To Orwell Today,

Hi Jackie,

Couldn't help noticing your constant references to CHINA on ORWELL TODAY. Initially I tended to skip these references as I have a strong socialist leaning politically and thought you were just having a dig at communists in general and China in particular. However after the recent earthquake and flooding FEAR in China I can see where you're coming from.

China's role in world politics and production of consumer goods etc is profound. Just returned from USA where everything seems to be produced in CHINA. I am aware that a few years ago BUSH and BLAIR visited that country and signed some deal with them over production manufacture of goods and trade between our respective nations. China's role in the world has now become prominent coinciding with the rise in the price of fuel and the loss of bank revenue on the world market, the increased FEAR of terrorism and the increased surveillance at airports and cities etc. And China's the venue for the forthcoming Olympic games.

All of this and now we have the disasters on a huge scale. It's like it's their 9/11, though contrived as a natural disaster. It may well have been planned by use of modern technology by BIG BROTHER. To me this all seems not just mere coincidences. One has to look deeper to see what the motives are behind these events and circumstances and it looks like the work of BIG BROTHER once again. What do you think?

Ray Wills

Greetings Ray,

Sorry I've taken so long to answer your email but I'm on "R & R" (research & renovate break).

I'm a bit surprised you equate "communism" with "socialism" (using them as interchangeable political words) because the two have nothing in common as Orwell tried to explain in all his books, most notably in ROAD TO WIGAN PIER and ANIMAL FARM, and about which I've written many essays. See also CORPORATE COMMUNISM.

But that aside, I'm glad you're finally waking up to the danger of Communist China which, as you say, I've been "constantly referencing on ORWELL TODAY". See CHINESE TAKE-OVER etc.

It's not only here in America that everything is "Made in China". It's also over there in England, as I noticed the last time I was there.

Your point that the recent earthquake in China could be some sort of 9/11 event is probably right on. It distracted everyone from the cyclone in Burma where the China-backed military dictatorship is stealing the humanitarian aid sent there for that disaster.

The excuse of an earthquake in China (either real or staged) gives their Corporate Communist government over there an excuse for not being able to feed all their people and gives our Corporate Communist government over here an excuse to supply them with humanitarian aid (like food and water etc) and money (being solicited by the Red Cross etc) and probably even offer them refugee status in America too, now that millions of Chinese have allegedly just become homeless.

China earthquake could fuel inflation problem. Financial Post, May 13, 2008 (The powerful earthquake that has devastated China’s south-western Sichuan province, killing at least 12,000 people, could drive Chinese inflation even higher, Will Hess, China regional analyst for Global Insight says. The pace of inflation now sits just below the 12-year high of 8.7% set in February. Food prices rose by 22.1% in the month, with pork prices up 68.3% from a year earlier. Meanwhile, cooking oil was up 46.6% over the year, while vegetables rose 13.6%. With Sichuan accounting for more than 11% of China's hog livestock, Mr. Hess says it is possible pork prices may rise even higher - further fueling inflation - if the earthquake is found to have damaged the province's hog supply. "China's recent inflationary flare-up has been driven by surging food price inflation, particularly by soaring pork prices,” he says. “The material and human toll from this quake in northern areas of Sichuan is significant and tragic,” Mr. Hess says. However, he says despite a population of 81-million, Sichuan only accounts for 4% of China’s GDP and less than 1% of national trade.)

And the wood they require to supposedly rebuild will probably come from Canada where all our mills are being shut down (with raw logs and manufacturing going to China). We're awaiting announcements any day now of new buyers coming to the rescue of our closed Canadian mills. And who do you think those buyers will be? My fortune-cookie says it will be Corporate Communist Chinese companies.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

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China buying farmland in Africa & America (Chinese labourers to grow food crops & Congo opposition blasts China deal (giving China mineral & oil concessions). Telegraph, May 13, 2008. Go to CHINESE GULLIVER IN AMERICA & CONGO RICHES CHINA NOW

Canada's pulp/paper/sawmills falling silent (hundreds closing, thousands lose jobs; raw logs being shipped to China) & Transforming land of Canada's failed mills (into houses, golf courses, hotels, casinos). National Post, May 12, 2008. Go to 9.Keeping Masses Down

"Conquer English to Make China Stronger!" (350-million learning Crazy English) & Athlete uniform more Asian than Canadian (designed by Tu Ly) & Canada athletes look like a circus troupe (uniforms combine red maple leaves & Chinese symbols for the number 8). NewYorker/OttawaCiz, May 5, 2008. Go to CHINADA'S SOVIETIZATION & CHINESE TAKE-OVER & Canada's Olympian clothes made in China (own textile garment industry decimated by manufacturing jobs going to China) & CHINA'S SLAVE WORKERS & 7.Systems of Thought

Disaster tests China-backed Burma junta (military did nothing for 12 hours) & Burma cyclone deaths top 10,000 (need shelter, food, water, medical...) & in pictures, Burmese cyclone. BBC/NYT, May 4-5, 2008. Go to BURMESE DAYS & FINDING ORWELL IN BURMA

Chinese Canada mine takeover first of many (nobody is raising the red flag). TorStar/NatPost, May 1-2, 2008. Go to CHINA DEVOURING CANADA'S METAL & A NICKEL FOR YOUR KINGDOM & CHINESE TAKE-OVER & 7.Systems & 9.Masses Down

