EARTH MEANDERS ESSAY
The Chinese system of government has shown monstrous disdain for free speech, truth, and basic human rights; most recently bringing disease upon its citizens and threatening the health of the entire world. It is time for Chinese Democracy, and for totalitarian communist tyranny to end, starting with President Xi Jinping’s resignation.
“A healthy society should not have just one voice.” – Dr. Li Wenliang
“There are no rioters, only a tyrannical regime” (沒有暴徒 只有暴政) and “Five demands, not one less” (五大訴求 缺一不可) – Hong Kong Democracy Protestors
“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” – Winston S. Churchill
“The Chinese communist party cannot be trusted to tell the truth and must step down.” – Dr. Glen Barry
To start, let me express my most sincere condolences for Chinese and other victims of the Wuhan Coronavirus. The whole world hopes for swift containment and recovery. Yet this is a manmade crisis that with a decent, functional government could have been avoided. Instead Wuhan, China, and the world are terrorized by a disease spawned by the Chinese government’s disdain for truth and stifling of free speech.
The coronavirus epidemic did not arise out of nowhere. It is the logical consequence of a deeply authoritarian government, a casual disregard for truth and freedom of speech, and Xi Jinping’s recent strengthening of tyrannical rule. Xi and the Chinese government bear full blame for the coronavirus outbreak and must be held to account.
Failed Chinese Communist Dogma
Most cultures have a combination of a storied and horrifying past and China is no different. Throughout Chinese history epic human constructs and monumental battles have been wrought upon the back of the degradation of the common person. Even within the past century the nation has jumped between enlightened thought and despotic tyranny, at any time seemingly moments away from further wide-scale state genocide.
Contemporary China is a plutocratic criminal state based upon banning free speech and other human rights, in a vile system that imprisons its citizens, so that the small group of Chinese communist party leaders and their families can live opulently. The term “communist” which implies equality has long been nonsensical in such an inequitable and corrupt system.
A maelstrom of threats emanates from Red China that threatens to kill Chinese and global citizenry under the mantra of dated, self-serving communist dogma (which few believe, and fewer adhere to). The communist party (which is in fact neither) maintains its grip on power through the constant threat of an iron fist in its citizens’ face.
There is an epic battle underway between liberal democracy (now with its own tendencies towards authoritarianism), and the communist police state that is Red China. At stake is all humanity’s basic human rights and dignity, freedom of thought and speech, liberty and privacy, and protection from dangerous government secrets.
State Terror and the Rights of Man
The litany of contemporary Chinese tyranny runs the gamut of conceivable intrusions upon human well-being meant by the state to inspire terror. Minority, ancient cultures such as the Uighurs and Tibetans are imprisoned in their own homelands and brain-washed to love red China’s promise of imprisoned consumption. Entire ancient cultures are being eliminated in acts of slow-motion genocide.
Much of China is constantly surveilled as a dragnet of cameras connected to sophisticated machine learning databases permeates every crevice of individual’s lives. What sort of vile voyeuristic artificial intelligence seeks to spy upon every action of their citizenry? What a depraved system that deems to algorithmically score the social worthiness of the myriad types of human self-expression, as if obedience to authority is the only measure of a person.
How long until drone assassins use this surveillance infrastructure to wage war upon individual thought, murdering free thinkers for daring to believe in free speech and the rights of wo(man)?
In China we are witnessing the fulfillment of Orwell’s big brother and it is terrifyingly real and dangerous. This escalating assault upon the hard-fought rights of man must not stand.
In Hong Kong a proud, un-servile people demand the rule of law, the maintenance of freedom of speech, full democratic rights including to vote, and freedom from the constant threat of state violence. This modern proclamation of the rights of man; and simple, sincere requests to be heard and to vote, face unremitting police violence. We must all stand with Hong Kong as this is the proxy struggle between truth and lies, justice and injustice, freedom and tyranny, and decency and vileness.
There is not a moment to waste. The human family chooses now between a future of bright democratic liberty or dark autocratic tyranny.
Filthy Live Markets and State Secrets
And now the filthy, vile habit of slaughtering wildlife of all types in brutal “live markets” for falsely purported benefits – including a limp dick – has the world poised on the brink of pandemic. This widespread Chinese bloody, unsanitary mess has no counterpart in the world for incubating new diseases. Virtually anything that is alive including endangered species are at risk of a merciless, brutal death before being thrown in the cooking pot.
What sort of despotic, self-serving force knowingly allows viral outbreaks to exponentially cascade out of control to maintain power and save face for a while? People speaking truthfully of the virus outbreak such as Li Wenliang and others have been silenced and even imprisoned by government censors. If those giving notice had been heard early in the disease’s spread, almost certainly coronavirus would have been stopped before spreading widely.
The monstrous manner the Chinese system allowed the Wuhan Coronavirus to knowingly spread shows the evil, self-serving, and insecure nature of Chinese power. Limp dick indeed.
Thankfully at this moment the coronavirus mortality rates are low. But as exponential growth in the spread of the disease continues, the greater risk is overwhelmed medical facilities and social disorder. Weeks into exponential growth of new cases and mass quarantines, the Chinese government has been too proud to accept WHO and CDC assistance. Now avoidance of a global pandemic appears to require further Chinese totalitarian human rights atrocities.
