Oh dear, The Washington Post thinks that Xi Jinping is setting up Dictatorship rule in China because he wants to extend term limits for the Presidency. It would appear that the esteemed WAPO is unaware that in Canada, the post of Prime Minister is not only an unelected post, but it’s term is fixed forever, or until the person holding the post decides they don’t want to be a PM any more… As of 2007, a caveat was created whereby a PM whose party fails the next election may be dismissed by the opposition party. Of course it is the Governor General who appoints the Prime Minister to office, and the Governor General is appointed by the Queen at the advice of the Prime Minister… One Big Happy Family!
The previous Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, served for nine years. Jean Chretien who was the 20th Prime Minister, was in office 10 years and went through 3 Governor Generals. The only female Prime Minister was Kim Campbell who served for just 4 months. But Canada doesn’t count, right?
Of course, all these term rules apply to all British Commonwealth nations under Queen Elizabeth, including; Australia, Barbados, Jamaica, Belize, Bahamas, Antigua, Barbados, and Grenada.
In the US, the longest serving terms go to: John Dingle, Democrat who served 59 years; Robert Byrd, Democrat who served 57 years; Carl Hayden, Democrat who served 56 years; Jammie Whitten, Democrat who served 53 years. The shortest tenure listed for the longest service was 36 years. I guess these ‘terms’ don’t count…
But according to WAPO, that would make them Dictators…like China’s Xi Jinping…
Oddly, Japan follows similar rules as adopted by the UK Monarchy, with the Prime Minister appointment rather than election, and unlimited terms. So I guess Japan is a Dictatorship too…oops.
Apparently, the various mainstream news agencies are not aware that China is merely following in the footsteps of what numerous other countries around the world have been doing for centuries. In China, all higher up officials are appointed by the National Peoples Congress who are directly elected by votes. While in theory China considers itself a multi-party nation, in reality the Communist Party is the only one that holds power.
Does this make their system right and just? No. It simply highlights the hypocrisy.
There is speculation that the US is fundamentally a one party system ruled by Big Business and that Democrats and Republicans are simply pawns that essentially uphold that power as an illusion. As Trump began to unravel The Swamp, the parties he trashed unveiled this fundamental illusion given that both Democrats and Republicans were implicated. Crossing lines, McCain, Graham, Rubio, and a host of others were quickly unveiled for their Democrat ties and leanings.
Adding to the push toward a one party system in the US is the ongoing redistricting, or gerrymandering, that is hurriedly being imposed by the joint efforts of Obama and Holder as they attempt to redefine political lines so as to create a majority party electoral. Despite reports claiming this is an initiative being waged by both parties, Missouri, Michigan, Utah, Pennsylvania, Colorado, North Dakota, etc…, upwards of 18 states have begun redistricting proposals. Unions are one of the larger funders, but George Soros has decidedly entered the fray as the Democrat position is ‘mandered’. Basically, this is an attempt to create a one party electoral/district majority. One step away from a single party and two steps away from Communism.
In addition, states are moving to allow illegal immigrants voting rights which will most certainly sway the platforms considerably.
While there are those that would vilify Trump as the creator in house of the one party system in the US, that would be a rather difficult feat given that this concept has been in the making for decades as the US attempts to move closer to Communism through the illusion of Socialism. Often it takes having a conversation with those that escaped Communism in order to understand more clearly how it is implemented.
Martial Law, suppression of religion, regulation and absolute control are all pre-factors leading to ultimate oppression and Communism. Trump advocates against all of these. Europe is currently endangered. The US gained a breather with Trump, but we are still undergoing an assault. The Dictatorship within the US still rules from the sidelines as Senators and House Reps comfortably numb snore through their sixth decade without ‘term limits’.
So is the China syndrome mean much of anything? Not really, it just sounds good when vilifying another – as in the modicum of ‘not building bridges’ – a Liberal outcry that oft forgets to look in the metaphorical mirror.