Hemisphere of Freedom

In 1823, President James Monroe formalized a latent national policy of protecting the Western Hemisphere from the tyrannical encroachments of outside influence. This noble policy came to be known as the Monroe Doctrine. Today, the Monroe Doctrine is often viewed as a relic of the past – an outdated, or even imperialistic, policy. President Obama’s anti-American regime in fact announced that “the era of the Monroe Doctrine is over.” This article is a brief defense of the Monroe Doctrine and the United States’ role in preserving the Western Hemisphere as one of Freedom.

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Before delivering his hallmark speech to Congress formally announcing the policy, President James Monroe wrote to Thomas Jefferson for advice. The Sage of Monticello responded with a letter that confirmed Monroe’s convictions and gave him some of the iconic phraseology he would later use. Jefferson wrote of President Monroe’s proposed doctrine:

“The question presented by the letters you have sent me is the most momentous which has ever been offered to my contemplation since that of independance that made us a nation; this sets our compass, and points the course which we are to steer thro’ the ocean of time opening on our view. And never could we embark on it under circumstances more auspicious. Our first and fundamental maxim should be, never to entangle ourselves in the broils of Europe; our 2d never to suffer Europe to intermeddle in Cis-Atlantic affairs. America, North & South, has a set of interests distinct from those of Europe, and peculiarly her own. She should therefore have a system of her own, separate and apart from that of Europe. While the last is laboring to become the domicil of despotism, our endeavor should surely be to make our hemisphere that of freedom.”

The great Thomas Jefferson was thrilled at the prospect of making ours a “hemisphere . . . of freedom.” The principle of intervening in foreign affairs when those affairs negatively impacted or directly threatened a nation’s legitimate interests or their national well being was internationally recognized and remains legitimate to this day. As president, Jefferson had in fact sent the newly-minted U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to fight “state-sponsored maritime marauders” in the Mediterranean.  Yet, the policy had never been publicly articulated by an American administration in the way President Monroe was proposing.

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The bold idea that President Monroe and Thomas Jefferson shared was that the Western Hemisphere, being distinct from Europe and having an inherently different set of interests and values, should never be meddled with by European (or any foreign) powers. They knew that as a nation we could not afford to allow hostile powers to turn our hemisphere into an abode for tyranny like they had done to the rest of the world. Rather, the United States should use her influence to maintain the Independence of her fellow American states – both to protect their integrity and to strengthen the borderlands of our own Republic.

In his monumental message to Congress on December 2, 1823, President Monroe described what America’s new policy would entail and the reasons for its implementation. He said in part:

“The citizens of the United States cherish sentiments the most friendly in favor of the liberty and happiness of their fellow men on that side of the Atlantic. In the wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, nor does it comport with our policy so to do.

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“It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced that we resent injuries or make preparation for our defense. With the movements in this hemisphere we are of necessity more immediately connected, and by causes which must be obvious to all enlightened and impartial observers.

“The political system of the allied powers is essentially different in this respect from that of America. This difference proceeds from that which exists in their respective Governments; and to the defense of our own, which has been achieved by the loss of so much blood and treasure, and matured by the wisdom of their most enlightened citizens, and under which we have enjoyed unexampled felicity, this whole nation is devoted.

“We owe it, therefore, to candor and to the amicable relations existing between the United States and those powers to declare that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety. With the existing colonies or dependencies of any European power we have not interfered and shall not interfere, but with the Governments who have declared their independence and maintained it, and whose independence we have, on great consideration and on just principles, acknowledged, we could not view any interposition for the purpose of oppressing them, or controlling in any other manner their destiny, by any European power in any other light than as the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States.”

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The “allied powers” to which President Monroe referred were Russia, Austria, and Prussia, with occasional French involvement. This Russian-led, Russian-instigated, Russian-dominated combination was known as the Holy Alliance. Its purpose was to crush popular Liberty movements worldwide and retain so-called “Christian” monarchies in power. Indeed, the Russian tsar was convinced that Providence had called him to uphold and extend the monarchical system. The reality, of course, was that God moved upon the American patriots of 1776 and 1787 to break away from the rotten monarchical apparatus and establish a limited constitutionalist system of individual Liberty and personal accountability.

The Monroe Doctrine must be seen within the context of the movements and plans of the misguided Holy Alliance. During the first two decades of the nineteenth century, uprisings gripped Latin America as nations threw off the shackles of Spanish power and created independent states – Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, and so forth. An online piece describes the Holy Alliance’s reaction to these Independence movements and the American response to said reaction:

“At just this point, Russia, Prussia and Austria formed an association called the Holy Alliance to protect themselves against revolution. By intervening in countries where popular movements threatened monarchies, the Alliance — joined at times by France — hoped to prevent the spread of revolution into its dominions. This policy was the antithesis of the American principle of self-determination.

“As long as the Holy Alliance confined its activities to the Old World, it aroused no anxiety in the United States. But when the Alliance announced its intention of restoring its former colonies to Spain, Americans became very concerned. For its part, Britain resolved to prevent Spain from restoring its empire because trade with Latin America was too important to British commercial interests. London urged the extension of Anglo-American guarantees to Latin America, but Secretary of State John Quincy Adams convinced Monroe to act unilaterally: “It would be more candid, as well as more dignified, to avow our principles explicitly to Russia and France, than to come in as a cock-boat in the wake of the British man-of-war.””

