The world glides silently toward nuclear war over Taiwan. The unthinkable has reality precisely because everyone dismisses it as unthinkable, yet China is adamant about Taiwan, as the US is adamant about its defense.
But nuclear war over Taiwan is not in anyone’s interest – not China’s or the US or Taiwan. It would mean the end of our civilization and a new dark-ages for mankind.
So what is to be done? How can this inevitable war and tragedy be avoided? The answer lies in the type of diplomacy exercised by the British over the control of Hong Kong — a gradual lending of hegemony to China as the dominant power over a number of years.
An administrative unit is set up over Taiwan that consists of 5 votes. Initially, 4 votes are controlled by Taiwanese and 1 vote by the Chinese. But, it is agreed at the onset, that at 10 years into this administration, the ratio changes to 3 Taiwanese to 2 Chinese, and after the 20th year, the final tally is 2 votes Taiwanese to 3 Chinese. China assumes majority control, yet the Taiwanese retain some degree of influence over their own government.
And the world avoids Armageddon, which today is inevitable if nothing is done to avoid it.
That is called diplomacy, an art rarely practiced but desperately needed.
The thing about the climate-change radicals is they want to do away with fossil fuels without having any viable substitute. Wind and solar will never be viable as a replacement — they don’t produce anywhere near enough, and there are issues with adequate battery storage of what they do produce. Nuclear could be such a substitute, and the Chinese have come up with a safer nuclear technology to boot, but after what happened in Japan, no one wants to touch the nuclear option.
A more sensible climate-change strategy would be to focus on carbon extraction, not fossil fuel suppression. We need fossil fuels to drive our economy…and our prosperity.
Country will turn back to Trump because of the stagflation and poor leadership from the Dems. Inflation combined with tax hikes across the board are going to sour a lot of Americans on this administration. Welcome back to the Carter years with dependence on foreign oil and huge jumps in the price at the pump. How long will the public tolerate this? Not long, I believe.
Seems to be escalating rhetoric over the issue of China taking over Taiwan — escalating rhetoric on both sides, including some war talk coming out of Australia.
What makes this situation different now is that China may calculate the Biden administration is a paper tiger, and that calculation might induce them to act. They wouldn’t have make that assumption with Trump.
What a black swan an invasion of Taiwan would be, despite the issue being a real one now for decades! The “surprise” that everyone saw coming — eventually.
If there were an invasion of Taiwan by China, what would that circumstance induce North Korea to do?
Current government in Washington is an embarrassment, particularly in regard to inept foreign policy. Whatever they do is based on ideology, not reason. It is often counterproductive, producing the opposite of what was intended. Witness their war on fossil fuels because of their climate-change ideology. It’s making fossil fuels more valuable as in pricier, not less.
Free Trade Isn’t Free
Interesting and little-known fact about our federal government is that, until the income tax was introduced, the government paid for itself by imposing tariffs on foreign goods.
Free Trade Isn’t Free
Democrats think free trade — where the US doesn’t use tariffs to protect domestic industries, as Trump did with steel and aluminum — is good for the country, but they don’t get that it produces unemployment in those areas affected by cheap foreign imports, and what you end up with is a huge rust belt of poverty and hopelessness. Free trade isn’t free.
Every meal I make looks identical. On top is a thick layer of leaf greens diced finely and sprinkled with real lemon juice. So what you see is this mound of green. Every dish the same. Because, from a nutritional point of view, those leafy greens are the all stars. They are in a different league than anything else. You do yourself a disservice not to include them in every meal…and in some quantity.