Saturday, November 24, 2012

中共党朝特色的现代纳粹主义 National Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

Meet He Di, the insider trying to save the Chinese Communist Party from itself.


BEIJING — Two years ago, one of China's most successful investment bankers broke away from his meetings in Berlin to explore a special exhibit that had caught his eye: "Hitler and the Germans: Nation and Crime." In the basement of the German History Museum, He Di watched crowds uneasily coming to terms with how their ancestors had embraced the Nazi promise of "advancement, prosperity and the reinstatement of former national grandeur," as the curators wrote in their introduction to the exhibit. He, vice-chairman of investment banking at the Swiss firm UBS, found the exhibition so enthralling, and so disturbing for the parallels he saw with back home, that he spent three days absorbing everything on Nazi history that he could find.      

"I saw exactly how Hitler combined populism and nationalism to support Nazism," He told me in an interview in Beijing. "That's why the neighboring countries worry about China's situation. All these things we also worry about." On returning to China he sharpened the mission statement at the think tank he founded in 2007 and redoubled its ideological crusade.

He's Boyuan Foundation exists almost entirely under the radar, but is probably the most ambitious, radical, and consequential think tank in China. After helping bring the Chinese economy into the arena of global capital through his work at UBS, He now aspires to enable Chinese people to live in a world of what he and his ideological allies call "universal values": liberty, democracy, and free markets. While the foundation advises government institutions, including leaders at the banking and financial regulators, its core mission is to "achieve a societal consensus" around the universal values that it believes underpin a modern economic, political and social system.

"This is the transition from a traditional to a modern society," He says.

The challenge for Boyuan is that "universal values" clash with the ideology of the Communist Party, which holds itself above those values. "Boyuan is like the salons that initiated and incubated the governing ideas of the French revolution," says David Kelly, research director at a Beijing advisory group who has been mapping China's intellectual landscape. "They explicitly want to bring the liberal enlightenment to China."

The 65-year-old He is at the forefront of an ideological war that is playing out in the background of this week's epic leadership transition, where current Chinese President Hu Jintao officially yielded power to Xi Jinping. At one pole of this contest of ideas are He's universal values; at the other, the revolutionary ideology of the party's patriarch, Mao Zedong. This battle for China's future plays into the decade-long factional struggle between Hu and his recently resurgent predecessor, Jiang Zemin. Jiang's ideological disposition has evolved in chameleon fashion but in recent years he has hinted that if the party remains inflexibly beholdento Mao Zedong-era thought and Soviet-era institutions then it faces a risk of Soviet-style collapse.

When He Di stepped down as chairman of UBS China in 2008 -- after leading the investment banking capital raising charts for four straight years -- UBS gave him an office, a secretary, and a salary with no minimum work requirements. He continued to find UBS lucrative deals, capable princelings to hire (such as the son of former Vice Premier Li Ruihuan) and introductions to wealthy private banking clients. The Swiss bank also gave him $5 million to inject into Boyuan, just weeks before the 2008 global financial crisis, without any strings attached except the appointment of a UBS representative on his board, according to Boyuan representatives. He tipped in $1 million of his own as he redeployed his resources to build a platform for ideas. "One day I picked up the phone and called potential board members." he said. "I called 6 or 7 ministers or vice ministers, without any hesitation."

Boyuan's Beijing headquarters is an elegantly renovated courtyard home on the north side of the city. Behind He's desk is a wall of books on history, philosophy, and reform. Over a simple lunch of braised vegetables and endless cups of tea, he told me how his commitment to liberal values is rooted in a strand of Communist Party tradition that flourished in the 1980s and has since been subordinated but not entirely vanquished. "My grandfather and father were all fighting to establish not dictatorship, not feudalism, but so that people at the grassroots could enjoy a good life." He's grandfather was a vice-minister in the Kuomingtang government that ruled China until the Communists defeated it in 1949; he was beaten to death during the Cultural Revolution.

