On the face of it, according to many analysts well versed in geopolitical matters the West is on a suicidal course currently.
China & Russia are not going away. China in particular is not going to lose its growing economic power.
So what is going on?
The West is now being shaken by the rise of those “inferior" foreigners & its elites don’t like it. To say they don’t like it of course a massive understatement. They are lubricating their underwear on an hourly basis.
This was never meant to happen.
Western elites “knew” if they failed to maintain their dominance the entire planet would then fall into anarchy & chaos.
If this happened they would also of course suffer loss of income & then their ability to control the world would further decline.
Why is the western elites attempt to undermine China, Russia & their allies dumb?
Because it is doomed to failure & can only end in tears for elites so addicted to the power they have held for too long.
The western power junkies are losing their fix.
Western elites are not dumb per se, only their acts are. They ARE constantly being Machiavellian, but they are not evil. They are certainly very scared.
Mostly they are caught fast inside a group-thought bubble they are totally incapable of escaping.