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Cold War II: Intrigue in the Indo-Pacific

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The United States is now on the cusp of a new Cold War. This time, the war is with China. The mainstream media is either hiding this fact from the public or is too distracted by Trump Derangement to really grasp the situation and convey its seriousness.

The roots of this new Cold War go back to the time between the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989 and when George H. W. Bush granted (extended, really) China’s most-favored-nation status for trade in 1991. During the former event, the Chinese Communist Party ended what could have been a massive civil war and created lasting stability. In the latter event, the Bush 41 administration started “the establishment’s” war of economic genocide against the Americans of the deindustrializing Rust Belt.

China thus got itself on the path to prosperity and power, and the Americans paid for it by allowing China to become dominant in manufacturing.

Now China has a three-pronged propaganda message regarding its increase in power:

  1. China’s rise in power is benign.
  2. China’s rise is unstoppable.
  3. Get in the way of China, and you’ll get punished.

Needless to say, China’s neighbors are not too keen about this. The least keen of those neighbors is Australia. Their outlook is framed by their geographic location. For the Australians, China is very big and very close. Australia’s anti-China measures tend to be earlier than in other countries. For example, Australia was quick to bar Chinese companies from building a 5G network in their country before anyone in the United States realized there was a problem with Chinese cyberwarfare. Australia’s Rory Medcalf, a former diplomat and professor, is probably the single leading expert on the situation in the Indo-Pacific Region.

The shipping lanes of the Indo-Pacific. The name “Indo-Pacific” is indicative of the Australian viewpoint. If this was an American project, we’d just be talking about “the Pacific.”

China from Disaster, to Mao, to Present

Three centuries ago, the Chinese saw themselves as the world’s most advanced society. They were unaware of what was out there and headed their way. British traders showed up in 1793 with gifts and a proposal to trade. The British also sought a treaty to gain the rights to repair ships in a Chinese port. To make a long story short, the social and economic impact of the British upon China disrupted its national life and China entered a long period of national decline. China became semi-colonized by outside powers.

In 1900, Chinese nationalists revolted. They staged the Boxer Rebellion which was put down by an army made up of Western and Japanese soldiers. China continued to deteriorate. Eventually, its imperial monarchy fell and China became a shaky republic. During World War II, China was a key US ally. There was a pro-China faction in the United States that was made up of anti-Communists and supporters of Christian missionaries. China fell to the Communists in 1949. The Communists were led by Chairman Mao Zedong (1893-1976). The fall of China directly led to the Korean War and it sharpened politics in America considerably.

Chairman Mao was a cult of personality and the center of a social movement called Maoism that turned out to be highly exportable to pretentious middle-class intellectuals wishing to create a revolution in their own country. I suspect that the Maoist philosophical package was not developed by the man himself. Instead, it was developed by others who edited and popularized Mao’s sayings into a coherent body of work. One such popularization is by the American journalist Edgar Snow (1905-1972), who wrote an account of Chinese Communism called Red Star over China in 1936.

Maoism, like all other forms of Leftism, led to blood and tears when practically applied. Millions starved between 1958 and 1962. Meanwhile, China carried out several reasonably successful military operations. They conquered Tibet between 1950 and 1951. At the same time, they successfully caused a stalemate in Korea in a war against the Americans. In 1962, they captured parts of the Himalayan highlands from India. In 1969, China waged a short war against the Soviet Union on the Ussuri River. In 1979, China invaded Vietnam.

Today, there remain tensions between China and India. China is constructing a considerable Navy and Coast Guard. China has engaged in cyber warfare; I know of one person whose workplace was hit with a denial of service attack from China. Work stopped for about an hour as the phones rang incessantly and a recorded message in Chinese played when one picked up. Chinese espionage activities are effective and ongoing. They often employ overseas Chinese to do this work. China also uses predatory lending methods to expand their influence in the Third World, and they invest in important infrastructure, such as the Panama Canal.

