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Liberal billionaire George Soros called for the replacement of Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, comparing the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. In a speech delivered at the conservative Hoover Institution, Soros called China the “world’s most powerful authoritarian state” and “the greatest threat that open societies face today.” Soros claimed that China, “like Germany in 1936,” will “attempt to use the spectacle” of the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games “to score a propaganda victory for its system of strict controls.” He also called Xi “a true believer in communism,” unlike former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who introduced free market reforms, and warned that “Mao Zedong and Vladimir Lenin are his idols.”
Possibly ole George is loyal to the USA or he can at least see what's ongoing here in the USA.
Soros called China the “world’s most powerful authoritarian state” and “the greatest threat that open societies face today.”
In October, China’s 20th Party Congress will decide whether to give Xi Jinping a third term in office as Party General Secretary. Then, the U.S. will hold a crucial mid-term election in November.
Climate change will remain a paramount policy challenge for the world, but the dominant geopolitical feature of today’s world is the escalating conflict between two systems of governance that are diametrically opposed to each other. Let me therefore, define the difference as simply as I can.
In an open society, the role of the state is to protect the freedom of the individual. In a closed society the role of the individual is to serve the rulers of the state.
As the founder of the Open Society Foundations, obviously I am on the side of open societies. But the most important question now is, which system is going to prevail?
Each has strengths and weaknesses. Open societies unleash the creative and innovative energies of people, closed societies concentrate power in the hands of the one-party state. Those are the strengths. The weaknesses are more specific to local and regional conditions. For instance the relationship between the European Union and its member states is still evolving. The EU ought to protect Lithuania, which recognized Taiwan, from an unofficial blockade by China, but will it?The victory of open societies can’t be taken for granted, in a world teetering at the edge of military aggression, both in Ukraine and in Taiwan.
President Biden has generally adopted the right policies. He told Putin that Russia will pay a heavy price if he attacks Ukraine, but the U.S. will not go to war to defend Ukraine. If Putin attacks, his heaviest penalty will be greater TransAtlantic cooperation. Biden won’t make any unilateral concessions but is interested in finding a peaceful solution. The choice is up to Putin.
At the same time, Biden has made it clear to Xi Jinping that if he uses force against Taiwan, China will have to confront not only the U.S. but a larger alliance composed of the AUKUS, that is Australia, United Kingdom and the U.S. and the QUAD that is U.S., Japan, Australia and India, together with a number of other potential allies who have not yet fully committed themselves to joint action, such as South Korea and the Philippines. Japan is the country that has most fully committed itself to defend Taiwan.
I think Soros should be imprisoned
TextPresident Biden has generally adopted the right policies. He told Putin that Russia will pay a heavy price if he attacks Ukraine, but the U.S. will not go to war to defend Ukraine. If Putin attacks, his heaviest penalty will be greater TransAtlantic cooperation. Biden won’t make any unilateral concessions but is interested in finding a peaceful solution. The choice is up to Putin.
originally posted by: SoundisVibration
I have a feeling that Xi used all the money from the globalists but, then decided to do their own thing. (Kind of like Qadaffi) I think Soros should be imprisoned and most likely executed for what he's done to the USA and other nations. Watch now as the globalist cabal shifts is eyes from Russia to China. This can't be good for any of us not in the club.
Should we get a deadpool going to see how long until Xi is assassinated?
Ol Georgie must have really good security. Considering all the nations and individual despots he has offended over the years I'm surprised he simply hasn't been disappeared or wound up digesting some weird Russian poison.
originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Waterglass
It's this kind of stuff that helps me think freedom can still have a chance.
Crazy authoritarian assholes fighting each other.
Gandalf : [to Saruman] There is only one Lord of the Ring, only one who can bend it to his will, and he does not share power.