Biden Is the Plug-n-Play Chinese Dupe

For a decade before his passing in 2016, fellow futurist Alvin Toffler and I would often meet at San Anselmo, a little Italian restaurant in Brentwood, California, to discuss the future of warfare. 

At the time, we were both consultants to Andrew Marshall, director of the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment, the extremely low-profile, extremely high-powered internal strategic think tank.

And every time we got together we would talk about the rise of China. Toffler had had an unwitting effect on the Chinese in the 1980s. On a trip there, the author of Future Shock had given Premier Deng Xiaoping an autographed copy of his book on the nascent information age, The Third Wave

Deng liked it. A lot. 

He had several million copies made and distributed to everyone in the People’s Liberation Army. (Being a Communist, he didn’t pay Toffler any royalties.) 

The Chinese also hijacked Toffler’s 1993 book, War and Anti-War, and distributed it to the entire PLA. (No royalties there, either.)

The result of poaching and applying Toffler’s ideas was a futuristic game plan from People’s Liberation Army Colonels Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, called Unrestricted Warfare

Their plan called for quietly attacking the United States across the four components of national power: diplomacy, information, economics, and military, a sort of death by a thousand cuts. (They were nice enough to mention Toffler five times in their treatise; I came in second, as Liang and Xiangsu copied the sequence of my 1992 book Sats, Lies and Video-Rape: The SOFTWAR Handbook, in the first chapter of their book. Alas, no direct quotes.) 

The role of finding a “useful idiot,” which led to the duping of Hunter Biden and his vice president father, was outlined in a question posed by the colonels on page 191 of Unrestricted Warfare:Can special funds be set up to exert greater influence on another country’s government and legislature through lobbying?”

The question might well be answered: “Well, yes, we could co-opt the degenerate son of the vice president of the United States and have reflexive control over the father.”

(One has only to listen to Anthony Bobulinski’s detailed and extremely well-documented story about the greed of the Biden family to realize that until now Colonels Liang and Xiangsui must have been doing backflips of glee with the success of their plan, while their boss, Chairman Xi was probably as excited as Jeffrey Toobin on a Zoom call.)

Ironically, in the very next sentence, the colonels asked: “And could buying or gaining control of stocks be used to turn another country’s newspapers and television stations into the tools of media warfare?”

Hmmm. It might be time to ask AT&T CEO John Stankey exactly who is holding the corporation’s stock, as its mutant stepchild, CNN, continues on a path that in other times would be considered outright sedition.

Or maybe Comcast CEO Brian Roberts could be asked about his corporation’s mutant stepchild, MSNBC.

It is not without irony that Unrestricted Warfare noted: 

Modern countries are affected more and more by regional or worldwide organizations, such as the European Union, ASEAN, OPEC, APEC, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, and the biggest of them all, the United Nations. Besides these, a large number of multinational organizations and non-state organizations of all shapes and sizes, such as multinational corporations, trade associations, peace and environmental organizations, the Olympic Committee, religious organizations, terrorist organizations, small groups of hackers . . . constitute an up and coming worldwide system of power.

And China has spent the past two decades co-opting the members of that new system of power—all of them. 

Why else would the World Health Organization view China as the victim of COVID-19 rather than as the creator of it?

Why else did China spend huge amounts of money to control the management and improvement of the Panama Canal? Or provide aid to Venezuela?

And why did the Obama Administration turn a blind eye to China’s growing hegemony after Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s visit in 2013?

The answer is easy, and it is in Unrestricted Warfare:  “..technological progress has given us the means to strike at the enemy’s nerve center directly . . . the best way to achieve victory is to control, not to kill.”

Thanks a lot, Hunter.

Et tu, Big Guy?

About Chuck de Caro

Chuck de Caro is a contributor to American Greatness. He was CNN's very first Special Assignments Correspondent. Educated at Marion Military Institute and the U.S. Air Force Academy, he later served with the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He has taught information warfare (SOFTWAR) at the National Defense University and the National Intelligence University. He was an outside consultant for the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment for 25 years. A pilot since he was 17, he is currently working on a book about the World War I efforts of Fiorello La Guardia, Giulio Douhet, and Gianni Caproni, which led directly to today’s U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command.

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4 responses to “Biden Is the Plug-n-Play Chinese Dupe”

  1. Wonderful observations with no advice on how to deal with the pervasive threat, not only from the Chinese, but from their American compatriots throughout government, academia, corporations and religious institutions.

    With so many enemies within, it’s a wonder the U.S. has survived this long.

    • I think President Trump is providing the obvious solution to the Red China-Democrat Party problem: America First.

      Tyrants and con men (politicians) possess a certain genius with regard to exploiting the shortcomings of human nature. “Regional or worldwide organizations” are analogies for fallen human nature that hide behind wonderful names like United Nations, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization. Simply, they are vast hives of corruption and every evil under the sun.

      Conversely, America First is the pursuit of virtue, or excellence. That would be excellence in the areas of prosperity, science and technology, education, the rule of law (justice), peaceful and respectful relationships with other countries which includes commerce.

      All healthy creatures pursue their own self-interest and while doing so exist in a harmonious planet sized ecosystem. Earth’s ecosystem is an analogy for President Trump’s America First doctrine.

      Simple observation proves that to be true. Peace is breaking out all over the world. And if all the Trump rallies breaking out all over America are any indication, Americans are a people crying out for peace and prosperity.

      The Democrat Party, a subsidiary of the Chinese Communist Party, is standing in the way.

  2. A vote for Joe Biden is a vote for a continuation of the present problem, so vote for Trump and continue to vote for our nation’s patriots. Stop watching biased media, and especially don’t support their advertisers by buying their products. When strong conservative leaders are elected and biased media withers down from lack of attention, the country will improve and flourish again. This is not a sprint, it’s a marathon.

  3. (The role of finding a “useful idiot,” which led to the duping of Hunter Biden and his vice president father, was outlined in a question posed by the colonels on page 191 of Unrestricted Warfare: “Can special funds be set up to exert greater influence on another country’s government and legislature through lobbying?”)

    Not so sure duping is the correct word here. These two, (Biden’s) went in with Eyes Wide Open They knew exactly what their mission was and what the end result was to be. Just my observation…
    Aside from that I thought the article pretty good.
    MAGA A /KAG 2020