Posted BY: Scott S. Powell
When people wonder why America is in such rapid decline with the woke normalization of censorship, cancel culture, division, unequal justice, and depravity, they need to understand the theory of “elite capture,” and how it has played such a large role.
Elite capture has been mastered by the Chinese communists (CCP), and it has proven far more successful in subverting America than the prior efforts by the Soviet Communists. While the CCP uses front groups and bots for propaganda, they have mastered all the techniques of infiltration to influence, compromise and coopt elites so as to “capture” them. Typical targets include university professors and scientists, media executives and reporters, and corporate and political leaders.
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Within a decade of opening relations with China in 1972, the Chinese began wooing American businesses to set up shop in China, offering a cheap labor manufacturing platform and the promise of access to a large market. Fast forward to today and we find that industry leading American companies such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, 3M, Wal-Mart, Hasbro, Mattel, Gap, Nike, and many others now manufacture far more of their products in China than anywhere else. We learned through the COVID-19 experience that 80 percent of the basic components known as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), come from China. All companies doing business in China have learned to remain silent and not criticize the CCP, especially regarding corruption in government and human rights violations, such as the persecutions and forced labor of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang and the Tibetans in Xizang.