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The Cold War is in the past. However, that doesn’t prevent us from learning from history so that we can better understand certain current problems.
To be precise, this is what happened in the former Eastern Bloc with the signatories of the Warsaw Pact (1955), in order to seal an apparent “collaboration” between certain states. This makes it possible to emphasize their portrayal as so-called “Soviet satellites.”
The then socialist republics of Albania, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania signed that pact in conjunction with the Soviet Union (which at the time had its capital city seat in Moscow).
The rest of Europe didn’t fall by chance. Past events, such as the Miracle of the Vistula (1920), halted Soviet expansion throughout the European continent while the defeat of the “red camp” in the Spanish Liberation Crusade (1939) thwarted the pro-Soviet pretensions of the Second Republic.
Now, at the beginning of a new decade, the European continent seems to be in a similar predicament, which doesn’t necessarily flow from a World War III (as some feared, either because of Donald Trump’s mandate or some other “apocalyptic prediction”).
The “Chinese virus” as a contemporary Westerplatte
The Battle of Westerplatte (1939), which resulted in the annexation of the free city of Danzig (Polish city of Gdansk, on the Baltic coast) was a triggering event in World War II. Similarly, Wuhan (China) has been the key point of current upheavals.
The aforementioned battle happened a little more than a week after the signing of a treaty of territorial distribution between two blocks that represented two of the greatest ideological and totalitarian degenerations in history (Nazism and Communism, already in the third phase of Revolution).
In this case, we are talking about the propagation of a coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 (I personally tend to be convinced that the origin wasn’t the result of the ingestion of a pangolin, but of maneuvers by a virology institute that doesn’t entirely escape the control of a certain tyranny).
As a consequence, without entering into discussions about the veracity of official figures, there have been deaths as well as a not necessarily direct deterioration of health conditions. The consequences of this kind of “biological warfare” have led to a crisis that goes beyond the strictly sanitary sphere.
In fact, it was necessary to contain the spread of this pathogen by going beyond all limits of collective hysteria, following the patterns of political practice followed by the Chinese Communist tyranny and endorsed by the WHO, which in turn stimulated bad temptations already in place in Western Statism.
Paradoxically, liberal democracies have perpetrated one of the most drastic attacks on the freedom of movement in recent times, with a considerable innovation in the concept of the Police State (always with apparent justification, as Hoppe warned).
China seeks to strengthen its sphere of power and global influence
The dubious statistics provided by the Communist regime suggests that the Chinese economy has been the only one not to have entered into recession, something that should not matter since GDP is not the best indicator (the manufacture of medical equipment has skyrocketed in these months, for example).
However, the question at hand is not to discuss the oxymoron of considering this country as a success story of capitalism, since economic freedom is conspicuous by its absence (what prevails is a close linkage between large companies and the Chinese Communist Party).
The concern expressed in this article refers to the interest these people have in extending their influence beyond being in cahoots with a certain person responsible for the Ethiopian Red Terror or preferring that the United States have the Deep State candidate (Joe Biden) in the White House.
In the last days of 2020, by telematic means, the European Commission reached an “important” investment agreement with the Communist regime of Xi Jinping, sold as a bet on “the improvement of economic relations” between both “blocs.”
At that time, there was also talk of “climate change” (another pretext for economic interventionism, which could become once again activated on account of the “pandemic crisis,” with the regained prominence of sensationalist figures like Greta Thunberg). But, truth be told, it’s nothing new.
For years, Eurocrats have tried to strengthen their relations with China, disguising it as mutual cooperation and improved economic and commercial prospects. But they do so in such a way as to exhibit their umpteenth softness towards Communist tyrannies.
In cases like Spain, it shouldn’t be so surprising when Moncloa has a post-modern co-dictator who comes from a subsidiary of the Bolivarian regime and who is not a stranger of the so-called agreement of the Grupo de Puebla (with the unquestionable complicity of the PSOE).
But yes, that increasingly Sovietized Eurocracy is aligned with leftist and revolutionary causes. They aren’t alarmed about the murders and kidnappings of dissidents, the concentration camps, the harassment of the Uyghurs, the oppression of the Tibetans and the harsh Christian phobia.
Instead, they have tried to use their recent economic contingency fund as the umpteenth ideological battering ram against the Polish and Magyar states, as “punishment” for restricting the entry of Muslim immigrants, trying, in turn, to impose abortion and gender totalitarianism there.
It is therefore impossible to believe that this is how the officially named European Union can achieve “strategic autonomy”. China celebrates having several satellites around the world, and while this should not lead us to violate the principle of non-aggression, we must remain very alert.
This goes beyond a mere geopolitical struggle. Any gesture in favor of China is an endorsement of a totalitarian political system in its integrity and an enemy of that Christianity that defines the West. It is necessary to proceed with both counter-politics and counter-revolution.
Our duty doesn’t involve lowering our pants or emulating policies in the same category. It is not protectionism that counts, but a competitive response. Let us bet on the Christian tradition, the free market, property rights, decentralization, and human dignity.