Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Connection between Dictatorship, Corruption, and Humanitarian Disasters

Here is an article about how the corruption in China led to an increased death toll in the recent earthquake in Sichuan Province.

It seems an axiom of human experience: Whenever there is dictatorship and lack of freedom, there will be corruption. Whenever there is corruption, there will be an intensifying of human suffering.

Taiwan needs to hold on to its independence and democracy as much as the people of China need to be freed from the oppressive rule of the Communist Party regime.

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