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31-Jul-21 World View -- Wuhan Coronavirus -- Thinking the Unthinkable

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31-Jul-21 World View -- Wuhan Coronavirus -- Thinking the Unthinkable

The Secret Speech of General Chi Haotian (2003)

by John J. Xenakis

This morning's key headlines from

Wuhan Coronavirus -- Thinking the Unthinkable

Li-Meng Yan, the virologist who fled from China to the United States, after she told how the virus came out of China
Li-Meng Yan, the virologist who fled from China to the United States, after she told how the virus came out of China

I've always been skeptical of the most extreme explanations of the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus (Covid-19). For a long time, I was willing to accept the explanation that it jumped to humans from an animal in a so-called "wet market" or, if it came from the Wuhan Virology Lab, that it escaped from the lab accidentally, for example by accidentally infecting one of the lab workers. The last possibility has been supported by numerous reports of sloppy security practices at the lab.

In particular, I've never believed that the Chinese Communists purposely unleashed the virus on the world. Whatever happened, I've always felt, must have been mostly caused by accidents, stupidity and incompetence. I've frequently criticized the Chinese Communists for policies that were extremely stupid, but surely the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), as stupid as they are, would not be so stupid as to purposely spread a novel virus across the world.

My opinion has changed 180 degrees. I now believe that the CCP is easily stupid enough to have purposely spread the virus across the world. In fact, I now believe that's exactly what happened.

The Secret Speech of General Chi Haotian (2003)

What's changed my mind is a document from 2003, The Secret Speech of General Chi Haotian (2003).

General Chi Haotian was born in 1929, and was one of the last hardline military men that led Mao Zedong's army to victory, forming the People's Republic of China in 1949. If you'dlike to compare him to an American general, then select a hardline general who was born in the 1920s.

The 2003 document is a large, complex strategy document, describing how China would defeat America diplomatically and militarily. It was written 18 years ago, almost the length of an entire generation. Chi's hardline war survivor generation is now gone, replaced by younger generations who may not agree with everything that Chi says.

But as I analyzed this document, it was clear to me that this document is not out of date, except in a few irrelevant details. The plans and motivations of the Chinese Communists, and the methods for achieving their objectives, have not changed substantively since 2003.

I had wanted to provide a summary of the main points, but this document is so large and complex that a summary would be almost as long as the original document. So I'll just provide a narrative of points most relevant to this article, and suggest that you read Chi's entire speech for yourself.

So the following sections contain some of the main points of Chi's speech. As you read them, you'll think that they're highly delusional, to the point of insanity, and I agree. But they're also the policies of the entire CCP, which have frequently been shown to be delusional to the point of insanity. It's also worth pointing out that these policies and views are not new. They're deeply embedded in Chinese culture, dating back millennia to the Analects of Confucius (551-479 BC) and The Art of War (500 BC) by Sun Tzu.

The uniqueness of Chinese DNA

The core belief of Chi Haotian, the CCP, and the entire Chinese culture is that the Chinese people are a unique race, superior to all other races. I've sometimes described this as believing that all other races have no other purpose than to serve the Chinese, in the same way that a donkey has no other purpose than to serve a farmer. I've been using that analogy for years, and I'm not aware of any example of Chinese behavior that contradicts the donkey analogy. This is the Chinese culture. This is how the Chinese think of us, and this is how it has been for millennia.

Chi Haotian carries this to the next level by claiming that Chinese DNA is so unique that the Chinese people did not originate in Africa like everyone else. Chi repeats a claim, based on archaelogical discoveries of "Peking Man" in the 1920s, that the Chinese people evolved completely independently of the other races on earth. This claim was debunked by Chinese scholars in the 1980s, but was still believed by Chi, and is probably still believed by many in the CCP.

Chi is describing the strategy for "the great revitalization of the Chinese nation," which, of course, "is not limited to the land we have now but also includes the whole world." Chi claims that the Chinese nation would not exist without the Communist Party. The Communist Party must exist for this great revitalization of the Chinese nation.

Chi sees the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre as an existential crisis for the Communist Party. If a reformist faction (led by Zhao Ziyang) had succeeded in resolving the riots peacefully, then there would have been a "peaceful transition," ending the power of the Communist Party. Fortunately (he believes), Zhao Ziyang was removed at a crucial movement, and the 1989 riots were crushed.

