*sigh* Communism BY DEFINITION has everyone completely and utterly equal. Thus..these governments you are talking about are NOT communisms. You can call them communisms. You can call them flutergorks if you want. It does not make them that. China is offically The People's Republic of China. Is it a Republic? Get over the communist thing guys. Its old Hat. And republic, I honestly dont much care what other lefties may or may not have said to you. I can disagree with them just as much as I disagree with you. If some right winger said something totally outrageous, should I point it out to you, as though saying, that since you are a right winger too, you must agree with them? Have a sense of proportion. If that picture is you, then you are not even old enough to remember the days of a communist block. This is not to say that you cant have valid points to make, but I DO remember. I remember it very well. I was stationed at Templehoff in Berlin serving in the Air Force in 1989 when the wall came down. So do not presume to fit this ex military, very patriotic, left winger into whatever pigeon hole you choose to put left wingers into.