(Minghui.org) From childhood, people in communist China are taught that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is the “mother” of the Chinese people and that they must “love the Party and the country” as they love their biological parents.

In the minds of most Chinese, China and the Chinese Communist Party are one and the same. The CCP takes advantage of their strong sense of patriotism to maintain control over their minds.

For example, when a Western country criticizes the CCP for anything, the Party quickly claims that “Western imperialism has never stopped trying to annihilate us.” That then provokes waves of fanatical verbal abuse from its angry followers, who believe that is the only way for them to show their “dignity” and “national confidence.”

On the other hand, if a Chinese person even voices an opinion that the CCP does not like, he or she will be viewed as a traitor to the country and subjected to various forms of punishment, including death.

Below are a few examples.

“Extreme Rightist” Chu Anping 

Chu Anping was a renowned scholar, liberal journalist, and commentator during the Republic era in China. He served as editor of the Guangming Daily after the CCP took over but was purged in 1957 after he made critical comments about the misconduct of CCP governance prior to the Anti-Rightist Campaign, which was designed to eliminate intellectuals who did not show enough loyalty to the CCP.

Chu wrote in one of his articles before the CCP came to power:

To be honest, in terms of freedom, it is still a matter of ‘more’ or ‘less’ under the rule of the National Party, but it would be a matter of ‘having’ or ‘not having at all’ if the Communist Party is in office.

In fact, the Communist Party doesn't care much about a constitution at all. What they are truly after are the expansion of the army and territory.

For the communists, there are only ‘enemies’ or ‘us.’ They will only accept those who follow them and consider those who don't as enemies. There is no sense of humanity or friendship for communists.

While working under the communist regime, Chu criticized how CCP autocrats worked and described China as a “Party Empire,” which angered top CCP leaders. In 1957, he was labeled an “extreme rightist,” punished, and banished from public life.

Chu suffered another round of persecution during the “Cultural Revolution” and disappeared in September 1966. No one knows what happened to him exactly, though some claimed that he committed suicide.

The Tragic Life of Qu Xiao

Qu Xiao, one of the three most publicized eloquent speakers in the CCP regime, had a tragic life. 

His father was crushed to death by a Soviet truck in 1951 when he was 19. Then he was purged as a “rightist” in 1957 because it was suspected that he was anti-Soviet as a result of his father's death. He was taken to a forced labor camp in 1958 and released in 1961. After the Cultural Revolution began in 1966, he was arrested in 1968 and sentenced to 20 years for making “counter-revolutionary” comments. He was released in 1979.

Despite such injustice and the loss of his freedom for decades, Qu Xiao could not see that the root cause of his suffering was the CCP and continued to believe its lies and propaganda.

Noticing that he was a talented public speaker, the CCP recruited him to work in its propaganda department in 1985 and arranged for him to give speeches that say the praises of the CCP at 2,500 gatherings to brainwash countless youths across China.

In late 1980s, the CCP sent Qu Xiao to the U.S. to speak to Chinese students studying abroad. Its aim was to inspire their patriotism and reinforce their loyalty to the Party.

Professor Wang Rongzu, a pro-communist China historian from Taiwan, was invited to that first talk on Qu Xiao's U.S. tour.

As always, Qu Xiao gave a touching and emotional presentation, relating the twists and turns of his tragic life, especially his years of misery behind bars. Tears ran down his face as he recounted the most painful moments. 

But at the end, he suddenly changed his tone and proclaimed with zealous fervor, “The Communist Party is our dear mother. Even though a mother might treat her child wrongly, how can the child stop loving his mother? We should never feel vengeful toward the Party.” 

Such narratives would no doubt be greeted with loud applause in China, but this one fared very badly in the U.S. As soon as Qu Xiao finished, Professor Wang from Taiwan stood up and said with emotion, “I'm deeply disturbed and very angry that a young scholar was jailed for 14 years for no reason!

“I read similar reports when I was in Taiwan, but nothing as bad as this, nothing as real as what I heard just now. It made me very angry [to learn how the CCP treats its people]. 

“The Communist Party is [a] mother? How could a mother torture her child for so long? Even the worst step-mother would not be so cruel. How can the Party still expect its battered children to be loyal to it?!” Professor Wang went on, ignoring someone who tried to stop him. “In any civilized society, what they do would be punished by law!”

Qu Xiao turned pale, visibly shaken by Professor Wang's unexpected remarks.

Fearing that his speeches could very well backfire in the U.S., Qu Xiao canceled his remaining talks. After he got back to China, he stopped participating in public activities. Not long after that, he came down with a brain ailment and lost the ability to speak. He passed away in 2003.

“Don't Air Our Dirty Laundry in Public” 

The CCP always exaggerates its “good deeds” and credits itself for any achievements made by the people. If anything goes wrong, it tries to find a scapegoat and silences people by telling them not to air China’s dirty laundry in public, reminding everyone that bad news shouldn’t be spread outside the family.

But truth will always come to light sooner or later, and more and more people are prepared to speak the truth despite the tight grip of the CCP.

Fang Fang (Wang Fang), a well-known writer in China, has gained international attention lately thanks to her daily accounts on social media of what was happening during the Wuhan lockdown. In her diary entries, she described the locals’ fears, frustrations, difficulties, and aspirations, but she also made some negative comments about the CCP bureaucracy’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Even though Fang Fang didn’t say the CCP was evil or question its totalitarianism that is the root cause of the pandemic, she soon found herself a target of criticism by many “patriotic” netizens, who called her a “liar” and a “traitor” because she had “aired their dirty laundry in public.”

This is very similar to what happened to Boris Pasternak, who wrote the novel Dr. Zhivago. In the book, Pasternak depicted major events surrounding the October Revolution in Russia from a humanistic perspective.

After it was announced that Pasternak had won the Nobel Prize in 1958, the propaganda department of the former Soviet Union launched an attack on him, accusing him of undermining the “red revolution” and pleasing the enemies of the Soviet Union. Dr. Zhivago, first published by a Western publishing house, was the first book banned by a regime for political reasons.

The political purge took a heavy toll on his health, and Pasternak died of lung cancer two years later. In one of his last poems, he wrote: “Lost, like a beast incarcerated...… Am I really so polluted, Malefactor, killer too?......I believe the day is near, when the heart of good surpasses rage and baseness – even here.”

A New China without the CCP Awaits

Toward the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union disintegrated, marking the end of the Cold War and the complete defeat of the international communist movement. Countries in Eastern Europe, Russia, and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) states, having excised the malignant tumor of communism, entered a new era that embraces freedom and humanity. 

The peaceful disintegration of the former Soviet Union showed the world that a new era based on freedom and humanity is only possible without the autocratic rule of the Communist Party. And only by disintegrating the Chinese Communist Party can the Chinese people enjoy true freedom, fundamental human rights, and happiness. 

In view of the rapid awakening of the international community and people in China, that day won't be too far away. People need to get ready for it, and the best way to welcome a new China is to make a complete break with the evil and deceptive CCP.