Who is Pulling the Puppet Strings in the White House?

After reading parts one and two of this post “Who is Pulling the Puppet Strings in the White House”, I’m fairly sure you will agree that the puppets in the White House dangle from the hands of the…

While watching a weekly prophecy update by John Haller of Fellowship Bible Channel, he recommended an article from Tabletmag.com. The article is titled The Thirty Tyrants” The deal that the American elite chose to make with China has a precedent in the history of Athens and Sparta: BY Lee Smith.

After reading this article three times I knew I had to share excerpts with my readers. It explained so much that I was not aware of. This article by Lee Smith. brought together many pieces of the puzzle being played out all around the world.

There is a goal to all the chaos around us. “The Thirty Tyrants” is a wonderful introduction to what I feel the Lord is directing for me to share concerning the times in which we live.

We truly are living in the last days as foretold in the Word of God. We are racing head-first into the period known as the 7-Year Tribulation.

Jesus said: “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe– John 14:29

My website is dedicated to informing and encouraging followers of Christ to stand strong without fear. Hopefully, if you are not a follower of Christ, you will accept His precious gift of Eternal life while there is still time.

I have chosen to use brown ink to differentiate between the article of Lee Smith and my commentary. Let’s get started.

Jesus said: Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.Luke 21:28

Interview with Thomas Friedman

The author begins by sharing that he spoke “with The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman about an article he wrote more than a decade ago, during the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency. Thomas Friedman’s piece documents the exact moment when the American elite decided that democracy wasn’t working for them.”

They blamed the Republican Party and switched to the Democratic Party in the hopes of strengthening the relationships that were making them rich.

You see its always about money, prestige, and power…

The rich think of their wealth as a strong defense; they imagine it to be a high wall of safety. – Proverbs 18:11(NLT)

To him who builds his house by unrighteousness And his chambers by injustice, Who uses his neighbor’s service without wages And gives him nothing for his work.Jeremiah 22:13 (NKJV)

He goes on to say: “the disenchanted elite that the Times columnist identified has further impoverished American workers while enriching themselves. The one-word motto they came to live by was globalism—that is, the freedom to structure commercial relationships and social enterprises without reference to the well-being of the particular society in which they happened to make their livings and raise their children.” (Emphasis added)

Does this ring any bells? This is the Great Reset the Globalists are trying to force down the world’s throats. Globalism, a one-world government, economy, and religion. Make no mistake it will happen. Again, this has been foretold in Scripture. (See: Revelation 13:3-4, Revelation 13:7-8, Revelation 13:15-17)

Why Trade with an Authoritarian Regime?

“For decades, American policymakers and the corporate class said they saw China as a rival, but the elite that Friedman described saw enlightened Chinese autocracy as a friend and even as a model—which was not surprising, given that the Chinese Communist Party became their source of power, wealth, and prestige.

Why did they trade with an authoritarian regime and send millions of American manufacturing jobs off to China thereby impoverish working Americans? Because it made them rich.

They salved their consciences by telling themselves they had no choice but to deal with China. And besides, the American workers hurt by the deal deserved to be punished.” (Emphasis added)

BUT GOD STATES: What sorrow awaits you who lie awake at night, thinking up evil plans. You rise at dawn and hurry to carry them out, simply because you have the power to do so.Micah 2:1 (NLT)

Who is Pulling the Puppet Strings?Enter Donald Trump

Returning those jobs to America, along with ending foreign wars and illegal immigration, was the core policy promise of Donald Trump’s presidency, and the source of his surprise victory in 2016. What he called “The Swamp” appeared at first just to be a random assortment of industries, institutions, and personalities that seemed to have nothing in common.

But Trump’s incessant attacks on that elite gave them collective self-awareness as well as a powerful motive for solidarity. Together, they saw that they represented a nexus of public and private sector interests that shared…the same center of gravity—the U.S.-China relationship. And so, the China Class was born. (Emphasis added)

Who is Pulling the Puppet Strings? Cheap Chinese Manufacturing…

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!Isaiah 5:21

A decade ago, no one would’ve put NBA superstar LeBron James and Apple CEO Tim Cook in the same family album, but here they are now, linked by their fantastic wealth owing to cheap Chinese manufacturing (Nike sneakers, iPhones, etc.) and a growing Chinese consumer market.

The NBA’s $1.5 billion contract with digital service provider Tencent made the Chinese firm the league’s biggest partner outside America. In gratitude, these two-way ambassadors shared the wisdom of the Chinese Communist Party with their ignorant countrymen.

Because of Trump’s pressure on the Americans who benefited extravagantly from the U.S.-China relationship, these strange bedfellows acquired what Marxists call class consciousness—and joined together to fight back, further cementing their relationships with their Chinese patrons.

Think tanks and research institutions gorged themselves on Chinese money such as the:

  • Atlantic Council
  • Center for American Progress
  • EastWest Institute
  • Carter Center
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and others

Who is Pulling the Puppet Strings? China was the Source…

Because it was true that China was the source of the China Class’ power, the novel coronavirus coming out of Wuhan became the platform for its coup de grace. Americans became prey to an anti-democratic elite that used the coronavirus to demoralize them; lay waste to small businesses; leave them vulnerable to rioters who are free to steal, burn, and kill; keep their children from school and the dying from the last embrace of their loved ones. (Emphasis added)


Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are. Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good. They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil.Psalm 36.1-4 (NLT)

The Big Lie

For nearly a year, American officials have purposefully laid waste to our economy and society for the sole purpose of arrogating more power to themselves while the Chinese economy has gained on America’s.  

