Chinese Fortune Cookie Says: ”Zhou YongKang, Corrupt Chief of Powerful Domestic Security Agency to be Sent to Jail or Worse!”
In the recent Washington Post Article, July 29, 2014, entitled, ”China to Investigate once-powerful Zhou YongKang, former domestic security chief” by William Wan, the indomitable Chinese President Xi Jinping has once again struck a blow against rampant corruption in his bureaucracy by pinpointing for ‘execution’ the fearsome Zhou Yongkang.
Unlike our US Presidents who have tolerated and even encouraged their political cronies to gorge themselves on the spoils of American politics, legislation and cronyism, the new President of China, Xi Jinping, a Princeling son of the Maoist Revolution has taken a different tact toward his bloated, inept bureaucracy. In a series of swift investigations and subsequent indictments, the Chinese President has focused his energies on cleaning out the vast nest of nepotism, political cronyism and corruption replete in the major Chinese run giant corporation centered around oil, gas, food, export/import, real estate, military and domestic security [private/public]. This Chinese President has spared no one in the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.
Clearly, his initiative is fraught with personal and professional danger for him and his family. The president spent a considerable time in the USA as a student, he feels that the growth of China depends not only on the hard working Chinese population but also on the elimination of any obstruction to that growth which may be distorted, diverted or undermined by corruption and political cronyism.
I write this short blog to point out that if a President of a country three times the size of America can take the time to ferret out the cancer, commonly known as political corruption then it would behoove our own present and future US Presidents to do the same. American Leaders!!! start reading Chinese Fortune cookies that have the names of potential US culprits who think that they or their relatives are immune from prosecution.
The worst that can happen is that we might one day justifiably indict a bureaucrat or politician for crimes committed against the American tax payer. At least the Chinese leaders tried … which is more than I can say for our own Presidents… past… present and possibly….. future.
“Every government is run by LIARS and NOTHING they SAY SHOULD BE BELIEVED.” I. F. Stone.