“We may have created a Frankenstein.”—Richard Nixon on China
Near the end of his life, Richard Nixon remarked to his friend and speechwriter, William Safire, that perhaps China, that poor and fledgling country, had mutated into a dangerous, omnipotent and unruly monster. Nixon’s historic visit to China in 1972 was declared “a geopolitical earthquake” that ignited the eventual opening of world markets to China and ultimately unleashed China’s growth as an economic and military hegemony. Yet by the time of Nixon’s death in 1994, it was becoming apparent that the once nascent Middle Kingdom was morphing into the Sino monster—outpacing and terrorizing its American enabler.
In Mary Shelley’s gothic classic, “Frankenstein,” a scientist concocts a mysterious creature who menaces his master inventor at every turn. Rules, decorum and the moral code are ignored by Frankenstein’s fiendish manufactured lab being. Once unleashed, the monster kills with abandon and impunity. He roams the countryside, exploiting victims and the vulnerable, always cleverly avoiding any consequences.
Nixon, like the doctor in “Frankenstein,” seemed horrified at his menacing creation. Indeed, Nixon intuited a prescient assessment of China. He feared that this virulent Communist government would exploit its own people and the world by ruling without any semblance of equitable global governance. Perhaps Nixon also sensed the inherent danger in the communist Chinese apparatchiks, not unlike Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’s monster who ominously warns, “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”
Like many of the deadly modern viruses, this coronavirus monster originated in China. Undoubtedly, historians will declare this coronavirus pandemic another “geopolitical earthquake”—a time when the earth stood still, commerce crashed, economies imploded, life was stopped in its tracks and the world ordered into lockdown.
Yet, the global community was left unnecessarily defenseless and totally vulnerable without its early China warning system. Clearly, China and its WHO proxy negligently failed to provide the world with critical data on the spread of the disease. Dr. Steven Hatfill, a renowned virologist, observed that because of the CCP coverup of the coronavirus, “we missed critical, critical days in preparing for this thing.”
The closed totalitarian communist system of the CCP will never trade in truth and transparency, no matter the cost to human life or its own reputation.
America was unprepared for the dangerous game of Russian roulette played by the Chinese and its WHO proxies. This coronavirus catastrophe taught us a tough lesson; we can’t rely on other countries and their globalist agents.
The world is still waiting for any reliable and accurate data from the Chinese government. It will never materialize. President Xi Jinping cooked the COVID books. He made the dangerous calculation that China will not pay for this global catastrophe. Humanity is expendable—this is the marker of totalitarianism. Silence, suppression, oppression and death serve as the weapons of the ChiComms. The stark reality remains that a deadly virus will never pose a mortal threat to a government that seeks to depopulate its country of its undesirables.
Aldous Huxley in his book, “Brave New World Revisited,” alludes to a character called the Grand Inquisitor who describes the dilemma of mankind caught in the whirlwind of the new world order:
“In the end, the people will lay their freedom at our controller’s feet and say to us, ‘make us your slaves, but feed us.’”
Huxley predicted that the 21st century would mark the era of the world’s “controllers.” Are Americans complying with their unconscionable loss of freedoms because at least their grocery stores remain open?
This pandemic is much more than a deadly global virus, a world quarantine or even a global economic meltdown. Mankind is standing still, teetering on the brink of civilizational calamity. There is a moral reckoning on the horizon; a battle for the freedom of men’s souls.
We are now paying a deadly price for our silent complacency and blithe tolerance of the brutal CCP throughout the last 70 years. It was inevitable that globalism would usher in the maniacal consequences of this repressive regime upon our democracy.
What does the future hold? In 1997, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) who grew up under the horrible repression and brutality of Nazism knew of the inevitable reckoning in the 21st century. He strongly cautioned against complacency in the face of the totalitarian globalism: “Our voice has become feeble and timid in this regard over the last decades. In fact, in his earthly life, man is but a straw without meaning if our gaze is turned away from eternal life. It is certain that history must never be reduced to silence; one cannot, it is not allowed, to reduce liberty to silence. That is the illusion of the utopians.”
Benedict exhorted Christians to speak out, indeed, they are “obliged to protest” against the tyranny of Marxist systems.
For over a half-century, the CCP terrorized its citizens, especially the vulnerable, the religious and its freedom-loving ones. The world did nothing and cowardly remained silent, afraid of the monster, who boasted like Frankenstein’s demon: “If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”
(Elizabeth Yore is an international child rights attorney. She is a member of the save the Persecuted Christians coalition.)