Re: Your Political Ideology
Originally Posted by Shinobi Train
And, uh, dude, you should read your links:
"This article is about the historical political philosophy during the Republican era of China. For the economic system practiced in the People's Republic of China, see Socialist market economy." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_socialism)
Do you know what the Republican Era was? Well, it lasted from 1912 to 1949. It has nothing to do with China today.
Socialist market economy, however, has everything to do with China today, and it reads:
"Despite its formal title, this system has been widely cited as a form of state capitalism." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_market_economy)
Socialism often has a common denominator in Marx's thoughts and ideas regarding capitalism. He, more than anyone, criticized the monetary classes in the Capitalist society. It's these classes that the Chinese government encourages. They've adopted a Capitalist system that encourages class division and class exploitation, which is the direct opposite of Socialism, as Socialism encourages and promotes a society without classes.
When China promotes class division, they, per difiniton, cannot call themselves Socialist.
Socialism doesn't always mean stae-ownership. That's a common misunderstanding.