I never thought I'd set foot in here again. So much i wanna say on the topic, so much anger, sorrow, resentment and everything else in between to the point that my mind feels like its constantly on overdrive processing everything...but I'll try to sum it up.
Simply put china is slated to become the world's largest economy by the end of this decade and eventually overtake america in this regard, but the reason this will likely happen is not because of anything china does in particular....be it military, hacking, sabotage or anything else....no.
This will happen through nothing more then americas own hubris. American discourse and perhaps western discourse in general, is fueled solely by an unholy combination of ego and spite. Nobody actually cares about making things better, only that they "Win" and the objects of their hatred are made to suffer. How many times have we seen people preach on about morals and the like, only for it to come out that they have done things far worse in comparison. Or how about people who talk about equity and eating the rich...until they get their hands on money, then suddenly they don't wanna share? Both would imply they actually care about the troubles of others, but it becomes very clear that they are only doing all this to get as much as they can for themselves.
It's nothing more then bluster and grandstanding, people who promise the world but simply want power for themselves, and this becomes more apparent the more blatantly violent certain activist types become when faced with criticism or hard questions. In fact it's gotten to the point where you start to realize....the right to vote is completely useless, because if you can't vote the way you want without somebody demonizing you or calling you a horrible person, traitor, etc....are you truly free?
So what does china bring to the table that the US doesn't? What makes me so sure this is going to happen? One word....Results.
The Mega Corporation Tencent buys out a lot of video game studios outside of china....but aside from that they are very hands off when it comes to how they manage them. LoL, Warframe, Path of Exile, they are basically just "Make us money, we don't care how you do it" Which in my opinion is something companies like Activision and EA could learn from. Like imagine a Chinese company is more reasonable then many in the west.
Then you got Tiktok which shockingly enough is on the lower side when it comes to toxicity, a new site called trovo that allows you to succeed without resorting to ebegging like twitch, oh and of course we can't forget about genshin impact or another upcoming game called Lost soul aside. One that has proven to be widely successful and the other thats shaping up to be equally amazing. But what do we get out of the west? Well i'd say E3 2021 is a nice collection of western garbage...cept Xbox they genuinely been impressing me as of late but thats besides the point. Hell I've even started to use South China Morning Post because....why not? it's not like western MSM is any more trustworthy.
Not to mention they are the largest supplier of lithium batteries, so they got the energy sector down pact, which pretty much powers EVERYTHING these days.
and finally with Chinese universities to graduate you are basically required to study abroad and travel, while in many western universities they just become glorified indoctrination centers with many never knowing or caring about anything outside of their home state. Resulting in a very narrowminded and arrogant view of the world, believing that america right or left is the only country that actually matters and everyone else just has to deal with it. This mentality goes so far back but i would take forever to go through it. All i'm gonna say is watch this video on Woodrow Willson. AKA The man who served as the catalyst for everything that is wrong with america today.(No i am NOT exaggerating.)
Now you might be asking, But masa? how could you have such a view on china? Don't you care that they are communist and committed countless human rights atrocities?
First off most of that, comes from western MSM news outlets, you'd have to be daft to still think they have any credibility.
Second at this point China is communist in name only, sure a lot of the market is government controlled, but i'd honestly argue that in many ways china is more capitalist then the US at this point due to how cutthroat their business culture is.
Finally lets assume the CCP didn't get into power, and the great leap forward didn't happen, its very likely we would be facing the very same problems with china that we face today.
Dominating the Global Market, Overbearing Sea Territory, Undemocratic System and Controlling Hong Kong and Macau, all this would likely happen anyway just due to china having the largest population on the planet.
Truth be told i've only just recently come to consciously come to terms with it, but subconsciously I've likely checked out of the idea of being an American long ago. Due to American politician infighting, disingenuous activists and simple arrogance, this is something that has likely been at the core of American culture for decades now, maybe even its inception. China being the world top dog will happen and the only way it can be stopped is if america pulls its head out of its ass, and make a genuine effort to make things better. But lets face it so many people active in politics won't be satisfied until the US becomes like France in WW2, completely defunct. So that will never happen, and frankly i just can't bring myself to give a shit anymore. America will either get its act together or it won't and honestly i don't care either way.
I wanna make this very clear that i don't WANT this to happen, but at the rate things are going i see no other outcome happening. Chinas rise to the top seems inevitable, might as well make peace with the idea....Besides with each passing day the lines of differences between the 2 countries get ever more blurred to the point where i struggle to find one that's actually tangible. So if i'm gonna get stuck with a government where my thoughts on how the country should be run doesn't matter anyway, can i at least get the one that's actually competent at what they do?