Will China Become Free?/ Anti-Trumpers Go Even Crazier

Nikitas3.com predicts that communist China will move toward liberty under Donald Trump’s presidency.

And you may wonder: How can I make such a brash prediction?

Answer: Because of the president’s granddaughter, that’s how.

Five-year-old Arabella Kushner serenaded Chinese president Xi Jinping and his wife with a famous Mandarin song during their visit in Florida. Arabella started learning Mandarin at the age of 18 months.

Mr. Xi and his wife appeared to be genuinely pleased with the performance and the video of Arabella’s song has gone viral in China. Nikitas3.com believes that it will have an effect beyond a mere child’s sweetness. President Trump’s “soft” approach with Mr. Xi should help relations between the US and China to significantly improve. Call it The Arabella Effect.

Candidate Trump railed against China, and has done so for years, but when he finally got into a personal meeting with Mr. Xi the atmosphere was very cordial. It is being reported that the two men spoke for 7 hours when usually these meetings go for an hour or two, and tend to be formalities.

Said Trump: “We had a very good bonding. I think we had a very good chemistry together … I was very impressed with president Xi …. president Xi wants to do the right thing … I think he wants to help us with North Korea. … I think he means well, and I think he wants to help.”

This good relationship was evident when president Trump called Mr. Xi a few days later about North Korea, proving that these face-to-face meetings are important if they go beyond the rituals.

We can imagine that they talked in Florida about issues of substance like stability in the Asia Pacific region, trade with America, China’s future, and its overall relationship with America. Nikitas3.com believes that our president also hinted with the Chinese leader about a much bigger issue – the potential entry of China into the family of free nations.

China has been moving incrementally to integrate with the world for 30 years now through its capitalist economy. China’s annual GDP is a whopping $12 trillion (the US is $20 trillion). So China already has a growing middle class and international trade that mitigate against its hard-line communist government.

In short China appears to be on its way to joining the world community. Therefore it would not have to go through a painful upheaval or revolution to do so. All it needs is the right leader – like president Xi? – and someone like Mr. Trump to urge them on.

Nikitas3.com believes that Trump sees this opportunity clearly and that his good relations with Mr. Xi are just the start. We can expect to see president Trump visit China in the near-to-medium future as a step to dealing with North Korea, and other issues. We should expect to see him warmly received since he set the stage in Florida.

Nikitas3.com has a suggestion for a Trump visit to Beijing – take little Arabella along for the trip. Just imagine this adorable American child dazzling the Chinese people in person after she so impressed them in her singing video. She would be an instant celebrity who would produce smiles at every stop and serve as an “ambassador” to Chinese children, something we have never seen before.

This would create a memorable and unique visit that would make the Chinese people realize that they have a friendship with America – and the free world – that is going to blossom over time.

Now here is today’s second commentary:

Anti-Trump Movement is Spiraling Down Into Insanity

If you go to one of these communist or Islamic countries you might hear loudspeakers on every corner squawking about the “great leader” or see posters or wall paintings everywhere about “evil America.”

Today we see this same type of propaganda in Trump-hater America. The media and the university radicals are railing against president Trump every minute of every day.

Just look at the riots the day after president Trump was elected, or on the day of his inauguration. Or how about the crazy “women’s march” the day after the inauguration. Or ongoing violence against Trump supporters.

This is unacceptable behavior that Democrats are doing nothing to condemn. Mr. Trump should be calling out this malice every day.

This hysteria has calmed down somewhat because you cannot maintain an elevated state of frenzy forever. People just get tired and worn out. Many anti-Trump events have fizzled in recent weeks.

This is not to suggest that this madness is going away – no way. But it is becoming more and more obviously farcical at the same time that more and more people accept Trump as president.

Nikitas3.com predicts that this anti-Trump psychosis is going to lead to Trump’s re-election in 2020. You just watch. Because as the timeless adage says, “You can’t beat somethin’ with nothin’”.

As an example of the absurd, look at the anti-Trump rallies on Tax Day, April 15. This is the day when the Tea Parties traditionally had rallies, but the lefty lunatics have now appropriated that day for themselves and they get 100 times more coverage than the Tea Parties got.

The Trump haters demanded on April 15 to see Trump’s tax returns after declaring for more than a year that Trump does not pay any taxes. But there’s a big problem – we already saw one of Trump’s returns from 2005 and lo and behold it showed Trump paying plenty in taxes and a much higher rate than Obama, Bernie Sanders, John Kerry and all the rest.

This type of backfire does not affect the crazies since they are so disconnected from reality. They continue with their bizarre efforts. In one special congressional election that is supposed to prove that Trump is unpopular, the Democrat candidate does not even live in the district where the election is being held(!)

This is typical and it goes deeper in every possible way. Even major companies are getting in on the anti-Trump action. Bloomberg.com recently reported:

Facebook Inc. said it won’t punish employees who take time off to join pro-immigrant protests on May 1. And, in a nod to security staff, janitors, shuttle-bus drivers and others who work for Facebook contractors on campus, the company also said it will investigate if any of its vendors illegally crack down on their employees’ protest rights.

