I think it’s less an intentional distraction as it is an intentional provocation. There’s clearly heightened tensions between the U.S. and it’s allies and China and it’s allies. Each prodding the other one.
China’s current realestate crash is probably seen by the U.S. State Department as an opportunity to score against the opposing team.
How else can they get him to stop though? They can’t get Congress to pass a law banning his podcast so this is the next best thing. If they bury him financially he’ll be unable to reach that audience.
I can’t imagine losing a child period and the idea that some Christofascist potato with a microphone is going to claim that I’m a crisis actor and my kid wasn’t real? Fuck off. No way. I wouldn’t even want the money, I’d just want to ruin him. And I hope it does.
It’s a maze of complex rules that only serve to benefit the most wealthy.
Working for the state I have what’s considered good insurance because the state employs so many people that it can negotiate favorably with insurance carriers. But even just navigating the forms and cards and sites to make sure you see an “in network” provider is a pain.