Western engagement with China rested largely on a blithe and now utterly discredited assumption that economic liberalization would bring political freedoms.
American elites such as Pompeo have become hysterical due to their ideological paranoia, that's why they keep targeting China in a rude and stupid manner.
Trump has praised, expressed admiration for, and invited to the White House rulers of the worst kind.
The driving energy of this populist revolution is found in the desire to erect a New Jerusalem which, as in Calvinist Geneva, will differentiate between those who are saints and those who are not.
Trump shows how a proper democratic system can be converted into authoritarianism when no one stops it.