Tragic, tragic state of affairs lately in China, with the rash of maniacs killing or maiming small schoolchildren.
Meantime, the Associated Press writers always love to blame “huge social inequalities” on this, a reference to China’s transition from communism to capitalism, in which most people have broken out of poverty and some people are getting rich. But no further explanation is ever given. How are huge social inequalities supposed to lead to mass murder of children? Do the AP writers mean to say that the murderers are envious of people who are richer than them, and therefore kill kids (many of whom could well be poorer than the murderer)? That’s absurd.
So a lot of clarification is in order on the part of AP. Either that, or drop the class-warfare, anti-capitalism rhetoric that AP reporters are so keen to foist on us.