mgk now on Twitter
NEWSFLASH: Nothing’s changed.
China: Stop attacks on students, that’s OUR job and we don’t like competition.
Hasn’t really strengthened the case for the neoliberal argument, dominant in the ’90s, that economic growth would inevitably lead to Western style democracy, has it?
Quite so. Seems that it’s just led to a totalitarian state where a few people have more money than they used to.
Interesting how every “Communist state” ever conceived has turned into a fascist one pretty quickly. China seems to be a peculiar case where the “Communists” and the Capitalists both thought “hey, you know what? We can both hold this place hostage while we make shitloads of money”…
Authoritarianism wraps itself in a lot of labels. In all cases, the contents are not as advertised.
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