The A1 Verse: Xi is risen

By Thomas Gaulkin | November 8, 2021

xi Jinping china (UN Geneva / Flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND)

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred November 8, 2021.

We suspect it’ll occur again.

To Steer China’s Future, Xi Rewrites History. He Comes Off Well.

(from the original by Chris Buckley)

The glowing image,
His rise.

He has
His power,
His place.

He approaches
His rule,
His history.


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John P. Wefel
John P. Wefel
2 years ago

It must be catching …….. many republicans in our congress are doing the same thing. With few trying to stop them, and many encouraging them, why not? The adage “Truth does not matter in Politics” (or autocracy) is alive and well.