By Anna Chen / 11/05/2023
VIDEO CHAT WITH JERRY GREY.
Last Sunday, I was an online guest of Jerry Grey, the British-born China commentator who caught our attention with accounts of his marathon bicycle trips around China, including Xinjiang, China’s Belt And Road back door which leads across the Eurasian continent as far as Barking in the far east … of London.
Along with a growing band of Westerners on the ground, Jerry has posted eye-witness evidence countering the wave of US and western propaganda centring not only on this key region coveted by the West, but also a buckshot of deranged claims fired off ever since America’s Tonya Harding syndrome kicked off in earnest under former President Donald Trump.
Once Trump’s trade war (launched 2018) failed to bring China to heel, the race was on to “contain” China with a crashing reversal of the good relations that brought mass produced affordable goods to the West ever since the Nixon/Kissinger initiative in the 1970s.
Cheap labour in the world’s factory enabled American consumers to live beyond their means, disguising Reagan’s and subsequent administrations’ transferral of huge wealth from poor to rich in the form of tax cuts that have hollowed out the working- and middle-classes until the top 0.1 percent own as much as the bottom 90 percent of the US.
China’s fortunes, however, are on the rise. Although per capita income is still only a quarter of America’s, China is catching up. It has already lifted 850 million people out of absolute poverty thereby creating a middle-class nearly twice the size of the US population, a middle-class that consumes large amounts of western goods. Contentment with the government is up, according to Harvard research, with 95 percent of polls expressing satisfaction with the governing CPC (Communist Party of China).
The two superpowers will soon cross over as America’s mismanagement becomes increasingly apparent. The ruling elite of the richest nation on Earth can’t rein themselves in and halt their grand larceny against their own people. They could stop the rot and pour money into much-needed infrastructure, healthcare and education, instead preferring to extract maximum profits for the Military Industrial Complex and fossil fuel companies. They could work with China to bring peace and prosperity to all, but America is blinded by the guilt of its own sins and its rulers can only project their monstrous drives and appetites onto anyone who challenges their supremacy.
American society screams in pain, having been turned into rats in a sack, killing each other and plunging into poverty without hope. Tent cities multiply. Two or more jobs are needed just to keep steady. Most can’t find $400 for an emergency. Brutality and killing by cop has been normalised.
The last thing the larcenous elite want is for the American people to look with clear eyes at the rising superpower that has flourished without a war in four decades. It does not want China standing as a model for how human society can thrive, so it throws obscene amounts of funds into twisting the public’s perceptions to monster our global lifeboat: over $500 MILLION on anti-China propaganda in one year alone.
The US is dragging us all into a devastating world war to protect the tiny number of oligarchs at the top. They couldn’t care less about their own population. Obviously. If anything, the eugenecists among them believe there are too many people populating the planet and that means the masses on their own turf as well as elsewhere.
Only five years ago, the global economy was crawling out of the US’s Great Crash of 2008 in sync and with increasing stability under the shock absorber effects of a rising China. The time-warped American state has taken it upon itself to trash that hope as it prepares to do to the world what European invaders did to the native Americans. Similarly grabbing at Empire delusions, some elements in the UK are engaged in a 19th century cosplay thinking they’ll replay Britannia not realising that its history is repeating itself in the western axis as simultaneous tragedy and farce.
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