Tagged: China

The New Cold War?

The current rivalry between the United States and China has much less in common with the Cold War than with the old Russia-China tensions. For the Cold War was, as common parlance would have it, “a clash of ideologies,” whereas today’s semi-hostile relations between the U.S. and China are really just a turf war between ideological allies whose respective self-interested ambitions have inevitably...

Bad Poetry

Bill Gates, who has devoted much of his adult life to increasingly manipulative efforts to insinuate himself into the private life of every human being on the planet, has suddenly had the tables turned, and found his private life the subject of everyone else’s insinuations. This is poetic justice, to be sure, but not the kind of poetry a decent society would relish....

When Punks Rule the Earth

If you want freedom, you must fight for it. Let us examine the meaning of “fighting.” Vladimir Putin ordered his most prominent and popular Russian critic, Alexei Navalny, murdered by poison, as has been his standard operating procedure in dealing with all political opponents throughout his thinly-veiled dictatorship. The dying Navalny was transported to Germany so that doctors there could save his life....

Easter Musings: What We Have Learned

The man whose life is celebrated on Easter weekend died at age thirty-three, having been earnestly engaged in the full blossom of his life’s mission for just a few short years. He died condemned as a criminal, and at the time was mocked and ridiculed, or simply ignored, by most of his fellow men. So much for the ultimate significance of empires and...

Missing Person’s Report

It has been a few days since I posted anything here in Limbo, and I suspect a few of you have even noticed this absence, and perhaps begun to wonder, as we have all been trained to wonder over these past several months, “Could it be the coronavirus?” As a matter of fact, the answer is yes. To be precise, I have been...

Microsoft News Normalizes Chinese Propaganda

This morning, scrolling through my Microsoft News default homepage, I saw a large feature article photo and headline: “Hong Kong troublemakers colluding with external forces must face severe punishment: central gov’t office.” Finding this a peculiarly uncritical tone in which to be reciting the Chinese Communist Party’s bunk, I clicked the link to this story, which turned out to be an actual English...

A Stellar First Term

In the three and a half years since Donald Trump became President of the United States, and thus the informal but historically relevant “leader of the free world,” Xi Jinping has established himself as China’s “president” for life, becoming a more powerful dictator than Chairman Mao ever dreamed of being; Vladimir Putin has established himself as Russia’s “president” for life, ensuring that, barring...

A Quick Survey from West to East

Much of the United States of America is under police state social controls these days, due to mass panic and massive infantile self-absorption over a virus pandemic that is roughly one-fifth illness and four-fifths progressive authoritarian propaganda. Meanwhile, all of the U.S., along with substantial portions of the rest of the “developed world,” is on social justice lockdown, systematically and ruthlessly dismantling history...

Trump’s Endless Kowtowing Tour Continues Uninterrupted

As you know, Highly Disputed Heavyweight Champion Donald “Pantywaist” Trumpkov has responded to a direct question about the Hong Kong protesters by crawling all the way across the Pacific Ocean in a championship-caliber grovel to Xi Jinping, begging Xi on live television to forgive him for having no choice but to publicly express a marginal, insincere bit of backhanded damning-with-faint-praise sympathy with those...

This is what evil sounds like, folks

Go ahead and tell me, as I’m sure many readers will want to do, that I’m too “obsessed” with my “irrational hatred” for President Trump. Go ahead and tell me I should stop focusing on his bluster, and look instead at the “booming economy.” In fact, I am not obsessed, and I do not hate Trump. But I know what evil sounds like....