China is serious, focused and disciplined in its campaign to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The US at best gives lip service to the concept, and at worst ignores the problem, the better to focus on “diversity” and “equity.”
https://asiatimes.com/2021/10/china-mar ... revolution
I call this for what it is, cow manure. it is also diversionary and reduces what would have been a great article to ordinary propaganda, a pamphlet of nonsense. A serious and an impartial study of the evidence will show that it is America's failure to educate its minorities and to create a culture of inclusiveness that is responsible for its technological decline. Science advancement requires good education, research and creativity and it is clear to most that the African American population is the most dynamic and creative segment of the American population as evidence in its music and culture that the outside world sees and embraces as a uniquely American culture. Yes, the American culture that the world gravitates to is purely an African American one. Of course there are montages of white cultures to be found here and there. But these are mostly bull ridings or polka music, corn festival cultures and loose meat sandwiches. But they hold no appeal to outsiders, those outside of their local or regions of extraction.
The black child is exposed to poor schools with insufficiently trained teachers and counselors than his white or Jewish counterpart in the suburbs. He or she grows up in a neighborhood marked with extreme poverty and violence, poor nutrition and from a very young age is reminded of the limitations and narrow choices he has. At a certain age that black child is sent to jail for re-education whereas his white or Jewish counter goes to an ivy league university studies commerce and sizzling which is to say marketing and learns to sell American companies and technologies to the highest bidders in the name of increasing business earnings. Very few of them actually go on to get their doctorates in the sciences as attested by the number of foreign born students in our graduate programs in technology or mathematics.
But Spengler would rather blame the non existent focus on diversity and equity as largely responsible for America's failure to compete with China. Not the endless wars that costs us trillions of dollars and reduced investments in research and developments, not our misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan that priced solid education out of the reach of middle class and poor Americans thus forcing many to assume large educational loans that mushroomed into gigantic debt loads ably aided by usury interest rates.