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!Isaiah 5:20

They needed to “desecrate American history, culture, and society; and defame the country as systemically racist in order to furnish the predicate for why ordinary Americans in fact deserved the hell that the elite’s private and public sector proxies had already prepared for them.” (Emphasis added)


Lockdowns are not public health measures to reduce the spread of a virus. They are political instruments, which is why Democratic Party officials who put their constituents under repeated lengthy lockdowns. (Emphasis added)

Democratic officials intentionally destroyed lives and ended thousands of them by sending the ill to infect the elderly in nursing homes. The job was to boost coronavirus casualties in order to defeat Trump and they succeeded. (Emphasis added)

Who is Pulling the Puppet Strings? A Little History

The poisoned embrace between American elites and China began nearly 50 years ago. Kissinger’s geopolitical maneuver became the cornerstone of his historical legacy. It also made him a wealthy man selling access to Chinese officials. In turn, Kissinger pioneered the way for other former high-ranking policymakers to engage in their own foreign influence-peddling operations, like William Cohen, defense secretary in the administration of Bill Clinton, who greased the way for China to gain permanent most favored nation trade status in 2000 and become a cornerstone of the World Trade Organization. (Emphasis added)

In the 1980s China wasn’t competitive with the United States. It was only in the 1990s with the debates every year about granting China most favored nation status in trade that China became a commercial rival”—and a lucrative partner.

Just after defeating communism in the Soviet Union, America breathed new life into the communist party that survived. And instead of Western democratic principles transforming the CCP, the American establishment acquired a taste for Eastern techno-autocracy.

Tech became the anchor of the U.S.-China relationship, with CCP funding driving Silicon Valley startups, thanks largely to the efforts of Dianne Feinstein, who, after Kissinger, became the second-most influential official driving the U.S.-CCP relationship for the next 20 years.

How Crass…

Ronald Reagan was thought crass for referring to the Soviet Union as the “Evil Empire,” but trade and foreign policy from the end of WWII to 1990 reflected that this was a consensus position—Cold War American leadership didn’t want the country coupled to a one-party authoritarian state. (Emphasis added)

Bill Clinton… entered the White House promising to focus on human rights, in contrast to the George H.W. Bush administration. After two years in office made an about-face. American human rights groups and labor unions were appalled. Clinton’s decision sent a clear message, said then AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland, “no matter what America says about democracy and human rights, in the final analysis, profits, not people, matter most.(Emphasis added)

More than two decades later, the number of American industries and companies that lobbied against Trump administration measures attempting to decouple Chinese technology from its American counterparts is a staggering measure of how closely two rival systems that claim to stand for opposing sets of values and practices have been integrated. (Emphasis added)

Companies like Ford, FedEx, and Honeywell, as well as Qualcomm and other semiconductor manufacturers that fought to continue selling chips to Huawei, all exist with one leg in America and the other leg planted firmly in America’s chief geopolitical rival.

To protect both halves of their business, they soft-sell the issue by calling China a competitor in order to obscure their role in boosting a dangerous rival.

American Industry has a Stake in China

Nearly every major American industry has a stake in China. From Wall Street—CitigroupGoldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley— to hospitality. “It’s so pervasive, it’s better to ask who’s not tied into China,” says former Trump administration official Gen. (Ret.) Robert Spalding.

The National Defense Industrial Association recently complained of a law forbidding defense contractors from using certain Chinese technologies. “Just about all contractors doing work with the federal government,” said a spokesman for the trade group, “would have to stop.”

A Very Large Push

Even the Trump administration was split between hawks and accommodationists. The majority of Trump officials were in the latter camp, most notably Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a former Hollywood producer. 

Studios are not able to tap into China’s enormous market without observing CCP redlines.

For example, in the upcoming sequel to Top Gun, Paramount offered to blur the Taiwan and Japan patches on Tom Cruise’s “Maverick” jacket for the Chinese release of the film, but CCP censors insisted the patches not be shown in any version anywhere in the world.

In the Trump administration, says former Trump adviser Spalding, “there was a very large push to continue unquestioned cooperation with China. On the other side was a smaller number of those who wanted to push back.” (Emphasis added)

Complicit in Genocide…Who is Pulling the Puppet Strings?

Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, For the reward of his hands shall be given him. – Isaiah 3:11

Apple, Nike, and Coca-Cola even lobbied against the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

On Trump’s penultimate day in office, his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States has “determined that the People’s Republic of China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, China

That makes a number of major American brands that use forced Uyghur labor—including, according to a 2020 Australian study, Nike, Adidas, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and General Motors—complicit in genocide.

Not a Partisan Idea

The idea that countries that scorn basic human and democratic rights should not be directly funded by American industry and given privileged access to the fruits of U.S. government-funded research and technology that properly belongs to the American people is hardly a partisan idea.

That’s not to say establishment Republicans are cut out of the pro-China oligarchy—Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell’s shipbuilder billionaire father-in-law James Chao has benefited greatly from his relationship with the CCP, including college classmate Jiang Zemin. Gifts from the Chao family have catapulted McConnell to only a few slots below Feinstein in the list of wealthiest senators. (Emphasis added)

Woe to you who plunder, though you have not been plundered; And you who deal treacherously, though they have not dealt treacherously with you! When you cease plundering, You will be plundered; When you make an end of dealing treacherously, They will deal treacherously with you.Isaiah 33:1

By now I hope you are getting an idea of what is happening to these once United States of America. However, it goes so much deeper, as you will see in part two. Who is Pulling the Puppet Strings?

I encourage you to read for yourself the article from Lee Smith as I have only shared a thimble full of his great workThe Thirty TyrantsThe deal that the American elite chose to make with China has a precedent in the history of Athens and Sparta. Thank you Lee Smith for your eye-opening work!

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