China also has built a base in Djibouti to secure its shipping from the Middle East. Additionally, they have pioneered the use of anti-ship missiles. This new weapons system has made coastal artillery a viable military skillset again. These missiles are easy to use, easy to hide, and are a major threat to aircraft carriers. They don’t need to be housed in massive gun mounts such as those in Corregidor. Recently, the United States has provided such missiles to Taiwan to deter a possible Chinese invasion.

China’s overall strategy remains something of the old Middle Kingdom perspective. They view themselves as the center of global civilization, wish to be wealthy, and wish others to do their bidding. In this endeavor, they are working on the Belt and Road Initiative. It is an updated China-centric view of the Silk Road and Indo-Pacific sea lanes first navigated by the Portuguese.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

The Ring tightening around China

A coalition of nations is beginning to assemble against China. Each nation has some reason to be anti-Chinese. India and China have had ugly incidents in the Himalayas. Vietnam and the Philippines have conflicts with China in the South China Sea, and both China and Vietnam have built artificial islands in the area. Japan and China argue over the status of the Senkaku Islands.

The United States is beginning to enter the fray as well. America has a number of military bases in the Indo-Pacific Region and is a major investor. Indo-Pacific allies of the United States in the region are frustrated by American spending on the border wall rather than improving defenses in places like Guam.

American defenses against China rest upon a series of island chains. The first island chain is the most important. Its northern portion is Japan. South from there is Taiwan, then the Philippines, ending in Borneo. This chain has the most people, several large national economies, and cultures hostile to China.

Because anti-ship missile technology is probably highly effective, it could be that naval operations west of the first island chain might be too risky to undertake.

The strategy to contain China rests on a series of island chains.

America First and the New Cold War

Since this new Cold War is just beginning and attitudes are not yet hardened, it is possible to take a calm look at this situation before anything gets too far out of hand. First, the problem isn’t China’s “Belt and Road” network, it is the direction the money flows along the belt and road. For centuries it has been a highly worthwhile thing for Western whites to trade with China. The nation remains the ultimate customer of everything from soybeans to supercomputers. The idea is for wealth to go from China back to America. Second, the Chinese aren’t engaging in large-scale cruelty such as one sees among the Jihadists in the Middle East. Chinese also don’t disparage American or European cultures. Finally, China isn’t exporting violent revolution in the way the Soviet Union did. There is plenty of room for compromise. Victory in Cold War II probably consists of some deindustrialization in China and reindustrialization in the States.

Next, America should be careful of how much capital they dedicate to creating a ring of nations to oppose China. They are vastly different peoples with vastly different worldviews and circumstances. An anti-China coalition that includes everyone from India to Japan is bound to be unstable. It brings to mind the creaky and disbanded Southeast Asia Treaty Organization and the Central Treaty Organization.

Many of these allies dislike each other as much as they dislike China. Korean attitudes towards Japan are irrationally hostile. Meanwhile, America should consider an economic policy in the region that doesn’t make the mistakes of the first Cold War  — policies that turned South Korea into a manufacturing center while central Pennsylvania’s economy hollowed out should not happen this go-round. Don’t make Indonesia the next global industrial center. Although there might be plenty of temptation to fund an Islamic Uyghur rebellion, we should remember that funding Islamic extremists creates blowback. The economy-destroying Trans-Pacific Partnership is also a danger that is still out there.

America’s allies need to be aware that the good old USA is in the midst of a low-intensity civil war and the likely next president, Joe Biden, is clearly mentally declining, if not already senile. Furthermore, the parts of the American government and society that advocate for aggressive foreign intervention and demand “respect for allies” also have an utter hostility to the historic American nation of Anglo-Nordic whites. The situation is highly unstable. It will also be very difficult for say, India, to get Americans to fight for them when Indians in the USA are squeezing out whites in jobs. Cold War II is definitely going to be difficult.

