by Howard Rotberg

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded

Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed

Everybody knows the war is over

Everybody knows the good guys lost

Everybody knows the fight was fixed

The poor stay poor, the rich get rich

That’s how it goes

Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking

Everybody knows that the captain lied

Everybody got this broken feeling

Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody talking to their pockets

Everybody wants a box of chocolates

And a long-stem rose

Everybody knows

“Everybody Knows” by Leonard Cohen


If Captain Biden takes the helm, then we must realize that the War is over and the Chinese have already won. No thanks to the Bidens, Swallwell and Fang Fang, Mitch McConell and his Chinese business-lady wife, Trudeau in Canada, the WHO and the brilliant biological warfare from the Wuhan (military) lab.

President Trump has taken a more aggressive stance toward China, implementing tariffs and other measure to protect American industry and jobs. But Joe Biden as Vice-President during eight years of Chinese ascendancy did little to advance American interests. With emails and other documentation showing the Biden’s business connections to China, we have a real concern about American national security and economic issues.

A friend of mine was bemoaning the extreme amount of corruption – with the stolen election, the ties between big tech, the fake media and their Chinese connections. She wrote me that we are “drowning in corruption”. I responded that “when we are drowning in corruption and we come up for air, we shall be shocked to find out that the air will be owned by the Communist Chinese, having been sold in a deal made with the Clinton Foundation and the Biden group.

I have no worry that the Chinese will target me because they understand that those of us who have actually recognized what they have been doing do not have much power. But I would urge you all to keep reading the Epoch Times, which in my view is the newspaper of the resistance, all other newspapers having sold their souls to the anti-Trump, pro-China and pro-Communist globalist movement, with such luminaries as AOC, Greta Thunberg, and Kamala Harris, all cheered on by the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and MSNBC, and the universities.

One of the most brilliant yet immoral moves by the Chinese was to institute spying and tracking equipment and then use it and other methods to round up and imprison the Chinese Muslims (Uyghurs) in de facto concentration camps. Few Islamists will attack China the way that they have the West. Islamists know who can be defeated and who not. That is why they first attacked France, England, America, Sweden and other western nations that have lost their cultural self-worth. The Islamists know that attacking China is way more difficult than attacking Western Europe and America.

China is taking steps against Muslims, Christians and Jews in China. They even persecute the Falun Gong, a Chinese movement that aspires to enable the practitioner to ascend spiritually through moral rectitude and the practice of a set of exercises and meditation.

Now we see the smarter Muslim states making peace and undertaking economic cooperation and trade with the Israelis. These all see Israel as the buffer against the nuclear crazies in Iran but also a way to preserve Islam from the only existential enemy in the world – China. Islamists will dare not use terrorism to fight against China as they do not want to end up in the same concentration camps as their Chinese brethren.

In January of 2020, Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, together with two Chinese nationals working with him at his Harvard lab, were charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice:

Harvard’s Lieber Group had received from the U.S. government some $15 million. These grants required the disclosure of significant foreign financial conflicts of interest, including financial support from foreign governments or foreign entities. Unbeknownst to Harvard University beginning in 2011, Lieber became a “Strategic Scientist” at Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China and was a contractual participant in China’s Thousand Talents Plan from in or about 2012 to 2017. China’s Thousand Talents Plan is one of the most prominent Chinese Talent recruit plans that are designed to attract, recruit, and cultivate high-level scientific talent in furtherance of China’s scientific development, economic prosperity and national security.  These talent programs seek to lure Chinese overseas talent and foreign experts to bring their knowledge and experience to China and reward individuals for stealing proprietary information.  Under the terms of Lieber’s three-year Thousand Talents contract, WUT paid Lieber $50,000 USD per month, living expenses of up to 1,000,000 Chinese Yuan (approximately $158,000 USD at the time) and awarded him more than $1.5 million to establish a research lab at WUT. In return, Lieber was obligated to work for WUT not less than nine months a year declaring international cooperation projects, cultivating young teachers and Ph.D. students, organizing international conference[s], applying for patents and publishing articles in the name of WUT.

The complaint alleges that in 2018 and 2019, Lieber lied about his involvement in the Thousand Talents Plan and affiliation with WUT.  On or about, April 24, 2018, during an interview with investigators, Lieber stated that he was never asked to participate in the Thousand Talents Program, but he “wasn’t sure” how China categorized him.  In November 2018, NIH inquired of Harvard whether Lieber had failed to disclose his then-suspected relationship with WUT and China’s Thousand Talents Plan.  Lieber caused Harvard to falsely tell NIH that Lieber “had no formal association with WUT” after 2012, that “WUT continued to falsely exaggerate” his involvement with WUT in subsequent years, and that Lieber “is not and has never been a participant in” China’s Thousand Talents Plan. 

Joe Biden followed Professor Lieber’s lack of honesty when he denied several times in public that he had any connection to his son’s businesses in China, Russia, Romania and Kazakhistan, notwithstanding that they had flown together in Air Force 2 to meetings with the Chinese on their joint business venture. Moreover, Joe Biden’s denials were made notwithstanding his son Hunter lost his computer which apparently has scandalous information on this. Moreover, a reputable and senior businessman and former naval officer, Tony Bobolinski, who was to have been their business partner has provided much evidence that Joe Biden was involved in the business, including disclosure of his share of the profits.

