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NYT's Thomas Friedman Again Praises Communist China for Getting Things Done

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posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 04:16 PM
I love these people in the media that call those bringing attention to Van Jones "crazy" or somehow not right in the head. The very same people then turn around and do weird things like praise Hugo Chavez or communist china.

First you get this:

Then, the very next day!

Watching both the health care and climate/energy debates in Congress, it is hard not to draw the following conclusion: There is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, and that is one-party democracy, which is what we have in America today.

One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages.

That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century. It is not an accident that China is committed to overtaking us in electric cars, solar power, energy efficiency, batteries, nuclear power and wind power. China's leaders understand that in a world of exploding populations and rising emerging-market middle classes, demand for clean power and energy efficiency is going to soar. Beijing wants to make sure that it owns that industry and is ordering the policies to do that, including boosting gasoline prices, from the top down.

What is it that these "enlightened liberals" like Friedman love so much about Cuba, Castro, Hugo, China and these sort of countries?

[edit on 9-9-2009 by Wimbly]

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