To understand the prospects for today’s China, one must see the obstacles and setbacks to China’s goals domestically (see video) and overseas via the OBOR plan. Do not listen to official CCP spokespersons or the well-paid overseas China sockpuppet “journalists” and academics who try to smooth over China’s difficulties. Look at the larger ongoing frames in the moving picture.
China is a tragedy in motion, with its commercialised death camps for political prisoners and religious prisoners of conscience — who are used as organ donors for China’s lucrative organ transplant industry.
China is toxic and corrupt from top to bottom. Cheating is ubiquitous, for China’s young are being taught by their “lost generation” grandparents that personal effort does not pay, so there is no shame in cheating or in any other form of dishonesty or corruption.
China’s Lost Generations
Lost generations are breaks in the line of tradition being passed from father to son, mother to daughter, productive society to each successive generation. During lost generations, a “Lord of the Flies” milieu arises and dominates in large patches and swathes of area, and precious wisdom and traditions are lost or simply cast aside.
The age of the most recent “lost generation” in China is putatively from 1966 thru 1976, but the dire effects of “loss of human capital” have cascaded down through to the younger generations of today. A deeper reading of the ’66 thru ’76 “lost generation period” reveals the deep upswelling of political fanaticism and rural anti-westernism that fueled that debacle. It was only with the death of Chairman Mao in 1976 and a subsequent reevaluation of China’s future by Deng, that China was able to take steps to break the destructive cycle — but what if it is already too late?
Even earlier “lost generations” from the great famine of 1959-1961 (loss of roughly 60 million) and from the earlier Chinese civil war and the even earlier occupation by Japan, revealed an almost unbroken 30 years of Chinese tribulation from 1931 thru 1961.
The 1959-1961 “great famine” was merely the early high point of Mao’s attempt to purge any taint of westernism from China, while at the same time boosting industrial production in China’s factories beyond that of the UK. Mao’s flail for whipping China into shape resulted in roughly 60 million corpses over the short time period before wiser voices could very carefully moderate Mao’s political enthusiasm.
All of these things should be taken into account when assessing the state of China today. The earlier age of British and European domination of parts of China such as Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, etc. may be remembered by today’s elite Chinese party officials as a “great humiliation,” but the actual lingering effects of European colonisation of small parts of China are very positive when compared to the lingering effects of Japanese occupation — and especially when compared to the damage done by Chairman Mao and his gang of communist dementors.
We are told that today’s communist party of China is a milder and less bloodthirsty master of the Middle Kingdom than earlier versions. But the CCP’s Bloody Harvest of prisoners of conscience and its violent persecution of religious practitioners and political dissenters suggests that Chairman Xi and Chairman Mao are made from the same cloth.
And something tells me that we have not seen the last version of China’s “lost generations” as long as the CCP holds an iron grip around the throat of the Chinese people.
How does a “lost generation” affect subsequent generations of Chinese? It creates a dark and stagnant wake that spreads behind it to poison an excessive portion of future generations. And when lost generations are piled atop lost generations, over and over again, the hidden brutality and its savage and intemperate effects will emerge from time to time to puzzle outside observers who never learned to pay attention.
China is a vast field of mines, buried at land and floating submerged at sea. So beware.
It is never too late to have a Dangerous Childhood © .
A bonus nutshell look at OBOR’s essence:
… OBOR has created negative effects in foreign countries, and led to neglect of China’s domestic consequences including corruption, financial deficiency, the rise of xenophobia, among others…
“After terms are reached with a host country, funds are transferred directly into the Beijing-based bank accounts of China’s state-owned enterprises, which build the project often with Chinese materials. This is a model Beijing has employed extensively in Africa,” claims the author in the piece.
Quoting an article published by Foreign Policy, it brings forward the fact that although most of the cash will never leave China, the sheer quantity of equipment and materials, such as steel, co ..
… “If Beijing continues the expansionist strategy, it would have to spend more on the military build-up to protect its overseas interests However, in the current economic situation, further increasing military spending means cuts to education, social welfare or other public spending,” __ https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/chinas-obor-expectations-look-gloomy-expert/articleshow/67377396.cms
OBOR is a debt trap for any foreign nation it touches, and a perpetual fount of corruption for China. It is just another means of artificially propping up China’s GDP of grand capital misallocation, while creating a false overseas impression of economic prosperity and industrial competence which are both unfounded.
OBOR is Chairman Xi’s flagship project. Ugliness inevitably ensues.