Compare your fears of China and North Korea

March 12, 2018 Opinion , OPINION/NEWS

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Don Krieger



Propaganda drives our fear



The Chinese abolished Presidential term limits today enabling her current president to serve for life.

North Korea too has a national leader for life.



We have known for decades that China has missile launchable nuclear weapons which can reach anywhere in the world [1].

There is credible but not conclusive evidence that North Korea has detonated nuclear weapons six times in the past ten years. And we know that she has an ongoing ballistic missile development program with demonstrated range of up to 1,000 miles.

There is no credible evidence that North Korea has built a nuclear weapon which is small and light enough to launch on a missile or even carry on a truck or train.

And there are credible reports that North Korea’s underground test facility was destroyed in the most recent test. This hampers any ongoing nuclear weapon development program.



In 2017 US exports and imports to and from China were $130 billion and $505 billion respectively.

There was no trade at all with North Korea.



How much do you spend for Chinese imports at Walmart, Sam’s Club, and so many others?

If you work in a factory, a mine, or a farm, how much of your handiwork goes to China?

How much property in your city or town has been purchased by Chinese nationals and their families?

What if all that is true of China was true instead of North Korea, or Russia, or Japan, or Iraq, or Afghanistan, or the Vatican, or Italian Americans, or Muslims?


Our fear and money control us. Propaganda drives our fear.


“The task of propaganda lies not in a scientific training of the individual, but rather in directing the masses towards certain facts, events, necessities, etc., the purpose being to move their importance into the masses’ field of vision.” – Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1925: page 231.



[1] Use the following search string to view US Central Intelligence Agency reports beginning in 1960 on China’s nuclear capability. china nuclear capability





Don Krieger

I have built satellites, worked in the operating room, been in a cult, …

I earn my living as part of a group which is trying to understand and treat head injury.

In my poetry and short blog pieces, I want to express ideas with unambiguous clarity and intensity.

I willingly sacrifice rhyme and meter, art, cleverness, elegance, and beauty for these.

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