The Dragon in the Land of the Sickly Lion

I'm not under any illusion that the government of China--a government which abandoned any legitimate claim to socialism, which inherited a monstrous Maoist legacy of repression and mass murder, which currently oversees literally tens of millions of sweatshop workers, denies basic civil and human rights, employs the death penalty, occupies Tibet, represses religion, shot Tiananmien protestors, and helped via Zimbabwe to finance the Congo War--I'm not under any illusion that such a government can truly mean us any good now that it's setting its greedy eyes on our Motherland.

I am saying that a unipolar world controlled by the Empire gives us very few options, and that, in such dire circumstances, we have no choice but to play mah jong.

Comments

Graham said…
but they might only be playing mah jong with you to exploi your resources:

"Beijing has signed at least 40 oil agreements with various African countries."

oil, oil, oil...
Minister Faust said…
Yes... I believe my comments imply that.
Anonymous said…
Yeah the Chinese government is really messed up now. No wait...it always was. Chiang Kai-shek could of done better. Chiang Kai-shek acctually cared for his people; but his party was "too weak to lead and too strong to overthrow". Then the communist took over and now you have this mess.

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