“At Facebook, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable expressing their opinions and speaking up,” a spokesman wrote in an emailed statement. “We support our people in recognizing International Workers’ Day and other efforts to raise awareness for safe and equitable employment conditions.”

So why did Home Depot or Exxon Mobil or Pfizer never protest Obama’s laxity on terrorism? Or open borders? Or the disastrous economy? Or destructive Middle East policy?

Answer: Because they are more conservative and mature and don’t engage in this type of corporate temper tantrum. And they would have been slammed in the media for opposing our cherished First Black President. Meanwhile Breitbart.com reported:

According to a controversial new analysis by the Washington Post, Trump voters were motivated by “racism” more than a number of other factors in their presidential ballot choice last November.

The incendiary piece, titled “Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism” was written by Thomas Wood, an assistant professor of Political Science at Ohio State University, and proposes to examine the results of the latest American National Election Study (ANES) regarding voter attitudes.

OK, so there you go. Media extremists have a dozen different excuses for why Hillary lost. “Racism” is their magic catch-all word. Unfortunately for the left, Americans have stopped caring about The Boy Who Cried Wolf a trillion times over so-called “racism”.

Now we have more and more evidence about what is really driving the Great Divide between socialism/globalism versus populism, nationalism and Trumpism. It is really a divide between urban and non-urban populations. For a historical perspective it is important to remember that New York City residents were strongly opposed to the American Revolution to create a new nation separate from Britain.

Now here is an excerpt from a column on Theweek.com about this political divide:

In an important essay for The Washington Post, Will Wilkinson recently examined President Trump’s consistent rhetorical hostility to cities and noted the salience of the urban-rural divide for understanding the outcome of the 2016 election. “The bigger, denser, and more diverse the city, the better Hillary Clinton did in November. But Trump prevailed everywhere else — in small cities, suburbs, exurbs, and beyond.”

And so it has been in other places as well. In the Brexit vote London strongly voted to stay in the EU, while less densely populated industrial centers and more rural areas voted to leave. … The same is likely to happen in France’s upcoming presidential election, in which Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Front will do well outside of Paris while losing the capital in a landslide.

Since the time of Aristotle, political philosophers have noted that those who live in cities have a different sensibility than those who live in the countryside. The American constitutional framers were certainly aware of and concerned about the difference. Thomas Jefferson famously declared that republican government needed to be founded on the virtues practiced and fostered by yeomen farmers — and fretted that commerce encourages vices that could be incompatible with it. Alexander Hamilton, meanwhile, placed his hopes for the future of the country in capitalistic dynamism and technological modernity — both of which were most highly developed in urban centers.

Today we face problems generated less by the triumph of one alternative over the other than by the persistence of each, and the increasingly rancorous clash between them.

Cities tend to be wealthier than less densely populated areas, but also more stratified, while more rural areas are poorer but more egalitarian. Urban populations also tend to be better educated (and highly skilled) overall, more ethnically diverse (with more immigrants), and less religious, while the countryside is less skilled, more homogeneous (in American terms: white), and more religious (though church attendance even in rural areas appears to be falling).

Then there are the deeper socio-cultural differences.

Speaking at the level of ideal types, cities tend to be more dynamic, marked by rapid change, with the people who live there assuming that such changes make things better over time. The countryside, by contrast, is less dynamic, with changes happening more slowly, along with the assumption that changes often make things worse. These clashing sensibilities contribute to political differences between the different regions. Cities tend to be more optimistic and thus politically liberal or progressive. Rural areas, by contrast, are more pessimistic, or at least marked by doubts that change will yield improvements; hence the penchant for conservative or reactionary (at times right-wing populist) politics among voters in less densely populated places.

These socio-cultural and political differences are partly rooted, in turn, in the enduring experiencing of life in both places. In the low-density and underdeveloped countryside, people live in much closer proximity to nature, surrounded by forces human beings only marginally control. In that context, individuals, families, and communities tend to feel smaller, less omnipotent, more vulnerable.

In cities, by contrast, people live in a largely controlled environment, surrounded by pavement and concrete, dwarfed by large buildings constructed by human beings, immersed in massive infrastructure projects. Nighttime illumination even blocks out the stars, replacing the vault of the heavens with the rapidly moving blinking white and red lights of the airplanes that shuttle us from city to city at all hours of the day and night. It’s a largely artificial world created by people and insulated from extra-human forces that, to a remarkable extent, we’ve succeeded in mastering for the sake of human betterment.

These enduring differences in rural and urban experiences have been exacerbated by recent economic trends, as cities have become magnets for the hyper-educated winners of our civilization’s ceaseless meritocratic striving as well as immigrants longing for a better life, turning them into vibrant hubs of big business, high tech, and the services that support them. At the same time, the countryside has lost the manufacturing jobs that once served as its economic ballast, leaving only a limited number of service jobs behind, and sometimes not even those.

The city enjoys strong growth, while the countryside endures slow, grinding decline, along with the physical and spiritual maladies that accompany it. And in the process, each region becomes more what it already tended to be — with the cities more convinced than ever of their self-sufficiency and virtue, and the countryside becoming darker and less hopeful, more pessimistic and angry about the injustice of living in a country where the pace of change constantly accelerates, and the resulting changes consistently make life harder and less fulfilling.

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