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The Tragedy of Communist China

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Posted By: MissMolly, 10/2/2019 5:11:33 AM

Communist China’s 70th anniversary, with its spectacle of violence against demonstrators for democracy in Hong Kong, is a moment to mark a profound truth: There is no difference between political liberty and economic liberty. They cannot be separated, nor can one be put before the other. It turns out that economic liberty and political liberty are the same thing — warp and woof of the fabric of freedom. This became evident in Asia in the 1970s, when our defeat in Vietnam ushered in an era in which the so-called non-aligned nations began to assert themselves.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 10/2/2019 5:42:30 AM (No. 195253)
In early 60's they had great famine,late 60's they had cultural revolution that killed off most of the smart people. Today 900,000,000 live on 4$ a day. Million s of the rural children live alone,as parents try to make money in city. Without our farm products they would starve. People worry about them becoming militant,but they can't project any power out of their area.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork 10/2/2019 5:55:54 AM (No. 195262)
The Chinese have totally forgotten that we literally saved their bacon during WWII. Too bad. They could have become a good ally, but instead they chose to follow the mass murderer Mao. Communism always ends up with a lot of dead bodies laying around.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Zarin 10/2/2019 6:43:15 AM (No. 195298)
Thanks for posting! Some history I didn't know about - like how Goldwater challenged the US congress recognizing the Chinese communist government. The UN gave away Free China in 1971. I wish Carter would recall what he said in 1977: “The great democracies are not free because we are strong and prosperous. I believe we are strong and influential and prosperous because we are free.” And the Chinese government right now is holding 2 million Uigher muslims in concentration camps harvesting organs. Note at the end of article says that China is losing the PR campaign - more world opinion is seeing the government in a negative light.
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