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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AN INTERESTING ARTICLE ON TRUMP INVITES THOUGHTS ON TRUMP’S CHARACTER AND THE NATURE OF HIS “LEADERSHIP” – WHY HE SUCCEEDS POLITICALLY DESPITE CLOSE TO COMPLETE FAILURE ACHIEVING ANYTHING – COMPARE PUTIN AND XI – POWER ESTABLISHMENT HAS ITS OWN REASONS TO SUPPORT TRUMP – A GREAT UGLY TRUTH ABOUT AMERICA: HE IS THE PERFECT CONTEMPORARY PRESIDENT   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY BRAD GRIFFIN IN UNZ REVIEW

 

“Trump’s Chumps”

 

https://www.unz.com/article/trumps-chumps/

 

Some strong points here, not all of them, but a number.

“He has been a disappointment on all fronts.”

No statement could be more accurate.

Trump is a failure, but one with a very loud mouth and a rather twisted psychology that magically converts all failures into successes. Nothing factual ever fazes him.

And the ability to just keep going is a great asset in politics, even if it means you keep going to do destructive things. Your actions communicate strength and purpose and determination to ordinary people.

After all, much of the ordinary public literally has no idea what is going on, abroad or at home, so poorly informed are they by the mainline press and the political establishment.

Trump does a daily war dance of self-praise, finding new phrases to whoop and chant, describing his almost complete failure in opposite terms.

But because he is doing, overall, the power establishment’s work – against China, against Iran, against Russia, for Israel, and in Latin America – they not only do not oppose him, they support him. Any opposition is pretty tepid, falling within the generally accepted limits of political rhetoric.

He does his work rudely and utterly without grace.

He wears his ignorance as though it were a finely-tailored suit.

But the power establishment is okay with the grotesque style, so long as they get the results they want. And they do.

The desired results are negative, not positive, achievements.

But that is the essence of imperial America today, to do harm to others in order to improve its own relative standing. It does almost nothing positive anymore anywhere. It threatens friends and foes alike. It destroys international organizations and order. It supports the creation of chaos, as in Syria or Libya or Yemen or Palestine.

The contrast of America’s now-constant threats and hostilities with China’s great Belt and Rail Initiative couldn’t be starker. Or with Putin’s pragmatic “live and let live” philosophy. We see destruction versus creation. Coercion versus cooperation. Ignorance versus information. Darkness versus light.

So, Trump, with all of grotesqueries and lies, provides almost the perfect contemporary President.

Sorry, America, but that is a very great, if ugly, truth.

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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE NEXT DECADE IS CHINA’S – THE MAGNIFICENT BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE GIVES CHINA A GALAXY OF PROJECTS FOR FUTURE WORK WHILE ESTABLISHING RELATIONSHIPS AROUND THE GLOBE AND CHANGING THE WORLD’S ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT TO AN ARTICLE BY MARTIN JACQUES IN CHECKPOINT ASIA

 

“This Decade Belonged to China. So Will the Next One

“The rise of China has provoked an existential crisis in the US and Europe that will last for the rest of this century”
 
https://www.anti-empire.com/this-decade-belonged-to-china-so-will-the-next-one/

 

A very good survey piece. Well written.

With the Belt and Road Initiative (the New Silk Road), China has established close relationships all over the world and has a galaxy of projects to support some economic growth for many years to come.

As well, it is as altering the world’s transportation network and economic geography in China’s favor.

The Chinese resemble skilful farmers sowing seed on many new fields, fields in some cases reclaimed from past abusive practices by the United States.

As that magnificent project proceeds, I believe the contrast between the new working-with-China experience and the former experience of working with an arrogant America in decline will become sharper and much to China’s advantage.

I’m just surprised it appeared in The Guardian, a paper for which I lost all respect with its various dishonest campaigns of disinformation and propaganda – eg, Corbyn as an anti-Semite, the Skripal Affair as something genuine, extreme Russo-phobia, anti-Iran prejudice, and general tight support for American and Israeli activities in the Middle East.

For some interesting insight, read the second part of the following with its eye-opening details about American treatment of the government of Iraq, a country that has signed big new infrastructure agreements with China. The kind of American behavior discussed just couldn’t provide a greater contrast with China.

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2020/01/08/john-chuckman-comment-almost-planned-the-interim-outcome-of-trumps-stupid-assassination-of-a-national-hero-and-irans-reprisal-missile-attack-although-it-aint-over-til-its-over-eye-openi/