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14 Comments

  1. Ray Caruso
    Posted November 18, 2020 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Barring drastic, and unlikely, changes in policy, Australia is doomed as a White country. Australia used to refuse Asian immigrants, given the inevitability that their small population would otherwise be swamped by the newcomers. The fact is that any one Chinese province has several times as many people as the whole of Australia, and that’s to say nothing of the vast (and low-IQ) masses of the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, or, just to the north, Indonesia. Of course, liberal cockroaches have done away with the “racist” White Australia policy and embraced the joys of “diversity”. Now they admit Asians by the planeload and, for even further “enrichment”, hordes of Africans fresh from the most brutish corners of the Dark Continent, with the predictable result that the former are becoming an overclass while the latter already are a criminal underclass.

    Beyond rejecting “diversity”, Australia needed to enact policies radically different from those of other “Western” countries in order to become a viable White nation. Criminalizing feminism and making large families essentially mandatory would have been one of those policies. Developing a nuclear arsenal and instituting Israeli-style military service for all youngsters would have been another.

    Sadly, White Australia seems destined to become another lost White civilization, just like that of the Aryans of India, the Tocharians, the Byzantines, or the brave Boers of South Africa.

    • Alexandra O.
      Posted November 18, 2020 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

      Your comment on ‘criminalizing feminism’, is the first I’ve ever heard of that rather extreme idea, though I must agree that it may be absolutely necessary if we hope to ever get our race back on track again. I would hope we could obtain the victory a little more kindly however, by intelligent women speaking out, shouting, shunning and and publicly deriding the entire concept of feminism. I think it would be the equivalent of turning around an aircraft carrier in a very tight space, but it is definitely worth beginning right now! It is something I will investigate engaging in myself from now on.

      • Ben Sanderson
        Posted November 20, 2020 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

        I don’t think it’s possible. Imagine approaching a young woman, say, 23 years old, on a college campus, and asking her to withdraw from her courses, to marry her boyfriend immediately, to have no less than four children, and to be a stay at home mother. This just isn’t going to happen.

  2. Bernie
    Posted November 18, 2020 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    “Furthermore, the parts of the American government and society that advocate for aggressive foreign intervention and demand “respect for allies” also have an utter hostility to the historic American nation of Anglo-Nordic whites. ”

    Would it be better for whites if China won this war? There is certainly nothing in it for us to fight for the current US.

  3. Antidote
    Posted November 18, 2020 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    A couple of days ago 14+ countries signed onto RCEP, a free trade bloc that included Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and South Korea.
    Personally I hate Chinese Imperialism as much as anybody, and when I see the plastic pollution that kills whales and turtles, as well as the systematic killing of all sharks and tortoises, and the persecutions of Uyghurs and Tibetans, well my blood simply boils. But whaddaya’ gonna’ do? Everybody wants those cheap Walmart goodies, and everybody wants the filthy, toxic industrial manufacturing pollution to stay in China.

    • nineofclubs
      Posted November 18, 2020 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

      This is all true. Australia is in a difficult situation because we have become so reliant on trade, both ways, with China. ScoMo is wedged between the voters, who value national sovereignty, and business, who want the trade relationship to go back to how it was previously.

      This is (just one reason) why global capitalism and nationalism are incompatible, IMO.

      The solution is massive national investment in labour saving technology and a greater degree of autarky. The model of outsourcing, open borders, cheap labour and reducing Australia to a farm/quarry for GloboCorp has failed.

      .

  4. Froggum
    Posted November 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    ‘To make a long story short, the social and economic impact of the British upon China disrupted its national life and China entered a long period of national decline. China became semi-colonized by outside powers.’

    To make a long story short China was still the worlds dominant economy and insisted on goods being paid for by Silver. Unable to capture the market in specie (or compete with basic but functional Chinese goods) the British along with thier WASP cousins and Arab Jews, decided to sell the Chinese heroin (opium). They fought three wars to capture territory (Hong Kong) from which to peddle opiates to the Chinese working class (exactly as the do today in your much loved ‘rust belt’ with oxycontin) and destroy Chinese society.

