Monday, March 24, 2008

In Which Your Humble Blogger Struggles To Make The Same Essential Point In New And Innovative Ways

Items To Be Placed In The Dustbin of History:

1) Communism: Check

2) Bell Bottom Pants: Check

3) The Coaching Tenure of Jim Boylan: Pending


Blogger Ty said...

China wonders about your number 1.

3:33 PM  
Blogger BenGo07 said...

Not since Deng Xioapeng, they don't.

4:57 PM  
Blogger BenGo07 said...

You'd a been on firmer ground with Cuba.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Ty said...

I meant to put before that: "I'm not bright, but..." because I really wouldn't know.

So you're saying China isn't communist? Is that semantics? Or is it simply a derivative of communism? I guess this isn't the place to discuss it; I'll look it up on my own.

11:05 AM  
Blogger BenGo07 said...

Ty, the abbreviated answer is: Yes, China is still Communist politically (i.e., there's only one politcal party, the Communist Party, they have Cominterns, etc.). But economically, they are much closer to what's been called authoritarian capitalism. Kinda the worst of both worlds.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Bullshooter said...

you could almost label the current Chinese system as fascism.

1:24 PM  

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