What is the purpose of this article?
“What is the purpose of this article?”
Mr. Buchanan is suggesting a reordering of priorities for the U.S. government, and the underlying philosophy of those who consider themselves conservative.
It is really all in the last few lines. While free enterprise is a good, it does not operate in a vacuum, and refusing to recognize that allows bad players like Red China to use aspects of the free market to pursue evil ends, which left unchecked can make the whole thing topple world-wide. God and Country, allowing for local cultures, before business bottom-line.
I do disagree with Buchanan that PRC naval power is anywhere close to ours.
RE: What is the purpose of this article?
To serve as a lesson to Westerners. We can always learn from the mistakes and successes of a country, especially one whose economy is the second largest in the world and is our rival in many ways.
He did touch on dissidents in concentration camps, the persecution of Christians and the erosion of Hong Kong citizen rights.
These are valid points but he could have added the extreme Chinese surveillance state with facial recognition cameras everywhere, social credit scores. Of course, China would never allow its citizens to own firearms.
In this sense, I do see the feds eagerly following this course of action. Fed government people are either leftists or statists no matter who is president.
What the hell happened to this guy?