Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
John 3:36 — English Standard Version
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 — English Standard Version
Every article that appears here on ACP of a political leaning, a current event revelation is published here solely — SOLELY — for anyone happening upon them to take the time to come to the understanding of how EVERYTHING EVERYONE does is of a fulfilling of Bible prophecy nature. It’s all about — IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ESCALATING SPIRITUAL WAR — that no one is exempt from and everyone is a soldier in.
Either AWOL. Or on one side or the other. But no one is a mere spectator.
This is why any and every article of a political nature, a current event nature is found here. NOT because I foolishly imagine an election is going to alter anything. Human nature is what it is. From creation. From the Garden of Eden. Throughout all of history. No matter where. No matter when. No matter who.
Man and woman are corrupt. Not inherently good as is the prevailing delusion and lie.
Man and woman are sick, yes, but there is no worldly fix. No worldly offered up remedy.
There is no REAL separation of the spiritual and the state. No matter what may be written or demanded by any man or woman or group.
For every person — every single individual — is either of a spiritual nature to serve this world and the prince of the air, the god of this world for a season, the devil. Satan. Pure and simple.
Or, they are of a spiritual nature, truly transformed by the Supernatural power of the Holy Spirit of God to serve the Lord. To walk according to the teachings of the whole Word of God.
There are no other camps, places, groups, organizations, parties, places to go or belong to.
Not according to me.
According to the Word of God.
According to the Creator Who most deny, mock, ignore, and imagine they know better than —even though every breath they take, every heartbeat of theirs, every morsel of food, their abodes, everything they have is only possible because of the mercies of the One True God. The Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit.
And tragically only a remnant of the people on this earth know this, believe this, and strive to live this daily.
What uniform do you put on daily and wear? Which campfire do you sit around? What side in this escalating spiritual war are you fighting on?
Because it’s about more than here. It’s all about where your spirit, your soul will reside for ETERNITY.
And just as there are only two options here?
There are only two options then as well.
It’s either heaven or hell, baby, it’s either heaven or hell!
Both are real.
And every person who has ever lived is living, or is yet to be born will have their spirit, their soul reside for eternity in one place or the other.
No other way.
No other possibility.
Then Christ the Lord. God. The Holy Spirit.
Or, keep following the men and women of this perverted, fallen, rotting from within the world and see how far that gets you…
While politics and worldly events consume realize that is also in part the work of the devil. To keep as many people from the truth and running around in circles, so occupied, so fearful, so consumed in the here and now they refuse to pause. Go to God. Go to the Word of God. Read. Study. Pray. Meditate — take the time to quietly alone, in secret, THINK on what is within the Word of God.
It’s all Entertainment Tonight, Today, and Always.
It’s all sleight-of-hand. It’s all distractions and delusion. Illusion
And while endless argument and debate rages with regard to left versus right, the audience is kept distracted not realizing what the right hand is doing because the show focuses on the left hand, and in truth it takes both hands working their evil to bring about what it is we all can see, hear, smell if we’re paying attention and can be truly objective. Possess logic, rational thought. Use the good mind that God gave us.
If we’re willing to come out of the darkness and into the light.
If we shed the mantle of the walking dead and embrace the Way, the Truth, the Light, and the Life!
The Lord Jesus Christ.
And not only embrace, truly be transformed by the Spirit of God. To be His disciple. To make Jesus not only Saviour — but LORD of one’s life.
The communist Chinese grow stronger. The West grows weaker and more lost.
Perhaps if sin and turning from God did not abound to the degree it does in the West this would not be how it is and how it is going.
Pick up a Bible and come to know the history, the truth, both past, present, and future.
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
ACP — A Crooked Path
Communist China’s Military Modernization
- “[W]e are being more effectively challenged militarily today than at any…any other time in our history.” — U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, September 20, 2021.
- China aims to “complete national defense and military modernization by 2035.” — Jamestown.org, March 26, 2021
- China’s modernization of its military is taking place on all levels.
- “The PLA [People’s Liberation Army] … seeks a force capable of winning a number of high-end regional conflicts, including the forcible unification of Taiwan, while dissuading, deterring, or defeating third-party military intervention.” — Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, before the Senate U.S. Armed Services Committee, April 26, 2021.
- “Hypersonic weapons, a full range of anti-satellite systems, plus cyber, electronic warfare, and challenging air to air missiles are all part of the growing inventory of Chinese capabilities.” — U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, September 20, 2021.
- “In 2019, the private PRC-based company Ziyan UAV exhibited armed swarming drones….. During the past five years, China has made achievements in AI-enabled unmanned surface vessels, which China plans to use to patrol and bolster its territorial claims in the South China Sea.” — The Pentagon, Annual 2020 Report to Congress on the Chinese military.
- “We’re not a decade ahead.” — Eric Schmidt, former executive chairman and CEO of Google and the chairman of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, National Defense Magazine, October 30, 2020.
