The Answer is yes
The question is ‘Are we stupid?”
The US House of Representative is mired in the controversy over Speaker McCarthy giving use rights to 41,000 hours of sensitive security footage to a habitual right-wing liar. There are also investigations and hearings being conducted about Hunter Biden’s laptop, the weaponization of the federal government and the threat to national security of books about transgender and gay children. While these children in adult clothes are playing at being leaders, serious events are happening in the real world.
Reuters headline: Iran and Saudi Arabia agree to resume ties in talks brokered by China.
Move along, nothing to see here.
The ramifications of China brokering a deal between the 9/11 implicated, journalist murdering, Saudis and the Israel-hating Ayatollah, are truly frightening. (Benjamin Netanyahu has to feel like a Christian Scientist with appendicitis.)
All this, while we have some of the dumbest mendacious cretins leading the US House of representatives. This should be the stuff of crack-addled fiction. But it is not.
While Republicans have been dealing in complete nonsense such as attempting to return us to the three “R”s in education, Saudi Arabia reaps mega billions of dollars from the US and yet refuses to help America reduce the price of gasoline by increasing production; Iran is operating hundreds of centrifuges purifying nuclear material to produce atomic weapons and China is sticking it’s fingers in pies all over the globe. China is building relationships in Africa and South America by building infrastructure.
Between 2013 and 2019, Chinese companies signed $61.6 billion worth of rail construction contracts with 34 countries. A Chinese official in Nigeria says Beijing plans to invest over $300 billion in Africa in the next three years to increase African exports and help close the large trade gap with China.
While China is building high speed rail systems and highways, medical facilities, sewage treatment plants and potable water to Africa’s poorest countries, the US House of Representative seats George Santos and Marjorie Taylor Greene reintroduces a bill in Congress that would make it illegal to provide gender-affirming care to minors, with those found guilty of providing the care facing Class C felony charges and potential deportation. In 2021 there were 729 attempts to remove school, university and library materials, resulting in 1,597 book challenges or removals.
If we don’t elect decent, intelligent people to office we are doomed.
Pogo said it best, “We have met the enemy and he is us