The fact is that there are degrees of freedom and of the absence of freedom. In the 19th century, Russia was still justly considered to be behind in its advance to being a free country.
| China's Gen. Chen Bingde speaks at the Pentagon with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, May 18.
Yet the Russian poet Nikolai Nekrasov (1821-1878) wrote what would certainly be impossible in a more unfree country:
It is so lifeless without happiness and freedom.
Should the people’s moan and roar be heard?
The chalice of grief is filled to the brim!
Should the storm strike the Earth?
Yes, thunder over fields and meadows,
Whistle in forests and over vast plains,
Overturn the chalice of the world grief!
In Stalin’s Russia or in any other as unfree country, Nekrasov would be put to death for such an inflammatory poem, while in the 19th-century “tsarist” Russia, he remained alive and famous and went on describing Russia in the same tragic key.
Now, let’s get back to the PRC. According to “The World Factbook,” the population of the PRC is 1,328,612,968, and that of the U.S.A. is 307,212,123. That is, the population of the PRC is larger than that of the U.S.A. by 1 billion plus 21 million.
It is likely that the PRC has started or will start training that extra 1 billion people to produce and handle the latest military weapons and become soldiers in the biggest army in the world history intent on defeating the freedom-loving countries.
If the slave countries like the PRC win, that will be the end of history as we know it for everyone except the owners of such slave states. As of today, the United States is the most militarily powerful of the free countries. The situation will only be better if more free countries become as powerful as the United States.
In his speech at the National Defense University, Gen. Chen Bingde, chief of the general staff of the People’s Liberation Army, who was leading a delegation of eight Chinese generals during his 7-day visit to the United States, in his attempt to allay the fear of PLA military intensions, said: “Although China’s defense and military development has come a long way in recent years, a gaping gap between you and us remains. … China does not have the capability to challenge the U.S.”
It won’t take long for the PRC to catch up with the United States if the United States and other free countries continue their policy of placating the PRC and helping it bridge that “gaping gap”!
A few words, as a reminder to American voters, would not be amiss here. In the 20th century, the danger to the free countries came from Hitler, who was pronounced in Germany to be the “leader.” The German people failed to recognize Hitler’s national-socialist leanings and the extent of his ambitions (even if it meant the destruction of the German Jews, who were born in Germany, spoke perfect German, and made valuable contributions to German science and culture, including the arts).
Were it not for German physicists, especially Albert Einstein, a Jew, a prominent scientist and a Nobel Prize winner, who fled the Germany of anti-Semitism and came to live in the United States, Nazi Germany would have been the first to have the atom bomb, and the world would have been at its feet. Thank God it didn’t happen, because President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s common sense and reverence for Einstein, a man of genius, who warned him of the coming danger, altered the course of history and saved the free countries.
What may be more crucial than the general election of the U.S. president?
While the 19th-century Germany was considered the wisest country, Hitler, a clown and an idiot, had been propelled to power by the German people in the 20th century.
When going to the polls, American voters must not be carried away and fooled by the inflammatory speeches of the one who makes empty promises in order to get elected. Heed the example of the German people, who fell pray to fiery speeches and lost their country.
It is not for nothing that the PLA is trying to change its image and to cover its intentions by declaring how weak it is. It’s unbelievable that having been in office for almost 3 years, the U.S. President Obama, a friend of the PLA, is so gullible as to let the PLA’s generals come to this country to visit the sensitive military sites: the U.S. Army Fort Stewart, Ga., the Navy’s base at Norfolk, Va., and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
Did Obama also treat his “lagging behind friends” by revealing to them the U.S. latest military technology?
Does this mortally dangerous clown of a president deserve to be elected for a second term?