He's father was an influential agricultural minister in the reformist 1980s, a talented agricultural scientist respected for his integrity who helped guide China's peasants to shed the communal owning of land. This was China's moment of enlightenment, He says, where the revolutionary veterans respected the judgment of peasants and entrepreneurs alike to choose what to plant, what to make, and how to take it to market. The trick was simply to get out of the way. "At that time, the top leaders really understand the concept of so-called ‘universal values,' which means human rights and allowing the people freedom to choose what they want," says He. "They respected the abilities of the people, reflecting a universal value not necessarily coming from the West but based on human beings basic needs."

He had originally intended the Boyuan Foundation to be a retirement pursuit, a project of collective self-enlightenment with close childhood friends. His worries grew as he watched a fellow princeling, Bo Xilai, breathe new life into the spirit of Mao and whip up a popular frenzy in Chongqing, the inland mega-city Bo governed. As he watched Chinese citizens embrace modernity and the party-state slide back toward the revolutionary ideology of his childhood, his ambitions turned from supporting China's modern evolution to saving it.

When He returned to Beijing after his visit to Berlin in late 2010, he discovered that renowned scholars had been investigating those same parallels, even if they could not publicize their work. Shanghai historian Xu Jilin had traced China's leftward turn (leftists in China are the more conservative faction, who favor a more powerful state) to the 1999 U.S. bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia which grew into a "nationalist cyclone," a moment when China's rising pride, power, and the political phenomenon of Bo Xilai started to gain momentum. "Statist thinking is gaining ground in the mainstream ideology of officialdom, and may even be practiced on a large-scale in some regions of "singing Red songs and striking hard at crime," Xu said in a recent talk delivered to the Boyuan Foundation. "The history of Germany and Japan in the 1930s shows that if statism fulfils its potential, it will lead the entire nation into catastrophe."

Xu's antidote is right out of the Boyuan mission statement: "What a strong state needs most is democratic institutions, a sound constitution and the rule of law to prevent power from doing evil," says Xu.

He Di believes the overwhelming majority of Chinese people are on his side. "If you test how many Chinese people really want to return to Mao's period, to become North Korea, I don't believe it's 1 percent of them" he said.

He's adversaries -- many of whom call for a return to the ideals of a Maoist era -- are skeptical of private capital, appalled by rampant corruption, and antagonistic towards what they see as dangerous Western values. These adversaries, whose heroes include the fallen political star Bo Xilai and the politically wounded corruption-fighting general Liu Yuan, have a term for everything that He Di's Boyuan represents: "The Western Hostile Forces." Luckily, He has the chips to play in such a high-stakes game.

Besides his own princeling roots, which protect him from the state, He has the backing of his foundation's chairman Qin Xiao, who held a ministerial-level position as chairman of one of China's top state-owned financial conglomerates. Boyuan's directors include Brent Scowcroft, the former U.S. national security advisor. The Boyuan steering committee includes the publisher of the path-breaking investigative magazine Caijing, a son of one of the most important generals of the revolution (Chen Yi), and a group of officials who, between them, manage the largest accumulation of financial assets in the history of global capital.

He's childhood friends who have worked closely with Boyuan include the governor of the People's Bank of China, Zhou Xiaochuan, and Wang Qishan, the financial-system czar who is set to enter the Politburo Standing Committee, China's top decision making body, this week. They, along with several other princelings who have risen to the top of Chinese finance, became close friends, ironically, when they were red guards, fighting "capitalist roaders" in Mao's Cultural Revolution in the late 1960s.

Many of the protagonists at Boyuan have levers of the state at their disposal, and are organizing and challenging the party line in ways that would lead ordinary citizens to be branded as dissidents. Further in the organization's background, offering moral and practical support, are members of some of China's most powerful families -- including former security chief Qiao Shi, former premier Zhu Rongji, and former president Jiang Zemin.

