“Taiwan, intellectual property theft and authoritarianism in China.”

That would be the scattershot, unrelated hodgepodge of excuses I referred to in the article that you are commenting on, and it’s all irrelevant to my argument. The fact that you feel compelled to drag the conversation into irrelevant red herrings about the Chinese government doing not nice things instead of addressing the actual issue at hand suggests you’ve got an emotional charge around this which is unrelated to rational debate. Propaganda deliberately creates such charges in people.

“Being anti US imperialism doesn’t necesitate a pro China stance”

Which is why I have no such stance. From an article I wrote a while back:

Every time you speak out against western imperialism in a given nation or question western propaganda narratives about that nation’s government, you will inevitably be accused of loving that nation’s government by anyone who argues with you.

When I say “inevitably”, I am not exaggerating. If you speak in any public forum for any length of time expressing skepticism of what we’re told to believe about a nation whose government has been targeted by the US-centralized empire, you will with absolute certainty eventually run into someone who accuses you of thinking that that government is awesome and pure and good.

I have never, ever had this fail to occur, even once. If I write an article about the mountain of evidence suggesting we were lied to about a chemical attack in Syria, I get people telling me I think Bashar al-Assad is a girl scout who’s never ever done anything wrong. If I express skepticism of the flimsy narratives we’re being fed in the escalating propaganda war against China, I get “If you love Beijing so much and think Xi is so innocent you should go and move to China!” It’s one of the only completely predictable things about this job.

This is you. You’re repeating a highly predictable pattern, which is the result of propaganda conditioning.

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