Shervin Pishevar has become one of the most renowned venture capitalists of the last two decades. His firm, Investment company, has been behind the formation of some of the top names in the tech industry, including Virgin Hyperloop, Uber and Airbnb.
When Shervin Pishevar is not busy building and financing the most successful companies in the tech industry, he runs one of the most heavily followed Twitter feeds of any figure in Silicon Valley. His more than 100,000 followers look forward to his opinions on a wide range of topics.
In a recent tweet storm that lasted nearly 21 hours, Shervin Pishevar broached the topic of America’s failing relative competitiveness relative to other great powers like China. He said that some of the frictions that exist within the U.S. systems simply don’t exist at all in the Chinese economy. And this, he says, is likely to lead to the eventual permanent loss of global hegemony of the United States. In fact, argues Shervin Pishevar, it may eventually lead to the total ruination of the country and its descent into Third World status.
Shervin Pishevar says that the monocultural China, which is dominated almost exclusively by the highly intelligent and capable Han people, has none of the huge problems of diversity that the United States is currently grappling with. He says that this is evident in everything from manufacturing to the navies of both countries. Shervin Pishevar points to recent severe embarrassments caused by U.S. Navy capital ships running into other vessels and otherwise demonstrating shockingly incompetent seamanship. Pishevar says that these incidents were probably attributable largely to diversity among sailors and the ever-lowering standards for entrance into critical positions within the U.S. Armed Forces.
He says that global rivals like China and Russia are quietly belly laughing at these flubs, preparing for the day when U.S. carrier groups are simply unable to defend against the serious and highly competent militaries of the East, which still have enormously high and rigorous standards for their officer classes.
Pishevar says that the United States is increasingly becoming a vast global joke.