Letter From The Workers And Peasants Of The Berlusconi Youth To Comrade Ambassador Liu Xiaoming
Dear Comrade Ambassador Liu,
Allow me to extend the communist felicitations of the workers and peasants of the Berlusconi Youth.
It is with a heavy heart that I must contact you on a matter of some urgency and crisis.
Let me put this to you, Comrade Ambassador, in a way not to offend or unnerve.
It has come to our attention that there is a rumour going around that the complex empirical realities of 21st century Chinese economy and society may be in contradiction with key tenets of 18th and 19th Century German Idealism.
I can assure you, Comrade Ambassador, that I am as shocked as you to hear such a thing.
The situation is, apparently, that a subjective class consciousness does not exist on the part of the Chinese proletariat, and yet the Chinese proletariat – as a politically and economically dis-empowered strata – is an empirical fact; notwithstanding the many fine Communist entrepreneurs, both millionaires and billionaires, who staff the Peoples’ Congress and live selfless lives devoted to the building of True Communism in accordance with the program laid down by Comrade-Event called Lenin/Stalin.
The quandary, Comrade Ambassador, is the following: given the above situation, can it be said that class “exists” in China, in a “proper” sense? That is, of course, in accordance with the inviolable principles of 18th and 19th Century German Idealism.
I am “CCing” this email to your colleague in the maritime desk, Comrade Zhang, who I have it on good authority will be capable of contributing productively to what I trust will be the swift and decisive resolution of this matter.
Yours in Deng Xiaoping Theory,
The Workers & Peasants of the Berlusconi Youth