In addition to my oft repeated “you can vote in China, and in your HOA” to illustrate that democracy is not measured solely by the right to vote, here’s another similarity:
“In China, we hold the welfare of the state above the rights of
the individual” (from the movie, Red Corner, 1997),
which is another of my favorite observations about the New America of HOA-Land.
But most people don’t care about democracy. Until they fall from power or face the anger of the political machines that run their beloved HOA.