I went to a protest in 2008 against the first round of infinite bank bailouts and had lots of good conversation about the Newlerd Order and other such things with several people.  When the subject of Ron Paul came up the notion of assassination attempts on him if he were to become president came up.  One person said something I still find shocking yet easy to believe.  He said that Ron Paul would never be assassinated because the Chinese Mafia has a protection order on him.  According to him anyone who would dare such a thing would live to see everyone he knows killed in retaliation.

This person was extremely credible on other topics but that’s not the reason why I still believe what he said.  I believe it because it only makes sense that China, which is owed over a trillion dollars by the U.S., would have an interest in protecting someone who could actually help our economy heal rather than staying on its present course of certain destruction.

Chinese people take the long-view perspective on history.  It is a defining aspect of their culture.  Test scores prove that Chinese people know more about American history than Americans do.  They know better than we do that it was liberty that fostered the incredible prosperity that made the U.S. an economic powerhouse.  And they fully realize that their own recent prosperity is due in large part to their ability to supply Americans with all the goodies their wealth allows them, wealth attained largely as a result of being free.

Whether the Chinese Government would ever allow their own citizens to have the amount of freedom Americans have enjoyed for so long is a question for the philosophers.  But to the realists and economists it is very clear that China depends greatly on its biggest customer, the people of the U.S., being free to earn money to waste on cheap Chinese trinkets, funding their own economic growth and providing relative contentedness for their own citizens.  It makes perfect sense that Chinese ‘private concerns’ would have a great stake in the future of not just Ron Paul but the liberty movement as a whole.

The recent moves away from treasury note purchases, large purchases of gold, and the encouragement given to their own citizens to buy gold are all evidence that China is growing weary of the self-destructive fools currently running the show.  To the degree that Ron Paul embodies a return to fiscal sanity, it becomes that much clearer that the biggest fan of freedom and liberty in America ought to be China.