China, Russia, And American Freedom

Weekends is a time for longer form content and this is an interview that you are going to want to watch all the way through. Stephen Kotkin is a Princeton historian with a specialty in the practice of diplomacy and international studies. He’s probably the definitive expert on Joe Stalin in this country, having completed parts 1 and 2 of a three part biography on the Soviet despot (the final part is expected this fall).

In this interview with the Hoover Institute, professor Kotkin provides  insight on modern China, Russia and American foreign policy towards these two rival nations. Kotkin speaks plainly, presenting his thoughts in language even a democrat might comprehend. Watch

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  1. We are at war with Red China and their primary ally is our media. From an article at Gateway Pundit…

    The New York Times

    Carlos Slim a Mexican billionaire owns 17.4 percent of the company and votes for one-third of the board. Slim has massive business dealings with Chinese companies tied to the CCP. Among those ties is Huawei which is currently subject to U.S. sanctions for espionage and actions detrimental to American national security.

    The Washington Post

    In 2013, Amazon CEO and billionaire Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post for $250 million. Bezos has direct and massive ties to the Chinese market, which is controlled by the CCP. The production of Amazon’s most popular products like the Echo and the Kindle takes place almost exclusively in Chinese factories. When you purchase a Washington Post subscription, it comes with an advertising supplement called “China Watch.” This supplement is supplied courtesy of China Daily, a Chinese state-run media outlet.

    CNN

    The company is owned and run by WarnerMedia, which has significant financial and organizational ties to the CCP. WarnerMedia is invested in China Media Capital (CMC) a media company overseen by the Chinese Communist Party. CNN, via its President Jeff Zuckers, is involved with NBA broadcasts into China and efforts to expand NBA programming there.

    MSNBC & NBC

    Both MSNBC and NBC News are operated by NBC Universal, a company with huge financial ties to the CCP. NBC is in partnership with China’s state-run media organization. Xinhua has been identified by the U.S. State Department as a “foreign mission” meaning it is completely an arm of the CCP and does not function as an independent news outlet. NBC Universal’s Oriental DreamWorks is fully owned by a Chinese investment group.

    ABC

    Walt Disney and ESPN are both owned by ABC. Both companies have large investments in the Chinese economy. In 2019 when the NBA refused to denounce Chinese actions in Hong Kong, ESPN’s senior news director instructed the network’s staff to avoid discussing Chinese politics or matters related to Hong Kong.

    Bloomberg

    Both former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his company Bloomberg LP are heavily invested in China. Bloomberg LP sells terminals to its website in the Chinese market and helps finance Chinese companies by sending billions of dollars from U.S. investors to the Chinese bond market. Bloomberg LP supports 364 Chinese firms. Of these 159 are owned by the CCP. In 2014 Bloomberg killed an investigation into the finances of the CCP elite. When the story was ready for publication, editor-in-chief Matthew Winkler crushed it saying “It is for sure going to, you know, invite the Communist Party to, you know, completely shut us down and kick us out of the country. So, I just don’t see that as a story that is justified.”

    In short, essentially all major American media outlets other than those of a more conservative or libertarian bent are subject to powerful Chinese influence. What they cover is what the CCP wants them to cover. What they say is what the CCP wants them to say.

    Any wonder that they move from collusion to Mueller to Vindman to Impeachment to Chinese flu to BLM to…what’s next?

    This is a country that scoops eyeballs out of living people, I’d say they have a pretty firm hold on their citizens. I wonder what’d happen if 3 Gorges broke? I’ve seen satellite images showing it wiggling. If they built it like they make dog food, a 100 million people will die.

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