Credibly promising to be irresponsible...since 2004!
From the article:"One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages."ROFLMAO!
China is awesome. Ya'll are just hating because you are both racists.
I think I'm reasonably enlightened. I volunteer to be the autocrat. I promise to summarily execute all idiot NYT pundits...
China is awesome, no doubt about it, but I don't consider their Party leadership "reasonably enlightened".Heck you can't even read KPC in China! How reasonable is that?
Heck you can't even read KPC in China!And Chinese students consistently do better than Americans in tests. Coincidence?
Also, Chinese citizens build steel-pipe submarines in their free time. When was the last time one of your readers built a steel-pipe submarine in his/her backyard?
All the DIY steel pipe submarines in the world can't make the Chinese government into enlightened individuals!
Steel-pipe submarines will make you strong. Enlightened individualism will make you fat.
"And for some reason he assumes that the dictator will agree with him."That's because it will be an autocracy led by a reasonably enlightened group of people. No reasonably enlightened person can possibly disagree with Thomas Friedman.
Oh, Kunal, you jolly joker.As for reading KPC in China: If you could before, you can't NOW, I bet.
>>As for reading KPC in China: If you could before, you can't NOW, I bet.Sadly, China, with its oppresive one-party state, can only censor with a broad-brush - they've banned all of Blogger. By contrast, in India, with our superior multi-party censorship apparatus, more targeted displays of intolerance are possible. Fodder for Friedman's next column?
God save the queen, bring back the real monarchy.
According to this Vanity Fair article, Thomas Friedman lives in a "11,000-square-foot mansion", http://www.vanityfair.com/online/politics/2008/11/thomas-friedmans-world-is-flat-broke.htmlLOL, I wonder what the term is for someone living in a 11,000 square foot house accusing everyone else of "affluenza"? Maybe Friedman things that everyone should live in a shack and pump their water from the village well while he lives in his palace. Heck, such a mentality would allow him to fit right in with the Chinese dictators that he admires so much.
Well, if we're going back to an autocracy, can we at least go back to Ancient Rome? Sure, the majority of the empire were living in their own filth or being conscripted into the infantry for the better part of their lives. But I'd love to see an Incitatus as Senator again. And who hasn't wanted a vomitorium after a really good meal? I'd risk being thrown off a cliff for not bowing quickly enough for that!
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