Monday, August 09, 2010

Anti-American Art: They Weren't Invincible and Neither Are You

"The American Invaders Will Be Defeated" reads this 1951 poster mustering support for the professed Chinese People's Volunteers then fighting off the U.S. Army in North Korea. The two books held by the soldiers show what it took for the Chinese allied with Soviet Russia to defeat Japan and Nazi Germany and what it took for the Chinese Red Army to defeat the Kuomintang in the Chinese civil war in the late 1940s. The message is clear: the motley crew of Americans with their money and their nuclear bombs will be defeated too. And in truth, the Korean War ended in stalemate.

While North Korea and China are today nominally allies, North Korea's continued militant posture is probably an inconvenience to the Chinese, engaged in a new strategy of conquering the world with money. When the next U.S.-China war comes, it's gonna be a doozy.

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