…to a new (temporary, hopefully) life up the hill in what PCCW terms ‘VIP’ territory – essentially the telecoms company charges far more for an Internet connection than in other districts.
To help us calm down after all the Trump-Tsai phone call excitement – a weirder-than-average link to an article describing Taiwan as a ‘pustule’ by a writer who sees independence for the island as leading to ‘a Chiang-like takeover of all of China, a militarized fascist formation aligned with America in the political-economic control of Asia’. China is also the innocent and benign victim of evil US hegemonism a click away on the same site where eternal campaigner John Pilger is pushing a movie on the coming American assault on the poor PRC.
The first writer name-drops Chiang Kai-shek, and Pilger mentions, among others, McGeorge Bundy and Henry Luce – suggesting earnest nostalgia for the deepest darkest Cold War era. The overriding impression from left-paranoia is its total humorlessness. The right-conspiracy theory milieu, like the world of Hillary Clinton-pizza-child-abuse, at least offers surreal entertainment.