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Fickle Politics Aside (Part 3)

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Along the same lines of previous articles, here are two more. I could beat a dead horse and breakdown specific details from these writers, but I’ll let you read them, and enjoy them. You’ll see the same themes as before. What’s really amazing is how widespread this thought process is.

First, Tom Knott at the Washington Times writes, “If you are keeping score at home, China already is up 1-0 in the gold-medal count, easily topping its rivals in the blocking competition”

Then, Naomi Klein at the Huffington Post says:

Like it or not, you are about to be awed by China’s sheer awesomeness.

The games have been billed as China’s “coming out party” to the world. […] These Olympics are the coming out party for a disturbingly efficient way of organizing society, one that China has perfected over the past three decades, and is finally ready to show off. It is a potent hybrid of the most powerful political tools of authoritarianism communism — central planning, merciless repression, constant surveillance — harnessed to advance the goals of global capitalism. Some call it “authoritarian capitalism,” others “market Stalinism,” personally I prefer “McCommunism.”

Klein continues by discussing the sheer size and power that the Communist Party in China will mobilize to ensure they are able to show off their rapidly rising power… and look to export that as well.

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Written by walonline

August 8, 2008 at 9:27 am

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