OT Who needs Photoshop?
P. J. Alling
webstertwentysix at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 05:22:06 EDT 2009
> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 23:17:36 EDT
> Eactivist at aol.com wrote:
>> In a message dated 10/14/2009 6:30:59 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
>> pdml.live at gmail.com writes:
>> though, personally i would say your way of stating the 'problem' is,
>> hmmm, a lot more non-prejudicial?
>> I think those of us in the US can be prejudiced against China just
>> Places like Wal-mart (Target, etc.) and the loss of tons and tons of
>> American manufacturing/toy making/clothes making jobs.
>> Minor stuff, you know, like that.
>> Marnie :-) Not to mention they are a totalitarian government that
>> locks up political dissents (and censoring of the web for their
>> citizens, etc.). Frankly, I don't see much to recommend them.
> you are, of course, welcome to your prejudices. though i would tend to
> think that your government and your corporate culture are to be equally
> blamed for your current economic mess. or are you looking for easy
> as for political systems, let the chinese take the call on that. not
> everyone has to be or even wants to be like you (you as in 'political
> you'), you know. it's an old, evolving culture and i am sure they can
> work out for themselves all the contradictions and different pulls that
> entails. or, do you want to send in the B-52s? :)
It's really hard to make the case that the Chinese people choose to let
the Communist Party run their county when the PLA runs protesters down
The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog.
--G. K. Chesterton
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