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Has the Bell Begun to Toll for China?

Tom2221 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 2:58 PM
Pat, Pat, Marxists (meaning the leaders) don’t necessarily believe in Marxism at all; it is merely their ticket to absolute power. They just need the “masses,” useful idiots and other suckers to believe in it. So far as the “dictatorship of the proletariat withering away,” that was never intended.
"Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered," China's new leader, Xi Jinping, told a closed meeting of party elite in Guangdong province.

"Finally all it took was one quiet word from Gorbachev to declare the dissolution of the Soviet Communist Party, and a great party was gone," said Xi, according to notes obtained by The New York Times.

"Everyone is talking about reform, but in fact everyone has a fear of reform," said Chinese historian Ma Jong. "The question is: Can society...