Chi sees this as a generational issue. He says that Communism ended in the Soviet Union when the "pioneering senior comrades" (i.e., the generals who had served in WW II) passed away, Gorbachev came along, and the power of the Communist Party was taken away by peaceful evolution. This peaceful transition must not happen to the Chinese Communist Party!!! "If we, the CCP, are finished, China will be finished, and the world will be finished."

Justifying the insanity of the Chinese Communists

This is the justification for all the insanity. It's not to improve China's economy. It's not to defend China from a war. It's not even to prevent an internal civil war. The justification for all the insanity is to prevent a peaceful transition in China that ends the power of the Communist Party. And this is breathtakingly insane, but we can see the consequences.

So, for example, every religion must be brutally crushed. Here is the justification:

"Maybe you have now come to understand why we recently decided to further promulgate atheism. If we let theology from the West into China and empty us from the inside, if we let all Chinese people listen to God and follow God, who will obediently listen to us and follow us? If the common people don’t believe Comrade Hu Jintao is a qualified leader, question his authority, and want to monitor him, if the religious followers in our society question why we are leaving God in churches, can our Party continue to rule China?"

So that's why any religious worship is an existential threat to Communism. That's the justification for brutally crushing Buddhists and Christians, and for beating, raping, torturing, and enslaving two million Muslim Uighurs. Praying to God is like declaring war on the Communist Party.

And I want to emphasize the insanity of this. In America or any other country, religious prayer exists alongside the government without a conflict. But in China, "listening to God and following God" is an existential threat to the Communist Party, because the Communist leaders' authority will be questioned, and they will lose their power. I don't know what this looks like to you, Dear Reader, but to me it looks like total madness.

The need for more living space

Chi Haotian complains bitterly that China has the world's largest population, including Chinese in China and overseas, but too little per-capita living space for Chinese people.

According to Chi: "China’s great economic expansion will inevitably come with significant development in our military forces, creating conditions for our expansion overseas."

In 2003, China was about 20 years into the "One Child Policy," that caused the government to kill children and forcibly abort women when a family might have more than one child. Chi does not mention the One Child Policy, but I can well believe that he hates it, and sees it as an additional reason for expansion overseas.

Colonization of foreign lands is a crucial part of Chi's strategy for the revitalization of the Chinese nation, and Chi looks to the experience of Hitler and the Nazis for lessons on how to proceed.

Learning lessons from Hitler and Nazi Germany

In America and the West, we generally think of Hitler and the Nazis as a uniquely evil world development that will never happen again. However, that's not how the Chinese view him. In my book, "War between China and Japan," I mentioned that Chiang Kai-shek admired Hitler, but I didn't carry it farther.

But Chi Haotian and the CCP do not consider Hitler and the Nazis to be a uniquely evil development. They admire Hitler and his attempt to rule the world, and want to learn lessons from his "humiliating" defeat so that the Chinese Communists won't repeat them.

Chi says, "Our Chinese people are wiser than the Germans because, fundamentally, our race is superior to theirs." An important difference between the German Nazis and the Chinese Communists is that "we are complete atheists, while Germany was primarily a Catholic and Protestant country. ... Although Hitler also believed that ordinary citizens had low intelligence, and that leaders should therefore make decisions, and although German people worshipped Hitler back then, Germany did not have the tradition of worshipping sages on a broad basis."

So that's why Hitler made mistakes, and why there are three lessons that the CCP must learn from Hitler's failure.

Chi explains the Issue of America as follows:

"Would the United States allow us to go out to gain new living space? First, if the United States is firm in blocking us, it is hard for us to do anything significant to Taiwan, Vietnam, India, or even Japan, [so] how much more living space can we get? Very trivial! Only countries like the United States, Canada and Australia have the vast land to serve our need for mass colonization. Therefore, solving the “issue of America” is the key to solving all other issues."

This explains a lot of things for me, things that I've described as insanity in the past.

First, it explains the obsession with Taiwan. Yes of course the Chinese may legitimately wish Taiwan to be part of China, but what's insane is that the CCP is willing to pursue total war to make Taiwan a province of China. Britain gave up the entire British Empire without going to war to keep each colony. Going to war for that reason can legitimately be called insane.

In August 2006, I transcribed a BBC interview with Sha Zukang, China's ambassador to the United Nations. What was remarkable was that the ambassador was screaming angrily at the top of his lungs. He was asked about Taiwan's independence, and he screamed as follows:

"The moment that Taiwan declares independence, supported by whomever, China will have no choice but to [use] whatever means available to my government. Nobody should have any illusions on that. ...

