Previously: Vivek’s Platform is Better Than Trump’s[UPDATE: To be clear, I haven’t watched the interview, I don’t know the ins and outs of Vivek’s foreign policy presentation. I will be looking into that after he makes his speech at the Nixon Library. He is probably more anti-China than I would like, but promising the US will do nothing if China invades Taiwan after 2029 is a good policy.]
This is not actually offensive.
He is openly saying that 5 years after he takes office, he will encourage China to invade Taiwan.
This is actually really good.
Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy said Monday that he would be less attentive to China’s threat to Taiwan once he’s had four years to attain US “semiconductor independence.”
“Xi Jinping should not mess with Taiwan until we have achieved semiconductor independence, until the end of my first term when I will lead us there,” Ramaswamy told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.
“After that, our commitments to Taiwan — our commitments to be willing to go to military conflict — will change after that, because that’s rationally in our self-interest. That is honest. That is true, and that is credible.”
The 38-year-old multimillionaire entrepreneur dubbed Taiwan a “top US interest” due to its production of cutting-edge semiconductors.
“We are dependent on a tiny island nation off the southeast coast of China for our entire modern way of life,” he told Hewitt. “We would not live a modern lifestyle if it were not for the global semiconductor supply chain, specifically leading edge advanced semiconductors that come from Taiwan.”
“You are saying ‘I will go to war, including attacking the Chinese mainland, if you attack before semiconductor independence. And afterwards, you can have Taiwan. So if you just wait until 2029, you may have Taiwan.’ Is that clear?” Hewitt asked. “I mean, that’s what you’re saying. ‘I’ll go to war until 2028 …’”
“Well, Hugh, I’m running to be the next president, and so I expect to be the president inaugurated on January 20th, 2025. So I’m wearing that hat when I’m choosing my words very carefully right now. And I’m being very clear,” the candidate answered.
In real life, China doesn’t want to begin reunification until Taiwan is ready, and they’re estimating that will be sometime in the 2040s.
So dropping the “strategic ambiguity” completely, and telling China “look, just don’t invade before 2029, okay?” seems fair enough, really.
China has zero plan to invade, and the only reason this is even a topic of conversation is that Joe Biden started talking about compelling Taiwan into a “war for independence.”
“Strategic ambiguity” was going to have to end at some time, and really, it’s already over, so…
I think, as a China shill, I probably don’t have a problem with what Vivek is saying here.
Strong discussion with @hughhewitt this morning. I will reorient our national defense spending towards *defense* of our homeland. Much more to say in my speech on Thursday at the Nixon Library in California. https://t.co/yZu5mKmErW
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) August 14, 2023
Vivek is suspicious on this issue because he’s Indian, and they have this ancient blood feud with the Chinese. You see that with the current PM of the UK, whatever that 3-foot faggot’s name is. He’s obsessed with China.
What I want to see, in a perfect world, is total military deescalation, and a deal made by the US to cede Taiwan to China in exchange for various economic advantages. Then, we drop the entire concept of violent war – more or less – and move into economic competition and technological races as the natural, default mode of inter-state conflict.
This is what Trump was calling for in relation to China. Then, these Republicans – like Ron DeSantis – tried to shift this talk from economic competition into “we have to fight a war with China to promote gay marriage.” Then they also suggest, vaguely, that China is going to somehow invade America, without ever saying how that is possible or why they would want to do that.
If you hear Vivek, he’s talking about semiconductors. He’s not talking about “our democracy in Taiwan.”
When I say I’m a “China shill,” I mean I support any enemies of the Jews, and I am against Jews taking over the remaining territories that they do not control, which includes China. That’s all.
In a perfect world, China and America would benefit from peaceful economic competition, and this is what China itself keeps saying. China keeps noting the obvious – that the US has crippled itself economically, lost all of these competitions for technological development, and now they feel their only choice is war. I think that’s obviously true of the current leadership, but in another universe, where America isn’t controlled by Jews, does mass deportations, and fixes the legal system, we could be making our own technology.
Anyway, remember: none of this matters, because the 2024 election is going to be fake.