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  • “自由鐘”系列 "Liberty Bell" Series LaunchedDateWed Nov 08, 2017 11:25 am



    Kai Chen on Trump's Asian Trip:

    Trump is falling into the Chinese trap. There is no other way to describe it.
    Over the last 30 years, NK was the bait dangling in front of America and the West. Yet all the American Presidents since Reagan fell into the trap. Trump is no exception. Same MO.

    Only Reagan realized the criminal and illegitimate nature of a communist regime and denounce it as such - an Evil Empire. With this moral clarity, down goes the USSR, because God's values/principles entered the picture, not just human schemes. Now we don't have anyone who can hold God's values/principles with moral clarity and conscience. So goes the American moral leadership in the world. So comes the Chinese Confucian Communism. So again the world is in the grip of totalitarianism and despotism. So the NK crisis.

    What the evil is most afraid of is the exposing of its true nature - man eating. Yet time again, an American president goes to an evil regime to pay homage to the murderers of Tiananmen and Liu Xiaobo (the Nobel Peace Prize winner). When is America going to wake up and realize all the Chinese evil regime wants from America is to use NK to legitimize itself and erase all the criminal record in its past - 80 million killed by Mao and more killed after Mao with all the atrocities - "one child", Tiananmen Massacre, persecution of FLG and dissidents, persecution of Christians and minorities.... Indeed, China desperately needs America's recognition of its own criminal regime's legitimacy. Trump is giving it to an evil regime. God's endowed conscience among the Chinese people and the world is weeping.

    When will an American president announce with conscience and God's moral compass as his guide: Enough is enough, China's Confucian Communism is evil and must be defeated?

  • Free People
    自由的人 (陈凯夫妇)


    Couple Leaves China after Hurdles of Olympic Proportions

    By Martha Michael (Canyon Country Magazine)

    Canyon Country has a lot of colorful characters, but it isn’t often we meet residents on a government blacklist.

    Kai and Fiona Chen can never return to their home country – the People’s Republic of China.

    Fiona is from Shandong Province on the east coast of China, while Kai is from Beijing. Their stories are different, but their union has resulted in a doubly powerful voice against the hidden agenda of government in China.

    Fiona left China on Christmas Eve in 2003 and moved to Canada with her firstborn son, Lawrence. Because her father criticized the Communist Party, Fiona’s family members in China were being persecuted.

    The magazine editor found a job working as a TV reporter in Vancouver, where she used her skills to spread a message to the rest of the world that the image of China coming through propaganda was untruthful. She worked to “expose the evil deeds of Chinese authorities,” who she had seen quashing dissidents and “committing crimes against their own citizens and people in the free world.”

    “I shed tears over Tiananmen,” Fiona said. “Since 1949 more than 80 million people have been killed by the communist regime. I was shocked by that.”

    Fiona’s father was a writer and publicist who had to use a fictional name because of his statements against the government.

    “In China there’s a one child policy,” said the mother of three – Lawrence, 16, David, 10, and Celina, 6. “I didn’t want my kids to live in (Communist Chinese) society.”

    Fiona didn’t know anyone when she moved to Vancouver. Her parents immigrated to Canada two years after she did, where they still live today.

    “When I landed (in Canada) it felt totally different, how people naturally trust each other. There’s a genuine smile on their face. They share their stories—not just to please people.”
    Fiona met Kai in 2007 before the Beijing Olympic Games. She produced a four-episode documentary (“My Way”) about Kai, a former Chinese professional basketball player, who she married in 2014.

    “In one month there were more than 300,000 viewers,” Fiona said. “People were so moved by Kai’s story.”

    She said the Chinese government soon blocked the YouTube upload of her documentary. “It was one professional athlete to stand up,” she said.

    And when Kai Chen stands up, his 6-foot, 7-inch frame is noticed.

    “Once the door opened in China, I was gone,” said Kai, a former professional basketball player for China’s National Team. He left China in 1981.

    Born in Beijing, Kai’s family was caught up in the turmoil of 20th century China. They were involved with the Kuomintang, or KMT, the ruling party in China until 1949, when it moved to Taiwan after being defeated by the Communist Party. Kai’s father and his 9 siblings were separated by the Taiwan Strait. His grandfather stayed in Beijing with Kai’s parents, while his grandmother went to Taiwan with his uncle and other members of his family. His grandparents would never see each other again.

    Because of his family’s ties to Taiwan, Kai and his family were exiled from Beijing to Tonghua in Manchuria. During the Cultural Revolution, young people were sent to the countryside. At age 16, Kai was forced to work at a grain depot, sometimes carrying up to 200 pounds on his shoulders. An avid basketball player, Kai found his passion through expressing himself on the court; later, it’s where he would find his freedom.

    “The Communist Government wanted to use sports to break China’s isolation around the world,” Kai said.

    Kai was chosen at the age of 16 to join a National Athletics program grooming talents for the Chinese National Teams in 1970.

    “Before I knew there was a country called America, America had already saved me,” Kai said. “Because America invented basketball.”

    He first tried to free himself from the national authorities, who were going to send him back to the grain depot in Liuhe after Kai’s Taiwan relatives were revealed. Kai found he could get on a professional team in Guangzhou Military District, so he escaped from Beijing, pretending to go shopping, carrying just a yellow satchel to deter suspicion. With Mao’s inscription, “Serve the People”. “Why?” he asked. “I would be keenly aware of the immorality and corruption in this society. I would be reminded of the falsehood and lies spread by the authorities.”

    Kai was caught and sent back to the grain depot. But he escaped again to a provincial basketball team, and finally joined the Chinese Army for the political benefit to his family. China was in conflict with the Soviet Union at the time. Due to the intense physical labor, repairing dams and military training, Kai developed bleeding ulcers and was on the verge of death. While hospitalized for a month, he made up his mind he would find happiness. He had never in his life known anyone in China that was happy, he said.

    “The biggest revenge for me against this society was to find freedom and happiness for myself,” Kai said to himself.
    Both Kai and Fiona are on the “blacklist” in China.

    Her writing and internet posting through her own company, Liberty Bell Studios, is aimed at introducing American values to those behind the Communist curtain. She forms online groups in order to penetrate fire walls created by the Chinese government to impede citizens of China from gaining access to that information. Kai and Fiona help others find software to break through those firewalls.

    The couple described a group called “50 Cents,” which is a propaganda team of thousands hired by the Communist government. It is made up of young “opinion leaders” who earn 50 cents when they complete an internet post promoting Chinese Communism and government agendas.

    “The (Chinese government) learned from the collapse of the Soviet Union,” Kai said. “They’re better than the Soviet Union at controlling your thoughts. It’s been pretty effective so far.”
    They’re fanning nationalism and sentiment that is anti-U.S. and anti-Japan, according to the Chens.

    Kai has spent decades protesting pro-Communism efforts and promoting the values espoused by America. A naturalized citizen of the United States, Kai fought Confucius Institutes that cropped up at the beginning of this century. It is a program teaching the language and culture of China that critics say advances the Chinese government’s agenda to falsely influence perceptions of China.

    “I went to Congress and testified,” Kai said. “They terminated their contract because it violated U.S. educational policies, against American employment policies, when they hired teachers.”

    They are established worldwide. There are hundreds in the United States at all levels of education.

    “These are brainwashing … propaganda about reality,” he said. “They do a lot to damage the U.S., weaken this country’s moral underpinnings.”

    In 2009 Kai protested a restaurant in Hollywood called Mao’s Kitchen for their portrait of the former Chinese leader and for “singing Mao’s praises,” Kai said. “I can’t do much, but I can protest,” he said.

    When Kai found that the Nixon Library had a statue of Mao Tse-Tung in its “world leaders’ section, near Winston Churchill, he organized a protest.

    “Mao is worse than Stalin and worse than Hitler, in terms of killing,” Kai said. “How are you educating young kids? When he’s with benign people like Winston Churchill? It’s confusing people.”

    The Chens have strong political opinions, and share them when invited to speak at groups or meetings.

    “Historians agree Mao committed atrocities against the Chinese people,” Kai said. “Reagan had great moral clarity, calling the Soviet Union an ‘evil empire.’ We needed an American president to enunciate moral principles.”

    Among their goals, the Chens hope to affect U.S. policy toward their homeland. They hope to promote “political and moral wisdom in dealing with China.”

    “We are not a country built on money; we are a country built on principles.”

    “We feel obligated to give back,” Kai said. “(The U.S. is) the greatest country in the world. Don’t take it for granted.”

    Fiona recently became a member of Zonta International of SCV. She was sponsored by longtime member Ronnie Erickson. “They are a group concerned about women’s lives. I fit in this category,” Fiona said. “A life with lots of layers.”

    It was a big shift from Canada to living in the U.S. She said the education her children are receiving in the U.S. is more focused on reading and math. She was particularly pleased that her son, David, was chosen to have written two books through the Sulphur Springs School District Young Authors program.

    The Chens said their kids are “making tremendous progress.” Ten-year-old David enjoys activities such as a magic class offered in Newhall, and six-year-old Celina takes piano lessons and plays soccer. Lawrence, 16, is a student at Canyon High School.

    Kai is a four-year resident of Canyon Country and has two grown children, who both played college basketball – one at Yale and one at Brandeis University. Fiona moved here with her children in 2014.

    “People are very friendly and they are trustworthy,” Kai said of the Santa Clarita Valley. “It’s very quiet. There’s a wonderful sense of community.”

  • 陈凯/个人履历 Kai Chen's Curriculum Vitae DateSun Aug 21, 2016 5:53 am

    Free People
    自由的人 (陈凯夫妇)


    Couple Leaves China after Hurdles of Olympic Proportions

    By Martha Michael (Canyon Country Magazine)

    Canyon Country has a lot of colorful characters, but it isn’t often we meet residents on a government blacklist.

    Kai and Fiona Chen can never return to their home country – the People’s Republic of China.

    Fiona is from Shandong Province on the east coast of China, while Kai is from Beijing. Their stories are different, but their union has resulted in a doubly powerful voice against the hidden agenda of government in China.

    Fiona left China on Christmas Eve in 2003 and moved to Canada with her firstborn son, Lawrence. Because her father criticized the Communist Party, Fiona’s family members in China were being persecuted.

    The magazine editor found a job working as a TV reporter in Vancouver, where she used her skills to spread a message to the rest of the world that the image of China coming through propaganda was untruthful. She worked to “expose the evil deeds of Chinese authorities,” who she had seen quashing dissidents and “committing crimes against their own citizens and people in the free world.”

    “I shed tears over Tiananmen,” Fiona said. “Since 1949 more than 80 million people have been killed by the communist regime. I was shocked by that.”

    Fiona’s father was a writer and publicist who had to use a fictional name because of his statements against the government.

    “In China there’s a one child policy,” said the mother of three – Lawrence, 16, David, 10, and Celina, 6. “I didn’t want my kids to live in (Communist Chinese) society.”

    Fiona didn’t know anyone when she moved to Vancouver. Her parents immigrated to Canada two years after she did, where they still live today.

    “When I landed (in Canada) it felt totally different, how people naturally trust each other. There’s a genuine smile on their face. They share their stories—not just to please people.”
    Fiona met Kai in 2007 before the Beijing Olympic Games. She produced a four-episode documentary (“My Way”) about Kai, a former Chinese professional basketball player, who she married in 2014.

    “In one month there were more than 300,000 viewers,” Fiona said. “People were so moved by Kai’s story.”

    She said the Chinese government soon blocked the YouTube upload of her documentary. “It was one professional athlete to stand up,” she said.

    And when Kai Chen stands up, his 6-foot, 7-inch frame is noticed.

    “Once the door opened in China, I was gone,” said Kai, a former professional basketball player for China’s National Team. He left China in 1981.

    Born in Beijing, Kai’s family was caught up in the turmoil of 20th century China. They were involved with the Kuomintang, or KMT, the ruling party in China until 1949, when it moved to Taiwan after being defeated by the Communist Party. Kai’s father and his 9 siblings were separated by the Taiwan Strait. His grandfather stayed in Beijing with Kai’s parents, while his grandmother went to Taiwan with his uncle and other members of his family. His grandparents would never see each other again.

    Because of his family’s ties to Taiwan, Kai and his family were exiled from Beijing to Tonghua in Manchuria. During the Cultural Revolution, young people were sent to the countryside. At age 16, Kai was forced to work at a grain depot, sometimes carrying up to 200 pounds on his shoulders. An avid basketball player, Kai found his passion through expressing himself on the court; later, it’s where he would find his freedom.

    “The Communist Government wanted to use sports to break China’s isolation around the world,” Kai said.

    Kai was chosen at the age of 16 to join a National Athletics program grooming talents for the Chinese National Teams in 1970.

    “Before I knew there was a country called America, America had already saved me,” Kai said. “Because America invented basketball.”

    He first tried to free himself from the national authorities, who were going to send him back to the grain depot in Liuhe after Kai’s Taiwan relatives were revealed. Kai found he could get on a professional team in Guangzhou Military District, so he escaped from Beijing, pretending to go shopping, carrying just a yellow satchel to deter suspicion. With Mao’s inscription, “Serve the People”. “Why?” he asked. “I would be keenly aware of the immorality and corruption in this society. I would be reminded of the falsehood and lies spread by the authorities.”

    Kai was caught and sent back to the grain depot. But he escaped again to a provincial basketball team, and finally joined the Chinese Army for the political benefit to his family. China was in conflict with the Soviet Union at the time. Due to the intense physical labor, repairing dams and military training, Kai developed bleeding ulcers and was on the verge of death. While hospitalized for a month, he made up his mind he would find happiness. He had never in his life known anyone in China that was happy, he said.

    “The biggest revenge for me against this society was to find freedom and happiness for myself,” Kai said to himself.
    Both Kai and Fiona are on the “blacklist” in China.

    Her writing and internet posting through her own company, Liberty Bell Studios, is aimed at introducing American values to those behind the Communist curtain. She forms online groups in order to penetrate fire walls created by the Chinese government to impede citizens of China from gaining access to that information. Kai and Fiona help others find software to break through those firewalls.

    The couple described a group called “50 Cents,” which is a propaganda team of thousands hired by the Communist government. It is made up of young “opinion leaders” who earn 50 cents when they complete an internet post promoting Chinese Communism and government agendas.

    “The (Chinese government) learned from the collapse of the Soviet Union,” Kai said. “They’re better than the Soviet Union at controlling your thoughts. It’s been pretty effective so far.”
    They’re fanning nationalism and sentiment that is anti-U.S. and anti-Japan, according to the Chens.

    Kai has spent decades protesting pro-Communism efforts and promoting the values espoused by America. A naturalized citizen of the United States, Kai fought Confucius Institutes that cropped up at the beginning of this century. It is a program teaching the language and culture of China that critics say advances the Chinese government’s agenda to falsely influence perceptions of China.

    “I went to Congress and testified,” Kai said. “They terminated their contract because it violated U.S. educational policies, against American employment policies, when they hired teachers.”

    They are established worldwide. There are hundreds in the United States at all levels of education.

    “These are brainwashing … propaganda about reality,” he said. “They do a lot to damage the U.S., weaken this country’s moral underpinnings.”

    In 2009 Kai protested a restaurant in Hollywood called Mao’s Kitchen for their portrait of the former Chinese leader and for “singing Mao’s praises,” Kai said. “I can’t do much, but I can protest,” he said.

    When Kai found that the Nixon Library had a statue of Mao Tse-Tung in its “world leaders’ section, near Winston Churchill, he organized a protest.

    “Mao is worse than Stalin and worse than Hitler, in terms of killing,” Kai said. “How are you educating young kids? When he’s with benign people like Winston Churchill? It’s confusing people.”

    The Chens have strong political opinions, and share them when invited to speak at groups or meetings.

