Monday, April 04, 2016
Power corrupts when it is not checked. Absolute power is dangerous to the public as well as the state. That is why this person's pursuit of total control is harmful to China. He has stopped listening to the people and pursued a one-way relationship with the media fawning over his decisions and too frightened to criticize. This is decidedly unhealthy in a country that was ravaged by the last dictator -- Mao Tse Tung. One wonders how the people have allowed Xi to get away with collecting the reins of absolute power. There should be demonstrations in the streets protesting it, but there aren't. Now that he has total control, the outside world can only watch what he will do with it and hope he doesn't ruin the country as a result. The precedence is not hopeful.