Hold China accountable – or give it even more control?

“Joe Biden, AOC, Democrats and environmentalist groups would not just shut down fossil fuel production, pipelines and fuels for power generation and manufacturing. They would effectively turn our energy systems, manufacturing, defense, livelihoods and living standards over to China.”
– Paul Driessen and Ned Mamula


“In just over six months, the Wuhan Coronavirus sickened 2.7 million Americans and left 130,000 dead, while causing trillions in economic damage and making tens of millions of our citizens unemployed,” writes Paul Driessen. “Meanwhile, Chinese companies dominate supply chains for drug and medical device manufacturing, raw materials and key components for aerospace, defense, telecom and other industries  – and the metals and minerals needed for wind turbines, solar panels and rechargeable batteries. Under the so-called Green New Deal, Joe Biden, Democrats and environmentalist groups would not just shut down fossil fuel production, pipelines and fuels for power generation and manufacturing. They would effectively turn our energy systems, manufacturing, defense, livelihoods and living standards over to China.

“This article, coauthored by Ned Mamula, presents the details of where this radical anti-fossil fuel agenda would take us – and explains how we could easily avoid that dark future by producing those raw materials right here in the USA.”


Hold China accountable – or give it even more control?

Democrats’ Green New Deal would make US reliance on China much worse

Paul Driessen and Ned Mamula

China unleashed Covid-19 on an unsuspecting world. It knew by early January 2020 (if not by December 2019 or earlier) that it was dealing with a vicious, fast-spreading disease in Wuhan, a city with more people than Chicago and New York City combined. But first it said nothing. Then it lied repeatedly, expelled foreign journalists, and threatened, silenced or “disappeared” Wuhan doctors who tried to warn the world.

The Chinese Communist Party used its influence with the World Health Organization to advance its false claims about the origins of the Wuhan virus (likely a laboratory or wet market in the city) and absence of human-to-human transmission. The CCP even claimed the virus was brought to Wuhan by US soldiers during an October 2019 military sports tournament. It shut down domestic travel to and from Wuhan, while allowing millions to fly between Wuhan and Europe, the United States, Africa and Latin America.

By July 1, the Wuhan virus had sickened 11 million people worldwide and killed a half million – with 2.7 million ill and 130,000 dead in the USA alone. The virus caused trillions of dollars in economic damage, as the world issued stay-home orders, closed down global trade and made hundreds of millions jobless. Amid the pandemic, China shipped defective respirator masks, engaged in hoarding and price gouging on medical supplies, and expanded its campaign to blame other countries for the disaster.

A University of Southampton study concluded that, if China had been honest and transparent, and stopped foreign travel to and from Wuhan even three weeks before it actually did, global Covid-19 transmission could have been reduced by 95% and hundreds of thousands would not have died. Nor would the world economy have imploded. (The WHO refused to declare a global pandemic until March 11.)

China’s outrageous behavior is nothing new. Companies wanting to sell products in China have long been compelled to build factories in China and share their technological and manufacturing secrets – while Chinese students, agents and hackers have systematically stolen other intellectual property and trade and defense secrets. Its treatment of Hong Kong, Laos and Chinese Uighurs is duplicitous and immoral.

Many have said China must be held accountable, punished, and made to pay reparations and financial penalties. Justice certainly demands that. In a more perfect world, it might even happen. However, securing a verdict on reparations would be a tall order, enforcing any verdict highly doubtful.

China’s status as a global economic and military superpower is augmented by its positions on the United Nations Security Council, in the World Trade Organization, and on the UN Human Rights Council (along with Iran, North Korea and other moral exemplars). Its predatory lending practices make China an even more untrustworthy pariah, and conditions in its mines, processing plants and factories show that it has little regard for workers’ health or basic rights. Indeed, it demands that we ignore human rights issues.

These problems are compounded by China’s control of numerous vital supply chains. China dominates not just manufacturing of US drugs like heparin, vaccines and penicillin, but the active ingredients that allow US companies to make other essential medicines. Chinese companies thereby control 70% of acetaminophen, and up to 95% of antibiotics and hydrocortisone. In 2008, contaminated heparin from China caused 81 US deaths. Much of the USA’s basic and high-tech medical equipment (respirators, surgical masks, protective gowns, and MRI and CT scan equipment) is also imported from China.

The United States is also beholden to China for metals and minerals in energy, aerospace, defense, telecom and other industries. Joe Biden, AOC, Democrats and environmentalist groups would not just shut down fossil fuel production, pipelines and fuels for power generation and manufacturing. They would effectively turn our energy systems, manufacturing, defense, livelihoods and living standards over to China.

