Corporate brands like “Pfizer” disappear in political rhetoric. Occasionally, someone will make the great joke about why politicians should have to wear the brands of their corporate sponsors like NASCAR drivers do. But politics are more sophisticated than that, the ads are native.
The Great Reset, Build Back Better, Sustainability.
Did anyone watch Joe Biden complaining that Xi Jinping didn’t show up at the Climate Conference? It was like a cheerleader who doesn’t know she’s been cut from the team complaining that the cool kids didn’t go to her party last weekend. Similar complaints about Russia.
It’s major loss of soft power, likely the biggest soft power setback since the Soviet Union fell. Everyone laughs at the thought of President Joe Biden re-creating D-Day by launching an amphibious landing on Taiwan to protect TSMC from the Chinese.
Could anyone imagine President Joe Biden telling Americans they need to sign up to go protect Ukraine from Putin?
The top selling pop song is “Let’s Go Brandon.” I just don’t see the public lining up behind Uncle Joe to go fight the Commies this time around. And if the Chinese decide to sink a carrier – what is the US going to do? Sink one of theirs?
“Yet our best trained, best educated, best equipped, best prepared troops refuse to fight. Matter of fact, it’s safe to say that they would rather switch than fight” Public Enemy – Fight The Power
Covid, like Climate Change, is part of the Western New World Order, “Western Neo-Liberal Globalism.” China and Russia realized how weak it really is. You can’t take it head on militarily, and you can’t take it on logistically, economically, industrially.
Well, you can’t – until you can. Things change. Whatever complexities of the Afghanistan withdraw, US hard power was checked and the soft power started collapsing almost immediately thereafter.
Diplomacy Is Back!