The NBA, China, the Bidens and Free Speech: The Ultimate Intellectual Property
The China Syndrome
The National Basketball Association (NBA)’s ongoing, rolling self-emasculation continues apace and unabated.
One League Guy called for freedom in Hong Kong from Communist China’s totalitarianism.
And the League flashed into action - against the one League Guy.
Since, a thousand and one League Guys have groveled, prostrated, genuflected or simply played really, REALLY stupid in the face of Communist China’s totalitarianism.
Free speech isn’t just squashed by totalitarian Communist China in Communist China and Hong Kong.
Totalitarian Communist China is now squelching free speech - in the United States. Via its good little toadies in the NBA. Because money.
The League Guys get paid billions of dollars by Communist China - to be Communist China’s toadies.
The League’s Average Guy fans have to way overpay for NBA tickets - to then have the privilege of being censored by Communist China’s NBA toadies.
National Review’s Jim Geraghty astutely summed up this one-way, wrong-way cultural transfer:
This fiasco is perfectly emblematic of the sort of fake “free trade” with Communist China - to which our Betters in DC have subjected us for decades.
The Swamp Creature likes of Joe Biden pretend the fake “free trade” with Communist China - isn’t fake.
And the Swamp Creature likes of Joe Biden’s son Hunter - get $1.5 billion in Communist China “investment” money. As payment for his father pretending the fake “free trade” with Communist China - isn’t fake.
Call it the Swamp’s Friends and Family Plan.
DCs Swamp Creatures trade our national interest and security - for personal and familial enrichment.
“President Bill Clinton said today that reported political campaign contributions from China to the Democrats had not influenced his foreign policy….
“‘The decisions we made, we made because we thought they were in the interests of the American people,’' Mr. Clinton said….”
I’ll pause while you laugh uproariously…….
Almost certainly the most offensive aspect of our fake “free trade” with Communist China - is their titanic theft of our Intellectual Property (IP).
Over the decades of fake “free trade” - Communist China has stolen trillions of dollars of our IP:
“The United States Trade Representative, which led the seven-month investigation into China's intellectual property theft and made recommendations to the Trump administration, found that ‘Chinese theft of American IP currently costs between $225 billion and $600 billion annually.’”
We’ve been fake “free trading” with China since the early 1970s.
But as a safety, let’s only calculate Chinese IP theft - since we quite stupidly granted them membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO): December 2001.
And as another safety, let’s take the lowest number in China’s annual IP theft range.
That’s $225 billion in Chinese IP theft. Every year - for eighteen years.
That makes the most conservative estimate - more than $4 TRILLION in Chinese IP theft.
And it’s not just the money - though the money is gigantic.
Totalitarian Communist China is rapidly becoming our equal on the global stage. A truly disconcerting concept for anyone who likes, you know, freedom and peace.
And totalitarian Communist China got here not by their own creation and invention - but by stealing ours. For decades.
Intellectual Property isn’t just about licensing patents, trademarks and copyrights.
IP is about protecting the property of the minds of men. So we can all have access to and use those creations and innovations - to improve our lives and advance our society.
Communist China outsourced their IP creation - to US. Advancing their totalitarian state not by their ingenuity - but by stealing ours.
And for decades, the Swamp Creatures - did absolutely nothing about it.
Except secure mass Communist China money transfers to their families and friends.
This has been a MASSIVE, government-forced transfer of IP and its attending wealth and societal benefit.
From our IP creators - to Communist China. And then from Communist China - to DCs Swamp Creatures.
China’s isn’t the only government forcing this ongoing, rolling titanic heist.
The US government has been forcing it too.
The corruption is so pervasive and deep - it has polluted our nation all the way down the food chain.
To regular Americans at NBA games - simply trying to hold pro-freedom signs…for a nation on the other side of the planet.
Regular Americans’ free speech - and their signs, the products of their minds - are squelched and silenced.
By Swamp Creatures - who now exist way beyond DC.
The Communist Chinese corruption of our country - now being wholly pervasive.
This first appeared on Red State.