The same people who adamantly insist that the 2020 US Presidential election was the fairest, free-est, best-run election in the history of elections, ever, also screeched for four years that the 2016 election was “rigged” by “Russian collusion”. Anyone who voices even the slightest doubt about either is not just a “conspiracy theorist”, but a veritable “domestic terrorist”.

It might not have escaped the astute reader that the main difference between the two was in who lost.

The facts are that, yes, Russia certainly attempted to interfere in 2016 – but that meddling was non-partisan and frankly rather pathetic: as if a few memers getting a couple of hundred clicks from their basements in Novosibirsk were changing millions of votes. It should be noted that the US similarly meddles in other countries’ elections, even those of ostensible allies like Israel.

The other fact is that, not only are there good grounds for suspecting some level of concerted vote-rigging in 2020, but a cabal of powerful elites in the media, Democrat politics, corporations and Big Tech are openly boasting that they colluded to “fortify” the election. That is, to ensure that their chosen candidate won.

Now it is emerging that some very sinister foreign powers were meddling to assist the “fortification” of the election.

New, bombshell admissions over China’s influence in both the United States and Europe link organizations such as the Berggruen Institute with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The Berggruen Institute first rose to national attention after co-founding the “Transition Integrity Project” which advised on how Joe Biden could seize power on the back of an ostensible Trump victory.

The news lends further credibility to election-tampering theories especially concerning Chinese Communist Party influence.

A 2017 report effectively claims – on the CCP’s behalf – that CNN host Fareed Zakaria, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook Oversight Board member Helle Thorning-Schmidt, NeverTrump philanthropist Pierre Omidyar and many others “co-operate” with the CCP and its goals.

Remember, when Russian hackers peddle a few memes and ludicrous fake news stories, it’s “foreign collusion” that strikes at the heart of democracy. A genocidal communist dictatorship doing the same thing? Nothing to see, people.

An unearthed media communique entitled “Holding High the Banner of Party Media and Fulfilling Its Duties and Missions” appears on the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) website[…]

The release brags of the work of the Chinese Communist Party’s Western-focused propaganda efforts via the state-owned China Daily newspaper and website. China Daily has purchased placement inside the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post – the latter of which also carries a Fareed Zakaria opinion column, weekly.

Purely coincidentally, Zakaria is assiduously pumping out pro-China taradiddle.

The CAC proclaims of promoting over 10,000 propaganda pieces to foreign audiences and, critically, brags of their work with Western think-tanks in achieving this goal:

“Through cooperation with think-tanks such as the Berggruen Institute in the United States, the Canadian Center for International Governance Innovation, and the Australian Lowy Institute for International Policy, we have attracted nearly 200 overseas think-tankers as special commentators on China Daily. In one year, it published more than 300 of their signed articles, enabling these ‘influential people’ to influence more overseas audiences and tell China’s stories well.”

The names associated with some of these think tanks – especially the Berggruen Institute – should cause alarm to national security-minded individuals and indeed Western governments.

The Berggruen Institute lists, amongst its key “21st Century Council” members, influential global think-tankers and public figures including:

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown;
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey;
Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington;
Anti-Trump funder Pierre Omidyar;
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd;
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy;
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt;
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers;
Former Danish Prime Minister and Facebook Oversight Board Member Helle Thorning-Schmidt and;
CNN Host and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria.

The CCP’s claims appear to be more than just bragging, as evidence unearthed by The National Pulse shows members of the aforementioned entities indeed contributing Chinese government-sanctioned propaganda articles to China Daily.

The National Pulse

Following the recent careers of some of China’s “influential people”, academic Clive Hamilton’s repeated warnings of a “silent invasion” of the West become ever-more alarming.

The Manchurian Candidates walk among us, propagandising for the Nazi Germany of the 21st Century with impunity.

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Beijing Boasts of Controlling US Think Tanks

Lushington D. Brady

Punk rock philosopher. Liberalist contrarian. Grumpy old bastard. I grew up in a generational-Labor-voting family. I kept the faith long after the political left had abandoned it. In last decade or...