US Military Capability against a near-peer competitor

And one day it won't be, end of story, unless of course you really believe history has ended and the US will rule the world for ever and ever amen.
But it might not be the Chinese that actually over take the United States. They are having some issues at the moment that can have some long term impacts.
 
You need to do some reading outside the Donald Trump political bible. You're right your definition of a socialist nation is random, and it bares little resemblance to modern China.
The RANDOM definition of a "socialist nation" is from one of the many online encyclopedias.

My definition of "socialism" is completely accurate.

Since you offer NO DEFINITION in a bid to remain illusive in your position, while implying that China couldn't possibly be an example (because they might be heading into failure phase as I suggested even though you just argued they will have multiple magical carrier groups with utmost immediacy) you simply prove the middle part of my definition very nicely.
 
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The RANDOM definition of a "socialist nation" is from one of the many online encyclopedias.

My definition of "socialism" is completely accurate.

Since you offer NO DEFINITION in a bit to remain illusive in your position, while implying that China couldn't possibly be an example (because they might be heading into failure phase as I suggested even though you just argued they will have multiple magical carrier groups with utmost immediacy) you simply prove the middle part of my definition very nicely.
Socialism is the principle that you work for the good of the comunity to the best of your ability and take only what you need in return. 'Socialist' governments use taxation and payments to redistribute wealth in the erreoneous belief that this is socialism. All governments including the US have elements of such pseudo socilist policy within their repetoire. China probably does considerably less of this than the US so on the slidign scale of pseudo scoilaims China is probably less socialist than virtually all the West.
 
Socialism is the principle that you work for the good of the comunity to the best of your ability and take only what you need in return. 'Socialist' governments use taxation and payments to redistribute wealth in the erreoneous belief that this is socialism. All governments including the US have elements of such pseudo socilist policy within their repetoire. China probably does considerably less of this than the US so on the slidign scale of pseudo scoilaims China is probably less socialist than virtually all the West.
Which at the family and clan level works well. But that is because you share a common bond through blood and kinship. But not so well when one gets to the Nation State concept.
 
I think the foreigners get a bit confused, the real term is "influence". In reality half of us can't be bothered to worry about the world on any given day.
Influence? Yes. Foreigners confused? Not really. The other, lesser half is mightily influence by whatever the newspeak crowd pushes.

If you want to see "influence" look up the newspeak named "Integrity Initiative."

I am not, and have never been a Trumper. But certain influence peddlers have pushed their syllogistic fallacies long enough to believe them, and end up attacking their straw man argumentum ad hominem.

*Example: BeardyDipshit just engaged in attacking his own false construct of me, with false accusations. You can just feel the desperation oozing from his posts as he has no real counter argument.

You need to do some reading outside the Donald Trump political bible. You're right your definition of a socialist nation is random, and it bares little resemblance to modern China.
I have not mentioned one Trump platform at all here. Nor have any of my statements come from anything other than my observations.

Notice he completely changes what I have said, mischaracterizing it to agree with his manufactured statement.

Modern China has called itself socialist since 1 Oct 1949. Xi and China's ruling party have reiterated this very recently.

Socialism is any lie it needs to be, to be sold for mass consumption, so long as it is anti-capitalist.
 
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Socialism is the principle that you work for the good of the comunity to the best of your ability and take only what you need in return. 'Socialist' governments use taxation and payments to redistribute wealth in the erreoneous belief that this is socialism. All governments including the US have elements of such pseudo socilist policy within their repetoire. China probably does considerably less of this than the US so on the slidign scale of pseudo scoilaims China is probably less socialist than virtually all the West.
Observe the squirm again, before I am even done answering his last one.

Socialism gets to claim all the good it didn't cause, deny all the bad it does cause, and is spoon fed to the massively ignorant public masses which are that way because they have been educated by the system which has been co-opted by the lying shits.

Again, socialism is any lie it needs to be, to be sold for mass consumption, so long as it is anti-capitalist, but, only notionally, as it needs it's media, it's ruling class, and partial influence of governmental mechanisms to spread like the virus it is.

China, and Venezuela, are examples of the end state of following the socialist promise.
 
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Let's look at this one closer.

"Socialism is the principle that you work for the good of the comunity to the best of your ability and take only what you need in return."

So everyone one works for tips, except those that can't, or don't want to, and everyone supports those that don't support themselves out of their tips, and you don't have to tip.

I can see how that it a real winner... especially for the ruling class that socialism definitely doesn't need to ensure that every only takes what they need from the community tip jar that is filled with lies.
 
"Socialism is the principle that you work for the good of the comunity to the best of your ability and take only what you need in return."

So everyone one works for tips, except those that can't, or don't want to, and everyone supports those that don't support themselves out of their tips, and you don't have to tip.
These two statements are not the same thing. Your strawman has failed.
 
These two statements are not the same thing. Your strawman has failed.
Only because I added reality to the statement in the form of "or don't want to" which is just another inconvenience that socialism ignores to it's benefit and humanity's detriment. Not a strawman.

You've also left out my inconvenient mention of the ruling class.
 

Grey Fox

*Russian Troll*
Talking about ideology, there is no (and can not exist at all) nor 'absolutely free markets', not 'absolutely state-owned economies'. There are different levels of government involvment in the economy and different relationships between oligarches and burocrates, but in the matter of fact, it is something like a question "Who is stronger - an elephant or a whale?"
Anyway, from some points of view the modern USA are more 'socialistic' than modern PRC.
More important are the differences between elitarian and egalitarian societies (highly depends of dominating weapon - Uberwaffe/Volkswaffe) and thalassacratian and tellurocratian societies ("power of sea"/"power of land").
But anyway:

The issue is "who have a gun", who have more chances to win a full-scale war and to finish it with the occupation of the enemies lands and delimitation of Canada-Mexican or Finnish-Australian borders.
 

Grey Fox

*Russian Troll*
Talking about intellectual abilities of Septic 'elites' - there is a funny prank with Voval and Lexus playing with Elliotte Abrams.

 
Except the US has 11 carriers with a full complement of aircraft and auxiliary fleet assets, with 2 of 4 more that are contracted currently under construction. China actually has 0, their first is already in for refit after taking 24 years from "Launch" to "Commission," the second is just starting sea trials, and number 3 has barely had the keel laid. If they cut their times in half their 3rd ship will be in the water for trials by 2032, instead of their optimistic 2020 prediction and it will be their 2nd type out of 3 ships. They are planning on changing type every 1.5 builds, apparently. This should really improve their times, redesigning every build. I bet the only times they speed up are the times to the refit yard.
Don't forget their "baby" carriers, which still clock in at 45,000 tons.
 
Which at the family and clan level works well. But that is because you share a common bond through blood and kinship. But not so well when one gets to the Nation State concept.
Not really, studies have shown even chimps cheat at food sharing within their familial groups let alone humans. The nation state concept could arguably be made to work better since those adminsistering the collecting and giving should be divorced from the process so that they feel no need to interfer and disrupt it, but even that doesn't seem to work that well.
 

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