Chinese computer chips are in countless products – and Trojan horse viruses or backdoors for hackers could enable steady information theft, take over GPS systems or crash electrical grids. Minerals, metals and components essential for aircraft, night vision goggles, computers, wind turbines, solar panels, rechargeable batteries, electric vehicles and other technologies are sourced directly from China or through Chinese companies that conduct horrific mining operations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Supplies of these materials or products could easily be restricted or cut off amid trade or other conflicts.

Incredibly, America has nearly all the metals and minerals needed to manufacture these products, and many more. However, because of unrelenting environmentalist and Democrat opposition to exploration and mining, the nation’s vast, mineral-rich federal lands (worth many trillions of dollars) remain off limits and undeveloped, forcing the United States to import the vast majority of its essential raw materials.

In fact, America is needlessly 100% dependent on imports for 35 “critical” minerals and metals that are needed for defense, aerospace, transportation, communication, “renewable” energy and healthcare technologies – including 15 different rare earth elements (REEs). At least 25 of them come from China. Another half dozen come from Russia. Not one is renewable, clean, green, cheap or sustainable.

That means America imports nearly two-thirds of its critical minerals and metals from adversaries and enemies! Amazingly, although the United States once led the world in producing REEs, China now makes 95% of all the world’s rare earth metals, using technologies that the U.S. gave them – for free.

Thin-film solar panels require indium and tellurium, to convert the sun’s rays to electricity. Making solar panels also requires lead, cadmium, copper, gallium, silver, polyvinyl fluoride, and other materials and chemicals. Just building the 500 square miles of solar panels that Dominion Energy Virginia is planning would involve some 5,000,000 pounds of cadmium and enormous amounts of these other materials.

A single 2-megawatt wind turbine requires some 3.5 tons of copper to generate and transmit electricity – plus 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete, 45 tons of non-recyclable plastic composites, several tons of rare earth elements, and many tons of manganese, cobalt, aluminum and other metals and minerals.

Magnets in hybrid gas-electric vehicle motors require dysprosium and neodymium, while a single 100-kilowatt-hour Tesla rechargeable battery pack (for all-electric vehicles and backup power systems) requires 140 pounds of lithium, large amounts of cobalt, nickel, graphite, aluminum and copper, and smaller amounts of manganese and rare earth metals. The raw material demands go on and on.

Multiply these requirements by the tens of thousands of offshore wind turbines, millions of onshore turbines, billions of solar panels and billions of 1,200-pound battery packs that would be needed under the Green New Deal – and the demand for raw materials would translate into unimaginable increases in mining around the world. It would also bring unsustainable global ecological impacts, enormous increases in global fossil fuel use and emissions, indefensible reliance on Chinese (and Russian) raw material and finished product imports, and vastly more slave and child labor and human rights violations around the world.

Transformers, smart grid control systems, electric vehicles and thousands of miles of additional transmission lines under the GND would add even more to the increases in raw materials demand. Modern civilizations also need numerous other metals: arsenic for microwave communications, fluorspar for aluminum and steel production and uranium processing, gallium for LEDs and cell phones, graphite for rechargeable batteries, scandium for lightweight alloys and fuel cells, bismuth for pharmaceuticals and lead-free solders, antimony for lead-acid batteries and flame retardants, and countless others.

It bears repeating: Almost every one of these essential materials could be mined and processed domestically. But instead many are 100% imported, mostly from China. Many Americans’ disdain for mining and manufacturing means US energy, jobs, living standards, health and national security will be almost entirely dependent on China, Russia and other countries that are not exactly friendly or reliable.

One thing is certain. Unlike US technologies and intellectual property that are constantly at risk of theft by China – there is absolutely nothing about US mineral resource policies that the CCP would ever want to copy, much less steal! And the Chinese certainly have no interest in copying our pollution control, mined land reclamation, wildlife protection, workplace safety, fair wage, child labor or human rights laws.

Sadly, not one of these realities seems to merit even a moment’s consideration by GND proponents.

Paul Driessen is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org) and author of books and articles on energy, environment, climate and human rights issues.

Dr. Ned Mamula is geologist and former mineral resource specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He is author of the book Groundbreaking! America’s New Quest for Mineral Independence.

17 thoughts on “Hold China accountable – or give it even more control?”

