Rancid wrote:I agree, they are not...yet. That doesn't mean it's ok to excuse their obvious imperialistic behaviors and openly stated ambitions either. By ignoring/excusing China's actions, you will just end up with another empire once the US is pushed out. If you are really anti-imperialist, you would be against current empires and potential raising empires (i.e. China). If the idea/hope is that once China supersedes the west, that they will establish some sort of international workers utopia, then that is a mistaken idea.
Their "openly stated" ambitions are to assert their sovereignty and be a part of a multi-lateral world. Unlike the Western imperialist powers: China doesn't go around enforcing structural adjustments as a precursor to things like economic development.
The United States is acting as an imperialist aggressor towards China (something that predates Trump of course). The genuine anti-imperialist stance is to oppose this US aggression, not to engage in some baseless false equivalency.
I don't understand this comment.
That said, fundamentally, they are the same. These are all regional/global powers vying for supremacy. None are interested in establishing a global order where workers have more power.Willfully ignoring China's actions is going to bring you right back to where we are now. Workers being exploited constantly, just under a different regime.
I'm saying that China and the Western imperialist powers engage in the world very differently. This idea that they're all "just the same" just isn't accurate.