Our old commie nemesis' are doing a 180 on their old philosophies. China and Russia were once the bastions of communist dogma and governance. They were in a slug-fest with the west, led by we Americans, for 70 years.
We did our part at the end of World War One to keep Lenin from gaining power but that failed. Our troops ended up traversing Russia on the train to escape. HERE is some more history for those that have never heard of this. China was a land of warlords after the Boxers and their queen were booted from power in the early 20th century. We Americans intervened there a few times as did the international powers, mainly Europeans, but also Japan. Until after WW2 when Mao brought communism to China and enslaved a billion people.
Here we are 60 years later and America is headed to socialism with a overreaching, nosy nanny state while capitalism is running rampant in the old iron curtain! What they know now America learned the hard way over 200 years. We baby-boomers have sold out America. Well, not all of us. But the positions of power have been usurped by people who want a all seeing eye government, even down to cameras on every corner. Hell, these people want camera's in our houses if we let them. It could happen.
I used to build houses for a living. Shelter, one of the necessities of life, was something I enjoyed in the beginning. But like all other parts of our lives here, the Constitution has been turned on its head by government at all levels. They started regulating every part of a person's home. From the holes you dig in the ground (size, width, depth, soils type, disturbance) to the finished roof and its installation. A permit in the 60's for a new home was $25 bucks. My great uncle was the Chief Building Inspector. Two inspections and the house and septic was in the hands of the owners. Now, all over California, in every jurisdiction, permits are required for every step of construction and the State has dictated every part must meet their criteria (light-bulbs to toilets).
I saw this coming in the early 70's and I knew then the Constitution was becoming toilet paper to our government. Any excuse to require a official to give you a signed approval for an act on your own land became a torrent of paper and permits and fees. About the same time I saw the rise of environmental extremism. That became the easy way to pass and implement these unconstitutional taking of private property. Whether it was some wet spot on your land or a flyover of your property by an eagle, the eco nuts and their pals used the environment to pass more laws and regulations that have diminished our rights on our own property. Hell, along with the fact that if you don't pay the property taxes (in California they are stolen by the State and reallocated), the government will sell your property and never even kiss you.
When I saw the abuse of the Nevada County General Plan process by the eco nuts in the 90's, I new we really did not retain many if any rights to the lands we own and pay taxes on. The government through some votes can change your landuse designation from say, residential, to open space and there is not much you can do about it. That was actually one of the reasons I ran for office in 1984. I saw the Board of Supervisors down zone a man's property to open space and take away his values but retain the tax base.
Russia threw out communism as their form of government back in 1991. One of the first things they did was ask America to send over people who were experts in land. They wanted escrow people, title people, and all the rest. We sent some folks from our own county back then. Even the Russians knew there was money to be made if people actually owned their property. Russia's Constitution has a stronger statement of property rights than even ours. China appears to be doing the same thing.
China has millions of people moving around the country looking for a better life. This has led their government to start loosening up some of their rules and pushing capitalism as fast as they can. They figured out that capitalism is the best way to prosperity for their people and the growth rate of China has been astronomical. Of course they are wrestling with some of the problems freedom brings to an enslaved people. I would guess the present leadership and its adherents to communism will by morphed into something else within a generation. That will probably be a form similar to America in the 50's. That is prior to all the gazillion laws and regulations telling us how to live our lives.
So, in a nutshell, America is on some suicidal path to socialist/communist governance while Russia and China are going full steam towards almost unfettered capitalism. More capitalism, more personal freedom for their people. It is inexorable. America, not so much unless we get the nanny masters asses out of power and put in the true citizen representatives envisioned by the Founders. Davy Crockett would be the best example of what the Founders had in mind.
America, wake up, boot the morons out (mostly democrats) and get real people into power.