a democracy in name only – a bumbling empire for sure

The China Mirage, supported by overwhelming factual evidence that was willingly suppressed or ignored for decades, clearly reveals that America is not the peace loving democracy that most Americans think it is.

The reality is that the U.S. is a global empire that took its first step toward World War II in the Pacific on July 8, 1853, when Commodore Matthew Perry commanded a U.S. Navy squadron that sailed into Tokyo harbor. Perry—under orders from President Millard Fillmore—demanded a treaty permitting trade and the opening of Japanese ports to U.S. merchant ships. The reluctant Japanese leaders, who wanted to be left alone, were not given a choice if they wanted to avoid the same invasions China had suffered mainly at the hands of the British and French during the Opium Wars.

After being forced to open its doors to Western trade so American corporations could profit—to protect itself in the future—Japan industrialized and built a powerful and ruthless modern military.

The second step toward war in the Pacific took place about fifty years later when President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt started to meddle in Asia’s affairs. The book reveals that Teddy urged Japan to invade Korea leading eventually to Japan’s invasion of China, because Teddy was obsessed with the Japanese and felt strongly that Japan’s role should be to protect Asia from being colonized by the European colonial powers even if it meant Japan’s military would dominate all of Asia.

The third step toward war in the Pacific would be the bumbling, ignorant, secretive, back-stabbing, dysfunctional and manipulative administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt—with help from the powerful and wealthy lying Christian China Lobby that based its thinking on a faulty premise that the Chinese loved democracy and wanted to become a Christian country just like the United States.

The powerful China Lobby’s ignorant and severely flawed agenda would cause the deaths of more than 25 million civilians (mostly Chinese) and 6 million troops (mostly Chinese) in addition to the bombed out devastation of Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Japan.

Following World War II and the Korean Conflict, the same ignorant and arrogant thinking led to the Vietnam War where U.S. troops fought for almost 20 years, and the United States dropped more bombs on Southeast Asia than it did in all of World War II.

Readers will discover that Henry Luce, the publisher of Time and Life Magazines, who was called the most influential private citizen in America at the time, was a perfect example of how anyone who has too much power and wealth can create their own reality based on lies that often evaporate later leaving future generations to deal with the damage caused by these fools.

Today, Henry Luce had been replaced by other ignorant, arrogant, wealthy and powerful fools, and they go by the names of, for instance, Bill Gates, Eli Broad, the Koch brothers, and the Walton family. I think if we looked at history closely we would discover that the rich and powerful have often meddled with the lives of others and then either die or refuse to admit they were wrong.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that protects the media from government intervention and meddling does not mean the media is balanced and honest. In fact—most of the time—the opposite is true. The so-called free U.S. media is often a propaganda machine that churns out fictions masquerading as truth—mostly owned and controlled by six corporations and at the top six powerful dictatorial oligarchs just like Henry Luce.

To be clear, those media corporations might be doing business in a democracy, but they are not democracies, and they have the power to fool and manipulate the people, the U.S Congress and even the President of the United States.


Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of My Splendid Concubine [3rd edition]. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. This is the lusty love story Sir Robert Hart did not want the world to discover.

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6 Responses to a democracy in name only – a bumbling empire for sure

  1. The notion that a democracy is inherently more peaceful than a non-democracy is empirically false. Using India as an example. India is the world’s largest democracy. Yet immediately after its independence in 1947, it embark on an expansionary foreign policy towards its neighbors. Sikkim, an independent Himalayan Buddhist kingdom was gobbled up by India in 1975 under the disguise of some sort of democracy in action. And it is not just Sikkim. Its everybody surrounding India. Here is the list:

    1947 Annexation of Kashmir

    1949 Annexation of Manipur

    1949 Annexation of Tripura

    1951 Annexation of South Tibet:

    1961 Annexation of Goa:

    1962 Annexation of Kalapani, Nepal:

    1962 Aggression against China:

    1971 Annexation of Turtuk, Pakistan:

    1972 Annexation of Tin Bigha, Bangladesh

    1975 Annexation of Sikkim:

    1983 (Aborted) Attempted invasion of Mauritius

    1990 (Failed) Attempted annexation of Bhutan:

    2013 Annexation of Moreh, Myanmar

  2. Debbie says:

    One can only hope that the world is changing.
    There is also much evidence that the CIA was involved in the murder of Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt, bac in the 70s ( 0r 60s?)… who supposedly “drowned whilst swimming” at Bondi, even though he was an excellent swimmer.
    Just coinicdence, I guess, that he was questioning the powers that be in the USA about the US military base in Pine Gap at the time.

    • I think it is arguable that it would take a strong sense of nationalism/patriotism and blind obedience to work for the CIA or any intelligent agency. An agent’s sense of nationalism and patriotism would have to be so strong that it would over rule their sense of justice, humanity and empathy. In effect, these agents might have to be identified psychopaths with an unshakeable blind royalty to their handlers-not specifically their country or its people.

      #!: ISI (Pakistan), 2: CIA (United States), MI6 (UK), FSB (Russia), BND (Germany), RAW (India), DGSE (France), ASIS (Australia), MSS (China), and the MOSAD (Israel, are listed as the top 10 Intelligent agencies in the world in order from 1 to 10.


      If this list is accurate, it caused me to pause and think, because recent reports say that Osama Ben Laden was not hiding in Pakista,n but was there with the oka and protection of ISI. If this list is accurate and the ISI is rated better than the CIA, what does that mean?

  3. Debbie says:

    Another riveting read, Lloyd.
    Whilst not suprised, it is still jaw-droppingly shocking to read that – well, basically, good old U S of A, or at least the powers that run the country, contributed to, or even started, Japanese agression in Asia.

    Living close to Nanjing as I do and travelling there regularly, the enormity of what went on there, and the still present awareness of the virtual genocide and mass torture in Nanjing during those times, makes such assertions bring the cold shivers.

    I had not realised that Japan was forced to kowtow to avoid invasion like what had occured in China at the turn of last century. To consider that was what contributed to the Asian invasion – it makes the blood run cold.

    Another book I must put on the order for summer reading, as a matter of priority.

    As I said, not suprised, but deeply shocked.

    • I admit that listening to “The China Mirage” offered endless surprises for me too. I bought an audio copy of the book on CDs at Costco. Too bad they stopped selling books, CDs and DVDs on their Website. I guess Amazon was too much competition for Costco What really is chilling is that the U.S. is still using its military to force much of the world to change to whatever the often ignorant, foolish powerful and wealthy behind the throne (White House and Congress) leaders want them to be or else. I don’t think anything has changed since Jefferson was President when he bought 827,000 square miles of the U.S. (Louisiana Purchase) from the French—land that the native Americans had lived on for about 15,000 years.

      What Jefferson and the French did is the same as someone with a drone orbiting above your house that has a smart bomb aimed at your head when the only weapon you have to protect yourself is a knife and pepper spray, and then the person with the drone—smiling and calling you a fool for not having your own drone—sells the house that you own that has been in your family for generations and forces you to move out after they get paid and you get nothing. Of course, if you had the money, the thief would also sell you a drone and a smart bomb too.

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