July 29, 2020

Capitalists Trying to Destroy the Chinese Way of Life

Every post-liberation Chinese leader, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping have worked hard for Xiaokang

Jeff J. Brown

Confucius, who dates back 2,500 years, espoused these notions,

1. Respect nature, historical and social institutions.
2. Be upstanding role models to show them the way and then have limited government in people's affairs.
3. Check the abuses of the aristocracy and wealthy gentry.
4. Assess low taxes on the citizens' means of production.
5. Work hard to develop and maintain good relations with bordering neighbors.
6. Avoid war at all costs.
Xiaokang pic

Lao Zi, the creator of Daoism and The Dao, met Confucius. They likely inspired each other, with the latter saying much the same thing, but more from a spiritual aspect and less a socioeconomic one. Then Buddhism arrived to China in the first century AD. Over the ensuing millennia, these three philosophies melded into a successful guiding philosophy for the citizenry. Today, most Chinese don't really distinguish between them. It is a unitary, holistic ideal.

The daily goal is Xiaokang, meaning modest prosperity for all. The ultimate goal is Datong, which is in fact pure communism, and it goes back to the roots of Chinese civilization, 5,000 years ago. . . .

The fact that the Chinese people have been aspiring to practice Confucism-Daoism-Buddhism-Communism-Socialism since their beginnings and still do, is a testament to their millennial longevity as a people and nation.

This may surprise you, but Mao Zedong continued this tradition after liberation in 1949. Incredibly misunderstood and psychopathically demonized in the West's Big Lie Propaganda Machine (BLPM), the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution were world history's biggest projects respecting Numbers Two through Six above, devolving "Greek" direct democracy down to street and village level. Socialism is all about bottom up people's democracy, be it China, DPRK, Iran, Cuba or Venezuela. . . .


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