The Mandarin Effect
When the Dragon becomes a Paper Tiger
There is little doubt that a corner has been turned in this ongoing information battle. As the victories pile up and Durham continues his slow and highly devastating assault on the Clinton Crime Machine, we are still faced with an enemy that is bent on our destruction. Having failed at that, the cabal is left with a misinformation and disinformation campaign intended to leave us discouraged and in fear.
After all, its not fair to them that they should be the only ones waking up every day desperate and fearful of the next assault. None of this was supposed to happen after stolen election gave Biden the “presidency” and both chambers to the Democrats. Nothing can stop what is coming and nothing can prevent the truth from coming out…all the enemy has left is misdirection and misinformation.
Which leads us to an article that has been circulated among the “black-pillers” about China’s intentions to launch a D-Day style assault on the United States. The article is from Natural News and I only link it for reference (https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-05-20-china-preparing-for-d-day-invasion-of-the-continental-united-states.html#) because it doesn’t deserve any more clicks. However, the fact that the exists and that some unsuspecting patriots among us have still not caught onto the concept of Explosive Information Devices (EIDs) that I referenced in previous articles, let’s talk about the Chinese Armed forces.
We have heard it all before. China has the largest standing army in the world with one million conscripted soldiers. Countless media reports and news releases speak of the growing size and strength of the People Liberation Army (PLA). Even Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke of the dangers that the CCP poses to our world:
“While we still have to be enormously vigilant about terror, there are still challenges all across the world, the Chinese Communist Party presents the central threat of our times,” Mike Pompeo
It has become habit for me now to question every headline and every preconceived notion such that I question if China’s armed forces are really what we think they are. Sure, they may have a million-man army but is that really all that impressive these days? Our media is impressed but our media is also bought and paid for by China. Sadly, the media in this country is just and extension of CCP State run propaganda. In the December of 2021 it was learned that WCRW in Washington DC has been promoting Chinese propaganda for years after receiving a direct payment of $4.4 million from China’s International Communications Planning Bureau. It is almost common knowledge of how much the news media and entertainment industry are either owned or highly leveraged by Chinese companies. My suspicions that the Chinese military power is not what it appears to be are correct. Chinas military is garbage and all they really have is fear propaganda. That is what that Natural News article is….its just fear porn.
Before we get into the structure and technology weaknesses of the Chinese army lets take a look at the standing army itself. Thomas Wictor writes a great piece that I am going to reference a couple times. First:
Every member of the PLA is an only child. China is already facing an incredible shortage of women, since the one-child policy encourages the murder of female babies. All of those only sons are expected to carry on the family name, take over the family business, and care for their elderly parents. If the Chinese military got itself into a protracted war and began losing men the way it did during the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979, it would cause a revolution.
While the PLA might be great in numbers, they lack experience, a volunteer’s heart, and the willingness to sacrifice. A conscripted army that is forced to serve is already no match for an all-volunteer force. The problems with the PLA go beyond this though. They lack experience and a winning culture. Here is a listing of the failed skirmishes https://swarajyamag.com/defence/-pla-in-the-last-50-years-just-how-strong-is-the-dragon.
The PLA is used mostly to keep its citizens in line; they are not experienced combat troops. Aside from a small skirmish win in India in 1962, China’s military hardly ever wins. More from Thomas Wictor:
Not only is the PLA incompetent, it lacks experience. It doesn’t matter how technologically advanced weapons are if there’s no “culture” of using them. The US has been training with tanks and aircraft carriers for almost a century. China has used tanks in battle…once. The PLA has driven tanks over unarmed civilians multiple times, but the Chinese have never faced a First World army except in the Korean War.
Thomas brings up a great point about their technology and being able to use it. As it turns out, their technology is not that great either. This should not come as a surprise to any of us that the quality of gear coming from China is less than stellar. Imagine an army full of petulant single-child brats armed with tactical gear from Wish.com and you basically have the modern-day PLA.
The numbers never lie. For fiscal year 2021 China’s military budget was $252 billion for 2.8 million soldiers (army, navy, air force combined). That turns out to be roughly $90k/soldier. Compare that with the United States budget of $778 billion for 1.38 million soldiers which is $563k per soldier and you see an exponential difference. Almost 6 times as much money is invested on each soldier in the US versus China. This difference further handicaps China when you consider they spend exactly ZERO dollars on research and development. Which leads us to the technology.
