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Lost in Translation
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/30/2014 7:18:02 PM

It may come as a shock well-educated Westerners that Communists can be corrupt. (Snip) Despite the recent boom which produced goodies to go around, the competition between factions is so great that last week China was openly wracked by the biggest purge since the bad old days of Mao and the Gang of Four. To appreciate the scale of the purge, imagine a man with the police power of Eric Holder, the wealth of Bill Gates and the prominence of Al Gore arrested — together with US senators, former cabinet secretaries and hundreds of merely prominent people and headed for

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Great essay!

Bureaucratic states tend to drift into corruption, and there´s no bureaucracy like the ones in totalitarian states. Lest we get too puffed up about American rule of law, it must be emphasized that Obama´s America is moving resolutely toward totalitarianism. In time China and America may pass each other, moving in opposite directions. However desirable, a cleansing (purge) of our government is far from reality. If what´s been done already isn´t enough, what would it take?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: reilly, 7/30/2014 11:33:46 PM     (No. 9947273)


That video is the Holocaust of 2014. In color. Happening RIGHT NOW. Getting crazy out there.


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