We should send winnie the pooh teddy bears to the Hong Kong protesters
Man i can't hear about China without a swelll of pity for those who live in that second world country
@Dephenistrator, the most we can do at the moment is show support for the freedom movements and hope the Hong kongers don't get gunned down.
@M0RT0S, yeah. I am sadly almost certain another Tiananmen square is gonna happen though
@Dephenistrator, let's just recycle an idea from the cold war and constantly air drop weapons and supplies and start an insurrection.
A simple dream of finally squashing out communism is all I hope to see.
@M0RT0S, i would love a world where the oppression of communism was gone and people understood how evil it was
@Dephenistrator, world superpower with the tax rate of a third world country
@M0RT0S, their only hope is armed revolution at this point, maybe a coup from the military. The people involved in these protests are going to need political asylum after these protests. Because unfortunately i dont see them coming out on top.
@Dephenistrator, in the meantime I hear Taiwan is a nice alternative. The more I learn about Taiwan the more I want to go there, whereas for China it's the exact opposite
@Sexy Homunculus, agreed
@M0RT0S, China isn’t communist though. They’re authoritarian state capitalist.
@griffinstorme, they are communists, it's what theyre laws are structured around and how they're government is run. Its the reason they are authoritarian. The only people who make any real amounts of money are those at the top like factory owners and government workers which is reminiscent of communism.
@M0RT0S, you literally contradicted yourself in that comment. If they were communist, then factories couldn’t even have owners, because they’d be public commodities.
@griffinstorme, they're owners likely pay into the pockets of those who run the government pretty directly in exchange for what basically amounts to slave labor with little government interference for the same reason. Don't know if you've heard this before but lots of communist countries do this.
@M0RT0S, then... they’re not communist. Also - “likely” is a funny word to use. It’s not like the Chinese economy is a mystery. You don’t have to guess at the likelihood of something. You can read a book.
Also, just because the party calls itself communist doesn’t mean it is. North Korea is called a democratic people’s republic, but it’s patently none of those things.
@griffinstorme, the chinese government calls itself a republic despite not being so. Communism is a system that always lands with the government, those who work within the government and the rich who own things like the factories being those who hold the reigns. They are communists, they control people's goods, their "rights" and even their daily lives, the state is there every step of the way. They are even rolling out a new facial recognition and social credit system within the futurw in order to hold even more control over their civilian populace.
And he abuses power to censor jokes of himself
Why does sort of attitude sound familiar...
Yeah I can see how that comparison would work. They're both thiccc and yellow
Awwws did a little teenie joke hurt your fweelings?