By ann summers
Chinese food in America during the Cold War became stereotypically portrayed for many years in a limited number of dishes.
Chop Suey describes the cooked leftovers of US foreign policy, led(sic) by a Secretary of State who demands that his underlings not establish eye contact, with actual negotiating delegated to a princeling who bought his admission to Harvard.
Or will POTUS45* attempt to delegate matters to Secretary Chao, much like he fired his most senior non-family female staffer on the day after he celebrated Women’s Empowerment.
The Clash of Civilizations (COC) is a hypothesis that people’s cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the post-Cold War world. It was proposed by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington in a 1992 lecture at the American Enterprise Institute, which was then developed in a 1993 Foreign Affairs article titled “The Clash of Civilizations?”, in response to his former student Francis Fukuyama‘s 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man. Huntington later expanded his thesis in a 1996 book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order.
This week’s “Summit” with the PRC could be relatively benign, with the usual POTUS45* WWE tough talk followed by some other tiny hand-waving once reality sets in.
However, it could be a major SNAFU, considering the raising military stakes of North Korean nukes, South China Sea sovereignty, and the usual stupidity of fomenting an Asian land war instead of a trade war.
The Orange Misanthrope and his fascist drunk, Steve Quasimodo, seem to think that the Strategy of Tension will fulfill the goals of so-called Fourth Turning chaos with a globe consisting of prepper-bunker nations, each celebrating their skin colors.
Since leadership of the Free World has been outsourced to Germany, Dear Gasbag may decide to bring his delusion of “beautiful clean coal” even further in some ham-handed leverage stunt, perhaps even to litigate his personal issues with Trump Escort Servicestm on an international stage.
The result by the close of the weekend could be a new wave of idiotic Sinophobia, raising the stakes of our already rampant xenophobia including anti-Mexicanism and Islamophobia, that normalize racist micro-aggressions in American everyday life.
We had a preview of this, when in the first weeks of his regime, Lord Dampnut decided that it would be good to question the One China policy and raise the stakes with Taiwan’s general complacency on a tension reminiscent of the Cold War. Remember that awkward Trump campaign trip to Mexico.
One way or another, whether there’s another Deng-like stunt or some way he can get Cabinet Secretary Chao to smuggle more drugs, Agent Orange will be hungry for power an hour later and tweet his displeasure.
Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping wears on a cowboy hat presented to him at a rodeo in Simonton, Texas Feb. 2, 1979.
President Trump gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel a staff-created bill for NATO defenses estimated at $377 billion, The Times of London reported on Sunday. Trump reportedly handed Merkel the invoice during her trip to Washington, D.C., earlier this month