Lessons from China: The West Breathed Life into the Chinese Dragon… Now Learn!

Here at the The Unshackled we aim to give you the real news. What does that mean? This means focusing on global fundamentals, not just the minutia of ice cream scoops in Washington or more unfounded rumors of a Trump impeachment. That means while mainstream media like Fox, CNBC, CNN and a whole host of other news outlets will be focusing on minor infractions in Washington, The Unshackled aims to give you not only breaking news, but also puts the big picture in context.

For that picture to become clear, we now have to shift our focus away from decaying and fraying Europe and indeed American ice cream scoops, and draw attention to Eastern affairs. The East is rising, that is a fact of life and the East will keep rising with or without your participation or study. So you might as well learn from it, and take away parts that will enhance the West, culturally, scientifically, economically and demographically.  We must learn from the East, since the West ironically underwrote and payed handsomely for the East’s rise and current string of successes.

The dramatic transformation being undertaken in the East, will leave a mark on the world’s geopolitical state for generations to come. What is taking place there, is a fundamental investment in effort, energy and willpower. It is an investment designed to win, to be glorious and make a dramatic mark in the present so that the future might marvel at the accomplishments of the past, that the future might reap endless benefits from the investment and sacrifice of the present.

To do this, the Asian states have made multi-trillion dollar investments that have the aim of increasing their economic and political power. These states have made massive investments in their culture, history and people. So for many of the neo-reactionary, Western restoratives and traditionalist thinkers among our readers, if you want to save or restore the West, to a fashionable global position, with the Western people at the helm, learning from the East, especially the current enigma of China is a vital lesson to absorb! And it must be done today!

To learn about the East, we must look at China. China is the main focus of our attention.  Although Japan, Russia, India and South Korea are important actors in this context, it is China that will determine the ‘shape’ of the East. It is China that strives for strategic command of both the South China Sea and the East China Sea. It is China that will continue to expand, because unlike Japan, China is not constricted by the seas and the oceans, or unlike Russia, China’s population is not collapsing to unmanageable levels (although ageing, China has a large base to work with). Instead China commands the ability to expand both to its north (Russian Siberia) and to its west (former Soviet Central Asia), and is developing the naval tools and capacity to push the United States slowly from its shores and out into the greater Pacific.

China’s so called “expansionist agenda”, initiated by Deng Xiaoping in 1978, which was characterized at the time as the “Open Door” policy, when examined can only logically be argued as a greater domestic policy (with international elements), not as a solely international policy (with domestic elements). The Open Door policy was a strategy that was designed to build up coastal cities (Tianjin, Shanghai, Fuzhou) and to consolidate wealth for Beijing and Chongqing. That newfound wealth aimed to build on the unification efforts of Mao Zedong.

China for the most part is an enigma to most people in the West. Some in the West embrace China, saying it’s a place of culture, progress and inspiration. Others in the West find themselves fearing the Chinese enterprise, weary of its growing economic and military prowess. The answer is somewhere in the middle. Although embrace and learning is of value to Western peoples, it is not an end in itself. And although China is a formidable geopolitical rival to many states, not just the United States but also Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and India, fretting and fraying about China’s rise is equally miserable. The lesson that should be inspired is how China has managed such a rapid rise, how they remain unified in a national consciousness and how they determine cultural standing with greater human diversity on their periphery.

Considering China’s rapid rise, the West must take away three key elements: work, drive for success and national pride. The people in China know how to work hard for what they want. The Chinese people are willing to put in long hours, endure much hardship and assist each other on aggregate to ensure the future of the national interest. Instead of protesting about “gender issues” or “transsexual rights” or a whole plethora of irrelevant social issues, the Chinese workers get up and work for the national interest instead of wasting time on issues that don’t impact the good of the state or the nation.

The Chinese have the drive to worry about their nation as a unit, something excessive Ayn Randian thinking has diminished form the Western mind. And the Chinese, take pride in their nation, their work as seen through their architecture demonstrates a deep respect for their history and ancestry. Instead of pulling down historical monuments, like seen in the West with the Confederate monuments, the Chinese restore, not destroy.

The Chinese have developed a “China First” policy, which balances nationalism as a policy on one hand, and gentle geopolitical games on the other. When the Chinese economy takes a dive, when a geopolitical rival starts to make threats that make China feel insecure, Beijing can dial up nationalism to offset the woes it experiences. Unlike in the West, where political correctness has taken hold, this policy of national unity cannot be used effectively. The West attempting this policy ends up dividing itself into multiple groups (e.g. nationalists vs globalists) and a whole array of ideological proponents. They all fight each other and the division leads to distraction, a misallocation of resources and a weakening of the unit of the nation. The West is learning from this, and the Alt-Right as it’s called, is the vanguard in battle back from this contemporary sickness of division.

Despite what you might understand, China is genuinely a multiracial state. Geopolitically speaking, it’s multiracial nature is a problem for the Chinese State, and the Han population core. To the north, the Inner Mongolians, to the far north west, the Uighur Turks and to the southeast, the Tibetans all threaten the Han population as they always have historically. This being a consequence of the Hans making expansionist inroads since a general recovery beginning at the end of the late 19th century from imperialism, civil conflicts and foreign interventions.

This is one of the core weaknesses and draining points of the Chinese state, and its can be seen as a manifestation with a high militarized police system in this peripheral core. The greater impact, and the point of this paragraph is that the Han Chinese, who reside in the arable and agriculturally supreme region of China, have a determined and distinct culture, that separates them from the other minority groups. This is a strategy that the West has thrown away, especially whites in the West, who seem determined to either appropriate the cultures they import, or, allow these groups to intellectually, morally, legally, linguistically and in other ways dominate the situation.

China is also ambitious as a nation. The Han Chinese have proven that they will embrace and adopt any policy, no matter how seemingly reckless, to achieve national ends. China’s over 5000-year history has seen seemingly endless transformations, civil wars, collapse, rebirth, conquest and policy adjustments which has in no way witnessed its final form. Europe is no stranger to this, but the United States seems intent and determined to not only maintain the status quo, but to export its morals, values and systems around the world, regardless if they translate well into the country they impose on. For example, is Libya, and by extension the European zone now better off, or worse since the 2011 US lead NATO intervention?  Worse. The migrant crisis, terrorism and general disorder are up since the intervention, not down, a consequence of the United States being unwilling to adapt or change for larger global ends.

Here at the The Unshackled we aim to give you the real news. And the real news, the West is in trouble. The real news is the Western world is facing crises. The real news is, the East is rising. So considering, are you willing to look at their rise, to learn from their rise, and to embrace some of the attitudes, behaviors and cultural instincts, that we have lost in the West, and that have been rediscovered in the East? Are you willing to invest in the future? Are willing to adopt polices such as working hard? Are willing to drive hard for the success of the West? Are you willing to relearn national pride, and not protest at the sight of national movements? Are you willing to work for a determined and distinct culture, that separates you from the other minority groups? Are willing to investigate alterative ideas such the Alt Right, that attempts to give you ambition beyond your own life?  If you answered yes to any or more these, we hope that you ACT on this instinct, and do it quick, the clock is ticking.

  • Leesa Johnston

    Interesting.