Friday, December 4, 2020

Tag: The Limits of Force: A Bayonet in the Back Will Not Restore China’s Economy

The Limits of Force: A Bayonet in the Back Will Not Restore China’s Economy

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

Force cannot restore legitimacy, trust or confidence, nor can it magically erase the consequences of a still-unfolding national trauma.

The Chinese authorities threatening to punish workers who refuse to return to work are getting a lesson in the limits of force in an unprecedented national trauma: a bayonet in the back will not restore the legitimacy and confidence that have been lost.

There are two enormous blind spots in conventional media coverage of the pandemic:

The Limits of Force: A Bayonet in the Back Will Not Restore China’s Economy

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

Force cannot restore legitimacy, trust or confidence, nor can it magically erase the consequences of a still-unfolding national trauma.

The Chinese authorities threatening to punish workers who refuse to return to work are getting a lesson in the limits of force in an unprecedented national trauma: a bayonet in the back will not restore the legitimacy and confidence that have been lost.

There are two enormous blind spots in conventional media coverage of the pandemic:

1. The limits of force in restoring China’s economy to pre-pandemic levels.