Thursday, December 05, 2013

Iran's Age Problem + China's African Investment

Pop quiz: What is Iran's fertility rate? If you guessed 1.6 children per female, you are correct. That places them well below their neighbors. Being the main Shia power, this might explain the push for establishing hegemony in the Middle East as well as securing energy sources. To see the nuclear side from Iran's regime (regime not the nation), nuclear power allows Iran to burn far less oil for electricity. This would allow them to export more oil. As they use more oil, their exports decrease due to domestic consumption. To get exports up to earn more reserves to keep the regime in power, they need to reduce domestic oil consumption and electricity generation is a great fix. The counter to this is "Why not use thorium if you merely want the power and not weapons?". That is how we know they want both power and a bomb. Can't blame them looking at the different outcomes in Libya, Iraq and North Korea. It would be wonderful if the media would discuss these demographic and export earnings motivations instead of just focusing on evil Iran maliciously scheming for a nuclear bomb.

The Chinese announced that trillion dollar loan program for Africa, so the media decided to check in on the loans China has already made. The media is already drawing the conclusion that it is slavery renewed. Despite being about natural resources, this bit is inserted,
"History is repeating itself," says Shaba, the journalist and cultural activist. "In the past, ivory and slaves were exported through Bagamayo. Today, it's natural resources."
Slaves once dubbed this town Bagamayo, which means "throw your heart away." Anyone who had not managed to escape the slave traders en route to the coast was lost by the time they reached Bagamayo.

Slavery and this anecdote on a town's name is priming you for the later comments on the new colonialism, the unequal marriage, growth over freedom and a new division of Africa. There are also comments from Africans on how this is exploitation and lack of concern for the millions of people left in poverty and without basic freedoms. The Chinese set the $1 trillion in loans to Africa announcement months after stating they do not care how nations operate and that we should welcome different forms of government. Message: we don't care what you do in your borders, just give us the loot. Sorry Africa, but if you cannot get your act together, someone else will come in and take maximize your resources. This entire article is a smear job by a Western media outlet on present and future Chinese investment in Africa because the West knows it has probably already lost the dark continent in the great game of resources. This is also a reminder that we Westerners abused them in the past and now have abandoned them to the Chinese.


peterike said...

Africa will forever be exploited, because Africans are the losers in the evolutionary lottery. Cognitively incapable of joining the modern world, their only real options are to be abandoned by the modern world to revert into tribal savagery and about 10% of their current population, or to be exploited by somebody.

Africans have shown no ability to rule themselves effectively, and since the West is too meddlesome to abandon them yet too weak willed to re-colonize them, that leaves them ripe for exploitation by a technologically modern civilization that has not the slightest shred of guilt or blank-slate fantasies that Africans are good for anything other than slavery, however defined.

Personally, I would prefer to see Africans abandoned, to die back off to their true, sustainable numbers, and to let the wildlife of the continent flourish again. But now, we're going to get the worst of both worlds, because the Chinese will exploit the wildlife just as much as the minerals and oil and whatever else they suck out of that unfortunate continent.

This is what happens when the white man abandons the white man's burden. Just like we outsourced our pollution to the Chinese, we are also handing them Africa. The future won't be pretty. If the Chinese barely care about poisoning their own nation, what little will they care about ruining Africa?

The ultimate pity is that China would still be a nowhere nation of rice farmers if the Western globalists hadn't decided that being super rich wasn't enough, and they had to become uber rich by outsourcing everything to the Chinese, demolishing Western industry and forever ruining Western employment.

Even now, the West could still re-pauperize China by repatriating manufacturing and putting up tariff walls, but that ain't gonna happen. Globalists win, Chinese win, Americans lose, Africans lose.

Anonymous said...

Africans certainly aren't the losers here. They have huge population growth and high fertility when most other people's fertility is declining, even among people in the Middle East. And Africans in the West are increasingly infiltrating the traditionally Jewish economic rent havens of the West. Western globalists have a problem in that their own jurisdictions are dominated by the infiltration, by Africans, of traditionally Jewish economic rent havens in the West, coupled with the rise of NE Asian (primarily Chinese) economic strength. Africans are just better at politics than Jews just as Jews are better at politics than southern Europeans and southern Europeans are better at politics than northern Europeans. The squeeze play between Africa on the political front and China on the economic front is going to result in some interesting times.

Ultimately, the Chinese may win due to the fact that they burned their merchant ships returning from Africa during the Age of Exploration while Europeans were importing Africans and exposing themselves to African infiltration and influence. They violated that during the Sassoon steam-ship opium trade era and learned a very harsh lesson. As a result they have a deeply embedded history of very healthy xenophobia that may protect them from Africans as well as from the flight of Jews from the West, although they certainly are still at risk from those two groups due to increasing contact.

See "Questions of Survival":

"The fear expressed that "a real decline of the West, particularly the United States, would have dramatic consequences for the Jewish people," also led to controversy. Brandeis University president Jehuda Reinharz agreed that this type of decline can be expected "in the coming two decades" - but Stuart Eisenstadt was less emphatic about it. He believes the United States will remain the leading power. In all events, it was agreed the Jews "should strengthen cultural links with non-Western civilizations, particularly China and also India," powers that are on the ascent. This is not a question of preference or closeness; it is a question of survival, of readiness for the future. How should this be done? That will have to be the topic of discussion in the next gatherings already being planned."

Anonymous said...

If the Chinese barely care about poisoning their own nation, what little will they care about ruining Africa

I don't know that they're poisoning their own nation anymore than we did back when we had heavy manufacturing a couple generations ago: