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From day one, it was blindingly obvious to everyone, including China, that crossing Donald Trump was a bad idea. Anytime anyone attacked him, he hit back twice as hard. He often seemed to do this for sport, retaliating against unimportant people, like basketball players or actors, simply for the fun of it. It was also obvious that Trump loves America, and considered it his responsibility to act on behalf of Americans. These traits of toughness and love of country are much less obvious in Joe Biden. And this has not gone unnoticed by, for example, China. So China has understandably been much less interested in what America thinks about, well, anything. Which has allowed China to do whatever it wants. Which has created increasing tension around the world.
For some reason, President Biden has decided to have a ‘virtual summit’ with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, for our virtual president to discuss his concerns about China’s more aggressive recent actions. Donald Trump, of course, did not need a summit to convince China that they should not cross him. They knew already. Just like they know already that they can cross President Biden all they want with no fear of repercussions. They don’t need a summit to figure that out, either.
The idea of President Biden intimidating anybody – especially a thug like Xi Jinping – in a meeting of any kind is ludicrous. Which I’m sure is as obvious to Biden and his handlers as it is to Xi Jinping. The only way that President Biden could possibly convince Xi that he means business would be through direct military action. Which is why wars are created by displays of weakness rather than strength.
What I find fascinating here, though, is that Biden appears to be indirectly acknowledging that China is not our friend. Perhaps, even, our enemy. This is quite an admission from someone who says that the greatest threat to America is white supremacists in rural American states.
How many militant white supremacists are there in America? Very hard to say. Some, I suppose. But if there are more than a few hundred, they keep an astonishingly low profile. And this low profile calls into question the “militant” part. But whatever.
How many servicemen are in the Chinese military? Around 2.2 million. Plus untold millions of reserves. And they do not keep a low profile.
So why do Democrats fret about the domestic threat of white supremacists that few people have ever encountered, while ignoring the obvious threat of a hostile Chinese military with clear imperialistic goals?
First, remember that Democrats openly state that their goal is to “fundamentally transform America” into something other than what it is now. Democrats have moved from closet liberals to open socialists in the past several years, and socialism does not fit with our Constitution or our culture. So before Democrats can build the socialist Utopia they dream of, they must first destroy American culture as it is now. And they have been openly working at this for some years now.
China has similar goals to American Democrats. They find American culture etc to be a threat to their dreams of world domination. America is not an imperialistic country – we briefly took over Iraq, Afghanistan, and other hotspots in the interest of safety, but they gave those countries back to their people. China does things a bit differently.
But they can’t build a Chinese Utopia across the world until they first destroy American culture as it is now.
The Democrats understandably feel that the enemy of their enemy is their friend. So they minimize our natural conflict with the Chinese.
But anyone who seeks to grab power needs an enemy. Preferably an enemy that poses no real threat. So white supremacists are a reasonable alternative for the Democrats. After all, who cares if you lose a few hundred votes in the next election?
All of this probably makes sense in the Democrat strategy meetings in the nice, secure conference rooms of nice, secure hotels. Meetings that are run by Ivy League graduates who all believe the one-world kumbaya peace movement stuff they were taught from kindergarten through graduate school. So they ignore the Chinese, and attack whatever straw man seems least threatening at the time. Makes sense.
Until the Chinese notice. Then, feces gets real.
Even Jimmy Carter eventually figured out that his fellow socialists in the Soviet Union were not his friends. Jimmy Carter.
Will Joe Biden and his handlers figure this out in time?
Clarence Thomas and I are not optimistic…Published in