  1. “They would effectively turn our energy systems, manufacturing, defense, livelihoods and living standards over to China.”
    I dont agree here. The Demicans hate China, both parties do.
    “vastly more slave and child labor and human rights violations around the world.” NONE of this is in China or Russia! Look at US puppets like Indonesia and others for that! I think theres bias at work here with no facts to back it up.
    ” And the Chinese certainly have no interest in copying our pollution control, mined land reclamation, wildlife protection, workplace safety, fair wage, child labor or human rights laws.” BS, Sorry mate. China has strict environmental laws and labour laws, who supplied this disinfo?

  2. Canada’s First ‘Mask Murder’? Ontario Police Kill 73-Year-Old Man After He Refused To Comply With Local Mandate
    The policy only just took effect this week.
    “I guess he just got angry and didn’t want to. We couldn’t really deal with that ourselves because it’s really against the rules. So we had to call the police and everything,” Frances said.
    “It’s causing chaos,” she said. “If we didn’t have to force him and … tell him that he couldn’t come into the store, nothing would have happened, really. He would have got his groceries and went along with his day.”

  3. It’s Not China

    All Roads Lead to Dark Winter
    The leaders of two controversial pandemic simulations that took place just months before the Coronavirus crisis – Event 201 and Crimson Contagion – share a common history, the 2001 biowarfare simulation Dark Winter. Dark Winter not only predicted the 2001 anthrax attacks, but some of its participants had clear foreknowledge of those attacks.

    As the next installment of this series will show, Dark Winter participant and 2001 anthrax attack insider Jerome Hauer epitomizes this merging of perpetual hawkishness and corporate pharmaceutical interests, as he has long held (and continues to occupy) key board positions of the very pharmaceutical company that not only sold tens of millions of anthrax vaccine doses to HHS following the 2001 anthrax attacks, but is now a partner in the development of the majority of vaccines, drugs and experimental treatments currently under development in the United States for the treatment of Covid-19.

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  4. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R,AK) has a bill before the Senate to restore mining of rare earth elements here in the US and end our dependence oChina. This would have an expedited permitting process for new mines and tariffs to cover the added costs of environmental protection.

  5. I think Paul Driessen has it wrong about a virus originating in China. I think the Wuhan 1 drama was staged (Chinese Government in cahoots with certain Illuminati not needed to be named) to put people in the right frame of mind to believe their governments and allow police-state governments. The Chinese New Year festivals in January should have spread this “pandemic” all over China, yet only one city was “infected”. I believe the only difference between Covid19 and last year’s flu (Covid18?), is that last year they didn’t test people. If they did, the numbers would not differ significantly. Don’t be impressed by the absolute numbers. If the numbers are seen in perspective of populations, then it’s no worse than previous years. Why does Covid19 rate pandemic status and Flu/Covid18 not? The flu-virus is also a spherical thingy with protrutions all around, whence the name “corona”.
    Of course, as a sideline pharmaceutical companies will make a killing from their “new” vaccines, of which already 100s of millions of doses are being ordered by countries like France, the UK, Germany etc.

  6. Dr. Mamula, I am also a geologist, “retired”, but prospecting in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. I have a project that could make the USA and the West independent of China, w.r.t. REE’s, Sc, Ti and V. A mafic magmatic Cu-Ni-Co-Ti (REE-PGE-V) deposit aged ca 1150Ma is overlapped by a mineral sands deposit (Ti-V-REE) covering 6 000 hectares. Assay results for the most recent RC-drilling program is expected early next month.

  7. [ EOD = End-of-Days ? ] !

    What do “You” think is happening ??

    THE MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IS BROUGHT TO ITS KNEES WITHIN [ 4 – MONTH’S (United States of America) ], Marxism ( Call it a form of Satanism, literally) running rampant in our Streets, Americans standing by watching it on their Televisions (i.e., doing nothing as it happens)…

    America, You-are-about-to-be-“DESOLVED” !!!

    Now, Biblically speaking, WHO could have even slightly imagined/perceived that things like this would occur in such a way ???


    Ask anyone and the will all virtually say, “This-is-Crazy” ? !!!

    Weakness KILLS, Destruction comes quickly !

    So the United States of America, be sure to pound the last Stake in Your HEART come November, and assure Your DESTRUCTION, the Devil is counting on it, and remember, STUPIDITY-DESERVES-REWARD, and that is exactly what these Marxist Parasites will give YOU…



    It didn’t have to be this WAY !!!!!!!

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  8. “Joe Biden, AOC, Democrats and environmentalist groups”, would end the capacity if the US to continue as a trading nation and as an Energy Civilisation Nation of the first order, quickly losing the capacity to generate wealth to maintain its position as a first nation and military superpower and quickly sinking into obscurity, facilitating the world-wide communist super state, administered by the UN Oligarchy.
    An Energy Civilisation nation depends on the ability to generate Energy of all types 24/7/365 in a cheap, reliable, and abundant manner; energy to power its nation, its commerce, its government and military.
    The Democrat and NATO political left only offer economic energy slavery of every Western nation to the Empire-building Communists and their planned world government.

