Sunday, March 11, 2018

Chinese autocracy for all!

Like liquid mercury on a Formica table top, the blobs coalesce:

There's Donald Trump workin' on it...

Benjamin Netanyahu reveling in it...

And now Xi Jinping is cracking an uncharacteristic smile....

Autocrats of the world, unite! Democracy is too messy, socialism is too 'commie,' so Joseph Stalin gets another bite of the apple.
BEIJING (AP) — Xi Jinping, already China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, received a vastly expanded mandate Sunday as lawmakers abolished presidential term limits that have been in place for more than 35 years and wrote his political philosophy into the country’s constitution.
In one swift vote, the rubber-stamp legislature opened up the possibility of Xi serving as president for life, returning China to the one-man-rule system that prevailed during the era of Mao and the emperors who came before him.
As the mind-muzzlers are wont to exult, "it's all good."

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