Nov 30 2020 15:45@
The dilemma is that while it was only possible to rule from the center in order to rule at all the old aristocrats had to enter into a devil’s bargain with the radical left and the fixers. The devil will have his due and now they are counting on an “epiphany” to save them.
Nov 30 2020 15:00@
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden predicted that Republicans would have an “epiphany” after President Donald Trump lost. Three weeks after the election, there’s no sign of it.
“The epiphany is not happening and for his own sake it’s time for Biden to shift gears,” said Adam Jentleson, a former Senate Democratic leadership aide. “It was fine as empty political rhetoric but continuing to lean into it just sets Biden up to fail. If he keeps pressing the idea that he can usher in a new era of bipartisanship, all Republicans have to do is deny him cooperation and he will have failed to deliver on one of his central promises.”
The Restoration failed to take into account the permanent changes that were in progress even before Hillary lost. The decline of media authority, the perceived incompetence of the elite, the clownification of academia. They can’t pick up where they “left off”.
The “epiphany” is we are watching a show that has become disgusting. The audience is walking out.
Nov 30 2020 14:00@
China’s biggest attack vector isn’t through physical borders but via elites in target countries.
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Nov 30 2020 13:00@
China has been acting with unusual confidence lately and one of the first countries to feel the dragon’s breath is Australia.
In a press conference on Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison strongly condemned a “falsified” and “repugnant” image of an Australian soldier posted online by Chinese diplomat Zhao Lijian. The ABC reports that the image, which depicts a soldier carrying out an act of violence against a child, was created by an artist who “often makes politically-charged statements” and shared on social media in China, while Sky News and the BBC report the image is fake or doctored.
China doubles down on sick doctored image over alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.
Chinese officials have delivered a stinging response to demands for an apology over a shocking faked photograph of an Australian soldier, accusing Australia of “barbarism” and saying the government should feel ashamed.
On Monday evening Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying delivered a statement on live TV doubling down on the disturbing image posted by her colleague.
“Some Australian soldiers committed serious crimes in Afghanistan,” said. “The details are appalling and shocking including men and boys who were shot dead all with their throats slit while blindfolded.
China’s Crackdown on Hong Kong Has Sentenced the Administrative Region to a Communist Death and so on. Elections have consequences as the saying goes, as not just Australia but also Israel is discovering.
“This was a criminal act & highly reckless,” tweeted Brennan, who ran the CIA under President Obama from 2013-2017. “It risks lethal retaliation & a new round of regional conflict. Iranian leaders would be wise to wait for the return of responsible American leadership on the global stage & to resist the urge to respond against perceived culprits.” …
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani blamed Israel for the attack.
Brennan said he didn’t know whether a foreign government authorized or carried out the slaying, but said, “Such an act of state-sponsored terrorism would be a flagrant violation of international law & encourage more governments to carry out lethal attacks against foreign officials.”
Lam Wing-kee leans forward in his chair, answering quickly and sharply to issue a warning to the people of his new home, Taiwan. “Be ready now,” he says.
“We should be more alert as citizens, we should get ready,” says the 64-year-old Hongkonger. “If they can take Hong Kong back, the next place, I feel, is Taiwan.”
Chinese Sociologist Dr. Li Yi: We Are Driving America to Its Death; COVID-19 Has Been Beneficial for China, North Korea; There Will Be No U.S.-China War, But We Will Take Over Taiwan
The shadow of Washington’s ancien regime has fallen across the planning horizon of the nations.
After China began pushing into the South China Sea during Obama’s second term, the US responded by beefing up the Quad alliance: India, Japan, Australia and the US. Moreover the US reemphasized near-peer warfare preparation while Australia and Japan embarked on massive rearmament. Now after Covid and digesting Hong Kong, Beijing is on the offense.
Books: The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe by Jay Richards. The human cost of the emergency response to COVID-19 has far outweighed the benefits. That’s the sobering verdict of a trio of scholars—a biologist, a statistician, and a philosopher.