The Future of Russia and China?

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Quantum Quack, Mar 15, 2022.

  1. Seattle Valued Senior Member

    "Capitalism" and "greed" aren't synonymous. "Capitalism" is a label originally given to a free market economy by a socialist (as a pejorative).

    McDonald's (for example) selling hamburgers to the Russian citizens isn't condoning anything that Putin does. Not feeding the Russian citizens isn't helping anyone. I'm for all of the current sanctions, just to be clear.

    Of course it is easier for the U.S. to not be dependent on Russian gas than it is for Germany but they still should have better addressed this issue long ago IMO.
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  3. Saint Valued Senior Member

    Western's political culture is to create more wars, sell more weapons, kill more people.
    Human rights is just an excuse to whack your political enemy.
    Sanction your rivals to make more innocent people suffer.
    US, UK and Nato dare not use nuclear weapon, so they use Swift to sanction people.
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  5. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

    This is a general feature of "western political culture" that you have observed, is it? Perhaps you should write an essay expanding on your thesis in more detail. Another thread, perhaps. I'm sure you have reasons (?)
    Bizarre. Maybe your essay will explain this thought bubble, somehow.
    What advice would you give to Western nations on how best to respond to Putin's invasion of Ukraine? Let Putin have Ukraine, without complaint? Make no comment on war crimes, because that would just be western human rights nonsense?

    Tell us what you would advice, Saint. And I want to hear your rationale, too.
    You think this is wrong. What would you advise, instead? Tell us. And don't forget to tell us why your way would be better.
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  7. sculptor Valued Senior Member

    China, it seems, is suffering some anxiety over the sanctions imposed on Russia, wherein, we will not let them have access to their money stored in our(and allies) banks. China is vulnerable to the same problems if we strike their financial system.
    And they know it!

    So, ever more, they think that they need a global economy free from the tyranny of the USA.

    May you live in interesting times.
  8. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

    who built the global financial system ?
  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

    A global economy controlled by China, you're thinking?

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