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Communism vs Capitalism

Tons of Democrats wants to beat president Donald Trump and be the next president of the United States. The Democrats had the first debate and president Trump calls the first Democratic presidential primary debate «Boring.» And he is not alone.

Ocasio-Cotez says debate reminded her of high school class where some students didnt do their homevork. The Democrats are in real trouble when AOC mocks them all saying «not doing your homework.» Maybe the Russians have hacked NBCs audio feed during the debate, but they acted all like a Comedy Central.

Trump said in an interview thirty years ago that he was tierd of seeing the country being ripped off. It seems like someone have tried to destroy the U.S, but Trump is making it great again. The debate is about two things; Socialism/Communism and Capitalism.

If you ask some capitalists, they will say the debate was scary where the candidates on the stage lurch further towards socialism. A total reworking of the U.S democracy. They were demonizing capitalism. They were demonizing job creators. People on the left side is now too extreme for many.

There is no doubt that capitalism is working. Just look at Cuba or Venezuela. Two extreme socialist/communist countries with one big problem; there is no growth. The debate made Trump a winner because the growth have never been better in the U.S. In other words; Trump`s economy is his strongest card right now.

There are people from Cuba and Venezuela living in the U.S right now and they are very frightened because they know how it is to live in a socialist/communist country. They can see similarities; they promise free stuff for everybody, but they all know that in the end it will be a government takeover, and then it becomes oppression. In other words;

DON`T FEED THE BEAST!

I have written about communist-China for years and what we see in Hong Kong is the same. They demonstrate against the one rule communist party in Beijing. They still want a «one country, two systems» model. They want to be independent and govern themselves.

Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher said in the 80`s in a meeting with communist leader Deng Xiaoping that Hong Kong must be able to retain its way of life, legal system, their economic system, freedom of speech, freedom of press and freedom of association. Freedom of religious worship.

These are fundamental freedoms, Thatcher said.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo wanted democracy and freedom but the communist-party in China put him in jail for that. The one-rule communist-party doesn`t care about human rights. Nor do the Godless communists care about christians. Or muslims.

The totalitarian and authoritarian one-rule communist party in Beijing hav built a network of internment camps in Xinjiang where hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uighurs are beleved to have been detained.

Uighur journaist and activist Gulchehra Hoja have warned about the consentration camps in Xinjiang which is similar to Holocoust and crazy things that happened thousands of years ago. It`s all about communist propaganda.

In the camps, they get up at 5 am. They do a lot of learning. They start the day by singing songs for two hours a day. Sometimes three or four hours. The text goes like this: «Without the Communist party, there will be no new China.»

the prisoners watch movies that praise Xi Jinping and also the Communist Party. They would also tell them about religion, saying: «There is no such a thing as religion. Why do you beliee in religion? There is no God. Do you have a Coran at home?»

You will lose your freedom if you feed the beast too much. The government will blow up and be an arrogant intellectual idiot. 30 years ago, the one-rule communist party in China killed its own citizens who wanted democracy and freedom. Communists do not care about the rule of law. There is only one side; their side.

China is a totalitarian and authoritarian police state. They control the people by fear and silencing them all. If you say something about the president, they will put you in jail. If you say something about democracy, they will put you in jail. You have no freedom of speech.

So can be said about Turkey and Erdogan. A Nationalist state which is totalitarian and authoritarian. Erdogan controls the police, military and media. Plenty of journalists in Turekey are put in prison. The economy is a disaster and people in Turkey want a change.

The government is your servant, not your master!

You have lost your freedom if your government treat you like a doormat. This is the point were the government have become a beast. Your enemy. A system against you which is totally wrong and insane because you are paying their wages; tax money.

Some countries in the West have China as a role model and you are hereby warned. The battle is between communists and capitalists. So who are the Americans gonna vote for? So far, I think president Trump is the big winner and the radical socialists are in trouble.

4th of July is approaching and it`s a rally for FREEDOM!

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China has committed to respect Hong Kong`s autonomy until 2047

A few days after the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in China, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest a proposal extradition law. If the bill gets passed, it would allow Chinese authorities to order Hong Kong authorities to arrest and deport suspected criminals to mainland China.

This is a big deall because a lot of so-called «crimes» in mainland China are not crimes in Hong Kong or other free countries. This is crimes like wanting more democracy and rule of law. Liu Xiaobo was a Chinese human rights activist who was sentenced to 11 years in jail.

