Sniveling, spineless submission to communist dictators, capitalist version

Mattel apologizes to Chinese people

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/99b42156-683a-11dc-b475-0000779fd2ac,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F99b42156-683a-11dc-b475-0000779fd2ac.html&_i_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fhome%2Fus

The Chinese people sell Mattel poisonous toys, and Mattel apologizes to *them*?

But, this is the deepest essence of socialism- make people say things obvioulsy false, obviously absurd, not simply to get ideological agreement and establish the appropriate “facts”, but to humiliate them and destroy their confidence in their own minds.

Mattel thought doing business insulated them from the nature of the regime, and especially buying, as in capitalist society the buyer is treated with deference and has great ability to set the terms of the relationship. Mattel thought they were above, and not below, the Communist officials they dealt with.

I really hope Mattel starts buying toys- all its toys- someplace else. My extremely cynical view of human nature tells me they will do even more business in China, and tell everybody how greatful they are to do so.

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About thrasymachus33308

I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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