Fri. Sep 20th, 2019

Standing up to China

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I’m Steve Hilton and this is the home of positive populism pro worker pro family pro community. The big story tonight President Trump refusing to back down over China. Here’s what he said tonight. We are right where we want to be with China. Remember they broke the deal with us and tried to renegotiate. We will be taking in tens of billions of dollars in tariffs from China Pfizer product can make it themselves in the USA ideal or buy it from non tariff countries. Now today the president is being applauded across the political spectrum for his tough approach.

But remember it wasn’t always like that everything

I have learned about China.

This president and before and everything I have learned about human nature in over half a century of living now convinces me that we have a far greater chance of having a positive influence on China’s actions if we welcome China into the world community instead of shutting it out.

Oh yeah positive influence right. Well Clinton’s successor George W. Bush put it like this quote open trade is a force for freedom in China a force for stability in Asia and a force for prosperity in the United States when we open trade. We open minds we trade with China because trade is good policy for our economy. Trade is good policy for democracy and because trade is good policy for our national security.

And he was his successor.

The United States welcomes the rise of a China that is peaceful stable prosperous and a responsible player in global affairs a responsible player in global affairs.

We were told all this by everyone in the establishment left and right. If we open up to China if we give them the Olympics if we only scold them gently behind closed doors because they hate losing face. If we do all that China will behave what idiots. China never had good intentions since the late 80s. Its stated aim has been world domination technologically and militarily in that path to that was economic domination achieved by hacking and stealing the West’s technology and exploiting its own workers and the environment. The establishment idiots were too naive or too corrupted by Chinese cash to see it.

There was one lone voice though. Guess who said this two decades ago.

Our biggest long term challenge will be China. The Clinton administration like the Bush administration follows a policy of constructive engagement with China. When China disappoints expectations and ignores lofty lectures we issue a few condemnations hammer out some meaningless resolution at the U.N.. If we can get it by China’s U.N. delegation and call upon them to comport themselves like citizens of the community of nations then we get back down to business as if nothing happened how is this policy working.

 It isn’t. Well that was Donald Trump and here he is again.

A decade ago if you look at what China is doing to this country it’s disgrace. Doing how well they’re making all our products we’re not manufacturing anything they’re making all our products and selling it to us. And then they’re loaning money employers cheap labor. Excuse me. They take our money and then they loan it back to us.

I mean you know we shouldn’t be fighting China and the snooty establishment called Trump The ignoramus. He was right about China. The entire establishment got it wrong.

Now as President Donald Trump is delivering exactly the tough stance he called for as a private citizen two decades ago using tariffs as his chosen weapon because of course unlike diplomatic statements at the UN. Tariffs actually get the Chinese regime’s attention.

But still you have the same establishment geniuses who got China so wrong lining up against tariffs if we push push up tariffs they push up tariffs the whole global economy slows the US economy slows the US economy could be pushed into recession.

These tariffs are a terrible idea but they’re not just a terrible idea. This week or this month but they’re a terrible idea because it doesn’t make sense of where we are in economic history.

The tariffs have hurt our economy.

They’ve hurt Chinese economy and therefore the world economy. History shows imposing more tariffs hurts the global economy and hurts the US economy. I don’t think there are many people that would disagree with that on any kind of long term basis.

No one get Stephanie nodding along. Actually the facts disagree with that Mr. Smarty Pants. Since the tariffs America’s economy has gone from strength to strength faster growth lower unemployment higher earnings all since the trade war that was going to wreck the economy. But if you want to really understand the depths of elitist idiocy over trade tariffs in China take a look at this from never Trump. David Frum on Friday.

If what you think you’re doing in a trade dispute with China is protecting the industries of the 1950s like dishwashers you’re not going to get anything because what the United States cares about are the industries of the future. What we’re concerned about are the technologies of a 5G telephony intellectual property making sure that American movie makers are not ripped off tomorrow’s industries. President Trump has no vision of tomorrow’s economy.

Was a perfect articulation of arrogant coastal snobbery.

Oh my dear. We don’t do manufacturing. We want the industries of the future.

So according to the establishment we don’t need washing machines now. What’s David Frum going to do shove his dirty underpants into his 5G laptop. But the big point here is that this whole story is not just about economics anyway. We are literally in a battle to determine the value system that will dominate this century and perhaps the next one to freedom or authoritarianism democracy or one party rule.

Yes the trade deficit matters the loss of manufacturing even more. But we need to understand that China declared war on us many years ago. As someone said to me just last night fighting back might mean sacrifices. But that is part of a proper war effort. But in any case we can easily afford to fight China to hear some people talk about it.

You think we’re totally dependent on China

. That is absolute rubbish. Our economy is huge and thanks to President Trump’s pro enterprise agenda is growing fast. Imports from China are just two point seven percent of its total exports to China a mere nought point nine percent over 96 percent of our economy is not trade with China. We could totally disengage from China and we’d be absolutely fine by the way for years. That’s what I’ve been arguing for a total economic boycott of China and sanctions on other countries who collaborate with this evil regime make the world choose.

You can do business with America or the authoritarian dictators of Beijing who oppress their own people but millions of Muslims in concentration camps and are rolling out a new and insidious colonialism around the world with their rapacious belt and road infrastructure program.

Which Side Are You On. Britain Canada the EU you choose. We know which side Joe Biden is on. If he’s the Democrat’s candidate in 2020 China will be the defining issue on the ballot because Joe Biden has made his choice. He’s with China. China is going to eat our lunch.

Come on. They’re not bad folks folks. But guess what. They’re not a competition for us.

Why is he saying this.

Well we told you that two weeks ago Joe Biden is compromised by China. He has taken billions of dollars in bribes from the Chinese government in the form of payments to his son’s businesses with Joe China in the White House. The policies of economic surrender and political appeasement would be back President Trump is the first Western leader in 50 years to stand up to China. It could turn out to be the most important policy shift of the 21st century. Tell me what you think of that that Steve Hilton ex and at next Rev FNC.

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