Oh I agree for the most part. I think the 2025 date, while being originally predicted back in 2015,is more of a “this is the last possible chance the US would have at going toe to toe” of sorts. I don’t think anyone wins at this point but as 2025 closes in I think it goes from MAD to the US fails completely as Chinas capabilities go into “We can now completely (or at least near completely) put down any initial assault you try and will own the retaliation. We no longer have to play nice.”
Japan wants to get their shit pushed in in 2027 more like it. The fucking feds themselves have stated Chinas military will surpass the US by 2025 to a degree the US will never be able to catch up. Imagine waiting till 2 year AFTER China surpasses the capabilities of the world’s largest military to want to provoke them.
It’s not that they are stupid. It’s that their narrative is stupid from our perspective because we know better. From the viewpoint of pushing the narrative to the unwitting masses, who gobble this stuff up, it isn’t stupid at all. That’s the thing about propaganda. If you know the truth then it makes the reports look like they were written by morons, because YOU know it’s wrong. But it’s not meant to convince you. It’s meant to reinforce the narrative everyone else believes.
The really sick part is the severity of how out of touch they are. Like “$400 emergency”??? In what fucking world is an emergency situation going to only cost you $400 in shithole America? lol What? You energy company could just decide to gouge you one month and fuck you bill for that much. That’s not even an emergency that’s just something that could happen. And half the country couldn’t handle that. Let alone a real, actual fucking emergency. A fucking ambulance ride alone is gonna be at least twice that.
Not shitting you I know a guy that’s gone full circle and says now that China has it so good it’s going to make them weak and then compared it to millennials. I was absolutely astounded by their mental gymnastics of being able to both admit they are doing better than us while someone still feeling superior and also looping in the millennial hate. Also the guy is actually a part of the millennial generations but, you know, not “those” millennials. Lmao.
Xi please end my pain.
It’s all theatrics because that all they know how to do anymore. It’s all what US politics is now. It’s a show to entertain the libs. It’s what’s her face wearing a dress with “eat the rich” on it to a party with a bunch of wealthy donors. It’s every single statement that is made on any campaign trail. It’s what they do. Yapping Chihuahuas except it’s an army of them driving everyone crazy.
Coupled with western “for profit” medicine that’s barely tested before hitting the market and long term side effects most likely not known. They don’t actually care to cure you just treat the symptoms forever. Anything news, that would show a profitable medication doesn’t actually do what it says it does or actually makes things worse, is suppressed.
I will always have extreme doubts of any western medication. Especially for mental illnesses like depression or anxiety. I have never had one that didn’t make me crazier or make me want to kill myself or turn into an empty shell of a human being. I ended up cutting it all out then grew my own magic mushrooms and tripped balls and it did more for my mental health in one 3 hour trip than years of prescription bullshit. That’s about as “alternative” as you can get. Lol
I’m not saying it’s all like that. But I’ve been messed up several times from that kind of shit. Also over prescriptions on antibiotics that really messed my gut up. So I’m am extremely critical now. I don’t trust capitalist medicine with anything anymore.
West will blame China for everything bad. Saying the only way to fix things is to sanction. Things get worse because of sanctions. West blames China even more for worse conditions. Says only way to fix things is more sanctions. Rinse and repeat.
Libs will wear rags and eat bugs so long as you keep spamming the tank man picture. Which I have seen posted repeatedly all over Reddit a lot recently.
The West cannot afford to keep pumping supplies into Ukraine AND turn all focus onto China. A proxy war with Russia is one thing. Russia can hold its own but China’s military is booming and accelerating. With tech that, in many cases, is starting to, or already does, surpass the wests.
Since there is no way for Ukraine to hold on without western supplies then they will loose regardless when the west pulls out. However the “harder” they loose the less there is for the western oligarchy to plunder. So they are trying to shut things down as quickly and painlessly (for them) as possible.
Yup, this is it. They want to pull out so they can focus on starting a war with China before 2025 when they predicted China’s military will surpass them to a degree the US will never be able to catch up. I’m hoping though that it is already to that point and when things do kick off the US forces will get demolished.
They will drop it and immediately ramp up the anti China propaganda because that’s the whole reason the want to pull out of Ukraine in the first place. They failed to do anything of major significance there so they are going to change course and push action with Taiwan in order to start a war. Libs won’t care about dropping Ukraine because it’s been long enough that they have lost interest.
I was just about to ask about this. lol. What if there is no more Ukraine? But here’s the thing, I don’t think Russia will ever take ALL of Ukraine. They stated before they don’t want it all. Just these two areas that have proclaimed themselves Russian and to eliminate the Ukrainian Fascists. The US is banking on this. So they will just pilfer what’s left. Although it would be pretty great for the US to get burned even harder than it already is.
Something something the cost of empire.
So I have a buddy who I have been working on turning into a communist. He just read China’s latest report on US atrocities and spent like 6 hours, all on the clock at his shitty IT job, fact checking it and confirming the details. He was like “there were only a few things in there that could be misconstrue but the vast majority of everything was accurate.” I was very proud.
Another one of my buddies recently talked about some tweet where there was “some petty bourgeois in the comments saying [bunch of stupid shit]” then ended with saying " eat my ass" to said bougie. This is unrelated to the thread topic but I was also very proud.
I really want China to just build hundreds/thousands of shitty weather balloons and release them slowly over time just to cause western countries to freak out and waste their munitions on them. Release them form shipping vessels and stuff, all over the world so it’s not immediately obvious where they are coming from and who’s doing it.
Is choosing not to empathize really any different from not being able to empathize in the long run? Neither will result in caring for those that suffer. The only difference is choosing not to is actually worse. It’s like saying “I could have reached my hand and pulled up this drowning person but I didn’t because the paraplegic sitting next to me didn’t try either.”
Personally, I feel they just turned that switch off. Any time they might feel guilt or empathy they replace it with anger or the belief that whoever is hurting either isn’t human enough for them to care or deserves it. This is the whole point of tribalism and racism. To remove your ability to care about hurting others outside your little circle, and the smaller capitalism is able to push your circle the fewer people they have to worry about actually giving a shit about anyone else.
It’s like the Ohio train. Want to take bets on how many people outside the effective range are more relieved they aren’t affected then they are worried about the people that ARE? And if they ARE more concerned about the situation is it concern for the people or concern that “what if it happens to me?” The point being, there is a fundamental lack of empathy/caring for other in this country. Those that do are nearly driven mad by it. That’s why we hide away in places like these trying to find at least one other person that actually gives a shit.
How the US government is dealing with train wrecks now I guess.
That’s how I did it except I had a Lemmy account from the ol Chapo days and had forgotten about it.