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Eamonn Fingleton's In the Jaws of the Dragon: America's Fate in the Coming Era of Chinese Hegemony -- Thom Hartmann's Review

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THOM HARTMANN'S INDEPENDENT THINKER REVIEW OF THE MONTH

Each month, BuzzFlash is privileged to have Air America progressive talk show host Thom Hartmann review a progressive book or DVD exclusively for BuzzFlash. See other DVDs and progressive premiums at the BuzzFlash Progressive Marketplace.

What if the Japanese never really did “surrender” to us, inasmuch as we think they “adopted” our culture and values after World War II, but instead have been playing us for suckers, angry about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ever since? What if they’re collaborating with the Chinese in creating an Asian sphere of influence – decidedly un-democratic – to rule the world over the next century?

What if the Chinese have perfected a neo-Confucian system (with surprising resemblance to Machiavelli’s “The Prince”) that melds an oppressive and fascistic state with laissez faire capitalism, creating greater strength for both than has ever been seen before on Earth? And they are using this to both co-op and change our values, to take over our corporate and economic system, and to ultimately gain control of our political system? What if they were already well over halfway to that goal?

It all sounds a bit far-fetched to somebody raised on a steady diet of American corporate news. But the corporate news in this country is coming from the very corporations that are profiting from and empowering the Communist Chinese new Reich. We’ve been intentionally deceived, by “useful idiots” like Tom Friedman and openly staged news events like those surrounding the Yasukuni shrine “controversy” or the Sino-Japanese “war” over the Senkaku islands.

In the Jaws of the Dragon: America’s Fate in the Coming Era of Chinese Hegemony
is one of the most powerful, shocking, well-written, solidly documented, tear-the-scales-from-your-eyes books I’ve read in more than two decades. If you have any concern whatsoever about the future of American democracy, about peace in the world, about your own personal economic and political future, you must read this book.

Eamonn Fingleton, the author and former editor for Forbes and the Financial Times, has really done his homework. I couldn’t put this book down – at least 100 of its 310 pages are dog-eared and highlighted. It’s probably the most important book that’s ever been written about the future of our republic.

Because China now has the world’s largest foreign currency reserves (and the largest in world history), they effectively control – albeit currently with a light touch – the economy of the world. As Fingleton documents, “[T]he People’s Bank of China effectively controls both the level of American interest rates and the value of the American dollar.” Now. Today.

China now effectively controls the Panama Canal, and most of the ports on Mexico’s Pacific coast. “Chinese and other East Asian interests now largely control the vast network of communications satellites and undersea cables that make up the world’s international telecommunications system. Up to the early 1990s, the system had been under American control. … All that changed … in 2001…”

China controls her people, their work, lives, religion, politics, and thought. And in ways you never realized – but are so obvious when pointed out – strongly influence ours now, too. And that influence is not benign; American corporations have become complicit in creating a Chinese-controlled proto-fascistic economic and shadow political system right here in the United States.

I realize all this sounds like the ranting of a John Birch Society member who’s just read John Stormer’s “None Dare Call It Treason” for the first time. So judge for yourself. Buy this book, and actually take – make – the time to read it from cover to cover.

Your future, and our children’s future, is at stake.

Thom Hartmann is a New York Times bestselling Project Censored Award winning author and host of a daily talk show on Air America Radio. You can learn more about Thom Hartmann at http://www.thomhartmann.com and find out what stations broadcast his program.

THOM HARTMANN'S INDEPENDENT THINKER REVIEW OF THE MONTH

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