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The Key to America’s Survival

Originally published at Townhall

The United States is dying a death by its own present government that is inflicting a thousand cuts on its citizenry. On every front, what people see is a government against the people. And world disaster may be closer now than ever before.

Cities coast to coast are experiencing record crime because of Democrat policies of defunding the police and lax law enforcement—an effort aided by billionaire George Soros who funds the campaigns of progressive district attorney candidates in select, often crime-ridden cities across the country. The Biden open border policy contributes significantly to this problem by having catalyzed a record surge in illegal immigrants—2 million in 2021—which include an unprecedented influx of human and drug trafficking criminals. Biden’s opening salvo in reducing the production of oil and gas leading to the inflation of fuel prices are found in his very first executive orders to stop the Keystone Pipeline and immediately impose regulatory curtailment of the exploration, drilling, production, transmission, processing, and storage of oil and gas, specifically targeting the oil-rich outer continental shelf and Bering Sea, and all other public lands in the continental United States.

The perception of a Covid-19 pandemic brought on the suspension of common sense and the abandonment of well-established practices in health care administration that may end up killing an abnormally high number of people from the treatments compared to deaths from the disease itself. Then, in Democrat-controlled states and cities across the country there was the imposition of unprecedented and unconstitutional Covid-related lockdown policies that destroyed millions of businesses and jobs and retarded children’s education. The federal government’s massive increase in the money supply to pay people put out of work from lockdown policies, combined with its policy-induced supply chain constraints and energy shortages have been a chief driver of record inflation.

And while the Biden administration has decided not to fund the defense of our Southern border, it is willing to spend $40 billion to allegedly defend the border of Ukraine. And then there is Biden taunting Russia and inviting retaliation against the United States. Should this bring on a Russian nuclear response and world war, Biden’s failed presidency would also go down as the most reckless of all time.

To the average person, none of this makes sense, and particularly because almost all these problems were avoidable. It has become clear to most people who are paying attention that Joe Biden has limited mental competence and is not calling many of the shots—that he is a puppet being controlled by others. And those others who are effectively pulling the strings and continuing to push the aforementioned policies and more recent ones that are contributing to America’s destabilization and decline include a variety of people—from those intent on pushing “Build Back Better” and the “Green New Deal,” to others who are part of the World Economic Forum or the Bilderbergers—two organizations that want to replace the sovereignty of the United States and its Constitution with a new global order and global government. But the most worrisome puppet-masters are those affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The CCP has the world’s most sophisticated propaganda machine, and they are the consummate masters of irregular and psychological warfare and infiltrating foreign countries.

Prior to the Biden administration, the Chinese were already extremely successful in infiltrating channels in the United States at every level. Those channels include universities and think tanks, social and cultural groups, Chinese-language media, Chinese cultural organizations, and WeChat, the Chinese social media and messaging app. Newsweek has identified about 600 such groups operating in the U.S. that are all in regular touch with and guided by China’s Communist Party—a larger-scale version of a pattern found in other countries around the world. Of the approximate 375,000 mainland Chinese students studying at American colleges and universities, it is estimated that 10-20 percent may report back to their CCP handlers on matters of general and cultural intelligence. A smaller but substantial number of students, particularly those at engineering schools, are involved in military espionage efforts.

In remarks to students at the Georgia Institute of Technology toward the end of the Trump administration in December 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “Americans must know how the Chinese Communist Party is poisoning the well of our higher education institutions for its own ends, and how those actions degrade our freedoms and American national security.” He continued, noting that, “If we don’t educate ourselves, if we’re not honest about what’s taking place, we’ll get schooled by Beijing.”

We are way beyond getting schooled by Beijing—17 months into the Biden administration. When we overlay the infiltration and intervention by the CCP in American affairs with the knowledge that we now have of the Biden family’s receipt of $31 million in financial payoffs from the Chinese, which have been confirmed by verified records on Hunter Biden’s computer, we must face the fact that the survival of the United States is in a new state of peril. And this is no exaggeration given that these deals with the Chinese involved counterparts with direct ties to Chinese intelligence, and some reaching the very top of China’s spy agency.

Just 15 years ago, it was unthinkable that anyone could rise to becoming a presidential candidate with even a fraction of the foreign political corruption evident in the Biden family. That this could happen in America today also tells us how pervasive the culture of corruption and compromise has become in the Deep State of Washington, D.C. Consider the simple fact that none of the incriminating information about the Joe Biden family was reported by the FBI prior to the November 2020 national elections, even though the FBI was in possession of the Hunter Biden laptop for nearly a year—since December of 2019. No democratic country committed to honest elections with a large internal security apparatus—such as the FBI, whose members all pledge to uphold the Constitution—would allow this to happen. Yet here we are.

So, what are Americans to do now? We should remember that as a bottom-up country with a government of the people, by the people and for the people, we should start by reaching out to friends and family and help them wake up from popular narratives, propaganda, and fake news conditioning. We need to act in a manner and for reasons not unlike that of Paul Revere who took his famous ride to warn that the British were coming before the beginning of the first salvo of the Revolutionary War in Lexington and Concord in 1775. Next, we must anticipate and prepare others to stay the course and not be affected by an increase in false flag incidents staged to deny us our Constitutional rights. And third, we must stay vigilant about primary and local elections, and get geared up to protect the national midterm elections and prevent them from being shut down in November for any reason whatsoever. Last, we have a duty to make sure that patriots volunteer in overwhelming numbers to serve in every election polling place and vote counting site to guarantee full transparency and the prevention of electoral irregularities and vote fraud. 

Scott S. Powell

Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Scott Powell has enjoyed a career split between theory and practice with over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and rainmaker in several industries. He joins the Discovery Institute after having been a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution for six years and serving as a managing partner at a consulting firm, RemingtonRand. His research and writing has resulted in over 250 published articles on economics, business and regulation. Scott Powell graduated from the University of Chicago with honors (B.A. and M.A.) and received his Ph.D. in political and economic theory from Boston University in 1987, writing his dissertation on the determinants of entrepreneurial activity and economic growth.