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The Holy Alliance, by its very nature, could not be contained to the “Old World.” The text itself stated that the monarchs were bound to support each other “on all occasions and in all places.” On October 17, 1823, President James Monroe wrote to Thomas Jefferson informing him that he had received letters from George Canning, a prominent British politician of the era, “suggesting designs of the holy alliance, against the Independance of So America, & proposing a cooperation, between G. Britain & the UStates, in support of it, against the members of that alliance.” With the threat of Russian interference in the Americas looming nearer, James Monroe consulted Thomas Jefferson and crafted the Monroe Doctrine.

One of the exemplary patriots of our time, Ezra Taft Benson, gave us poignant insight into the purpose and necessity of the Monroe Doctrine. He affirmed:

“The purpose was to maintain the current balance of power so that we would not become the targets of future aggressive designs of European nation with massive strongholds on or near our borders. It was felt that the maintenance of an ocean between ourselves and European powers would safeguard us from becoming reluctantly entwined in the perennial intrigues and wars of the Continent.

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“Whenever the physical security of the United States is directly threatened, as it was in the Cuban crisis, we must not hesitate to uphold the traditional meaning of the Monroe Doctrine: our unilateral opposition to outside intervention in the Western Hemisphere. This Doctrine laid down as a broad principle of action and applied to world communism enjoys strong public support for foreign policy decisions. . . .

“The Monroe Doctrine is based upon the principle, long recognized in international law journals, that a nation has a right to interfere in the affairs of another nation if such interference is with in the framework of self-defense. In other words, if the establishment by a foreign power of unusually heavy military installations is observed on a nation’s frontier, and if that nation has good reason to believe that those installations eventually are going to be used as part of an offensive attack against it, then it is justified in taking the initiative in destroying those installations, without waiting for the actual attack. Such action, although aggressive by itself, is viewed as part of a generally defensive maneuver.

“. . . the Monroe Doctrine neither added nor detracted one iota from what the United States had a right to do. All it accomplished was to inform other nations what conditions the United States would consider a sufficient threat to its long-range security to justify involving, if need be, the sovereign right of preventative self-protection. If other nations wished to test our resolve or our strength in these matters, that was up to them, but at least we went on record and laid our cards on the table so that no one could say they didn’t know.

“The important point, however, is that, even if the Monroe Doctrine had never been enunciated, the United States – or any nation for that matter – would still be justified in attempting to prevent an upset on the stable balance of power among its friendly bordering neighbors if it were convinced that such a shift in power eventually would result in a threat to its own security. That principle, which is at the heart of a nation’s right to self-preservation, is just as valid today as ever before – and especially so for the United States.

“. . . The Monroe Doctrine is right, it just needs to be applied.

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“There is no doubt in my mind that the American people would be angry if they fully realized the extent to which our leaders have abandoned the vital principle of preventative self-defense on behalf of our nation. If a man says he is going to shoot you, and then points a gun in your direction, you don’t have to wait until he pulls the trigger before you take action to overpower him. When the communists say they are going to bury us and then move a bearded gravedigger right next door, we should grab him by the hair of his chin and throw him out! And we don’t have to apologize to anyone for our action.

“What we need is a new application of the Monroe Doctrine – a declaration to the nations of the world to inform them that no longer are we going to tolerate communist or other hostile regimes on or near our borders” (see Benson, An Enemy Hath Done This“).

What a powerful statement of reality! As a nation, we have abandoned our prerogative to defend ourselves against the threats and encroachments of hostile communist regimes in our hemisphere. We have betrayed the Monroe Doctrine! We have sold out our security in order to appease the socialistic “international community” and communist-controlled organizations like the United Nations. We have not cared enough that our nation has been made extremely vulnerable by the communist infestation south of our border.

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It is not inconsequential that the Monroe Doctrine was established to thwart Russian meddling in the Americas when we consider that today Russian/Chinese communist meddling is the gravest threat in our hemisphere. The Twentieth Century saw the tragic planting of the Red flag throughout the world. In few places was communist intervention so overt and successful as in Latin America.

JFK’s campaign advisor, Adolf Berle, said that Latin America was “an active Cold War theatre of attack upon the United States.” He further stated that, specifically, it was “Russian and Chinese stimulation and arming of local political movements to [the] point where they can be converted into civil wars and used to seize and set up governments which will be hostile to the United States” that was the foremost threat (Stephen G Rabe, The Most Dangerous Area in the World: John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America, 22). It was so in the 60s and it is so today in 2019.

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Most people do not comprehend the menacing leviathan that sits camouflaged and ready to strike from Latin America. Americans do not realize, for instance, that Mexico has been a communist stronghold for nearly a century. Tens of thousnds of Christian Freedom fighters, Cristeros, were murdered as the Masonic communists conquered the nation. Under this pernicious influence, Mexico was the first nation in the world to recognize the illegitimate Soviet regime in Russia. It was the land Trotsky called home when Stalin exiled him from the Soviet Union. For decades, Red Mexico has covertly waged war against us via illicit drugs, illegal immigration, etc. And the rest of Latin America has fared nearly as poorly under the advances of global communism.

I currently sit writing this article in Panama City, Panama. The Chinese influence in some places here is almost in-your-face obvious. The fact that the U.S. government gave away the critically-important Panama Canal, and that it has fallen into Chinese hands, is equally obvious. It was always one of the communist goals to wrest control of the Canal from us, and they have succeeded. What’s more, Panama’s outgoing president cozied up with Red China during his unpopular term, signing numerous major economic and construction deals that greatly benefit China and give that aggressive communist nation major leverage in Panamanian affairs. Chinese influence is growing so profoundly here that Huawei recently began installing an invasive facial recognition system similar to the one the Reds installed in their own enslaved nation.

