What does Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan tells us? America is getting dumber and dumber by the day.
Her theatrics – visiting Taiwan despite warning by the Biden Administration and Pentagon – only serves one purpose. In fell swoop, her stubborn decision has further divided and fragmented America – even NYT told her not to be silly – and further united the Chinese people and strengthened their resolve to stand up to America. Talk about strategic stupidity, strengthening and uniting your enemy while at the same time weakening your own country.
This has been the perennial problem with America. They keep doing stupid things to hurt themselves – all in name of human rights, political self-righteousness, media freedom. In the last 10 years, the adversarial politics egged on by the free media has divided the country so bad that they become an easy target for foreign enemies to play the animosity against themselves. Worse, in this case, it is their own Democratic Party Speaker of House defying her own party chief to make an unnecessary visit that achieves nothing for America strategically and only wins more fans to the Chinese Communist Party. That sheer stupidity is incredulous. As the Chinese leadership loves to trot out this convenient line from time to time – you have upsetted 1.4 billion Chinese people.
The Russians and the Chinese probably can’t believe their luck, as America keeps presenting them opportunities to split the Americans. The two friendly rivals now don’t have to lift their fingers much to see USA fighting themselves down the drain. This is the most evident during the US presidential and other legislative elections where Russian operatives just need to feed fake news , packaging talking points to the online community that opens up in-fighting between the Democrats and Republicans. They must be thinking these poor suckers are out of kill each other – why not just give them a little nudge to get them going at each other. Fake news created by Russians are known to have started an almost all-out street battle between the two parties at one such election.
America’s dysfunctional political system and the adversarial media – led by new breed of political leaders who are inclined to go for superficial political theatrics , has become a breeding ground for foreign actors to create hostility among themselves. And they keep falling for it. Every time. Such easy meat. The Chinese has a saying – borrowing knife to kill another person. America keeps providing that proverbial knife to their enemies for free. The more democratic you are, the dumber you become. They keep doing stupid things to sabotage themselves and benefiting their strategic enemies. Pelosi thinks she is standing up for human rights. But what she did is sending a former strategic ally further back into the arms of the Russian bear. It took America a long time – with the strategic vision of Nixon and Kissinger – to win China over. Last two administrations have essentially set back America into the Cold War years in the 50s, 60s.
One can understand if it is some unthinking insular first term congressman who is willing to be the useful idiot. But Nany Pelosi – second in line for the President’s job after the Vice President showing a complete lack of geopolitical understanding and behaving recklessly to create instability in the region.
The trouble with naive people like Pelosi is that they think the Communist Party is just this brutal regime with no legitimacy with the Chinese people. Nothing can be further from the truth. Independent surveys have shown the level of satisfaction among the Chinese people over their Government performance far far exceeded that of America’s. The nationalism that emerged with their renewed economic vibrancy, effectively propagated by the leadership, is real. Chinese people still think they have been bullied by the Westerners for the last 180 years or so. Any move to insult China’s sovereignty and split Taiwan from her will elicit fierce genuine response from most Chinese, not just the Communist Party leadership.
Pelosi needs to know she is so out of touch with the Chinese psyche and go for some basic history lessons. Otherwise, she is just the useful idiot that the Communist Party needs to extend their legitimacy with their people.