He traces China's spiritual and policy drift to 2003, the year in which the team of then President Jiang and Premier Zhu entrusted the party and government apparatus to their successors Hu and Wen Jiabao. He says the administration moved away from "opening and reform" -- former leader Deng Xiaoping's policy of bringing China in line with the rest of the world -- and the resulting vacuum was filled with counterproductive criticism of privatization and reform. Leaders are isolated from their mid-level officials, each bureaucracy is siloed from the next, and there is no framework to mediate their interests or debate the wider merits of any particular proposal, he says. And once they started back down the old road of central planning, high-ranking officials grew addicted to the power it brought them. "The current leaders have really disappointed because I don't know what they believe," says He. "They were educated by the party, the old doctrines of Marxism, yet they lack growth experiences at the grassroots. They are really engineers who still want to enjoy the dividends from the previous generation leadership."

He believes in China's ability transform itself but knows it might not happen easily. He thinks Mao was an aberration who hurt his family's 100-year quest to bring China into modernity. Mao saw peasants and workers as an undifferentiated mass to be organized and mobilized, but not respected -- a man who represents China's past and used communism instead of Confucianism as his doctrine of control. "Mao called himself Qin Shihuang plus Stalin," He said, referring to China's first emperor. "He used revolution to repackage China's despotic tradition and crown himself emperor."

When Deng and his successors committed to the market they also committed to the values that underpinned it, He says, including the ideal of law. Hu, by contrast, eviscerated the integrity of the individual, and his administration's combination of extreme nationalism, extreme populism, and state capitalism means that history can repeat itself, He warns.

And that's why the Nazi exhibit scared him so.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Russian Article - American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper 俄刊撰文 - 奥巴马的当选将捣毁美国的资本主义自由民主制度

Russian Article - American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper 
俄刊撰文 - 奥巴马的当选将捣毁美国的资本主义自由民主制度
Russian Newspaper Article - A must read

The irony of this article appearing in the English edition of Pravda (Russian on-line newspaper) defies description. Why can a Russian newspaper print the following yet the American media can't/won't see it?

American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper   

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century,
especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonald burger or a Burger King burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind the foolish.

their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more than Sunday circuses and their telekinesis and top protestant mesa preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America .

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama.
His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America 's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more than another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the FEMA Republic and at worst Zimbabwe .

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, losses, and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very
financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties, and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more than a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama's command
that GM's (General Motors) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of "pure" free markets, the American president now has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise that the American president has followed this up with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago,
warned Obama and UK 's Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, and so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper...but a "free man" whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set "fair" maximum salaries, evaluate performance, and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator
Barney Frank, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies
and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his
slavery without a fight, beating his chest, and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

Stanislav Mishin


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

奥巴马连任-新的中世纪黑暗正在降临 Obama's Reelection - A New "Dark Ages" is Dawning

Obama's Reelection - A New "Dark Ages" is Dawning

陈凯一语  Kai Chen's Words: 

When people use votes to put other's money into their own pockets, democracy is doomed. This is because such a "democracy without individual freedom" violates God's moral principles - “Thou shall not steal, lie, rob, hurt, kill...”

当人们用投票的方式将他人的所得放到自己的口袋里的时候,民主作为一种政体就彻底失败了。 因为这种“无自由的民主”违反了上苍的道德原则 - 你不可以偷、抢、骗、伤、害。

I am not worried about those who become rich and famous before they get into the White House (before they acquire power). I am always worried/suspicious about those who become rich and famous after they get into the White House (after they acquire power).
我并不担心那些在进入白宫获得权力之前就获得财富与名声的人。 但我总会警惕与怀疑那些进入白宫获得权力后致富成名的人。

Brace yourself for a “New Dark Ages" and a perfect storm for decades to come.

Last night marked an irreversible downhill transformation Obama intended on America.  Mankind will indeed be thrust into a dark age with no end in sight.

Sometimes I truly wonder who finally has the last laugh in the Cold War. Our own moral confusion and corruption has led us to this point:  People worry and care about their pocket money more than their moral clarity. With no spokesman like Ronald Reagan to articulate American founding principles and freedom, the devil who entices the mankind with empty promises and free lunches has the upper hand for quite some time.

