Well no, actually. That is my point. And within, a question. Why would an individual take the time and trouble to gain virtual followers to his comedy at the expense of common tragedy. It's not exactly satire. Perhaps its insecurity or loneliness. There's a lot of that going around. The internet thrives on it through sites and content providers just like this.
Hey I'm for open access. People have to decide for themselves what will satisfy their jones. Call me rhetorical. I can take it.
This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy speak with Henry Sanderson, a former AP and Bloomberg reporter who was based in China for many years, about his book Volt Rush: The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green â a book that reminds us of the very ugly fact that the metals that are needed to make electric vehicle batteries need to be dug out of the earth, and processed in ways that are anything but environmentally friendly. Henry talks about Chinaâs outsize role in lithium, cobalt, and nickel processing, as well as some promising chemistries that allow for EV batteries without some of the problematic metals.
.. maybe because Germany learnt what a dumb idea it was.
like every other country on earth that is more than 400 years old, nambia has a pretty brutal past
still some serious child labor atrocities and human trafficking today
and obviously two wrongs don't make a right
silly whataboutism is trotted out like it is some sort of legit answer/response
whataboutism only makes sense when it is wielded by a principled person
I. Political HegemonyâThrowing Its Weight Around
II. Military HegemonyâWanton Use of Forceâ
III. Economic HegemonyâLooting and Exploitation
IV. Technological HegemonyâMonopoly and Suppression
V. Cultural HegemonyâSpreading False Narratives
Good read. Rather accurate for "communist propaganda".
I sometimes watch the TV show FBI International. The extra-territorial behaviour is way over the top. I wonder how many American viewers actually realize this or does this kind of 'entertainment' simply add to their strong sense of righteous entitlement?
A key feature of mainstream Western media today is the relentless China-bashing. It is off the charts and tiring, often involving regurgitated trivia or fabricated stories with no evidence to support callous statements about the country, demonstrating a deep lack of understanding. But such stories continue to be churned out with no end in sight.
Countering this in international media by offering more balanced views for a global audience is near impossible as censorship is rife. There almost seems to be a global compact to control the narrative, a propaganda war powered by todayâs digital technology.
Just try looking for a positive story on China any day of the week in any of the leading global media outlets. Apart from reports in January about the Lunar New Year, there will hardly be any, and these too are likely to have a negative spin. It would appear there is a confidential memo circulating within Western media groups that guides reporters and editors to ensure there cannot be any positive news arising from a country with 1.3 billion people.
Typically, the negative stories adhere to three core ideas, which inform the unspoken guidelines within these press rooms when it comes to reporting on China. (...)