Where is the next war going to be? Havok Journal writer Kerry Patton and HJ owner Charlie Faint came on the show to discuss. We talked about a lot of interesting things – who are the closest friends to the US, is the US racist and how does China conduct information operations – but no one gave me a satisfactory, unpredictable, novel answer about where our next war will be. So, I’ll tell you now – the answer is “Turkey…the Indian Ocean…with a candlestick.” What do you want accuracy or a cool answer?
Take a listen here.
- Yes, the sounds you hear throughout the episode are Kerry Patton’s roosters. We would have featured them more, but they know shockingly little about Sino-Pacific Rim relations. Like most livestock, their expertise revolves around domestic monetary policy.
- If I sound like crap during the episode, yes, I recorded the whole episode while in the throes of COVID. I took it as a sign of my evolving self-control that I went through the episode without mentioning it or tying it to our discussion of China and the CCP. I won’t take the high road now. Fuck the lying, manipulative, and morally abhorrent CCP and their obfuscation with COVID. I have no sense of humor about this.
- On the way to making their points, Kerry and Charlie thew out a lot of great topics. I had responses to all of them…which I had to ignore because the show is only an hour (-ish) and it takes all my composure to stay on topic. I imagine listeners gripping the steering wheel with white knuckles as I let comments about everything from the criminal justice system to China’s history of capitalism blow past me like sliders to the outside. So I’ll try to make it up to you. Here’s a few links that expand on some of the topics I would have otherwise dived headlong into: Containment Policy, Did the U.S. destabilize Iran under Mossadegh?, How China Became Capitalist, the Myth of Criminal-Justice Racism.