Mon May 3rd, 2021 at 07:43:16 AM EST
After ping-pong diplomacy under Nixon/Kissinger the Western world was urged to find compatible markets for manufacturing of cheap goods. The left protests followed against globalization and undermining workers rights. The third way under Tony Blair and Bill Clinton gave way to capitalism uniting after 9/11 attacks with populist politicians. Big tech and social media further undermined democracy and a rules based international order. Policy failures over half a century with unnecessary wars and conflicts placed the world in chaos ... it destroys nations, the means of living and displacement of families for survival. China has taken advantage of staying out of foreign conflicts and are building infrastructure, new cities and industrial complexes beyond anyone's imagination.
Wasting dozens of opportunities for shaping a more peaceful world with a cleaner and greener planet, U.S. answer is more aggression and new colonialism of foreign policy of heavy economic and financial sanctions on "evil" states posing a national security threat. We can! An Empire in decline, most likely due to devision in red and blue states, not an example of democracy and a rule of law. American has become a shining example of racism, gun violence and inequality. The American Dream has turned into a nightmare. The State of the Union is beyond repair as inequality is on the increase and endemic racism is insurmountable.
The American values are contrair to basic human rights, the U.S. Constitution and foreign policy in conflict with International Law. Joe Biden as VP has a poor record on achievements in foreign policy in Middle East, Russia "reset", Ukraine and Indo-Pacific with failure to seal trade pacts.
Tony Blinken on his way to rally allies at the G7 Meeting...
"Our purpose is not to contain China, to hold it back, to keep it down. It is to uphold this rules-based order that China is posing a challenge to.
I think what we-- what we've witnessed over the last-- several years is China acting more repressively at home and more aggressively abroad. That is a fact."
How anti-globalisation switched from a left to a right-wing issue - and where it will go next