I'm not knocking it, it's fucking great, but it's a consequence of the exact opposite thing that produces planned obsolescence.>>110557085
Trump is being utilized by the Democrats as a means to finally get a backbone when it comes to China. They can't openly oppose the CCP, because the CCP is the single largest political donor to the Democratic Party (by number of candidates, not dollar amount). So, they instead let Trump do his thing, "oppose it" and take a "more moderate stance". If something he does gets through, they simply don't undo it. Smart people will notice, but then CNN will tell everyone else what to think.
The end result, for those paying attention, is the Triumvirate knocking over the house of cards and engaging in Opium War 2.0.>>110557099
It's actually a big fucking problem in Asia as a whole: nobody is innovating. I don't mean this in the LE CHINESE BUGMAN COPIES EVERYTHING XD sense, I mean it as an actual fucking point. Mao's entire economic and social policy was rigidly doing whatever Stalin did 20 years ago, amplified times twenty. Asia as a whole takes this position of carefully watching the West so they can figure out how to react to certain situations. It works great, Japan is still to this day practicing National Socialism, and South Korea is a glorious success story of how to make the most of foreign money. The problem is, Asia will inevitably have to start innovating and... they're not quite sure if they can. China's entire political culture since the Qing ended has been based around kissing ass and aping the West, they literally have no idea how to innovate when it comes to political and economic systems. Japan barely does, and it scares them shitless.