Liu Xiaobo wanted democracy and he is the founder of the Charter 08 campaign for constitutional reform, but the Communist Party didn`t like that at all. The Catholic bishop died in China after 14 years in prison because of his faith.

Cosmas Shi Enxiang said to have spent half of his 94 years in prison or working in forced labour camps because of his faith. This triggered renewed criticism of the Godless Communist Party`s draconian curtailment of religious freedoms.

This is what British Prime Ministe Margaret Thatcher said in a meeting with Communist leader Deng Xiaoping when they negotiated the terms over Hong Kong to China. They came to this agreement that Britain would give over Hong Kong peacefully to China, under the condition that Hong Kong would be able to retain its way of life, legal system, their economic system, freedom of speech, freedom of press and freedom of association.

These are fundamental freedoms, Thatcher said. Freedom of religious worship. These are fundamental freedoms, and they must continue, she said.

China agreed and said they will let them be independent and govern themselves for 50 years while they kind of adjusted to Chinese rule The system was called «One country, two systems» model and it was kind of unprecedented. And this is why the border between Hong Kong and the rest of China is so weird. It divides China from…..eh…..China. That`s odd.

The border seperates the country into two, but also because it has an expiration date: July 1st, 2047.

Until then, China has promised to stay out and let Hong Kong be highly autnomous. Hence the border. But the government of China doesnt want to wait until 2047. Theyre ready to start erasing this border now.

They want to make Hong Kong a proper part of China and one of the ways theyre doing that is their huge bridge between mainland China and Hong Kong. It is the worlds largest sea crossing bridge and its 55 kilometers. That`s 34 miles. The bridge connects Hong Kong with Macau and mainland China.

But why do Hong Kong have a border with China if they belong to China? We need to look at the history. Britain and China fought a couple of wars over trade in the 1800s and Britain took over Hong Kong as a colony.

At this time, this was a mainly empty rocky group of islands in Southern China. Under British rule, Hong Kongs population and economy exploded and even though Hong Kongs population was mainly made up of immigrants from China, it became a very different society than mainland China which was undergoing a communist revolution.

One of the treaties that China and Britain signed said that Hong Kong would be a British colony for 99 years, which meant that the agreement would officially expire in 1997. Thatcher and Xiaoping had a meeting in the 80`s and called the agreement «One country, two systems.»

The border in Hong Kong became a symbolic of the fact that China was some kind of its own country at the same time. Hong Kong is governed with its own values and its own system that is different than China, that is in opposition to China in some ways.

China has committed to respect Hong Kongs autonomy until 2047, and for the first decade after the handover, they respected that promise. Hong Kong was Chinas most economically productive city. In the early 80s, right before the handover, Hong Kong was more than a quarter of the size of Chinas entire economy. You see why China would agree to these terms. They wante to make Hong Kong happy and economically free. But then things changed.

Shanghai, Chongqing, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen was growing fast and became China`s Mega Cities. These cities eventually eclipsed Hong Kong as the economic powerhouse of China. Shenzhen is the city that shares the border with Hong Kong went from a small fishing village of around 30,000 people to a super productive economic powerhouse of over 10 million in just a few decades.

Hong Kong made about 27% of Chinas GDP in the early 90s but today the number is only 3%. So, Hong Kong, once the economic powerhouse of China and the gateway to the West, became much less economically relevant.

Now, the Chinese government doesnt have the same incentives to respect Hong Kongs autonomy. This is why we see a flood of Chinese influence in Hong Kong. You can see on the news in Hong Kong. The language of the news in Mandarin which is the official language of China.

But in Hong Kong they dont speak Mandaring, they speak Cantonese. Dont they say if you want to kill a city, you kill its language first?

Last time people in Hong Kong protested was in 2014. The Chinese government was trying to control who could run for Hong Kong`s election in an effort to secure a pro-China candidate.

This really tuched a nerve for the locals because this was their democratic process. Something that China promised they would stay out of. So, people immediately took to the streets and protested. The movement at that time was called the «Umbrella movement.»

The Umbrella Movement was a manifestation of this growing Hong Kong identity and the resistance to Chinese government influence. People in Hong Kong see themselves as Hong Kongers and only 18% say they see themselves as Chinese.

People in Hong Kong use to meet in Victoria Park with lights. These candleholders stand as a symbol of the fight for democracy against China`s single party rule. The fight in Tiananmen Square is the same fight we see in Hong Kong today.

