• Ernie Diaz

A Judas Kissinger?

When a gent who's not above secretly carpet-bombing peaceful countries warns us not to fight, it's time to prick up the ears. Henry Kissinger, a lifelong MIC booster, recently warned that rising Washington-Beijing tensions are "the biggest problem for America; it's the biggest problem for the world."

His advice? "Standing firm on US principles....while maintaining a constant dialogue and finding areas of cooperation."

Such cooperation is not likely to manifest in the area of microchips, key to the AI future, albeit one where startup Chinese chip makers are snagging 70% of VC funds. Now what could be more important than being first with an irresistible, AI-powered drone about keeping the earth livable for human beings?

"Cooperation on green energy is a no-brainer, with a huge upside, and little downside for all but the most reactionary," says Jimmie Jeremejev. Both countries, indeed 75% of all countries, have made a serious commitment to developing alternative energy, with a long-term goal of carbon neutrality. "The potential for value creation in this new, eventual mega-industry is incalculable, and will only be hampered by decoupling."

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