In what could perhaps be a severe blow to the reputations of investment bankers everwhere, Robert Lawrence Kuhn, an international investment banker and corporate strategist, gurgles, once again, with pleasure over China’s one party dictatorship.
It’s something he’s quite renowned for. Why? Well, that’s quite simple- because it serves the interests of the dictatorship of capital. Evidently, despite the capitalist propaganda, democracy and capitalism don’t go hand in hand- in fact, China has done better without any kind of pluralistic political democracy, Kuhn informs us. The old Cold War Warriors and ideologues have retired from the game- now, its no longer neccesary to even ideologically defend democracy as central in a capitalist system, or that the capitalist system plays a role in the emergence of democracy. For China’s capitalists are even more efficient, dynamic, and, if it could possibly be concieved, even more ruthless than their Western counterparts. And publications like the Economist and the Financial Times like nothing better than to slobber all over the Communist Party of China. In this world of crazy contradictions, Kuhn defends the Communist Party of China, as a socialist I denounce it and the Chinese ruling class in general for their authoritarianism, inhumanity, and brutality, while Marx rolls in his grave once again at the disgusting travesty made of his name and his radically democratic, emancipatory, and libertarian ideas.
‘The rights of one are as sacred as the rights of a million’ remarked American socialist Eugene V Debs. The ruling classes of this world, whatever garb or name they may like to attach to themselves, are being forced to remember that by the emergence of the worldwide Occupy movement. All for one, one for a million. An injury to one is an injury to all!