They are resisting a powerful China in the struggle for their own democracy and identity. People in Tiananmen Square lost the fight 30 years ago. Who will win in Hong Kong?

This is a big challenge to Hong Kongs leadership. Especially Chief Executive Carrie Lam whos the equivalent of Hong Kongs governor. She defended the Extradition Bill, and thats why she is so unpopular.

«I have not received any instruction or mandate from Beijing to do this bill,» she said live on TV. So, she decided that it is OK that the Communist Party in Beijing run roughshod over Hong Kong`s rule of law? This is why people want her to resign over the bill.

The Communist Party and the Mainstream/state-run Media in China blame on USA, CIA and Foreign forces. They claim «Foreign forces are seizing the opportunity to advance their own strategy to hurt China by trying to create havoc in Hong Kong.» The State-run media doesn`t specifically name who those foreign forces are.

Both, young and old people protested in Hong Kong in 2014 in the Umbrella Movement. The same happened on Sunday. Not only students, but also lawyers and business people were protesting. They did it because it is important for them and for Hong Kong. They don`t want a Godless, Communist one rule party to dictate them. They want freedom and liberty.

This GIANT protest in Hong Kong can change everything.

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What kind of society are you living in?

Are you living in an authoritarian and totalitarian society like communist China? Or are you living in a dictatorship like North Korea? Or maybe you are living in a free society? Just look at your own society and you will find out what society you live in.

A.E. Samaan is the author of the book From a “Race of Masters” to a “Master Race,” and he said that tyrants are obvious, and easy to identify. It is the well entrenched and corrupt establishment that is truly insidious.”

“All Socialism is Democratic Socialism. Socialist nations take away civil liberties by referendum. Socialism is submission of the masochistic masses to the will of the sadistic elites.”

“Capitalism is not a form of government. Capitalism is a symptom of freedom. It is the result of individual rights, which include property rights.”

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Pinterest is ready to go public but the “catalogue of ideas” is still blocked in China

I wrote about an upcoming Pinterest IPO on January 12, 2015. I said it was probably to early for them to go public at that time, but now four years later Pinterest has confidentially filed paperwork with the SEC for an IPO.

The photo-posting app firm Pinterest has chosen Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase to lead its IPO, and shares will be available later on this summer. They have begun interviewing bankers and could raise $1,5B.


(Picture: Chinese Wall)

 

The company was launched in March 2010, so this is a young start-up that will follow many other start ups to go public this year. They have 250 million MAUs as of October 2018, and they have 800+ employees that is working with «catalogue of ideas.»

In 2012, Pinterest was valued at $1,5 billion. Two years later the company was valued at $3,8 billion. A few year later (June 2015) Pinterest was valued at $11 billion. The same year, Fortune Magazine listed Pinterest in the 8th position on its Unicorn list.

Since its inception, it has developed into a well-funded site financially supported by a group of successful entrepreneurs, and in 2011, the company secured a US$10 million Series A financing led by Jeremy Levine and Sarah Tavel of Bessemer Venture Partners.

Later on the same year, Pinterest secured US$27 million in funding from Anderssen Horowitz, which valued the company at US$200 million. Now, a few years later, the value of the company is 60 times higher.

Internet service provider in populist India had blocked Pinterest following a Madreas High Court order in July 2016 but the block was temporary. It`s even worse in Communist China. In 2017, Chinese authorities blocks Pinterest and the website is still blocked after Two Sessions in 2017.

No response has given, but some media guess that the blocks was related to the Two sessions. Huaban, Duitang and 30 more websites has many similaarities to Pinterest, so they are not alone on the market. However, they are not blocked in Hong Kong.

The same happened to Google in China. Once a popular search engine in China with a market share of 36,2 percent in 2009, but they blocked the web site and Google`s search market share dropped to only 1,7 percent.

Communist China is authoritarian and authorities was scared and stopped Google and this is what protectionism and Nationalism works. Most services offered by Google China were blocked by the Great Firewall in the People`s Republic of China.

In 2010, searching via all Google search sites, including Google Mobile, were moved from mainland China to Hong Kong. The same year, Google announced that, in response to a Chinese-originated hacking attack on them and other US tech companies, they were no longer willing to censor searches in China and would pull out of the country completely if necessary. Is this really fair trade?

