Quote Originally Posted by thriftyandboringinohio View Post
I'm just the right age to have been amazed by this.
When I was a schoolboy in the 1960s communism was hated and feared in a very visceral way by most individual people on the street.
Had one of the neighbors been discovered doing business in communist China they would have been chased out of town by a mob bearing torches.
Now we just really don't care about this stuff, expect to throw the old insult at someone in politics once in a while in a half-hearted way
I think it's all motivated by the (false) idea that it's the End of History and China's run by capitalists now.