Think the efforts of certain Latino radicals to reabsorb the American Southwest into Mexico are scary? Well check out what China and its state-sponsored illegal immigrants into Siberia are doing. Russia is imploding, and the Chinese are ready.
by Dr. Jack Wheeler
November 9, 2006
Notice any difference between these two maps?
As you can see, Russia gobbled up a huge chunk of northern China, wrapping all the way around it to Korea, such that northern China remains landlocked with no access to the Sea of Japan to this day:
How did China lose all this territory, which it once called its Maritime Provinces? It was thanks to a sociopathic lunatic named Hong Xiuquang (1814-1864).
In 1843, Hong read a Bible tract by a Chinese Christian missionary, and decided that he was the younger brother of Jesus Christ, and as the New Messiah, God instructed him to rid China of its Ching Dynasty rulers.
His movement, Taiping Tianguo (Heavenly Kingdom of Peace), gained millions of followers and precipitated the deadliest civil war in human history. Between 1851 and 1864, the Taiping Rebellion cost China 50 million lives.
It was finally defeated by an English officer leading the Ching Imperial Army. His victory forever earned him the sobriquet Charles “Chinese” Gordon. Hong poisoned himself.
During the Taiping chaos, China was unable to defend her borders and Russia’s Czar Alexander II (1818-1885) saw his chance to achieve his country’s dream of warm-water ports on the Pacific Ocean. He assigned the task to his Governor of Eastern Siberia, Nikolay Muravyov (1809-1881), and Russian General Gennady Nevelskoy (1813-1876), who proceeded to move some 20,000 Baikal and Amur Cossacks east of the Amur-Ussuri Rivers and onto Sakhalin Island.
By 1858, Russian control of the region was a fait accompli. On May 28th at the Siberian town of Aigun, the representative of the Chinese Emperor was forced to sign the Treaty of Aigun which ceded China’s Maritime Provinces to Russia. For this, Muravyov was granted the title Count Amursky (“of the Amur”) by the Czar.
This history puts into perspective a news story in mid-October (10/16) by Russia’s only independent television station, Ren TV, reporting from Vladivostok:
The emerging demographic situation developing here between Russia and China is simply catastrophic. The crisis is due to the creeping expansion of thousands of Chinese migrants. Chinese workers entering Siberia are replacing Russians who are not prepared to toil 12 hours a day for a pittance.
Chinese students are taught that Siberia is their land, stolen from China in the 19thcentury. It is suspected by many Russians here that China is subsidizing the migration of its citizens. Demographers predict that by 2025 Chinese will be the Russian Far East’s predominant ethnic group. Then, it is feared, they will gain the right to vote and demand union with China.
If you’re familiar with the Reconquista plan of the Mexican Aztlan movement (to reconquer the Southwest US “stolen” by America in the 19th century), this may sound like déjà vu all over again. Yet however bad you think our illegal immigrant problem is, it’s pipsqueak compared to Russia’s in Siberia.
Eastern Siberia, or the Russian Far East (the right half of “Siberia 1900” above) is 6.2 million square kilometers (2.4 million square miles), almost 65% the size of the entire United States including Alaska (9.6msk, 3.6msm). The total population is 6.7 million, or a little over one person per square kilometer.
In northern China or Manchuria (not China as a whole, but right across the border from Russian Siberia) it’s 130 people per square kilometer.
And what is more “catastrophic” than these demographics are those of Russia’s as a whole: Russia’s population is falling off a cliff. In 1991, at the collapse of the Soviet Union, there were 165 million Russians. Now there are 140 million, a smaller population that Pakistan’s. By 2025, it will be below 120 million.
The life expectancy of the average Russian man is now 57, due to epidemic alcoholism (millions of Russian men drink a gallon of vodka a week), AIDS, and a fourth world health/medical system. Millions of Russian women are sterile because they’ve had so many abortions (the preferred Russian method of birth control).
In the Russian Far East, Russian women who still can have babies are marrying Chinese immigrant men – because they make so much better husbands. They are not drunk all the time, they’re not beat-you-up abusive, they work hard, and they turn their paycheck over to their wives. This is a Russian women’s marital paradise.
Russia’s military is as bad off as its health care system. Its draftee troops are mercilessly mistreated and have no morale. Its equipment old and rusted, its technology obsolete, it couldn’t take on Poland much less China. Its nukes are useless as the Chinese have lots as well and would be the last men standing in an exchange.
Russia’s GDP is smaller than Mexico’s (766 billion vs. 768 billion – the US is 12.5 trillion). And it will get smaller as its main export, oil, becomes less competitive given high extraction costs.
The geopolitical bottom line is that there is no way Russia is going to be able to hold on to Siberia for much longer. Within 20 years or less, it’s going to be Chinese Siberia.
It won’t take a war. The demographics will become so overwhelming that Moscow will just give up and sell the place. Maybe not all at once. Maybe in bites.
First it will be Primorski Krai, that region east of the Ussuri River that wraps around Manchuria ending at Vladivostok and North Korea. Second, the region east of the Amur River to the Pacific. Third, Amur Oblast west of the Amur River. Fourth, Transbaikalia east of Lake Baikal.
After China digests all of this, we’ll have to see what is bitten off next.
So when you hear someone grousing about America’s problems, provide them with the perspective of what’s happening to Russia. For all of this is a reminder that our tussles with Mexico and Moslems are just the preliminaries – that the Main Event of the 21st Century will be America’s struggle with Communist China.
— Dr. Jack Wheeler is editor-in-chief of To The Point News and is widely credited as the architect of the Reagan Doctrine.