[Marxism] China (was: The Teixeira thesis)
M. Junaid Alam
junaidalam at msalam.net
Sun Mar 7 14:13:24 MST 2004
""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.
What an absurdity: as if the lame rationalizations of the new
millionaires are worth a damn. Who is gullible enough to fall for that?
"Oh, we don't really like being super rich capitalists, it is just a
small, harmless phase towards socialism." Another reminder that
"socialism with Chinese characteristics" is by now "socialism with
capitalist characteristics", ie, "bullshit with bullshit characteristics."
No country with 90% of the population, the peasantry, being
disenfranchised and marginalized more and more can be considered
socialist on any basis. Herny Liu has always come up with justifications
that go a bit overboard; once he predicted that Saddam would go down in
fairy tales as a great hero of the Arab world. So much for that.
The party can call itself whatever it likes, only a child will stare in
awe and reverence of a label behind which all the contents have been
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