different today from the past revolutions in China and Iran are their relative positions in a world that has been rapidly globalizing and is now undergoing frenzied change amid the remarkable void left by a weak America under Joe Biden. China has been expanding its influence at breakneck speed, and Biden’s handlers are still hoping to enrich Iran through a lucrative new nuclear deal. The aspirations of world domination and global economic hegemony are now added to the old fixations on the domestic control of citizens. The world is watching. If China decides to execute its protesters in a Tiananmen Square-style massacre, there will be consequences for its economy. Given China’s rapid expansion into global markets and its encroachment on major political arenas around the world, it is clear that optics are important to the Beijing regime. Whatever happens next, Klaus Schwab already has the egg in his face for promoting China as a “world model.”
Meanwhile, it is significant that Canadian Justin Trudeau, who has propelled China for the past decade, is suddenly distancing himself from the country. Trudeau’s move is a perfect example of how loyalties can shift in an instant in the global quest for power and control. On November 1, Global News reported that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) was “increasingly concerned” about Chinese interference in Canada. Then, three days later, the Globe and Mail reported that a CSIS official told a House of Commons inquiry committee into foreign interference in elections that “China is the ‘main aggressor’ when it comes to foreign interference in Western countries and ‘works within’ their political systems ‘to corrupt them.'” Trudeau then endured a public rebuke from China’s Xi Jinping for an “inappropriate leak” of newspapers. To demonstrate just how determined and calculated Trudeau’s plan to cut a deal between Canada and China was, it is important to go back a decade, three years before Trudeau became Canada’s prime minister. At the time, Trudeau joined the Liberal leadership race to succeed Michael Ignatieff and was surprisingly open about his great idea of investing in China. McKinsey & Company, a global consulting firm whose managing director Dominic Barton would become Canada’s ambassador to China in 2019, helped McKinsey & Company, a big plan and forecast. Together, Trudeau and Barton “shaped the global outlook and economic policies of the Liberal government,” which heavily involved China. Throughout his powerful and influential career, Barton became known for “serving kleptocrats and oligarchs from Moscow to Riyadh and from Beijing to Johannesburg.” Barton identified Chinese markets and money as the “keys to Canada’s prosperity.”
Now, with the protests in China, Justin Trudeau’s distancing from China will seem more convincing to his support base, as he hides his abhorrent past actions of boosting China and “stealing” Canada’s freedoms.
In authoritarian societies like China (and Iran), there is a stark contrast between oppressed populations and the authoritarian regimes that oppress them. Given the right conditions, people can rebel, despite the risk to their own lives. The events now unfolding in China should serve as a lesson to the West, as the West continues to undergo fundamental changes: cancel culture has already succeeded in stifling free speech, followed by the overreach of the COVID lockdown and the punishment of those who refused to comply with the demands of our globalist masters. Demonizing and dehumanizing opponents is now commonplace, along with the ruthless promotion of propaganda against them. These tactics are historically established among fascists; the tactics of the Third Reich confirm this. Look today at how staunch defenders of freedom are labeled “conspiracy theorists,” “extremists,” and “racists,” while the left continues to sow divisions that could destroy Western societies.
The critical need for Western citizens to hold their governments to account is more urgent than ever, especially during the tenure of a US president who openly despises the phrase “Make America Great Again.“In the current climate, America’s traditional enemies are vying for a bigger slice of the global pie, with traitors in Western nations subverting their own countries. Chinese protests are already destabilizing China’s economy, while China’s Western friends like Justin Trudeau are distancing themselves from the regime. Other friends of the communist regime, like Klaus Schwab, could soon do the same, depending on how China controls its population. If he cracks down too hard, the consequences could be devastating for the People’s Republic, but if the communists don’t crack down hard enough, it could well mark the end of the Xi Jinping era. Xi can also go AWOL, as Trudeau did when the Freedom Convoy arrived in Ottawa.