I certainly hope that we Americans are to be spared the horrors that government and politics inflicted on the Chinese people during the XX century, especially under Mao.
But the trends in our society are (thus far) pointing strongly in a truly unspeakable direction, and the trends in China, while unclear and ambiguous, give some grounds for optimism where freedom, private property and local sovereignty are concerned.
I hope that we are successful, and that the future holds no Stalinist or Maoist horrors for us, but a lot of things can go wrong with the likes of Obama as President--and McCain or Romney are no improvement--and we may find that human rights comparisons between this country's wretched government and the all-too similar one which is headquartered in Beijing was premature!
PEACE AND FREEDOM!!
"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi
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