Why would you have to budget for research and development when your strategy has been to steal technology from other countries? Speaking about the recent Chinese spy who was sentenced in Cincinnati recently, Emily Glatfelter had this to say:
The alleged espionage was part of a Chinese government policy to steal trade secrets from aviation companies, Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily Glatfelter told jurors. She said China wanted to build its own jet engine modeled after GE Aviation’s, which she called the most successful in the world.
China relies on spies, she said, “to steal what they cannot develop themselves.”
The truth is, China relies almost entirely on remanufacturing Russian military tech for their field artillery and aircraft. This technology is not closely guarded by Russia and is often considered outdated or a castoff. This is what Chinas mechanized divisions are comprised of. Most of China’s gear is a mishmash of old Russian gear and off the shelf products. You know, built by the same companies that create Chinese made garbage steel and parts we see peddled here in the US. This lack of quality and innovation is a huge weakness.
The problem of technology mismatch, at its root, is that the thief lacks trade secrets and human capital associated with the manufacturing and assembly of a system. At the very least, this absence can make the replication of foreign systems a costly and time-consuming process, as the thief needs to develop manufacturing procedures from scratch. At worst, it can lead to seriously substandard components that reduce the capabilities and reliability of a system.
The reason there was Chinese spy in Cincinnati Ohio was because China cannot build the type of General Electric Jet engines we can. They literally cannot do it. So, while they are trying to catch up, we continuing to research and develop new technologies while mastering what China could only hope to accomplish.
The Chinese defense industrial base is infamous for its tendency to “borrow” from foreign designs, particularly in the aerospace industry. Almost the entirety of China’s modern fighter fleet have either borrowed liberally from or directly copied foreign models. The J-10 was reputedly based on the Israeli IAI Lavi and by extension the United States’ General Dynamics F-16; the J-11 is a clone of the Russian Su-27; the JF-17 is a modern development of the Soviet MiG-21; the J-20 bears an uncanny resemblance to the F-22, and finally, the J-31 is widely believed to rely heavily on technology appropriated from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Compound these problems with a command structure that is inexperienced and corrupt, and you have the making for a disastrous armed forces that is ready to implode. The corruption and scandal ridden military is almost ironic considering the CCP’s attempts at infiltrating and corrupting our military and government. Here is more from Thomas Wictor:
According to one of China’s top generals, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is too corrupt to function. Nepotism and patronage—not competence—are what ensures promotion. Officers obey only the orders they want and require bribes to carry out their duties. Higher ranks are purchased, not earned. Officers live like kings because their connections ensure business deals. Not only that, the officer corps is lawless.
All of this paints a vastly different picture than what our media would lead us to believe. However, thanks to Hollywood I believe we have the perfect illustration of just what the Chinese army is. In fact, Trumps Cinematic Universe looks almost exactly like Marvels Cinematic Universe portrayal of The Mandarin in Iron Man 2.
The Mandarin (played by Ben Kingsley) is a brutal terrorist who issues a series of international broadcasts intent on striking fear into the hearts of all mankind. The broadcasts are not threats but footage of reprisals for the injustices found in mankind. In one instance, the Mandarin shoots a political operative dead with a handgun.
As the movie unfolds, we find out that the Mandarin is actually a cowardly homeless British actor who was merely a pawn for a larger scheme. The broadcasts were largely fake, and no one was ever harmed in the videos. It was all for show. The fear is real, the theater that created the fear is fake.
China is relentless in its pursuit of military might and for that reason they should be kept in check and highly regarded. However, we know if there was ever a kinetic breakout, flaws like these would be quickly exposed. I believe China is nothing more than a paper tiger at this point and I am not alone:
“Others have gone further, claiming inexperience and other ills render the PLA a “paper tiger.”
If we have learned anything in this information war it is that we have nothing to fear but fear itself. In fact, fear is necessary for ALL despotic entities to even exist. A fearless and belligerent populace is not easily contained, not even by the experienced crowd control army of the PLA. We have plenty of enemies to be concerned with both in our country and abroad, but fear should never be one of them.
“I would rather die with Christ and hope in my heart and be called a fool than to stand over the corpse of the dead Republic and say I told you so.”