Why would they choose Beijing? Russia is a European nation with deep Christian traditions. We have far more in common with Russia than with China and for decades we fought a cold war against Soviet Communism. At the very moment when the Russians renounce Communism and embrace Capitalism, the very thing that we've been supposedly waiting for, we turn instead to China. For the simple reason that we would rather trade with a Communist dictatorship that allows us to exploit its people than a democracy that doesn't.
Your government has been fighting a phony, concocted war for seven years and now promises you that maybe it will take another fifteen years more. "Subsequent occupation of Iraq, required major shifts in national resources to the military."
America has exported forty percent of its industrial base to the third world, to where it can turn the clock back on industrial and environmental regulations a hundred years. Where again if a worker is badly burned they can be sent home to live or die and the company has no interest in it either way. Where millions upon millions of hard-working Americans lose their jobs to a free trade program that benefits a very few wealthy and pollutes and corrupts an entire economic system and your government tells you again and again that it can't be helped. But they are liars and thieves, liars and thieves who lie to you and steal from you and from your children.
He wasn't a wild-eyed revolutionary; he didn't even have a high school education. He was a man who said, "I'll give you a day's work but I won't give you my dignity."
"It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare." Mark Twain
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