    “Historians agree Mao committed atrocities against the Chinese people,” Kai said. “Reagan had great moral clarity, calling the Soviet Union an ‘evil empire.’ We needed an American president to enunciate moral principles.”

    Among their goals, the Chens hope to affect U.S. policy toward their homeland. They hope to promote “political and moral wisdom in dealing with China.”

    “We are not a country built on money; we are a country built on principles.”

    “We feel obligated to give back,” Kai said. “(The U.S. is) the greatest country in the world. Don’t take it for granted.”

    Fiona recently became a member of Zonta International of SCV. She was sponsored by longtime member Ronnie Erickson. “They are a group concerned about women’s lives. I fit in this category,” Fiona said. “A life with lots of layers.”

    It was a big shift from Canada to living in the U.S. She said the education her children are receiving in the U.S. is more focused on reading and math. She was particularly pleased that her son, David, was chosen to have written two books through the Sulphur Springs School District Young Authors program.

    The Chens said their kids are “making tremendous progress.” Ten-year-old David enjoys activities such as a magic class offered in Newhall, and six-year-old Celina takes piano lessons and plays soccer. Lawrence, 16, is a student at Canyon High School.

    Kai is a four-year resident of Canyon Country and has two grown children, who both played college basketball – one at Yale and one at Brandeis University. Fiona moved here with her children in 2014.

    “People are very friendly and they are trustworthy,” Kai said of the Santa Clarita Valley. “It’s very quiet. There’s a wonderful sense of community.”

  • Free People 自由的人 (陈凯夫妇) DateSun Aug 21, 2016 5:19 am
    Topic by fountainheadkc. Forum: 陈凯෹...

    Free People
    自由的人 (陈凯夫妇)


    Couple Leaves China after Hurdles of Olympic Proportions

    By Martha Michael (Canyon Country Magazine)

    Canyon Country has a lot of colorful characters, but it isn’t often we meet residents on a government blacklist.

    Kai and Fiona Chen can never return to their home country – the People’s Republic of China.

    Fiona is from Shandong Province on the east coast of China, while Kai is from Beijing. Their stories are different, but their union has resulted in a doubly powerful voice against the hidden agenda of government in China.

    Fiona left China on Christmas Eve in 2003 and moved to Canada with her firstborn son, Lawrence. Because her father criticized the Communist Party, Fiona’s family members in China were being persecuted.

    The magazine editor found a job working as a TV reporter in Vancouver, where she used her skills to spread a message to the rest of the world that the image of China coming through propaganda was untruthful. She worked to “expose the evil deeds of Chinese authorities,” who she had seen quashing dissidents and “committing crimes against their own citizens and people in the free world.”

    “I shed tears over Tiananmen,” Fiona said. “Since 1949 more than 80 million people have been killed by the communist regime. I was shocked by that.”

    Fiona’s father was a writer and publicist who had to use a fictional name because of his statements against the government.

    “In China there’s a one child policy,” said the mother of three – Lawrence, 16, David, 10, and Celina, 6. “I didn’t want my kids to live in (Communist Chinese) society.”

    Fiona didn’t know anyone when she moved to Vancouver. Her parents immigrated to Canada two years after she did, where they still live today.

    “When I landed (in Canada) it felt totally different, how people naturally trust each other. There’s a genuine smile on their face. They share their stories—not just to please people.”
    Fiona met Kai in 2007 before the Beijing Olympic Games. She produced a four-episode documentary (“My Way”) about Kai, a former Chinese professional basketball player, who she married in 2014.

    “In one month there were more than 300,000 viewers,” Fiona said. “People were so moved by Kai’s story.”

    She said the Chinese government soon blocked the YouTube upload of her documentary. “It was one professional athlete to stand up,” she said.

    And when Kai Chen stands up, his 6-foot, 7-inch frame is noticed.

    “Once the door opened in China, I was gone,” said Kai, a former professional basketball player for China’s National Team. He left China in 1981.

    Born in Beijing, Kai’s family was caught up in the turmoil of 20th century China. They were involved with the Kuomintang, or KMT, the ruling party in China until 1949, when it moved to Taiwan after being defeated by the Communist Party. Kai’s father and his 9 siblings were separated by the Taiwan Strait. His grandfather stayed in Beijing with Kai’s parents, while his grandmother went to Taiwan with his uncle and other members of his family. His grandparents would never see each other again.

    Because of his family’s ties to Taiwan, Kai and his family were exiled from Beijing to Tonghua in Manchuria. During the Cultural Revolution, young people were sent to the countryside. At age 16, Kai was forced to work at a grain depot, sometimes carrying up to 200 pounds on his shoulders. An avid basketball player, Kai found his passion through expressing himself on the court; later, it’s where he would find his freedom.

    “The Communist Government wanted to use sports to break China’s isolation around the world,” Kai said.

    Kai was chosen at the age of 16 to join a National Athletics program grooming talents for the Chinese National Teams in 1970.

    “Before I knew there was a country called America, America had already saved me,” Kai said. “Because America invented basketball.”

    He first tried to free himself from the national authorities, who were going to send him back to the grain depot in Liuhe after Kai’s Taiwan relatives were revealed. Kai found he could get on a professional team in Guangzhou Military District, so he escaped from Beijing, pretending to go shopping, carrying just a yellow satchel to deter suspicion. With Mao’s inscription, “Serve the People”. “Why?” he asked. “I would be keenly aware of the immorality and corruption in this society. I would be reminded of the falsehood and lies spread by the authorities.”

    Kai was caught and sent back to the grain depot. But he escaped again to a provincial basketball team, and finally joined the Chinese Army for the political benefit to his family. China was in conflict with the Soviet Union at the time. Due to the intense physical labor, repairing dams and military training, Kai developed bleeding ulcers and was on the verge of death. While hospitalized for a month, he made up his mind he would find happiness. He had never in his life known anyone in China that was happy, he said.

    “The biggest revenge for me against this society was to find freedom and happiness for myself,” Kai said to himself.
    Both Kai and Fiona are on the “blacklist” in China.

    Her writing and internet posting through her own company, Liberty Bell Studios, is aimed at introducing American values to those behind the Communist curtain. She forms online groups in order to penetrate fire walls created by the Chinese government to impede citizens of China from gaining access to that information. Kai and Fiona help others find software to break through those firewalls.

    The couple described a group called “50 Cents,” which is a propaganda team of thousands hired by the Communist government. It is made up of young “opinion leaders” who earn 50 cents when they complete an internet post promoting Chinese Communism and government agendas.

    “The (Chinese government) learned from the collapse of the Soviet Union,” Kai said. “They’re better than the Soviet Union at controlling your thoughts. It’s been pretty effective so far.”
    They’re fanning nationalism and sentiment that is anti-U.S. and anti-Japan, according to the Chens.

    Kai has spent decades protesting pro-Communism efforts and promoting the values espoused by America. A naturalized citizen of the United States, Kai fought Confucius Institutes that cropped up at the beginning of this century. It is a program teaching the language and culture of China that critics say advances the Chinese government’s agenda to falsely influence perceptions of China.

    “I went to Congress and testified,” Kai said. “They terminated their contract because it violated U.S. educational policies, against American employment policies, when they hired teachers.”

    They are established worldwide. There are hundreds in the United States at all levels of education.

    “These are brainwashing … propaganda about reality,” he said. “They do a lot to damage the U.S., weaken this country’s moral underpinnings.”

    In 2009 Kai protested a restaurant in Hollywood called Mao’s Kitchen for their portrait of the former Chinese leader and for “singing Mao’s praises,” Kai said. “I can’t do much, but I can protest,” he said.

    When Kai found that the Nixon Library had a statue of Mao Tse-Tung in its “world leaders’ section, near Winston Churchill, he organized a protest.

    “Mao is worse than Stalin and worse than Hitler, in terms of killing,” Kai said. “How are you educating young kids? When he’s with benign people like Winston Churchill? It’s confusing people.”

    The Chens have strong political opinions, and share them when invited to speak at groups or meetings.

    “Historians agree Mao committed atrocities against the Chinese people,” Kai said. “Reagan had great moral clarity, calling the Soviet Union an ‘evil empire.’ We needed an American president to enunciate moral principles.”

    Among their goals, the Chens hope to affect U.S. policy toward their homeland. They hope to promote “political and moral wisdom in dealing with China.”

    “We are not a country built on money; we are a country built on principles.”

    “We feel obligated to give back,” Kai said. “(The U.S. is) the greatest country in the world. Don’t take it for granted.”

    Fiona recently became a member of Zonta International of SCV. She was sponsored by longtime member Ronnie Erickson. “They are a group concerned about women’s lives. I fit in this category,” Fiona said. “A life with lots of layers.”

    It was a big shift from Canada to living in the U.S. She said the education her children are receiving in the U.S. is more focused on reading and math. She was particularly pleased that her son, David, was chosen to have written two books through the Sulphur Springs School District Young Authors program.

    The Chens said their kids are “making tremendous progress.” Ten-year-old David enjoys activities such as a magic class offered in Newhall, and six-year-old Celina takes piano lessons and plays soccer. Lawrence, 16, is a student at Canyon High School.

    Kai is a four-year resident of Canyon Country and has two grown children, who both played college basketball – one at Yale and one at Brandeis University. Fiona moved here with her children in 2014.

    “People are very friendly and they are trustworthy,” Kai said of the Santa Clarita Valley. “It’s very quiet. There’s a wonderful sense of community.”

  • Topic by fountainheadkc. Forum: 陈凯෹...

    曾遭抗议 洛杉矶“毛厨房”因租赁纠纷关闭
    Mao's Kitchen Closed


    2008年,前中国国家男子篮球队队员陈凯在“毛厨房”前抗议。(RFA)

    【大纪元2016年07月09日讯】近日,位于洛杉矶Melrose购物街的“毛厨房”(Mao’s Kitchen)悄悄关闭。这家中餐馆因以中共前党魁毛泽东命名,多年来不止一次遭到反共人权人士的抗议,抗议毛的形象和符号所代表的专制和独裁在腐蚀美国民主自由价值观。如今,该店由于租赁纠纷而在几周前被迫搬走。

    据其网站声明,该餐馆于6月16日关闭,除非能续约或找到新地点才会重新开张。

    这家以“毛”命名的中餐馆,里面都是以毛时代的语录和标语做装修,还播放样板戏。店老板李雁忠1992年自中国北京移民来美国。他于2006年在Melrose大道开了这间“毛厨房”。

    前中国国家男子篮球队队员陈凯在2008年抗议该餐馆时表示“毛厨房”就相当于希特勒的烧烤和斯大林的宴会。以毛命名餐厅这是一种崇魔心态。

    他说:“它(中共)现在最阴险的是存在你的头脑里面、是在你的良知里面、是在你的灵魂里面消灭你这种(自由的)火花。消灭你能够鉴别真假、鉴别是非、鉴别对错、鉴别好坏这样一种能力。”◇

    责任编辑:方平

  • Topic by fountainheadkc. Forum: 陈凯෹...

    郭永丰:我终于找到中共专政的合法性所在了
    Why China Remains Despotic

    www.kaichenblog.blogspot.com

    陈凯一语:
    Kai Chen's Words:

    美国的立国者们清楚地懂得: 美国的宪法与立国原则只是写给那些有基督信仰的、有个体道德操守的自由人的。 美国的联邦宪政绝不是那些毫无基督精神与个体美德的“宦奴娼”的。 我希望每一个自称“中国人”的人懂得这一个真实。 只有对真实的追求才能使你自由。

    America's founders understood clearly: American Constitution and her founding principles are written and established only for those with faith in God/Goodness, for those with Christian values and individual virtues. America's system and freedom can never be applied/achieved by those virtue-less, faithless "eunuslawhores". I only hope those so called "Chinese" understand this point/truth. Only truth shall set you free.

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    (博讯北京时间2016年1月03日 来稿)

    按照中共早期对中国人民的承诺,中共在掌握中国这个江山之后,就应该逐步还权还政于民,但中共根本没有这样做,而是倒行逆施,虽然煽动愚民和暴民打倒了国民党蒋介石的专制政权,却复制了一个共产党毛泽东专制的政权,直到毛泽东的死亡,经过内部的血雨腥风的残酷斗争,才建立了今天的所谓集体领导的中共红色权贵家天下的专制政权,严格说这依旧还是非法的,因为仍旧没有兑现当初他们向中国人民的承诺。他们所制定的宪法依旧完全架空,核心内容关键条文根本没有落实。比如公民对所有官权的强力监督权,公民自由集会、结社、出版、言论、信仰等的权利被彻底剥夺干净,完全开放式的多党竞争执政政体的建立,等等。

    按照国际惯例,尤其联合国宪章和人权公约,中共国虽然也是联合国的常务理事国之一,但其本国政府却严重违背联合国宪章及其人权公约的有关条款,严重侵犯本国公民权利,比如大肆抓捕打压公民对于法定权利的合法争取,让众多公民和律师罹患牢狱之灾。

    如此说来,中共红色权贵一代接一代地对中国十四亿人民的轮番统治与压榨,就根本没有任何合法性可言。这只能充分说明,中共政权其实就是强盗政权,是这个世界上最大的黑社会组织的统治。这是因为,其所采用全部手段,就是用国家暴力机器强权蒙蔽人民,愚昧欺骗人民,利益收买人民,暴力威慑人民。这固然是没有丝毫合法性可言的。人民在大面积觉醒之后,就应该勇于参与对抗如此完全强盗化的流氓政权,这应是符合天道人心的。

    只是中国绝大多数人被蒙蔽愚昧,确实都是愚昧无知的,极少数觉醒的,被收买打压,也彻底分化瓦解了,果真还豁然展现在世人面前的,其实就是为数极少的几个人极为孤独孤单地叫阵而已,这是没有任何实质意义的。而且这种叫阵即便呼喊一万年,都没有丝毫成效的。

    这是因为大众都在沉睡中,而我行我素,甚至非常习惯中共的这种谎言与暴力的统治,非常心安理得,极为舒泰安然的。所以很多人,一旦看到这种叫阵,就狠狠地说,任何反党反政府反社会的行为,都是人渣行为,这是无神论与拜偶像者的统一观点,也是绝大多数脑残基督徒的观点。因为在这个国家,人人都是谈政治色变,好民不与官斗的。

    只有当自己利益明显被侵犯时才会疯狂地,甚至还是歇斯底里地叫嚣,极少数人才会逐步清醒,比如被拆迁户,下岗职工,被冤假错案的一些人等等,即便是这类人中,绝大多数也是不关心政治的,只是关心自己的切身利益。谁如果给他们讲政治,他们也都会很反感。如此说来,反抗中共强盗政权,在中国土壤上,几乎没有丝毫的动力,这才是它存在的最大合法性所在。

    原来是无神论者时,作为喝狼奶长大的笔者,实际也是这样逐步清醒演变过来的。我也是被明显侵权后才迅速觉醒,走向这个暴政的对立面的。这也是我作为无神论者的浅显认识和观点。我当时再找不到中共合法性统治的任何凭据了。

    如今作为基督徒,而且非常虔诚,就从神学方面谈谈中共的合法性所在了。首先我询问上帝,为何不拣选在地上掌握权柄的人做自己的门徒?比如耶稣被罪人钉死然后复活,复活之后只是拣选非常积弱的平民做其门徒,结果一个个地都被杀害了。如果直接拣选凯撒,不是就没这回事了吗?为此我还极端愚昧无知的为今日的中共掌权者祈祷,祈求神拣选习近平等人,才慢慢有所清醒过来。尤其当读了以下经文,才完全豁然开朗了。

    使徒行传12:那时,希律王下手苦害教会中几个人。用刀杀了约翰的哥哥雅各。他见犹太人喜欢这事,又去捉拿彼得。那时正是除酵的日子。

    希律拿了彼得,收在监里,交付四班兵丁看守,每班四个人,意思要在逾越节后把他提出来,当着百姓办他。于是彼得被囚在监里;教会却为他切切的祷告神。希律将要提他出来的前一夜,彼得被两条铁链锁着,睡在两个兵丁当中;看守的人也在门外看守。

