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Reblog on Communism

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 28, 2011

This post is a re-blog from weatheringthejourney.wordpress.com.
The part in italics is a story that she is referencing and then her comment below. The author (In non italics) has lived in China and I agree whole-heartedly with her assertion that I am skeptical to read anything about this place by someone reporting from, say- the Los Angeles desk, or New York. If you want to know China, you should live here.
The article the author references shows why weatheringthejourney is one of my favorite blogs. If you read the article, you will find a well-reasoned look at the realities of communism….

reblog from here
“Communism incubates corruption because it destroys morality. Everything is subsumed in the dialectic of class conflict. Freedom is extinguished. There is no accountability to God because there is no God. There is no violation of rights because there are no rights. There is no brotherhood of man because there is no stewardship to care for a neighbor.

I began reading this article with a great deal of skepticism. I can’t count the number of people who have tried to tell me all the virtues of China without acknowledging the one thing that ABSOLUTELY holds them back from fully interacting with the rest of the world – Communism. This man, Timothy Clark, really pegs it. winner-winner, chicken dinner :-)

Read the rest of the post here

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