The War With China Has Already Begun . . . and We’re Losing 

Normally we think of wars as involving shooting, tanks, warplanes, artillery barrages, amphibious assaults and graphic videos on the evening news. But modern warfare can take on unusual, even grotesque, configurations which, in some cases, may be even more threatening than the conventional kind.

It is well known that the synthetic opioid fentanyl and its precursors are manufactured in China, exported to Mexico, and sold primarily to the Sinaloa and Jalisco drug cartels among others at a meager price. The cartels then manufacture the actual finished product in pill form and bring it across our open border to be sold to our vulnerable and unsuspecting young people. 

The casualties are predictable and yet staggering: 72,000 Americans die each year from fentanyl overdoses alone. The drug is sometimes disguised in the form of other medications or more benign recreational drugs as a trap for the unsuspecting. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death in the United States among young people between the ages of 18 and 44. This was not true even just a few years ago. 

All of this would seem to be counter-productive. Why would the Chinese and the drug cartels want to kill their own customers? In the context of China’s war to dominate the world, it should be understood that the purpose of this huge international program is not to create a profit so much as it is to weaken and damage America as much as possible. It is part of the Chinese campaign of hegemony to bring our nation and its people under their domination.

If there is any doubt about the success of this campaign against our complacent population, a quick review of the casualty counts brings the entire situation into sharp focus.  The battle deaths from our last four wars are listed as follows: 

  • The Korean Conflict: 33,739
  • Vietnam War: 47,434
  • Persian Gulf War: 1,565
  • Global War on Terror: 6,852
  • Total:  89,590     

The exact number of deaths from Chinese imported drugs for the last three years is not known. However, at 72,000 plus per year, the death toll could easily exceed 180,000. This would make it approximately double the deaths from our last four wars combined. 

Based on the numbers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of people dying from drug overdoses has tripled in the last 10 years. There was a slight drop in the numbers in 2018 which many people hoped was a sign that we were beginning to turn the corner. But then there was a slight increase in 2019 and sadly an explosive surge during the 2020 lockdowns. This most substantial increase seemed to coincide with a shift in the particular type of drug being used from heroin to fentanyl. The easy availability and lower cost of the drug from China may have been behind this new expanding dynamic.  

Tragically, it must be pointed out, however, that overdose deaths are only part of the overall problem. There are also the many people who become addicted to drugs and have their lives permanently crippled. Individuals who might otherwise have been happy and productive citizens are living on the streets in squalor and filth. Both deaths and ongoing addictions tear at the fabric of our society and make us weaker as a nation. This is the true purpose of the entire Chinese drug campaign against our country. 

Part of an Overall Strategy?

The Biden policy regarding the border, China, and the influx of drugs into our country might be best described as a head-on collision of several ill-conceived policies running into each other in a big four-car pile-up rather than an overall cohesive program. When they are untangled, lined up, and organized in their separate and appropriate categories they can be identified as follows:

1) Open Border Policy. It is the thinly disguised purpose of Biden’s open border policy to flood as many people from Latin America into our country as possible, thus changing the demographics of the electorate. Their hope is that these people will vote—legally or illegally—for Democratic candidates in the future. 

2) Unintended Consequences—Illegal Drugs. An open border for illegal aliens, however, is also an open border for illegal drugs and illegal drug cartels. They are also flooding into our country, committing crimes, and doing great harm to our citizens. The millions of illegals are also a strain on social services, costing taxpayers billions of dollars they did not expect to have to pay.  

3) Further Unintended ConsequencesChina’s War on the United States. The leaders of China wish to undermine and defeat our country. As stated above our open border presents them with an added opportunity to do so. They have been able to stab us in the back through our open border with their fentanyl program killing many young people and harming many others.    

4) Biden on the Take. Former President Donald Trump has said that the Hunter Biden laptop scandal is “the biggest scandal in American history.” I would correct that statement by saying that it should be the biggest scandal in U.S. history—but it is not. It should be the biggest scandal because the records from the laptop show Joe Biden and his family taking millions of dollars in what is a de facto bribe from the Chinese Communist Party. 

And why is it not the biggest scandal? 

Because the very powerful mainstream media has downplayed, covered up, and ignored the story. Therefore, a scandal that would have blown open a Republican administration has passed largely from view in the minds of most voters. In a recent poll, 38 percent of the American people did not think that Hunter Biden had done anything wrong in connection with the “laptop from hell.” It is amazing how benighted the American public is regarding this rotting corpse of a scandal. With Republicans now in control of the House, however, the scandal may yet and finally come to be understood as the sordid mess it actually is.   

Of course, a naval and ground conflict over Taiwan may still be in the offing. The damage to our nation from opioids and from the crimes of the drug cartels may only be a prelude to a larger conflagration three or four years away. Nevertheless, it should be understood that the attack on what we stand for and what we believe in is already well underway, and very little is being done to counteract it. 

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About Jared Knott

Jared Knott, author of Tiny Blunders/Big Disasters: Thirty-Nine Tiny Mistakes That Changed the World Forever. Knott was a decorated combat infantry officer in Vietnam in the First Air Cavalry Division.

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