by Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris | Jul 27, 2021 | Climate Change, Education, Feature 3, World
Imagine if your primary opponent in the world, a country
which regularly steals high tech military, industrial and medical secrets from
you, were able to influence research in your universities to their benefit.
Unless you had a national death wish, you would be crazy to allow this to
happen. Yet this is precisely what is occurring across America right now.
China is actively undermining America’s
economic and national security by funneling billions of dollars into elite
universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Cornell to stoke the fraud of
human-caused climate change, one of the Chinese Communist Party’s chief weapons
against the United States of America. This is not mere speculation. The U.S.
Department of Education has discovered evidence that it’s
The Department of Education recently began enforcing a law
that had been ignored for decades requiring universities to disclose foreign
contributions that exceed $250 thousand dollars. The Clean Energy alliance.com
reported in a five-minute video that investigators discovered that ten
universities including Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown, have accepted large
quantities of cash without disclosing the funding to the feds. When the
Education Department told the universities they had better come clean,
disclosures of a whopping $6.5 billion came flooding in.
This came on the heels of the chairman of Harvard’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department being
indicted for lying to the Defense Department about his involvement with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Most of the $6.5 billion in undeclared university funding
came from China, but also some from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and other
nations that the Department says are… “seeking to project ‘soft
power, ‘ steal sensitive and proprietary research and development data and
other intellectual property, and spread propaganda benefitting foreign
Most of the university research aims to convince people that
climate change is human-caused and that there will be catastrophic outcomes.
The more dire the threat, the more attention and funding researchers receive.
China, and other non-free nations, love the hype as Western nations are
spending hundreds of billions of dollars to lower their carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions, while the CCP nods in agreement and keeps building cheap coal-fired
power plants that dramatically increase emissions. And this is all authorized
under the United Nations’ corrupt Paris Agreement that, while holding America
and other developed nations to CO2 emission reductions, allows
developing countries to emit as much as they want for as long as they want.
One example of how the CCP used universities to promote
climate alarmism, was research claiming climate change was going to
increase the cost of beer, a serious concern for many average Americans. The
study was funded by eight Chinese organizations and conducted by Chinese
researchers operating out of U.S. universities.
It makes perfect sense that the Chinese Communists are
manipulating fears of a climate catastrophe to its advantage. The CCP want the
U.S. and other nations to pass laws making energy and manufacturing more
expensive while they expand their economy, take our industries and our jobs and
do so with little regard for the environment or human rights. No one should be
surprised by this. It is a strategic geo-political tool used by China and other
nations that want to weaken America, and the freedoms we enjoy.
China is a threat to the United States in many ways. The
current administration has ties to China and is willing to see Chinese power
increase in order to bring the U.S. to its knees and become a
socialist/communist nation that these folks can more easily control. The
national pole that will be taken in November 2022 will tell if they can be
successful. We call it the mid-term elections when every House member is up for
election again. In our minds, the administration will lose the majority of
those elections, perhaps in a landslide.
They had better. Otherwise, it won’t be long before China
will employ millions of Americans and dominate some small communities as a
result of their acquisition of US businesses, such as they did recently with
Smithfield Foods that has facilities in 26 States. Smithfield owns 460 farms,
now all controlled by China, and has contracts with 2,100 others. A Chinese
company also owns AMC movies and entertainment for which they paid 2.6 billion.
In addition, Chinese companies are building manufacturing plants in America
such as Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube company spending $100 million in
Alabama. Others are becoming major suppliers to the auto industry in Detroit.
The Chinese have also bought coal mines in Tennessee, for example $616 million
to purchase Triple H Coal Company in Jacksboro.
When we total up all imports and exports in the world, China
becomes clearly the number one trading nation. Their automobile production now
exceeds ours as does their steel production, and as most know, wind turbines
and solar cell production. The latter are of no value to real energy
production, of course, but pushing them on the US increases our cost of
electricity and so, again, benefits China.
China’s impact on the rest of the world has been much
greater. They have loaned vast quantities of money to developing countries around
the world to build projects advancing their standard of living. But when the
debt and interest come due and can’t be paid, China is taking control of great
portions of these countries and their resources.
There is no doubt that the Biden administration has cleared
the path for China, but all the news is not bad. The CCP will continue having a
problem containing a population recognizing that their lives are being
controlled to the nth degree. They are also getting very old. By 2040 it
is expected that 21% of the population will be over 65 and its retirement age
remains 60 for men. Aldo, less than 65% of workers are covered by retirement
benefits and that share drops to 35% for urban migrants. That is many mouths to
feed in old age.
There are other problems in that China’s coastal cities such
as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou have already caught up with the
wealthy countries of east Asia in terms of productivity and purchasing power,
therefore sustained growth will depend on improvements in China’s poor inland
agricultural areas. Not an easy feat.
The CCP also spends a lot of time and money showing off
strengths with apparently little chance of doing more than show. This includes
their military operations which scare many but need not. They really have
nothing to gain by attacking anyone outside of their borders and much to lose
in their effort to gain prestige as a world power. Their war-like threats to
Taiwan, which they continue to claim, is really part of China, is a case in
point. The Communist Chinese openly practice major amphibious landings that
would be required for a successful attack on Taiwan. Our friend Richard
Kozlovich, a serious student of Chinese history, offers five reasons why a CCP
attack on Taiwan will not likely occur:
1 - the CCP must know their losses would be massive in both
personnel and equipment were they to attempt a landing as Taiwan’s substantial
military would devastate a landing force.
2 - they have to know that even the Biden administration, as
incompetent as they are, would have to jump in to save Taiwan. Even if it just
involved U.S. air power, it would overcome Chinese air power, as well as their
marine landing force and any ships they might employ. U.S. Naval aviators
remain the finest in the world. That’s why they’re called Top Guns.
3 – the CCP know that, if they launch a landing and are
repelled, their military credibility throughout all of S.E. Asia will tumble
like a house of cards. They cannot afford this since they are attempting to
impose economic hegemony throughout the area via military intimidation.
4 - such an action would trigger economic retaliation from
many countries, something the CCP can ill afford as China is already in a weak
economic position due to the cost of their huge military buildup. And remember,
it was the USSR’s desperate attempt to match U.S. advancements in President
Ronald Regan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (mistakenly labeled Star Wars by
the pro-Soviet mainstream media) that was a major factor bankrupting the USSR
and leading to their downfall. Everything China does militarily is intended to
make them look bigger than they are.
5- the Taiwan-style landings they’re practicing and
exhibiting is just a big show comparing not at all to what was required for our
Marines to land at Normandy in World War II.
It is likely that China will continue to gain advantage over
the U.S. for the remainder of the Biden administration, but when the Democrats
lose control of the House of Representatives in November 2022 the damage Biden
can do will thankfully be significantly reduced. However, in the meantime, we
need to boycott Chinese products as much as possible and push our politicians
to stand up to the 21st century’s ‘evil empire’ with all their