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The Enlightened East

This is our future if we leave it to progressives like Thomas Friedman who write glowingly of China’s “reasonably enlightened” government:

Doctors in southern China are working around the clock to fulfil a government goal to sterilise — by force if necessary — almost 10,000 men and women who have violated birth control policies. Family planning authorities are so determined to stop couples from producing more children than the regulations allow that they are detaining the relatives of those who resist.

Thousands have refused to submit and officials are continuing to detain relatives, including elderly parents, to force them to submit to surgery.

Remember this story when dreamers like Friedman start wishing for the ability to “just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century.”

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