The Very Real Existential Threat

Commentary by Jim Watkins

You have probably heard about to Communist threat?

Secretary of State this week commented on the threat, reminding us that it is the greatest threat facing America. But does the average citizen really know what that means? Do we think it means China wants to land on our shores and take over our cities? Do we think the threat means China wants to bomb us?

No. It is none of these obvious, perhaps even archaic and more traditional threats. It is much more subtle, and in fact is on multiple fronts. The least of which is the economic threat. Never doubt the Chinese would like to have an upper hand on the American economy,but because it is a closed system, it will never achieve our level of success. Like it or not, Free market capitalism has as its greatest advantage, transparency, it is a meritocracy based on economic fundamentals that means everyone agrees to play by the rules. In China, a communist dictatorship, the only transparency is what the government wants people to believe.

But lets take a look at the two other grave threats China poses to the West.

1. The Communist philosophy. Remember, a godless government means government can dictate rights.  The doctrine is being taught to our children in college. It is the idea that the collective is more important than the individual, the State or , Big Government can solve the major problems like health care, income inequality, even to a certain degree, gender-equality, but the cost is the State regulates everything. This is China, this is North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, places where the Government, those in power, make the rules and oppress all who oppose. Religious freedom in many of the countries is a death sentence, the right to assembly, the right to protest, the right to own property is gone. And yet 35% of our youth say socialism, which is the basis and foundation by which Communism is based, is a good idea, that paternal government, is a better approach to governing. This is an existential threat to the idea of a democratic republic where individual rights are bestowed upon us by our Creator, and that government serves people, not the other way around.

It would be wrong to suggest that China trying to subvert people into adopting communism in the United States, but it would be correct to say that any disruption, including social conflicts, that could weaken the political system in the U.S. would be advantageous to the Communist Party of China. One primary reason for destabilizing the U.S. is that it makes us more vulnerable to spying, and in some cases, stealing of American technology to use against us in military application. There are millions of people who wake up everyday and go to work in China as what we would call cybercriminals, but they work for the Ministry of Truth. Their job, to find weakness, to collect data on Americans, to gather information on people who positions of power in American business, politics, and entertainment. If you are not concerned with this, then you underscore the intentions of the Chinese to your own demise.

The second great threat China poses is the exporting of technology to other world government leaders who, like the CCP, could care less about human rights and are excited about the idea of using technology to oppress dissenters and control millions of people through social credit scores and monitoring. You might not care about this, you jight even think it is not dissimilar to the way the U.S has a credit agency, and that everyone shares thier data, so whats the big deal? Except that I would remind you that the Government, at least not yet, is using tech to monitor every transaction to to use the ability to cut you off, as a way to pressure you into complicity. This is the ugly face of Totalitarianism.

And i you think this is all some dystopian scare tactic,YouTube Social Credit Score in China and see what comes up. It will frighten you, and you will come to understand that when Mike Pompeo says China is a bigger threat than people imagine, you better believe it.

The purpose of Speaking Out if awareness. I will bring you awareness. If you believe Freedom, religious freedom, social and economic freedom and limited government is good and worth preserving, then let’s work together. 

I will bring you updates, and you share these updates withouthers. We simply cannot live in the shadows. It is time to pick sides, and its not about Trump verses No Trump. Its much bigger than that. The real threat is the attempt for other world leaders and governments to marginalize the U.S., marginalize freedom of speech, marginalize freedom of religions express.

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A Brave New America

Let me ask you if you think the following indicators are a sign that America, as our forefathers had envisioned it, is now crumbling before our very eyes:

