Mr. Biden’s heart seems to be torn between two lovers, China and Iran 😊.
Seriously, it is often hard to read politicians or to follow them, even when they seem familiar or friendlier.
They can dance in weird ways sometimes, with one step in one direction and the other in another direction.
They may say all the beautiful sentences in the world, but their actions do not seem to match their words.
Why is Bambi saying so?
Because Mr. Biden pledged to ‘meet the China challenge and ensure the American people win’. Beautifully articulated goal.
It would have been even more beautifully meaningful had it not been contradicted by the following news: Mr. Biden withdrew his predecessor’s rule on schools’ disclosure of ties to China (https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eoDetails?rrid=131811).
Bambi does not understand the internal politics of our neighbour, but he seems to have proceeded with this decision without consulting Congress. He must have his reasons to be in a rush… Perhaps he does not see the potential danger of ideologies infiltrating his own country, along with true science and artistic exchanges.
How could you be that naive when you are a seasoned politician? Is this possible? Even the province of NB struggled with the similar issue (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/confucius-institute-programs-china-school-1.5259963).
Another possibility may be that it is a sign that the USA cannot be the winner of the Chinese-American battle (… of ideas, at least). Could it be?
Although Bambi may be wrong, she finds this both odd and worrisome. Indeed, she knows from a second life elsewhere that wars begin with ideas/ideologies… and the rest can become even uglier.