Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene revealed that many Congressional Republicans are talking about going to war with China, and see such a war as inevitable within five years, reports Alex Krainer. Such fervor comes in the context of an ongoing barrage of propaganda blaming everything bad in the world on China, following and coinciding with the same tradition of blaming everything on Russia.
Americans in general have been convinced that China is a threat. According to the latest survey by the Pew Research Center, as of the third quarter of 2023, 83% of Americans have an unfavorable view of China, while only 14% hold a favorable view. This represents an enormous shift since around 2017, when views about China were more roughly equal.
What better way to deflect attention from the state-sponsored censorship of social media than to complain about a “social credit score” system in another country? How convenient to ignore the U.S. treatment of such predominantly Muslim nations as Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine, by charging China with “human rights violations” in Xinjiang?
Here’s how Marjorie Taylor Greene described the mood in Congress in an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show:
Carlson: There are Republicans who want to go to war with China?
Greene: Yes! They are preparing for it. We have to build our military, we have to fund it, we have to build up our … because they say this: we are going to be at war with China within five years.
Carlson: They say that out loud, or they think that at night?
Greene: They say it out loud in our meetings.
Carlson: We wouldn’t win that war. That’s insane.
Greene: Obviously. Well, I think that’s rational thinking and speaking, but…