Hey. Whattya know. Bloomberg's not so smart after all.

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  • #233211

    Horsefeathers
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    What a maroon.

    >>>>Bloomberg said that China “is doing a lot” now and said, “The communist party wants to stay in power in China, and they listen to the public. When the public says ‘I can’t breathe the air’ — Xi Jinping is not a dictator. He has to satisfy his constituents or he’s not going to survive.”

    Hoover asked, “He’s not a dictator?”

    “No, he has a constituency to answer to,” Bloomberg said.>>>>

    The rest:

    Bloomberg Ripped Over Recent Interview on China, Saying ‘Xi Jinping Is Not a Dictator’

    You’re in the big leagues now, Mike.   The *big* leagues.

    Horsefeathers

  • #233219

    Snort McDork
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    Holy Shite! I lived in China for 5 years (2007-2012) and I didn’t know people were allowed to vote for someone outside the Communist Party? This is news to me.

  • #233238

    Cold Mountain Trail
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    so did mao have a ‘constituency’ bloomie, betting you’d call him dictator

    even hitler had a ‘constituency’ to answer to

  • #233259

    doh1304
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    This is not what Bloomberg was babbling about, but Hannah Arendt said something similar (but intellectually competent) A regime, no matter how dictatorial, has a very limited life span once it loses the acceptance of the people. Of course, illegitimate regimes, that rely on power, can last longer without support (or they fall almost immediately, depending on if they are able to use that power) Xi Jinping and his party will not last long once people start dying in numbers that cannot be covered up.

    • #233296

      Horsefeathers
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      “Let a thousand flowers bloom.” (Berg).

      Horsefeathers

    • #233301

      Cold Mountain Trail
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      @coldmountaintrail

      that’s (per the chinese) “the mandate of heaven”

    • #233309

      snot
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      A complication is the role of increasingly fine-tuned, powerful, & immersive p.r./propaganda/distractions.

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

  • #233262

    Voltairine
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    Representational oligarchy of multi-party system is not necessarily any less dictatorial. West has become a dictatorship of banksters – banksters who care less about common good than Communist Party of China.

    Aloha!

    • #233295

      Horsefeathers
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      @horsefeathers

      Perhaps. But everybody  knows that you can’t say that “out loud”.

      He’s an amateur.

      Horsefeathers

      • #233334

        Voltairine
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        I doubt Bloomberg would survive the jungle of Chinese corruption and anti-corruption.

        Aloha!

    • #233306

      Yanath
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      @voltairine

      +1

      The sniffing, pretentious belief that we’re so much better, tends to bring a sneer. I wonder what the opinion is, of those who have suffered so much as result of US interventionism.

  • #233314

    Babel 17
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    I had to lol at his claiming that China moving their coal plants was somehow an effective remedy to their CO2 emissions. Yeah, it’s better for the people who don’t have them in their cities, but the question was about global warming, IIRC.

     

    https://www.tulsi2020.com/

  • #233399

    doh1304
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    The Chinese have built more solar panels than the US has, but they are also importing coal. Then they’re burning the coal away from the cities so that the acid rain will fall on cropland rather than on cities.  This is simply distracting people from the cost by filling them with cheap goods – a capitalist trick.

  • #233427

    Ohio Barbarian
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    All this tells us is that Bloomberg has investments in China and wants to stay on the Chinese government’s good side. Does this constitute foreign interference in our elections and an assault on the integrity thereof? If Bloomberg was a progressive, the Vichy Dems would be saying just that.

    We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    With Bernie Sanders, we have the receipts. --Nina Turner

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