Modern leftism is a plot by some white males to use women and non whites to destroy other white males. Obama is president, but he does not know what some white male has written on his teleprompter until he reads it.
Spandrell complains about a Chinese billionairess piously saying the the politically correct things about democracy.
This Chinese billionaire just threw her whole nation and political system under the bus, and said, to the everlasting delight of that insufferable puritan busybody hag, that what the Chinese nation craves, is democracy. Not civil rights, or liberties, mind you. Democracy. And nobody even asked her! Look at the interviewers, who look like they just won at the lottery. She said it! Wew!
I would guess that she wanted the white elite, her interviewers, to approve of her.
You think Obama pissed away a lot of money giving politically correct loans to politically correct crony capitalists to produce miniscule amounts of politically correct solar power?
The Chinese pissed away even more money on solar power.
When the Chinese blew off the Copenhagen climate treaty, they did not say the truth, that it was a plot by Harvard and the rest, a bunch of mostly white people, to create a world command economy which would command the third world to permanently stay poor and third world, but instead used political events in Australia to excuse themselves. They needed some Australian white males to give them permission to refrain from destroying their economy and giving up their national sovereignty.
Now obviously China has been moving rightwards ever since the Gang of Four was overthrown, and will probably continue to do so, but they feel really guilty about doing so.
Nineteenth century anglosphere capitalism survived in Shanghai till 1941, long after it had become extinct in the anglosphere, and to some extent survived in Hong Kong to the present day. After the coup, Deng set to work reviving Shanghai capitalism before the show trial of the gang of four had even began, and in this sense, China has become deeply reactionary, preserving some of the best of the west’s past. On the other hand, in another sense they are still a bunch of commies kowtowing to elite white male leftists.
What is soft power?
It is difficult to define, and difficult to explain, but I would say a large part of it is that state funded propaganda seemingly coming from multiple independent voices, each voice purporting to be high status, and confirming the high status of each of the other voices, works.
Blacks and Mestizos are stupid, thus easily snowed by the progressive elite. That is soft power. East Asians are not stupid, but are conformist and compliant, thus vulnerable to coordinated and state marshaled social pressure, so again, soft power.
I don’t think soft power will suffice, unless backed by hard power, and today’s progressives are rapidly running out of hard power. But while hard power was necessary to destroy Rhodesia, soft power sufficed to destroy South Africa.