Tom Friedman loves China. He has written repeatedly about how much he loves China. Not the people. Not the culture. The tyranny, he loves the tyranny.

He just loves what can be accomplished with one party rule, when none of those pesky human rights get in the way. This is what happens.

A veteran Chinese dissident, Zhu Yufu, has been charged with subversion for writing and publishing a poem on the internet, according to his lawyer.

The poem, entitled It’s Time, urged people to gather in support of freedom.

Well, yeah. There’s that. But that is a small price to pay for the ability to force leftist policies on the masses. Don’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, right Tommy?

Remember how that #occupybeijing protest worked out Tommy? ‘member?