A reminder today that what we used to call “Communist China,” continues to be Communist, and why American media outlets need to maintain bureaus overseas. Word from Beijing, is that Politburo members (government thugs) are running around shutting down bloggers that disagree with the party line. These are the same anti-free speech thugs that blocked Twitter and Facebook in 09. The New York Times reports that Google remains “subject to slowdowns and cutoffs that are officially dismissed as technical problems.”
Our good friends, the Chinese. Or should we stop fooling ourselves and say the Communist Chinese? The horrible fact, is that there are people here in the United States who would love to be able to wield the same fascist powers of censorship the red Chinese are using to crush free speech while they continue to ignore human rights.