> Well, wouldn't your example fit China's rulers, who (correct me if I'm
> wrong) your "party" supports? I mean, didn't the Chinese invade Tibet in
> order to overthrow what they saw as a theocracy? Haven't they, as "nobles,"
> been quite rough on those who wish for some political/religious breathing
> room? Aren't they assisting global capital by allowing sweatshops to operate
> under their rule? In this sense, I agree with you: I'm "repelled by this
> society." Are you?
Dennis, do you buy the dalai lama's version of Tibet's history? I mean most knowledgeable sources on Tibe agree that the Chinese did indeed overthrow a theocracy and a terribly unequally stratified one at that. Political breathing room, yeah there sure could be some more room made there, but since the student movement got its share of the modernization pie it hoped for i nthe late 1980's, well that'll have to wait a while.