It's not a matter of how big Taiwan is, but for China, one INCH of the territory is more valuable than the LIVES of our people."

[With regard to the U.S.'s constant criticism of China's rapid militarization:] It's better for the U.S. to shut up, keep quiet. That's much, much better. China's population is 6 times or 5 times the United States. Why blame China? No. forget it. It's high time to shut up. It's a nation's sovereign right to do what is good for them. But don't tell us what's good for China. Thank you very much."

This followed a 2005 warning given by top-level Chinese army officer General Zhu Chenghu if America interfered with Taiwan: "If the Americans are determined to interfere [then] we will be determined to respond. We ... will prepare ourselves for the destruction of all of the cities east of Xian [a city in central China]. Of course the Americans will have to be prepared that hundreds ... of cities will be destroyed by the Chinese."

And that's not all. China has 21 active border disputes with neighboring countries. Once again, Dear Reader, I call that insanity. But it's become a Chinese Communist obsession to colonize other lands, and not give up even one inch of land.

This gets to the heart of Chi Haotian's "Issue of America." Chi said that America will block any attempt by China to colonize Taiwan, Vietnam, India or Japan. Therefore, America must be defeated.

According to Chi, the reason that Chinese talk loudly about the "Taiwan issue" is that they want to hide their real objective, the "American issue."

Using biological weapons to 'clean up' America

Chi says that once America is conquered, it will be necessary to use biological weapons to "clean up" America:

"To resolve the issue of America we must be able to transcend conventions and restrictions. In history, when a country defeated another country or occupied another country, it could not kill all the people in the conquered land because back then you could not kill people effectively with sabers or long spears, or even with rifles or machine guns. Therefore, it was impossible to gain a stretch of land without keeping the people on that land. However, if we conquered America in this fashion, we would not be able to make many people migrate there.

Only by using special means to “clean up” America will we be able to lead the Chinese people there. This is the only choice left for us. This is not a matter of whether we are willing to do it or not. What kind of special means is there available for us to “clean up America”? ...

Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves. There has been rapid development of modern biological technology, and new bio-weapons have been invented one after another. Of course, we have not been idle, in the past years we have seized the opportunity to master weapons of this kind. We are capable of achieving our purpose of “cleaning up” America all of a sudden."

So Chi Haotian concludes that the way to solve the "Issue of America" is to conquer America, and then "clean up America" by unleashing biological weapons.

Chi doesn't say how America would be conquered, but today's CCP has been stockpiling nuclear weapons and building silos, implying that they plan a massive nuclear missile attack where military targets and American cities are all fired upon at the same time, to knock out America quickly.

Spreading Covid-19 as a 'beta test' of biological weapons

Having completed my analysis of Chi Haotian's 2003 speech, you can see why I've done a U-turn, and I now believe that China's release of Covid-19 on the entire world was intentional, and was actually a kind of "beta test" for a full bio-chemical attack in the future.

Here's what we know:

For me, the logic is as follows: So many of the things that the CCP has done for years that I consider insane are explained by Chi Haotian's 2003 speech, and if I were to try to devise a way to "beta test" using a biological weapon in the world, I would probably have done it the way the CCP spread Covid-19 around the world.

If you take a virus and turn it into a bioweapon, the type of research is named "gain-of-function." The enhanced virus may be more lethal, may spread more easily, or may target only certain kinds of entities. For example, in 2000 Dutch researchers genetically engineered the spike protein of a mouse coronavirus so that it would attack only cats, but not rodents.

The nightmare scenario for the world is that Chinese scientists might similarly engineer a virus that attacks all humans, excluding all those with Chinese DNA. This would be entirely expected from Chi Haotian's glorification of the unique Chinese DNA.

However, if this was some kind of "beta test," then many lessons have been learned all around. Scientists and politicians in the United States have learned a lot about handling virus outbreaks, and those lessons would be applied to a biological weapon.

A lesson that the Chinese may be learning is that viruses can mutate when they're out in the wild. As I'm writing this article, hundreds of people in China are suddenly being infected by a "delta variation" of the virus that they infected the world with. That's the danger of using a bioweapon -- you can't be sure that it won't turn against you, once you lose control of it.

China-Japan Book
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John Xenakis is author of: "World View: War Between China and Japan: Why America Must Be Prepared" (Generational Theory Book Series, Book 2), June 2019, Paperback: 331 pages, with over 200 source references, $13.99 Table of Contents


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