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Unfortunately, the United States has fiddled while the Americas have burned. That is, communist-sponsored regimes have been installed throughout Central and South America while we have ignored the crisis – indeed, while certain traitors in our government tied our hands and facilitated the conflagration. To be sure, we have fought back in a limited way. Operation Just Cause in Panama, for instance, was carried out to remove the Marxist dictator Manuel Noriega from power. Noriega had recently declared war on the United States and entered into dangerous agreements with Soviet client states. Caches of Soviet weapons were discovered everywhere by our military personnel during the operation. Despite the success of Operation Just Cause – an operation cheered by the Panamanian people at the time, though considered unjust American “imperialism” now after a generation of brainwashing – Panama has once more been roped into the communist orbit, as noted.

Brazil is one nation in our hemisphere that is currently fighting back against communism. Brazil is the B in the acronym BRICS, which is a new international communist bloc headed by Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. However, late last year, Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil. Bolsonaro ran on a blatantly anti-communist platform. In his acceptance speech, he said: “We cannot continue flirting with socialism, communism, populism and left-wing extremism.” If only we, too, recognized the dire threat communism poses to our Hemisphere, we could move to stop it. Though I think the victories are short-lived, I pray God helps Brazil succeed in cleansing their nation.

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One of the most glaring cases of communist intervention in the Americas is Venezuela. Venezuela was once a prosperous nation before the communists took over. Today, however, socialist policies have turned Venezuela into a third-world trash heap where people are literally starving and Nicolas Maduro runs the county like a classic Marxist dictator. Russia and China, of course, have been behind the tragic destruction. President Trump has recently turned his sights on Venezuela and has threatened military action (though his threat to intervene is likely as hollow as his promise to put U.S. troops on our Southern border). In response, Russia rushed in to safeguard its stronghold. In December, Russian nuclear bombers landed in Venezuela and in March Russian troops arrived. If Russian nuclear bombers three hours from our border do not spur us to invoke the Monroe Doctrine to protect our nation’s flanks, what will?

Will the United States act to cut out the communist tumor or will Venezuela remain a Cuba-like GULAG for decades more? And what of Nicaragua, Uruguay, and the other states in our backyard that we have allowed to be seized by the communists? What will we do? Will we step aside and allow Russia and China to fully take over? Will we further allow ourselves to be surrounded and isolated in a hemisphere we once swore to preserve in Freedom? It seems obvious to me that the only thing that can save the Latin American states from communist aggression is American intervention – yes, even military intervention where necessary.

If you care about the welfare, preservation, and self-defense of our great Republic, you must support the Monroe Doctrine. As Ezra Taft Benson stated, the Monroe Doctrine is correct but needs to be applied. Will we finally take the initiative to free Latin America from communist strangulation and remove the grave threat to our south? Truthfully, the threat is not far away; it touches us every day via illegal immigration and the mass smuggling of narcotics into our land. It is not merely a border crisis that afflicts us – it is a crisis engulfing the whole of our hemisphere.

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The situation in the Americas is extremely critical. To invoke or not to invoke the Monroe Doctrine is one of the most pressing questions facing us. As for me, I will denounce communist aggression wherever it festers. And I openly throw my support in with those past American patriots who wanted the Western Hemisphere to be a Hemisphere of Freedom.

Zack Strong,

April 9, 2019.

Mao’s Legacy of Death

Today, December 26th, is Mao Tse-tung’s birthday. Those who have endured the tortuous U.S. public school system may not know much about Chairman Mao and his exploits. In fact, there is a profound blind spot towards Red China in our cultural psyche. This article is meant, then, as a crash course on Mao, how his communists came to power, what he stood for, and what he ought to be remembered for most.

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Let’s start with the most significant aspect of this Chinaman’s legacy; namely, his unrivaled mass slaughter of people. Mao Tse-tung wears the crown of greatest mass murderer in human history. No other leader in world history has ever matched the amount of carnage unleashed by Mao and his followers in Twentieth-Century China. Though accurate numbers are murky because the conspirators are not in the habit of publishing the truth about their treachery, estimates of the death toll inflicted by Mao’s regime range from 30 million to 100 million dead.

My own best estimate falls somewhere between 80-100 million. Authors Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, in their superb book Mao: The Unknown Story, concluded that the Red Chairman’s reign of terror claimed at least 70 million lives. Whatever the precise number, Mao’s Red China ranks as the greatest scene of bloodshed the earth has ever witnessed. Thus, Mao’s greatest legacy is that of death and destruction – the unmatched slaughter of innocent human beings. Whenever we mention Mao, we must also recall the tens of millions of lives he snuffed out. Let us never forget these victims of communist aggression.

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Next, we should keep in mind the reasons for the grisly slaughters and mass graves. Why did Mao Tse-tung murder 80-100 million of his countrymen? What was the justification? On whose altar were these people sacrificed?

First, we ought to acknowledge the all-important fact that Mao was a communist. He was not a starry-eyed, run-of-the-mill communist, but a radical Bolshevik revolutionary in the mode of Stalin and Lenin. His brutish character seems to have been set from a young age. By all accounts, Mao was a selfish, cold, and calculating child. He abandoned Buddhism in his teens, but even before that he hated his father, often expressing violent wishes against him later in life. Mao seemed to have been born with a superiority complex and loathed manual labor and chores he deemed beneath him. He was lazy and would not do anything unless it benefited him directly. He was an elitist born in lowly circumstances – and he reviled this fact.

