Friday, April 22, 2016

China (Tim)

I used to live in the People’s Republic of China, which doesn’t belong to the people at all; it belongs to the government, and any Chinese person who disputes that will find himself summarily disappeared. Ironically, the Chinese public generally seem to support their repressive government – partly from fear, and partly from national pride. In fact, human rights (and full access to the Internet) seem to be a low priority for most Chinese, who are more interested in catching up with the developed west. Unfortunately this progress is a double deal with the devil because it’s also leading to the greatest environmental catastrophe in history.

Tim Casteling

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