Now we play tough with China?
Ukraine as global game-changer
Going after China on our trade deficit to protect working-class Americans has been a non-starter for all those “Big Guys” in the Beltway (and other centers of American political and economic power) making good enough politically and financially to look the other way while Beijing plunders Africa and helps prop up third-rate dictators like Maduro in our own backyard. Or imprisons a million Muslims in concentration camps. Or saber-rattles Taiwan. Or crushes dissent in Hong Kong (which, last we checked around the 1997 handover, was promised to retain its democratic autonomy).
Now Ukraine seems to be the straw that would break the communist dragon’s back. Provided the Biden administration can substantively back up their words with action that won’t rattle our own economy any further than our current sanctions against Russia have already. (Gas prices anyone?)
Here’s a question: Do you think it might have been a good idea to have pursued a more strategic policy that would have triangulated Russia and China against each other, rather than playing matchmaker to a fresh romance between former adversaries? Flip that Nixon/Kissinger script perhaps? The so-called globalists don’t seem very global in their vision.
John Cena (and the folks at Disney, Apple, the NBA and every other entity looking for a cheap yuan) could not be reached for comment.