Thursday, August 29, 2019

The tariffs are about more than the economy

The post WWII world order is now being challenged by the autocracies of China, Russia, and Iran and their proxies in North Korea, Syria, and Venezuela. What is telling is that China, Russia, and Iran have significant historical and Ideological conflicts, but these are superseded by their common bond of autocratic control of power. Their common desire is to replace the Western liberal tradition based on individual freedom and equality with a new type of world order that makes the world safe for autocracies and to create a new global balance of power.

China does not seek a direct military conflict with the United States, but seeks to use its technological advances to achieve a global economic hegemony. A control of infrastructure in communication, transportation. artificial intelligence, aerospace, biomedicine, renewable energy, and advanced weapons systems as well as a global leadership in manufacturing and trade all could be used to achieve a predominant military position as well. Iran and Russia also have the energy and military resources with which to make other countries dependent. Their common tactics also show a disregard for ethical constraints. This is demonstrated by their support of North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and terrorist groups as well as their own abuse of human rights and the persecution and extermination of opposition.

China -- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Monday, August 19, 2019

Public Opinion is needed to support democratic change and the New York Times has its own agenda.

The New York Times spent two and a half years /trying to convince the nation that Donald Trump had colluded with Russia and accused him of being a puppet of Putin and guilty of treason.  The Mueller report debunked this partisan political narrative meant to overturn the election of 2016. They have instead now chosen to focus on calling President Trump a racist and focussing on the racial history of the country. 
The left will continue to focus on diversity rather than what we all share in common. Their perception is that this will be a winning strategy for the 2020 elections, which only time will tell. 

The Washington Examiner --  Bryon York
“So the New York Times has two big plans. One would be big enough: to focus on the universe of racism accusations that increasingly surround the president at a time when he just happens to be running for reelection. But the other is even bigger: to "reframe" American history in accordance with the values of New York Times editors. It's an extraordinarily ambitious undertaking for people in what used to be known more simply as the news business.” -- Victor David Hansen
One of the weirdest characteristics of our global politicians and moral censors is their preference to voice cosmic justice rather than to address less abstract sin within their own purview or authority. These progressive virtue mongers see themselves as citizens of the world rather than of the United States and thus can impotently theorize about problems elsewhere when they cannot solve those in their own midst.