Is War an Opportunity to Solve China’s Social Ills?


As I continue to uncover for my own understanding China’s interwoven long term strategies and implementation of those strategies, I have been truly awed by her disciplined rise once again to power. Of all the empires on earth, China has somehow uniquely adapted to the world’s changing influences and has repeatedly renewed her dominance, unlike all other nations that ultimately imploded into insignificance through flawed national strategies. However, one China policy above all others seems disjointed in her current quest for world preeminence.

In an apparent attempt to limit internal demand for resources, China implemented over the past 30 years a one baby rule that limits families to one child. The resulting social ills have ripped a malevolent thread throughout China that may only be disposed of through war.

Without safety nets such as social security and Medicare, Chinese parents rely on their children to protect them in their old age. Societal norms require a son for this purpose. Over the past three decades, in the face of China’s family planning policies, Chinese parents have aborted 40 million baby girls to ensure their old age needs are met.

The disastrous results of this deliberate centralized planning aberration are numerous. Because of the need for male children and as a result of China’s artificially imposed birth fines, a growing child trafficking trade now kidnaps 70,000 baby boys a year for sale, destroying families and villages in the process. China now has 40 million males that have no chance of marriage. Wealthier parents, attempting to secure brides for their baby boys, have increased the demand for trafficking of baby girls who are purchased and raised as future brides. Many of the boys, who are now of marriage age and without wives have increased the demand for prostitution. Once again, it has increased the trafficking of young women to serve as prostitutes.

Has China’s policy created a social ill that will continue through the life cycle of 40 million young men with only symptoms of enormous trafficking, or will these ills compel other resulting social ills until the ripples simply cannot be contained within China’s current attempt of world dominance?

China’s historic gender aberration, perhaps a previously unplanned flaw in the context of her more systematically planned hegemonic rise, will influence her transition in ways yet unknown. Whether or not a giant flaw in her otherwise planned society or an intended gender distortion created for ulterior means, this distorting social instability must now be resolved by China’s central planners if she hopes to prosper.

Within the next two decades, the demand for commodities will peak, stressing underlying conflicts between China and EurAmerica while China demands her place as the 21st century hegemonist. Every transition from one empire to another has been marred by great wars including WWI and WWII at the start of America’s rise. An opportunistic solution to this potentially devastating draconian centralized authoritarian social policy that created such a destabilizing gender gap could be to reduce this warring age male population through war.

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