The Rumors of the Empire's Demise May Be Greatly Exaggerated
All the talk about how China in partnership with Russia is leading the way to a new world order where the U.S. Empire fades to black could be a bit premature. One thing to remember is China has over 1.3 billion people (that's like, a billion more than we have) to take care of, i.e., feed, and now, satisfy under a continual growth capitalist system.
"China faces a threat to its agriculture that could do far more damage to her political stability and economy than the escalating USA tariff war. In recent months cases of deadly African Swine Fever (ASF) among the pig population of the world’s largest pig producer have forced drastic killing off of the pig population since cases were first detected last August. On top of that, more recently, Chinese grain producers have been hit by what can only be called a plague of a dangerous pest called “Fall Armyworms”, that devastates corn, rice and other grain crops. The combination hitting China as its leaders are in the midst of an escalating major trade war with the United States, could affect the world geopolitical map in ways few can imagine.
Amid the economic and subversive warfare being waged by the United States against the world, including and especially China, we can't forget that the people at the top, always, are capable of anything. Anything. Always.
They think it's worth it, remember?
Look at this and think about those who are praising her for saying "she never should have said that". One thing she's never done is deny what Leslie Albright stated, that U.S. sanctions led to the deaths of over 500,000 kids. Fuck them, and they're democrats.
A new report from F. William Engdahl (he reported the food crisis above), an geopolitical/economic analyst with expertise in Chinese affairs, spells not only a major economic problem for China, but Germany and globally. He asks, "Will China Autos Trigger the Next Economic Downturn?" The relatively new found capitalist nirvana many have experienced in China seems to have hit some major growing pains.
"The current consumer boom was triggered after the 2008 global financial crisis, when the Beijing government made what many saw as a near-panic infusion of cheap money into the economy in a bid to keep employment and incomes rising. As regulators began to try to bring the problem under better control, millions of middle-income Chinese families have suddenly found the economic paradise that seemed to exist the past two decades suddenly was becoming a debtor prison, as property values ceased double-digit rising. One difficulty is getting accurate government economic data. Contrary to the official 6+% GDP growth that seems unshakeable, some Chinese economists have suggested it could well be around 1% or even negative."
The implications are global and apparently taking some by surprise.
"In May German Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said that “sweeping cost reductions” are ahead to prepare for what he is calling “unprecedented” industry disruption. German auto parts suppliers such as Bosch and thousands of small-to-midsize supplier companies speak of their worst crisis since the oil shocks of the 1970s. Over the first six months of 2019 carmakers worldwide from Germany to Italy to USA and China have cut some 38,000 jobs in response to the global downturn. Bank of America Merrill Lynch auto analyst John Murphy stated, “The industry is right now staring down the barrel of what we think is going to be a significant downturn. The pace of decline in China is a real surprise.”
Engdahl warns at the end - The globalization of industrial production since 2000 that has made China workshop of the world now begins to show tectonic cracks in the globalist foundation.
If I were a western global imperialist, particularly those controlling the United States government, intent on ruling the world, I would be rather optimistic. World War III continues. Hey, I'm just saying. These are people who don't care how many they kill as long as it's worth it, they've proven that over and over. To think they won't do the unthinkable is wishful thinking at best. The only hope is a massive global anti-imperialism movement combined with a demand for global democracy. Unfortunately, that's probably too much to hope for.
Sometimes I think it's a sin when I feel like I'm winning when I'm losing again.