In China, voting occurs at the local level for representatives to the local people’s congresses. Members of the local congress then elect from within that body those who will become members of the provincial congress, who then elect those to represent their province at the National People’s Congress. Thus each tier of representation becomes more selective, rigorous, and professional. While this differs from the direct suffrage practiced in the West, it promotes competence and dedication, and a government where all lives truly matter, and none are kept in ghettoes by design.
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FRANCIS LEE—Whether they obtain either is a matter of conjecture, however, as this would be almost certain to cross Russia’s red lines and result in a major geopolitical flareup. Europe’s centre of gravity is shifting. And while the process of joining the European Union is driving change within these countries, it is also changing the nature of Europe itself. Those Eastern European states which emerged from the break-up of the Soviet Union had been led to believe that a bright new world of West European living standards, enhanced pay levels, high rates of social mobility and consumption were on offer.
Unfortunately, they were sold an illusion: the result of the transition so far seems to have been the creation of a low-wage hinterland, a border economy on the fringes of the highly developed European core; a Euro version of NAFTA and the maquiladora, i.e., low tech, low wage, low skills production units on the Mexican side of the US’s southern borders. Moreover there are acute demographic problems confronting the ‘new Europe’.
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WEST’S CARNIVAL BARKING, THREE-RING CIRCUS, VAUDEVILLE “DEMOCRACY” CAN’T STEEP LOW ENOUGH IN THE USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. THIS, VERSUS MILLENNIAL, CHINESE COMMUNIST-SOCIALIST PEOPLE POWER.
JEFF J. BROWN—This Western phenomenon of governance and democracy as a spectacle for entertainment was vividly captured by French philosopher Guy Debord, in his much-cited work, The Society of the Spectacle (1967). Debord then followed it up with a shorter, second work called, Comments on the Society of the Spectacle. While not light reading, both are highly recommended, as Debord was way ahead of his time. I strongly suspect that the Wachowski Brothers read him before they made The Matrix movies. Contrast this to Chinese governance and leadership, which for millennia have been founded on merit, competence and practical experience. Care and concern for the masses and have-nots have always been the first rule of order for Chinese leaders.
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JOHN HELMER—The reason for the OPCW’s delay is now exposed by the failure of this week’s report to confirm what Seibert and other German government officials have been claiming to be their evidence of a Novichok assassination attempt against Navalny. Seibert hinted at this himself in his September 14 statement. “The federal government,” he said, “has also asked other European partners with France and Sweden for an independent review of the German evidence based on new samples from Mr. Navalny. The results of this review by special laboratories in France and Sweden are now available and confirm the German evidence. Regardless of the ongoing investigations by the OPCW, three laboratories have now independently provided evidence of a nerve agent from the Novichok group as the cause of Mr. Navalny’s poisoning. We renew the call for Russia to explain what has happened” (emphasis added).
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CALEB MAUPIN—Russia has many dissidents, of both leftist and right-wing persuasions. The Communist Party holds seats in the Duma and has long criticized Putin’s leadership. The Liberal Democratic Party is equally critical, and also holds elected office. However, Navalny’s slick “dissent” seems to follow an odd pattern of serving Wall Street’s short-term needs. For example, the latest unproven but widespread claim that Navalny has been intentionally poisoned by the Russian government, comes just on the brink of the final stages of the Nordstream 2 pipeline project. Just as Germany is on the brink of buying loads of natural gas from Russia, and more closely solidifying its economic relationship with Russia, Navalny is in the headlines again.