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Sonny Perdue proclaimed Oct 1 China's National Day in Georgia.

I don't want to hear any more Rethugs calling Barack Obama a Socialist.  The GOP governor of Georgia proclaimed October 1 "China's National Day in Georgia" essentially commemorating the overthrow of the US-allied Republic of China via a communist revolution.  

Now, I'm all for peaceful and mutually prosperous relations with the Chinese people.  The US-China relationship will be the cornerstone of international relations for many decades to come.  Furthermore, I don't believe a country like China is ready for mass democracy on the American scale.  The Communist Party is probably the only plausible, stable governmental model for China for the present.  However, when the GOP is hurling epithets like "socialist" at healthcare reform, and then waving a pompom for the Communist Party of China with the other, I call bullshit and hypocrisy on the Republican Party.

Governor Sonny Perdue of the US state of Georgia has proclaimed October 1, 2009 as "China's National Day in Georgia."

"October 1, 2009 marks the 60th (founding) anniversary of the People's Republic of China. With our strong bond of friendship and growing economic partnership, the state of Georgia is pleased to celebrate with the People's Republic of China on the occasion of its National Day," Perdue said in a sealed proclamation dated on September 16.

See http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/...

Originally posted to Buster CT1K on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 08:54 PM PDT.

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    •  Just for the record (1+ / 0-)
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      Heiuan

      I don't want to hear any more Rethugs calling Barack Obama a Socialist.  The GOP governor of Georgia proclaimed October 1 "China's National Day in Georgia" essentially commemorating the overthrow of the US-allied Republic of China via a communist revolution.  

      The bolded statement is an inacurate and politically biased reading of Chinese history.

      In fact, the KMT and CCP were allied during the Anti-Japanese War, and in the civil war that followed the US was inititially neutral, supporting both sides. It was largely due to the influance of Time magazine that Madame Chiang Kai-check came to address the US Congress and rally support for the KMT resulting in policy change that went against the better judgement of other Americans including Gen. George Stillwell who supported the CCP recognizing the popular support they had and the extent of KMT corruption.

      However, it might be interesting for someone to advise Governor Perdue that China is presently undertaking reform of our heath care system to provide universal coverage via, essentially, a singer payer option.

      His endorsement is appreciated!

      Ask me about my daughter's future - Ko

      by koNko on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 02:55:31 AM PDT

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  •  its a celebration of Maoist communism (2+ / 0-)
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    ardyess, Banzai77

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/...

    Where is Glenn Beck on this, anyone, anyone?

    "the government is full of vampires!" - Glenn Beck

    by superHappyInDC on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 09:39:03 PM PDT

    •  No, it's a celebration of our 60th anniversery (2+ / 0-)
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      Heiuan, Tomsank

      As a nation. Mao died in 1976.

      Ask me about my daughter's future - Ko

      by koNko on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 02:57:02 AM PDT

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      •  from the news article I included (0+ / 0-)

        "Mr Hu, speaking from the same spot where Mao had stood 60 years ago to formally proclaim the founding of the People's Republic of China, claimed his country had a bright future."

        "the government is full of vampires!" - Glenn Beck

        by superHappyInDC on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 08:15:07 AM PDT

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        •  That spot. (1+ / 0-)
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          beijingbetty

          At one end of Tian An'men Square is the birthplace of our nation and where Chinese Preimers always address the nation on importiant occasions.

          Tian An'men has a long, interesting history.

          And when Chinese visit Beijing, it's the first place we visit, like Americans visiting Independance Hall in Philidelphia.

          The Chinese word for tomorrow is 明天 (míng​tiān) meaning

          明 (míng​) bright
          天 (​tiān) sky

          It can be if we make it so.

          Ask me about my daughter's future - Ko

          by koNko on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 08:45:49 AM PDT

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          •  are you forced against your will to post that? (0+ / 0-)

            If you read the article, it also said that it was celebrating the 60th anniversary since the communist party came to power.

            "the government is full of vampires!" - Glenn Beck

            by superHappyInDC on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 10:56:43 AM PDT

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            •  Tut. Now now - (1+ / 0-)
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              koNko is just pointing out that calling it a 'celebration of Maoist communism' is off the mark.

