The New York Times has a good article on the rise of China called “The Land That Failed To Fail”
“In the uncertain years after Mao’s death, long before China became an industrial juggernaut, before the Communist Party went on a winning streak that would reshape the world, a group of economics students gathered at a mountain retreat outside Shanghai. There, in the bamboo forests of Moganshan, the young scholars grappled with a pressing question: How could China catch up with the West?
It was the autumn of 1984, and on the other side of the world, Ronald Reagan was promising “morning again in America.” China, meanwhile, was just recovering from decades of political and economic turmoil. There had been progress in the countryside, but more than three-quarters of the population still lived in extreme poverty. The state decided where everyone worked, what every factory made and how much everything cost. …”
I found it pretty funny.
According to these people, I am supposed to be a racist, a white supremacist, an extremist because I reject their retarded Western ideology. These are the people who smugly convinced themselves that China would inevitably fail and all they had to do was sit back and wait.
I don’t have anything against China. The Chinese want to become rich while remaining Chinese. They want to be the major power in East Asia. They want to keep out Western degeneracy with their Great Firewall. These sound like sensible goals for a normal country to me.
Look at what China has accomplished under its Great Helmsman Xi Jinping. Compare the quality of China’s leadership to Theresa May’s UK, Macron’s France or Merkel’s Germany. We have a president who is so weak that he can’t even remove a reporter from the White House press pool. The United States allows itself to be invaded and overrun by Guatemalans and Hondurans. It can’t even pass a simple infrastructure bill while China is building infrastructure all over the world.
America’s leaders care about Drag Queen Story Hour than engineering. If there is a new Cold War between China and the United States, I have no doubt that China will win it. To be perfectly honest, we need the reality check to unburden ourselves of our worthless political class and its delusions.