(Minghui.org) As part of its centennial celebrations, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) made many attempts to glorify itself, including modifying history. Radio Free Asia reported that in the most updated version of the Brief History of the Communist Party of China, many tragedies caused by the Party were removed, such as the Great Leap Forward (1958 – 1960), the Great Chinese Famine (1959 – 1961), and the Anti-Rightist Movement (1957 – 1959). 

Furthermore, Mao Zedong was praised for launching the Cultural Revolution, one of the darkest chapters in the CCP’s history, which nearly destroyed China’s 5,000-year civilization. 

Sadly, modifying history has been a routine practice employed by the CCP to brainwash people while enforcing brutality. Fed up with the CCP’s lies calling black white, Chinese writer Sha Yexin once said, “When persecuting its targeted groups, the CCP always says that [these groups] are against the Party, when in fact it is always the Party that is against the people.” 

The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party explained this trait more systematically and deeply:

“The Communist Party does not respect universal truths of human nature. It arbitrarily manipulates concepts of good and evil, as well as all laws and rules. Communists do not allow murder, except of those categorized as enemies by the Communist Party. Filial piety is welcomed, except toward parents deemed to be class enemies. The traditional values of benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, and faithfulness are good, but not applicable when the Party is not willing or doesn’t want to consider them. 

“The Communist Party completely overthrows the universal standards for human nature and builds itself on principles that oppose human nature.”

“Actually It Is ‘The Party Against People’”

Sha, a Chinese writer, further explained this in an interview with the Voice of America in 2008: “It [the CCP] caused many tragedies during its political movements. Every time, it first declared innocent people as its enemies, and then suppressed them recklessly. As this happened over and over again, one can imagine how many innocent people were wronged and killed, leaving their families in despair and feeling wronged,” he said. “The CCP’s history is one of constantly finding enemies to attack and promoting class struggle (pitting one group of people against another).” Therefore, although it always claimed that people are against the Party, it is always the Party that is against the people.

During his interview with Radio Taiwan International in the same year, Sha also called out the CCP’s false claim that “Everything belongs to the people.”

“There are too many terms in mainland China with ‘People’ in it, such as ‘people’s government,’ ‘people’s army,’ ‘people’s police,’ ‘people’s bank,’ ‘people’s hospital,’ ‘people’s hotel,’ ‘people’s restaurant,’ etc. Even the money is called ‘people’s bill,’” he said. “We all know [they are controlled by the CCP and] they do not belong to the people. But it [the CCP] still calls them ‘people’s.’” 

Honesty Made Him a “Public Enemy”

Sha’s remarks were supported by countless bloody campaigns against ordinary citizens. One of these innocents was Yang Feng, who joined the Party in 1947. When attending a Land Reform general assembly of peasants from Zhaoyuan County, Shandong Province, he witnessed an incident that changed his life.

During that event, Yang was responsible for raising the CCP flag. As the meeting proceeded and CCP cadres falsely accused people of being “enemies,” Yang saw seven such “enemies” (usually landlords or wealthy peasants who owned land) suddenly taken to a manual hay cutter under the podium. A village militia leader, bare-chested and head wrapped with a red cloth, walked up to the cutter without any emotion. As he quickly moved the blades up and down, those seven people were killed instantly, splattering blood all over the ground.

One of the people executed was a poor peasant who served in the CCP guerrilla. Shocked by this merciless execution, Yang saw the cruelty of the Party.

Ten years later, the CCP started a campaign, calling on people to provide criticisms of the Party. Yang fell into the trap and the CCP immediately labeled him as a “Rightist” for acting against the Party. CCP agents also dug out a report he wrote in 1948, in which he confessed to the Party that he thought “it might be too excessive” after witnessing the execution of those seven people.

The Party took advantage of his report and made a big case against Yang Feng. He was denounced in an assembly of over 1,000 people as an anti-Mao and anti-CCP enemy. Yang regretted so much for sharing his thoughts with the Party. He was sent to a forced labor camp. During the Cultural Revolution, he received another 12 years of prison.

Dancer’s Regret for Listening to the Party

Feng Jicai, another renowned writer, once interviewed a national-level dancer who shared a family tragedy. 

The dancer’s talent was known when she was young. At 13, she was selected to present flowers to Mao Zedong and the visiting North Korea head Kim Il-sung in 1959. 

The day came to present flowers. When she was about to leave, her teacher told her, “You don’t need to go today. Your family has a problem. Your dad was designated as a Rightist. Do you know what a Rightist is? It is a counter-revolutionary enemy.” 

“My dad is the best person in the world.” The girl was totally shocked and tried to defend him. “Teacher, did you hear it wrong?”

“He was good, but now he has changed. He is against the revolution in his work unit. Of course, he won’t tell you about it. Haven’t you seen the counter-revolutionaries in movies? Some of them started as revolutionaries but gradually changed into traitors or bad guys. Don't you understand? Yes, you understand. I do not want your dad to change either. But he did. You need to break up with him,” the teacher continued.

The 13-year-old girl trusted her teacher and the Party. Without any questioning or thought to find out the truth, she wrote a letter to her father who was in another city. The letter had only a few sentences: “You are now the enemy of the people. You should reform yourself to return to the people. Then I will call you ‘Dad’ again.”

She never saw her father after that. He starved to death in a rural area of Northeast China, as part of a forced labor unit. He was 45.

Later, she received the few remaining items of her father’s. One of them was his diary. She read a page: “I found her on the People’s Pictorial publication. She was more lovely. I cried for joy!”

The dancer was heartbroken – feeling the pain of having been deceived by the Party.

Her father’s case was redressed in 1979. She made a confession at his memorial service: “I hate that we were too weak. Cowardliness made us succumb to outside pressures... I hate that we are too ignorant. Ignorance made our conscience suffer deception. I still cannot forgive myself for believing the lies that accused you of being an enemy of the people.”

Netizens’ Response to “Why Do You Hate the CCP?”

The website “Pin Cong” had a post on May 24, 2020: “Why do you hate the CCP?”

The answers were overwhelmingly lopsided: “Because it is anti-humanity and anti-society. The crimes it has committed are too numerous to count.”

Some netizens posted their experiences of being persecuted by the CCP.

“The CCP-led army came to my grandparents’ villages to rob grains 57 times from 1940 to 1942.”

“CCP members Chen Yi, Yu Qiwei, and Jiang Qing directly killed my great-grandfather.”

“CCP county cadres caused my great-granduncle to lose his limbs below the knees.”

“The CCP created the People’s Commune which led to the Great Famine and starved more than ten of my elder cousins to death.”

“The CCP official wanted to rape my grandmother and he killed my grandfather.”

“The CCP’s one-child policy killed more than 20 cousins in my family tree and their mothers.” 

Conclusion

The CCP had two “history revolutions,” in 1958 and 1963, in order to modify the true history of China to fit the CCP’s communist doctrine. These were part of its brainwashing of young students. 

Now the CCP is revising Party history yet again and adding the revised Party history into elementary school textbooks. It is another form of “history revolution.”

However, the CCP’s anti-humanity core, no matter how it tries to beautify itself, cannot be covered up. 

Hu Ping, a China expert, said, “The CCP has a fatal deadlock in re-writing the Party’s history. It has changed the history many times; the re-write happened every few years. The number of rewrites is so high and the extent of rewrites is so large that in the end, people do not believe any of it.”

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