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  •  It worked for the Chinese against the Gang of Four (1+ / 0-)
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    In the post-Mao, pre-Deng period, there was an interval where every time the authorities tried to crack down on expressions of mourning for Zhou Enlai — an oblique demonstration of political opposition — on the next occasion, five times the number of people would show up.

    People can peacefully overthrow a corrupt government, but as in the waning days of East Germany or the downfall of the Gang of Four in China, it only happens when large enough numbers of people ("the masses") are fed up enough to get off their duff and march and/or vote with their feet (emigrate).

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

    by lotlizard on Tue May 21, 2013 at 12:18:05 PM PDT

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