The writing is on the wall, Nebuchadnezzar. This little tidbit was in the Washington Times late last year:
The median age of NASA’s manned space engineers is now over 55. Over a quarter are past retirement age. Meanwhile, China’s average lunar probe engineer is about 33 years old and the Shenzhou manned-space program engineers average about 36.
China’s space program also seems to have all the funding and resources it needs, partially due to the fact that seven of China’s nine most senior leaders – the Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo – are themselves engineers.
And here’s a bit more from the same article:
China may already be the second-largest manufacturing power on Earth and possesses a highly advanced industrial infrastructure. It now has more than $2.3 trillion in excess foreign exchange holdings – adding another $300 billion just in the past nine months, equal the entire gross product of Argentina. And China’s top universities are rolling in research money, possess the latest laboratory equipment, and have their pick of the most brilliant students.
In 2005, China produced 351,537 engineers, with at least a bachelor’s degree, nearly double the United States figure of 137,437; and a healthy chunk of China top engineers get their doctoral training at American universities. For example, of the 99 doctorates in engineering awarded by the University of Virginia from August 2007 to August 2008, one-third – 33 – went to scholars from Chinese universities.
The atheist leaders of China will probably lead their country to the moon before the end of this decade. And those same leaders are not just setting out to explore and master outer space. They’ve got their eyes on the exploration and mastery of the holy of holies: the still unmapped territories of the human body’s inner spaces—most specifically, the details of its genome.
To what purpose?
For the directing of human evolution.
Don’t imagine they won’t go there. They already are. Neither traditional monotheistic religious taboos about playing God nor Western Enlightenment deism or humanism (with their core respect for individual rights and the integrity and dignity of the individual) are in operation in Chinese decision-making.
The leadership of China consists of atheists of the pragmatic Machiavellian and Nietzschean variety. They are ethno-nationalist atheists buzzing with ideas gleaned from Leo Strauss and Carl Schmitt. And you’re not going to stop them.
Oh, and your national debt obligations are being financed by them.
So now what do you want to do?