I have no trust in the US government either, especially with the Donald (and, more importantly, those who design his policies) in charge. But the US is still not China. And yes, I am aware of the fact that the US has to be compared to China to be the better of the two. Trump wants the US to become China. But it is not China yet, not by a couple orders of magnitude. There is still a civil society which tries to fight back, and I hope that it succeeds. Yes. The Chinese government is doing nothing that the US hasn't done before. Bankrolling allies, helping topple unfavoruable governments, suborning officials, destroying civil and environmental rights and selling them armaments (and training) that will as often as not be used tos tart wars or attack the population… yes, the US has done all that, which somehow helps people accept it whenever other powers, regional or global, do the same, because ‘oh the US already does it in X’.