Back when China used to export grain in order to demonstrate the economic viability of communism — all while their people starved to death (20 million is a low estimate) — they were heralded by the "intellectual elite" as the Truly Enlightened.
Now they’re producing and supplying inexpensive goods to the entire world, feeding their people, and ushering in economic freedoms and low taxation that’s making it — in practical terms — an economic model to the world. Now, millions of their people each year are attaining middle-class lifestyles and several hundred thousand millionaires roam freely seeking new and greater entrepreneurial opportunities.
Now they produce real economic growth in the double digits every year, as compared to the West’s pitiful 2-3%.
Now, at long last, our intellectuals finally hate China. Read it. That way, when you start hating China yourself for the good it began to undertake to do a couple of decades ago, and continues and increases to this day, you’ll know where the idea came from.
Heretofore, my support of China has been measured. They did a lot of evil for a long time and you don’t just forget about something like that overnight. But when they begin to do good and continue, and even increase, it’s to be acknowledged. I’m aware of no other path to redemption. So if the things highlighted in that article continue in the way they are, which they will, a day will come when rational people of moral fortitude might have to look around and assess which of the various world’s regimes constitute the worst evil.
I hate to consider it, but I see a future where Americans and Europeans sneer at China — not for the evil it perpetuated recently, but for its virtues today. Watch for it, because its coming to a neighborhood, union meeting, TV, and an election near you.