Is a must when dealing with liberalism.
geeeeez had a nice take on Mrs. Clinton's China comments a few days ago. Here is my tin foil hat opinion. First, a little background:
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States will press China on human rights but this will not keep them from working together on the financial crisis, climate change and North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday. Making her first trip abroad as secretary of state, Clinton said three of her top priorities in Beijing will be addressing the global economic crisis, climate change and security challenges such as the North Korean nuclear weapons programme.
Now here is the money quote:
"Now, that doesn't mean that questions of Taiwan, Tibet, human rights, the whole range of challenges that we often engage on with the Chinese, are not part of the agenda," Clinton told reporters in Seoul before flying to Beijing. "But we pretty much know what they are going to say.
"We have to continue to press them but our pressing on those issues can't interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crises," she added. "We have to have a dialogue that leads to an understanding and cooperation on each of those."
No, Mrs. Clinton isn't about to ruffle Chinese feathers over human rights. I'm pretty sure that she admires their methods. Hillary Clinton is an avowed Alinsky socialist. She shares the condescending elitism of President Obama. They see it as their duty to save America from individuals in general - and the free market in particular. To them, government is always the solution. To paraphrase the Prez...they are the ones we've been waiting for. To quote her, "It Takes A Village". The "ones" and "village" refer to the Government. A big, far reaching, bloated, overbearing government. Chines style.
As for the Chinese, sure, Hillary "pretty much knows what they are going to say" concerning human rights. Hell, she's on the same page. She's simpatico, she's a comrade. Piddling issues like human freedom can't get in the way of of the more pressing concerns of the times: "The global economic crisis, the climate crisis, and the security crisis."
And I'm curious about what Dame Clinton is thinking when she refers to the "security crisis". We know they blame capitalism for the "economic crisis" and the "climate change crisis". Of course, in liberalese that means us. But what of the security crisis? Terrorism? That is doubtful; many liberals think the war on extremist Islam is a sham in the first place; that America is the real problem. By security crisis does she mean The Iranian/Korean push to get the bomb? Maybe.
But I'm the suspicious type, and knowing Mr. Obama's and Mrs. Clinton's proclivity toward expansive government solutions, I can't help but think that when Mrs. Clinton speaks of the "security crisis" that she is thinking about American citizens revolting against the government Leviathan: The praying, gun toting, average, patriotic, people that comprise the vast majority of the country could pose a problem when they attempt to implement their plan. We are the fly in the ointment, the monkey wrench in the machine that stands in the way of the grand strategy of elitist, socialistic government. With guns sales soaring and the chattering classes rumbling at the prospect of intrusive, unaccountable government, people like Clinton and Obama probably think that Chinese style control of the citizenry looks pretty good. Should we be surprised when they attempt to employ similar tactics?