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Tiananmen Square


Tiananmen Square once hosted a theatre of war that determined the future of China. An uprising was organized to break the nation. If the Chinese government had surrendered, it would have handed the masters of empire the key to the world. The same irregular warfare that was agitated against China, was also agitated against the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union caved in and dissolved itself. In the wake the western vultures descended on Russia and its former republics with brutal looting operations that destroyed the economies and collapsed the populations. For many years untold millions perished year after year in the orgies of looting and destruction. China saved itself from this tragedy. It took Russia two decades of hardships to stop the population collapse and to rebuild itself into a strong and viable nations, standing alongside China with a common commitment to remain free from the hands of empire. Maybe in this lies China's greatest contribution to humanity. The events on Tiananmen Square in June in 1989 changed the future for the world, as the outcome denied the final victory of empire over the entire world.

The dialog is situated in time near the collapse of the Soviet system. The dialog comprises a chapter of the novel, The Flat Earth Society, by Rolf Witzsche.


      "That is why the self-righteous media of Empire cries," I said to Steve. "It cries, because the game of Empire was rebuffed, and China did not surrender. The western media cries massacre, massacre. It will likely cry so forever as it does in all cases when the games of Empire are rebuffed, but was there a massacre on Tiananmen Square?" I paused. "Was the Tiananmen Square event really a massacre. The 1948 Deir Yassin massacre qualifies for the terms. A gang of circumcised thugs entered the small village of Deir Yassin in Palestine in the cover of darkness and killed everyone. They kept on killing and searching for hideaways and killed them too until everyone was dead. They came with the intention to murder. As the result most of the Arabs fled so that the land was cleared for the building of the new Jewish State of Israel. One of the murderous gang leaders later became Prime Minister of the Jewish State. He said that the massacre was a keystone in the founding of Israel. But this massacre cannot be compared to the Tiananmen Square event of the 4th of June in 1989. There was no predetermined intention to murder."

      "What happened on the 4th of June was covert warfare designed to overthrow all of the modern achievements of Chinese society," said Steve. "China was under attack. China defended itself. But as you noted, there was no organized murder intended. The clash culminated into a tragedy after seven weeks of large-scale agitation by a rebel movement that was organized by the masters of Empire. They rebels cried democracy, because in the world of empire where the stooges are easily bought, democracy is the most efficient freeway to grabbing power. For seven weeks China resisted. It was under the gun and was fighting for its very survival against the forces of Empire, the forces of the circumcision and amputation, but it did not capitulate. The Chinese restraint was amazing. Which government would stand by for seven weeks facing an event designed for its abdication, ideologically run by foreign agents, a kind of replay of the French Revolution that was run from Britain and ended with the destruction of all of Europe? That is what China was facing. There was never any intention to cause the death of anyone, but China was at war in those seven weeks, and the war had to be stopped to protect the nation. Too much was at stake for the war to continue. China had been strangled for centuries. It barely survived under the forces of Empire going back to the British Opium Wars that ended up costing China nine million of its patriots being killed, not to mention the effects on China of its people living for half a century under 'colonial' rule with the forced importation of British opium that nearly destroyed China as a nation. Then after China freed itself from British rule with the 1911 Revolution, in which Mao Zedong joined the revolutionaries, a long uphill battle for the liberation of China began. Mao Zedong became one of five Commissioners of the Communist Party of China, and from there he organized the famous Autumn Harvest Uprising, which failed, but he regrouped the scattered forces, and together with other revolutionary factions he organized a military force: The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army of China; the Red Army. By 1930 more than ten regions where under the control of the Communist Party of China. Of course this worried the Kuomintang government of Chiang Kai-shek. It fought back. It waged five campaigns of besiegment against these areas, fighting with a million soldiers against the twenty-times smaller Red Army. Still it lost four of the campaigns.

      "In time the encirclement succeeded," Steve continued. "Under increasing pressures from the campaigns and imperial political pressure, Mao was removed from his positions in the Communist Party. Still, the encirclement continued. In 1934 the Chiang Kai-shek government was in nominal control of China and had all the communist areas surrounded. It wowed to eradicate the communists once and for all. That's when for Mao the 'Long March, of retreat began, from the southeast to the northwest, an almost 10,000 kilometer journey that lasted an entire year. At the end, Mao emerged as the top Communist leader. When the second Sino-Japanese War erupted in 1937, Mao stayed in the background and consolidated his power and his forces, leaving the Kuomintang forces to do the fighting, with Chiang Kai-shek now being supported by the USA. America had an interest in supporting the Chinese government during the war as the fighting would keep the Japanese occupied with China all through World War II. At the end of World War II, the U.S. continued its support of Chiang Kai-shek, which also became an open fight against the Communist Red Army and Mao Zedong. The American objective was to contain world communism and to defeat it. From this background the Chinese Civil War for control of China errupted. The war lasted till 1949. The Kuomintang forces suffered massive losses. In Decem
ber Mao's Red Army laid siege to the last Kuomintang-controlled city on mainland China. The war formally ended when the stooge of the Western's empire, Chiang Kai-shek, fled to Taiwan. The People's Republic of China was actually established a few months earlier, on October 1st, 1949. The struggle was over."

      "An immense struggle that had spanned thirty-eight years had come to fruition," said Ushi. "The fight to control China had been won at an enormous cost in human lives, both from the fighting and from the political infighting. The internal political persecutions that were orchestrated by Mao are said to have claimed many thousands of lives. Some put the figures above 150,000. The infighting had also been accompanied by torture, some so gruesome that they defy description. This was the price that was paid in China to do the impossible: to do what no nation had achieved up to this point, which is to keep Empire out and to give the nation a chance for self-determination."

       "The victory also came with a second price tag attached," said Steve. "A land reform began that outlawed private property and persecuted the landlords. A massive repression began, interwoven with public executions of 'counter-revolutionaries,' former government officials, businessmen, employees of Western companies, intellectuals, and all whose loyalty was suspect. The real death toll will likely never be known. Some estimates put it as high as a million. Mao claimed that only 700,000 people were executed during those early years. But nobody really believes that. It was a policy to select one landlord in every village, and often several of them, for public execution. With that considered the real death toll may range between two and five million. In addition an estimated million and a half were sent to 'reform training' and labor" camps. Mao defended the killings as them having been necessary for securing power."

      "Don't forget the Hundred Flowers Campaign," Interjected Ushi. "Some say the campaign had been a deliberate attempt to flush out dissidents by encouraging them to show themselves as critical of the regime. It appears to have been well intentioned though, at first. 'Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend.' This was the slogan. Mao had used the slogan to signal the intellectuals of the country, to voice different and competing ideologies and to voice their opinions about the issues of the day. Premier Zhou Enlai became involved to promote the project, but criticism was slim. To break the deadlock Mao announced that criticism was wanted and turned the pressure up to get 'healthy criticism' on the policy of the Central Government. Now the intellectuals responded with a flood of letters voicing their concerns, even on subjects that were deemed taboo. Millions of letters were now pouring in, some with criticism that simply became intolerable, such as: 'the CCP should give up power,' or 'intellectuals are virtually being tortured while living in a communist society.' It soon became evident that a re-education was needed. Half a million people were identified as 'rightists.' Some were humiliated, some were sent to labor and re-education camps, some were imprisoned, some demoted or fired from their positions, some were tortured, and some were killed."

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From the political and religious science and romantic fiction novel by Rolf A. F. Witzsche

The Flat Earth Society

Volume 4B of the 12-volume series, The Lodging for the Rose

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Chapter 6 - Tiananmen Square

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