    忽然,有主的一个使者站在旁边,屋里有光照耀,天使拍彼得的肋旁,拍醒了他,说:「快快起来!」那铁链就从他手上脱落下来。天使对他说:“束上带子,穿上鞋。”他就那样做。天使又说:“披上外衣,跟着我来”。彼得就出来跟着他,不知道天使所做是真的,只当见了异象。过了第一层第二层监牢,就来到临街的铁门,那门自己开了。他们出来,走过一条街,天使便离开他去了。

    彼得醒悟过来,说:“我现在真知道主差遣他的使者,救我脱离希律的手和犹太百姓一切所盼望的。”想了一想,就往那称呼马可的约翰、他母亲马利亚家去,在那里有好些人聚集祷告。

    彼得敲外门,有一个使女,名叫罗大,出来探听。听见是彼得的声音,就欢喜的顾不得开门,跑进去告诉众人说:“彼得站在门外”。他们说:“你是疯了!”使女极力的说:“真是他!”他们说:“必是他的天使!”。彼得不住的敲门。他们开了门,看见他,就甚惊奇。

    彼得摆手,不要他们作声,就告诉他们主怎样领他出监;又说:“你们把这事告诉雅各和众弟兄。”于是出去,往别处去了。到了天亮,兵丁扰乱得很,不知道彼得往那里去了。

    希律找他,找不着,就审问看守的人,吩咐把他们拉去杀了。后来希律离开犹太,下该撒利亚去,住在那里。

    希律恼怒推罗、西顿的人。他们那一带地方是从王的地土得粮,因此就托了王的内侍臣伯拉斯都的情,一心来求和。希律在所定的日子,穿上朝服,坐在位上,对他们讲论一番。百姓喊着说:“这是神的声音,不是人的声音。”希律不归荣耀给神,所以主的使者立刻罚他,他被虫所咬,气就绝了。神的道日见兴旺,越发广传。

    神造人,给人绝对的自由意志,神绝不会干预任何人的自由意志。人有选择做坏人好人或者坏事好事的绝对权力,当然,按照神的道,谨守遵行,必定蒙福,顽梗悖逆,肯定遭诅咒陷患难。在此神拣选希律王说了神的话,但他不信神,即便说了或者做了神所喜悦的事情,他肯定不会归荣耀给神,而是一定认为是自己非常了不起,只会荣耀自己。所以,任何顽梗悖逆的人,神可以使用其做点好事,说点好话,但未必能完全拣选得了,确实一丝不苟按照神的旨意运行的。比如只是为了荣耀神的名,始终认为自己只是神的器皿。

    希律王做不到,古罗马的历届凯撒大帝都不可能做得到,在君王时代的以色列国,历朝历代的君王,有的能,或做到一点点,但有的还是完全做不到,也便只有不断被掳做亡国奴的份。

    神只能按照自己的判断,拣选一些人掌权执政,比如对摩西的拣选,这是因为摩西是当时以色列人中最谦和的。神之所以拣选扫罗和大卫做以色列人的王,按照神的大计划,唯有他们两人才是最合适的。

    神掌管万有万物,天地万物由祂立定,人类皆由祂缔造。祂是最清楚人心的善变与趋利的。所以,今日的中共之所以执政,且拣选习近平上台,也是有着神的大计划用意的。当然,未必这个政权就是神最喜悦的。

    尤其当人类犯罪之后,神把人类赶出伊甸园,要苦待罪人,必须只有汗流浃背,劳苦一生,且地上长满荆棘和蒺藜。在这种苦待之下,只是希望人类能悔改,但人类不但不思悔改,越发背离神远行了。所以就发怒灭绝多次,比如蛾摩拉与所多玛的被灭绝,大洪水的发生,但挪亚的后代还是犯罪,只好从万人中拣选亚伯拉罕及其以色列民族,严格说还是彻底失败的。最后只好派自己的独生子耶稣来被罪人钉死,为整个人类的罪做赎罪的神羔羊。

    即便这样,信的人也很有限,顽梗悖逆的人类仍旧遭遇上帝直接的管教。比如当以色列国从君王时代结束后就进入了完全被掳的亡国奴时代,并且大批量的人被分散在列国,因为以色列的君王和人民都背叛了上帝。上帝只好兴起古巴比伦大肆杀戮辖制以色列民,当古巴比伦帝国作恶太盛以致以色列民忍受不了向上帝呼求时,上帝便兴起古罗马的人彻底灭绝了古巴比伦帝国。当耶稣来后基督徒大肆遭遇古罗马帝国的迫害时,上帝便只有发瘟疫彻底把该帝国灭绝了。于是便又兴起有点信仰的阿拉伯帝国,由于阿拉伯帝国的作恶太盛,上帝干脆兴起在中国北方游牧且长得极为彪悍的蒙古人,直到后来拿破仑帝国纳粹希特勒的兴起,尤其希特勒的纳粹队伍专门扑杀犹太人,以及苏联中国等沦为共产主义国家等等。这一系列邪恶政权的兴起无一不是上帝亲手的作为,但谁又会全部明白上帝的苦口婆心与真实用意呢?以笔者之见只有那些非常虔诚且始终如一谨守遵行上帝道的人才知晓。

    中国之所以出现所谓的红太阳伟大领袖毛泽东,严格说还是中国人民自己的选择。如果中国大众不是全部愚昧无知完全背离神,共产主义即便到了中国也绝不会扎下深根来,这就正如共产主义在欧洲大陆产生却没有丝毫生存与发展的空间。

    一百年前中国人只是看到民主社会表面的制度躯壳好处,却没有看到这就是上帝对大面积清教徒兴起的欧美各国的恩典,便千方百计想法设法只是引进这种制度躯壳结果事与愿违,当袁世凯死后本来匪性很浓的中国便进入军阀割据与混战的时期,孙中山也禁不住叹息简直比清朝末年更邪恶极致败坏到无底洞。严格说无数先烈流血流汗付出巨大代价换来的今日社会,虽然不尽理想但一定远比清朝末年强多了,这一定还是要求进步与发展的无数先烈和正义者拼命争取的结果,无论何时何地我们都要对这样一批人表示由衷的感谢和赞扬,尤其对于兴起这样一批人的上帝存有永恒的感恩之情。

    感谢上帝让我自小就没有学会跟风追逐任何名人,直到今天我依旧对于人云亦云追名逐利的人嗤之以鼻。在无神论与拜偶像者充斥的中国多出产这类愚民,随波逐流趋名追星尤其被任何魔王指挥疯狂劲舞,文革就是毛魔王煽动愚民疯狂癫舞的人妖颠倒的魔兽社会,直到今天这种遗毒仍旧甚嚣尘上极为猖獗。

    虽然很多人都在反共匪专制,却从来不从自己的匪性开始彻底根除,凡是匪性很强的人都最容易对他人过敏,稍感不适便穷追猛打竭尽之能事猛烈攻击,其争强好斗性可谓天下第一无人能敌,义和团文革等上纲上线煽动暴民运动手法绝不可少,尤其权力越大掌握资源越多的人其危害性最大,所以有人说宁愿意用一个人品较好的庸人,绝不用人品极差但知识和能力都超强的人才,因为这类人除了干坏事还是干坏事,即便干丁点好事也是为了干最大坏事做准备,成就属于社会性的任何大好事一定都是成事不足败事有余的,其真正的才能就是颠倒黑白破坏社会正常秩序,只是为了自己的邪情私欲与私心杂念猖獗横行。

    按照人的标准人们无法识别谁才是真正的好人,人们便以自己为正确标准评判任何他人,凡是对自己有益或者比较要好的人就一定是好人,凡是与自己没丝毫关系的人都是普通大众,凡是曾经现在或将来对自己有害的人都是敌人,耶和华说人所行的在自己眼中都看为正,唯有自己正确时任何相反不用的意见都是与自己过不去,封建王朝社会便将任何只要诋毁悖逆王的任何人赶尽杀绝,其实对于人类来说此时对自己好的人未必一直都好,此时坏的人未必永远都是势不两立绝不相容的,随着年岁增加阅历丰富见识增长所谓好人与坏人不断变化的,以此说来按照自己的评判标准看待人确实是严重错误的,唯有拿自有永有的造物主的标准判断衡量人才是最为准确的。

    任何人都需要成长且不断教化的,从只字不识到学贯中西学富五车,如此说来好人与坏人其实也是教育的产物,近朱者赤近墨者黑乃是千古不变的真理,如果被撒旦邪灵操控就一定是邪恶的,如果一直在上帝道的荫蔽下就一定是永恒正确的,虽然好人对于坏人来说就是坏人,无论何时何地特别邪恶的坏人都只是极少数,特别的好人也只是极少数,不好不坏的才占有绝大多数,因为人都是罪人连一个义人也没有,所以耶稣来到人间作为赎罪的神羔羊被罪人钉死,凡是信祂名的人便白白被赎罪得恩典而称义。

    严格说对于罪人来说没有好人与坏人的区别,因为根都是坏的,只是因为条件和机会不同坏的程度不同而已,有贼心没贼胆的,有贼心贼胆却没有贼条件与贼机会的,有贼心贼胆也有贼条件和贼机会的,当今官场所有官权的腐败全部都是这样的,这便使官场成为名副其实的超级大贼窝,虽然有的官员贪污很多搞得女人很多杀的人也很多,这种恶果只能说明作为有贼心的人处境和待遇不同罢了。无论谁坐在毛泽东位上都会那样作恶多端肆无忌惮,甚至一些人可能要远比毛泽东更为穷凶极恶,也许一些人没有毛泽东那么特别的恶,只要号称无神论者由于其才能和知识的不同,其作恶手段一定都是一贯的千篇一律的。作为同样是王的大卫王所罗门王就恶不到哪里去,因为大卫王只是奸淫人妇把其夫也杀掉了,上帝对他的报应就是自己的亲生儿子强奸自己的亲生女儿,且子子相互杀戮甚至为了早日当皇帝自己最痛爱的儿子诛杀自己。

    如今上帝要兴起中国,必须拣选一大批完全合乎祂心意的正直良善的才俊来牵头引领,绝不是根本都不认识祂和祂道的任何人,为此上帝拣选并使用笔者在此不断大声疾呼,究竟都是哪些人要做上帝所拣选的高贵器皿和精兵,你们都做好准备了吗?你们都已经充分认识耶稣基督的真理和爱了吗?如果还没有那就请抓紧时间尽快认识神吧,以便在大面积兴起的中华大地上不但不拉任何人的后腿,甚至还是特别优秀才力极为发达强劲的聪明睿智的领路人。在如此东风劲吹之下,其实眼下被无神论的西方媒体和无神论者所鼓吹的,只是宪政民主的躯壳,这实在算不得什么,纯粹就是误人子弟,甚至一文不值还是倒行逆施的,因为一百年前的中国早就这样走了,实践检验根本走不到真民主社会里去,神要在中华大地掌握绝对的王权需要的是虔诚的基督徒,任何非基督徒都很刚愎自我也不会轻易在神面前全面认罪彻底悔改,在人面前更不容易有错就改还能大方道歉认错的。

    其实笔者本人原来也一文不值纯粹就是狗屁,如今被上帝拣选使用才成为神的卑微器皿,我的价值因上帝的拣选使用而变得无比金贵,没有上帝拣选我其实啥也不是,果真在体制内当官也是名副其实的大窃贼,直到作为上帝仆人的今天,我才看到上帝造的任何人都极为金贵,哪些鳏寡孤独老弱病残行乞羸弱者,尤其做最苦最累最脏活儿且收入极低微的人们,他们才是上帝最喜爱并要着重怜悯的人群,才是值得这个弯曲悖逆时代的正直良善人重点关怀的对象,中国人的良心正在蓬勃四起全面复苏发展,对任何强权的肆虐与暴行开始说不的时候到了,人们勇敢站出来说真话且据理力争讲事实摆道理,大义凛然浩然正气不畏任何强权和暴行,光明磊落坦坦荡荡勇敢为任何冤假错案鼓与呼,这其实才是上帝所喜悦的。

    但所有凡是从事社会公义的人们必须认识主耶稣,做圣洁清纯高尚的属于神的完全的精兵和门徒,否则也是特别忌邪的神所厌恶的,根本做不了站在越来越多人群前面的领袖人物,只能跟在后面做个小兵喽啰或者跟屁虫,这对于远大抱负和理想的人可能就是侮辱觉得自己太吃亏了,所以这些人必须只有努力才能做上帝最喜悦的杰出人才,只要全面经得起神检验就一定也经得起人检验,经不起神检验的人无论如何诡诈行骗还是会被大众轻易识破的,最终只能落个身败名裂万念俱灭自取灭亡和毁灭。

    如此说来,中共执政的合法性主要有两点,第一绝大多数民众的愚昧无知,第二所有民主维权人士如同共匪官权的无神论与拜偶像者的非常浓厚强烈的匪性情结难以彻底根除,因而便组建不了任何纯洁良善的浩荡正义之师的队伍出来,切实有能力和实力撼动得了中共专制基础的。

    对于中共专政,任何邪恶的办法都是绝不可能胜过的,因为它已经邪恶至极,达到人类的最顶峰,乃是登峰造极的。如果你仍旧学习共匪,以暴制暴以牙还压,就完全共匪的套路来打倒共匪,你就太天真幼稚愚蠢滑稽自不量力可笑到极点了。果真要胜过共匪的专制,唯有抢救所有失丧的扭曲了的完全变态的人心,只有当人心用耶稣基督的真理和爱切实武装起来,全面矫正好,这个国家才是最有希望的,完全可以轻易得救的。

    严格说,宪政民主制度是上帝对那些完全彻底顺服自己旨意的人们的恩典与奖赏,这种宝贝只有大面积的人信靠主耶稣时才能够容易得到,虽然有匪性很强的一些国家也实行这种制度的,那是因为在民主大国的挟持下做成的。比如印度的民主就是大英帝国殖民的结果,日本的民主就是美国长期驻军的结果,伊拉克阿富汗的民主大家都最清楚不过了。这种实例无需我一而再再而三地继续一一详尽列举下去了。

    交流信箱:1c

    2016年1月2日 [博讯来稿] (博讯 boxun.com)

  • Topic by fountainheadkc. Forum: 陈凯෹...

    韩尚笑:崇古与中共(启蒙系列)

    (博讯北京时间2015年10月30日 来稿)


    中国之所以是今天的中国,与崇古有很大的关系。毛泽东是这方面的代表,他不仅崇古,更复旧。狡诈的是,他的崇古,以破旧立新的形式,即所谓的 “破字当头,立在其中。”

    其实,“破” 他做到了,把中国、中国的文化和传统,破坏得很彻底,却没 “立”成。“立” 是要建立毛氏皇权。“新”的实质仍是旧,是更旧,只是以毛氏的新形式而已。

    毛的破,是要破除表面上阻碍他复旧的一切形式和框框。复旧,也并不是要复中国的仁义礼智信的旧传统,而是他称王称霸的旧梦。旧的发黄,黄的变霉。可以说,他是世界上极为少有的,没有半点儿西方思想的独裁者。他的这种旧,旧的是那么的彻底,彻底的完全没救。这是他一切罪恶的原始动机,越来越一发而不可收。

    遗憾的是,迄今为止,人们只看到了毛破坏中国的传统和文化,却未能找出他所有破坏的“能源"和“能量“,竟是百分之百地来自中国的古代遗多而非现代文明。换句话说,是中国的古代传统文化造就了毛的畸型怪胎,而这一怪胎又最大化了中国古代文化中最糟粕最阴暗的部分。

    在这方面,我感觉到了专家学者们为了保护自己文化传统的良苦用心,尽量把毛的邪恶与传统文化的“胎教”进行切割。其实,这无助于问题的解决。因为,这是方法论关健的切入点,也是求同思维与求异思维的根本区别。

    可悲的是,毛身边所有的人,包括不少的专家学者,个个觉得雄霸一方,人中豪杰,却都失之毫厘。所以,只能像走马灯一般,你方唱罢我登场。可刚一登场,姿势还未摆好,就被毛一脚踹下而蹬腿。如此往复,不停地死。死了也没搞明白。幸运的,弄个平反,再搞个回忆录。中国,才真的竟无一人是男儿,均未昭雪,包括习近平!

