Ok, time for a little Rant...
"China's problem,like Russia's before 1991 is the one party problem and so long as one fifth of humanity are subject to the will of an unaccountable,corrupt and power-hungry organization with a long history of crimes against it's own people,the rest of the world is also at risk". Niall Ferguson, Professor of history at Stanford University
Right now, I believe we all need to take a look at China's CCP. Their violence against their own citizens, piles of false propaganda composed of absurd lies have to make us all think about, what's next? What are the leaders of the CCP thinking and planning along with their acolytes about whats going on with the Virus cover up, are they all themselves infected with some kind of madness?
To understand a bit better I have a suggestion. Have you ever read the Global Times? It's nuttier than a jar of Skippy Extra Chunky.
China's Communist Party English Speaking News Site "Global Times", You Must Read It..
If you've never heard of this online news site, you ought to have a look. The delusions of the Communist party in China, is just breathtaking. The site IS the Communist Party News Site.
For example, one recent article they published made the convoluted argument that the western companies and countries should be sued by Chinese businesses for not placing orders during a pandemic they caused, thus harming the Chinese economy. Ergo, they should be made whole by foreign companies and countries their own Government damaged.
Click HERE TO READ What The Communist Party in China has to say, it's amazingly absurd.
While you're there, leave a comment, the Censors will delete it within minutes. So address the comment to the Censors directly...they do read them. The articles I must warn you are very badly written by marginal English speakers, however they are perversely amusing .
Whats My Opinion On All Of This?
My position is simple...I love the Chinese people and culture...and I personally despise Communism in any form, FULL STOP.
Communism as a governmental structure, has caused more deaths, human misery and tragedy than any other government type in human history. It's a failed ideology, and has never once worked in a sustainable fashion even when the leaders weren't executing and abusing their own people. You'd think the Chinese leadership would know this, alas they don't.
History has taught us, Communism is not a sustainable form of Government and never will be. The CCP will eventually collapse under it's own weight, it is as inevitable as sunrise. The only question remaining is, when and how it will disintegrate.
The FREEDOM "Virus" is to the CCP a Most Dangerous Threat
As for China's version of Communism, (the CCP was initially formed in 1921 and came into power in 1949) since 1949 they've never stopped abusing their own people with 70 Million plus dead to date and millions in prison camps. Now it's getting worse once again for obvious reasons as an inevitable result of China's people become increasingly aware of western freedoms and ways. They naturally want to live the same way we do in the west, who wouldn't?
Now with the Virus issue and the CCP's exposure to the world for their duplicitous criminal behavior it's become all the more obvious the mainland Chinese citizen. The world now knows what President Xi and his band of thugs have done and so do the citizens of China, as do the poor folks in Hong Kong who've been betrayed by the Beijing authorities.
The fear the CCP has of this awareness of western life was made very evident recently with the riots and resistance protests, bombings and murders by the government in Hong Kong over the last year.
For the CCP, the Freedoms enjoyed in Hong Kong is another kind of virus and is MUCH more dangerous to the Chinese Communist Politburo than any physical illness. It's a threat to their power.
While this site is solely devoted normally to the appreciation of Chinese and Asian art, things are happening in China now, that deserve our attention in the west. This is not only for the good and human rights of the hardworking, caring Chinese people, but for the rest of the world to understand.
My feeling is, China's CCP is, happily for the world, in danger of not surviving in it's present state as the world becomes increasingly repulsed over their behavior now in the light of day for all to see. Their lying about the Virus spread and intensifying abuses of their own populations to maintain control of their 1.7 Billion people is a sight to see. It is something we are all seeing.
By all accounts, thanks to cell phones and leaked videos, the mainland population is very fed up with their governments brutal ways, lying and duplicity. The Chinese people know 50,000 to 70,000 died in Wuhan alone with tens of millions infected. They also know the original Doctors who tried to alert the world about the pandemic were arrested, their notes taken, samples destroyed all behind a wall of denials of doing anything.
NOTE: Keep in mind, fewer than 3.5% of China's population belongs to the Communist Party. It's been dying for four decades, yet they hang on mostly through intimidation and threats like the pack of bullies that they are.
The CCP has always been dishonest and brutally repressive. But! now that they've been caught denying any culpability over the Covid-19 global outbreak and are actually trying to blame numerous countries around the world, everyone has become increasingly aware of this criminal governments actions.
The Chinese people need our support more than ever. The CCP must be eradicated in my opinion and finished once and for all. The Chinese Communists, like Communists everywhere, have been a total failure since Mao took over.
What is happening in China right now, is possibly the biggest threat for world peace and humanity since the days of Joseph Stalin or Adolph Hitler. I generally do not like Hitler and Stalin comparisons as they seem alarmist and extreme. In the case of modern day Mainland China's CCP, I do not think overstating the problem at this point is possible. Hong Kong, Mainland residents and many nations around the world are in genuine danger, all thanks to the fabrications and brutality of the Chinese Communist party.
China's CCP Gov't is so disconnected from reality, they put forth a statement this week that "Wet Markets" do not and have NEVER existed in China.."There are no Wet Markets only produce and fish markets". All of this despite the fact, they KNEW the entire world had seen the WUHAN Wet Market dozens of times in the last four months.
Below is a very fine documentary highlighting the problems being caused by the Communists, I would urge ALL of our readers to watch and give it some thought. It is IMPORTANT, it is getting extremely serious and is a microcosm of what I believe is China's CCP intent for the entire planet.
I am not , nor have I ever been an alarmist and generally believe most human beings deserve the benefit of the doubt. Given whats been going on in Hong Kong and China's Mainland over the last 10 years, benefit of the doubt would be I think a foolish belief.
As admirers and appreciators of Asian art and culture, we, I think have also an additional duty to be aware of and do what ever we can to speak out and to act for the good citizens of China and Hong Kong, before it's too late.
If an uprising should occur, if a few bullets found their way into the heads of the CCP leadership, it would be a great start and would save millions of lives going ahead. We can only hope for the CCP's annihilation, the Chinese people and the world, humanity deserves better.
My rant is over...thank you. Peter
I think it takes courage to express your thoughts about what is taking place in China at this time. What I appreciate the most about your article is how you make a distinction between the CCP and the wonderful, creative and dignified people of China who are not communist. The beauty of Chinese art and antiquities is a reflection of the heart of the people who created them.