              It's not a party for Mao, or Maoism, although Mao was the first Chairman.

              You are right that it is still run by the Communist Party. How communist it is in actuality is open to debate.

              But you are wrong to suggest that koNko has to be forced to post here.

              He's been a valuable contributor to this site far longer than you have.

              The sleep of reason brings forth monsters.

              by beijingbetty on Fri Oct 02, 2009 at 03:37:25 AM PDT

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            •  That's Funny. (0+ / 0-)

              Why would I be forced to post at Daily Kos?

              I guess I have 2 points:

              1.Your initial comment suggested a celebration of Maoist Communism. Mao died in 1976 and China - including political policy and law - has changed a lot in the 33 years since then. I think the end of Maoist Communism can be fixed with the arrest of the Gang or Four on October 6 of 1976.

              Indeed it is celebrating the founding of the modern Chinese state under Communist Party leadership - that is our form of government - but it is mainly a celebration of the 60th anniversery of the nation, and I guess I should add that the 60th Aniversery of anything in China is a big event in our culture.

              2.I also wanted to add a little about Tian An'men Square which is generally defined in 2 dimensions by the Tian An'men Incident in Western popular concept, but it is much more that that to us. It's where the Chinese people meet as a nation for many importiant occasions such as nation-founding, mourning the passing of importiant leaders, and national celebrations. If you have never visited, I hope you can some day, it's the largest public square in the world and being there is much more than looking at photos; the first visit is a surprise for everyone - rather like a stone football field, only much larger.

              The name translates to "Gate of Heavenly Peace"

              天 (tiān) = sky/heaven
              安 (ān) = peace
              门 (mén) = gate

              It dates from the Ming Dynasty and adjoins the Forbidden City, the ultimate destination for most people visiting the square.

              See you.

              Ask me about my daughter's future - Ko

              by koNko on Fri Oct 02, 2009 at 12:20:50 PM PDT

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  •  We should ask if the governor will make a similar (1+ / 0-)
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    proclamation on October 10th which will be (Taiwan) the Republic of China's  96th anniversary.  I'm willing to bet he is too chicken shit to anger mainland China by marking that anniversary, just like he is too chicken shit to disagree with Rush Limbaugh.

    •  Not quite accurate. (2+ / 0-)
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      That would be the anniversery of the (Taiwan) First Republic of China.

      Taiwan was a possesion of Japan at the time and the KMT fled the Chinese Mainland to Taiwan only in 1949.

      Since the recognition of the present Chinese state by the US during the Carter Administration, US policy no loger recognizes ROC claims of sovernty over China proper, just as a Chinese provincial government with the KMT as one party in the multi-party system.

      And you should note the recent improvement in cross-straights relations absent foreign interference in our domestic politics, which is in the interest of all.

      Peace.

      Ask me about my daughter's future - Ko

      by koNko on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 03:08:59 AM PDT

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  •  maybe Georgia may want to (0+ / 0-)

    cede from the Union and join the Peoples Republic of China?

  •  Counterfeiters Day (0+ / 0-)

    Is Purdue celebrating all those jobs lost in America, by counterfeiters in China?

    China doesn't play by the rules and never will.

  •  Ok, god help me, but I have to say that (1+ / 0-)
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    Sonny Perdue, the moron that he is, never to my knowledge went on anti-government tirades, refusing federal aid (I think when SC governor said that, Perdue said he'd welcome it, but its late, just got back from a bar, so my minds a little fuzzy on the details :-)

    I feel dirty for defending the guy, and he is quite the moron on many different levels, but he's not one of flame throwing Obamas-a-Socialist crowd.  He's pretty big on the whole trade with China thing.

    The true folks to worry about in that retrospect are the current crop of GOP candidates for Governor, pretty much all of them are secessionistas.

    Yes, republican hypocrisy abounds and is quite plentiful here in Georgia, but not really in this case.  (Ugh.  I really need to take a shower after this comment.)

    The Perimeter Progressive - Metro Atlanta Progressives http://perimeterprogressive.wordpress.com

    by Perimeter Progressive on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 11:52:05 PM PDT

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