[Marxism] China (was: The Teixeira thesis)

Xenon Zi-Neng Yuan wenhuadageming at comcast.net
Sun Mar 7 12:45:33 MST 2004

At 02:19 PM 3/7/2004, you wrote:
>China?!?! This country is utterly unrecognizable as having any kind of
>revolutionary or socialist values and policies.

"utterly" unrecognizable?  myriad of abhorrent problems aside, it's still a 
"communist party" in power.  i began to understand (what appears to be) 
henry liu's position a bit better when he once argued (something to the 
likes of): would you prefer that a solidarity(poland)-type union was formed 
there, so that the likes of soros could fund it and completely subvert the 
country into an openly-capitalist one?

from my direct interactions, even some of the most money-driven of the 
nouveau-riche chinese still hold as their ultimate ideal a socialist or 
communist country; they're just locked into the thinking that they must go 
through a "primary phase" of development first.  this seems to me a vital 
distinction from the emergent middle-class of other countries.  i believe 
someone else on this list made mention of this a few weeks ago.


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