Playing Chicken with China.

How Propaganda Rationalizes Conflict..

Two fists- one with the American flag, the other with the Chinese flag. The fists are punching each other.

There were 15 references to China in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The recent bill passed by the House, which is more than what President Biden requested (because that makes fucking sense) contains 89 references to China. It’s official. We have our new existential bogeyman threat. Battle stations, everyone. We’re going to war with China. Someday. Or are we? Why would we? What the actual fuck is our problem? Today’s episode pulls back the cover on our latest propaganda campaign designed to scare the shit out of us and normalize aggression toward our largest trading partner on the planet.

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Two fists- one with the American flag, the other with the Chinese flag. The fists are punching each other.

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