We don't always agree with Bill Maher. It's hard to openly agree when his politics often change from Left to Right with the wind. That being said, his points are always clear, concise and well-cited.
This past weekend Maher delivered what we feel is the most important and significant monologue that we have perhaps ever seen. It perfectly summarizes what we have been saying about China for many years now. The United States has already, long ago, lost the battle to China. Anyone who has visited Hong Kong, Guangzho, Shenzhen or any of the mammoth Chinese cities built with American manufacturing dollars will tell you the same.
Unfortunately, we now know that the Treasonous Mainstream Media Cartel has been diverting attention to allies like Russia for decades. Lying to the American public to incite fear and deflect from the true target of concern. As we always say, it's not what the media tells us, it's what they DON'T tell us that truly matters.
And finally, new rule, you're not going to win the battle for the 21st century if you are a silly people and Americans are a silly people. That's the classic phrase from Lawrence of Arabia. When Lawrence tells his Bedouin allies that as long as they stay a bunch of squabbling tribes, they will remain a silly people. Well, here are the silly people. Now, you know who doesn't care that there's a stereotype of a Chinese man and a Dr. Seuss book?
China, all one point four billion of them could give a Crouching Tiger flying fuck.
Because they're not a silly people, if anything, they are as serious as a prison fight. Look, we all know China does bad stuff. They break promises about Hong Kong autonomy. They put wiggers in camps and punish dissent. And we don't want to be bad, but it's got to be something between authoritarian government that tells everyone what to do and a representative government that can't do anything at all.
In two generations, China has built five hundred entire cities from scratch, move the majority of their huge population from poverty to the middle class, and mostly cornered the market in 5G and pharmaceuticals. Oh, when they bought Africa. Their new Silk Road initiative is the biggest infrastructure project in history, indebting not just that continent, but large parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The people who built their roads, bridges and ports. If you want to go anywhere in the world these days, you better have a yen for travel, for travel.
Stop. In China alone, they have 40000 kilometers of high speed rail.
America has none, our fastest trains, the train that goes around the zoo.
California wanted to build high speed rail connecting the entire state, but alas, could not wear six billion in the hole, just trying to finish the track, connecting the vital hubs of Bakersfield and Merced said one small step for nobody, one giant leap if you're a raisin.
On a national level, we've been having infrastructure week every week since 2009, but we never do anything.
Half the country's having a never ending WOAK competition, deciding whether Mr. Potato Head has a dick and the other half believes we have to stop the lizard people because they're eating babies.
We are a silly people, even when we all agree on something like getting rid of the penny. No, the inertia, the ass covering the graph, the lawyers, the cowardice, nothing ever moves in this impacted Colen of a country. We see a problem and we ignore it, lie about it, fight about it. Endlessly litigated sunset clause it, kick it down the road and then write a bill or a half assed solution doesn't kick in for 10 years.
China's. China sees a problem and they fix it, they build a dam. We debate what to rename it. That's why their airports look like this and ours look like this. In San Francisco, it took 10 years just to get two bus lines through environmental review, the Big Dig, a tunnel in Boston, took six years and don't get me started on my solar hookup. China once put up a fifty seven story skyscraper in 19 days, they demolished and rebuilt the San Juan Bridge in Beijing and forty three hours we binge watch, they binge build.
When covid hit Wuhan, the city built a quarantine center with 4000 rooms in 10 days, and they barely had to use it because they quickly arrested the spread of the disease. They were back to throwing raves and swimming pools. Well, we were stuck at home surfing the dark web for black market shaman.
We're not losing to China. We lost the returns, just haven't all come in yet. They made robots that check a kid's temperature and got their asses back in school.
Most of our kids are still pretending to take zom classes while they watch Tock and their brain cells slowly commit ritual suicide, as George Bush once said.
Is our children learning? There is a progressive trend now to sacrifice marriage for equity. Colleges are chucking the SAT and ACT test, and in New York, Mayor de Blasio announced Merit would no longer decide who gets into the schools for advanced learners, but rather a lottery system. You think China's doing that, letting political correctness get in the way of nurturing their best and brightest? Do you think Chinese colleges are offering courses in the philosophy of Star Trek, the sociology of Seinfeld and surviving the coming zombie apocalypse?
Those are real and so is China and they are eating our lunch. And believe me, in an hour, they'll be hungry again.