There were 15 references to China in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The recent bill passed by the House, which is more than what President Biden requested (because that makes fucking sense) contains 89 references to China. It’s official. We have our new existential bogeyman threat. Battle stations, everyone. We’re going to war with China. Someday. Or are we? Why would we? What the actual fuck is our problem? Today’s episode pulls back the cover on our latest propaganda campaign designed to scare the shit out of us and normalize aggression toward our largest trading partner on the planet.
00:01:55 Chapter 1
00:05:15 Chapter 2
00:13:47 Chapter 3
00:19:25 Chapter 4
00:28:37 Chapter 5
00:37:31 Show Notes
00:39:41 Emails + Shoutouts
Richard Nixon Presidential Library: Nixon in China: Film
Militarist Monitor: Gatestone Institute
AlJazeera: Biden administration approves $650m weapon sale to Saudi Arabia
Brookings: Rising to the Challenge: Navigating Competition, Avoiding Crisis, and Advancing US Interests in Relations With China
Democracy Now!: Historian Alfred McCoy Predicts the U.S. Empire is Collapsing as China’s Power Grows
60 Minutes Australia: Prepare for Armageddon: China's warning to the world
Democracy At Work: The Competition Between China and the U.S. - Global Capitalism with Richard Wolff
Democracy Now!: Noam Chomsky: Trump's attacks on China are a continuation of "Yellow Peril" fear-mongering
Vivek Ramaswamy: Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam
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