Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Isn't Benevolent Compromise A Human Asset?

Yesterday, Monday, under the headline, China's princelings come of age in new leadership, Reuters
explained, using another tidbit, how the growing pains of financial gain are at odds with the legacy of Communist China's descendancy from The Long March, and even why hereditary office holders might be the best thing at the moment. 

It would be nice if just keeping financial score settled matters. Or that relevantly reporting elite sums  of money is  hoarded by families of  party officials wasn't just corruption's surface. Just business is politics. Factional political competition in China is not currently defined as between separate parties while still inside the technically umbrella-like Communist Party organization. But to say China is Socialist, and mean Chinese politicians aren't commercially competing with each other in the marketplace of ideas is similar to ignoring the American Presidential Election is one of the world's great spectator events making it hard to separate the show from what's important. 

However much we'd like to label amassing great sums of money as completely corrupt, the fact remains that's how the game was always played. Just as in The Long March certain proletarian class luminaries rode more than other worker bees. Power is power and now its about cash. But what power should also be concerned with is that the grand old party evolves from its ruthless past. Chalk up indescressions to being misled by that ruthless bastard, Stalin who had all the money and pretended to need none.

I wouldn't be surprised, nor particularly care, if trillions of Chinese yuan aren't buried in the backyard of at least one estate. Since that's just money not circulating that doesn't do us the most good. 

But China is a nice country so better balance will come about? Why, in spite of protestors dying in Tianenmen Square, it's worth the risk of offending overly-sensitive powerful associations, in charge, reminding them separate associations of individuals are parties in China's Communist political system. 


Also yesterday, The New York Times describes how Egypt's President Morsi had to scale back his restrictions on the Egyptian judicial system. A real potential political storm brewing pitting opposite groups against each other. 


Now Egypt is a real question of power while American politicians contrive compromise to embellish  a fiscal cliff they're already prepared for with golden parachutes for their own families just like the Chinese. While it's just money so who cares? Do we notice the real American crime is Americans' health care plans can't look exactly like our federal legislature's we can't afford either. Huh? 


But it's just business, so maybe like Vegas it'll all work out once governments get an accurate count. Leading back to who is the government? Usually no more than individuals grouped together for the purpose of coordinating power. Really not much of a big deal unless citizens are expected to let whatever happens continue on. Without oversight or clear judicial hindsight, that are even when mandated by law hard to come by. Especially when political strength is more powerful than the law.   

Respecting the rights of citizens is what will really define how far civilization has gone. So ultimately in the end, looking today, corruption is everywhere, compromised with as best as it can be and the only ones truly victimized are the innocent who aren't ruthless enough to fight back. Because just getting a job is the half of it, as every successful person knows. The secret is everyone working for themselves.

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