    一般说,崇古复旧是要有点儿鬼才的。比如毛泽东,両笔字,几首诗,几段词,没啥儿大才,倒有点儿甩头,可以唬一阵子。也常常能懵到点子上。无论是才高八斗,还是情深似海,都会懵一阵子。才不足斗量的人就不是懵一阵子,而是懵一辈子,甚至拖累了几辈子。

    反观习近平,大家都知道,他想效仿毛泽东,好好享用一回霸王餐。很想让别人信服他,知道他读的多,懂的多,却又拿不出东西来。弄个学习小组吧,没多少人上后面跟,因为学习小组自己还跟不上,还常出错,也常遭删贴。想想看,不累吗?有人说,一个傻子提出的问题,一万个聪明人也解答不了。别说,在中国,真的挺邪?

    你说是工农兵学员吧?连高考都未参加过,有点儿拿不出手。说是博士学位吧?又有点儿哪壶不开提哪壶?今天拿下的贪官,有几个不是博士?看看担任孔子和平奖协会主席的博士,难道还不明白?中国的博士,山寨的多,没读(毒)的少!

    所以,只能哂书,不是古今中外,中间少两个字,只有两边的古和外。明眼人一看,就知是老外。因为,背上几句古话,什么论,什么语,不是每个人一下子就能听懂的,对不?写下来能懂的多吗?大家都挺忙的,有多少人有闲心像毛泽东那样,整天像蛆一样在古书里爬?

    外国名著,不像古典,一说大家容易傻,尤其是西方文学。一不留神就容易哂露了马脚,成了傻大家:时代的约束和语言能力的束缚,此其一。其二,很少有饱读西方英美文学的人,对中国古典感兴趣。反之亦然,对中国古典文学有浓厚兴趣的人,很难对西方有激情。耳濡与目染,熊掌和鱼肉。习近平的中西方的文学修养,是罕见的嗜好,还是时下的通吃?

    中共是个矛盾体。它本来是欧洲幽灵的附体,却大摇大摆地盗用中国的名义。面对外侮,它君子动口不动手,原地踏步出了义勇军进行曲。它把苏俄的红色荒谬,高分贝地喊出了黄河大合唱。它把“老祖宗留下的”天安城楼,血染后再抛给共产主义。

    崇古,本身没有问题。有问题的是,凡事一和中共沾边儿,就丧失了原味。 [博讯来稿] (博讯 boxun.com)

  • From jef0202@gmail.com:

    You are so right, Kai. America is synonymous with Liberty, not power nor wealth. Power and wealth are a consequence of America's rights and values.

    America today is like a good family with a fine, exceptional really, home. But their heater is not working, the ducts are clogged, the house gets cold, the heater makes funny noises and upsets the family. They know repairmen but in spite of their assurances, they don't seem able to fix the heater. Then the family hears about this fabulous heater repairman. He has a reputation for fixing heaters expertly. So they hire him to come fix their problem. He arrives, talks a really long time of his heater's fixed, his successes, promises to fix theirs pronto. Then he goes to work, with a lot of noise, a lot of loud talking, and a number of trips to his truck. It's not pretty but he does appear to get the heater working and with a lot of fanfare and activity, gets the ducts cleared out. But he's tracked mud into the house, knocked over some precious items, scared the children with his bombast, and totally upset their homelife in short order, and done some serious damage. And to get at some of the ductwork he's broken some of the structure supporting the roof. While in the kitchen,he leans on the open refrigerator door and bends it. Spoiled food is later discovered. You get the idea... The heater system gets fixed, after a fashion, just as he bragged about so much, but the rest of his time in their wonderful house is a DISASTER. The family's sorry they ever heard of the guy! That heater repairman had no respect for their home, for their family life, just narrowly thought of himself as the heater expert, the hero. That's not enough.

  • Topic by fountainheadkc. Forum: 陈凯෹...

    陈凯-论川普的价值虚无
    Kai Chen on Trump's Rise


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk6NLeiYT4g

    Kai Chen on Trump's Rise: 8/21/15

    "Power without moral compass is the most dangerous and destructive force that dooms mankind. Maybe "Lord of the Ring" can inspire you with my point." --- Kai Chen


    ----------------------------------------------------

    Trump's rise does not inspire me. It alarms me.

    As Rubio maintains: "America is great and has been great. " America's greatness is not defined by her power alone. America is great because it is good with a principled foundation - Human liberty and freedom. America is great not because of the stats or strength. America is great because of her values and meaningful existence.

    It is not what Trump said that bothers me. It is what he always and consistently does not say: Despite his hugging the flag and wanting to 'make America great again", he fails thoroughly to understand and articulate what America stands for and what being an American means. Liberty/freedom has been lacking entirely in his speech. Trump wants power and power alone. He thinks only power defines America, not values. He believes "might makes right", not other way around.

    Alarmingly, many Americans identify themselves with Trump's view of world and America. This is where dictatorship arises and endangers everyone's life and liberty. At the best, Trump is a nationalist, not a Conservative for liberty and freedom in society. At worst, Trump is trying to make enemies (he mixed China with Japan, not differentiate despotism and democracy) domestically and internationally. In Trump's world, like in most liberals' view, there is no right and wrong, truth and falsehood, good and evil. There is only power by strength/guns. Mao maintains the same world view. That is why I left China to look for a place with true values. I came to America. I fully understand in a gun/power dominated society, what a human being can become - zombies via a process of zombification by the government.

    Indeed, America has never been perfect. Yet America has always been great, for America is the only country in the world guided not by tradition, language, religion, territory, etc.... America is guided by the eternal values/principles of mankind, manifested in the "Declaration of Independence" and "American Constitution with the Bill of Rights". America has always been under the guidance of divine moral compass, striving toward light and hope.

    This is why I identify myself as an America since I was born. Only I was born in the wrong place. Trump can never represent me or America. I'd rather have Cruz, Carson, Rubio, Fiorina..., for they understand what America stands for and what being an American is all about.

  • 自由精神啟蒙系列之一

    自由的曙光

    Dawn of Liberty


    自1886年10月28日,每天清晨,紐約港口的自由女神像都會迎來埃利斯島的第一縷霞光。她頭戴冠冕,身著古羅馬長袍,左手緊抱《美國獨立宣言》,右手高擎長達12米的火炬。在花崗巖構築的神像基座上,鐫刻著美國女詩人埃瑪·娜莎羅其的一首的詩:

    將那些疲乏的,貧困的擠在一起渴望自由呼吸的人們
    將那些熙熙攘攘的岸上被遺棄的不幸的人們
    將那些無家可歸飽經風霜的人們
    一齊送給我
    我站在金門口
    高舉自由的火把

    自1892到1954年,自由女神像見證了1,200萬人通過紐約埃利斯島進入了美國。

    縱觀人類歷史,美國,一個才成立不到250年的國家,擁有世界最先進的科學技術,最雄厚的經濟實體,最強大的軍事力量,吸引著世界最具創造力的人才。直到今天,仍有從專制國家的人們不惜付出生命的代價,來到美國,追求自由。作為世界自由的燈塔,她的自由的源頭是什麼?是什麼力量塑造了她?讓我們追尋五月花號清教徒拓荒者的腳步,來破譯美國自由和偉大的DNA.

    1620年9月,一艘名叫“五月花號”的木帆船,載著一百零一名英國移民從英國出發,橫渡大西洋,駛往北美洲今天的普利茅斯馬薩諸塞灣。這批移民以受迫害的英國清教徒為主。他們放棄歐洲富裕的生活,來到荒涼的北美,目的就是要實現清教徒的理想:建設一個理想國,一個沒有宗教迫害,一個沒有君主專制、沒有腐敗的民治共同體,把上帝的福音傳到每一個角落。在船靠岸之前,這批清教徒們以他們先前在英國教堂裏采用的社會契約為樣本,在粗糙羊皮紙上起草了《五月花號公約》。

    陳凱:就在這三四句話裏面,兩次提到上帝。我們在信仰上帝的基點上建立一個共同的政治體,這個政治體我們將來可以慢慢形成政府,可以真正地形成一個政治上可以自理的社會。

    這份著名的文件同時被稱為是「美國精神的出生證明」。

    人類歷史上,無數的權力更替,都是通過暴力與權術完成,而這只能標示人類墮落的深度。而契約建立了約束、制衡和保護,人與人之間除過基於暴力的殺戮、征服和奴役之外,又多了一個選擇,這就是基於契約的合作。

    陳凱:人們用《五月花號公約》建立一個人和人之間的基本關系的協約,這個協約是建築在我們對上帝的承諾。當我們說了話之後,不是槍桿子來指著我,或者多數的人來壓迫我,讓我實行我所說的話,而是我對上帝的信念,讓自動地對我所承諾的事情,對我所說的話,負責任。這個就是一個契約社會和一個法制社會最基點的東西。

    在王權與神權並行統治的時代,《五月花號公約》所體現出的依法管理、民眾自治理念,不僅樹立了“美國精神”,也標榜了文明尺度和國家道德,成了世界的“光與鹽”。

    1775年4月19日,萊克星敦打響了美國獨立戰爭第一槍。整個戰爭歷時7年11個月,擁有最先進武器,最強大軍事力量的日不落大英帝國,最終被由農夫,工匠,小商業者組成的誌願兵所擊敗。

    1776年7月4日,第二次大陸會議在費城通過了《獨立宣言》,正式宣布美國13個殖民地脫離英國獨立。

    《獨立宣言》:
    在人類事務的發展過程中,當一群人們必須解除其和另一群人們之間的政治聯繫,並依照自然法則和上帝的意旨在世界政治試題中獲得獨立和平等的地位時,出於對人類輿論的尊重,這一群人們應當把導致他們獨立的原因予以宣布。

    我們認為以下這些真實是自我驗證的:所有人因被神(上帝)所創而平等。上帝賦予他們若幹不可剝奪的權利,其中包括生命、自由和追求幸福的權利。為了保障這些權利,人們才在他們之間建立政府。 這個政府的合法權力,是由被施法者們的同意而産生的。 當任何形式的政府,對這些目標(保障人的天賦權利)產生破壞作用時,人們便應用神賦予的權利予以改變或廢除,建立新的政府。 新政府的建立與組織必須基於所提的原則,以使所管理的人們得到最大程度的安全和幸福。 為了慎重起見,成立許久的政府是不應當由於微小與暫時的原因而草率更換。 歷史曾一再向我們驗證,人寧可遭受苦難也不願為了原則更換已經習慣了的政府。 但當政府用極端的專制暴政無視人的尊嚴強取豪奪,人們就不但有權利也有義務推翻這樣的政府而為他們未來的安全建立新的保障。

    記載了五十六名簽署獨立宣言的人當中,有五十二名是基督徒。即便那些不上教會的建國之父也持有基督信仰的世界觀。當十三個殖民地聯合聲明脫離英國的時候,美國的國父們小心翼翼地擘畫著一套基督教政治哲學:一套根植於聖經式的理解,即神乃造物者、神賦予人類權利與義務,以及受到監管的政府的真正含義。

    陳凱:其他社會裏面,所有社會的建立,有的是因為地域,有的是因為宗教,有的是因為語言,有的是因為膚色,有的是因為文化。在美國,是第一個相信,人可以不要國王,不要皇帝,不要宗教領袖們,就可以自己管理自己事務的這樣一個世界上獨一無二的,而且世界上首先建立的這樣一個社會。

    陳凱:美國的《獨立宣言》可以一直沿襲到希臘社會的整個對人類哲學討論, 人究竟是什麼,人是否追求幸福,人是否追求自由, 選舉的必要性,洛克,他是英國社會,還包括很多歐洲的哲學家們,提到的通過合同而建立的政府,人性本身是戰爭還是和平,都是非常深遠的一些討論, 焦距在美國的《獨立宣言》裏面。

    陳凱:這個獨立不止是美國獨立於英國,不止是自由獨立於專制,同時也是每個個體獨立於政府。一個社會如果不是建築在個體獨立上而去談國家的獨立,這個社會肯定是專制社會。

    陳凱:一個聯邦憲政的社會,他們不相信,我們必須通過強權去建立一個社會,他相信我們必須依賴這樣永恒的價值,依賴每個人心中的良知,去建立一個正向的有創造力的有希望的社會。

    自由鐘獨立制作
    2015年7月

  • Topic by fountainheadkc. Forum: 陈凯෹...

    胥志义:公有制是奴隶制的翻版
    Public Ownership = Slavery


    (博讯北京时间2015年6月05日 来稿)

    (1)私有制是一种自然秩序
    (2)公有制是奴隶制的翻版
    (3)共产主义运动是一场灾难

    一,私有制是一种自然秩序

    私有制不是那个人或某种理论制造出来的,而是天然的。比如一个人以种田或打猎为生计,获得的粮食或猎物归自已所有,此即为私有制。以自已的劳动谋求自已的生存和发展,没有什么比这更自然的了。这里有两种私有,劳动的私有(失去人身自由权比如奴隶的劳动便不为私有)和劳动成果的私有。

    为求更高生产效率,获得更多生产成果,人使用生产工具,比如农具、猎枪、以至复杂的机器。这既是个人发展的需要,也是社会生产进步的体现,这些生产工具(资料)是个人把本可用于消费的财富用于生产,自然也归个人所有。生产工具即为资本,现代资本可以形成机器化集约化生产,大幅提高生产效率,因而也是财富生成的原因之一。所以私有制有两层含意,A,生产成果私有。B,劳动(包括技术)和资本私有。生产成果是由劳动和资本创造出来的,成果私有是建立在劳动资本私有的前提下,劳动资本私有则决定生产成果私有。两者是因果关系。所以私有制具有天然的合理性。

    生产活动有个体活动和组织活动两种,个体活动自已进行生产自已获得生产成果当然是私有制,天然合理。但有些产品和服务,需要集体进行生产,集体进行投入,所得成果为这个集体所有同样是私有制,因为集体所有就是集体私有。生产成果要在集体当中进行分配。这种内部分配可能不公,却只是组织内部的问题,如果组织生产的成果不为这个组织所有,即为这个组织私有,而归“公共”或“社会”所有(此即公有制),显然不合理。所以,即便因集约化生产可以提高生产效率,现代工业生产多为组织化的企业生产,生产成果归这个企业私有,并在投入这一企业中的劳动资本技术之间进行分配,同样具有合理性。

    因为自已的投入(劳动资本技术)而获得生产成果,构成一种自然的社会分配秩序。私有财产不容侵犯,所依据的是这一财产是由你的劳动资本技术创造出来的。我们常说不取无义之财,无义之财就是别人投入创造出来的成果而被你占有。财富由谁的投入创造出来的,正是确定财富归谁所有的依据。没有私有,便没有什么正义不正义,也就没有了社会的基本秩序。所以私有财产不容侵犯,不是先有法律规定,而是来自一种自然的认识。私有是一种自然法则和自然秩序。

    私有又是一种自然的生产发展秩序。人们之所以投入劳动资本技术,是建立在这种投入取得的生产成果能够为自已所有的预期之上,如果自已投入劳动资本技术,成果却归别人所有(比如奴隶的劳动成果归奴隶主所有),或者归“公有”、“大家所有”,个人便不会很情愿的投入,社会生产和发展的动力便消失。这种社会仍可能有生产和发展,但必须依靠暴力强制或欺骗(比如为了理想为了国家等等的精神宣传)去维持和推动,社会生产就失去自我发展机制。

