In the 1990’s, a good friend told me a few years after the collapse of Soviet Empire that he was surprised how communism ended up as National socialism. National Socialism will not run by small little dudes with funny looking mustaches yelling “Sieg Heil” but leaders in finely tailored suits and look more like a Wall Street banker than a nasty dictator. This is the face of the new Hitler, President Xi.
China has concentration camps that holds millions, they use social media to control the population and President Xi is the George Orwellian 1984 Big Brother. No freedom, and while China Communist Party allows profits to be made but the state controls all and companies may make money, but they serve the state. It is state corporatism and China view itself as the new center of the universe, with all nations bow to Beijing. While I don’t view China’s National socialism means conquest of nations, it does mean that their ideology reign supreme but there is one exception to conquest: Hong Kong and Taiwan which would bring “All of China” under Beijing.
I have asked the question, what will a world be like if China was the most powerful country in the world? It would be a poorer world, less free and we will see other nations or group of nations copy Chinese National socialist movement. We see many of own elites who for years admire China, just listen to Mike Bloomberg own view of China in the primary. Mike Bloomberg has stated that “Well, it’s a question of what is a dictator. They don’t have a democracy in the sense that they have general elections. That is true. They do have a system where a small group of people appoint the head. And they churn over periodically. If you go back and look at the last two or three decades, there have been a number of people that have had the same position that Xi Jinping has.”
China is the modern version of National Socialism, and now this is that moment to ask will we allow China to become the number one power? If China is number one power, only means the United States will decline in both economic power and freedom we take for granted will slowly disappear.