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To: Mount Athos

All modern states are mafia states. The distinction between organized crime and elected government disappeared long ago. But, yeah, China seems to be more extreme than most other places.


2 posted on 06/10/2012 7:30:01 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
All modern states are mafia states. The distinction between organized crime and elected government disappeared long ago. But, yeah, China seems to be more extreme than most other places.

And mafia states are feudal states.

Nothing's changed in a very, very long time. It just moves faster and makes more noise.

14 posted on 06/11/2012 12:44:08 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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