“If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States. There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.” The Danger of American Fascism, Henry A. Wallace, 1944
For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. — Coningsby: Or The New Generation And, The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings, and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments’ plans. — Benjamin Disraeli, Speech at Aylesbury, Great Britain, September 10, 1870
You are unlikely to die from the coronavirus, however, the risks rise exponentially when considering the secondary effects. The primary one to worry about is that our entire medical system is at serious risk from our nation’s reliance on China for almost all of our critical pharmaceuticals.
Our observable reality, as I assume you all know, is just a tiny fraction of what “reality” truly is. This is absolutely and irrefutably true, even for the most adamant progressive relativist, for we mear carbon and water creatures we call human beings when we are observing the micro levels of the quantum world, but is so all the way up to the macro environment of the large land of Newtonian physics. I have been of the opinion for some time that the effort to repatriate critical industries back into the United States was based on far more significant issues than simply to provide for a vibrant domestic economy. The extended and stretched supply chain system of just-in-time delivery, when combined with offshore outsourcing, creates a vulnerability that, in normal times contains de minimus risks. However, America and the entire world have entered an era of exceptional risks; risks that are not normally anticipated by all but for a tiny fraction of us.
It is not a coincidence that the great plagues of the eras past occurred almost universally while the planet was under the spell of a weakened solar magnetic field, now termed as Grand Solar Minimums. The plaque that heralded in the Dark Ages, so-called, by the way, because it was literally darker from the increased cloud covering associated with the dynamics of cloud nucleation and intergalactic rays ( look at the skies from the art hanging in your museums from the Maunder and Dalton Minimums for empirical evidence); the Black Death occurred during the start of the “Little Ice Age.” Viruses take hold and turn into pandemics of megadeath when populations are weakened by hunger and lack of proper vitamin intake. This is the direct result of the GSM associated collapse of agriculture that always, always occurs during the colder eras and the associated shortening of the growing seasons.
This is what lies ahead for America and the world. Our globalist, corrupt elites are very aware of this and though the outbreak of the coronavirus is premature in the grand scheme of things, as we have just entered the new mini-ice age of the Eddy Minimum, its arrival clearly should accelerate the speed in which America repatriates all of our critical industrial, pharmaceutical and scientific supply lines. The future, known by the ruling power elites, also the primary reason for their depopulation agenda to also be accelerated.
U.S. Dependence on Pharmaceutical Products From China
Last month, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission held a hearing on the United States’ growing reliance on China’s pharmaceutical products. The topic reminded me of a spirited discussion described in Bob Woodward’s book, Fear: Trump in the White House. In the discussion, Gary Cohn, then chief economic advisor to President Trump, argued against a trade war with China by invoking a Department of Commerce study that found that 97 percent of all antibiotics in the United States came from China. “If you’re the Chinese and you want to really just destroy us, just stop sending us antibiotics,” he said.
Cohn’s words highlight a security concern associated with pharmaceuticals from China. As Rosemary Gibson noted in her testimony, centralization of the global supply chain of medicines in a single country makes it vulnerable to interruption, “whether by mistake or design.” If we are dependent on China for thousands of ingredients and raw materials to make our medicine, China could use this dependence as a weapon against us. While the Department of Defense only purchases a small quantity of finished pharmaceuticals from China, about 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) used to make drugs in the United States are said to come from China and other countries like India.
For example, the chemical starting material used to make doxycycline, the recommended treatment for anthrax exposure, comes from China. When an influential Chinese economist earlier this year suggested that Beijing curb its exports of raw materials for vitamins and antibiotics as a countermeasure in the trade war with the United States, the worries surrounding our API dependence to China seemed to be vindicated.
Concern about a disruption in the supply chain could explain why the tariffs on Chinese products proposed by the United States Trade Representative in May 2019, worth approximately $300 billion, excludes “pharmaceuticals, certain pharmaceutical inputs, and select medical goods.”
The United States’ heavy reliance on China for prescription drugs is becoming a national security concern. The concern is that China could weaponize its drugs industry to squeeze the United States, much like its media and officials have threatened to do with rare earth minerals, as both countries face-off in an increasingly fraught trade war.
