Friday, June 4, 2010

Peace ends with no law

The rebellion of Naxalites and Maoist in India have learned a lot, yet all that are wrong lessons from Chinese’s dictator and mass killer the late Mao Zedong!

What may be more plausible at this juncture of advancing of freedom and liberty is at least these rebellions should learn few good things that were pioneered by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. What is that few good things, yes in my conviction it include: that resist with humane action; that ensure every resister has their own saying in needs and ways of approaches; that individual liberty and opportunity of resistance are not taken granted (like life end by tomorrow); and that natural laws are with us and one should not confuse with man made laws.

One wounder! "Mao’s dead, long live Maoism"

  • “Mao, of course, died 34 years ago. However, his body is still in the monumental mausoleum at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and his portrait hangs above the entrance to the “Forbidden City”. Of course, it is a different picture from the one that had been disfigured during the demonstrations at Tiananmen Square in China’s short-lived “spring of democracy” in 1989. Since Mao’s death, and the end of the “gang of four” in 1976, China has changed beyond recognition. The bold economic reforms of Deng Xiaoping have catapulted the nation into a new century. Gone are the days of Mao’s stone-age communism. Today, China is about to overtake Japan as the world’s second biggest economy. While the Europeans and the Americans struggle with huge mountains of debt, the Chinese own the largest foreign currency reserves in the world. While the Europeans and the Americans worry about their soft currencies, the Chinese do everything to stop a big increase in the external value of their currency.
  • With all these change having taken place, and with Chinese people themselves admitting that Mao had made huge mistakes, particularly by unleashing the so-called “great proletarian cultural revolution”, why is the “great helmsman” still being revered? In the mid-1960s the Soviet Union had got rid of Stalin. Why cannot China get rid of Mao Zedong, a man who has caused even more deaths than Hitler and Stalin, and who has brought his own country to its knees? The answer is simple: Mao Zedong was the founder of the People’s Republic of China. Lenin, not Stalin founded the Soviet Union. Therefore, if one were to remove Mao one would put into jeopardy the very legitimacy of the People’s Republic.”

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