We all know while in Cuba the limo-lib elites do not do as the Cubans do. They enjoy the fabricated tourist island paradise the world media paints, some even enjoying the company of the Castros themselves. Some people discover the harsh disparity themselves.
Right now there are thousands of useful idiots occupying and soiling the streets of cities around the nation in hopes of moving us into the wonderful system of communism/socialism … whatever they want to call it. They believe everyone should have the same, and nobody should have anymore than anyone else. All wealth and personal property should be redistributed equally.
Equally? Well, as you read here everyday you know it’s not so equal in Cuba. Nor is it equal in any other communist enclave around the world. Even socialist Europe is showing ugly stretch marks from their decades of running a socialist Nanny State existence into the ground. China tries to hold itself up as the most perfect communist country ever. Those of us that do not romance the dehumanizing system of government are not fooled by its dabbling in capitalism in order to keep feeding its government machine. Even Castro is considering some of that, while hoping Obama can get the USA opening doors and windows to some of our tourism and financial bucks to re-fuel their regime.
But this is why those elites within our own government, business, and entertainment communities can so easily plan and push for our fundamental transformation to a socialist, and eventually a full-fledged communist, system. It is because they believe they will not have to give up an inch of property, a single dime, or an ounce of sweat and blood once the conversion from our republic to their ideal utopia? Well, all anyone needs to do is look to all pockets of the Marxist faith around the world to see where they get that idea. How about China’s own rich and its “princelings“…
One evening early this year, a red Ferrari pulled up at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Beijing, and the son of one of China’s top leaders stepped out, dressed in a tuxedo.
Bo Guagua, 23, was expected. He had a dinner appointment with a daughter of the then-ambassador, Jon Huntsman.
The car, though, was a surprise. The driver’s father, Bo Xilai, was in the midst of a controversial campaign to revive the spirit of Mao Zedong through mass renditions of old revolutionary anthems, known as “red singing.” He had ordered students and officials to work stints on farms to reconnect with the countryside. His son, meanwhile, was driving a car worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and as red as the Chinese flag, in a country where the average household income last year was about $3,300.
The episode, related by several people familiar with it, is symptomatic of a challenge facing the Chinese Communist Party as it tries to maintain its legitimacy in an increasingly diverse, well-informed and demanding society. The offspring of party leaders, often called “princelings,” are becoming more conspicuous, through both their expanding business interests and their evident appetite for luxury, at a time when public anger is rising over reports of official corruption and abuse of power.
State-controlled media portray China’s leaders as living by the austere Communist values they publicly espouse. But as scions of the political aristocracy carve out lucrative roles in business and embrace the trappings of wealth, their increasingly high profile is raising uncomfortable questions for a party that justifies its monopoly on power by pointing to its origins as a movement of workers and peasants.
But I am sure our communists can do it better.