China and Russia Plan to Rule the World! Good for Them! By James Reed
The Russians want to join up with China and rule the world:
“In the halls of the Kremlin these days, it’s all about China — and whether or not Moscow can convince Beijing to form an alliance against the West. Russia’s obsession with a potential alliance with China was already obvious at the Valdai Discussion Club, an annual gathering of Russia’s biggest foreign policy minds, in 2017. At their next meeting, late last year, the idea seemed to move from the speculative to something Russia wants to realize. And soon. Russia’s view of China has shifted significantly over the past five years. Every Russian speech — from obscure academics to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin himself — played that note and no other. There was even a new sense of desperation in the air. As Sergey Karaganov, a former adviser to Putin, explained to me at breakfast, now everything must be about China.
Russia’s view of China has shifted significantly over the past five years. Moscow has abandoned any hope that the Chinese economy is an example it might emulate. Instead, foreign policy experts now talk of how Russia can use China to further its geopolitical goals. There was no doubt at Valdai that China knows how to do economic growth, and that Russia does not. Russia’s elite — always so ready to resist any sign of Western hegemony — have no problem admitting China’s economic superiority. Their acceptance reminded me of the way Britain gave way to the United States as the world’s dominant economic power.”
My take on this; it is depressing that the West is collapsing, and in cultural terms, has already gone down the tubes. I know our basic premise is never give up, keep the troops’ morale up, we will win in the end, because like in the movies the good guys win, but I worry that we could go through the motions of doing this as has been done for almost one hundred years, and still find that we are on the same path of decline and inevitable decay.
So, in desperate times, radical things must be considered. After all, when Trump is imprisoned, soon, the Democrats will be going full socialism anyway, and this will be classic socialism, not the updated version of China, or the more nationalist version of Russia. That will mean the ruling Labor Party here will push further into socialist too, with new hate laws that Gillard wanted, and horrors even beyond that:
As old Bernie has recently said:
“The only way we will defeat Donald Trump and the special interests that support him is with a grassroots movement – the likes of which has never been seen in American history. We must stand together – women and men, black, white, Latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, native born and immigrant – to address the challenges we face as a nation. At a time when our infrastructure is crumbling and we have an affordable housing crisis, we can create millions of good paying jobs rebuilding our country. Together, we can raise the minimum wage to a living wage of $15 an hour, provide pay equity for women and guarantee all workers paid family and medical leave. We cannot afford to wait any longer to address the existential threat of climate change. We must transform our energy system away from fossil fuels toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy, creating millions of jobs in the process. While we spend almost twice as much per capita on health care as any nation, our health outcomes are worse and life expectancy is in decline. It is time for us to join every other major country and guarantee health care to all people as a right, not a privilege, through a Medicare-for-all program.
Unbelievably, Americans are saddled with $1.5tn in student loan debt and many young people can’t afford the cost of college. We must lower the egregious level of student debt and make public colleges and universities tuition-free. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and African Americans are incarcerated at more than five times the rate of white people. Our job is to end the destructive “war on drugs,” eliminate private prisons and cash bail and bring about major police department reform. Instead of demonizing undocumented immigrants as our current president has done, we should fight for comprehensive immigration reform, a path toward citizenship, immediate legal status for the young people eligible for the Daca program and a humane policy for those at the border who seek asylum. At a time when women’s rights are under attack at the local, state and federal level, we must defend a woman’s right to control her own body.
To confront the epidemic of gun violence, we need to take on the NRA, expand background checks, end the gun show loophole and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons. And finally, we must end Trump’s support for authoritarian leaders. We need a foreign policy which focuses on democracy, human rights, world peace, global wealth inequality, climate change and massive corporate tax evasion. In 2016, our campaign began the political revolution. The ideas we fought for, which then were considered “radical” or “extreme,” are now supported by a majority of Americans. Now, it is time to defeat Donald Trump, complete that revolution and implement the vision we fought for.”
This old socialist apparently leads the list of Democrat candidates for the 220 elections, and there are plenty more even more radical such as Hispanic Leftist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), whose “Green New Deal” will pound America, and ultimately us, back to the Stone Age.
Sure, we all love our values, freedom, liberalism, democracy, but seriously, the normies have not put up much of a fight for them. The best we have seen in one hundred years is the French yellow vest movement. Meanwhile, at least since the 1960s, victory after victory has been secured by the basic global/Left regime. Democracy? What about the same sex plebiscite: how did that one go for our side of politics? Institutions have been taken over and the land transformed into an alien nation to what it was pre-world War II. It is like the man with only one decaying tooth left, hoping that oil pulling will restore a perfect mouth of teeth. Projecting the trends on, there will be total destruction of the traditional world view. Even rule by a joint Russian/Chinese empire would not be as bad as that; bad, sure, but not as bad, as something may survive. It would certainly end all of he politically correct nonsense. Maybe we will be allowed to live our last days in peace, as in a zoo, and simply die out, more than what is allowed now. I know that is depressing, but my job is not to supply entertainment, but to understand the nature of the war and the final battle for the West, as it proceeds.
It did not, and still may not have to, end this way, but good men do nothing, or not enough.