90 Miles From Tyranny : AG Barr’s stinging rebuke of US businesses appeasing Maoist China

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Friday, July 17, 2020

AG Barr’s stinging rebuke of US businesses appeasing Maoist China

Attorney General Bill Barr’s China speech at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum was amazing and something you never would have heard four years ago. Our past administrations have fallen in line with the Chinese Communists until now and this administration.


Barr stated, “The ultimate ambition of China’s rulers isn’t to trade with the United States. It is to raid the United States. If you are an American business leader, appeasing the PRC may bring short-term rewards. But in the end, the PRC’s goal is to replace you.”

“The CCP has long used public threats of retaliation and barred market access to exert influence,” Barr said. “More recently, however, the CCP has also stepped up behind the scenes efforts to cultivate and coerce American business executives to further its political objectives.”

Barr continued, “Efforts that are all the more pernicious because they are largely hidden from public view.”

This presents a significant threat because “hiding behind American voices allows the Chinese government to elevate its influence campaigns and put a friendly face on its pro-regime policies.”

Barr also called out U.S. universities that take money from China and bow to the CCP by silencing speech or canceling events on topics considered “controversial” by Beijing.

“The CCP surveils its own people and assigns them social credit scores, employs an army of government censors, tortures dissidents, and persecutes religious and ethnic minorities, including a million Uighurs detained in indoctrination and labor camps.”

“If what happened in China stayed in China, that would all be bad enough. But instead of America changing China, China is leveraging its economic power to change America.”


Barr explained, “The Chinese Communist Party thinks in terms of decades and centuries, while we tend to focus on the next quarterly earnings report,” Barr said. “America’s big tech companies have also allowed themselves to become pawns of...

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Brian said...

While true it's deflecting the truth that he plans to do nothing about the soft coup.

WDS said...

They don't call him Soundbite Billy for nothin'......