If Biden lied about his business connections to China, which considers itself the main competitor to the U.S. in terms of world power, did he also lie in denying allegations of sexual assault by a lady whose charges have been of little interest to the mainstream media?

The voting machines that are alleged to have cheated in Biden’s favour are owned by shareholders that include a Chinese company. According to Bowen Xiao of the Epic Times at: ,“Behind a significant portion of voting machines used in the United States lies a complex web of questionable foreign ties, a hidden ownership structure, and transparency concerns with the software itself, as well as a connection between three key voting systems companies: Smartmatic, Sequoia Voting Systems, and Dominion Voting Systems. Within a couple of days after the election and the first widespread concern about the Dominion hardware and software, the company’s Toronto office, shared with a George Soros organization, was abandoned.

Canada has a problem with the Sinophile Prime Minister Trudeau. Even before his election he infamously answered a question at a public event about which which other countries he admired thus:

“You know, there’s a level of admiration I actually have for China ….Because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime.”

In a previous essay of mine at, I disclosed how Trudeau’s respect for China caused him to make an enormous error at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. Instead of realizing how dangerous was this pandemic, he went ahead on a trip to Europe and Africa in support of Canada’s unsuccessful attempt to get elected to a seat on the United Nations Security Council for about 10 days when pandemic policy should have been his primary concern. But even more bizarre was that on February. 9, Global Affairs Canada announced that: “To support China’s ongoing response to the outbreak, Canada has deployed approximately 16 tonnes of personal protective equipment, such as clothing, face shields, masks, goggles and gloves to the country since February 4, 2020.”

Helping the rich country that was responsible for the migration of the virus to the West, when Canada surely needed the supplies was nothing less than an act of submission. Or was it sophomoric virtue-signalling?

University of Ottawa epidemiologist Amir Attaran was surprised to learn of this supernumerary gift. He is quoted in The Globe and Mail: “It was absolutely certain in early February that we would need this equipment,” he said. “This decision went beyond altruism into high negligence and incompetence because Canada did not, and does not, have surplus equipment to spare.”

Canada was not the only country slow off the mark.  Where were the Democrats, who are supported by about 90% of mainstream media in the U.S. when it started? They were still trying to impeach President Trump and ignored the whole problem. When Trump ordered that no planes from China could come to the U.S. at the end of January, Democrats like Biden called him “xenophobic” and “racist” because of their stupid belief that a while male American president cannot criticize or act adversely against any country with a non-white race. It is now clear that China was, at the very least, negligent in hiding the effects of the virus and in its operation of the Wuhan virus lab. Perhaps it was even criminal in its actions against whistle-blower doctors and journalists and its mismanagement in the early days of the virus. And can we rule out the possibility that this was in fact bio-warfare to devastate the economies of the West and force them into such extreme debt that Chinese hegemony would be certain?

Trudeau has not learned anything about the Chinese and he still thinks that we are allies. Canada’s Rebel News broke a disturbing story of Canada’s national security at risk due to Trudeau’s Sinophilia:

Justin Trudeau invited China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to send its troops for cold weather training at CFB Petawawa in Ontario — and Trudeau was angry when the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) cancelled some joint training after China kidnapped two Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, some two years ago, holding them in poor conditions with no charges and no legal or other visitation.

In April of 2019, Rebel News first wrote to the government asking for any records corroborating a Russian report that Canada had sent a delegation to China for the 70th anniversary celebrations for the PLA Navy — a propaganda exercise held just months after the kidnapping of the two Michaels. The Trudeau government delayed replying to Rebel News for 19 months, but when they finally did, they not only confirmed their attendance at that macabre event, but listed other exchanges between the PLA and the CAF. Those include training Chinese commanders at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, as well as other military facilities in Kingston. Chinese military participants included 1- and 2-star generals and an entire contingent who would learn Canadian cold weather military tactics.

As many of us utilize Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube, we are concerned about the extent to which content is being censored. I have noticed that a company called Lead Stories is doing a lot of the so-called fact-checking.

Again, thanks to Epoch Times, a December 10th article by Petr Svab, challenged the objectivity and independence of the fact checkers. Svab writes how Lead Stories, is partly paid through a partnership with TikTok, a social media platform run by a Chinese company that owes its allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). TikTok currently is being probed by U.S. officials as a national security threat.

Captain Biden, I am sure likes to sail with the Chinese who have perfected the art of censorship of the press. Mainstream American media have buried stories pertaining to the Chinese funding of his son’s businesses and only discuss election fraud by using the adjectives “baseless” or “unsubstantiated” in front of the words “claims of election fraud.”

Indeed, the boat is leaking and the captain lied. If the boat sinks, our liberal democracy will not be far behind.


Howard Rotberg is a retired lawyer and the author of four books on ideologies and values: The Second Catastrophe: A Novel about a Book and its Author; Exploring Vancouverism: The Political Culture of Canada’s Lotus Land; Tolerism: The Ideology Revealed; and The Ideological Path to Submission… and what we can do about it. He writes also for various magazines such as Frontpage Magazine, New English Review, and Israel National News. He is the president of Canada’s sole conservative values and pro-Israel publishing house, Mantua Books, and lives in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.


One Response

  1. As far as I know, Trudeau, as Prime Minister, is not, unlike the President of the US, the Commander-in-Chief of the Military.

    If this is correct, how did Trudeau manage to exert such influence without any (known) pushback from the military leaders in Canada?

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