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This post was edited by abramicus at 2014-8-23 17:22|
AND THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH . . .
The blood, cultural, and economic ties beween Mongolia and China, as well as between Mongolia and Russia, promise that Mongolia will prosper in peace by simply staying independent, not just of its big neighbors, none of whom have any ambitions to invade it, as either could have at any time in the past, but also of its suitors from other parts of the world, who carry the political baggage in their deals with Mongolia, that their government and their economy must be re-structured in such a way that such countries can dictate regime change any time they want through the facade of democratic elections, knowing full well that even in the so-called "democratic elections" in such distant countries, that candidates are nominated by powerful interest groups and wealthy donors, who thus have the unconstitutional privilege of screening the candidates for obedience even before the public gets to vote for them. The process of nomination, euphemistically called "primaries", serves not to promote the names of those who could serve their country best, but to weed out those who serve their donors least. The second sieve of the actual elections often pits candidates who have been certified to be non-threats and therefore unofficial servants of their foreign backers, against each other, to determine which of them would bring them the thickest and juiciest bacon. With such a model of colonization of developing countries through fundamentally flawed elections, it is no wonder that most developing countries cannot progress, as the wealth of their nation continues to flow out to the countries backing their government.
The present government of Mongolia stands out as an exception to the rule of puppet governments whose strings are being pulled, day in and day out, by foreigners. It was elected by an overwhelming majority of the voters, notwithstanding the opposition of foreign powers, and sought out China on its own, without any backroom deals to exploit their country for the benefit of any special interest. China's even-handed policy in Mongolia, not interfering in its domestic politics, letting the Mongolian people learn from their own past experiences how best they should be governed, which party should be in power, and what economic or social programs they should promote, has loosened the political and economic chains heretofore binding down this great people. China can treat Mongolia differently than than the West for the simple reason that Xi proudly professed in his visit. China regards Mongolia as first of all, kin, with blood ties streaming across generations between Mongolians and Chinese for more than a thousand years, as many Beijingers themselves have Mongolian blood in their veins. Beijing itself was the capital of the Mongolian empire under Kublai Khan - how much closer can two countries be? The enmity of a thousand years past has mellowed into the wine of true friendship in the 21st century. Kinship and friendship are both made ten times more relevant to both countries by the largesse of nature and history in making these relatives and friends also next-door neighbors which facilitates their exchanges of goods, services and tourists. Who would not want their kindly relatives and friends to be their next door neighbors?
This is the great strategic wisdom of Xi as he visits Mongolia. It is not just a flash of brilliant intellectual insight. It is a transcendent and profound spiritual wisdom to see in a country a whole world unfold. Being friends with its other great neighbor, Russia, China has no ambitions to turn Mongolia into a political tug-of-war with Russia either. Why should they? They are all friends after all. China herself has a large Russian-blooded ethnic community in its northern tier of provinces. Surely, three friends are better than two in defending, helping, and entertaining each other in the many centuries to come, as this visit by Xi will be remembered for, by generations hence. In fact, Xi's approach to Mongolia reminds one of the great unification of the northern tribes by the diplomat and leader par excellence, Genghis Khan, who made the once ignored and disdained nomadic tribes of Mongolia, the ruler of the greatest empire the world has ever seen. But this time, the scope of the unification is even bigger, as the SCO evolves into a commonwealth of nations that own, defend, and develop what the British jealously and accurately described as the "Pivot of Human History". This is the MIDDLE EARTH of Tolkien, and to its peaceful people, to them, to the meek, belongs the inheritance of the Earth.