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His conceit was fueled by the fact that he was naturally gifted with an excellent memory and thus was allowed opportunities to study that many of his fellow peasants did not enjoy. Mao developed a voracious appetite for reading and writing, which gave him a competitive edge that he often exploited throughout his career as dictator. At age seventeen, Mao – armed with his ambitions and his arrogance – left the village for good to stake his claim to fame in the city.

It seems to have been Mao’s arrogant, lazy, and self-serving personality that led him to adopt the communist ideology. Communism is essentially organized gangsterism that allows parasites to glut themselves on the labors of the people – the very thing they accuse “capitalists” of doing. Communism was a perfect fit for a man of Mao’s high ambitions because it promised power. It held out the allure of power by hook or by crook – and at the barrel of a gun if necessary. To an atheistic elitist like Mao, communism was the perfect vehicle to achieve power and to reshape society in his own image.

Mao’s first real political involvement came during the anti-imperial Xinhai Revolution in 1911. Mao was eighteen at the time and became enamored by “Republican” propaganda leveled against the Manchu dynasty. In a show of solidarity with the revolutionaries, Mao snipped off his traditional ponytail and helped forcibly cut off the pigtails of others. He began immediately agitating, through writing and revolutionary acts, against the imperial government. The following year, the Manchu dynasty was finished and a republic was declared.

At first, Mao joined the military. However, he couldn’t follow orders and despised the mandatory chores, so he quit. He devoted himself full time to study and reading. In about 1913, while studying, Mao was introduced to the inflammatory writings of Karl Marx. Just as he had latched onto the ideas of anti-imperial revolution, he now embraced socialism and communism. His antipathy towards Chinese culture grew, as did his disregard for any form of restraint or rule that he himself had not concocted. Again, his selfishness pushed itself to the forefront.

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On pages 13-14 of their excellent book Mao: The Untold Story, Chang and Halliday gave this succinct synopsis of Mao’s personality and innermost character:

“Mao’s attitude to morality consisted of one care, the self, “I,” above everything else: “I do not agree with the view that to be moral, the motive of one’s action has to be benefiting others. Morality does not have to be defined in relation to others . . . People like me want to . . . satisfy our hearts to the full, and in doing so we automatically have the most valuable moral codes. Of course there are people and objects in the world, but they are all there only for me.”

“Mao shunned all constraints of responsibility and duty: “People like me only have a duty to ourselves; we have no duty to other people.” “I am responsible only for the reality that I know,” he wrote, “and absolutely not responsible for anything else. I don’t know about the past, I don’t know about the future. They have nothing to do with the reality of my own self.” He explicitly rejected any responsibility towards future generations. “Some say one has a responsibility for history. I don’t believe it. I am only concerned about developing myself . . . I have my desire and act on it. I am responsible to no one.”

“Mao did not believe in anything unless he could benefit from it personally. A good name after death, he said, “cannot bring me any joy, because it belongs to the future and not to my own reality.” “People like me are not building achievements to leave for future generations.” Mao did not care what he left behind. . . .

“As conscience always implies some concern for other people, and is not a corollary of hedonism, Mao was rejecting the concept. His view was: “I do not think these [command like ‘do not kill,’ ‘do not steal’ and ‘do not slander’] have to do with conscience. I think they are only out of self-interest for self-preservation.” All considerations must “be purely calculation for oneself, and absolutely not for obeying eternal ethical codes, or for so-called feelings of responsibility. . .””

As we can plainly see from his own writings, Mao was impulsive, uncaring, conceited, elitist, and thoroughly self-serving. He didn’t care about China. He didn’t care about the Chinese people. He didn’t care about China’s long history and achievements. He couldn’t care less about helping anyone but himself, despite his pretenses to helping build a better China. In truth, Mao only sought to build China to increase his own personal power and to further the international aims of Bolshevism by making China a first-rate base of revolutionary operations.

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It almost goes without saying that Mao was a devotee of Darwinism as much as communism. The two theories are inexorably linked and in reality cannot be separated. Communism’s Darwin-inspired “might-makes-right” ideology appealed to Mao’s prideful, me-centered nature. In the survival of the fittest, Mao saw himself as the fittest and thus the only one deserving of survival. I will not cover it here, but I recommend Harun Yahya’s outstanding book Communism in Ambush for a more detailed study of the intimate relationship between Darwinism and communism, and the numbing influence it had on Mao and China.

Suffice it to say that as he grew and gradually severed all ties of compassion, love, faith, reverence, and duty to others and to society in general, Mao became radicalized to an extraordinary degree. He became ripe for recruitment into the communist cause. From the beginning, he fancied himself a leader. Not a leader to serve and uplift others, but to exalt himself on the backs of others. Like Stalin before him, Mao turned to a life of self-serving intellectual activism and, later, a criminal career. But first he needed the right opportunity to demonstrate his cunning.

