I AM THE REVOLUTION THAT IS APPROACHING
I’ll take it on myself to provide the simple, no bullshit answer. It wasn’t clear at the time if the West and USSR would end up teaming up against the Nazis, or if the Nazis and West would end up teaming up against USSR. Stalin’s primary concern was to do everything possible to avoid the latter situation and the MRP was the way in which he avoided that. Before the MRP Stalin had proposed a joint preemptive invasion of Nazi Germany with the West, they declined. Only then did he pivot towards making any sort of agreement the Nazis, whose bitterness towards the West over Versailles was something that could be taken advantage of. The MRP also had the side effect of pushing Japan into going through with it’s Southward strategy instead of attacking the USSR together with Germany, since they didn’t know Germany was planning on breaking it’s non-aggression pact and Japan knew it would be crushed going up against the USSR alone.
While sad to hear that covid is getting a foothold in China it will still be better then the United States where fuck all is being done about covid especially now. I’m in the minority at my workplace for not catching it and the people that did get it are all getting hit hard with the flu now, I heard that covid weakens the immune system and it certainly seems like it.
If you are a mega wealthy capitalist, a cult operator or a basement dwelling crypto-bro then you will indeed find more personal freedom in the US then China. Otherwise the only big freedom™ that people in the US have over people in China that I can think of is with gun policy which of course is hotly debated on whether its a good or bad thing and you could also criticize a number of other western countries for also being strict with.
While I do think the US contains a closeted base of revolutionaries that’s more prevalent then what appears on the surface, a marxist-leninist revolution happening is still a laughably long ways off. I rarely ever see any sort of broadly leftist sentiment expressed at all out in public, just endless military/police worship.
Nah, conservatives aren’t becoming anti-war, they’d just rather the US use it’s resources to attack actual socialist and/or non-white countries like China, Cuba, Venezuela etc. instead of Christian traditionalist Russia. Accusing the other side of being warmongers is always what the party not in power does.
The US never ended it’s policy of Manifest Destiny. After the Native Americans were subdued effectively wiped out they continued on to Hawaii and the Philippines. After they defeated Japan they immediately already began going after Korea, China and Vietnam where communist resistance finally stalled their expansionism (hence their particularly intense hatred of communism, bourgeoisie governments like was Japan’s can be more easily enticed/coerced into betraying their populations and becoming vassals) and leaving us where we today with the US’s cold war against China.
True, but the only real reason Nixon established ties with the PRC was to use them to put pressure on the USSR, who back then was leagues ahead of China in industrial capacity and overall ability to challenge US interest.