So accurate - here’s to pragmatism
Deng Xiaoping, a capitalist and a revolutionary
There are a lot of Chairman Mao fanboys, and gals, out there who romanticize about his leadership of the Chinese cultural revolution. Although successful in that capacity, he failed economically- as most cultural revolutionaries do. Chairman Mao is not the main reason why China is an economic powerhouse and that credit goes to comrade Deng Xiaoping a capitalistic revolutionary.
Deng Xiaoping, known as the architect of Modern China, valued economic stability over political rhetoric and ideology. He also understood that capitalism would work without having to incorporate a western style leadership and bringing China into the market economy didn’t mean abandoning communism. He was right and China still thrives. His image is kinda tainted over his role during the Tiananmen Square riot but his contributions and bravery to press on with economic reforms should not be forgotten.
In my opinion if you lead a revolution and in the end your people are worse off economically you’ve failed. What’s the point if the majority can’t provide for themselves?
Click his picture if you’d learn more about him
Happy 48th Birthday to Pet Sounds - Released May 16, 1966
"The word masterpiece is often overused in the rock dictionary, but never has it rung more true than in the case of The Beach Boys’ epic Pet Sounds."
THIS IS WHAT A WORLD LEADER LOOKS LIKE.
DESMOND TUTU, I OFFICIALLY LOVE YOU.
"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place," Archbishop Tutu said at the launch of the Free and Equal campaign in Cape Town.
"I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this."
Archbishop Tutu said the campaign against homophobia was similar to the campaign waged against racism in South Africa.
"I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level," he added.
[source: BBC News]
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Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto Art from Game of Deth by Steven Gibson
Sometimes, I just wanna be worthy of someone, I hate being compared to others, because in reality, I’m not good enough for anyone.