China has a plan to restrict the export of rare earth’ to the U.S. if the trade war gets deeper, Bloomberg reported recently. These minerals are vital for the electronics industry and for making artificial magnets, which have many industrial uses.
Rosemary Gibson, the author of ‘ChinaRx — Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine’ told Fox Business that the US was too dependent on China for medication. Gibson bluntly said that China’s aim is to disrupt, dominate and displace American companies and harm its ability to make its own medicines.
“In five to ten years we were at risk of losing our generic drug industry because China will use the same playbook and undercut our own producers and drive them out of business,” Gibson said.
The author sounded the alarm bell because China is threatening to weaponize its dominance in mining rare earth minerals against the U.S., amid the ongoing trade war. Moreover, retired Brig. Gen. John Adams told FOX News that China would not hesitate to consider weaponizing its dominance of the pharmaceuticals market.
1. The U.S. Has Lost Virtually All of Its Industrial Base to Make Generic Antibiotics The nation’s health security is in jeopardy. The U.S. can no longer make penicillin. The last U.S. penicillin fermentation plant closed in 2004. Industry data reveal that Chinese companies formed a cartel, colluded to sell product on the global market at below market price, and drove all U.S. European, and Indian producers out of business. Once they gained a dominant global market share, prices increased The U.S. can no longer make generic antibiotics. Because the U.S. has allowed the industrial base to wither, the U.S. cannot produce generic antibiotics for children’s ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, sexually-transmitted diseases, Lyme disease, superbugs and other infections that are threats to human life. We cannot make generic antibiotics for anthrax exposure. After the anthrax attacks on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in 2001, the U.S. government turned to a European company to buy 20 million doses of the recommended treatment for anthrax exposure, doxycycline. That company had to buy the chemical starting material from China. What if China were the anthrax attacker?
2. Beyond Antibiotics, the U.S. Industrial Base for Generic Drug Manufacturing Is on the Brink of Collapse. Generic Drugs are 90 Percent of the Medicines Americans TakeBeginning in 2007, China turned its attention to encourage its domestic companies to manufacture generic drugs for the U.S. The first was an HIV/AIDS medicine. China’s generic industry is thriving as exports to the U.S. grow rapidly. Examples of generic drugs made in China by domestic companies and sold in the United States include antibiotics, anti-depressants, birth control pills, chemotherapy for cancer treatment for children and adults, medicine for Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, Parkinson’s, and epilepsy, to name a few. If past performance is indicative of future performance, China’s generic drug companies will engage in cartel formation and predatory pricing, and drive out the U.S. and other western generic companies.
3. If China Shut the Door on Exports of Medicines and Their Key Ingredients and Raw Materials, U.S. Hospitals and Military Hospitals and Clinics Would Cease to Function Within Months, if Not Days A natural disaster, global public health crisis, or adverse foreign government action could disrupt the supply of medicinal ingredients and finished drugs. Surgeries could not be performed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Bethesda Naval Hospital), Johns Hopkins Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, INOVA/Fairfax, every other U.S. hospital, and military hospitals around the world. Children and adults with cancer will suffer without vital medicines. For people on kidney dialysis, treatment would cease, a veritable death sentence.
4. Presently, the pharmaceutical and chemical industry’s successful requests to the U.S. Trade Representative not to impose tariffs on medicinal products made in China corroborate that much of the US industrial base, and our self-sufficiency in manufacturing products essential for life has collapsed. As documented in China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine, within four years of the U.S.-China Trade Relations Act of 2000, the last penicillin fermentation plant in the U.S. closed; China’s vitamin C (ascorbic acid) cartel forced the closure of the last U.S. production facility, and the last aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) manufacturing facility ceased business because of predatory pricing by Chinese firms. Baxter Healthcare switched heparin suppliers from Wisconsin to China, and a lethal contaminant in heparin was later found that killed hundreds of Americans.
National Security Risks
1. Medicines Can Be Used as a Strategic and Tactical Weapon Against the United States Medicines in the hands of an adversary can be weaponized. Supplies can be withheld. Medicines can be made with lethal contaminants or sold without any real medicine in them, rendering them ineffective. These products can be distributed to specific targets. Detection is time-consuming at best, and virtually impossible at worst.