CHINA VS THE WEST? No, it is freedom vs empire – of any kind

“Delegates from American companies, including ADM, Cisco, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Warner Bros, Xcoal, General Motors, and PepsiCo, were told by Ning Jizhe, a vice-chairman of the commission, that China always welcomed more investment from American companies.

Ning said the US business community should “seize the opportunities brought by China’s booming economy and wider opening-up”.”

– South China Morning Post

China’s economy is booming. However, some will interpret recent policy changes there as cracks appearing in China’s strength. Good sign for humanity, that would be. Bad sign it is, however, that the Western corporate oligarchy will get temporarily stronger as a result of China’s current somewhat weakened state. Whatever the current balance of power between the two may in reality be, humanity loses if either remains dominant in ANY sphere.

Demonic, sociopathic, Orwellian oligarchy A or B? How about neither.

Western corporate oligarchy may be winning this extremely dangerous struggle with China for global preeminence, for now, though that is definitely in question. But in any case, the competition could launch WWIII. Furthermore, both the Chinese and Western oligarchies threaten the world with grim slavery, mass exploitation and Orwellian technocratic empire. The people only win when both are defeated.

Communist, capitalist: both are in truth corporatist – both rely on the merger of business and the state, which, as Mussolini himself said, is the proper definition of fascism.

Let us no longer be drawn into false dichotomies and dead end battles that go nowhere, but only support the ruling elite by pitting the people against one another. What we need now, is democracy and freedom, and an end to empires and oligarchies of any kind.

Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine and Martin Luther King Jr. would understand these things clearly enough. The question is, do we?

J. Todd Ring,

August 28, 2020

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