I enjoyed a recent short @EricRWeinstein chat re China. I disagree with the modern intellectual's take on China though. I no longer think they're the bad guys. I mean, I hate that they do what they do, but I don't think they have a choice. I've hopped off the anti CCP bandwagon.
In my highschool there was a perpectual game of 3 on 3 basketball going each lunch/recess. The 3 best players were always on the court. The only thing you had to do to kick them off was beat them. One time I remember them losing. Guess what! They didn't get off the court.
When you play by the rules set up by others, they will not comply with their own rules when there is a ruling against them. The hypocritical USA is the bully in the playground that sets the rules then refuses to comply when it goes against them. There are countless examples...
We, (the west, USA et al) decided capitalism was the righteous system. And we also decided we should sell adictive opiods to China's citizens. They politely asked us to stop, as it was destroying their communities, and we said FUCK OFF and literally went to war, TWICE, over it.
Ok so Britain gets HK and whatever and eventually China gets its shit together and they start to prosper once again. But they're not idiots this time around. They know we, the west, do what we want and sell what we want to who we want. So they made some adjustments.
I mean, look at every fucking nation with oil or gold that didn't want to play nice with the USA. Did the US concede in the game of capitalism? AHHAAAA!

no. They did not.

They install puppets, they cause wars, they fuck up entire nations... so they can have cheap shit.
all the while they preach "democracy" and "human rights" and "free markets".

It's complete horse shit. The USA is the paedophile priest taking confessions and teaching morals while raping your children.
So any smart nation looking at the meme of capitalism is like "yeah this system works great for whoever is in control, but if you're not at the top there's literally no way to get there; so FUCK THAT!"
So China made sure there is NO WAY for the USA to disrupt shit. There's not a single avenue of disruption into China. You can't brainwash their citizens through education, entertainment, social media... you can't own important corporations. USA cannot win in china.
There are no upset religious minorities you can secretly arm or fund, there's no empowered students you can incite, there's no opposition political party you can fund. And now the USA is like a spoiled brat who has been kicked off the court and is sulking.
"BUT CHINA IS IMMORAL!"
According to what? The morals you invented and never abided by yourself?
Since when did you care about human rights overseas? Oh I see, you only care when it affects your position of power in the world.
Modern intellectualism gave us darwinism, which any logical thinker extrapolates to understand there's no such thing essentially as good or evil, they're just memes that help us achieve our ends. Then when China finds it needs different morals to achieve a successful end...
modern intellectualism is desperately grasping for a new way to create and define "right and wrong" in a hope that they can lump China's actions into the "wrong" basket and rally support.
Hey, I don't want muslims in concentration camps. I don't support organ harvesting, or lying about escaped viruses from wuhan, but I'm also not a fan of 1 million civilian deaths in the middle east over oil, and the countless other atrocities bestowed on the world by the US.
You don't like CCP? Oh that's too bad. You made them. You crushed every nation that didn't use their methods, so there are no useful competitors. It's nationhood evolution in action. They're not moral or immoral. They're the fittest for the environment you created.

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