By Bending the Knee to China, Corporate America Endangers Democracy

Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the China Development Forum in Beijing, March 23, 2019. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)
If Hong Kong teenagers and cartoon characters are all there is between us and an authoritarian regime, we are in big trouble.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE K arl Marx once said, “The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.” While everything else he said was a load of crap, corporate America’s recent disgusting behavior seems to prove Marx might be right on this one.

Early last week, we learned Apple pulled a popular app, HK Map Live, from the App Store. Hong Kong protesters have been relying on this app to track police activity on the streets of Hong Kong and to avoid trouble spots. The app also helps bystanders plan their routes to their daily lives without getting caught up in

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