Why we fight (another view)

To all true friends of liberty:

It seems to me that everyone is missing the point on President Clinton's Chinese entanglements. Does it really matter whether he did or did not trade United States military technology for Chinese campaign contributions? Not really. Perhaps not anymore would be a better way of putting it. The damage, whatever that may have been, is beyond the powers of All the King's Horses and All the King's Men to redeem.

Assuming these sordid bargains did occur, they were nevertheless textbook capitalist transactions. I give you this and, in return, you give me that. Both of us get what we want and walk away happy. There will be no more such horse-trading between Clinton and the Chinese because Clinton can't run for re-election and Congress is now carefully watching what goes on between the Butcher of Tiananmen Square and the Benefactor of Tyson Foods (which, incidentally, should be boycotted by all true patriots and lovers of decent-tasting, nutritious chicken).

Instead, there will be an entirely different sort of commerce taking place in the future. You see, one does not negotiate with one's property and President of the United States William Jefferson Clinton is now the property of the Communist Chinese. Yes, they own him now even if they never did before.

Ironically, Bill Clinton could be totally innocent of the charge of going down on the Chinese and it wouldn't matter-- because it is so universally believed to be true. Not proven but believed. A court-martial of angels could not absolve him of the public perception of having sold his soul for a little Red Chinese cabbage. This is how he ceased to be the President and became Jiang Zemin's pet monkey.

The Chinese can kick the chair out from under his shaky Presidency any time they want simply by trundling out a credible witness or two who will testify: "Yeah, I gave him the coinage." Bingo! End of Bill. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. Clinton stays in office because the charge isn't proved and the Chinese can "prove" it any time they so desire.

Look at how they made him dance on his precious "summit" meeting. "We want those three journalists out of here." See ya, wouldn't want to be ya. "Lowly slaves may not approach the imperial capital directly." So where does AF One land? "We don't want you visiting other countries during your trip to Asia." Yes, master. "Here is your new Taiwan policy." Your wish is my command, my liege.

Best of all was their tormenting him with that "live TV" charade. "Here, Bill, live and uncensored. Talk to the Chinese people. Say whatever you want. Tell em how to make bombs and zip guns. Read out the home addresses of all Politburo members. We don't care. Say whatever you want. Look, we'll even send all the techs home so there won't be anybody manning the 'So Sorry, Network Difficulties' switch. You talk to them all you want and, lord knows, how you love to talk."

Do you honestly think that Ronald Reagan would have been given a similar opportunity? Of course not. Would ANY free agent have been given uncensored access? Of course not. They were safe with Mister Bill because they could destroy him in a minute if he dared to cause a stir. So they let him have airtime. Hell, they MADE him have airtime-- and sat in their chairs laughing at the stupid gringo as he stammered and wet himself trying not to offend his new massas. No greater evidence of Bill Clinton's guilt, or of the Chinese hold on him, need ever be produced

No free man, much less the chosen leader of the mightiest empire on earth, would have grovelled in such a fashion. There was an old saying for those who tried to give orders to the United States, to tell us what to do and how to do it. That saying was: "You be damned."

Mr. President, for the good of the nation, you must resign. Your guilt or innocence is no longer the issue but your usefulness to the Republic-- which is at an end. Future Chinese desires will be expressed as blunt demands for you to stand and deliver. The excuses, waivers, and justifications needed before handing over American secrets and American technology will become more and more transparent as the months go by. Even your own accomplices will eventually shun and revile you.

In the game of power politics of which you consider yourself to be a past master, you have been outmaneuvered and beaten. You have chosen immediate gratification over the eventual doom that now rushes in upon you. I urge you, I beg you, to cheat the oriental puppet masters of their golden prize. Stand up and cut the strings. Turn and walk away. Expose the game and accept the consequences of your own disastrous gamble. No, you will not be President any longer but you will be an American once again-- which you may find is almost as good.

The Union forever

PS-- A few additional words of advice from Mr. Winston S. Churchill:

"And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning.

This is only the first sip-- the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proferred to us year by year--

Unless-- by a supreme recovery of our moral health and martial vigor, we arise again and take our stand for freedom, as in the olden time."