    私有还是交易和交易秩序的基础,当社会生产分工实现专业化生产,可大幅提高生产效率时,必然出现交易。交易建立的基础是交易产品或服务的私有,没有私有,就没有产品或服务的处置权,当然就没有交易,公有制不可能产生市场和交易。交易的公平在于双方能够自由的不受胁迫的讨价还价。而私有既是个人自由的前提,又是讨价还价的动力,买卖双方的自由和相互制约,是交易秩序的基础。

    什么叫剥削与掠夺?正是对私有的侵犯。如果自已已经付出,成果却不能得到或不能完全得到,此即为自已受到剥削与掠夺,由此引起人们的反抗。反对剥削与掠夺,正是出于对私有的捍卫,使人的投入与所得成果之间的因果关系更准确的体现出来,而不是消灭私有制。社会不公平,正是私有的自然分配规则受到破坏。人民之所以去革命,工人之所以去罢工,是因为他们受到剥削与掠夺。如果这种革命或反抗,不是为了捍卫自已的私有,而是去消灭私有制,或者说为了自已的私有去消灭他人的私有,革命和反抗就不但会演变为对他人的掠夺和犯罪。还会消灭你自已私有的权利。消灭他人的私有,同时也是在消灭你的私有,那革命或反抗有何意义?说消灭私有制能消灭剥削,在逻辑上说不通。所以,社会进步的体现是私有制的完善,而不是消灭私有制。

    私有是社会秩序,生产秩序,市场秩序的基础,是人类这个自组织自我发展,自我均衡机制的体现。它已成为了人类的一个自然而然的共识。毁灭这一共识,即毁灭了社会和社会发展的自然秩序。封建皇帝虽然号称“普天之下,莫非王土,率土之滨,莫非王臣”,力图把普天下每个人的私有转变为皇帝所有,那只是为他横征暴敛提供理由,在微观上仍不敢毁灭私有制。除了朝廷的征收之外,他还要保护私有财产,防止社会失序。同样,北欧的社会主义者力主公平,也只能在二次分配中实行平均主义。在社会的主要分配即一次分配中,仍必须遵照私有的原则,决不能用权力在一次分配的微观经济活动中实行平均主义而消灭私有。否则,不但社会发展的动力将会消失。而且还会带来社会秩序的混乱。

    任何对社会的改造,只能是对社会秩序的修补和完善,而不能颠覆基本的社会秩序,私有制正是这样一个基本的社会秩序。消灭私有制破坏这一基本的秩序,给社会带来深重灾难。

    二,公有制是奴隶制的翻版

    奴隶制当然是私有制,但它是通过剥夺奴隶人身自由权而剥夺奴隶的劳动私有,进而剥夺奴隶的劳动成果私有。奴隶制的典型特征,是通过消灭奴隶的私有来达到奴隶主的私有。农奴与受雇于地主的雇农不同,雇农独立自由,是以出卖自已劳动来换取收入的人,劳动为自已私有,收入由自已劳动所得。也许地主剥削了雇农,雇农并未得到与他劳动相适应的收入,但那是私有与私有之间的利益纠葛,而不是一种私有对另一种私有的消灭,何况他们之间还是有协议,如果雇农认为工钱不合理,是可以另找雇主的。有无人身自由权利,是雇农与农奴的根本区别。

    有人研究美国的奴隶制度,说有很多奴隶实际上生活不错,但这并不说明奴隶制度好。奴隶也可能获得一些收入,这取决于奴隶主的恩赐。一个奴隶主拥有很多奴隶,形成组织生产,如果他管理得好,这个组织生产的财富很多,奴隶主又出于各种动机(比如调动奴隶的劳动积极性),给予奴隶比较好的生活待遇,使这个奴隶看上去甚至比一个在社会上混得不好的独立劳动者(即劳动私有者)生活更好,我们能不能说他不是奴隶?不能。因为人身权这一政治权利,是个人的劳动自已私有的保证,奴隶获得的生产成果不是用属于自已私有的劳动换来的(一定要得到,此即为私有),而是奴隶主的随意。可以给你,也可以不给你。即便某个奴隶主把生产成果全部分给奴隶,他也只是基于某种道德意识。奴隶制因奴隶失去人身自由,失去劳动的私有,天然就是一种剥削和压迫性制度。

    公有制是在消灭私有制的基础上形成的。表面上它只是消灭生产资料私有,实际上它通过行政权力,把所有生产成果收归“公共”或“国家”所有。所以也实际上消灭了劳动和技术的私有。因为当个人或生产组织不能直接获得生产成果,拥有这种生产成果的所有权时,劳动或技术的私有就变得无意义。不用说那些必须实行组织化生产,资本投入是国家的企业,即“公有制”企业生产的产品并不归这个企业私有,而要归“公共”或“国家”所有;即便是中国的农民和服务行业人员,本是个体生产,自已劳动自已获得劳动成果,政府也通过强制力实行行政化的集体生产,其根本目的,也是把生产成果收归“公共”或“国家”所有。然后国家通过权力再对这些生产成果进行分配。个人所得并不是因个人的投入(包括劳动技术资本)而直接获得生产成果(这些成果都被国家收去了),而完全取决于国家的分配权力。权力可以给你,也可以不给你,可以给你多,也可以给你少。从而消灭了微观上的私有制。

    社会主义否定资本对财富生成的作用,要实行按劳分配。但个人创造的生产成果归个人私有,组织创造的生产成果归组织私有,才是真正的按劳分配。生产成果一归国家所有,按劳分配反而无法实现。因为多劳多得,少劳少得,用劳动成果来衡量,是最为直接和准确了。个人劳动成果个人所得,两个人的劳动不同,所得成果不同,正是按劳分配。同样,两个生产组织由于管理不同效率不同,导致成果不同,按成果来决定两个组织的收入,也是按劳分配。国家把生产成果收归国有,个人或组织并不拥有生产成果的所有权,即生产成果的私有,如何是按劳分配?其实,社会主义没有按劳分配,国家给你的那一点与他人略有差别的钱,只是为了维持你的基本生计,是对你的一种恩赐。即便国家经济发展了,国家给予个人的恩赐更多,也不是你的劳动挣来的。公有制通过截断实际投入与成果之间的逻辑联系,使国家(实际上是官员)获得分配权力的垄断。

    以自已的投入获得生产成果,是私有制社会最基本的分配秩序,公有制与奴隶制都颠覆了这一基本秩序。那末,公有制与奴隶制有那些同与不同?

    A,同样是消灭生产成果的生产者个人私有,不过公有制是官员以国家名义掌握生产成果,奴隶制是奴隶主个人掌握生产成果。

    B,同样存在剥削与压迫,不过公有制是国家的剥削与压迫(必然会演变为官员的剥削与压迫),奴隶制是奴隶主个人的剥削与压迫。

    C,同样需要通过强制管理来推动生产,不过公有制多了些为了集体,为了国家等等的欺骗口号,奴隶主则更难找到精神上鼓励的方法,更多使用暴力。

    D,人民与奴隶同样可以获得一些收入,同样不是因劳动技术资本投入获得收入(私有制),而是一种恩赐,不过公有制是国家恩赐,奴隶制是奴隶主恩赐。

    E,对人民和奴隶的剥削与压迫程度,同样取决于一种道德水平,不过公有制不但取决于官员的道德水平,也与政治制度有关,奴隶制则只与奴隶主个人的道德水平相关。

    F,人民与奴隶同样失去自由创业,自由择业,自由迁徙的权利,这种自由是反抗剥削与压迫,最基本最起码的手段,不过公有制是通过国家管理的形式,如户籍,编制,不允许私有经济存在,以及运用计划和消灭市场等等来限制自由,奴隶制则是通过对奴隶人身权的占有来消灭自由。奴隶制下的奴隶,只能为奴隶主劳动,公有制下的人民,也只能为国家而劳动。

    显然,公有制与奴隶制虽然在制度上,主体上,方法上,主观目的上有所不同,但都是通过消灭生产成果的个人私有,形成剥削压迫个人的实际结果。公有制是奴隶制的翻版。

    私有制的发展与健全,正是对私有的捍卫过程。劳动资本技术私有,和生产成果私有,表现为个人经济权利,捍卫私有,既捍卫个人经济权利,又是一个增进个人政治权利的过程。奴隶追求自由,是为了获得劳动私有的经济权利,私有制比奴隶制是一个进步。工人组织工会,要求有抗议罢工的政治权利,既是对资本家剥削的反抗,也是对自已私有的捍卫。市场是自由的载体,扩展市场,就是扩展自由,能够自由的用脚投票,正是反抗压迫剥削,走向公正平等,保护自已私有最有效的手段。所以,个人政治权利的增进过程,正是私有制的完善过程。

    但在专制制度下,私有仍受到国家权力侵害,民众追求民主权利,正是反抗国家权力对社会个体私有的侵犯。专制统治者(比如皇帝)通过国家权力对社会个体的掠夺,在民主的大潮之下,正成为过街老鼠,人人喊打。这时,社会主义与公有制理论出现,虽然这种理论的出现是出于消除私有制中某种不公正(如资本家对工人的剥削)的目的,却因为消灭私有制这种方法会带来国家的剥削与掠夺,而且是更具有欺骗性的剥削与掠夺,很快被专制者所利用。专制者天然喜欢公有制。以前的皇帝要加税,还会带来横征暴敛的骂名,现在好了,公有制把社会个体生产的成果全部收归国有,专制统治者剥削与掠夺老百姓,用不着加税,甚至可以取消税收,因为社会所有生产成果都是国家的,也即是管理这个国家的官员可支配的。还需要什么税收?所以,既是专制,又是公有制的社会,比既是专制,又是私有制的社会,存在更严重的剥削与压迫。因为私有对专制权力构成一种遏制。从私有制到公有制,等于是从私有制倒退回奴隶制。

    三,共产主义运动是一场灾难

    共产主义顾名思义是“共产”,你的是我的,我的也是你的,没有了财产的界限。共产主义与平均主义不同,平均主义是指人只要付出了,就要获得一样的收入,即结果上的平均。当官的,搞技术搞管理的,做工的,扫地的,都要获得一样收入,并无高低贵贱之分,但仍承认私有,即个人付出的私有和个人所得的私有,只是对付出差别导致收入差别之间的逻辑联系不认同,凭什么一个高级外科医生,比一个种地的,要多那么多的收入?共产主义则不承认私有。不管是收入高的,还是收入低的,那些收入都不是你的,是可以“共产”的。平均主义可能窒息社会发展活力,却不会产生社会秩序混乱。而没有了私有,则社会大乱。

    没有对私有的尊重,革命和抢劫便是家常便饭。社会的主流不是创造财富,而是争夺财富。剥夺地主是革命,剥夺资本家是革命,文化大革命随便抄家也是革命。现在政府强征农民的土地,强拆老百姓的房子难道不是财富抢劫,怎么是经济发展?当财富没有界线,可以“共产”时,这样的社会没有一个人有安全感。穷人可以剥夺富人,富人也可去掠夺穷人,因为穷人的财产也不是私有的,只是看谁的力量大。穷人人多,一旦由共产主义的理念组织起来,富人遭殃。而富人如果有钱又有势,或用钱买势,穷人遭殃。同样,政府力量最强大,如果它不是保护私有财产而去掠夺私有财产,当它需要你的房子时,你的房子便不是你的了。说共产主义是“幽灵”(共产党宣言),特别的形象,这一幽灵通过颠覆人类发展以来,所建立起来的私有的自然法则,挑动起人性中抢劫的邪恶一面,“共产”允许抢劫,“共产”本身就是抢劫,那社会还能有秩序?

    共产主义不仅消灭实际中的私有,还在理念上要消灭自私。按照共产主义的理论,实现共产主义有两个条件,一是社会产品的极大丰富,二是人们思想觉悟的极大提高,即不自私。而这两个条件都是无法实现的。社会产品绝不会丰富到可以实行“按需分配”。因为社会是发展的,新的“高端”产品或服务不断出现。这些产品或服务在刚出现时,总要有人消费,但又数量有限而不可能人人可以同时消费。即便某种产品消费大众化了,即这种产品极大丰富了,新的“高端”产品又会出现。所以社会永远实行不了“按需分配”。只有用私有的逻辑进行分配,才是唯一公正的分配方法。而自私是私有的意识基础。

    我们批判自私,是把实现自私的不正当手段,比如暴力、欺诈等等当成是自私,或由自私带来的。其实自私是人类社会发展的动力,如果人类不自私,为何去认识自然,改造自然,去发展生产,创造财富?自私不仅是社会发展的动力,还是一种社会均衡机制。在人与人相互交往日趋密切的社会,自私与自私的相互制衡,可以形成基本的社会秩序。一个人的自私便是对另一个人自私的遏制。消费者的商品选择是消费者的自私,同时也是对生产者自私的遏制。工人的企业选择是出于工人的自私,同时也是对资本家自私的遏制。专制体制下民众对统治者的反抗是民众的自私,同时也是对统治者作恶的遏制。我很怀疑那些叫别人“斗私批修”的权贵,目的是为自已剥削压迫他人而不被他人反抗进行洗脑。你不自私了,我的自私才能实现。如果自私不能得到保护,暴力欺诈等等才会畅行无阻,因为暴力欺诈等等正是对他人自私的侵犯。所以,我们可以也需要谴责实现自私的不正当手段如暴力强制,却不能谴责自私。批判自私,则毁灭了社会均衡机制,一定会或者说已经(在那些实行了共产主义初级阶段社会主义的国家)给社会带来深重灾难。

    当然,牺性自已的自私,救助他人于困苦之中,是人的一种美好道德,是善,我们可以宣传,可以鼓励,可以宏扬,但不能强迫,更不等于我们可以去批判和消灭自私的理念,因为自私是维系社会基本秩序的基础。它确实可能产生恶,但同时也是对恶的遏制。

    马克思认为共产主义是一个“自由人的联合体”,但没有私有,便没有自由。自由是个体独立性的体现,财产个体所有,行为个体决定,思想个体思考,正是自由的具体内容。财产私有即非公有,首先是个人独立性最重要的体现。你的财产你自已都不能支配处置,甚至被侵犯,那还有什么自由?经济自由是个人自由的重要内容。同时,公有制的生产带来社会的组织化,组织化实行计划管理,要求行动一致,必然侵害个人的行为自由,组织化还要求思想一致,可能甚至必然发展到侵害思想自由。公有制消灭市场,而市场是自由的载体,没有市场,个人的自由便失去实现的途径。所以公有制不仅带来个人经济自由的丢失,而且由于其体制性的作用,还会带来个人其它自由的丢失。

    社会主义的实践已经证明,公有制毁灭自由。实现公有制的国家无一不是把社会变成了一个国家级别的组织。这一组织既是生产组织,又是行政组织,甚至还是军事组织。不单经济活动,而且文化活动,社会活动都纳入国家管理。每一个人都依附于组织之中,做一个锣丝钉,生产由计划决定,工作由组织安排,收入由官员确定,行为由领导指挥。在这样的体制下,几乎所有的个人行为包括思想都置于国家领导和指挥之下。社会被消灭,个人成奴隶,何来独立性,何来自由?显然,公有制与自由是不相容,甚至是相悖的,共产主义怎么可能是一个“自由人的联合体”?

    共产主义不但是乌托邦,而且其实施过程就是一场灾难。 [博讯来稿] (博讯 boxun.com)

  • Topic by fountainheadkc. Forum: 陈凯෹...

