That’s just you doing the thing I criticized in the article:

They’ll tell you that China has an authoritarian government which persecutes ethnic and religious minorities, wrongly claiming that this means they want to take over the world and inflict the same on everyone else. They’ll tell you China has sought to expand control over some directly adjacent territories, wrongly claiming that this means they want to dominate the planet militarily like the US currently does. They’ll cite evidence which shows China is seeking to become a superpower and create a multipolar world (something China openly admits) and wrongly claim that this is proof that they are seeking to dominate the world with unipolar hegemony. They won’t be able to produce any actual, hard evidence that China is trying to take over the world and censor your internet and take away your rights, because no such evidence exists.

Nobody’s claiming China’s government is a bunch of girl scouts; that’s an irrelevant red herring. The argument made here is that the disparate, unrelated hodgepodge of excuses we’re being given to hate that government all of a sudden is actually about the need to prevent China from creating a multipolar world, because that’s exactly what it is about.

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