During the early part of the last century, China became embroiled in civil wars and infighting. Communists, nationalists, and other groups sought power. The nationalist faction was the most powerful, though the Communist Party began rising. It was not an organic rise, however. It was dominated and directed by Moscow. On page 19 of Mao, Chang and Halliday explained:

“The idea of forming a Communist Party did not stem from the professor, nor from any other Chinese. It originated in Moscow. In 1919, the new Soviet government had set up the Communist International, the Comintern, to foment revolution and influence policy in Moscow’s interest around the world. In August, Moscow launched a huge secret programme of action and subversion in China, starting a commitment of money, men and arms three decades long, which culminated in bringing the Communists under Mao to power in 1949 – Soviet Russia’s most lasting triumph in foreign policy.”

Since power was what Mao wanted, and the Moscow-led Bolsheviks offered power, he threw himself into the fray in favor of the communists. It was not a straight shot to the top, and at one point Mao found himself on the outs with the Moscow leaders because he would not follow their orders. However, he proved himself to be a shrewd man who would do what needed to be done. He was exactly the type of ruthless figure the Soviets courted and used to carry out their global revolution against human Freedom.

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Soon, Mao began receiving monthly funds and orders from Moscow. With these funds, he organized pockets of communist resistance against the Chinese government. Before long, Mao became a formidable gangster warlord. He waged guerrilla warfare against the nationalist forces – driving a wedge between them and the formal Communist Party members – and against anyone who opposed his bid for power. Chang and Halliday wrote of Mao’s brutal tactics on pages 55-56 of their book:

“Mao and his troops lived by staging looting sorties to neighbouring counties, and sometimes further afield. These forays were grandly called da tuhao – literally, “smash landed tyrants.” In fact they were indiscriminate, classic bandit raids . . . [and] covered a range of activities from plain robbery and ransom to killing.

“These raids made frequent headlines in the press, and greatly raised Mao’s profile. It was now that he gained notoriety as a major bandit chief.”

Over the course of the next two decades, Mao waged war against the Chinese nationalist forces under Chiang Kai-shek and, at times, with Chiang against the anti-communist Japanese who, out of fear of a communist takeover of China, retaliated against Chinese aggression in Manchuria with an invasion. During all of this, Mao was supported by the Soviet Union with the goal that eventually he would supplant Chiang and subdue China. Tragically, during World War II and immediately after when Mao and Chiang again went to war to decide the fate of the Celestial Empire, the United States also sided with Mao against the pro-China nationalist Chiang Kai-shek. The combined duplicity and aid from these two superpowers propelled Mao’s communists to power in China.

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What followed Mao’s conquest of China was a human tragedy without equal in the sordid annals of world history. What followed were the slaughter of some 100 million Chinese and the imprisonment of millions more in labor camps and reeducation camps – reeducation and labor camps that are still in full operation today. Though the controlled Western press is largely silent about it, millions of Muslim minorities, oppressed Christians, political dissidents, and average Chinese subjects sit imprisoned in cruel camps in modern China. Yes, you read that correctly – millions. This continuing savagery was foreshadowed during Mao’s violent reign.

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Mao’s reign is best known for two events: The so-called Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. The Great Leap Forward began in the late 1950s and was ostensibly intended as a national leap into prosperity and modernity. However, nothing of the sort happened. Instead, tens of millions of Chinese lost their lives during forced labor and severe famine that occurred as a result of asinine government policies. No one knows the exact number who perished in the famine – the worst ever recorded – but, according to author Frank Dikotter in his book Mao’s Great Famine, “at least 45 million people died.” Other researchers, including recent Chinese researchers, have placed the number significantly higher. The Chinese Cultural Revolution of the 1960s was similarly destructive, though more in terms of social upheaval than outright slaughter – though plenty of intellectuals and dissidents were murdered then as well.

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Mao’s obsession with personal power, his adherence to Soviet-imposed communism, and his ruthless tactics constitute the foundation upon which modern China is build. Today’s Chinese stand on Mao’s shoulders. They pursue his same goal – power. Per the Soviet plan, China’s growing power is being used against the West. Chinese capital is subverting Western media, entertainment, and business. China is pushing heavily into Africa, Latin America, and the south Pacific. They even have a growing presence in the Middle East. And as Red China’s military capabilities begin to rival our own, as our top general have been frantically warning for the past few years, we must consider this communist state a very serious threat.

China’s official state constitution makes it abundantly clear that the philosophies of Maoism, Marxism-Leninism, and socialism – under the direction of the Communist Party of China – are its guiding lights. The Preamble states:

“The victory in China’s New-Democratic Revolution and the successes in its socialist cause have been achieved by the Chinese people of all nationalities, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the guidance of Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought, by upholding truth, correcting errors and surmounting numerous difficulties and hardships. China will be in the primary stage of socialism for a long time to come. The basic task of the nation is to concentrate its effort on socialist modernization along the road of Chinese-style socialism. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the guidance of Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thought of Three Represents, the Chinese people of all nationalities will continue to adhere to the people’s democratic dictatorship and the socialist road, persevere in reform and opening to the outside world, steadily improve socialist institutions, develop the socialist market economy, develop socialist democracy, improve the socialist legal system and work hard and self-reliantly to modernize the country’s industry, agriculture, national defence and science and technology step by step and promote the coordinated development of the material, political and spiritual civilizations, to turn China into a socialist country that is prosperous, powerful, democratic and culturally advanced.”

So firmly entrenched has communism become in China that the Chinese openly declare in their constitution that the “basic task of the nation” is to protect, promote, and expand socialism, while being guided by the Communist Party and the philosophy set forth by the murderous rebels Mao, Lenin, and Marx. Yet, in the West, China is often seen as an advanced nation that is democratizing or Westernizing. They are seen as a potential ally and a nation to be courted and encouraged. Nothing could be further from the truth. And nothing could be more destructive than to coddle China.

