Posted by: 1of10boyz | October 22, 2013

China’s president is personally supervising the biggest corruption case since the Cultural Revolution


Could this be that he is cleaning house so that he can get what he wants? I guess that is just an extra advantage that would be besides cleaning up the crooks. Either way, happy to see some progress made on corruption; wonder how we will fix those kinds of problems in the US?

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  1. Interesting that you’d put China on semi-par with the US on corruption. It does seem to be more of “Government for the government by the government of the government” here in the United States.

    • Maybe I was just a little resentful to some of the latest news coming out of Washington. This article by 60 Minutes certainly seems to reflect the corrupt nature of our own politicians, http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57608255/washingtons-open-secret-profitable-pacs/.

      It really comes down to ethics or lack thereof. Just because you CAN do it doesn’t mean that you SHOULD do it. The lack of ethics and integrity in governments throughout the world is pretty clear.

      The oft quoted and misquoted phrase:
      “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” is as true today as it was when Lord Acton said it in the late 1880s.

      We see that in every society and every government. The challenge in China is that there is greater probability for a concentration of power in a few people, the the ruled masses have little recourse for correction. Where in the US we, theoretically, have opportunity to vote the bums out every couple of years.

      I say theoretically because to get elected now requires semi-trailers full of cash and most normal and regular people don’t have that kind of money to throw around at elections. So our elected leaders are already well on their way to corruption/power before they could be elected.

      Sad state of affairs for all of the world’s people but I will take America’s problems every day before I would want to have one day of China’s problems.


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