How much do you really want an iPad?

from the Observer
As an example of organised hypocrisy, the Communist party of China beats all the world’s religions. Article number 1 of the Chinese constitution states that China “is a socialist state under the people’s democratic dictatorship led by the working class and based on the alliance of workers and peasants”. Every word is a lie and yet in Britain you hardly ever come across criticism of Chinese communism, satires of its pretensions or demonstrations against its rule.

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One thought on “How much do you really want an iPad?

  1. “Conservatives have always been better at defending religious freedom”
    Is this meant to be a joke? Both the left and the right hate religious freedom. The conservative Bismarck tried to squash the Catholic Church in Germany; thirty years later the progressive Combes was even more aggressive and rather more successful in France (where the Catholic Church is almost extinct); in America, Southern Democrats and the Ku-Klux-Klan were just as anti-Catholic as northern Republicans; and you may ask the Jews which, of conservative or communist tyrants in Russia or in the Muslim world, was worse for them. Hatred of religious freedom is a common temptation to any political grouping, because every independent religious body is a possible opponent.

    More generally, it is an unfortunate fact that China is simply too big. It breaks down the desire to demonstrate, because one gets the impression that nothing you can ever do will do anything to stop or even affect that government. People take action when they feel there is a hope of achieving a result. In China one does not feel this hope. The disaster of Tien-an-men Square has been paradigmatic for most of us.

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