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CCP on the brink of collapse? We can only hope

By ATWadmin On November 5th, 2006

mao-poster.jpgWalking through Westminster yesterday I came across a banner denouncing the Chinese Communist Party. A young man was handing out leaflets, calling for mass withdrawals from the CCP. Apparently nine million people have already done so, and the CCP is teetering on “the brink of collapse”. How much of this is wishful thinking I do not know but, as Carlisle said, “no lie can live forever”, and who would have guessed how quickly the Soviet empire would dissolve?

I am not sure to what extent the Falang Gong sect is involved in this campaign. They more than most have good reason to seek the end of Communist tyranny, as so many of their number have been tortured and murdered in China.

The leaflet pointed to these nine commentaries, documenting the truth of the Chinese Communist Party and their murderous rule. Possession of the nine commentaries in the “People’s Republic” would get you arrested and possibly killed. It is good to reflect occasionally on the freedom we have in this country, and why we must strive to safeguard it.

7 Responses to “CCP on the brink of collapse? We can only hope”

  1. Unfortunately, the fervent hopes of this young man are not soon to be realised! As I have posted on <a href="http://mikecunningham.wordpress.com/2006/06/19/a-fast-journey-on-a-slow-boat-to-china/">my own site,</a>, if the bargain-seekers continue buying indiscriminately, without any knowledge, or even care, about the country whose inhabitants supply these "bargains", there seems little chance of an uprising succeeding, home-grown or otherwise!

    If there is to be a change, either in the stance of this dictatorship or the composition of this evil bunch of geriatric thugs, it must be fuelled by a boycott of all things ‘Chinese’, because only by economic methods will this bunch of murderers and despots accept that ‘change’ has to come!

  2. totally disagree with MC, its exactly because of economic flourishing that communism will fall in China, as opposite to Russia where economic collapse precipitated change. Mike Cunningham this is 2 in a row. Do you think about anything you say before you say it?

  3. Sir Percy is right. China may well be a one-party state but it is most definately not a communist one. Increased consumerism and exposure to outside influences will lead ultimately to the collapse of communism in that country. True conservatives believe in evolving change over time, not forced regime change to enforce an abstract political system, and remeber democracy is an abstract concept in China. It will take time but ultimately capitalism will out in the PRC.

  4. Annonymong,

    "China may well be a one-party state but it is most definately not a communist one. Increased consumerism and exposure to outside influences will lead ultimately to the collapse of communism in that country"

    You contradict yourself. The PRC is most definitely a communist state. The gulag, the torture, the brain-washing, the murder of dissidents, the lies, the portrait of Mao Zedong, all are still in place. Ecomonics is only one aspect of the issue. Limited capitalism was also allowed in the USSR by Lenin in the 1920s. There is no clear theory to communism except the lust for power. Contradictions abound, where the price of pointing this out may well be death.

    I hope you’re right that communism will ultimately collapse, but to deny the PRC is communist is bizarre.

  5. Richard: great topic. I am swamped today but will try to get back to it Tuesday. I know you won’t sleep wondering what bon mots I’ve got, but wanted to compliment you on the post.

  6. Cheers Mahons, I’ll look out for that. Like Alison’s recent post, it makes me humble to consider the bravery necessary in China and Afghanistan to stand up for the rights we take for granted.

  7. Richard: Sorry. Work plus a need for a new hot water heater at home delayed my response. I find that we know as little about China as we did during the time of the Boxer Rebellion. We would all like for China to develop into a mature member of the world community that recognizes certain human rights, but I doubt that day will come in our lifetimes. It is essential that its modern history is not glossed over, or that those who hold it accountable for its crimes be dismissed as cold warriors. I am not sure of the legitmacy of the Falan Gong gang, although they appear to have undergone real suffering. I think our approach to China should be a wary dialogue.