Ohhh god. It’s happening again.

The same exact low rumble, slowly rising toward the same fever pitch crescendo. First you get a few unexpected comments showing up in your notifications, then a few more, then a lot more, then a whole lot more.

It's Russiagate all over again.
The increasingly shrill shrieking from rightists about China having leverage over Biden is so similar to what I experienced from liberals at this exact point in time in 2016 about Russia having leverage over Trump. They get mad when I say it but it's true. https://twitter.com/caitoz/status/1320836475525578753?s=20
It's the same experience. It's exactly the same.
And it’s being directed in remarkably similar ways. https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1320820871267639296
It’s no more indicative of covert loyalties to a foreign government than the Gish gallop of weak arguments presented for the theories of Trump’s loyalty to Moscow,
If Biden is elected we can expect to see these claims get louder and more shrill, surpassing the force with which Republicans pushed Benghazi many times over. It will dominate political discourse in the same way Russiagate has.
We can expect this to create political pressure on the Biden administration to escalate cold war aggressions against Beijing, which Biden will happily do since he is a virulent China hawk.
And of course neither Democrats nor liberal media platforms will have a moral leg to stand on to protest against these fact-free conspiracy theories, since they just spent four years doing the exact same thing.
Russiagate will magically morph into Chinagate, and hysterical McCarthyite Sinophobe Tucker Carlson will become the new Rachel Maddow. https://twitter.com/caitoz/status/1251997859412447233
And of course the only winners of this nonsense will be the spies and cold warriors who are driving it all from behind the scenes.
To quote Michael Parenti:
The goal of stopping the rise of China has been in the works for many years, and Joe Biden was part of the administration whose “pivot” laid a major part of the groundwork for that agenda.
Yet fact and narrative are so loosely related that no amount of evidence will dissuade the allegation that Biden is secretly a puppet of Xi Jinping, no matter how many economic sanctions and nuclear escalations he rolls out as president.
I was so looking forward to Russiagate being over and done with if Trump gets out, but it looks like I’m going to wind up accused of shilling for Biden and of being a secret CCP agent just like I’ve been accused of shilling for Trump and being a Kremlin agent for the last 4 years
Oh well. Russian agent to Chinese agent. I guess it’s good to change things up with a new career move now and then.
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