    锺国平:用个人主义埋葬集体主义精神和爱国主义

    (博讯北京时间2015年5月08日 转载)

    转自,徐文立邮件:“个人权利及国家利益的冲突与抉择探讨系列”(3)

    若问个人主义与集体主义究竟是什么?恐怕不会有太多人能答得出来,但如果问如何评价个人主义与集体主义及爱国主义,许多人会倾向于认为个人主义就是浅薄的自私自利主义,而集体主义、爱国主义才是真高尚的道德情操,这种看法一点也不奇怪,因为个人主义产生于西方,而至今未能引进到东方文化中来,所以对个人主义的理解总是充满了误解,而这个理解本身也同时带有很强的集体主义或爱国主义的色彩。

    真正的个人主义是什么?个人主义是欧洲启蒙运动时期所倡导的、作为反叛当时以罗马天主教为代表的神权至上的价值观而提倡的人权至上的价值观。

    伍德(Wood, EM 1972, p6) 将"个人主义"定义为“一种道德价值观、政治哲学、意识形态或者说一种社会愿景,它强调:从道德体系上评价,个体的人才是真正重要的。” 个人主义者倡导个人通过努力去实现自己的目标和愿望,并以个人的独立性与自我依靠为基本原则,同时,个人主义者拒绝任何来自外界的,包括社会或任何机构(如政府),对自己的个人利益(利益指权利与财产――笔者注)的干涉。个人主义的基本观点是"个人是为自由而战的人类事业中的核心"(Brown LS 1993)。故而,个人主义概念本身就已经包含了自由主义的哲学思想,即,个人主义就是追求“个人的自由权利及自我实现的权利"(Wood, EM, 1972, p6-7),是自由主义的基础与内核。

    美国是人类第一个、也是迄今唯一一个以个人主义为核心价值观而立国的国家。用美国独立宣言的话说就是,每个人天生就有"追求自由及幸福的权利"。美国学者Craig Biddle (Biddle C, 2012) 指出,"在政治上,个人主义是美国建国者们在当时意欲解决的最实质性的问题。。。那就是,一片自由的土地,一个特别的社会,它拥有一个只做一件事并将它做好的政府,这件事就是:平等地保护每个个人的权利。。。 为达成这一目的,美国将组建一个由立法会,法院,警察和军队,以及对于保护个人权利来说必须设置的其他部门和机构组成的政府,这将是一个符合期望的和尊重人权的政府。”

    关于个人如何对待集体利益(包括团体、民族与国家)的问题,个人主义认为,一个人参与社会活动的目的是为了增进他自己的权益或追求自己的幸福,或者至少是要求有这样做的权利,而不承担将社会利益纳入自己的个人追求之中的义务(这并非说个人主义者是不择手段的利己主义者)。个人主义者从来不赞成为了"更高尚更宏大的社会事业"而牺牲自己的利益。相反地,集体主义却要求个人为集体的荣誉与事业而奉献自己的利益乃至生命。

    哈耶克(Hayek, F.A., 1994, pp. 17, 37-48) 就在其著作《通往奴役之路》一书中指出:个人主义经常地要么被极权主义(totalitarianism)要么被集体主义作为对立的价值观而指责。在中国,个人主义者被描绘成自私自利、损人利己的小人。依据此逻辑,美国国父们全都是小人,出卖了英国,尤其富兰克林当上了英奸,串通法国,分裂了英国,破坏了英国的国家主权。相信集体主义的中国人尤其应当批判托马斯?潘恩,他叛逃英国,到美国没多久便写了《论常识》,发行之广已达到人手一册的程度,号召大家起来推翻英国统治。这本书鼓励了许许多多人起来向英国宣战。中国人按照自己的集体主义价值观怎么能理解这个人不是英奸而是英雄呢!

    那么,集体主义是什么呢?MBA百科【注1】的“主导价值观”词条是这样描述集体主义的:“当我们在协调个人与社会关系时,集体主义的价值取向应当是社会共同利益。当国家利益、团体利益、个人利益发生矛盾时,应当把社会主义国家利益放在第一位,个人、团体要自觉服从国家利益。这是现阶段集体主义价值观的最高境界和最高要求。” 国内学者王海明(2004,P1)引述斯蒂芬?R?C?黑科斯的话说“集体主义是与个人主义相反的理论,它认为社会集体比组成它们的个人更重要,个人有义务为了集体的利益而自我牺牲,不管这些集体是阶级、种族、部落、家庭还是民族。” 在这里我们看到,集体主义所谈的集体小至家庭,大至国家,都包括在里面。而集体主义将利益的重要性按照集体的级别与大小排序,越大者利益排序越靠前,而利益的大小则看集体所涉及的地理范围,范围越广,利益越大,因此在所有排序中,"国家利益排到最前面,成为最高利益",而个人的利益排到了最末位。也就是说,在一个这样的国家,个人永远是利益受损者,其利益根本无法得到保障。

    关于爱国问题,有人提出质疑:前苏联抗击纳粹德国算不算爱国?中国抗击日本军国主义侵略算不算爱国?港英时代反抗英国殖民主义(等于同时支持中共接管香港)算不算爱国,现在香港反对中共专制(刚好与港英时代对立起来)算不算爱国?

    在此特别回答一下,爱国主义是一种价值观,具有相对稳定的定义,在特定环境下,其判断标准是一致的,不会变来变去。以上这些问题并不能简单地用算不算爱国来归类,这种政治事件中包含非常复杂的各种关系,是国与国之间的利益较量。而爱国主义是个人与国家之间的利益对比。因此对于以上事件,不能用爱国与否来描述,只能用形容词,诸如正义、道德、人性等等来衡量。特别需要注明的一点是:爱国主义作为价值观,它不是形容词,不能当作形容词那样给任何事情贴标签,尤其不能替代"正义"等形容词用在任何想象中的事件上,否则就会出现"港英时代支持中共叫爱国,中共统治时代反中共叫爱国"这样的不合逻辑的命题来。

    爱国主义在中国就是以集体主义的面目出F在中人面前的,它属于集体主义中的最大利益方,因此成为"神圣不可侵犯的"集体。所以,爱国主义倡导者明_要求公民家奉I,K大力宣Pu家"奚生命者",更有甚者,爱国主义被列入宪法,成为每个公民必须履行的责任。王海明(2004,P2)表示,"遵守集体主义原则而自我牺牲的最终净余额是利,是利益总量的增加,符合『最大利益净余额』的道德终极标准"。所以,从终级原则上说,集体主义就是以"个人的牺牲"为最崇高境界的爱国主义,这种牺牲包括个人的利益乃至生命。

    据此,在国家利益面前,只要是"利益总量增加",公民就必须牺牲。牺牲成为了个体的生命价值与意义,有时更美其名曰"留取丹心照汗青"。在集体主义社会中,个人的生命与财产并不真正属于自己,而是属于集体,小至家庭,大至国家,就是不归自己所有,换句话说,个人,无论是财产还是生命,首先是服务于国家利益的工具和手段。对于一个个体的生命,只要是有利于国家利益的总量增加,那么个人就应该付出哪怕是生命的代价。而个体本身的待遇呢?自愿牺牲者,得到一张奖状、一枚奖章或少量金钱补贴;不愿牺牲的,国家必采取强制手段迫使个体作出牺牲。例如强制堕胎,哪怕活婴生下来了,也要将其弄死,30多年来,过亿的性命还未出世便因为"利益总量增加"的目标而夭折;饥荒年代的1958-1961年,哪怕全村人被饿死,也不允许出门乞讨,如此几千万生命一文不值地冤死,而与此同时,国家正运着粮食分文不收地送给阿尔巴尼亚,以增加国家的"利益总量";成百上千万的家庭被强拆,千万人流离失所,成为访民,结果是:访民为了"利益总量的增加"而被劳教、坐监、甚至致残、致死;以爱国为名,几百万"志愿"军被送进朝鲜,冻死、战死无数,一个黄继光邱少云的故事就打发了所有受伤受难的家庭;无数个聂树斌的生命作为活体备用器官用以挽救领导人、有钱人和社会名流们的苟且之命而不知所踪,这也增加了"利益总量"??????

    从个人主义观点看,这是极为卑劣的以"柔性教育"为名剥夺公民权利乃至生命的欺骗术。它在"实施教育和概念推广"的时候,都是用西装革履、美女鲜花、儿童笑脸来掩盖血淋淋的"强制措施"、"暴力逼迫"、甚至是残忍杀戮。从根本上,这样一个"神圣不可侵犯的利益方"――国家,对个人生命采取了极端漠视的态度,根本不理会个体的呼喊与哀嚎,缺乏最起码的人道精神。

    在这个"主权至上"的神圣不可侵犯的国家,在这个严厉斥责"人权至上"、故意将"个人主义"污蔑为自私自利、损人利己的利己主义"的国家,这样的爱国主义还将断送多少无辜性命才够满足"国家利益"的胃口呢?爱国主义、集体主义一旦与政权相结合,就变得极其卑鄙无耻和猥琐不堪。正如英国启蒙运动时期著名文人萨米尔?约翰逊所指出的那样:"爱国主义是骗子们的最后的避难所。"

    在这样的国家,法定的利益排序已经明白无误地告诉我们:个人的利益排在最后,个人的利益受国家侵蚀根本就是国家法律的一部分。请问:在这样的背景下,纵使有过亿维权案件,你能呼吁几件?维权成功的案例能够有几例?或者,维权能够解决个人生命财产没有安全保障的问题吗?类似这样的问题无法穷尽,但是答案只有一个,那就是,在集体主义的天下,我们无法正常生存,更不用谈自由与尊严。

    与集体主义的奉献牺牲要求相反,人的本性通常是利己的而不是甘愿自我牺牲的,这是人的本能。这一点,哈佛大学一位教授在给几百名学生上大课时,就做过一个现场调查,发现真正具有利他主义心态和价值观的,仅有一位女同学,该课程的视频可以在优酷的哈佛大学公开课里看到。那么在集体主义横行的中国,个人如何面对利己心态与集体主义所要求的自我牺牲呢?

    西方学者普遍认为,集体主义盛行于高语境社会(即,表面的文字表达并非真实含义,真实含义必须结合沟通过程中的身体语言、说话者背景、不成文的习俗等等因素进行综合分析和判断――笔者注),如东欧国家、伊斯兰教国家、印度、中国、日本等东方国家。这种高语境的本质和我们熟知的"表面一套,背地一套"是一脉相承的。这就是处理个人利益与集体利益之间的矛盾的方法:在口头上,说的比唱的还好听,在背后拉关系走后门,使尽全部招数让他人充当"国家利益"的炮灰。而同时,每个人在表面上严肃地表态"甘愿牺牲",结果,那些没后门没能量的,就成了淘汰品、集体主义的"祭品"、案板上的鱼肉。所谓"人吃人"的社会不就是这样来的吗?

    例如高喊要与日本决战的人,没有谁真会上战场,他们要么年纪大了或不足,要么体格不够入伍或者有关系避免入伍。然而在这样的爱国舆论影响下,只要中共一声令下,他人就上去送命了,去打一场根本不可能赢的"战争",牺牲者统统化为一个一个的数字,供人作舆论消费。这样的集体很和谐,一个一个都是义正辞严的、坚定的爱国者,都发誓要为集体利益献身,反战者即使不被抓,也一定被舆论骂个狗血喷头。于是,和谐的国家,只听到鼓掌喝彩声,真是好一幅同心协力的共产主义捍卫者的完美画面。

    就此,读者可以对比一下:面对战争,个人主义者究竟是如何表现的:

    有人会说,英国、美国、法国历史上,那么多有钱有地位又有事业的个人主义者,不惜牺牲自己而亲自上战场,这不是与个人主义所说的"不牺牲自己的利益"相矛盾吗?而相反,集体主义者们,在喊尽了爱国口号宣誓效忠祖国的人,临到战争来临,却总是将他人送上战场。这又怎么解释?

    关于个人主义者冒死上战场的情况,的确,美国宪法起草者中,绝大部分都是扛着枪亲自上战场的人,他们是独立战争的幸存者。这里,笔者需要做一个澄清:这些幸存者在打仗时仍然还是英国人,至少不被英国当作"美国人",因此,在英国看来,他们就是分裂分子。如果失败,他们将性命、财产全无,这才是"不自由毋宁死"的真实含义。

    不过,无论国家身份如何,参与自由抗争的英国、美国、法国人都将争取自由看作是自己个人的事业,追求的是自己的个人价值。这与大多数中国民运人士为了这个国家、这个民族而争取更好的、更进步的社会制度的心态是不一样的。前者是为追求自己的幸福而冒死抗争,后者是为了"他人"、为了"社会进步"而抗争,基本上没有生命之虞(最近30多年很少有死刑判例)。

    正因为目的不同、风险程度不同,所以,抗争手段也不同。世界民主宪政的历史告诉我们:以"不自由毋宁死"的气概去争取自由的个人主义者们,他们考虑的是个人的利益,在自由被剥夺的时候,他们看到的是自己的权利受到侵害,自己的尊严被践踏,因此,他们不以"国家、民族"为重,不是在为国家为集体献身,他们是在以生命捍卫自己的利益――尊严及自由。所以他们没有"顾及国家、民族利益"的心理负担,他们要将自己的尊严与自由放在首位。若为此牺牲,那是为了捍卫自己的自由与尊严而不是为了国家民族而牺牲,他们对于我们日常认为的"伤害国家、民族利益"没有任何负罪感,因为用生命博尊严本身就超越了任何其他的价值。

    例如美国在独立宣言出台的时候,他们失败的风险是很高的,因为英国海军乃世界霸主,所向披靡,而宣布独立的所有人中,只有华盛顿一人带过1000多人的部队与装备极原始的印第安人打过仗。如果不是后来争取到了法国的金钱、军队以及法国的盟友西班牙的海军的支持,使法西舰队联合阻击英国海军,外加法国出钱出陆军在美国本土主导战争,这场独立战争根本不可能打赢,他们的下场可想而知。

    这就是个人主义者的人生态度:个人的自由与尊严才是神圣不可侵犯的,必须用生命去捍卫,而国家、民族利益必须排在个人之后。历史之所以成就了他们,不是因为集体、爱国主义的所谓"大义"将他们凝聚在一起,而是个人主义者们为了捍卫自己的权利与生命尊严而进行无间合作,并且既然已经背水一战,他们自然不在乎"出卖国家"利益,所以对于分裂国家之类的问题连考虑也不会。

    中国民主奋斗史却不同:如果你为了"国家民族"的政治进步而战,你会将国家民族作为至高无上的崇拜对象,绝对不会让国家民族在你争取自由的事业中受到任何伤害,即使你的目标根本无法实现。实际上,中国民主人士的这种态度决定了,国家、民族是否进步的目标与民主人士的个人没有直接的利害关系,个人已经为了国家、民族牺牲了自己的个人利益了,因此,民主人士这时"站在第三方立场"上,很超然、很"中立"地"权衡"国家利益与国家、民族进步事业之间的关系,最终,几乎所有的民主人士都在权衡之后,将焦点放在"国家利益"上,因为"国家、民族利益"是"神圣不可侵犯"的,更因为自己基本不会有性命之忧(当然不排除受皮肉之苦等磨难)。正因为这样的观念,许多中国人对于孙中山当年依靠日本、俄国等国的帮助才夺取政权感到羞愧,许多追求民主的人士尽量回避评价孙中山的这段经历。

    多数中国民主人士对历史上美国人宁肯国家灭亡或国土丧失也一定要获得自由的权利不是这样理解的,他们认为这些人不是英国人而是美国人,因此,不认为这些人的分裂国家的行为是在分裂国家。这样大家就心安理得了,因为如果说他们原来是在分裂国家,那么对于为了"国家、民族、社会进步"的中国进步人士来说如何能够接受?

