Speech allegedly documenting a Chinese 'plan' for eliminating the United States by biological warfare.
The Chinese is ostensibly here
, and it matches up pretty closely.
Epoch Times is, charitably, an uncesnsored account of what is going on in the Chinese mainland; uncharitably, it's as ideologically biased, one-sided, and unreliable as Maoist propaganda. The Chinese government hates
them; if you google "epoch times," you can see that the Chinese cybermachine has made "crooks" a related search term. Given that there is a great deal of noise from both sides, you are not going to be able to find anything useful about them on teh intarwebs. There are probably a lot of articles with basis in fact because the Chinese government isn't
nice, but this isn't one of them.
It is written, I think, by a Chinese dissident pretending to be a "leading CCP official." It appears to be less a coherent speech advocating a given plan of action than a hodge-podge effort to hit every single hot button issue among the anti-China crowd except for the planned birth policy. It was translated by someone with an ear for the expectations of the sort of white conservative who would read the Epoch Times seriously.
Taiwan, imminent inhumane threat to all Americans, contempt of Chinese culture (simply sage worship?), evolutionary theories of race (pointing out that Hitler was a Darwinist: big among contemporary conservatives), specifically anti-Christian sentiment, Communists-and-Marxists-are-really-
Nazis, the Tian'anmen Square Massacre (June 4 Riots), cold war rhetoric ("nuclear bondage" = mutually assured destruction), the lie that 20 million people died from Maoist campaigns that weren't the Great Leap Forward, the "oh my gosh China is going to be a superpower" hysteria. It has an explicitly racial element: above all, the "speaker" is the cunning and lying Chinaman with the evil subhuman plan. If you had to build a straw man,
"Chi Haotian" is it.
China is not going to invade Taiwan so long as there is economic development; the United States would probably not intervene if it did; China is not going to be a superpower; I like semicolons. I'm pretty sure that the hysteria over all these is simply a modern manifestation of the Yellow Peril. Maybe there's a cultural problem in the US. We haven't gotten over the Yellow Peril, the Yellow Claw, or Fu Manchu, and it shows in what anti-Chinese people will countenance.
It's a caricature, one more manifestation of a vile archetype (see also the cartoon: do you know any real Chinese men that look like that?).
But twist it, a bit: it is true that the Chinese government takes interest in proving that there is one China for 5,000 years or more. It is true that the CCP still touts an explicitly Leninist view of race and ethnicity. It is true that Maoism is an especially violent strain of Communism--the CCP as a whole has moved away from Maoism, but if it's just one
Not a malevolent race with a heartless government, but one aging soldier seeing that what he worked for and believes in
will not come to pass, is in fact actively editing itself out of existence. He wants to stop it, looks to his understanding of history, ideology, and capacities, and comes up with a plan. He presents the plan, they applaud him out of politeness, respect for what he did back in the old days. He recognizes what they're doing, thanks them for their time, and goes back home, presumably to die.
A modernist story would end there, sad commentary on how we all die and get alienated and despair and blah blah angst blah. A pulp story? No. He then tries to implement it himself
--necessitating, of course, heroic intervention--by someone who's the product of the real new China, not the new China he thought he was creating.
It's not true, but it could