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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents walk past the scene where teenager Michael Brown was shot as they interview residents of the neighborhood in Ferguson, Missouri, Aug 16, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]










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This post was edited by LawrenceD at 2014-8-17 16:12

A good example of "rule of law" which often translates into "rule by law." The Ferguson case is one of thousands where the victim is ultimately blamed and the killer cop goes free. What has the handful of alleged Chinese "intellectuals" - including that "professor" from Beijing University who loved the quotation "absolute power corrupts absolutely" - to say about it?

In fact, that Lord Acton saying is a valid one, except that those who quote it often failed to see who really has the "absolute power." In a capitalist society, absolute power tends to reside in the rich, privileged, capitalist class. This is the class that owns and controls the media and thus manages news and molds public opinion, and the security forces that back up their exploitation of the poor masses. Behind the centuries of genocides in the Americas and Australia and other places are the military forces and the so-called "soft power" that legitimatizes those with absolute power - the rich and powerful capitalist class. China, despite its growing numbers of capitalists, is not fully in the grasp of the capitalist class yet. But that day is near as local compradors keep attacking a government that is not well-grounded in socialist ideology, a government that places its media under control of the bourgeoisie, and that has left the propaganda work to CAPITAL's proxies and willing slaves. It is not so easy to rule in a modern world where the capitalist imperialist West dominates. The need to contest in every area of human life cannot be avoided. Not to contest is to leave the arena in the hands of those who wish turn China - and the world - back to the feudal era where a privileged few rule over the sea of the unprivileged many.

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