Monday, July 22, 2013

Losing the Mandate of Heaven in the land where the concept was invented.

China: The Watermelon Revolution
If it doesn't happen now, it will. Remember, China is operating on borrowed time. It's run by a government without any basis for legitimacy other than fast economic growth. To maintain power, that needs to be true, and it's not true anymore.


Paul X said...

It's weird to see code-enforcement thugs called a "militia".

China's government has the same claim to legitimacy that every other government has. It's not "fast economic growth" (how absurd to claim government is responsible for what the free market delivers). It's that they will ruin your life or kill you if you don't bend a knee.

"The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it. Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way."
-- Henry David Thoreau

"Trade and commerce, if they were not made of India rubber, would never manage to bounce over the obstacles which legislators are continually putting in their way; and, if one were to judge these men wholly by the effects of their actions, and not partly by their intentions, they would deserve to be classed and punished with those mischievous persons who put obstructions on the railroads."
-- Henry David Thoreau

Gunny G said...

There are over 300 MILLION Chinese unemployed. When they go busto, it'll be bad for them but good for us.

The world is going to "reset" so you'd better be prepped.