The once and future king

So let me get this straight. The President of the United States encouraged the Chinese to build concentration camps in Xinjiang. The Chinese built concentration camps in Xinjiang. In response, we complain about human rights violations and launch a cold war that could easily turn into a hot war. Increasingly, I feel that America is just a giant lunatic asylum.

For years, the Chinese have complained that American criticism over human rights was not sincere, and instead was a pretext to try to restrain them from becoming a great power. I have no doubt that many Americans (including me) are sincere in their criticism of Chinese human rights violations. But given the behavior of our former and future president, can you blame them for thinking it’s all just an excuse to hamstring their high tech sector?

PS. Campus protesters seem determined to replace Biden with a guy who wants to put Muslims into concentration camps. I guess they’ve learned nothing since 1968. Remember Nixon?



4 Responses to “The once and future king”

  1. Gravatar of Sara Sara
    11. May 2024 at 00:14

    Is this your monthly “I need to defend China post”?

    It’s amazing how these arrive almost monthly, without fail.

    In regards to the content, you’re referring to a disputed statement made by John Bolton, the same man who lied about Iraq and Afganistan. He’s not the most reputable source. So why do you continue to believe him, but not believe the 17 other people who said his statement was false.

    Could it be “Trump Derangment Syndrome?”

    What other sources do you have?

    I’ll wait….

  2. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    11. May 2024 at 07:58

    Sara, Let’s see, would I believe someone not known to lie, or one of the greatest pathological liars in history who is well known to have excused horrible human rights violations in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Philippines and many other places?

    Such a tough call.

  3. Gravatar of Eharding Eharding
    11. May 2024 at 08:41

    Nixon actually did withdraw from South Vietnam though. I expect Trump to be much more favorable to Israel than Biden.

    As for Trump’s statements, I see it much more reliable to rely on his public statements rather than his supposed private ones. Trump says enough stupid things in public.

  4. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    12. May 2024 at 12:49

    Harding, Trolling is no longer cool. Get a new hobby.

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