CCP’s ‘Sintenery’ of death, destruction, oppression and fear

Andrew L. Urban

The more the amoral Chinese Communist Party parades its robotic army, its tanks and its missiles in celebrating this week’s centenary of its founding, the less confident is the regime, the more brutal its stranglehold has to be on its people. Millions have died and continue to die – but the living endure the constant trauma of oppression. Political oppression creates social pressure; it’s suppressed – until one day it’s not. Pride before the fall?

Anyone who has lived under communism (as I have) will attest to the profound trauma of living in fear of the state. Counting the deaths under totalitarian regimes is only partial accounting. For every dead citizen there are dozens more family and friends traumatised by it, until the entire population wakes and sleeps in fear. At some point, the pressure on society will erupt in China, as it has in other communist regimes.

On the July 1 centenary of the CCP, The Epoch Times Editorial Board outlined how the Party had destroyed the best of China.

” … when the CCP came to power, it outlawed religion, dismissing it as an “opium of the people.” It uses atheism to destroy people’s belief in God, taking away people’s belief in moral standards. The most severe religious persecution campaign by the CCP targets Falun Gong practitioners. In terms of the persecution’s scale and severity, it is unprecedented, targeting 100 million practitioners of the spiritual discipline, as well as their families and friends. Falun Gong teaches traditional meditation, which has been a core part of Chinese tradition since ancient times, and the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance.

To carry out the persecution—which is now entering its 23rd year—CCP leader Jiang Zemin promoted anyone who supported this persecution, forcing people to oppose truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. In promoting people who opposed goodness, the CCP placed those who were most capable of committing evil in the top positions in Chinese society.

The destruction of Chinese traditions, the damage to the moral standard, and the persecution of people of faith have been the biggest crimes of the CCP.

The Party has killed more people in China than the number who died in the two world wars combined. Beyond killing, it has made every effort to destroy the spirit, culture, and dignity of the Chinese people. Fully aware that it’s the enemy of the people, the CCP has always been in an existential crisis.

This is why when top CCP leaders speak at anniversary events, they always try to make a strong appeal, and appear like they represent the Chinese people. Actually, the CCP has taken the Chinese people hostage, for fear that they will rise up and overthrow it.

The next day, July 2, old China hand Rowan Callick of The Australian, explained how China’s current leadership has turned its policies inwards.

“The rapid dismemberment of Hong Kong’s lively and internationally facing culture points to a bigger story. That is, that the same suspicious attitude to the outside world and the same introversion also has been growing, in a less time-compressed way, in mainland China.

China’s ambassador to France, Lu Shaye, said recently: “Westerners accuse us of not conforming to diplomatic etiquette, but the standard for us to evaluate our work is … how people in China look at us … not whether foreigners are happy or not.” The Foreign Ministry’s party secretary Qi Yu has instructed that diplomats should “be brave and good at fighting”.

The Ministry of State Security has introduced regulations that, according to Li Wei, a national secur­ity expert at the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, “place emphasis on companies and other institutions taking precautionary measures against foreign espionage”.

The irony cannot be lost on Australians.

But the most obvious reading of Beijing’s current political tilt – notable even by those who have no first hand experience of China – is that it has striking similarities to historical precedents.

The Epoch Times, as quoted above, puts it in a nutshell: “the CCP has taken the Chinese people hostage, for fear that they will rise up and overthrow it.”

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1 Response to CCP’s ‘Sintenery’ of death, destruction, oppression and fear

  1. Pv says:

    It’s pv here Andrew. I have knowledge of the fear of living under a communist regime . You might ask , how as you know I came from Italy. I ‘ve told you a little about my father as a soldier in 1944 and how 731 young men took up arms illegally after the Italian surrender and went into the then Yugoslavia at the behest of the Americans simply to try and stop Tito and his army from marching into Trieste. 730 did not return. My father did ! I did not learn of this until 1996 when he died of cancer. The war for them was over yet they would sacrifice their lives rather than watch communists troops march into the city. What had they seen even in war, that demanded their sacrifice. Ruthless cruelty ! That’s what they’d seen. The horror stories of finding the corpses of Italian and German soldiers so mutilated that these young men would rather die than see their mothers and sisters , wives and children subjected to such inhumanity. What did they fear of a communist invasion ? Man’s inhumanity to man. I hope this awful description tells you that even war should not produce such monsters . A lesson learnt by Mao’s cruelty towards his own people and Stalin’s actions against his . My father found a young Italian soldier in Yugoslavia. He had been murdered. Half his body was tied to a tree by his leg and the other was tied to a truck which was abandoned. They had wishboned a 19 year old young man. He had been captured . There were no signs of bullet wounds . China is now showing the word what the imposition of limitless power can do. The 730 died for all the world. Pv

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