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China is not infusing capitalism into its system – they are promoting socialism and only socialism. China is not becoming civilized and shedding its Soviet skins – it is merely metamorphosing into a modernized Red Dragon of terrifying power, global influence, and characteristic vengefulness. China has not marched out of the communist shadow, but basks in it. And it all comes back to Chairman Mao’s personal struggle for power.

No, Mao Tse-tung did not care what legacy he left behind, yet you and I should care because his legacy directly impacts us. You and I are faced by the Chinese threat that Mao helped establish. China subsists on Maoist dogma to this day and will, given the opportunity, lash out against the West in an attempt to gain even greater power. We will be caught in that Maoist maelstrom whether we like it or not. It behooves us, then, to learn about Mao, his motivations, his legacy, and his aims.

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Like all genuine communists, Mao promoted violent world revolution. To the communist, the world is at war. Every act, no matter how mundane, is an act of strategic warfare. In Red China we have a hostile power that is actively waging war – mostly of the subversive, secretive kind – against our nation. Yet, notwithstanding this war we are engaged in, we still ignore Mao, his legacy of cultural upheaval and aggression, and the ideology he helped establish. How can we defeat the enemy unless we understand him? And how can we understand China without comprehending Mao Tse-tung?

It is my wish that this article has prompted you to do further research into the Bolshevik demagogue Mao Tse-tung and the regime he instituted in China. It is also my hope that you learned something about Mao’s origins, and, thus, about the origins of the modern Chinese state. I sincerely desire that you’re impressed with the fact that Red China is a thoroughly communist state that bears Mao’s personality traits, ambitions, and dark heart. Stand firm against the growing tide of communist aggression.

Zack Strong,

December 26, 2018.

Russia and China – Good and Humane?

*I recommend my book A Century of Red to any honest seeker of truth or to anyone wanting a greater discussion of the points relative to communism, Russia, and China discussed below.

We live in a nation of traitors. We are the blind being led by the blind. Everywhere you look, you see radio hosts, TV personalities, actors, musicians, politicians, professors, scientists, activists, judges, pastors, and others, openly embracing and defending America’s worst enemies while simultaneously singling out their own nation as the greatest evil in existence. Such men and women are traitors and enemies to the Republic.

This article was inspired by two propaganda pieces I found on the web. The first was an article written by the repeatedly discredited hack Paul Craig Roberts titled, “Is It Russian Surrender that Is on the Agenda or World War 3?” The second comes to us from author Stephen Lendman and bears the revealing name, “Russia v. America: Good v. Pure Evil Geopolitically.” Both articles were hosted on rense.com. Jeff Rense is normally a very astute observer and it is a crying shame that he would host these lying, despicable articles on his wonderful website.

Let’s discuss Paul Craig Roberts’ propaganda piece first. In the piece, Roberts referred to “Washington aggression” in Syria and Russia’s limited response and made this observation:

“Is the Russian government too humane to comprehend the evil that Russia confronts?

“If Russia and China do not take steps to defeat the US before Washington forces nuclear war on the world, we are all doomed.”

Do you realize what you just read? Roberts is plainly calling for Russia and China to “take steps to defeat the US.” That is utterly incredible for a man who touts himself as a true American! This is one of the most treasonous, snake-like statements I’ve read in a long time. Roberts is calling for the two most murderous regimes in history – Red China and Soviet Russia – to intervene and “defeat” his own country! And yet his viewers, and others in the so-called “alternative” media, will no doubt lap it up and parrot this treason.

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Furthermore, Roberts speaks of Vladimir Putin – the mass-murdering and tyrannical KGB dictator of Russia – as a benevolent figure who is trying to save humanity. In Roberts’ eyes, only Putin’s overly “passive” government has a chance of defeating the United States and thus thwarting “the end of life on earth” that he foresees if Washington is not checked. I won’t go into it in depth here, but Roberts is obviously laboring under the delusion that mankind has the capability of destroying itself via nuclear war. Folks, this is a propaganda myth originated by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Its aim was to frighten the United States into disarming and making concession to communism. And while the West was disarming and believing the lie, Russia and the communist world were arming for the future nuclear conflagration they plan on initiating and winning.

So powerful has Russia become through arming while the West disarmed that its official propaganda organ, Pravda, boasted in 2014:

“The West, having discarded Russia, had been cutting its tanks and destroying tactical nuclear weapons. Russia, feeling its own weakness, kept all tanks and tactical nuclear weapons.

“As a result, Russia overcome the inertia of collapse and started reviving its power, while the West, being lulled by sweet day-dreams of the liberal “end of history,” castrated its armed forces to the point, when they could be good for leading colonial wars with weak and technically backward enemies. The balance of forces in Europe has thus changed in Russia’s favor.

“When the Americans realized that, it was too late.”

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I will not discuss Roberts more here, but his words speak for themselves. These dastardly sentiments show a dark heart – a heart not touched with the true American spirit. It shows how little discernment and true wisdom Roberts possesses. I urge you to once and for all stop listening to this man – a man whose lame predictions about economic collapse, among other things, have repeatedly fallen flat. Whether he knows it or not, Paul Craig Roberts has become a dupe for the communist conspiracy – a “useful idiot,” to use a communist term. And anyone who still heeds his anti-American words is a useful idiot, too.

