Communism and Dissent

Want another affirmation as to how lucky we are to live in America? Check out the following from the New York times reporting that China cut out parts of Obama’s speech:

At one point, Obama said earlier generations ”faced down communism and fascism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions.” He later addressed ”those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent — know that you are on the wrong side of history.”

The Chinese translation of the speech, credited to the Web site of the official China Daily newspaper, was missing the word ”communism” in the first sentence. The paragraph with the sentence on dissent had been removed entirely.

Here is the full story:China and Obama’s speech