“It is indeed brutal to kill one or two hundred million Americans. But that is the only path that may serve a Chinese Century.” – Chinese Military officer General Chi (1)
China’s one party rule is clouded in secrecy and mystery. No one knows how leaders are chosen (2) and all are loathe to explain. What’s more, the communist party does its best to black out any information regarding the political lives of its leaders. Based on the violent history of the communist party members in China, perhaps this is for the best.
Like a child lacking confidence, Beijing desperately seeks international approval. Beijing’s actions, however, preclude this from happening. How does one legitimize an autocratic government which allows no opposition?
How are we to trust China’s communists when even the Chinese do not? (3) Communism in China has led to a blood bath. Mao and his minions (4) killed more than Hitler and Stalin (5) – combined and these brutal roots have survived even to this day.
Look at what type of people the communist party promotes.
China’s last leader, Hu jintao, was known as the “butcher” (6) for how he dealt with Buddhists in Tibet during the 1989 crackdown on dissent. Jiang Zemin preceded him and warred against religion as well.
Even today practitioners of Falun Gong are tortured, disappeared and have their organs sold, all thanks to Jiang. Deng Xiaoping also had real-life skeletons in his closet and was known as Mao’s “little bulldog”. Apparently Deng did not ‘spare the rod to spoil the child’. In fact, Deng supposedly enforced “kill quotas” that Mao had enacted in the late 1950s with extreme vigor (7), but more on this later.
It seems that brutality is a requirement to become a leader in China. What is surprising is how we treat these “political leaders” just like anyone else, when the reality is much different.
The truth is that what China’s communists do to climb the ladder is often beyond our imagination. Mao said that power flowed from the muzzle of a gun and Chinese leaders love power.
It is not politically convenient to talk about the brutal past of China and its leaders and can literally be dangerous to one’s health. It is much easier for those of us in China to remain silent and not stir the pot. Why risk our freedom when we can write feel good letters about China’s rise?
The fact is that if we only do this, then we would be telling only part of the story. The reality of the communist party in China is that it is brutal, and those who climb the ladder seem to embrace this brutality.
As I said, it is difficult to gather background info and dirt on Chinese officials like Xi jinping, China’s current leader. Aside from his praising China’s body count of American servicemen during the Korean War (8), we know little of his predilections. We know that he has threatened the USA with attack, and that his wife, Peng Liyuan sang for the soldiers who killed their own after the Tienanmen massacre (9) and stars in hyper-nationalistic war videos (10), but that’s about it.
A Peek Into the Chinese Leadership
What we can gather, however, is information from fallen leaders and extrapolate to those still in power. We can assume that behavior patterns emerge which are consistent with political success in China.
Mao’s brutality is widely detailed and he is credited with killing more Chinese than all other emperors combined. Based on his words, it would seem that Mao considered homicide a thing of pride. For example, Mao claimed that the brutal Chinese Emperor Shi Huang Ti, who buried 400 scholars alive was an underachiever. After all, Mao said, “Emperor Shi only buried alive 400 scholars; We have buried 40,000.”
It would be easy to claim Mao’s brutality as an anomaly but it is not. Rather, it is a hallmark of leadership traits rewarded in historical China and contemporary as well.
Aside from peeking into the penchant for taking lives that Mao, Deng, and their ilk possessed, one can see how those traits are still alive and well in China’s communist elite. In order to get a picture of the profile of China’s chosen, we have to gather info where we can.
As earlier stated, China’s last leader fits the Mao mold very well. The Butcher, as Hu Jintao is known, kicked ass and took names of those “uppity” Buddhists during the crackdown on dissent in 1989. Not only did his actions earn him a nickname, but a conviction as well. In a Spanish Court (11), Hu (12)has been sentenced for crimes against humanity (11) and genocide, along with other Chinese leaders.
Perhaps Hu, too, would be considered and underachiever by Mao for he is merely implicated in the deaths of 500 people (13).
“Genocide in Tibet: Spanish court issues international arrest warrant for Jiang Zemin
The mandate also affects Li Peng, Qiao Shi, Chen Kuiyuan, Peng Pelyun. They are accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, torture and terrorism “against the Tibetans in the ’80s and ’90s. Even an inquiry against Hu Jintao. They risk arrest outside of China and the freezing of their foreign bank accounts.” (13)
References & Image Credits:
(1) Global Economic Warfare
(3) TSW: China Wages War on Religion: Calls it a Disease
(4) TSW: The Chinese Cultural Revolution
(6) TSW: Beijing Update: The Failed Coup Attempt
(7) Mao’s Great Famine by Frank Dikötter
(8) TSW: Engagement with China Is Good and Other Lies
(10) China’s First She Dictator Peng Liyuan’s Insane Military Video
(11) The Diplomat
(13) Asia News
(14) dcmaster via Compfight cc
(15) mag3737 via Compfight cc
Originally published on TopSecretWriters.com