Thirty years after Tiananmen, for all its new wealth and progress, The People’s Republic of China remains a regime willing to stifle the freedoms that Westerners regard as a birthright. Let us not forget what the students of Tiananamen Square stood and died for: democracy. __ City-Journal
China’s dictatorship cannot handle the truth: Its grip on power comes at the cost of horrific violence against its own people.
It is not surprising that the CPC has worked so hard to extirpate the Tiananmen Square massacre from public memory. History – including the horrors of Mao Zedong’s rule – is too volatile a substance for the Chinese dictatorship. China’s leaders hold up their system of government as a model for other countries. But how can a regime be confident in the sustainability of its values and methods if it is afraid of its own past?
… To hear Chinese communist leaders tell it, the party embodies that 4,000-year-old civilization. It does not. Who was responsible for the murder of landowners after the 1949 communist revolution? Who was to blame for the Great Leap Forward and the Great Chinese Famine? Who instigated the Cultural Revolution, with its accompanying mass violence? __ Unforgettable Tiananmen
All mention of the great massacres are forbidden within the bamboo prison run by the CPC, and the reach of China’s censorship extends far beyond the borders of the slave state itself.
China Humiliates Itself With Its Hysteric Secrecy
The propaganda machine of the CPC constantly reminds the Chinese people of the “humiliation” that China suffered under foreign powers during former centuries. But now it is the Chinese leadership that is humiliating the Chinese people through draconian restrictions on access to global information sources and corrupt laws forbidding free overseas investment of hard-won personal earnings by ordinary Chinese. Tiananmen Square is forbidden knowledge, and the penalties for violating the censorship laws can be deadly.
The communist government regards June 4, 1989, as dangerous knowledge, for it exposes the terrible contradiction in China’s dramatic rise from poverty. Beijing’s Communists know the value of a competitive market economy and open exchange of information. At the same time, they demand dictatorial control over what Adam Smith called “the invisible hand” of individuals engaged in free enterprise.
In 1989, China’s economic reforms were giving the people a taste of free market prosperity. In Tiananmen Square, free market reforms spurred calls for greater political freedom. __ Austin Bay
China torments its own people daily while breaking every international rule in the book to boost its relative national wealth and power — with the aim of being able to torment any other peoples of the world it may choose to oppress. A dark future, if China and its dimwitted — though often well-intentioned — apologists have their way.
China’s corrupt communist leadership carries a dark past and will eventually be forced to face up to its frightful responsibilities. Before that happens, it is possible that Hong Kong and Taiwan will be pulled into Beijing’s dark and bloody orbit. That is why so many of those who have the means are trying so desperately to escape from China, and from any place where the CPC can sink its bloody claws.
… erasing Tiananmen Square is ultimately about authoritarian self-preservation. The slaughter stalks China’s communist dictatorship. Chinese citizens bitterly resent the massacre and the totalitarian silence cloaking it. Complaints voiced in 1989 continue to anger Chinese citizens in 2019, such as China’s weak and murky judicial system and the corrupt communist elites enjoying stolen wealth.
In retrospect, the Tiananmen Square massacre signaled that China’s rise would not be peaceful, domestically or internationally. __ 30 Years Later
Anyone who does not feel a natural revulsion toward the Chinese regime is lacking somewhat in the basic ingredients of humanity. If they are older than the age of 30, that lack is unlikely to ever be completely remedied.
Bloody Harvest — The monetizing of human organs from living donors, removed without anesthesia.