I tell you what! “Our” GOP rodents are the smartestest of all the smarties out there! They dun red them thar commie Chinamen’s little book. Take that! Kongres, da WAPO, and Yahooooooo! “News” is real, real smurt!
In his opening remarks at the hearing, the committee’s chairman, Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., invoked “America Against America,” a remarkable book written in 1988 by Wang Huning as he traveled through the United States. Sensitive but critical, Wang depicted American society as rife with contradiction. “On the night [George H.W. Bush] was inaugurated as 41st president,” Wang wrote, “I saw homeless people sleeping in the doors of the buildings lining Bush Street in San Francisco.”
As Gallagher noted, Wang is now one of China’s top diplomats. If he and other intellectual elites in the CCP once revered the United States, they appear to have grown increasingly convinced that their authoritarian model is superior to the complexities of Western-style democracy.
If only someone had told us about this “authoritarian” book earlier… Wait. I did! Vox got to it first, but I read it and discussed it here in 2021. Okay, it was on a PPN news cast (mighty fine episode). So, again, it’s here (and/or the old PPN) today, or from Kongrez and the MSM whenever. Back then, when I recommended the book – and I’m confident most of the Kongrees Kritters haven’t or can’t read it – I honed in on part of Chapter Eleven, where Huning sounded the alarm about ‘Murica’s “Beggar’s Kingdom” just before he discussed our “Black Challenge” and our “Spiritual Crisis”. He called out ‘Murica’s current terminal problems almost 35 years ago. Because he is truly intelligent.
That’s the difference. In China, talent is listened to, rewarded, and encouraged achieve its full potential. In the former US, it’s simply ignored or even “canceled”.
“[T]hey appear to have grown increasingly convinced that their authoritarian model is superior to the complexities of Western-style democracy.” Spin. Fearing and gearing the sheeple up for a war that cannot be won. China calls the disaster in advance, and adjusts accordingly. ‘Murica spins (into the grave). In many ways the Chinese model is superior. Even assuming the commie-authoritarian line (lie) is true for a second, at least it’s open. Complex Western Democracy means fake news, fake elections, fake government, fake money, real wars, infanticide, usury, and sodomy – all with a shiny facade of hype and mythos. The Chinese way is better for China. The American way was better for America. But we gave it away. America lost Huning’s titular contest.