Four year earlier, co-founder Sergey Brin said that virtually all of Googles customers were using the non-censored version of their website. Google critics in the United States claimed that Google China is a flagrant violation of the Google motto: «Dont be evil.»

On 13 January 2010, the news agency AHN reported that the U.S Congress planned to investigate Googles allegations that the Chinese government used the companys service to spy on human rights activists.

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at that time that analogies were drawn between the Berlin Wall and the free and unfree internet. Chinese articles came back saying that the United States uses the internet as a means to create worldwide hegemony based on Western values.

The issue of Google`s policy toward China was cited as a potentially major development in world affairs, marking a split between authoritarian socialism and the Western model of free capitalism and internet access.

China and America are two of the biggest economies in the world, so it is important for companies to have access to the market in both countries. A year ago, president Trump announced trade war with China, but now seems like a seven-month trade war is coming to an end.

The U.S has accused Beijing of forcing U.S companies doing business in China to share their technology with local partners and hand over intellectual property secrets, but China denies it engages in such practices.

Trump administration is looking at non-tariff barriers in China, including industrial subsidies, regulations, business licensing procedures, product standards reviews and other practices that keep U.S goods out of China or give an unfair advantage to domestic firms.

Visa and MasterCard have waited years to have access in China and Steve Mnuchin has pushed for China to open its market for them. But the clock is ticking and time is running short of the March 1 deadline to resolve the dispute or see U.S tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods rise from 10 percent to 25 percent.

Access to the Chinese market will help companies like Pinterest and other companies a lot. 50 percent of the world’s population live in Asia but it wont help if they spend most of their time on protectionism, nationalism, authoritarian behaviour, censorship, socialism and communism.

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The United States are growing faster than China

The world`s biggest economy is the United States followed by China, and sooner or later, China will replace the locomotive and be the biggest economy in the world. You can delay it, but it will happen in this century anyway.

They are both in conflict with each other with tariff tensions and a trade war. A strategy that is bad for both of them in the long run. The U.S is waiting for China to come to the table and make a fair deal. Today is the first day of talks to renegotiate the trade dispute between them. A deal that President Donald Trump repudiated.

Take a look at the chart above. Surprisingly, the U.S is more productive than China. Twice as much. The US economy advanced an annualized 3,4 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2018 while the Chinese economy grew by “only” 1,6 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to September last year.

The Chinese economy is slowing and this has been going on for a while. But it`s not because of the trade war. China obviously have some problems and the China-U.S tension is one of them, but this is not the first time China and the U.S are in conflict with each other.

Deng Xiaoping and President Jimmy Carter signed a historic accord in 1979 and then reversed decades of China-U.S tension. Deng Xiaoping was a Chinese revolutionary and veteran of the Communist Party and he was eager to adopt capitalist methods and reforms in order to stimulate economic growth and restore confidence in the party.

Today, China has embraced capitalism but remains Leninist at heart. The founder of the Soviet Union, and his Bolshevik revolution, Vladimir Lenin changed China`s economic and political landscape.

Lenins Russian revolution in 1917 have a causal relationship with the birth of Chinas Communist Party in 1921 and the founding of the People`s Republic of China in 1949. As Mao Zedong once said: “The salvoes of the October revolution brought Marxism-Leninism to China.”

Lenin has played a much bigger role in China than Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. The wholesale execution of enemies inspired Mao`brutal dictatorship and his launch of the Cultural Revolution under the theory of “continuous revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat.”

Now, China has changed dramatically since Deng Xiaopings free-market reforms and Maos terrifying Leninist experiment in utopia. Now, China is the world`s second largest economy. 70 percent of the “socialist” economy is privately owned and nobody have more billionaires than China right now.

China is more a Leninist capitalist state than a Marxist socialist one. 800 million people in the middle class has jumped on the consumerism train in only a couple of decades under the stewardship of communist totalitarianism. Leninism`s lasting legacy.

On the other side, China has a debt crisis and a real estate bubble, so the question is; when will China collapse, and will it cause a global crisis? China is declining and it will continue to do so. Lending money to Kenya or Venezuela to name a few, are putting them all in a debt trap and it remain to see that Beijing can afford it. I`m in doubt.

Xi Jinping and his leaders know that they are in a very weak position, so they have to come to the table and make a deal with the U.S.

The stock market is in a correction territory at the moment. Investors have priced in two rate hikes this year and some U.S-China tension fear, but Trump reports “Big Progress” in trade talks with China were top trained negotiators came to the table earlier today.

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