03.27.12

Richard Clarke sings the China Toilet Blooz

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism, Made in China at 4:34 pm by George Smith

For Smithsonian magazine, Richard Clarke makes what the magazine’s reporter thinks an audacious statement.

Now keep in mind the 1 percent and their shoe-shiners have never looked at the China trade deficit from the aisles of Target or Wal-Mart.

For some reason Clarke believes American companies giving everything over to China is astonishing stuff, a development people are not concerned enough about. They need to be told.

So you’ve a snapshot of our culture of lickspittle in action. Tough old mutton everyone’s chewed through many times repackaged as new fresh veal cutlets.

Clarke in the Smithsonian:

The vision Clarke has is of a modern technological nightmare, casting the United States as Dr. Frankenstein, whose scientific genius has created millions of potential monsters all over the world. But Clarke is even more concerned about “official” hackers such as those believed to be employed by China.

“I’m about to say something that people think is an exaggeration, but I think the evidence is pretty strong,” he tells me. “Every major company in the United States has already been penetrated by China” …

“My greatest fear,” Clarke says, “is that, rather than having a cyber-Pearl Harbor event, we will instead have this death of a thousand cuts. Where we lose our competitiveness by having all of our research and development stolen by the Chinese. And we never really see the single event that makes us do something about it. That it’s always just below our pain threshold. That company after company in the United States spends millions, hundreds of millions, in some cases billions of dollars on R&D and that information goes free to China….After a while you can’t compete.”

It’s not below your pain threshold if you’re among the 99 percent.

Wait, there’s more, the US military could be embarrassed militarily.

“Say there was another confrontation, such as the one in 1996 when President Clinton rushed two carrier battle fleets to the Taiwan Strait to warn China against an invasion of Taiwan,” reads the magazine. “Clarke, who says there have been war games on precisely such a revived confrontation, now believes that we might be forced to give up playing such a role for fear that our carrier group defenses could be blinded and paralyzed by Chinese cyberintervention.”

“Clarke now wants to warn us, urgently, that we are being failed again, being left defenseless against a cyberattack that could bring down our nation’s entire electronic infrastructure, including the power grid, banking and telecommunications, and even our military command system,” reads the script.


Get the pies. Imagine Richard Clarke on the stage.

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