Ethanol, food shortage, China & more (topics that need to be discussed) & The food crisis begins to bite (felt by people around the globe) & Bio-fuels adding to food shortages (machines eating 1/3 of USA corn) & Canada can't afford food to feed pigs (paying $50-million for farmers to kill) & Corporate food diseases - fake solutions (vile treatment of animals; processing plants-steroids-hormones-antibiotics). Indepen/NewsNZ/AxLogic Apr 28, 2008. Go to TAKE NOT OUR DAILY BREAD & WEATHER-WATER-FOOD-AIR CONTROL & 15.Life in Oceania & 22.Doublethink

Zimbabwe police raid opposition offices (hundreds fleeing gov't violence) & Zim protesters held at Chinese embassy (need ballots not Chinese bullets) & Angola allows Chinese arms ship to dock (close ally of Zimbabwe's Mugabe). VOA/Zam/BBC, Apr 26, 2008. Go to ZIMBABWE'S MURDERING MUGABE & MUGABE HAS YELLOW FEVER & 7.Systems & 6.SuperStates & USA GAVE CHINA PANAMA CANAL & CHINA NUKES THRU PANAMA?

Mowat bails out seal-hunt protesters (a bunch of money-sucking manipulators) & China's inhumane dog & cat fur trade (killed for food; fur sold as byproduct). CBC/Salon, Apr 17, 2008. Go to WOLF'S UNDUE BURDEN-BEARERS (film about cruelty by wolves) & ENVIRONMENTALISM is ANIMALISM & JOHNNY BOURASSA FLIES FARLEY MOWAT & IN MEMORY OF LOUIS BOURASSA

China sending weapons to Zimbabwe (COSCO ship clears South Africa port) & Mugabe preparing war on Zimbabweans (to reverse the people's will) & Spreading fear in Zimbabwe (beatings & torture since elections). AllAfr/Guard/BBC, Apr 17, 2008. Go to MUGABE HAS YELLOW FEVER & ZIMBABWE'S MURDERING MUGABE & 7.Systems & 6.SuperStates

China REAL master of the universe (Chinese police on streets of London ordering UK police about). Daily Mail, Apr 12, 2008. Go to 7.Systems of Thought

New Zealand in free trade deal with China (meat-dairy-fruit-fish-education-jobs-tourism for China 1-billion people from NZ 4-million) & Canada film says Korea POWs "Chose China" (refused to return home after brainwash). Telegraph/CBC, Apr 8, 2008. Go to CHINESE GULLIVER IN AMERICA & OZ PM SPIED FOR CHINA & MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE MOVIES & 35.The Brotherhood

Mugabe preparing war on Zimbabweans (violence will be the new weapon to reverse the people's will) & China vows support to Zimbabwe army (for vast tracts of fertile lands). Harare/Guardian, Apr 6, 2008. Go to ZIMBABWE'S MURDERING MUGABE

Author on Orwell in Burma speaking (a world like 1984 & Animal Farm) & China building oil pipelines in Burma ("only the army will get money; will buy weapons to kill people"). LewisClarkUni/Tele, Apr 3, 2008. Go to FINDING ORWELL IN BURMA & BURMESE DAYS & ROOM 101 BURMA ORIGIN & DETACHMENT 101 IN BURMA & 44.Room 101

CHINA NUKES THRU PANAMA? (reader has concerns) & USA concern at China's military muscle (beyond Asia-Pacific region). AFP, Mar 6, 2008. Go to USA DOWNPLAYS CHINA THREAT & USA LETS CHINA SCAN NUKES & 6.Super-States

China dust storm hits S.Korea & Japan (carrying toxins from industrial zones) & China controlling weather for Olympics (stop rain for opening ceremonies; start rain to clear pollution). BBC/CP, Mar 4, 2008. Go to CHINA POLLUTION HITS AMERICA & CHINA RAIN-CONTROLLED OLYMPICS & 14.Scientific Experimentation

West will pay for complicity with China (we must boycott Olympics, stop outsourcing manufacturing & refuse to purchase Chinese goods). UK Herald, Mar 4, 2008. Go to CHINESE TAKE OVER & 7.Systems of Thought

China 'toxic for Africa freedom' (jailing journalists is routine now) & Mao told Kissinger about women (wanted to send 10 million to USA). BBC, Feb 13, 2008. Go to CANADA GATE FOR CHINA & THE UNPARALLELED INVASION (Jack London 1914 short story) & WHERE ALL PEOPLE GONE? & 7.Systems of Thought

One-fifth of Canadians immigrants (60% from Asia & Middle East). BBC, Dec 5, 2007. Go to WHERE ALL PEOPLE GONE? (from abortion to immigration) & WINSTON SMITH NOW LEE (Anglo-European face is changing) & CHINESE TAKE OVER (economically & thru immigration) & CHINA'S TORTURED DISSIDENTS (reader much harassed by CCP) & Doing business with Communist China (tortures millions of dissidents). BBC/CanFreePress, Dec 3-5, 2007. Go to LAOGAI IS CHINESE GULAG & 20.Thought Police & 7.Systems

Jackie Jura
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