All Quiet on Eastern Front


CNN, BBC, Fox News, the Drudge Report… These outlets are getting a lot of traction from rumors of war.

It’s as if war is imminent. We should all run to our bomb shelters, crouch down, put our heads between our knees, and kiss our asses goodbye.

But in the Chinese media there is either no mention or barely a mention. No one cares about this story.

In the Chinese media, there is no John Bolton speculating that it is “doable” to eliminate the North Korean regime.

In China, thankfully, there is no Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump’s evangelical advisers, who has a Cold-War Hot Line to God himself: “In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un.” Robert Jeffress, on the God Squad.

Well, if he is really going to take “Romans” seriously then does not North Korea also represent a “governing authority”? Established by God? Why is Jeffress not internally consistent? Because he shares the same mental paralysis found among many American evangelicals?

Locally and nationally, here in China, people are not talking about North Korea. Locally, people are talking aboout the earthquake that hit last night:

“Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all-out efforts to rapidly organize relief work and rescue the injured people after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

At least five people were killed and over 70 were injured after the earthquake jolted Jiuzhaigou County in Sichuan at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.”

We felt the earthquake in Chengdu – especially me on the 23rd floor of my apartment building, which swayed back and forth. I’m not going to worry about that, either.


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