Well, it's an awakening slap to their faces, including Obama's and George Soros's.
In a nutshell: No they can't!
Now to even bigger matters...
The reason that the Google case is so significant is because it suggests that the assumptions on which US policy to China have been based since the Tiananmen massacre of 1989 could be plain wrong. The US has accepted – even welcomed – China’s emergence as a giant economic power because American policymakers convinced themselves that economic opening would lead to political liberalisation in China.Talk about foolish delusion, eh! I bet they thought that Hitler would become nicer if they appeased him and did business with him, which they did. Foolishly, as we well know now.
If that assumption changes, American policy towards China could change with it. Welcoming the rise of a giant Asian economy that is also turning into a liberal democracy is one thing. Sponsoring the rise of a Leninist one-party state, that is America’s only plausible geopolitical rival, is a different proposition. Combine this political disillusionment with double-digit unemployment in the US that is widely blamed on Chinese currency manipulation, and you have the formula for an anti-China backlash.Well, the profit motive of the business world should definitely NOT be considered valid reason to continue to appease and do business with the Chinese Communist Mob. After all, it didn't work with Hitler's Nazis, did it?
So far, the facts are refusing to conform to the theory. China has continued to censor new and old media, but this has hardly condemned it to “dismal economic failure”. On the contrary, China is now the world’s second largest economy and its largest exporter, with foreign reserves above $2,000bn. But all this economic growth shows little sign of provoking the political changes anticipated by Bush and Clinton. If anything, the Chinese government seems to be getting more repressive. Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident, was recently sentenced to 11 years in prison for his involvement in the Charter 08 movement that advocates democratic reforms.
Google’s decision to confront the Chinese government is an early sign that the Americans are getting fed up with dealing with Chinese authoritarianism. But the biggest pressures are likely to come from politicians rather than businessmen. Google is an unusual company in an unusually politicised industry. If the Googlers do indeed head for the exits in China, they are unlikely to be crushed by a stampede of other multinationals rushing to follow them. To most big companies the country’s market is too large and tempting to ignore. Despite Google, US business is likely to remain the lobby that argues hardest for continuing engagement with China.
Well, for me, I never, never trusted the Chinese Communist Mob who rules over the Chinese People, backed only by bribes, corruption, infinitely inhuman torture, murder and the threat thereof.
Unfortunately, so far our political leaders have been blinded with delusional ideology. Likely this will, ominously, continue... Unless we elect latter-day Churchills in upcoming national elections!
This has to change... or the Free World will be in even graver trouble than meets the Establishment's minds' eyes. Hint: Hu (more or less) = Hitler.
Hey! Better safe than being forced to worship a picture of Mao, or else be placed on a table, strapped in, and be cut open, feeling all the pain, and have your organs agonizingly cut out one by one by soulless "doctors" resembling Sino-Mengeles, ending with your heart, and having them sold for millions of dollars, to enrich the Communist Mob and to build the Communist military like Hitler built Germany's, for offensive, imperialist purposes...