THE TRUE ARCHITECTS OF REFORM

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Dissident: Let me start by offering you my conclusion, which will make it easier to follow how the party came to control the people: by using a method and by using a strategy. The method is the stick and the carrot. The stick is systematic violence and calculated terror designed to instill fear and intimidation into anybody who comes into contact with the Communist Party of China.

But the history of communism isn’t just about violence. Its’s also about the carrot.

The history of communism in China and elsewhere is also a history of promises made and promises broken. Mao and the Communists, like their predecessors the Bolsheviks and Lenin, offered every disaffected group what they wanted most—land for the farmers, better working conditions for workers, protection of private property for the entrepreneurs, and freedom of expression for intellectuals. One by one, these promises were broken.  MORE

 

8 Comments on THE TRUE ARCHITECTS OF REFORM

  1. We’re watching our two parties merge, right in front of us. Our elites look wistfully eastward at the glorious one party government, and vow to forge one for us, by any means necessary.

    “One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century. “–Tom Friedman, NYT

  2. China has always been a bit of a mystery to me. A country with many bright people who have a long history of being ruled over by murderous thugs.

    A while back I got to wondering why did China men use to wear their hair in a long pig tail with the front of their heads shaved?
    It was a matter of wearing the pig tail to comply with government mandate or loosing your head along with everyone else in your village.

    “.Han Chinese resistance to adopting the queue was widespread and bloody. The Chinese in the Liaodong Peninsula rebelled in 1622 and 1625 in response to the implementation of the mandatory hairstyle. The Manchus responded swiftly to this rebellion by killing the educated elite and instituting a stricter separation between Han Chinese and Manchus….

    …In 1644 Beijing was sacked by a coalition of rebel forces …. The Han Chinese Ming general Wu Sangui and his army then defected to the Qing and let them through Shanhai pass, and then seized control of Beijing, …. They then forced Han Chinese to adopt the queue as a sign of submission……

    When the Qing imposed the queue hairstyle on the general population, it was Han Chinese defectors who carried out massacres against people refusing to wear the queue…The three massacres at Jiading District is one of the most infamous, with estimated death tolls in the tens or even hundreds of thousands.

    Jiangyin also held out against about 10,000 Qing troops for 83 days. When the city wall was finally breached on 9 October 1645, the Qing army led by the Han Chinese Ming defector Liu Liangzuo, who had been ordered to “fill the city with corpses before you sheathe your swords,” massacred the entire population, killing between 74,000 and 100,000 people. The imposition of this order was not uniform; it took up to 10 years of martial enforcement for all of China to be brought into compliance…..”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queue_%28hairstyle%29 .

    There is a long history in China of the powerful brutalizing their own people to force submission to government. The current communists leaders learned from the ones who came before them.

  3. Will make it easier to exact revenge on them both. Since both are as evil as the other, killing them both will be an act of justice. Let the executions begin.

  4. … and a few decades ago China learned how to use Capitalism to finance Communism paid for by the West.
    Meanwhile we’ve been ushered into the New Communism of unnecessary, over-reaching, over-bearing, autocratic regulation (now congealing into a single party) where the only thing that’s truly free is deceit, division and disinformation brought to us by a feckless, big-eared, dog-eating, Jihad-coddling, phoney-baloney plastic banana Muzbro-Organizing Manchurian Doorknob and the Demmunist party!

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