Wednesday, March 30, 2022


The Chinese might very well take their cue from the Russians and make a land grab for Taiwan.  The United States and even NATO are perceived as weak, having done nothing beyond economic sanctions in Ukraine, after the ignominious Afghanistan withdrawal. But the Chinese are quite simply pragmatic as opposed to millenarian. While Putin dreams of Imperial Russia, mainland China is intact. Yes Xi Jinping fears a Uyghur cessation and has acted exactly like the Russians in response to Chechen and Georgian independence movements However, wholesale destruction followed by the possibility of outlier status of the kind Russia is receiving is not in the playbook for the Chinese. Game theory is often cited in discussions of realpolitik, but which one will be employed, the Trolley Problem or Prisoner’s Dilemma? It’s simply hard to imagine China dismantling Taiwan’s lucrative semiconductor industry to prove its point.

read "Pet Buddha" by Francis Levy, Vol. 1 Brooklyn

and watch the animation of Erotomania

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