I am asking my readers to acknowledge Red China’s one-party governance as “COMMUNIST.” In the years ahead, the United States and others will be left with no political alternatives as there is fundamental incompatibility between the systems of governance called ‘Democracy’, and ‘Communism’.
Communism is the form of government by a one-party political structure which lays emphasis on the requirements of the State rather than on individual liberties. State is primarily involved in planning and control of economy without transparency and public accountability. Democracy is a form of government based on the theory of “Natural Rights” and the doctrine of government by “Social Contract.” In Democracy, government is instituted among men deriving its just powers from consent of the governed. Communism includes an unmistakable design to establish tyranny.
Red China’s Communist Party Chairman Mao Tse-Tung or Mao Zedong established a national entity on October 01, 1949 where the Communist Party can rule or govern people without their consent. Red China entered the Korean War against UN forces in 1950, participating on a large scale until the armistice of 1953. Red China invaded and occupied its weak neighbor Tibet during October 1950. A liberal “Hundred Flowers” period of 1957 was followed by a harsh crackdown on intellectuals. Red China demonstrated its ambitions to become a global superpower by exploding an atomic bomb in 1964 and the launching of its first satellite in 1970. Nixon-Kissinger “TREASON” in Vietnam paved the way for Red China’s entry to the United Nations. While the United States was engaged in a bloody war in Vietnam to resist and contain Communism, Nixon-Kissinger visited Peking in February 1972. US and Red China normalized diplomatic relations on January 01, 1979.
In 1981, Red China’s Communist Party severely criticized Mao Tse-Tung’s policies in the last years of his life in a public document and in 1982 Maoist ideology and political structure were curbed through the adoption of new Party and national constitution. The events commonly described as “TIANANMEN SQUARE MASSACRE” during May-June 1989 is clear evidence of a system of governance inspired by ideology of Communism which has no respect for “Natural Rights” of people.
Red China has not accounted for her “Crimes Against Humanity” during a period of her history called the “Cultural Revolution.” Communist Party Chairman Mao Tse-Tung launched a massive upheaval in August 1966 to physically destroy all ‘liberal’ elements who in his view posed a threat to China’s “Red Revolution.” It was a mass campaign to revitalize revolutionary fervor by attacking people and cultural institutions perceived as liberal or so-called “BOURGEOIS” elements in cultural circles. Tibetan religious and political institutions that define Tibetan national character and Tibetan national identity became the targets of vicious attacks that aimed to physically destroy persons and material properties associated with Tibetan Culture using State-sponsored violence. Cultural Revolution ended in 1976 with the death of Chairman Mao and the purging of the “Gang of Four.” However, Communist misrule, xenophobia, and anti-intellectualism continue unabated in Occupied Tibet.
Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162, USA
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Here’s how The Washington Post covered Tiananmen Square in 1989
By SWATI SHARMA June 4
In 1989, the chinese military descended on Tiananmen Square and moved to end pro-democracy demonstrations. The event, which resulted in several hundred to several thousand dead, is considered one of the most brutal crackdowns in modern history. At the height of the protests, which were sparked by the death of a Communist Party leader who wanted reform, at least a million people were estimated to have participated in the demonstrations. Here is a look back at the Tiananmen Square massacre through the pages of The Washington Post.
May 20: Students defy martial law orders
“[T]he government today declared martial law ‘in certain areas’ of the capital to meet the growing defiance by Chinese citizens. Martial law provisions included a ban on demonstrations, and restrictions on the movements of Chinese citizens and the activities of foreign journalists.”
June 3: Troops are blocked for a second time
Although 200,000 troops surrounded Tiananmen Square, citizens were able to stop them from entering. “The citizens shouted ‘Go home,’ and called on people in the area to join them in opposition to the troops. The troops continued to press forward but were channeled into the left-hand side of the street, when a mass of people now numbering more than 1,000 stopped the soldiers in their tracks. The troops then seemed to give up.”
June 3: Frightened students worry about what comes next
After troops were blocked from entering the square twice, concerned students and media contemplate the military’s next move. Staff writer Jay Mathews poses a simple question: “Would they come?”
June 4: The massacre
Here is the front page, leading with staff reporter Daniel Southerland’s coverage.
June 4: The legacy of Tiananmen Square
The front of The Post’s Outlook section: “‘There’s been nothing like it in human history,’CBS’s Charles Kuralt proclaimed on Sunday morning.”
June 5: Death in Tiananmen
June 6: An infamous photo is born
July 1: An avenue full of corpses
Shen Tong became the first Chinese student to speak publicly about the massacre. He told reporters: “People around me were being shot because they could not believe the army was shooting at them, so they did not move.”
Note: This post was originally published on June 3, 2014.
Swati Sharma is a digital editor for World and National Security and previously worked at the Boston Globe.