Hey can somebody text Don Jr. for me?
The guy, weird face – you might know him as Simba.
I deleted his number because I didn’t think I’d need it again, but it turns out he needs to issue a correction.
Taiwan’s ties with its most important global backer the United States are off to a strong start under President Joe Biden’s government, after the island’s de facto ambassador attended an inauguration for the first time with an official invitation.
Former President Donald Trump’s administration ramped up support for Taiwan, increasing arms sales and sending senior officials to Taipei, angering China and stirring even greater enmity from Beijing towards Washington.
That had made Trump a popular figure in democratic Taiwan, which China views as its own territory, to be taken by force if needed, and raised concern in its government that Biden may not be as helpful.
Emily Horne, spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council, said the U.S. commitment to Taiwan was “rock-solid” after the island’s de facto ambassador in Washington, Hsiao Bi-khim, attended Biden’s swearing in on Wednesday.
“President Biden will stand with friends and allies to advance our shared prosperity, security, and values in the Asia-Pacific region – and that includes Taiwan.”
Taiwan’s foreign ministry said it was the first time an inauguration committee had formally invited the island’s Washington representative and showed the close friendship between Taiwan and the United States based on shared values.
“These shared values are democracy, freedom and human rights,” said ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou.
The United States ended formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979, switching recognition to China, though Washington is bound by law to provide Taiwan with the means to defend itself.
In a video message on her Twitter account, Hsiao, who is close to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, said she was honoured to be there representing Taiwan’s government and people.
“Democracy is our common language and freedom is our common objective,” she said.
Joe Biden is going to keep escalating tensions with China, and the right-wing media is going to keep talking about how the Democrats are in a China conspiracy.
This China thing is like the right-wing version of the Russia conspiracy. There’s no evidence, it makes no sense, it has nothing to do with anything. But they promote it, because they don’t have any talking points of any value. They don’t actually have any desire to fix the society, so they start talking about some random weird bullshit.
There are problems with China, globally. But they’re small problems, and problems that were all caused by the West. What the West has done with China would be like: you empty out your bank account, take all the cash and give it to a homeless guy, then come back a month later and say “Hey – you sonovabitch, you stole all my money!”
China took advantage of opportunities offered to them, and they are buying up the entire world because they’ve become ridiculously rich. But that is something that is easily negotiable. Virtually everything is negotiable. They are not confrontational. I mean, just watch any interaction with a Chinese politician and a Western politician. It’s always passive, very little eye contact. They’re not aggressive people and don’t want a fight.
There is only one thing that is definitely not negotiable, and that is Taiwan. The US and the rest of the developed world accepted the One China policy decades ago, then they’ve continued to prop up this weird rebel group that controls the fake Taiwanese government, against the will of not only the population of the mainland, but also of the population of Taiwan, which is trying to use this glorious democracy that the US gave them to vote for reunification, but just can’t seem to get it done for some strange reason.
A bit like how we had the biggest voter turnout in history, for the most popular US president in modern history, and just couldn’t manage to get him reelected, for some strange reason.
“Taiwanese” is not really a real thing, actually. Taiwanese people are like Filipinos. Taiwan is an island colonized by Chinese people, so referring to them as Taiwanese would be like if when America was claiming independence from Britain they claimed that they were Indians.
Actual Taiwanese people (brown-skinned, beads and animal bones and crap, speak a language similar to Filipinos):
Verses the government of the “Taiwanese nation” (light-skinned, tiny Chinese eyes, speaks Chinese, is a Chinese person):
The Chinese fought the Dutch for control of the island hundreds of years ago, then ceded it to Japan, then during the revolution, the Western-backed (also revolutionary) party that lost power fled to the island and started getting all this money, weapons from the West, there is a Western military there – oh but there is this small group of radical homosexuals and women that the West claims is the real government of Taiwan.
You probably didn’t know that, because like with everything else, there’s just all of this stupid, silly, idiotic bullshit surrounding the issue.
The majority of the Chinese people on the island of Taiwan has wanted reunification ever since the CCP chilled out in the 70s, and definitely since they saw how the Hong Kong thing worked out in the 1990s. (As far as the natives – there aren’t that many of them, proportionally, and they have nothing to do with any of the politics of it. America has never claimed to be backing Taiwanese jungle island people, they back a fake government that is internationally recognized as an illegal puppet state of the US; the US also recognizes this.)
Point being: they just lie and lie and lie about everything.
Support for reunification has gone up not only since the gay marriage thing, pressed by the United States and their democracy people, but also since the riots in Hong Kong, which everyone in greater China understands was a crazy US backed homosexual violence thing.
I just… I just want to stop talking about China, and start talking about problems in my own country. There are so, so many of them.
But it’s just always China, China, China.
And you can go bet the farm “Biden” (his Jewish secretary of state, actually) is going to be a lot worse than Trump on that. Go bet the farm twice, and you’ll quadruple your farms.
Joe Biden might end up resigning because of his son’s ties to China as a way to both heighten the China issue and get Biden out, so that Kamala and her Jew husband get in. It would also make these Republican morons feel like they’d won some victory if Joe Biden was forced to resign.