Bob Edwards, Editor
It’s universal and timeless. From time to time, fanatics turn up in every political party. They’re usually the hardest workers and are often mighty effective. They are attractive but fatally attractive. Someone has got to purge them and that someone has got to be strong. Franklin Delano Roosevelt wheedled Left-Wingers (the real bad ones) out of the U.S. Democratic Party in the 1930s. In Canada, Tommy Douglas purged the Saskatchewan NDP (then called the CCF) of Communists and then led North America’s first Socialist government. Ernest Manning purged Nazis out of the Social Credit Party in Alberta after William Aberhardt died. Even Hitler and Stalin had to liquidate hotheads more hotheaded than they.
Many – including I – thought the U.S. Democratic Party was headed to factional oblivion. We were wrong.
What a rational China would do!!!
Editor Bob Edwards
Says Gwynne Dyer in the London Free Express:
“And so to the grand drama of Trump’s tariff war with China. This one ought to be a no-brainer, because China is in an extremely vulnerable position. Its exports to America are worth almost three times as much as U.S. exports to China, so it really cannot afford to lose the U.S. market.”
Why don’t U.S. eggheads and trade fanatics know that?
Dyer says that China could easily and cheaply give Trump a phony trade victory like the one Canada’s Chrystia Freeland gave him in the New NAFTA while she laughed- quietly – all the way to the bank – Trump will buy anything which sells in Red Neck America where is located Trump’s base.
Chinese dictator Xi has his own Red Neck base to please – and China’s Red Necks may revolt if China loses face against Trump. The real Chinese economy already starves Chinese workers of jobs and Xi also risks revolution for that reason too. Revolution in China means that Xi and his cronies – if they are lucky – will simply be lined up against walls and given the AK-47 treatment – if they are lucky – quickly. Xi fills his nightmares with images of the executions of Muammar Gaddafi and the Ceausescus.
According to Dyer, Xi’s only solution may be to stir up Red Neck support by trying to invade Taiwan.