The growth of the power of Athens, and the alarm which this inspired in Sparta, made war inevitable.
-Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
The world is racing toward war. The reasons have nothing to do with trade. This is not about cultures colliding. This is about power, and the American South is about to be at the forefront of that struggle.
On one side there is China, an ancient empire that has reemerged over the past three decades. It seeks to reclaim its historical domination over Pacific affairs that it held until about the early 16th century when the Asian empire went into relative obscurity and decline. For millennia, China has occasionally found itself subservient to a long list of newcomers, only to eventually overcome them through sheer force. The Mongols, the Japanese, the Russians, and now, the Americans.
On the other side is the United States, a modern empire that has dominated global affairs for a century. Despite its ebbs and flows, American cultural dominance has been the glue that ensured its preeminence. Americans do not conquer with tanks and bullets; they punish with tanks and bullets. Americans conquer with Barbie dolls, McDonald’s, and media programming that sells “Americana.”
No one lives in a vacuum and that includes the South.
In fact, of any region in the world’s most dominant empire since her British for bearer, the American South should be more cognizant of global affairs than any other region, not less so. That is because the South is America’s modern Sparta. Of any given region, the South produces the majority of the very troops used to subjugate people around the world. Identity Dixie has explored this topic before. While modern Yankee boys are taught to cross their legs at Starbucks and sip soy lattes like good little genderless f—gots, Southern boys are being taught how to kill – from hunting season to hunting season, until they arrive to boot camp.
The North produces prey who lack manners; the South produces genteel predators.
Consequently, as the war drums begin to beat stronger between the United States and China, who do you think will be tasked with fighting that war? The answer is almost codified in the distinctions of the regions and through general military recruitment goals. The Southern boy, of course.
But, what are the chances of an actual war between the US and China? Based on my vast experience and education in foreign policy, the chances are highly likely. War is coming.
The reasons for war between the two powers are numerous.
The seeds of our trade imbalance with China began with the former President George H. W. Bush. He single handedly ensured that the US would eventually shift production to that massive block of unskilled, cheap laborers. But, Bill Clinton really led the effort in 2000, with Republican Congressional support, way back when Labor Union Democrats hated the idea of outsourcing jobs to cheap manufacturers. Of course, now Labor Union Democrats love the idea of outsourcing jobs to China, as evidenced by their animus toward Donald Trump – the only president in three decades to push back against the Communist Chinese. Regardless, both Republicans and Democrats have eagerly surrendered economic hegemony to the Communist Chinese. Some, like the Clintons, required extensive bribes to sell out their country. Others did it for free. Bush II gave China Permanent Normal Trade Relations with the US on 27 December 2001 for no discernible reason, even after they had downed a US reconnaissance aircraft earlier that same year. Evidently, no big deal.
Nearly every decision of the American Empire related to China since 1989 has served to harm the economic interests of the Southern working class, man or woman. How about military decisions? It is even worse.
The decisions of the Empire over the past three decades, as it pertains to Communist China, seem purposely designed to get a lot of Southern boys killed and lose a war.
First, the military aggression of the Communist Chinese has recently gotten more pronounced. The Communists now control twenty-seven islands – some man-made – in the South and East China Seas. They unilaterally stole islands from Vietnam and the Philippines. These islands are now fitted with missile systems capable of destroying a US warship from as far away as Guam. Consequently, Communist Chinese aggression denies the freedom of navigation that the American Navy and commerce has supported since Alfred Thayer Mahan and the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Worse, not only did the Obama Administration sit by and watch the Chinese take over critical Asian sea lines of communication, Obama cut the ability to defend against the missiles now on the islands he watched them build. Compounding the ability to defend against their missiles, the Chinese have known what is in our missiles for the past two decades. Bill Clinton made that possible when he sold the technical details to the Communist Chinese in 1998. Whereas George W. Bush seemed to take a much harder line on Communist China militarily, the relations behind the scenes depict a much friendlier approach toward Chinese military aggression.
For whatever the reason, Trump did a one-hundred-eighty degree turn on American relations with China. Unlike Obama, who called the Communists a “strategic partner” not an enemy, Trump has outright called the Chinese a threat. To United States interests, he is correct, and Trump has taken significant steps to kill that threat.
First, Trump attacked the underpinnings of their economy in a very successful way. As of January 2019, the Chinese economy has dropped to its slowest growth since 1990. Meanwhile, militarily, Trump has not only revitalized missile defense systems, he ordered the US Navy to confront the Chinese head-on in the South China Sea. As recently as two weeks ago, analysts have predicted the threat of war between two global nuclear powers as the highest since the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Communist Chinese have prominent military officers arguing for a war with the United States.
Whether or not war is in American interests may be a moot point. A strong China certainly does not serve Washington’s interests. But what about Southern interests?
Like it or not, the US and the South are tied at the hip on this one. There is no universe by which a Communist Chinese victory on any front – economically, diplomatically, or militarily – aids the Southern people. The Chinese only accept nationalism when it involves their people. Otherwise, they are the largest exporters of Communist rhetoric in the world today. The antifa scum who target members of the Dissident Right are bought and paid for, in part, by the Communist Chinese government.
Nothing says “Anti-Facsist” like ensuring the continuation of cheap manufactured goods from labor exploiting Communist China into the United States to the detriment of the American worker.
Anyway, the Chinese purposely seek to destroy all that makes the South unique, which is a different approach than modern Russia, which views an independent South positively for different strategic reasons. To the Chinese, boys from Texas and Tennessee constitute a very real threat to their ideological causes and are impossible to manage. They feel the same way about Idaho and Montana, but there are simply not that many of our kin in the Rocky Mountains. Understanding this fact, the South will have to support the American Empire in a war against China, if only to push back against a Maoist tsunami at home.
Unfortunately, like every war in the past century, that means a lot of Southern boys will fertilize the soil with their blood. A lot of Southern mothers will salt the earth with their tears. A lot of pines will be chopped down for boxes in South Georgia. All the while, Yankee men make money on commodities futures back home, sipping on lattes with their legs crossed, while their teenage son is being transformed into a drag queen and their wives are on Facebook celebrating their child’s transgenderism and diverse dating practices.
This trend will continue until the South is free.