🐿️ Ears: Cognitive Dissidents: Podcast notes
Some 'geopolitical incorrectness' as burrow favourites, Jacob Shapiro and Marko Papic give an excellent geopolitical round-up.
I jumped straight on this pod this morning as Jacob had flagged that he was going to post this chat with ‘cousin Marko’ during his weekend podcast. These two Stratfor alumni are always a great listen - and bring the best out of each other when on together. Marko’s (hilarious) nihilist troll bating combines well with the sunny optimism of Jacob’s southern gentleman.
They cover US/China relations, Ukraine, the new multi-polar world and post-Hindenberg/Adani.
Marko starts with a banger on Chinese spy balloons:
“Taking the most expensive fighter jet ever built and flying it to pop a balloon” (MP)
🐿️ key takeaways:
US / China - a bipolar world is not in China or the rest of the world (ex-US)’s interest
Democrats cannot win on foreign policy - always battered at home for being ‘too weak’ on China. US China relations can only realistically improve under a GOP administration. Plenty of historical context.
Are the US’s ‘allies’ really on board with their approach to China? Not really. What wa…