America is the most secretive country in the…

Scott Siskind complains about his lack of knowledge of the internal workings of the Communist Party of China. But, of course, this is a ridiculous complaint. We actually know far, far more about the mechanics of the workings of the Chinese Communist Party than about the very simple question of why American foreign policy in regards to China took a 180 from 2016 to 2019. The stupid attribute this to Trump, but anyone with more than two brain cells understands Trump inspired reflexive opposition among the over 110 IQ class, rather than reflexive support, and this shift in China policy translating into broad support among the media class would be the sole instance of a Trumpian policy stance becoming mainstream -meaning this theory has no explanatory power at all. Trumpian stances on Iran and Israel did not become bipartisan and media consensus except, ironically enough, under Biden, and Trump’s North Korea policy was first seen by the MSM as far too hawkish, then instantly as far too dovish. And yet, it was precisely during the 2018 trade war when American media switched from implicitly praising 习 as an anti-Trumpist to treating him as Enemy Number Two (enemy number one, of course, being Putin). Why? Nobody cares. And nobody knows. Americans and their overseas lackeys think in slogans and talk in bullets.

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