China refers to itself as a "Democracy" in order to present an acceptable face both to her own people, and to the rest of humanity. In fact, it is actually a "Monarchy" - the best of all possible political systems. The installation of this monarchy must have required an enormous purge of refractory individuals
Naturally, the Chinese will win this war, but the status of Hong Kong as an outpost of the West and a centre for secure International Banking and Trade will be quite destroyed, at least for some time, much to the satisfaction of certain circles in the US.
The so-called Semmelweis reflex is a metaphor for a certain type of human behavior characterized by reflex-like rejection of new knowledge because it contradicts entrenched norms, beliefs, or paradigms.
The monetization of the "Liberty" silver ounce - the realization of the magnificent, humanistic measure which was proposed by none other than the President of Mexico, Jose Lopez Portillo in 1981 - would bring with it numberless social benefits and historic consequences for Mexico, which we have mentioned in other places. However, there would be one consequence of exceptional importance: millions of Mexicans would be deeply grateful to the Mexican Congress