Daily Archives: October 11, 2020


The Coming War on China (John Pilger)

YouTube has the video The Coming War on China (John Pilger) | Full Documentary | Reel Truth.

The Coming War on China, from award winning journalist John Pilger, reveals what the news doesn’t – that the world’s greatest military power, the United States, and the world’s second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war.


There actually is some semblance of balance in this movie. The picture of China that John Pilger presents is not as blindly rosy as depicted by Eric X. Li in his TED talk presented earlier, Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems. I am still concerned for the Chinese people that there are so many billionaires in China. They are allowing one of the worst examples presented by USA capitalism.

I don’t know if Chinese billionaires are as steeped in Finance Capitalism as USA billionaires are. Their power may not be the same as billionaires in the USA, but I still see a danger to it. Apparently other people in China see that danger, too. I fear that Eric X. Li has about the same understanding of the lives of ordinary people in China as our billionaires, like Jeff Bezos, understand the lives of ordinary people in the USA.


Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems

YouTube has the TED talk Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems.

It’s a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there’s more than one way to run a succesful modern nation.


I am not suggesting that you accept this talk without question. I am just now considering the possibilities of what this talk suggests. I spent one year at UCal Berkley in 1983. I met someone who had suffered through the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Years later, I think I heard that she had gone back to China. This talk may explain why she might have done that.

Here is the link to a conversation on Facebook that started me looking into this information about China. China is winning the global economic recovery. Here is the link to the article mentioned in this post – China is winning the global economic recovery.