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State and Church

I say we need a new religion; the Western State doesn’t agree with me. They have their own, thank you.

China has its own too, and doesn’t want a new one. What it wants is to dismantle the old ones. Which is pretty much what the West has been doing. We have freedom of religion. All churches can do what they want as long as they’re progressive. Like the model-T. China finally figured out how that works. And so…

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Fighting the bad fight

The United States is the world empire since, at least, 1991. There’s no question about that. This hegemony has started to crumble in recent years. First, China refused to surrender to the Western-supported students in Tiananmen square, in 1989. Then Russia fell, some thought for good, but since 1999 Putin rebuilt the Russian state and its sovereignty, leading to very tense relations with USG. China also waivered between accommodation to the USG led order, signing all those UN human rights treaties. But since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012, China has been in open confrontation to the American led world order.

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Choose your side

And people ask me why I cheer for China being a great power who can stand against the US.

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Nuclear Proliferation

Just when I finished my last post saying that the US dominion over the Western Pacific will soon be over, and asked “what then…”

Comes North Korea and shoots an (alleged) hydrogen bomb. The world is startled. No, the world is amazed. It’s jizzing on its pants. I can’t say I appreciate Kim Jong Un’s sense of aesthetics, but man, this guy understand strategy.

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US Empire Decline Watch

I don’t know if Duterte is serious; but if he does push away every single US military facility from the Philippines, that’s basically giving China the South China sea. All of it. Who would’ve thought that, 5 years ago?

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Language is Culture

Damn, New York Times link show up automatically like Tweets now. Talk about privilege.

Anyway; you know what Gell-Mann amnesia is. You read the news, and assume what you’re reading is, well, worth reading. It’s generally accurate. Then you read something on a topic you have some expertise about, and you find that it’s worse than false. It’s completely inaccurate and misleading. It just shows how the writer has absolutely no clue of what he’s talking about. Then you realize: well, it’s some journalist who has no expertise at all except in writing jargon, of course he has no clue.

Then you go on reading more news. As my mother says, you gotta talk about something.

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Capitalists and ropes

How does this square with accelerationism? The forces of capitalism and the market feeding themselves into a self-catalytic process by which humans and their talents are consumed to form… Genderqueer Maoism?

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Asian Public PR

The last video by the Chinese state news agency Xinhua wasn’t widely appreciated by my Western audience. The common reaction is that Asians just are awfully bad at propaganda.

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WYB? 2

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Bucolic Japan

I’m guessing that Mr. Derbyshire’s Chinese in-laws have been extremely mean to him; else I don’t quite get his hostility towards his children’s motherland. He should be happy that they’ll get to choose to live in the world hegemon no matter what happens during this century. But no, he keeps criticizing the empire.

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