Before I discuss Lendman’s article, one more note about the above. The only thing I agree with Roberts on is that Washington aggression is wrong. It is not only wrong, but immoral and evil. Though I was only 14 at the time, I called for President George W. Bush’s impeachment when he illegally and unconstitutionally sent troops to Afghanistan in 2001. I was young, but even then I understood the simple and plain document known as the U.S. Constitution. That inspired document lodges the power to make war solely in the hands of Congress – not in the hands of the president. A president, in fact, is not even the commander-in-chief until called into duty by the Congress after an official declaration of war.

Where was the declaration of war in 2001? There wasn’t one. Neither was there a declaration when President Obama increased Bush’s militarism and drone bombings. And, of course, there has been no congressional, constitutional declaration of war to permit President Trump’s rampant militarism in Syria and elsewhere. All three of these presidents should have been, as a bare minimum, impeached for their immoral, warmongering actions. Every American president who has taken us into an unconstitutional war deserves a legacy of infamy and will, in the next life if not in this, pay the price for the innocent blood they spilled.

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Yet, despite this blatant oath-breaking by their public servants, the American People are as ignorant of the Constitution – the supreme law of the land that elected representatives swear an oath to God to uphold – as they are of the communist conspiracy that is undermining our society. When will we wake up? When will we realize that political power rests in our hands and that evil can only gain ascendency when we acquiesce and allow it to?

In Stephen Lendman’s propaganda article, we are immediately confronted with this gem:

“The geopolitical record of both countries is clear. The Russian Federation never attacked another country.”

Really? The Russian Federation has “never attacked another country”? As a man of more than a handful of years on planet earth, Lendman has no excuse for such limited historical memory. Or perhaps he is simply lying and deliberately deceiving his readers. Either way, I think the people in Chechnya, Georgia, and Ukraine, to only mention three recent targets of Russian aggression, would take umbrage with the idea that Russia has “never” harmed anyone.

Lendman no doubt had a lapse of memory when he forgot that Putin – the savior of mankind Roberts, Alex Jones, and others hold up – came to power and fame for invading Chechnya after his own FSB (the successor of the brutal KGB) staged false-flag apartment bombings (which killed some 300 Russians) and blamed them on Islamic terrorists from Chechnya. Does that script sound familiar? Yet, that is precisely how Putin came to power.

Lendman also must have forgotten Russia’s 2008 invasion of Georgia as well as the guerrilla war initiated by unmarked Russian forces and their sympathizers in Ukraine in 2014 – a war still being waged at the present time. And what about Syria? Russia has dropped thousands of bombs throughout the breadth of Syria. But, of course, Russia is only “fighting terrorism,” right? I guess Russian bombs must be bombs of peace, and their missiles, missiles of friendship.

Though Lendman’s article is so blatantly flawed from the very first lines, there was a lot more propaganda-spewing left to go. For instance, Lendman stated:

“America is the greatest human rights abuser on a global scale in world history, an out-of-control hegemon seeking unchallenged dominance, ignoring rule of law principles, no matter the human toll, treating its most vulnerable citizens inhumanely, a nation heading toward full-blown tyranny, threatening humanity’s survival.”

This sentence is almost as astounding as Paul Craig Roberts’ call for Russia and China to “defeat” the United States. Where was Lendman during this past century? Has he forgotten absolutely everything about the sadistic rule of communists throughout the world? Has he blotted out of his mind the proxy wars fought for Moscow – with Russian equipment – in Africa, Latin America, and beyond? Has he forgotten that in a few short decades communist regimes enslaved nearly half the world’s population under Bolshevism – an unprecedented feat in terms of scope, scale, and rapidity?

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Communist regimes, bar none, are the greatest “human rights abusers” in history. There is absolutely no comparison. In the Soviet Union alone, some 40-66 million innocent people were slaughtered while millions more languished in the GULAG. In Red China, another 60-100 million Chinese were murdered or worked to death by Mao with millions more being “reeducated” in the laojiao concentration camps. This is to say nothing of the millions more who were murdered in North Korea, Cambodia, Hungary, Spain, Germany, Angola, Vietnam, Cuba, and elsewhere by Russian-backed communist regimes. And, of course, we are not even taking into consideration the tens of millions who perished in World War II – a war that every honest researcher admits was largely instigated by the Soviets and their internationally-placed allies.

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And yet, with all of this knowledge available, Lendman has the audacity to accuse the United States of being the “greatest human rights abuser on a global scale in world history.” Wow! Such stunning duplicity and dishonesty! How can anyone with even one shred of intellectual honesty remaining believe this lie? How can anyone support this propagandist?

Lendman finished by taking a leaf out of Roberts’ book and said that the United States will be the cause of a future nuclear war that will “doom us all.” What is Lendman’s solution to the problem of American aggression? Lendman stated that: “Much more than strong condemnation is needed.” Is he referring to military action by Russia and China? Sanctions? Who knows? At any rate, Lendman seems to be calling for Russia and China to “defeat” the United States, which he calls a “rogue state,” the same as Roberts did.

How is it that so many Americans have turned on their own country and have become so bitter towards the last best hope for humanity? No one is more critical of the U.S. government than I am. I have openly called for national leaders to be hanged for treason on numerous occasions and I stand by that call now. Such a remedy for treason was provided in Article 3, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution. Why don’t we use it and rid ourselves of every despot wearing the cloak of “congressman,” “supreme court justice,” or “president”? When an elected representative swears an oath to defend the Constitution, and then reneges on that oath, a punishment must swiftly follow or we are no better than a third-world banana republic with no rule of law and no justice.

