China’s Secret War Against America
The Chinese Communist Party (ccp) is waging a war against America. United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently warned that China threatens America’s economy, its liberty and the future of free democracies worldwide.
“Next year marks half a century since Dr. Kissinger’s secret mission to China, and the 50th anniversary of President Nixon’s trip isn’t too far away in 2022,” he said on July 23 in a speech at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. “The world was much different then. We imagined engagement with China would produce a future with a bright promise of comity and cooperation. But today we’re all still wearing masks and watching the pandemic’s body count rise because the ccp failed in its promises to the world. We’re reading every morning new headlines of repression in Hong Kong and in Xinjiang.”
Pompeo said, “China ripped off our prized intellectual property and trade secrets, [costing] millions of jobs all across America. It sucked supply chains away from America, and then added a widget made of slave labor. It made the world’s key waterways less safe for international commerce.” He warned that “[s]ecuring our freedoms from the Chinese Communist Party is the mission of our time, and America is perfectly positioned to lead it because our founding principles give us that opportunity.”
In the 50 years since Communist China was officially recognized by the U.S., it has grown from a backwater to one of the most powerful countries in the world. It is a trade and export juggernaut, and many nations are unwilling to upset their relationships with the regime.
For 30 years after the 1949 Communist Revolution, the U.S. recognized the Kuomintang government that had been forced off the mainland onto the island of Taiwan as the legitimate government of all of China. It condemned the Chinese Communist Party on the mainland as an occupying force. But in 1979, after the regime promised to implement market-economy reforms, the U.S. switched its recognition to the Communists.
In his 1984 book, New Lies for Old, kgb defector Anatoliy Golitsyn warned the West not to trust Communist China. He said China’s reforms were a ruse to undermine the U.S. and ultimately establish a world federation of Communist states. Golitsyn noted that after “the Second World War, the threat of monolithic, Stalinist communism drove the West into military and political alliances, such as nato, [the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization] and the Baghdad Pact.” Therefore, the Communist bloc decided to coordinate its policies in secret while undermining the unity of the free world by pretending to be weak and disunited. This strategy included faking a split between Communist China and Communist Russia and adopting enough free-market reforms to bait the U.S. and Europe into trading with both. The goal was to lure Europe into an anti-American alliance and cut nato in half.
In his 1995 book, The Perestroika Deception, Golitsyn elaborated on how China’s close relationship with the U.S. was part of a strategy to become “a modern superpower with the help of American technology.”
Whether or not Golitsyn was correct that this was a deliberate Chinese strategy, many of his predictions have come to pass.
When Mao Zedong and the Communists took over China in 1949, the major English-speaking nations (Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the U.S.) generated 37 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. The nations of Western Europe generated 19 percent of world gdp. The China-Russia Communist axis generated only 15 percent. But after decades of perestroika deception, the English-speaking nations now generate less than 25 percent of world gdp and Western Europe less than 14 percent. China’s share has more than tripled. China has in fact “become a modern superpower with the help of American technology.” If it can pull the “pseudo-social democratic regimes” of Europe into an alliance, it will gain enough economic power to isolate the U.S. and its remaining allies.
Golitsyn was not the only one warning that this would happen. Years before Golitsyn defected from the kgb, the late Herbert W. Armstrong warned that communism would be used to take from America its historically unprecedented national blessings.
“We are not fighting a single nation in a military war, but a gigantic, worldwide, plain-clothes army, masquerading as a political party, seeking to conquer the world with an entirely new kind of warfare!” Mr. Armstrong wrote in 1956. “It’s a kind of warfare we don’t understand, or know how to cope with. It uses every diabolical means to weaken us from within, sapping our strength, perverting our morals, sabotaging our educational system, wrecking our social structure, destroying our spiritual and religious life, weakening our industrial and economic power, demoralizing our armed forces, and finally, after such infiltration, overthrowing our government by force and violence! All this cleverly disguised as a harmless political party! Communism is worldwide psychological warfare!”
Mr. Armstrong’s warning focused on Communist Russia’s demoralization efforts to pervert our morals, wreck our social structure, and destroy our spiritual values by promoting the “God is dead” movement in American universities. But in terms of industrial and economic power, the main force has been Communist China. In 2020, Secretary Pompeo warns that China has “sucked supply chains away from America,” but Mr. Armstrong warned about communism “sapping our strength” even before the U.S. established diplomatic relations with Communist China 40 years ago.
The Americans and the British are descendants of ancient Israel. This means that end-time Bible prophecies about Israel primarily apply to the U.S. and Britain today.
Over its history, God has warned Israel through prophets. Isaiah warned the nation against forsaking God’s law and adopting Eastern philosophies. “O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord. Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers” (Isaiah 2:5-6).
The modern descendants of Israel have committed the same mistake. Instead of trusting God to bless and defend them, our people have recognized and traded with Communist dictatorships and even invited Communist professors from Russia, China and other nations to teach generations of young Americans and Britons. The result has been the moral corruption of our youth, the theft of our economic strength, and the fatal weakening of our nations.