On the Chinese Communist Party’s ‘Stealth Warfare’ by Damian Robin The Society October 1, 2020 Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Human Rights in China, Poetry 14 Comments Stealth Warfare in the voice of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Admire. Our virus circulates. __Our muddy money’s hand washed. Our fingers whisk jobs from your plates. __Our clenched fists keep you kiboshed. Our narratives are globalised, __our brief affairs beguiling. Old Sun Tzu’s art is systemised, __we always rise up, smiling. Our strength began with helpfulness, __like your Atlantic Charter Whose principles our schemes suppress __yet still we play the martyr. Till now our bent development __has met with scant resistance. Your nice intentions we prevent __through social(ism’s) distance. You’ve never seen the likes of us, __inscrutable as charcoal. We’re succubus and incubus, __the world slides down our sinkhole. How many of you know the score? __This Party is the virus. We blust about, we’re insecure __and want you to admire us. Admire our perspicacity, __our clever stealth, our cunning. Admire the cess pit certainty— __the world we will be running— Admire our slobbed audacity, __a fourth reich with more daring, A would-be, sin-deep dynasty, __a vast reign of despairing— For next we’ll mount the seats of God, __Muhammad, Buddha, Jesus— While Evil blackens grass and sod, __with you on knees to please us. Damian Robin is a writer and editor living in the United Kingdom. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 14 Responses Joe Tessitore October 1, 2020 This is brilliant, chilling and a must-read. Wow! Reply Damian Robin October 1, 2020 That’s the spirit I wanted to engender! Thanks, Joe. Reply Damian Robin October 1, 2020 Today is the Mid-Autumn Festival, a time of celebration from 3,000 years ago. However, things being as they are . . . this poem lifts off . . . But, may there be many moon cakes, Damian Damian Robin October 1, 2020 Some background https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3VbBNZPfhM China’s ‘Stealth War’ Exposed by General Robert Spalding Crossroads with JOSHUA PHILIPP (co-founder of the Society of Classical Poets) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8IEtlOVzq4 China’s Silent Takeover While America’s Elite Slept Former Brigadier General Robert Spalding full interview with Patrick Bet-David https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stealth-War-Robert-Spalding/dp/0593084349 Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept – ‘Look Inside’ (stealthily) on Amazon Reply Jeff Eardley October 1, 2020 Damian, as a fellow Englishman, let me tell you how much I enjoyed this. I love the word “kiboshed” which I haven’t heard for years, but there is another word that goes with “charcoal,” begins with “a,” and describes most of our cabinet ministers. You have summed up, with great gusto, what most of us are thinking in this wonderfully flowing piece. Reply Damian Robin October 1, 2020 Thank you, fellow Englishman, for your kind comments. There is an interesting short history of Kibosh — https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kibosh kibosh : something that serves as a check or stop —usually used in the phrase put the kibosh on The Mysterious Origins of Kibosh Kibosh has been a part of our language for almost two centuries, but its origin baffles etymologists. It was prominent enough in lower-class London speech to attract the attention of Charles Dickens, who used it in 1836 in an early sketch, but little else is certain. Claims were once made that it was Yiddish, despite the absence of a plausible Yiddish source. Another hypothesis points to Gaelic caidhp bháis—pronounced similarly to, and meaning, “coif of death”—explained as headgear a judge put on when pronouncing a death sentence, or as a covering pulled over the face of a corpse when a coffin was closed. But evidence for any metaphorical use of this phrase in Irish is lacking, and kibosh is not recorded as spoken in Ireland until decades after Dickens’ use. Reply Jeff Eardley October 1, 2020 Damian, what a great and mysterious word and thank you for your most informative explanation. I will certainly be using it a lot more now, particularly relating to Covid, which has “kiboshed” everything. Damian Robin October 1, 2020 If there were a thumbs up icon to use here, I’d use it under your reply. Reply Jeff Eardley October 1, 2020 Reply Damian Robin October 1, 2020 Hi Jeff, perhaps I was being too much of a knee jerk or a thumb jerk to your positive response “I will certainly be using it a lot more now, particularly relating to Covid, which has “kiboshed” everything.” It’s not the virus that is doing the kiboshing, it’s still the CCP. The virus does a lot of the Party’s work but it is the CCP that still will not share information about how, where, why, what, and when it got out. Such information could literally help to save the world but the Party has no intention of doing that. It is also the CCP that began buying up Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) just before they admitted to having the outbreak. Then they gave or sold it to countries, allies, who trusted the Party or were in its thrall, and who had to make public declarations of gratitude for being allowed to have the stock. Although many see through the scams now and do not buy them, the Party still sanctions the selling of inferior PPE and ventilators. This is what is going on now. It is a thing of the past to talk about how the Party let the virus spread by not restricting travel outside China when there were lockdowns inside China. What might have been an epidemic was allowed to become a pandemic. People, including Trump, have called and do call the virus The China Virus. It is more accurate to call it The CCP Virus as the CCP has massive control over China and millions of Chinese have no truck with the Party and had no knowledge of the manipulations of the virus by the Party. The effects of the virus could be substantially limited if the Party told the truth. A simple and human way to be. But the Party generally, and with how it has dealt with the virus and the pandemic, does not care enough about people and life to be called human. This is the truth as I see it, Jeff. I hope it is true as you say that what the poem above expressed is what most of us are thinking. But a lot f people don’t want to see the Party like it is or cannot distinguish between the Party and China, a deliberate ploy of the CCP. General Spalding, who wrote “Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept”, and is interviewed in the videos above, said at the beginning of one of his talks that we have to see the CCP as it is, not how we would want it to be. The CCP is letting down its guard more and arrogantly doesn’t care what is known about it. As long as what is known is not clear and unmanipulatable truth, it can carry on as before. The sheer evil of the beast is hard for us as human beings to understand. Susan Jarvis Bryant October 1, 2020 Damian, your hard-hitting, cleverly crafted poem slams home its must-hear message with aplomb. The insidious, sibilant hiss of “cess pit certainty”, “succubus and incubus”, and especially “on knees to please us”, is indeed chilling. The scheming serpent is slithering through every admirably wrought line of “Stealth Warfare” and I applaud the slimy transparency. Knowing one’s enemy is essential in these turbulent times of duplicity. Well done and thank you! Reply Damian Robin October 1, 2020 Thanks, Susan. It’s benefiting to get endorsement of content and language from a fine poet and human :^). If you want detailed and shocking (to me anyway) blow by blow stories of the scheming communist serpent in its myriad ways has and is slithering into our western culture and minds, look at HOW THE SPECTER OF COMMUNISM IS RULING OUR WORLD https://en.tuidang.org/how-the-specter-of-communism-is-ruling-our-world text or https://www.theepochtimes.com/c-how-the-specter-of-communism-is-ruling-our-world spoken text with video It deals specifically with America but I recognized my English education and institutions. I’m sure you will. Reply C.B. Anderson October 1, 2020 Damian, Thanks for some very sound and telling ideas, and for some great rhymes. Watch out! They may be coming after you. Reply Damian Robin October 2, 2020 Thanks, CBA. Great to have acknowledgement from a stylish and solid poet. They have no doubt known about me for over a decade. But I am small fry and they are greedy, always wanting to eat what’s bigger than their head! 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