    正因如此,只要中共以"出卖国家、民族利益,勾结海外反华势力"为借口,便可以名正言顺地抓捕任何人士了,当局就是力图以此罪名构陷郭玉闪的。而律师们的辩护通常只是说他们的当事人"未曾勾结海外反华势力",言下之意,若真勾结了,那律师和当事人都会承认"罪行"。而英美法,作为三个世界上民主自由国家的先驱,没有一个不是借助外来军事力量或"出卖国家"利益而成功的。

    最后,笔者呼吁各位中国义士,站在不同角度,不同立场,重新审视一下自己的观念,重新认识个人主义、集体主义、爱国主义问题,再决定究竟是否应该用个人主义去埋葬横行于中国六十六年的集体主义精神及爱国主义情操。请同时思考若未来你的付出有了回报,中共被赶下台,你是否也要用这样的中世纪式的以牺牲奉献为核心的爱国主义精神要求新的国家的人民呢?我不得不忧虑这一点,因为这样的事情极可能成为使我们再次陷入专制轮回的重要原因。

  • 锺国平:用个人主义埋葬集体主义精神和爱国主义

    (博讯北京时间2015年5月08日 转载)

    转自,徐文立邮件:“个人权利及国家利益的冲突与抉择探讨系列”(3)

    若问个人主义与集体主义究竟是什么?恐怕不会有太多人能答得出来,但如果问如何评价个人主义与集体主义及爱国主义,许多人会倾向于认为个人主义就是浅薄的自私自利主义,而集体主义、爱国主义才是真高尚的道德情操,这种看法一点也不奇怪,因为个人主义产生于西方,而至今未能引进到东方文化中来,所以对个人主义的理解总是充满了误解,而这个理解本身也同时带有很强的集体主义或爱国主义的色彩。

    真正的个人主义是什么?个人主义是欧洲启蒙运动时期所倡导的、作为反叛当时以罗马天主教为代表的神权至上的价值观而提倡的人权至上的价值观。

    伍德(Wood, EM 1972, p6) 将"个人主义"定义为“一种道德价值观、政治哲学、意识形态或者说一种社会愿景,它强调:从道德体系上评价,个体的人才是真正重要的。” 个人主义者倡导个人通过努力去实现自己的目标和愿望,并以个人的独立性与自我依靠为基本原则,同时,个人主义者拒绝任何来自外界的,包括社会或任何机构(如政府),对自己的个人利益(利益指权利与财产――笔者注)的干涉。个人主义的基本观点是"个人是为自由而战的人类事业中的核心"(Brown LS 1993)。故而,个人主义概念本身就已经包含了自由主义的哲学思想,即,个人主义就是追求“个人的自由权利及自我实现的权利"(Wood, EM, 1972, p6-7),是自由主义的基础与内核。

    美国是人类第一个、也是迄今唯一一个以个人主义为核心价值观而立国的国家。用美国独立宣言的话说就是,每个人天生就有"追求自由及幸福的权利"。美国学者Craig Biddle (Biddle C, 2012) 指出,"在政治上,个人主义是美国建国者们在当时意欲解决的最实质性的问题。。。那就是,一片自由的土地,一个特别的社会,它拥有一个只做一件事并将它做好的政府,这件事就是:平等地保护每个个人的权利。。。 为达成这一目的,美国将组建一个由立法会,法院,警察和军队,以及对于保护个人权利来说必须设置的其他部门和机构组成的政府,这将是一个符合期望的和尊重人权的政府。”

    关于个人如何对待集体利益(包括团体、民族与国家)的问题,个人主义认为,一个人参与社会活动的目的是为了增进他自己的权益或追求自己的幸福,或者至少是要求有这样做的权利,而不承担将社会利益纳入自己的个人追求之中的义务(这并非说个人主义者是不择手段的利己主义者)。个人主义者从来不赞成为了"更高尚更宏大的社会事业"而牺牲自己的利益。相反地,集体主义却要求个人为集体的荣誉与事业而奉献自己的利益乃至生命。

    哈耶克(Hayek, F.A., 1994, pp. 17, 37-48) 就在其著作《通往奴役之路》一书中指出:个人主义经常地要么被极权主义(totalitarianism)要么被集体主义作为对立的价值观而指责。在中国,个人主义者被描绘成自私自利、损人利己的小人。依据此逻辑,美国国父们全都是小人,出卖了英国,尤其富兰克林当上了英奸,串通法国,分裂了英国,破坏了英国的国家主权。相信集体主义的中国人尤其应当批判托马斯?潘恩,他叛逃英国,到美国没多久便写了《论常识》,发行之广已达到人手一册的程度,号召大家起来推翻英国统治。这本书鼓励了许许多多人起来向英国宣战。中国人按照自己的集体主义价值观怎么能理解这个人不是英奸而是英雄呢!

    那么,集体主义是什么呢?MBA百科【注1】的“主导价值观”词条是这样描述集体主义的:“当我们在协调个人与社会关系时,集体主义的价值取向应当是社会共同利益。当国家利益、团体利益、个人利益发生矛盾时,应当把社会主义国家利益放在第一位,个人、团体要自觉服从国家利益。这是现阶段集体主义价值观的最高境界和最高要求。” 国内学者王海明(2004,P1)引述斯蒂芬?R?C?黑科斯的话说“集体主义是与个人主义相反的理论,它认为社会集体比组成它们的个人更重要,个人有义务为了集体的利益而自我牺牲,不管这些集体是阶级、种族、部落、家庭还是民族。” 在这里我们看到,集体主义所谈的集体小至家庭,大至国家,都包括在里面。而集体主义将利益的重要性按照集体的级别与大小排序,越大者利益排序越靠前,而利益的大小则看集体所涉及的地理范围,范围越广,利益越大,因此在所有排序中,"国家利益排到最前面,成为最高利益",而个人的利益排到了最末位。也就是说,在一个这样的国家,个人永远是利益受损者,其利益根本无法得到保障。

    关于爱国问题,有人提出质疑:前苏联抗击纳粹德国算不算爱国?中国抗击日本军国主义侵略算不算爱国?港英时代反抗英国殖民主义(等于同时支持中共接管香港)算不算爱国,现在香港反对中共专制(刚好与港英时代对立起来)算不算爱国?

    在此特别回答一下,爱国主义是一种价值观,具有相对稳定的定义,在特定环境下,其判断标准是一致的,不会变来变去。以上这些问题并不能简单地用算不算爱国来归类,这种政治事件中包含非常复杂的各种关系,是国与国之间的利益较量。而爱国主义是个人与国家之间的利益对比。因此对于以上事件,不能用爱国与否来描述,只能用形容词,诸如正义、道德、人性等等来衡量。特别需要注明的一点是:爱国主义作为价值观,它不是形容词,不能当作形容词那样给任何事情贴标签,尤其不能替代"正义"等形容词用在任何想象中的事件上,否则就会出现"港英时代支持中共叫爱国,中共统治时代反中共叫爱国"这样的不合逻辑的命题来。

    爱国主义在中国就是以集体主义的面目出F在中人面前的,它属于集体主义中的最大利益方,因此成为"神圣不可侵犯的"集体。所以,爱国主义倡导者明_要求公民家奉I,K大力宣Pu家"奚生命者",更有甚者,爱国主义被列入宪法,成为每个公民必须履行的责任。王海明(2004,P2)表示,"遵守集体主义原则而自我牺牲的最终净余额是利,是利益总量的增加,符合『最大利益净余额』的道德终极标准"。所以,从终级原则上说,集体主义就是以"个人的牺牲"为最崇高境界的爱国主义,这种牺牲包括个人的利益乃至生命。

    据此,在国家利益面前,只要是"利益总量增加",公民就必须牺牲。牺牲成为了个体的生命价值与意义,有时更美其名曰"留取丹心照汗青"。在集体主义社会中,个人的生命与财产并不真正属于自己,而是属于集体,小至家庭,大至国家,就是不归自己所有,换句话说,个人,无论是财产还是生命,首先是服务于国家利益的工具和手段。对于一个个体的生命,只要是有利于国家利益的总量增加,那么个人就应该付出哪怕是生命的代价。而个体本身的待遇呢?自愿牺牲者,得到一张奖状、一枚奖章或少量金钱补贴;不愿牺牲的,国家必采取强制手段迫使个体作出牺牲。例如强制堕胎,哪怕活婴生下来了,也要将其弄死,30多年来,过亿的性命还未出世便因为"利益总量增加"的目标而夭折;饥荒年代的1958-1961年,哪怕全村人被饿死,也不允许出门乞讨,如此几千万生命一文不值地冤死,而与此同时,国家正运着粮食分文不收地送给阿尔巴尼亚,以增加国家的"利益总量";成百上千万的家庭被强拆,千万人流离失所,成为访民,结果是:访民为了"利益总量的增加"而被劳教、坐监、甚至致残、致死;以爱国为名,几百万"志愿"军被送进朝鲜,冻死、战死无数,一个黄继光邱少云的故事就打发了所有受伤受难的家庭;无数个聂树斌的生命作为活体备用器官用以挽救领导人、有钱人和社会名流们的苟且之命而不知所踪,这也增加了"利益总量"??????

    从个人主义观点看,这是极为卑劣的以"柔性教育"为名剥夺公民权利乃至生命的欺骗术。它在"实施教育和概念推广"的时候,都是用西装革履、美女鲜花、儿童笑脸来掩盖血淋淋的"强制措施"、"暴力逼迫"、甚至是残忍杀戮。从根本上,这样一个"神圣不可侵犯的利益方"――国家,对个人生命采取了极端漠视的态度,根本不理会个体的呼喊与哀嚎,缺乏最起码的人道精神。

    在这个"主权至上"的神圣不可侵犯的国家,在这个严厉斥责"人权至上"、故意将"个人主义"污蔑为自私自利、损人利己的利己主义"的国家,这样的爱国主义还将断送多少无辜性命才够满足"国家利益"的胃口呢?爱国主义、集体主义一旦与政权相结合,就变得极其卑鄙无耻和猥琐不堪。正如英国启蒙运动时期著名文人萨米尔?约翰逊所指出的那样:"爱国主义是骗子们的最后的避难所。"

    在这样的国家,法定的利益排序已经明白无误地告诉我们:个人的利益排在最后,个人的利益受国家侵蚀根本就是国家法律的一部分。请问:在这样的背景下,纵使有过亿维权案件,你能呼吁几件?维权成功的案例能够有几例?或者,维权能够解决个人生命财产没有安全保障的问题吗?类似这样的问题无法穷尽,但是答案只有一个,那就是,在集体主义的天下,我们无法正常生存,更不用谈自由与尊严。

    与集体主义的奉献牺牲要求相反,人的本性通常是利己的而不是甘愿自我牺牲的,这是人的本能。这一点,哈佛大学一位教授在给几百名学生上大课时,就做过一个现场调查,发现真正具有利他主义心态和价值观的,仅有一位女同学,该课程的视频可以在优酷的哈佛大学公开课里看到。那么在集体主义横行的中国,个人如何面对利己心态与集体主义所要求的自我牺牲呢?

    西方学者普遍认为,集体主义盛行于高语境社会(即,表面的文字表达并非真实含义,真实含义必须结合沟通过程中的身体语言、说话者背景、不成文的习俗等等因素进行综合分析和判断――笔者注),如东欧国家、伊斯兰教国家、印度、中国、日本等东方国家。这种高语境的本质和我们熟知的"表面一套,背地一套"是一脉相承的。这就是处理个人利益与集体利益之间的矛盾的方法:在口头上,说的比唱的还好听,在背后拉关系走后门,使尽全部招数让他人充当"国家利益"的炮灰。而同时,每个人在表面上严肃地表态"甘愿牺牲",结果,那些没后门没能量的,就成了淘汰品、集体主义的"祭品"、案板上的鱼肉。所谓"人吃人"的社会不就是这样来的吗?

    例如高喊要与日本决战的人,没有谁真会上战场,他们要么年纪大了或不足,要么体格不够入伍或者有关系避免入伍。然而在这样的爱国舆论影响下,只要中共一声令下,他人就上去送命了,去打一场根本不可能赢的"战争",牺牲者统统化为一个一个的数字,供人作舆论消费。这样的集体很和谐,一个一个都是义正辞严的、坚定的爱国者,都发誓要为集体利益献身,反战者即使不被抓,也一定被舆论骂个狗血喷头。于是,和谐的国家,只听到鼓掌喝彩声,真是好一幅同心协力的共产主义捍卫者的完美画面。

    就此,读者可以对比一下:面对战争,个人主义者究竟是如何表现的:

    有人会说,英国、美国、法国历史上,那么多有钱有地位又有事业的个人主义者,不惜牺牲自己而亲自上战场,这不是与个人主义所说的"不牺牲自己的利益"相矛盾吗?而相反,集体主义者们,在喊尽了爱国口号宣誓效忠祖国的人,临到战争来临,却总是将他人送上战场。这又怎么解释?

    关于个人主义者冒死上战场的情况,的确,美国宪法起草者中,绝大部分都是扛着枪亲自上战场的人,他们是独立战争的幸存者。这里,笔者需要做一个澄清:这些幸存者在打仗时仍然还是英国人,至少不被英国当作"美国人",因此,在英国看来,他们就是分裂分子。如果失败,他们将性命、财产全无,这才是"不自由毋宁死"的真实含义。

    不过,无论国家身份如何,参与自由抗争的英国、美国、法国人都将争取自由看作是自己个人的事业,追求的是自己的个人价值。这与大多数中国民运人士为了这个国家、这个民族而争取更好的、更进步的社会制度的心态是不一样的。前者是为追求自己的幸福而冒死抗争,后者是为了"他人"、为了"社会进步"而抗争,基本上没有生命之虞(最近30多年很少有死刑判例)。

    正因为目的不同、风险程度不同,所以,抗争手段也不同。世界民主宪政的历史告诉我们:以"不自由毋宁死"的气概去争取自由的个人主义者们,他们考虑的是个人的利益,在自由被剥夺的时候,他们看到的是自己的权利受到侵害,自己的尊严被践踏,因此,他们不以"国家、民族"为重,不是在为国家为集体献身,他们是在以生命捍卫自己的利益――尊严及自由。所以他们没有"顾及国家、民族利益"的心理负担,他们要将自己的尊严与自由放在首位。若为此牺牲,那是为了捍卫自己的自由与尊严而不是为了国家民族而牺牲,他们对于我们日常认为的"伤害国家、民族利益"没有任何负罪感,因为用生命博尊严本身就超越了任何其他的价值。

    例如美国在独立宣言出台的时候,他们失败的风险是很高的,因为英国海军乃世界霸主,所向披靡,而宣布独立的所有人中,只有华盛顿一人带过1000多人的部队与装备极原始的印第安人打过仗。如果不是后来争取到了法国的金钱、军队以及法国的盟友西班牙的海军的支持,使法西舰队联合阻击英国海军,外加法国出钱出陆军在美国本土主导战争,这场独立战争根本不可能打赢,他们的下场可想而知。

    这就是个人主义者的人生态度:个人的自由与尊严才是神圣不可侵犯的,必须用生命去捍卫,而国家、民族利益必须排在个人之后。历史之所以成就了他们,不是因为集体、爱国主义的所谓"大义"将他们凝聚在一起,而是个人主义者们为了捍卫自己的权利与生命尊严而进行无间合作,并且既然已经背水一战,他们自然不在乎"出卖国家"利益,所以对于分裂国家之类的问题连考虑也不会。

    中国民主奋斗史却不同:如果你为了"国家民族"的政治进步而战,你会将国家民族作为至高无上的崇拜对象,绝对不会让国家民族在你争取自由的事业中受到任何伤害,即使你的目标根本无法实现。实际上,中国民主人士的这种态度决定了,国家、民族是否进步的目标与民主人士的个人没有直接的利害关系,个人已经为了国家、民族牺牲了自己的个人利益了,因此,民主人士这时"站在第三方立场"上,很超然、很"中立"地"权衡"国家利益与国家、民族进步事业之间的关系,最终,几乎所有的民主人士都在权衡之后,将焦点放在"国家利益"上,因为"国家、民族利益"是"神圣不可侵犯"的,更因为自己基本不会有性命之忧(当然不排除受皮肉之苦等磨难)。正因为这样的观念,许多中国人对于孙中山当年依靠日本、俄国等国的帮助才夺取政权感到羞愧,许多追求民主的人士尽量回避评价孙中山的这段经历。

    多数中国民主人士对历史上美国人宁肯国家灭亡或国土丧失也一定要获得自由的权利不是这样理解的,他们认为这些人不是英国人而是美国人,因此,不认为这些人的分裂国家的行为是在分裂国家。这样大家就心安理得了,因为如果说他们原来是在分裂国家,那么对于为了"国家、民族、社会进步"的中国进步人士来说如何能够接受?

