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originally posted by: Plotus
You see decay, calamity and gloom. I see opportunity and a re-set. Not just money, but behavioral.
A lot of parasite failure, and opportunity for the resurgence of Mom and Pop enterprises. Bare bones, this ain't no Disco....
The best opportunity to cast off China, back into smoke and Bicycles. The way they were for centuries.
Our leadership in the free world assured, and able to pick loyal allies and share that loyalty, beneficial to all.
Teaming up with India for mutual prosperity.
I shun people like you present as failure with no hope. Wrong, America is Resilient .. And still Powerful.
originally posted by: lostbook
a reply to: RadioKnecht
Seriously though, Trump is privy to info we don't have so I hope he's got a plan, otherwise, America will lose for real.
originally posted by: RadioKnecht
All you fools with your head turned inwards to domestic policy and Trump this and Trump that, don't seem to realize that America lost the third world war, which was fought without a single shot being fired.
The third world war was an economic one. America started it against China, and whether you accept it, realize it or deny it, the fact is that America lost it.
With the single release of a microscopic agent, China has crippled American economy. Just look at the crash of the GDP, the exponential increase of unemployment claims, the turmoil of the market, the expansion of people requiring extraordinary measures (such as the money handouts) to keep afloat.
And not only that, but with an uber practical and radical real politik approach, China has been swift in taking advantage of Trump's miopic "America First" diatribes and demagoguery, moving fast to occupy the vaccuum left by the US, in taking a leading role at the international level. Chinese equipment, doctors, supplies, and soft excercises of power have inundated the world the past three weeks, while the US is discussing if Trump's interests in hydrocloiquine companies or Dr. Fauci's facepalms actually mean something.
Maybe you don't see it now, but this pandemic has changed the world. No doubt the world will keep on moving forward. Just not with America in the front this time. If that is a good or bad thing, remains to be seen.
originally posted by: Mandroid7
You will never rebuild your self esteem this way.
You are wasting your time with political trolling, which is actually against t&c's
But more importantly you are not that good at it and I bet your mother would be very disappointed at your behavior.
originally posted by: jhn7537
Whats the end game for China if they did in fact strike against the US? The US buys up the majority of their cheap sh*t. If we stop buying it, they will begin to hurt fast...
originally posted by: QUANTUMGR4V17Y
The thing is this virus showed the entire world that Globalism is not the answer we were told it was. You will see a resurgence of domestic manufacturing in most countries, due to this outbreak. Most countries will refuse to let something like this happen again, if they can.
And with that, Chinese citizens are mostly poor. They will not be buying up all their own products. If this was war, they aren't exactly in a position of power with this move.
China is literally crapping their pants, you just don't see it. I run a business where all of my product comes from China and they are getting pushy and reducing prices astronomically in hopes of getting any type of sales right now. Being that most world economies are shut down, China is hemorrhaging.
This are historic times,
The fact that the government will be handing out checks to every American doesn't tell you something?
Trump is no Churchill. He is no statesman, but a showman and that's it. Good with the tongue,
That's the problem with ideology and any other "ism" (e.g. patriot"ism", capital"ism", commun"ism", femin"ism", national"ism", etc. etc.), they are blindfolds that do not let you accept and apprehend reality as it is and as it comes. Ideology becomes a straightjacket for the mind.