Chinese Ecocidal Tyranny
China is the central organizer and buyer for the global trade in illegal logging of ancient forests. Globally all standing rainforest are threatened by the insatiable greed of a corrupt government that will do anything to amass further power. The only relief for Chinese citizens from brutal tyranny is to consume ever more cheap throwaway consumer goods based upon the destruction of dwindling ecosystems.
While paying lip service to climate change, the Chinese government ramps up its coal use, and backs away from controlling the size of its population (itself a component of the coronavirus’ spread). Chinese crowded conditions across degraded over-populated landscapes create optimal conditions for the spread of diseases as Gaia fights back.
Chinese growth alone threatens to pull down the biosphere.
The Chinese system of government is a monstrous taint upon humanity’s progression towards realization of universal human rights, and equitable and just ecological sustainability, based upon scientific truths and the inherent rights of men and women to be free.
The Chinese government’s spying, imprisonment, ecocide, police brutality, and callous disregard for the health of their own citizens (indeed the global population) makes the communist party an illegitimate government.
The Chinese communist party cannot be trusted to tell the truth and must step down. It is up to every Chinese and non-Chinese citizen to demand democratic reform and an unraveling of authoritarian single party tyranny. China will only ever fully realize its greatness when it is a democracy and its citizens can express themselves freely and be heard.
Never has it been more important to stop buying Chinese goods as a means of depriving such a monstrous political system of its wealth.
On the other hand, stands Western style imperfect quasi-democracy that glorifies militarism, was built upon racism, and depends upon a foundation of elitist over-consumption at the expense of nature. Liberal democracy is the worst form of government ever, except for all the alternatives.
Yet in America’s and Europe’s unrealized testbeds of democracy one finds a sense of freedom that remains unparalled in human history. And continues perpetually to better itself and overcome past evils. Clearly the systems of government found in the United States and Europe are far preferable to Red, or shall we say Dead, China.
In America you have the right to be free, and that means something, and it is worth fighting for such liberty for the entire human family. Yet none of our freedom is guaranteed as long as some remain unfree,
All humans are born radically free and are meant to enjoy forever an unfettered personal liberty.
For the most part citizens in liberal democracies are free from random state violence (though it does occur, particularly for non-whites). Except for the constant barrage of advertising for democratic over-consumption, diminished but not yet banished religious idolatry, and military dogmatism; generally, those living in liberal democracies are not programmed as to how to think.
In Western Democracy there exists personal and societal space to seek and find truthful thought. To listen to the music and read the books you like. To say and write what you wish. To move about mostly freely. To vote your desires. And to make something of yourself based upon personal merit.
Certainly, the project of Western Democracy remains incomplete. Expenditures on militarism to fund continued global resource thievery ensure that education, health care, job training, and other social needs remain unmet. The promise of equal rights for all races and sexes remains incomplete.
And vile, filthy authoritarianism in the face of environmental scarcity is bearing its ugly face in no less than Brazil and the United States, where environmental rollbacks threaten ecosystem collapse.
Yet the choice is clear. Democracy, despite its faults, is the far preferable system over vile authoritarianism, wherever it bears its heads, and most particularly now in communist China.
Humanity stands at a pivotal juncture as the coronavirus threatens mass murder because of the communist party’s lust for power and rejection of those who speak truth. We recommit to human rights, democratic values, and to together finding a way towards ecological sustainability; or we descend into the techno-invasive, violent and disease ridden, police state future as espoused by Chinese capitalism.
Bring Necessary Manufacturing Home
“Made in China” is synonymous with a system that wages surveillance, torture, murder, and disease upon its own under-paid, over-worked, and ultimately disposable citizens. No longer can state murder and torture be paid for with the ill-gotten gains of selling cheap consumer goods in the West.
It is time to bring back locally to the place of consumption all necessary manufacturing from China and discontinue the rest.
China Will Be Free
For the welfare of the human family, let’s demand a Chinese political system that tells the truth and lets its citizens speak freely.
That shuts down live markets massacring wildlife, creating the filthy environment that incubated coronavirus and other diseases, and threatens to do so again. That rebukes and dismantles the state driven spying and flawed judgements upon everyday lives of its citizens. And that implements a new Democratic China of liberty, freedom, truth, and basic human decency absent from the current vile and evil Communist Inc.
Let’s demand a Chinese government that lets people speak freely so that never again will Chinese tyranny threaten global health.
And let us hope that despite such a horrendous, irresponsible system of government; that the coronavirus is brought under control to avoid more Chinese suffering and a global pandemic.
President Xi Jinping and the entire senior communist party leaders are called upon to resign immediately, given their mishandling and attempt to cover-up a disease of their own making. They have failed the test of leadership and their corrupt, power-hungry leadership is not fit for the challenges the country faces containing coronavirus.
Green Liberty is humanity’s shared future. Think of your children. Your planet. And your loved ones. And embrace human rights, democracy, and ecological sustainability for all. Before Dead China gets you.