If ever proof was needed of the disconnect between the Mainstream Media (MSM) and reality, it was on show this week. While the pundits lamented that Obama looked weak during his 9 day trip to Asia, Amy Goodman was interviewing British writer Martin Jacques (pronounced Jakes) about his new book: “When China Rules the World”.
According to Jacques, China isn’t so much a nation-state as a “civilization state”. In other words, while nation states didn’t form until the second millennium of our era, this vast country has shared one civilization for a couple of thousand years. China’s civilization is China, even today. That civilization was China under a long line of Emperors, under Mao’s communism and the Great Leap Forward, and it’s still China under Hu Jintao’s state capitalism.