It is incredibly irritating to see so many western journalists parrot the nationalist China their governments want them to.
You don't have to love the government in Beijing to put it and D.C. on a level playing field and admit it does a lot of things better. America's total inability to come to grips with itself is incredible, it's like living inside a bad cartoon about the stupidest apocalyspe ever.
Stumbling into a dumb conflict seems more likely than not the way the racist twits back east are going.
Give Pacific America autonomy now.