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they still look pretty damn socialist in comparison to the politics current in a lot of countries China.
It may be 'glorious to be rich' but that is not an option for any but cadres, their families, some Taiwanese and Hong Kong residents and a lucky few other Chinese. Whether the average worker is better off as a wage slave than as a rural agricultural worker is hard to say, but there seems a dearth of good jobs all around. The vanguard has left the proletariat in the mud. China is extolled as a model because it has the relationship between capital and labor which our elites desire to create in 'The West'. Like Arkansans say 'thank God for Mississippi!' Chinese elites must say 'thank Heaven for North Korea!'.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Aug 30th, 2013 at 08:37:05 PM EST
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