    What makes it worse is that many of the dynasties and banking houses involved in subverting the American republic got thier start either abetting the sale of drugs or dealing grugs directly in china.

    Your essays are remarkable for thier shallowness.

    • Slovenec
      Posted November 18, 2020 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

      This is a fine comment, pointing out the obvious: it’s not the Jew, it’s the Germanic/Anglo-Saxon conquistador, the killer of any culture he encounters in his perpetual quest for other people’s goods. Deep down, the struggle between the Neanderthal and Homo Sapiens is still unfolding (the struggle between two cultures, as genetically the Neanderthal was defeated long ago), with Homo Sapiens loosing badly. But the Neanderthal is clever, pointing his finger at the Jew every now and then when the lie can’t be sustained anymore.

  5. Froggum
    Posted November 18, 2020 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    ‘In 1979, China invaded Vietnam.’

    And got the living s*it’ kicked out of them.

  6. Leon
    Posted November 19, 2020 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Sasson the “Court Jew” was instrumental in the export of opium by Britain to China.

  7. Jiggy B
    Posted November 19, 2020 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    BLACK MAN RISIN
    IT DONT BEEZ SURPRIZIN
    MOVE OVER YELLOW
    WE DONT BE NO MO MELLOW
    MOVE OVER WHITY
    DO U REALY WANT 2 FITE ME?
    BLAKC MAN RISIN
    AFRICAN HORIZON

  8. Danesovic
    Posted November 19, 2020 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    IMO the best way to counter Chinese economic influence is getting Europe and North America to act as a common trade bloc. That way, they get to write the rules and no white/European country or company can be bullied into submission.
    Secondly, long term get back to culture of innovation and production. The future should be once again created in America (and Europe). Leading in space exploration and colonization, AI and genetic engineering would help the West seal its primacy.

  9. Fenterlarick
    Posted November 21, 2020 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    I enjoyed this article, and I am reminded of an essay Gore Vidal wrote in the 80’s denouncing the continuing Cold War between the USSR and USA, which he said was mostly a contrivance of the military-industrial complex. What he thought would make more sense would be an alliance of Russia, Europe, Australia, NZ and America against China. Not in an overt military sense, but in economic and diplomatic basis. There was, he said, going to be enormous power in China once they got going, and needed to be checked.
    He felt Russia and America have more in common than the US and China.
    America has always had a fondness for China…the ‘China market’, and remember FDR personally wanted China, along with the USSR and Britain, as one of the four major powers controlling postwar WWII.
    Also odd how, in the 80’s, all we heard and feared was Japan. ‘We’ll eat sushi and love it,’ was a common phrase, and yet, Japan kind of burned out, and China took its place…and shows no signs of going away.

  10. EinSpenglerian
    Posted November 24, 2020 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    As Oswald Spengler explained in his famous work, demographics is the king. Modern China, as a late-civilisation undergoing its ‘winter’ phase, demonstrates many typical late-civilisation features, e.g. extremely low fertility rate in its world-cities, a stubborn and arrogant disbelief in anything religious, overconfidence in the intellectuals’ and bureaucrats’ abilities, massive formless tasteless concrete architectures, and a fanatic rejection of traditional cultural values and family structure.

    Cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen have similar or lower fertility rates than Tokyo, the Chinese countryside is also running out of babies despite the recent abolition of one-child policy. The Chinese property bubble will collapse like the Japanese did in 1990, then it will have hardly any chance of becoming economically dominant because the cheap, young and massive labor will be irrevocably gone. A rapidly aging society can never be aggressive in the long run, therefore the Indians and Pakistanis who still manage to breed like rabbits will pose a much more significant danger after the 2030s.

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