Josh Wolfe @wolfejosh VC, entrepreneur, fund manager @Lux_Capital; Chair @CiPrep Coney Island Prep; Trustee @SfiScience Santa Fe Inst; CoFounder of Carson, Quinn & Bodhi w/ @ltwolfe Feb. 14, 2019 1 min read

1/ Here’s a thing—take NOTE

(In preview, it is to raise your awareness of how savvy + sophisticated China is—and how naive we can be as something happens right in front of our eyes)

First some HISTORY

In the 1980s the US had a clear geopolitical + ideological opponent...

2/ To consolidate a populous —you need central messaging. A zeitgeist to rally around. A common enemy to focus upon.

Our 1980s rallying medium was Hollywood.

From “Red Dawn”...

3/ To Rocky IV (1985)...

4/ Firefox...

5/ Bond vs KGB’s Anatoly in “License to Kill” (1989) + “The Living Daylights” (1987)

6/ And for kids we were indoctrinated by the flag waving American great: Hulk Hogan vs the communist Soviet—Nikolai Volkoff

7/ Russia villains were everywhere.

TODAY: History may repeat—but China was damned...if it would rhyme.

Before I ask the question: where are the Chinese villains...

NOTE.
2012: $2.6B China acquires

8/...and $1.2B to buy out Carmike Cinemas passing No 1 Regal Entertainment...

9/ $1B for Dick Clark Productions, GoldenGlobes, American Music Awards...

10/ $350M for Voltage Pictures—Hurt Locker...and more...

11/ $3.5B for Legendary Entertainment...

12/ The lastest news...

Pulling a film for “technical reasons”—really means China banned it.

13/ So have you noticed? Like a magician’s trick...

WHERE have all the Chinese villains gone? Can you name one?

Textbook brilliantly executed information operations—right in front of your eyes.

Know you know.
 https://youtu.be/eSo39Yq8Oio 


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