Don’t Miss the Article — Humans at a Turning Point
First of all, I am not a politician, nor a political commentator, not even a critic. I am not an artist either. I''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''m just a painter who cares about the fate of human beings instinctively.
Regarding the origin and various claims of the coronavirus (novel coronavirus), I think we are all spectators, with our fingers crossed and the cerebral cortex response of rubberneck. There is no right or wrong, nor do we have the ability to judge true or false.
However, in terms of time clues, the United States has a history of manufacturing and using biochemical weapons, as well as setting a precedent for the use of nuclear weapons. From the perspective of this country’s overall containment of China, it is also reasonable for it to use all means, though I am not sure whether this epidemic was caused by the U.S., or any other force or group, either intentionally or unintentionally. The truth itself is not important. I pay attention to the more general facts. That is, China, known as the state capitalism in the West, has a huge power that is beyond the reach of private capitalism (the management and control of the epidemic is proof). Think tanks and all parties of the U.S. have seen that it is too late to destroy China.
Indeed, maybe the old American system is exhausted unless they refrain from offending China and Russia. While it is unknown whether China can win, but different from the Middle East and the former Soviet Union’s struggle in races, beliefs and ideologies, the elites of both China and the United States know that culture and slogans are tools of money and power. The battle between China and the United States is like the battles for hegemony in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period*. The U.S. finds its hegemony may be replaced.
Therefore, all means are possible. Small and weak nations will eventually choose to wait and see in preparation for following the new hegemony. Perhaps, as the official media said: It was the United States that forced China to become its enemy. And this country with acentury of wounded memory has decided to take the fight, while the United States does not plan to confront the tough with toughness (except for facingsmall countries), because such a large price does not conform to the nature of capital.
Maybe there will be a war. This is the fate of the United States, as well as China’s destiny. However, there is also a positive possibility, a possibility that exists in my wishes. When both countries feel that it is not worth fighting internecine, they will compromise and understand each other, discussing the rules of competition and cooperation. Just like the UFC World Fighting Competition, both victories and defeats are acceptable. The players’ starting point is not to kill each other.
If China and the United States have such a big heart and a big pattern, truly regarding humanity as a community of destiny, then it can be the blessing of mankind. Otherwise, if there are wars between China, the United States, Russia, Europe, Middle East, Japan, Korea, India, and Pakistan, it may mean that we run out of our luck, and the end of humankind has come. We should prevent this from happening.
March 13, 2020