Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square protests in China. On this day in 1989, the Chinese government mobilized the armed forces to put down peaceful protests, killing hundreds and wounding thousands in Tiananmen Square and around other parts of the city of Beijing. The brutal crackdown on protesters was followed by the imposition of martial law across the country, mass arrests, expelling of foreign journalists, and a purge of Communist Party officials who were thought to be sympathetic to the protests.
About two weeks ago was also the anniversary of the ‘Cultural Revolution’ in China, where the founder of the Communist Revolution in China, Chairman Mao, announced that he had directed that the country be purged of remaining opponents of the Communist Party. This was a massive crack down, lasting for years, that touched every part of Chinese society. An estimated two million people were killed, and tens of millions of people were forcibly taken from their homes and relocated to the countryside, in an attempt to rid the cities of the educated and upper classes for no reason other than they were educated and so considered ‘capitalists’.
These two anniversaries are reminders of the roots of the Communist regime that rules China. Unfortunately, not much has changed in how the Chinese government deals with dissent, or potential dissent, that they view as a threat to their power. Continue reading “China Is Still Bad, And Communism Is Still Evil”
The growing hypocrisy of a segment of American liberalism, the cost of the trade wars and failure in North Korea. All this below in the latest quick takes of Thinking Man’s Politics. Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”
News from this past week….California apparently will allow literally anything, cats and dogs living together and all sorts of ‘unnatural things on the Supreme Court and the threat from China. Continue reading “The Week’s Quick Takes”
An idea worth implementing from a socialist member of Congress, an update on progress of the Paris Climate Agreement and other news of note on this week between Christmas and New Year.
Socialist in Favor of Not Paying Congress
Newly elected socialist Representative from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had an idea that should be worth considering, if only Congress didn’t make its own rules. Continue reading “Holiday Week Quick Takes”
President Trump’s recent remarks following a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where he said he believed Putin more than his own intelligence staff when Putin said that did nothing to meddle in US elections, were roundly and rightfully criticized from people across the political spectrum. Few more astonishing remarks have been made in the history of US foreign policy. Yet President Trump was not done. Continue reading “Trump Thinks Russian Summit Was Not Bad Enough”
Following the annual NATO summit of leaders, President Trump flew to Helsinki to meet with Russian President / dictator Vladimir Putin. In the joint press conference that followed, there were some statements that were….well, quite amazing. Continue reading “Trump Travels Overseas and Says His Appointees Are Wrong”
President Trump announced today that the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for June 12 is cancelled.
Hope for the summit was sky high, and even more so after a dramatic thaw in relations between North and South Korea this year. Banned from the Olympics, North Korea accepted South Korea’s offer to include a handful of their athletes as part of a ‘Korean’ team for the Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea. And only last month, the leaders of South and North Korea met face-to-face and reached agreements to work jointly on several issues of mutual interest.
All that was followed by an agreement for Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, to meet with President Trump next month. Continue reading “Optimism On Korea Fades As Trump Cancels Summit”