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jcholsap Post time: 2019-10-5 22:06
My concern is with your meaning of the word "West". Many Chinese nationals have immigrated to the St ...
For a non-Westerner, the term “West” refers to the Imperialist “West” of the last 500 years, which is usually defined as the “Age of Western Imperialism”, and not to the historical “West” which is divided into three distinct eras: Ancient “West” (Greece), Classical “West” (Roman Empire) and Medieval “West” (Catholic Kingdoms). For a non-Western country such as China, the “West” is defined by its leading Western Powers, starting with the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, and later the French and British Empires, and now the USA Empire. What is known as the “Modern West” was created mostly by the French and British, and followed by the Germans, which is now led by the Anglo-Americans. Ironically, the Iberian countries of Spain and Portugal, which were the first Western nations to become the richest and most powerful Western Empires in the world, are now relegated to the margins of world politics and the global economy. The USA, while still arguably the most powerful Western Empire, is no longer the most economically prosperous nor the most culturally sophisticated nor the most technologically advanced country in the world. That title belongs to a group of countries collectively known as the “First World” which comprises Northern Europe and East Asia. That’s why the Anglo-Americans are so insecure with their place in the world history which they overcompensate with vulgar displays of military power, sexual promiscuity, gratuitous racism, conspicuous consumption and materialistic wealth. This is also the main reason why the USA Empire won’t last very long because the Anglo-Americans don’t have much to offer the world, except for selling useless weapons and starting stupid wars, all paid for with the Petrodollar, which also won’t last very long. Once the USA Empire declines and falls, the only remnants that will found in America are the debt-ridden carcass of a cultural wasteland known as the USA, with all its national wealth having been asset-stripped by Capitalist vultures for good. When (not if) that happens, the Imperialist “West” would have ceased to exist. Then and only then can China take its historical place as the world’s richest, largest and most powerful State.