Thursday, June 30, 2011

China: The Anger Beneath The Surface

Written By Alan Woods
Wednesday, 29 June 2011


1 May, Macao. Photo: Chi Chio Choi on Flickr

During the revolutionary events in Egypt, the Chinese authorities displayed extreme nervousness, increasing the police presence on the streets and clamping down on the Internet, where references to the Egyptian Revolution were banned. Why should the rulers of China be so worried about events taking place in distant countries?

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23 comments:

Joe Conservative said...

I suppose that the Leftists at this blog would prefer that the 150 million peasants who moved to the cities seeking work stayed on their father's farms in the countryside and died of starvation instead.

Communists should either suffer in silence, or be sent to some remote gulag where no reporters can hear them scream...

Renegade Eye said...

Did you read the post?

The Chinese Communist Party created the largest industrial working class in the world. Non of that Maoist peasantry crap anymore.

You can't have socialism, with a peasant government/society.

Thersites said...

Did YOU read the article... (bold emphasis mine)>

It tells us nothing about the 150 million unemployed, or the plight of millions of Chinese peasants who are forced to migrate to overcrowded cities in order to earn a living in factories where they suffer extreme exploitation and conditions resembling industrial England of the times of Charles Dickens.

What's FORCING the migration is the corrupt Mao communism of the past that once FORCED these workers into silent STARVATION and the new realization that even with crony capitalism, they have a much greater chance of surviving a corrupt regime in the cities than on their parents ever-smaller private farm plots.

Thersites said...

Instead of starving they now "EARN A LIVING", and opportunity DENIEED them priot to China's adoptation of the "Three Represents" policy.

Thersites said...

You idiot Leftists claim that "reformers" on the RIGHT are responsible for "social democratic compromises" that prop up capitalist governments... whereas the TRUTH of the matter is that LEFTIST reformers REQUIRE capitalism to prop up socialist governments. And so when Moammar Qadaffy gives up on "Islamic Socialism", or France turns to Sarkozy, or Britain throws out Labour it isn't because they LIKE or WANT capitalism, it's because their countries DON'T WORK w/o it.

Thersites said...

...The clashes on Friday 10 June began after police attacked a pregnant woman street vendor, Wang Lianmei, during a crackdown on street stalls.

As in Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution, the peasants were simply practicing laissez-faire capitalism... whilst the government was trying to impose corrupt SOCIALISM upon them. Needless to say, NOT EVEN COMMUNIST CHINESE LIKE the crony-government licensing bribe-taking big-government crony-capitalism boondoggle that IS socialism in that country.

Joe Conservative said...

"The Anger Beneath The Surface" is PRO-CAPITALISM and ANTI-SOCIALIST!

Renegade Eye said...

Farmer: You're all over the place; Mao, France, Tunisia.

China is a capitalist country, unable to take care of the needs of its population. Mao never nationalized important industry, until years into power, when he was left no choice. His model was 1949 Stalinist Russia, rather than the Bolsheviks. The real revolutionary in China was Chen Tu-hsiu.

The Tunisian Revolution is not over. Many of the old government are still in power.

Sarkozy is political dead.

You do agree China evolved to capitalism?

Joe Conservative said...

You do agree China evolved to capitalism?

No, it evolved to socialism. If it were lassaiz faire capitalism, the government wouldn't be "cracking down" on street peddlers.

The Pagan Temple said...

It evolved to crony capitalism within a socialist framework, very much akin to national socialism. It's a far cry from free market capitalism.

Renegade Eye said...

Farmer: I didn't ask about lassaiz faire. I asked if you consider it a capitalist country.

Pagan: Free market is in Never Never Land. I don't think national socialist applies, except to the Mao days.

It still is like a third world nation, with no capitalist class for itself. There is no room for a new capitalist class to develop.

Renegade Eye said...

Is the debt ceiling going to be raised?

Ross Wolfe said...

I personally stand by Naomi Klein's diagnosis of China as the leading example of contemporary "disaster capitalism."

Joe Conservative said...

I asked if you consider it a capitalist country.

Does the government pick economic winners and losers in China? If the answer is "yes," then you have my answer, "no".

Speedy G said...

Is the debt ceiling going to be raised?

Obama's going to ignore the debt ceiling and thereby PROVE that our government respects NO LIMTS, Constitutional OR otherwise.

The Pagan Temple said...

The Republicans are probably going to cave on the debt limit. One GOP Senator has already telegraphed his intentions to do so, for no other reason than to make sure they fund the FDA. Other Senators will follow suit. The only real question mark is in the House.

Renegade Eye said...

Ross: I think Russia, fitted Klein's scenario. China avoided the mistakes of Russia.

Capitalism hurt Russia like the world wars.

Joe C: The means of production for the most part is in privaye hands, even nationalized property also.

SpeedyG: Obama won't buck Wall Street.

Pagan: I'm wondering if the Tea Party, would buck Wall Street?

The Pagan Temple said...

It depends. The Tea Party isn't in bed with Wall Street, but they're not automatically against it either. it depends on what the issue is. The Tea Party was against the bail-out of the banks and hedge fund managers and others on Wall Street, something for which they get zero credit for from the left. The Tarp bailouts was actually one of the main things that got the Tea Party started, in opposition to Tarp as well as the stimulus, and the auto bailouts.

Thersites said...

The means of production for the most part is in privaye hands, even nationalized property also.

...as the means of production NEED to remain in PRIVATE hands, if tyranny (Napoleonism) is to be avoided. Of course, the government directing the private hands into which the economy and means of production are to be held is ALSO to be avoided. One "Hitler" was enough.

As for "nationalized property" (more evidence of socialism), it should either be "distributed" and/or "sold off" to private hands.

Renegade Eye said...

Happy holiday

Farmer: The nationalized property is being sold. That which stays, has capitalist goals. Many on the left, aren't as matter of fact about Chinese capitalism.

Pagan: I remember Michelle Bachman, being against TARP, and her overconfident Democratic opponent bragging how responsible he was, supporting it. He so underestimated Bachman.

The Pagan Temple said...

Bachmann is a very intelligent woman with a solid background in federal tax law and in education. People underestimate her at their peril.

-FJ said...

The nationalized property is being sold. That which stays, has capitalist goals.

The government controls nearly 40% of the countries above-water land, and 100% of it's continental shelf.

Who was it being sold off to, and what "capitalist" oil companies got all those drilling permits?

ps - Think they can build another oil refinery or atom smasher in the USA in the next decade? Better think again.

"Capitalist goals" my *ss.

Speedy G said...

The new capitalist class. Expropriate from the stock/bondholders and re-appropriate to the NEW UNION stock/bondholders. Can you say "theft"? There's no better description of what happened to the auto industry in America under Obama.