Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/08/18/whose-century-it-dont-ask-donald-trump
Unquestionably this is the Chinese century. Lao Tzu’s Tao te Ching contains much of the reason why: a timeless, universal outline of skillful behavior, whether personal or national.
Hiro doesn’t mention China’s successful Belt and Road diplomatic outreach – another model USA might imitate to garner better results: building trade relationships based on mutual advantage, rather than sheer military domination. What a concept!
Both wings of our two headed political party use scapegoats to hide the fact that neither has any plans for the future with vision or substance for the average citizen, just a continued same old, same old, that has benefited the money classes very well. The gop chose to demonize China, the dems chose to demonize Russia, with members of the alphabets reinforcing the narrative of either party when needed.
Do not ask for whom is the century. It is for you.