  9. The return of 17th-century fashion was anticipated months before start of 2020.

    Early in 2020 French designer Marine Serre proved to be ahead of the game when, at Paris Fashion Week in February [2020], her models wore outfits with matching face masks, designed months before the world became aware of COVID-19. But the fashion industry as a whole did [not] anticipate the demand to come, so the fashion-conscious have now turned instead to the home-sewn mask.

    The Rules of Contagion
    Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop
    Date published 13 February 2020
    “It is hard to imagine a more timely book… much of the modern world will make more sense having read it.” – The Times
    About the author
    Adam Kucharski is an associate professor and Sir Henry Dale Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, working on global outbreaks such as 2019-nCoV, influenza and Zika. He is a TED senior fellow and winner of the 2016 Rosalind Franklin Award Lecture and the 2012 Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize. He has written for the Observer, Financial Times, Scientific American, and New Statesman.

  10. In April, Sarah Gilbert gave all three of her 21-year-old triplets, all studying biochemistry, a trial for an experimental vaccine against Covid-19. It was their mother’s vaccine—she leads the University of Oxford team that developed it—but there wasn’t a big family talk. “We didn’t really discuss it as I wasn’t home much at the time,” Gilbert told me recently. She’d been working around the clock, as one does while trying to end a pandemic, and at any rate wasn’t worried for her kids. “We know the adverse event profile and we know the dose to use, because we’ve done this so many times before,” she says. “Obviously we’re doing safety testing, but we’re not concerned.”
    With safety low on her list of worries (her triplets are fine), Gilbert is focused on quickly determining how effective the vaccine will be and how it will be made. In April, Oxford struck a deal with British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca Plc to spearhead global manufacturing and distribution and help run more trials around the world. AstraZeneca has agreed to sell the vaccine on a not-for-profit basis during the crisis if it proves effective and has lined up deals with multiple manufacturers to produce more than 2 billion doses.
    Sarah Gilbert graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, from the University of East Anglia.
    With the support of the Wellcome Trust, Gilbert started work on the design and creation of novel influenza vaccinations.
    Front-runner… no kidding, eh?… her triplets are fine… lol

  11. Five Eyes Privy Council
    In classification markings this is abbreviated as FVEY, with the individual countries being abbreviated as AUS, CAN, NZL, GBR, and USA, respectively.
    Privy Council of the United Kingdom
    Chatham House
    Wellcome Trust
    Pirbright Institute
    Pilgrims Society
    AstraZeneca Plc

    Chemical Prevention to be big business too.
    and the new generation of “front runners” working for and with the above:




    • Because this adenovirus does not replicate, a high dose is required, producing about 12 hours of flu-like symptoms [in the young and euthanasia like symptoms in the elderly] as the immune system gears up.

  12. Unfortunately, the Chinese are such pathological liars – generations of learning to do it with a straight face – that they have to try to steal OUR work on CV19 viruses from OUR side of the fence.
    I blame Fauci for letting those dogs in out of the night rain, too.
    The Chinese are so inept that EVERY CONFOUNDED ADVANCE THEY HAVE NOW comes from stealing OUR techno crap from us via trade and sending their “foreign workers” to the USA, to places like NIH.
    If they’re so confoundedly good at stuff, how come they still can’t get the Yangtze flooding under control after all these centuries? And how come they couldn’t even get a robot lunar lander to the Moon until a couple of years ago? Every bit of technojunk they have and claim is theirs, came from OUR side of the fence.
    The vaxxes being developed now, here in this country? They just WISH they had that stuff,
    Why else do they send “guest workers” over here to infest the NIH? If you must know, it’s because their innovations went out the door at the end of the K’ang Tsi dynasty in the 18th century, when the art of Chinese porcelain was at its height. They have NOT done a confounded thing since then other than steal ideas and innovations from anyone silly enough to let them have the info.
    That’s why they’re sending their people over here: they CANNOT come up with an anti-CV19 vaccine on their own. They haven’t invented or discovered anything in centuries. It got worse when Mao chased Chiang Kai Schek out of China to Taiwan after WWII was over.
    If you doubt what I’m saying, look up the massacre at Tianannmen Square. The younger generation of Chinese know nothing about it AT ALL.
    That crap going on in the UK? It won’t go away until/unless the Brits themselves revolt en masse against it. They’re capable of it, but they are too “tamed” to do it.

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