While the U.S. corporate elite look forward to building employee dorms for the desperate jobless who have had their unemployment and food stamp benefits cut, China is moving away from that business model.
With my tin-foil hat firmly in place, I can't help but wonder what this all means. With “re-education” job training programs already a part of the Republican Party’s scheme to do away with our safety net programs, how long will it be before they take the next step:
Fox News: The labor camp -- or "re-education through labor" -- system was established to punish early critics of the Communist Party but now is used by local officials to deal with people challenging their authority.
Is this what Republicans like so much about China? Since Republicans have already vilified people for just being liberal (unnoticed by the mainstream press by the way), they might like to use their disdain for these Godless Democrats as a reason to re-educate” them. See if the qualities listed below describe our current radicalized right wing and their plans for Americans:
Pu Zhiqiang, a prominent Beijing lawyer: "There have been many methods used recently by this government that are against the rule of law, and do not respect human rights, or freedom of speech, but by abolishing the labor camps ... it makes it much harder for the police to put these people they clamp down on into labor camps."