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Peter Schweizer reveals why the powerful turn a blind eye while China kills Americans.

By: Daniel Greenfield

In November, Biden and Chinese Communist President Xi met once again, this time at the mansion used for the exteriors of the TV show, ‘Dynasty’, to talk about the relationship between the two countries. And yet all these months after the three hour meeting, nothing changed.

Biden had met with Xi everywhere from the Bay Area to Bali with no result. Why?

In ‘Blood Money: Why the Powerful Turn a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans’, Peter Schweizer, the journalist and investigator behind ‘Clinton Cash’, follows up on his work in ‘Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win’ to expose an entire network of corruption that is not only stealing America’s future, but has also claimed countless lives.

Blood Money is a war story illustrated with the Sun Tzu maxims that drive the larger strategic thinking of the Chinese military apparatus about how to “subdue the enemy without fighting”.

“According to a textbook given to Chinese military officers,” ‘Blood Money’ reveals, Xi is quoted as saying, “Our struggle and contest of power with the West cannot be moderated. It will inevitably be long, complex, and at times extremely sharp.”

Schweizer estimates that “hundreds of thousands of Americans” were killed and millions became “casualties” in the last 5 years as a result of China’s attacks on our “soft underbelly”.

The Cold War with the Soviet Union was a nearly full spectrum conflict in which only direct military attacks, where America would have prevailed, were restricted. The Russian strategy for undermining us depended on finding fifth columnists, fanatical leftists, greedy businessmen, useful idiot liberals, and haters of their own nation, who would help the enemy get inside.

Peter Schweizer reveals why the powerful turn a blind eye while China kills Americans. Credit: X.com

The Chinese Communist strategy depends on the same Americans willing to sell out their country because of greed, politics or the conviction that we are immoral and oppressive.

And since we’re always in the wrong, any enemy opposed to us must be in the right.

China’s decision to build an empire by yoking its economy to ours gave it an advantage that Russia did not have The Russians bought from us, but China sells to us and when it does buy from us, it pays in blood money and acquires Americans willing to lobby against tariffs, for TikTok and, most of all, against standing up for ourselves and against Beijing’s abuses.

‘Blood Money’ chronicles China’s crimes, but, like ‘Red-Handed’, it more importantly chronicles the complicity of the “elites from Silicon Valley to Wall Street” who “benefit from partnerships with Chinese government-linked companies” and don’t want anything to actually change.

Much like the Cold War, we are fighting with both of our hands tied behind our backs, but this time it’s not just the academics and activists and journalists we have to worry about, but a large and influential, and at times even non-ideological class of people, who profit from China.

This isn’t accidental, as Schweizer documents, China has cunningly employed its economic sphere of influence to subvert entire nations, and its political operatives and intelligence services are deeply aware of whose lives they touch and how they can manipulate them.

In recent weeks, TikTok served up a crude example of power, sucking in a generation of kids, and then, at a click, deploying them to threaten members of Congress into backing down. But the People’s Republic of China has more subtle corporate tools of political intimidation.

TikTok is one of the topics that ‘Blood Money’ delves into, but it’s far from the only one. There is hardly a sector of our economy, from manufacturing to agriculture, that China does not touch in one way or another, and what the PRC touches, it also weaponizes and controls. Naive liberals and libertarians thought of free market economics as a liberalizing force. They believed that no country that participated in international trade could help but become more open and free.

In ‘Blood Money: Why the Powerful Turn a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans’, Peter Schweizer, the journalist and investigator behind ‘Clinton Cash’, follows up on his work in ‘Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win’ to expose an entire network of corruption that is not only stealing America’s future, but has also claimed countless lives. Credit: Amazon.com

The last quarter century shattered that paradigm by showing that international trade rewards loci of control. From its ‘Belt and Road’ strategy’ to its market monopolization, China set out to dominate the loci, to reshape the global economy to flow along its channels on its terms.

‘Blood Money’ examines the ground level impact of everything from the fentanyl mass killing of Americans to the corruption of Washington D.C., from Biden on down, by Chinese interests. And while corruption is nothing new in the Imperial City where every straight tall white stone building conceals dark crooked deeds, but what Schweizer’s book chronicles is more than just corruption.

It’s treason.

From radical leftists fed by funds coming out of China to political figures in the highest halls of power, ‘Blood Money: Why the Powerful Turn a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans’ takes a hard look at ‘cui bono’ or who benefits from a system that allows the enemy to kill our people.

This is a compelling story of a war that for all its insidious brutality and everyday cruelty has hardly been documented. It’s a campaign of warfare which seeks to exploit every social, political and economic weakness, which injects fentanyl into our communities, psychotic behavior into our social media and corrupts every system we have in order to subjugate and destroy us.

China is not a partner, as Biden claims, nor is it merely a rival, as some Republicans insist, ‘Blood Money’ makes it clear that it is an enemy bent on defeating us by any means it can.

And in the grand game of global affairs, that may perhaps even be fair game.

The trouble is not just that China wants to destroy us, but that some Americans want to let it.

To defeat China, we may need to defeat the enemy within. Much as the defeat of the Soviet Union was always rendered incomplete by the collaborators within, so too any defeat of China cannot be considered without including the destruction of its American allies.

(FrontPageMag.com)

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

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