China Jabbering

I wondered when this would be coming along and in what form it would take, so now the suspense ends. Well I'm just going to presume that I'm included amongst the "people" he's talking about. So sit back while I swing and howl from the chandelier. I'll leave you to judge credulity (childish or otherwise; his and mine) for yourselves. But first: I never, ever said or implied that "China is turning 'capitalist'" or anything of the kind. I did say that China is attracting capital investment from abroad; an easily verifiable fact. Now, we can all argue about whether to be more "appalled" by someone calling China "capitalist" or America "capitalist" -- and surely America is closer to the real thing, having at least once (200 years ago or so) laid down a sort-of moral foundation for the thing (except for that Constitution thingy, and the enormous contradiction of brutal institutionalized slavery) based in Hellenic and Enlightenment ideals -- but I just don't see the point in splitting such hairs given that capital in both places is ultimately (here and now) beholden to gunpoint at the hands of the state. However you get there and in whatever concrete form...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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