Yet, despite these condemnations, I recognize that the threat America faces originated abroad and is not native to this land. I recognize that America’s heritage of Freedom, constitutional government, and Christian principles is glorious. What our forefathers accomplished remains unrivaled in terms of good for humankind. We owe them so much. If Americans were given the correct information and possessed the courage and moral strength, they could rise again and resurrect our society. No other nation has as much latent potential for greatness. And the enemies of this American Republic – enemies both foreign and domestic – know it and have relentlessly targeted us for destruction for over a century.

The greatest threat facing the United States and the world today is the communist conspiracy. Some may have been deceived by the lie that “communism is dead” and that the “USSR collapsed.” But it is just that; a lie. The “collapse” of the Soviet Union was an orchestrated, planned deception. It was pure political theater. It was a top-down ruse designed to fool the West and lull us into a false sense of security in preparation for the final phase of our destruction at communist hands. Perhaps it sounds incredible, yet no less a person than Mikhail Gorbachev, the Russian dictator, has admitted that Perestroika and Glasnost were instituted for the purpose of furthering communist goals and strengthening socialism; not for reform. KGB-trained Vladimir Putin is the inheritor of this monstrous lie, and he has played his deceptive role so perfectly that many so-called “conservatives” and “Christians” in America are supporting him and the Russian regime as the only hope for both peace and Christian revival. I document the evidence for this fake “collapse” in my book A Century of Red.

What faces us today is a Satanic cabal that spans the globe. It is a massive murder cult. It is a fusion of evil; an amalgam of various oath-bound secret societies that promote Luciferian communism. The origins of the communist conspiracy can in fact be traced straight back to Bavaria in 1776. At that time, the Order of Illuminati was founded by Adam Weishaupt. Over the years, this cabal morphed and changed names until in 1847, under the name League of the Just, it hired Karl Marx to write a constitution for the group. Marx penned The Communist Manifesto and published it in 1848, at which time the League of the Just rebranded itself the Communist League.

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Decades later, Lenin came to head the League (assuming yet a new name) and eventually led them in the October coup and the establishment of the Bolshevik regime in Russia in 1917. The Bolsheviks then inaugurated the greatest scene of bloodshed, horror, and enslavement the world has ever known. Priests were crucified. Nuns were raped. Bodies were mutilated and hacked in pieces. People were tortured and brutalized in bestial ways. Underground execution chambers were built that flowed with rivers of blood and chunks of brain matter. Millions were deliberately starved to death in terror famines. From Russia to Spain to Colombia to Korea, the Satanic communists have spread their horrors. The ghastly descriptions of debauchery, sadism, savagery, cruelty, and evil perpetrated at their hands boggle the mind and defy accurate description.

With the goal of subjugating humanity firmly entrenched in their minds, the communist conspirators set their sights on their only major obstacle – the United States. To conquer the United States, the communists founded front movements to subvert society, corrupt our Christian morals, and demoralize our populace. A short list of communist fronts includes the feminist movement, the LGBT movement, and the environmentalist movement. The communists also created modern “Islamic” terrorism and have funded terrorism globally. They infiltrated the Catholic Church – taking over the Jesuit Order – and are responsible for promoting “Liberation Theology.” Their propaganda dominates our public schools, universities, news media, and “history” books. The international press is in their hands and parrots their line. Truly, communist agents have been active in all spheres of human life and no corner of the globe is untouched by their malignant hand.

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From the day that FDR – a heartfelt ally of “Uncle Joe” Stalin – legitimized the Soviet regime, the communists have massively penetrated and infiltrated the American government. This insidious influence has allowed the cabal to lead our government by the nose and steer America away from its traditional purpose as a Christian Republic espousing Freedom and rule of law, peace and non-interventionism. It is under the aegis of these Red traitors and their dupes that America has been used to attack nations in the Middle East – a move designed to turn the United States into a world pariah and justify a future Russian and Chinese war of annihilation against the West (a war that they will couch in terms of “liberating” mankind from American aggression).

Yet, these same conspirators – the men and women responsible for tearing down society and engulfing the world in flames – are held up as the saviors of humanity by the dupes and traitors commentating in America today. While public servants who violate their oaths of office should be punished to the full extent of constitutional law, including the death penalty when necessary, the sins of the U.S. government and the American People should never be used to justify embracing Soviet Russia, Red China, or an anti-American philosophy that calls for our “defeat.” To call for the defeat of one’s own country is the very essence of treason.

I love the United States, yet I hate her sins. I love the U.S. Constitution, yet I despise and oppose the oath-breakers who have decimated that sacred document. I love America’s priceless Christian heritage of Liberty and non-interventionism, yet I mourn over the aggressive legacy America’s traitors (most of whom are Red agents or their unwitting dupes) have forged over the past several generations.

The communist conspiracy’s treachery has become so blatant that no honest person is able to deny it. We are at war and neutrality is not an option. You are now forced to stand with the principles and institutions that made the United States the greatest nation in world history or side with modern Babylon, the communist world led by Russia and China. Will you stand for truth, right, and the Constitution in opposition to humanity’s #1 enemy – the communist conspiracy? Or will you take the anti-American path trod by so many “Americans” these days and condemn the United States while holding up Russia and China as “humane” role models? Be careful what you choose.

Zack Strong

April 18, 2018.

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