Back in the revolutionary year of 1989, Chinese students demonstrated for freedom in Tiananmen Square, the Berlin Wall fell to the blows of sledge-hammers wielded by ordinary people, and across Eastern Europe millions of thralls of the Warsaw Pact asserted their independence via wildfires of revolution led by the people themselves:
The events of the full-blown revolution first began in Poland in 1989 and continued in Hungary, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Romania. __ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutions_of_1989
All of this led to the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, and then to the collapse of the USSR two years later. China’s Communist Party survived to oppress its people for decades more, but dark clouds are gathering over the future of the butchers of Beijing.
“China’s Economy is Crumbling”
Hong Kong Protests Evolving Toward Revolution
“In Hong Kong, revolution is in the air. What started out as an unexpectedly large demonstration in late April against a piece of legislation—an extradition bill—has become a call for democracy in the territory as well as independence from China and the end of communism on Chinese soil.”
… Sustainability is the key for the protestors if they want to win freedom from China. “They keep saying ‘be like water,’” Michael Yon, the American war correspondent and author, told the National Interest over the weekend, noting young protestors are modeling themselves after martial arts legend Bruce Lee. “I keep telling them be like Poland. Never quit and you can actually be free. Maybe. But never quit.” __ Now It’s Revolution
Things Are Heating Up in Moscow
And lest the Mafia government in the Kremlin feels left out of all the excitement, the Russian people are beginning to express their feelings of betrayal to the ex-commies in the brick fortress.
As the Kremlin ramps up the pressure on demonstrators, Muscovites who don’t usually attend protests, have been joining the movement. Meet Zhenya, a 25-year-old protester who has vowed to keep taking to the streets until things change.
Putin’s street thugs have responded with brutal treatment of peaceful protestors, but what else is new? For several years, hundreds of thousands of Russia’s best have emigrated to greener pastures outside of Russia, yearly. But now even the placid ones who remain are getting fed up with the graft and mismanagement by the criminal regime in Moscow.
2019 has also been a year of massive protest in Venezuela, a socialist country with one of the most corrupt governments in the world. Socialism, Communism, and a history of communism weave a common thread around which these protests are being held. Corruption is an inherent part of these quasi-utopian fantasy ideologies, and the deadly landing on the other side of the rainbow can be disillusioning.
China’s Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
Meanwhile, a troubled China continues in its attempts to imitate 1930s/1940s Japan in the creation of an East Asia “hegemony by force.” Reading between the lines of the latest CCP Defence Paper, the underlying message should be clear.
The Communist Party of China has always intended to smother surrounding nations in its own oppressive miasma, given the chance. Until now the rest of the world has been complicit in the creation of a monstrous regional oppressor in East Asia. The current US president is the first leader of the advanced world to take a stand against the slow motion amoebic regional engulfment strategy being undertaken by Beijing’s communists.
1989 Changed the Maps
Communist China occupies foreign territories of Tibet and Xinjiang, and now the people of Hong Kong are implying that they are also being occupied by the Beijing butchers. The Republic of China on the island of Taiwan is another prosperous and independent nation that fears being occupied by the communist tyrants.
As resistance builds and displays itself willing to die for independence in 2019 Hong Kong, bloody Chinese autocrats must decide whether to exhibit their true natures in violent and deadly conquest, or whether to appear weak to their own discontented peoples at home.
For Russia and Venezuela, the problem is even closer to home. And there is no question as to the deadly thuggish nature of those two governments toward their own longsuffering people.
1989 changed the maps of Europe and set the stage for a change of maps of Eurasia. The spirit of revolution was like a wildfire in that year. Political wildfires happen when the opportunity is allowed to arise, and the age of political revolution in response to tyranny is far from over. China has always been prone to revolution, as has Russia. After looking at the turbulent last century of both of these tyrant states, it becomes easy to believe that the roller coaster ride is not over.
Meanwhile, contrary to the near-universal message of doom.
Even if the global optimists are correct, if the Chinese economy continues its downward slump, those who are tied too closely to the shadow economy of China may have to suffer.
More: Asian Century Over?
Chinese control of Xinjiang goes back to the Han Dynasty, some 2,000 years, or so. China controlled parts of Tibet since the early 18th Century, but full control was achieved only by Mao in 1951. Hong Kong was a British colony from 1842 to 1997, but otherwise Chinese sovereign territory. So, Chinese control of these regions is not recent.
You are far too optimistic regarding any sort of independence for any of the regions. Xi’s China is not Gorbachev’s Soviet Union. The Chinese Communist Party is still a party of believers, too much so in Xi’s case, who is closer to Mao than to Deng. The USSR fell apart because its leadership no longer believed in communism, and many wanted to join the West. Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Medvedev, and Putin all called for a united Europe from “Lisbon to Vladivostok.” (Echo of De Gaulle’s Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals.) There is none of that in China’s leadership, nor in the great mass of its people. The unrest, which can’t be called revolts, in those regions will be crushed.
If there is an imperial state that is wobbly, it is the US. Divisions among its various races and cultures are strong, and the divisions are being further incited by the Democrat Party, which has the allegiance of a majority of Americans. When a major party in a multi-racial state urges racial vengeance against the white majority, open race war is not far behind. Those of us old enough to remember, know that Phase I of open race war already occurred in the 1960’s, with hundreds of race riots in nearly every major city. That occurred without the incitement of a major party.
Some 30% of Americans want their State to secede from the Union.
China and its empire will be around long after the US is history.