Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Red Star Over Wukan: Where Are All These Mice Coming From?

"It doesn't matter whether it's a black cat or a white cat, so long as it catches mice." So went junta leader Deng Xiaoping's rationale for reintroducing a market economy to the PRC. With Mao still warm in his grave and the "gang" deposed, Deng, initially through his puppet Hua Guofang, began to reverse the work of the Chinese revolution. We can debate the merits of Mao's writings and rule, but what has happened since his death is nothing short of tragic.

Funny and heart-breaking at the same time, read it and weep.