    正因如此,只要中共以"出卖国家、民族利益,勾结海外反华势力"为借口,便可以名正言顺地抓捕任何人士了,当局就是力图以此罪名构陷郭玉闪的。而律师们的辩护通常只是说他们的当事人"未曾勾结海外反华势力",言下之意,若真勾结了,那律师和当事人都会承认"罪行"。而英美法,作为三个世界上民主自由国家的先驱,没有一个不是借助外来军事力量或"出卖国家"利益而成功的。

    最后,笔者呼吁各位中国义士,站在不同角度,不同立场,重新审视一下自己的观念,重新认识个人主义、集体主义、爱国主义问题,再决定究竟是否应该用个人主义去埋葬横行于中国六十六年的集体主义精神及爱国主义情操。请同时思考若未来你的付出有了回报,中共被赶下台,你是否也要用这样的中世纪式的以牺牲奉献为核心的爱国主义精神要求新的国家的人民呢?我不得不忧虑这一点,因为这样的事情极可能成为使我们再次陷入专制轮回的重要原因。

  • 陈凯/个人履历 Kai Chen's Curriculum Vitae DateSat Dec 13, 2014 9:00 am









  • Kai Chen's words on individual vs. collective:

    "People" is only a collection of individuals. Only an individual is indivisible. America is "indivisible" for America is composed of individuals, not races and groups. Those who always identify themselves as first and foremost a member of a race or a group, is in essence never an "American" at all.

    America is always Christian in nature, for being a Christian you cannot just be born. You must choose to follow the values and principles of Christ, not just join a church. Obama joined a "black liberation" church in Chicago, while this church preaches anti-Christ messages against America. Those who are for collective truth and freedom is actually only for "absolute power" by force and number.

    "Only truth shall set you free" - Indeed, truth and freedom is only relevant to an individual. There is no such thing as collective truth and freedom. There is only God's truth and individual freedom - that is the true American spirit.

  • Topic by fountainheadkc. Forum: 陈凯෹...



    Kai Chen's more thoughts on Ferguson, Obama and slave-mindset
    陈凯一思/奥巴马与奴性心态


    11/26/14

    www.kaichenblog.blogspot.com

    When slaves are first chased out of the cage to the open, some embrace the freedom and the possibility of happiness. Some others are simply frightened by the limitless possibilities in freedom. They feel totally lost, much like a blind person first opens his eyes after the surgery to recover his vision. They want to go back to the cage and the darkness, for in there they don't ever have to worry about where the food and shelter come from: Someone always provides those for them. A powerful slave-mindset drives them to yearn more for free stuff than for freedom to pursue happiness. Most Obama voters in the minority groups tend to belong to such category.

    Much like Mao who understood the Chinese peasants, though he detested them in his private moments, and their yearning for an almighty emperor and peace under tyranny, Obama understands the slave mentality in his voting block - those who yearn to return to the cage and darkness. Obama then promised them the free stuff, though he didn't mention the cage and darkness, through his "hope and change" slogan: "You can get free phones, free cars, free houses...." Obama sends his powerful message via the leftist media and the closet communist supporters.

    Yet the free stuff did not come after six years with Obama's promise - an actual deception to get the slaves' votes. Things get worse under Obama for the minority groups. They get frustrated and agitated. But it was they who put Obama in the office. So the slave crowd start to listen and believe to another Obama lie: "You haven't got the free stuff I promised, because of the obstruction from the Republicans. Even more, it is because American system is set against you. American freedom is your enemy."

    I suspect that a family culture such as Michael Brown's propagated Obama's daily lies onto their children. And since after six years they haven't gotten the free stuff Obama promised, they extend to their kids: "Just go out there and take it. This is our American dream - our rights to take things from others (against the rights to keep what you have worked for and produced yourself)" So increasingly the slave-minded people will take American system as their enemy since in such a system no one is entitled of others' fruit of labor. So now the right to rob others, the right to loot others through a riot, the right to be deceived by the demagogues such as Obama, the right not to work but get free stuff have become the new rights with Obama's false promises and new calling to demolish American founding principles and system.

    Obama set the fire and then pretended to extinguish the fire. This is not unlike Mao and the communists when they deceived the peasants by promising land for everyone. Then they turned around to have collectivized the land and made sure no one owns an inch of land. Today it is still the same in China - not an inch of land belongs to an individual citizen. Obama learned well from Mao and the communist regimes around the world - To control those slave-minded people, you just promise them "heaven on earth", then you blame imperialists, capitalists, individualists, selfishness of others..., for not delivering your promise. It has worked every time.

    To the crowd of slave-minded people, I would say this: Obama is your worst nightmare by deceiving you with an illusion. I also am your worst nightmare by fighting for truth and American founding principles against the crowd like you. There is no hope for you to "fundamentally transform" America, for your idea of American dream through taking from others and free stuff from the government is evil in nature. You can never succeed, for evil has two enemies - good and evil itself (Obama and yourself), and good has only one enemy - evil. Give up your illusion of heaven on earth promised by Obama and join the humanity of freedom. This is your only salvation.

  • Kai Chen's more thoughts on Ferguson, Obama and slave-mindset:

    11/26/14

    www.kaichenblog.blogspot.com

    When slaves are first chased out of the cage to the open, some embrace the freedom and the possibility of happiness. Some others are simply frightened by the limitless possibilities in freedom. They feel totally lost, much like a blind person first open his eyes after the surgery to recover his vision. They want to go back to the cage and the darkness, for in there they don't ever have to worry about where the food and shelter come from: Someone always provides those for them. A powerful slave-mindset drives them to yearn more for free stuff than for freedom to pursue happiness. Most Obama voters in the minority groups tend to belong to such category.

    Much like Mao who understood the Chinese peasants, though he detested them in his private moments, and their yearning for an almighty emperor and peace under tyranny, Obama understand the slave mentality in his voting block - those who yearn to return to the cage and darkness. Obama then promised them the free stuff, though he didn't mention the cage and darkness, through his "hope and change" slogan: "You can get free phones, free cars, free houses...." Obama sends his powerful message via the leftist media and the closet communist supporters.

    Yet the free stuff did not come after six years with Obama's promise - an actual deception to get the slaves' votes. Things get worse under Obama for the minority groups. They get frustrated and agitated. But it was they who put Obama in the office. So the slave crowd start to listen and believe to another Obama lie: "You haven't got the free stuff I promised, because of the obstruction from the Republicans. Even more, it is because American system is set against you. American freedom is your enemy."

    I suspect that a family culture such as Michael Brown's propagated Obama's daily lies onto their children. And since after six years they haven't gotten the free stuff Obama promised, they extend to their kids: "Just go out there and take it. This is our American dream - our rights to take things from others (against the rights to keep what you have worked for and produced yourself)" So increasingly the slave-minded people will take American system as their enemy since in such a system no one is entitled of others' fruit of labor. So now the right to rob others, the right to loot others through a riot, the right to be deceived by the demagogues such as Obama, the right not to work but get free stuff have become the new rights with Obama's false promises and new calling to demolish American founding principles and system.

    Obama set the fire and then pretend to extinguish the fire. This is not unlike Mao and the communists when they deceived the peasants by promising land for everyone. Then they turned around to collectivizing the land and made no one owning an inch of land. Today it is still the same in China - not an inch of land belongs to an individual citizen. Obama learned well from Mao and the communist regimes around the world - To control those slave-minded people, you just promise them "heaven on earth", then you blame imperialists, capitalists, individualists, selfishness of others..., for not delivering your promise. It has worked every time.

    To the crowd of slave-minded people, I would say this: Obama is your worst nightmare by deceiving you with an illusion. I also am your worst nightmore by fighting for truth and American founding principles against the crowd like you. There is no hope for you to "fundamentally transform" America, for your idea of American dream through taking from others and free stuff from the government is evil in nature. You can never succeed, for evil has two enemies - good and evil itself (Obama and yourself), and good has only one enemy - evil. Give up your illusion of heaven on earth promised by Obama and join the humanity of freedom. This is your only salvation.

  • Kai Chen's more thoughts on Ferguson, Obama and slave-mindset:

    11/26/14

    www.kaichenblog.blogspot.com

    When slaves are first chased out of the cage to the open, some embrace the freedom and the possibility of happiness. Some others are simply frightened by the limitless possibilities in freedom. They feel totally lost, much like a blind person first open his eyes after the surgery to recover his vision. They want to go back to the cage and the darkness, for in there they don't ever have to worry about where the food and shelter come from: Someone always provides those for them. A powerful slave-mindset drives them to yearn more for free stuff than for freedom to pursue happiness. Most Obama voters in the minority groups tend to belong to such category.

    Much like Mao who understood the Chinese peasants, though he detested them in his private moments, and their yearning for an almighty emperor and peace under tyranny, Obama understand the slave mentality in his voting block - those who yearn to return to the cage and darkness. Obama then promised them the free stuff, though he didn't mention the cage and darkness, through his "hope and change" slogan: "You can get free phones, free cars, free houses...." Obama sends his powerful message via the leftist media and the closet communist supporters.

    Yet the free stuff did not come after six years with Obama's promise - an actual deception to get the slaves' votes. Things get worse under Obama for the minority groups. They get frustrated and agitated. But it was they who put Obama in the office. So the slave crowd start to listen and believe to another Obama lie: "You haven't got the free stuff I promised, because of the obstruction from the Republicans. Even more, it is because American system is set against you. American freedom is your enemy."

    I suspect that a family culture such as Michael Brown's propagated Obama's daily lies onto their children. And since after six years they haven't gotten the free stuff Obama promised, they extend to their kids: "Just go out there and take it. This is our American dream - our rights to take things from others (against the rights to keep what you have worked for and produced yourself)" So increasingly the slave-minded people will take American system as their enemy since in such a system no one is entitled of others' fruit of labor. So now the right to rob others, the right to loot others through a riot, the right to be deceived by the demagogues such as Obama, the right not to work but get free stuff have become the new rights with Obama's false promises and new calling to demolish American founding principles and system.

    Obama set the fire and then pretend to extinguish the fire. This is not unlike Mao and the communists when they deceived the peasants by promising land for everyone. Then they turned around to collectivizing the land and made no one owning an inch of land. Today it is still the same in China - not an inch of land belongs to an individual citizen. Obama learned well from Mao and the communist regimes around the world - To control those slave-minded people, you just promise them "heaven on earth", then you blame imperialists, capitalists, individualists, selfishness of others..., for not delivering your promise. It has worked every time.

    To the crowd of slave-minded people, I would say this: Obama is your worst nightmare by deceiving you with an illusion. I also am your worst nightmore by fighting for truth and American founding principles against the crowd like you. There is no hope for you to "fundamentally transform" America, for your idea of American dream through taking from others and free stuff from the government is evil in nature. You can never succeed, for evil has two enemies - good and evil itself (Obama and yourself), and good has only one enemy - evil. Give up your illusion of heaven on earth promised by Obama and join the humanity of freedom. This is your only salvation.

  • PS. from Kai Chen:

    Victims always need excuses to become villians. Secretly yearning to victimize others is always on the victim's mind. This truth goes with the black community in America as much as those slave-minded people in China who use nationalism as an excuse to support a regime that kills so many. Making excuses is an easy short-cut not to tackle the real issues - the slave mentality of always wanting to be masters of others.

  • Topic by fountainheadkc. Forum: 陈凯෹...

    Kai Chen’s thoughts on Ferguson’s riot:

    Real Answer Must Come from Right Questions
    只有真实的询问才会有真实的答案


    By Kai Chen 陈凯 11/25/2014
    www.kaichenblog.blogspot.com

    "Only truth shall set us free."

    Even though I am an “anti-communist” crusader, most anti-communists in the Chinese community both in China and overseas don’t like the questions I ask in my effort to pursue truth. Most anti-communists in the Chinese community want only to get rid of the communist regime/government. They blame everything on Mao and the regime’s tyranny and corruption. But my questions make them very uncomfortable:

    What causes the never-ending Chinese despotic dynastic-cycle? Why do the Chinese always yearn for a savior in their life to solve their pain and suffering? Who have enabled Mao and the communists to usurp power and maintain the murderous regime for so long? If the Chinese culture is so great, why does it fail to prevent tyranny from happening and curb evil tyrants every time? Why is the Chinese society today still mired in a hopelessness and helplessness? Does everyone of us bear any responsibility in this gigantic human tragedy called China?

    During Mao’s Cultural Revolution, I was a teenager who was forced/pushed into the murderous torrent: For fear of my own safety, I joined my fellow students in struggling my teachers. One of them died as a result of the torture and torment. I still have painful recollections and a deep sense of remorse from time to time: I do and I should bear my responsibility as an individual, as a fearful being, as a guilty enabler of evil in this gigantic human tragedy and atrocity – Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

    Back to Ferguson’s tragedy and riots: What are the right questions to ask? Is it always, as the so-called black “civil rights” leaders forever framed, the issue of “white establishment oppressing the blacks and making their lives miserable and hopeless? Why does this question’s premise (one’s misery and suffering is always because of circumstances, history and others’ evil intention) go nowhere and become nothing but a nihilistic pursuit?
    Maybe the true questions should be:

    Where does a family culture of violence and taking advantage of each other come from? Why does a man-eating cycle of victim-villain last in the black community? Is the victim also a villain in the Michael Brown case? If the truth is affirmative of this fact, then what causes MB to have become such a bully/robber that led to his own irrational confrontation with the police and eventually his own death?
    Maybe a more salient question should be:

    Does the ubiquitous “Political Correctness” prevent American society which is established on seeking truth with individual liberty from asking these relevant and essential questions?

    In my own personal experience with tyranny and a culture/a mindset of slaves in China, I often see a parallel in the cycle of victim-villain in the black community in America: People, due to their being brainwashed by their own political elite, their own fear of truth, their ignorance of their own true history, fail to ask the right questions. Therefore, their misery and plight is nothing but a never-ending cycle of their own making – a failure of individual responsibility, in another word, a failure to take control of their own individual lives and prevent themselves from become the part of man-eating cycle. In their eagerness to blame others, to blame circumstances, to blame history, people forget the truth that they are free beings with freedom of choices:
    Today, at this moment, you can choose not to be controlled by others, no matter how powerful they are. Today, at this moment, you can choose to recover the original meaning of life endowed upon you by God. Today, at this moment, you can make the painful but hopeful choice of moving forward on the path of freedom with a moral compass from your conscience, with a powerful tool of reason and logic. Today, at this moment, you can bid farewell to your own man-eating societal and family culture of despair and start a new life of individual with integrity and responsibility. Today, at this moment, you can be just like me – a person born into despotic tyranny, raised by communist brainwashing propaganda and the paralyzing Chinese nihilistic family culture of slavery - make your own choice to break the shackle in your mind/soul, to shout on top of your lungs:
    I am a free being! I can’t take this nonsense anymore!

    If I can be free, can have dignity, can find true happiness, you can as well.

    Link to "My Way - Journey toward Freedom": http://www.interbasket.net/forums/showth...ti-CCP-activist

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