in these difficult times, we all need something to look forward to. and so i bring you the latest column from thomas friedman. from the gawker summation (because i’m giggling too hard to sum it up myself):
Flat-earther Times columnist Thomas Friedman thinks we should probably “outsource” our form of government to China, where they have streamlined the whole process by eliminating the bit where idiots “vote.”
No, seriously, he is outright saying that the autocratic one-party Chinese government is superior to our own. There is no equivocation in this line:
“There is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, and that is one-party democracy, which is what we have in America today.”
And why are things better in China? Because the current “reasonably enlightened group of people” in charge of China, at the moment, can just impose “politically difficult but critically important policies” like raising gas prices to encourage clean power investment and so on.
OMG MATT TAIBBI IS GOING TO HAVE A FIELD DAY AND IT IS GOING TO ROCK. i can’t wait.