陈凯一语： Kai Chen's Words:
将人类历史上最大的杀人魔与虐待狂毛泽东捧为圣人去崇拜说明中共党奴朝人们的道德的完全腐败与良知灵魂的彻底虚无。 这种病态与腐败必定要有其必然而来的严重致命的后果。 这是因为没有人可以自由于上苍。 但要去认知上苍，人必须自由。 --- 陈凯
Taking the biggest mass murderer (Mao) in human history as some saint/god to worship shows the complete moral corruption and a thorough nihilistic mindset/soul of the Chinese people. Such a moral corruption and pathological mindset will surely lead to mortal and disastrous consequences. This is because no one can be free from God and to know God indeed exists, one must be free. --- Kai Chen
我试想： 如果在北京天安门广场上有一个带有纳粹符的希特勒纪念堂，奥巴马是否也仍愿意向中共党奴屈从并朝跪拜磕头。 --- 李. 爱德华
I wonder: Would President Obama be so ready to kowtow to China if in the middle of Beijing there was a mausoleum of Hitler and, hanging from the gate to the Forbidden City, a giant swastika? --- Lee Edwards
Lee Edwards: History’s top murderer is China’s patron saint
01:00 AM EST on Tuesday, February 2, 2010
By LEE EDWARDS
Can you name the greatest mass murderer of the 20th Century? No, it wasn’t Hitler or Stalin. It was Mao Zedong.
According to the authoritative “Black Book of Communism,” an estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Mao’s repeated, merciless attempts to create a new “socialist” China. Anyone who got in his way was done away with — by execution, imprisonment or forced famine.
For Mao, the No. 1 enemy was the intellectual. The so-called Great Helmsman reveled in his blood-letting, boasting, “What’s so unusual about Emperor Shih Huang of the China Dynasty? He had buried alive 460 scholars only, but we have buried alive 46,000 scholars.” Mao was referring to a major “accomplishment” of the Great Cultural Revolution, which from 1966-1976 transformed China into a great House of Fear.
The most inhumane example of Mao’s contempt for human life came when he ordered the collectivization of China’s agriculture under the ironic slogan, the “Great Leap Forward.” A deadly combination of lies about grain production, disastrous farming methods (profitable tea plantations, for example, were turned into rice fields), and misdistribution of food created the worst famine in history.
Deaths from hunger reached more than 50 percent in some Chinese villages. The total number of dead from 1959 to 1961 was 30 million to 40 million — the population of California.
Only five years later, when he sensed that revolutionary fervor in China was waning, Mao proclaimed the Cultural Revolution. Gangs of Red Guards — young men and women age 14 to 21 — roamed the cities targeting revisionists and other enemies of the state, especially teachers.
Professors were dressed in grotesque clothes and dunce caps, their faces smeared with ink. They were then forced to get down on all fours and bark like dogs. Some were beaten to death, some even eaten — all for the promulgation of Maoism. A reluctant Mao finally called in the Red Army to put down the marauding Red Guards when they began attacking Communist Party members, but not before 1 million Chinese died.
All the while, Mao kept expanding the laogai, a system of 1,000 forced labor camps throughout China. Harry Wu, who spent 19 years in labor camps, has estimated that from the 1950s through the 1980s, 50 million Chinese passed through the Chinese version of the Soviet gulag. Twenty million died from the primitive living conditions and 14-hour work days.
Such calculated cruelty fit his Al Capone philosophy: “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”
And yet Mao Zedong remains the most honored figure in the Chinese Communist Party. At one end of historic Tiananmen Square is Mao’s mausoleum, visited daily by large, respectful crowds. At the other end of the square is a giant portrait of Mao above the entrance leading into the Forbidden City, the favorite site of visitors, Chinese and foreign.
In the spirit of Mao, China’s present rulers continue to oppress intellectuals and other dissidents, such as human-rights activist Liu Xiaobo. He was sentenced last month to 11 years in prison for “inciting subversion of state power.” His offense: signing Charter 08, which calls on the government to respect basic civil and human rights in a democratic framework.
China presents itself as a vast market for U.S. companies and investors. But some U.S. companies are taking a second look at doing business in a country which considers Mao Zedong its patron saint. Google has said it is reconsidering its operations in China after discovering a sophisticated cyber attack on its e-mail which the government must have initiated or approved.
Google has revealed what many in the Internet world have known for some time — China routinely hacks into U.S. and Western Web sites for national security and other valuable information. Mao would have enthusiastically applauded this intellectual rape.
I wonder: Would President Obama be so ready to kowtow to China if in the middle of Beijing there was a mausoleum of Hitler and, hanging from the gate to the Forbidden City, a giant swastika?
Lee Edwards is distinguished fellow in conservative thought at The Heritage Foundation and chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation ( www.victimsofcommunism.org). He wrote this for McClatchy-