  1. Our political leaders are allowing millions of third-world migrants into the country without accountability, simply to get votes and change culture so as to win future voters who will keep them in power in order to receive government assistance (at the expense of taxpayers).
  2. The promotion of alternative lifestyles that are contrary to family-centrist values which are the very cornerstone of any society
  3. Our education system has now become a vast indoctrination system where progressive, socialist and anti-freedom policies are being taught to our children from kindergarten to college
  4. The very principles by which our country was founded upon on are now being called racists and misogynists viewpoints because of past “oppression”
  5. Males, specifically, white males are under attack for being “toxic,” while at the same time, people of color are being told to “distrust white people,” and that America is now and always has been racist nation
  6. The Media is pushing an anti-free market agenda, while at the same time, are subsidized by the free-market (notably, the cable news channels and public radio). They have become a propoganda tool of The progessive Left, who espouse secular globalism and communism.
  7. Our youth are being sexualized, as well as being exposed to pluralistic sexual ideals that create a promiscuous world view that is counter to family-based value systems which encourage discipline, good character, honesty and loyalty.
  8. Abortion is being pushed not only as a right, but as a normal occurrence to be embraced by all.
  9. Religion and people of faith are being marginalized, or worse, censored and stigmatized in news, pop culture/social media, music and especially video and/or movies exactly because they do not support the aforementioned positions.

There are clear indicators that progressive policies, even socialist (and ultimately Marxist) policies are much more prevalent than ever before. It is not without merit to suggest that by the 2020 presidential election, a full-blown Socialist could be our president.

Even if you like socialism, imagine what this means.

It means America, as we have known her for 243 years, a country that has been a beacon of light for freedom, a place where any person could come and build a life free from restrictive government policies, of oppression that limits free speech and the free expression of ideas, could be coming to an end. Many younger people now believe speech should be censored if it is deemed to be “hate speech” (and who is determining this?)

A word of caution to all of the various sub groups in America who think progressive policies will benefit them. You are being used.

Once we step away from a democratic system, a free market system based on merit, family values, a love for country and principles, then whoever is in charge will never leave, and once free elections are over, the elite will rule, and then they will come for you if you speak out.

At some point, under socialist control, more black children will be aborted because it is “good for the Party,” gay and lesbian groups will be curtailed because activism is bad for the Party. People who own business will be shut down or taken over because they do not serve the Party, and yes, the death panels will decide whose lives are more valuable based on productivity and even political orientation.

The Party will control everything, medical, science, education, the means of production, social media, etc., and then true equality will set in, one in which only a few live well and the rest is equally impoverished because it is “good for the party,” for resources to be shared equally.

There will be no free press (“we must prevent hate speech”); no universal access to information, a controlled social media that monitors dissent (“we must monitor social media to protect people from false ideas”).

And what these so called progressive leaders are telling you now, is a lie to get you to tear down the one group of people who are actually fighting very hard to keep you free, the Conservative Party.

Conservatives believe in conserving principles like love for freedom, the right ot practice one’s faith, self-determination – the right to pursue your dreams, freedom of expression, freedom of thought, freedom of the right to buy and own property, freedom to be gay, to be straight, to be weird and yes, even to be transgender. These are not progressive ideas, the right to be free (for everyone) is a conservative principle rooted in Greek Philosophy, Judeo-Christian values and Roman law, not socialist progressivism from the 17th and 18th Century.

But that is what you are being told.

The truth is secular progressivism is rooted in one concept: that people must be governed for their own good, it’s what gives the ruling elite power and authority over the masses.

Remember the old adage…”they first came for the Christians and I said nothing (because you were told to hate God and anyone who believed in that crap), then they came for the fathers, and then they came for lesbians and then they came for the business owners and then they came for the scientists who didn’t follow the rules, etc., etc., and I said nothing. And then they came for me and there was no one left to stand up for me.

The Brave New America is a country under politically correct, mob rule where the family is diminished and the power structures moves away from individualism towards collectivism; people are ruled over, policy decision are made by people you do not know and cannot influence, and personal freedoms are prohibited or outlawed for “the greater good.”

But who can decide what is the greater good? Small commitees, corporations, a static but powerful ruling elite? Or should social contracts be decided by representative government, where people -all people – have a voice? And where reasoned and intelligent leadership prevails, where the personal rights and freedoms should take priority over the so-called “greater good.”

Freedom is in our DNA, and until they can convince you that freedom is dangerous, America still has a chance to survive and make the world a better place.

Today, I am saying something, because, truth be told, I am not altogether sure how much longer it will be before I am not able to speak, before my words are deemed hateful and offensive and I am silenced.

I pray that day never comes.