The prize that America truly seeks is to seize for itself over the coming decades, all global standards in leading-edge technology, and to deny them to China.
China’s intent now is not simply to refine and improve on existing technology, but to leapfrog existing knowledge into a new tech realm (such as by discovering and using new materials that overcome present limits to microprocessor evolution).
China has studied every great power’s rise — but did it miss the class about decline?
In recent years, the Chinese have been telling themselves similar things, given the country’s internal dynamism and external activism in building a new layer of global infrastructure through its Belt and Road Initiative. But much as America has abused its privileged status by cajoling allies toward policies counter to their own interests and imposing wanton sanctions that inhibit meaningful progress in rehabilitating pariah states such as Iran and North Korea, China has very quickly crossed the line from receiving fraternal goodwill to permanent suspicion.
“…It’s pretty stunning, to see the thread connecting Agent Orange, Monsanto, GMOs, IG Farben, Zyklon B, Adolf Hitler, Operation Paperclip, Standard Oil, Rockefeller medicine, Robert Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein, Mossad, Raytheon, Bill Gates, Microsoft, Dick Cheney, Halliburton, Ryan Seacrest, the Kardashians and the companies that manufacture the puberty-blockers and hormones that enable transgenderism and the large corporations now donating hundreds of millions of dollars to Black Lives Matter, to burn this country to the ground.
Robert Reich is a very smart man, so I have to wonder if he is being bribed or blackmailed to publish absolute crap about Western wildfires that are clearly acts of man (and stop at the Canadian border).