Just so you remember what communism is

Posted: November 10, 2010 in internet/free speech
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I think a lot of times here safely in a free country like the US we forget that things are not the same everywhere:

A father who organized a support group for other parents whose children were sickened in one of China’s worst food safety scandals was convicted and sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 years in prison for inciting social disorder, his lawyer said.

Zhao Lianhai had pushed for greater official accountability and compensation for victims and their families after the 2008 scandal that shocked China. His sentence appeared particularly severe because the case related to a public safety incident that the embarrassed leadership had pledged to tackle in a bid to restore consumer confidence.

In the US this man would be celebrated and on every network on the dial. In Communist China this is his reward.

When people complain about the US or speak about how they think communism is OK, they need see and remember stories like this. This is the reality of Communism and no amount of fudging will change it.

Comments
  1. Yeah, didn’t someone in the administration actually apologize to China for our human rights problems last year? Thought I remembered something like that . . .

  2. dahospitalityguy says:

    People know where they live and know their laws. Abide your laws and you don’t get in trouble. Its as simple as that.