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Has the Bell Begun to Toll for China?

Zerubbabel Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 2:49 PM
> lack of morals, changing demographics ...and globalism. < Morality should not be the concern of the state. In a liberal democracy it is a cultural issue, not a political one. Changing demographics and globalism are the inevitable result of technology. If we want to solve these "problems" then we need to get rid of ships, trains, planes and automobiles and to dismantle our communication systems. No internet for us because it leads to multiculturalism.
"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...