2012 is indeed a doomsday for mankind, not in a material sense, but in a spiritual sense. There may be a hundred years of dark days ahead of humans on earth, until a new Renaissance wakes up them.  I will be at Yorba Linda Country Club to give a speech for Pat Nixon Republican Women's Group, Thursday, 11/15, at 7:00 pm.  I hope you will be there.  May God bless this last bastion of human freedom - My beloved home America.

My best wishes to you and to us all.  Kai Chen


Bullseye Quote

Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way that you can quickly understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. It was translated into English from an article in the Prague newspaper Prager Zeitungon

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president."

Well said. Corruption won last night. Like a drunk or drug addict who has to reach rock-bottom before they "see the light," so goes America. Unfortunately, for those of us who were awake-and-alert as to what the Democrat Party has become, we all as one nation are now going "down with the ship."

Not only did a dumbed-down electorate speak last night, but so did God. Today - begins America's second Chastisement - the first being in 2008 - where the "good will suffer with the bad."

Since Madelyn Murray O'Hare successfully threw God out-of-the-classroom in the 1960's, God has looked down on a population that doesn't allow Him in the public square, acknowledgment at sporting events, objections to saying the Pledge of Allegiance because God is mentioned which this President concurs, celebration of winter solstice over His birth, Christmas, the forced financial support of Abortion-on-demand and the future of mandatory Euthanasia for the elderly, chronically sick, disabled and mentally-challenged, etc.

God has silently answered back to His creation, and now we all will pay the price for our arrogance and dismissal of our Creator. Many of us have been on our knees for months praying that this election would turn our country back to God and seek His guidance, but He is too offended by our neglect so at this time, our prayers go unanswered. We must now endure the wind at our back pushing us ever more quickly over the abyss of what will begin a real "Hell on earth for the nation."

Margie Tiritilli, California

《自由中国》重返好莱坞 感动各界

记录片《自由中国:有勇气相信》(Free China:the Courage to Believe)11月4日参加好莱坞“真相电影节”(Awareness Film Festival)展映,获好评。图为谴责中共活摘器官国际联盟南加代表丘吉尔医生(右)和前中国男篮运动员陈凯。 (摄影:刘菲/大纪元)
已经是四项国际电影节赢家的记录片《自由中国:有勇气相信》(Free China:the Courage to Believe)11月4日再次来到好莱坞,参加“真相电影节”(Awareness Film Festival)展映,给各界观众留下深刻印象。
《自由中国》是由新唐人电视台和美国导演麦克‧波曼(Michael Perlman)联合制作的记录片,以美裔华商李祥春博士和前中共党员曾铮女士的亲身遭遇为经纬,交织出中国万千法轮功学员至今还在遭受迫害的血泪史。该片与中共当局狂砸银弹于纽约时代广场华丽宣传形成鲜明对比,特别是其揭露的中共活摘学员器官牟利等骇人听闻的罪恶,曾让普利策获奖诗人CK Williams看完影片后发出感叹:“我希望我所知道的不是真的。”




他希望每个人都能像法轮功学员一样为中国的自由做出个人的一份努力,“每个个体都是有能力的。你看他们(曾铮、李祥春)就自己写书或者站出来说话。”  陈凯对法轮功学员“不合作”的精神表示赞赏: “法轮功学员通过很和平的方式,‘我不跟你合作’,这就很好——我不会诉诸暴力,也不相信暴力。但是我可以用不合作的方式。在中国如果用不合作方式……(中共)不会(维持)太久。”


不过陈凯仍对美国充满希望,“我相信在美国一定要出现一个道德的巨人,像里根一样。” 正值美国总统大选和中共十八大即将召开的时刻,两个日子如此接近,陈凯分析道:“中共它为什么要定在11月8日(开十八大)。它也要观察美国对中国的态度,美国新总统当选以后它怎么呼应。因为中共是没有道德原则的……而美国有原则。美国独立宣言里讲个体有生命、自由和追求幸福的权利,这个道德理念不仅是美国内政的基点,也是美国外交政策的基点。每个人、包括法轮功,在中国受到迫害也是我们美国人的事,不可能不是。在这个基点上我们承担的是道德领导责任,因为在我们的独立宣言和宪法里面表达的不止是美国精神而且是人类的精神。”