For thirty years, while we were making hay in the 80s, chips in the 90s and who knows what in the 00s, we’ve been had.
Governments everywhere in allegedly free-market economies have grown, and grown, and become ever more entrenched as the biggest participants in those economies. At what point does a country stop being free if the biggest player doesn’t produce anything? Or worse, if it does nothing but crowd out innovation, labor of all kinds, and disrupt capital flows?
At some point – now long past – the government ceases to act for the people. That’s the time when it acts in its own self-interest, essentially becoming a rogue robot. The zombie has re-acquired life, and is looking to get bigger and stronger.
If you know how to stop a zombie, please let me know. Remember that it is the biggest zombie ever known, and it has a hand in almost every means available to kill it…so isn’t likely to allow us to do so. We’re essentially gonna have to rip out the thing’s heart with our hands.
Sidebar: Interesting to ponder that the ChiComs are behaving like democratic governments are supposed to ie: looking to do what they can to withdraw from daily life and simultaneously make that daily life better for as many of their people as possible.