China’s Xi Warns Communist Party Not to Waver on Ideology
Keep all the rats aboard Xi, we have hoards of them scampering around the US and Canada driving our housing prices through the roof.
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"BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping singled out ideological orthodoxy as vital for ensuring the legitimacy of Communist Party rule, marking the party’s 95th anniversary with a forceful call for political discipline.
“The wavering of idealistic faith is the most dangerous form of wavering,” Mr. Xi told an assembly of party officials and members at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on Friday. “A political party’s decline often starts with the loss or lack of idealistic faith.'"
Religions always falter for lack of faith, Xi. Good luck maintaining this one is has none of the benefits and negatives in spades. Once the economy finally tilts you and your crony's will have a lot of trouble bailing this leaky barge. Your predecessor realized that the pumps were not sufficient in the late 1970s, and he repaired them with a pseudo capitalism patch in the early 1980s. Sadly, the follow on leaders did nothing to maintain or repair the barge and the holes have only worsened with time and corrosion. The new improved pumps can no longer bail fast enough, and it has to be clear that the problem is not pump size, but boat holes.
Anyway, Xi, it's been good knowing you, best of luck keeping your fractious country together once the economy begins its final failure.