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'Woke' Capitalists Sell Out U.S. to China Behind a Mask of Virtue

Ben Weingarten, Real Clear Politics

Embedded in the ESG (environment, social, and governance)-China gambit is an acceptance of the proposition that America is in decline, while China is ascendant. This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy if Wall Street is intent on downgrading America’s economy, while upgrading China’s. What we see in Wall Street’s devotion to China is the proverbial capitalists selling the Communists the rope with which to hang us. Or, if you will, underwriting the outsourced rope-maker that produces the rope with which to hang ourselves. “ESG for me, but not for thee” is a recipe for undermining America while empowering its worst adversaries.