“Since 2010, I have been pounding the drum about how serious a threat the People’s Republic of China’s military modernization program is to the ability of the United States to project power into the Indo Pacific, and more broadly our ability to protect our interests and values around the world… While America is still the dominant military power on the planet, we are being more effectively challenged militarily today than at any…any other time in our history.” These were the words of U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Convention on September 20.
China has been modernizing its military for several decades to become a “world class military” — equal to, or in some cases superior to, the U.S. military — by mid-century. China aims to “complete national defense and military modernization by 2035”. In this year’s Annual Worldwide Threat Assessment, the U.S. intelligence community called China an increasingly “near-peer competitor, challenging the United States in multiple arenas—especially economically, militarily, and technologically” that has “demonstrated the capability and intent to advance their interests at the expense of the United States and its allies.”
“Chinese leaders characterize China’s long-term military modernization program as essential to achieving great-power status,” Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told the Senate Armed Services Committee in April.
“The PLA [People’s Liberation Army] modernization agenda focuses on developing and fielding advanced military capabilities in all warfighting domains…The PLA seeks a force capable of winning a number of high-end regional conflicts, including the forcible unification of Taiwan, while dissuading, deterring, or defeating third-party military intervention. At the same time, we expect the PLA to expand its capability to carry out smaller operations globally to support China’s interests.”
According to Kendall, China’s modernization of its military is taking place on all levels:
“Simultaneously, China is increasing inventory levels and the sophistication of their weapons and modernizing centers and command and control networks throughout the kill chains that support their weapons. Hypersonic weapons, a full range of anti-satellite systems, plus cyber, electronic warfare, and challenging air to air missiles are all part of the growing inventory of Chinese capabilities.”
As an essential part of its modernization, China is focused on technological innovation, especially the operationalization of emerging technologies for military purposes. China pursues a strategy of civil and military fusion, a whole-of-society effort whereby China’s science and technology innovations, its civilian technology and industrial bases are leveraged and fused across military and civilian sectors. According to the Pentagon, the fusion happens, among other things, by “blending military and civilian expertise and knowledge, building military requirements into civilian infrastructure and leveraging civilian construction for military purposes”. Artificial intelligence (AI), which Beijing specifically views as “critical to its future military and industrial power” is a case in point because of its dual-use nature, meaning it can be used for both civilian and military purposes:
“China is making strategic investments worldwide in AI to reap national security and economic benefits…” wrote the Pentagon in its 2020 report to Congress on China’s military power.
“The PRC is pursuing a whole-of-society effort to become a global leader in AI, which includes designating select private AI companies in China as ‘AI champions’ to emphasize R&D in specific dual-use technologies. Many of these ‘AI champions,’ including Huawei and Hikvision, are major suppliers of AI surveillance technology worldwide. In 2019, the private PRC-based company Ziyan UAV exhibited armed swarming drones that it claimed use AI to perform autonomous guidance, target acquisition, and attack execution. During the past five years, China has made achievements in AI-enabled unmanned surface vessels, which China plans to use to patrol and bolster its territorial claims in the South China Sea. China has also tested unmanned tanks as part of research efforts to integrate AI into ground forces’ equipment.”
China aims to become a global leader in AI by 2030.
China’s current Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development (2021-2025) focuses on accelerating China’s research on AI to harness its commercial technology sector to accomplish the People’s Liberation Army’s goal of so-called “intelligentized” warfare, which broadly speaking can be explained as the use of emerging technologies in war. According to the Pentagon’s 2020 report on China’s military power:
“The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) sees emerging technologies as driving a shift to ‘intelligentized’ warfare from today’s ‘informatized’ way of war. PLA strategists broadly describe intelligentized warfare as the operationalization of artificial intelligence (AI) and its enabling technologies, such as cloud computing, big data analytics, quantum information, and unmanned systems, for military applications. These technologies, according to PRC leaders—including Chairman Xi Jinping— represent a ‘Revolution in Military Affairs’ for which China must undertake a whole-of-government approach to secure critical economic and military advantages against advanced militaries.
“China seeks to lead the shift to “intelligentized warfare” through its Military-Civil Fusion (MCF) Development Strategy and by reforming both its research and development (R&D) as well as strategy and doctrine organizations.”
Some of the advanced and disruptive military capabilities that Communist China is developing based on emerging technologies include “hypersonic weapons, electromagnetic railguns, directed energy weapons, and counterspace capabilities.”
The technology race between the U.S. and Communist China, therefore, has extremely tangible consequences for national security. Last year, Michael Brown, director of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit, said there are already technological areas where Beijing is ahead, including facial recognition software, small drones and quantum communications, while China is challenging the U.S. lead in areas such as artificial intelligence, rocket launches, quantum computing, quantum sensing and supercomputing.
“We’re a year or two ahead of China [in AI],” Eric Schmidt, former executive chairman and CEO of Google and the chairman of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, said last year. “We’re not a decade ahead.”
Judith Bergman, a columnist, lawyer and political analyst, is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Gatestone Institute.