Independent geopolitical analyst, writer and journalist
This is our choice: it’s either Neoliberal Restoration or a revolutionary rupture. And nothing in between.
We may have been set up for an endless biopolitical quarantine without even noticing it, Pepe Escobar writes.
The post-Planet Lockdown world – still a hazy mirage – may well need a post-Planet Lockdown currency.
How could U.S. intel have known about a contagion one month before Chinese doctors detected an unknown virus?
The absolutely key issue is how the West was caught completely unprepared for the spread of Covid-19 – even after being provided a head start of two months by China, and having the time to study different successful strategies applied across Asia.
On the surface, coronavirus is a dream bio-weapon for those fixated on wreaking havoc across China and praying for regime change.
Neoliberalism is – literally – burning. And from Ecuador to Chile, South America, once again, is showing the way, Pepe Escobar writes.
Much to the distress of neocons and humanitarian imperialists, there won’t be a bloody mainland China crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong – a Tiananmen 2.0. Why? Because it’s not worth it.
The rampant demonization of China, now a bipartisan sport across the Beltway, on occasion even more hysterical than the demonization of Russia, also features reports on China as a serial aggressor, politically, economically and militarily, and BRI as a geoeconomic tool to coerce China’s neighbors.