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(New Delhi TV)   Xi Jinping brags about owning a Guns n Roses album   (ndtv.com) divider line
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2022-11-15 12:40:54 PM  
Subby owes everyone in this thread a bottle of Dr Pepper.
 
2022-11-15 4:46:43 PM  
Anytime there's a Chinese Democracy thread (and Lord knows there's not very many), I'll always defend it on the strength of this song.

There Was A Time
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2022-11-15 7:07:06 PM  
The Spaghetti Incident? Wait, I'm not getting my references right.
 
2022-11-15 7:08:17 PM  
Chinese democracy, just like Chinese products, is vastly inferior to plain old regular democracy.
 
2022-11-15 7:09:28 PM  
"The United States has American-style democracy. China has Chinese-style democracy."

So by Chinese-style you mean that it's a cheap knock-off designed to vaguely resemble the real thing except shoddy, broken, and build by child labor?

I guess they really do have Chinese-style democracy.
 
2022-11-15 7:09:43 PM  
Yeah but 1/2 hour later and you're hungry for freedom again.
 
2022-11-15 7:09:59 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: The Spaghetti Incident? Wait, I'm not getting my references right.


You're thinking about the jockstrap incident.
 
2022-11-15 7:10:48 PM  
"China Has Chinese-Style Democracy": Xi Jinping To Joe Biden
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2022-11-15 7:11:06 PM  
And we have American-style democracy, which isn't much better.
 
2022-11-15 7:11:52 PM  
Oh, so now China is gonna copy the Russians in their "its democracy with a local twist!" bulls***.

Look -- if you don't have an independent judiciary, free speech and direct voting, you're not a democracy.

Stop using the word
 
2022-11-15 7:11:59 PM  
"China has Chinese-style democracy."

Much like when Henry Ford said consumers can chose any color they want for their Model T as long as it was black
 
2022-11-15 7:12:50 PM  

RasIanI: Oh, so now China is gonna copy the Russians in their "its democracy with a local twist!" bulls***.


All authoritarian dictatorships try to pull that same BS.
 
2022-11-15 7:15:01 PM  
There's a reason why Chinese people are so good at replication: They had to make thousands of exact copies for the kingdom's dinner ware. There was a book about porcelain that explored this topic. I tried to find it but I can't.
 
2022-11-15 7:15:13 PM  
I'm not geopolitical jean-yus, but doesn't China have "one party rule"?

that's pretty much the opposite of democracy
 
2022-11-15 7:17:44 PM  
Xi had a spaghetti incident but an hour later he had an an appetite for destruction again.
 
2022-11-15 7:18:29 PM  

Porous Horace: Yeah but 1/2 hour later and you're hungry for freedom again.


Sounds like MAGA.
 
2022-11-15 7:20:00 PM  

Mugato: Xi had a spaghetti incident but an hour later he had an an appetite for destruction again.


Only an hour later? He needs a little patience.
 
2022-11-15 7:20:23 PM  
"The so-called 'democracy versus authoritarianism' narrative is not the defining feature of today's world, still less does it represent the trend of the times,"


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2022-11-15 7:21:56 PM  
I can think of at least 6489 reasons why Beijing's system is not a democracy.
 
2022-11-15 7:23:13 PM  
Use Your Illusion? Appetite for Destruction?
 
2022-11-15 7:26:43 PM  

Sum Dum Gai: "The United States has American-style democracy. China has Chinese-style democracy."

So by Chinese-style you mean that it's a cheap knock-off designed to vaguely resemble the real thing except shoddy, broken, and build by child labor?

I guess they really do have Chinese-style democracy.


No, they mean that despite being somehat toxic and created under dubious circumstances by a weird chimera of state-syndicate capitalism and Maoist Communism, it's still somehow cheaper and more efficient than the shiatty American version that hasn't been the superior product since the mid 90s. So we pretend ours is still the best and they pretend theirs isn't fundamentally unstable and destined to prone to unexpected failures.
 
2022-11-15 7:27:57 PM  
In China a place like FARK couldn't exist. So at least we have that going for us.

Proof: I'd be in prison and/or dead.
 
2022-11-15 7:28:20 PM  
They have so many people, there simply aren't enough votes to go around.
 
2022-11-15 7:29:28 PM  
It's like democracy, with extra steps.
 
2022-11-15 7:30:47 PM  

Porous Horace: Yeah but 1/2 hour later and you're hungry for freedom again.


Freedom isn't free, but the liberty buffet is all you can eat for only $11.99!

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2022-11-15 7:31:11 PM  

Valter: In China a place like FARK couldn't exist. So at least we have that going for us.

Proof: I'd be in prison and/or dead.


In most first-world democracies, Fox News wouldn't be allowed to exist.
 
2022-11-15 7:34:20 PM  

king of vegas: Valter: In China a place like FARK couldn't exist. So at least we have that going for us.

Proof: I'd be in prison and/or dead.

In most first-world democracies, Fox News wouldn't be allowed to exist.


And every day that it does brings us closer to the day that we're not.

Some would say that day has come and gone, but I don't think we're there yet.
 
2022-11-15 7:39:37 PM  
Ankh-Morpork had dallied with many forms of government and had ended up with that form of democracy known as One Man, One Vote. The Patrician was the Man; he had the Vote.

-- Mort
 
2022-11-15 7:43:13 PM  
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Wok on!
 
2022-11-15 7:48:12 PM  

RasIanI: Oh, so now China is gonna copy the Russians in their "its democracy with a local twist!" bulls***.

Look -- if you don't have an independent judiciary, free speech and direct voting, you're not a democracy.

Stop using the word


How about representative legislature?
 
2022-11-15 7:51:47 PM  

Valter: In China a place like FARK couldn't exist. So at least we have that going for us.

Proof: I'd be in prison and/or dead.


Correction. They do exist. But they're essentially honey traps with heavy government moderation and observation. Too many questions about the government or direct reproach to the authority gets your sent to reeducation centers where you are taught things from their perspective until you learn correctly or are sent to a labor camp on the ass end of the middle kingdom.
 
2022-11-15 8:22:18 PM  
A rubber stamp "Congress" isn't a congress, a "president" elected by a group of people who stare motionlessly straight ahead and vote on command is neither elected nor a president, and the "People's Republic of China" isn't run by the people, isn't a republic, and well... it is in the landmass known as China so you're 1 for 3 on the fricking name you call your country.

Also, if you're trying to make a grand show of totally being "for the people" and being their legitimate choice of head of state, having the previous president dragged out of your coronation in a televised public display isn't exactly how you send that message... especially when said guy, despite being in the dictator's seat, actually was known for some reformist actions and for at least somewhat loosening the grip on the day-to-day lives of citizens.
 
2022-11-15 8:54:27 PM  
Unfortunately, American-style "democracy" sucks, too.

/though it probably sucks a bit less.
 
2022-11-15 9:54:50 PM  

king of vegas: And we have American-style democracy, which isn't much better.


For all intensive porpoises, you have very little real choice if you live in a solid blue or solid red state.

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2022-11-15 11:33:26 PM  

RasIanI: Oh, so now China is gonna copy the Russians in their "its democracy with a local twist!" bulls***.

Look -- if you don't have an independent judiciary, free speech and direct voting, you're not a democracy.

Stop using the word


Also, they basically don't allow opposition parties to do anything other than run for seats in the powerless "Congress" that's like 90% dominated by the CCP anyway.
 
2022-11-16 11:23:07 AM  
Xi Jinping pointed out that freedom, democracy and human rights are humanity's common pursuit

Imagne this chucklehead saying this with a straight face.
 
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