Sunday, November 3, 2013
Kai Chen Speech/Obamacare & Socialism
Kai Chen Tea Party Speech on 11/9/2013
To San Fernando Valley Patriots
Chinese Athlete Shares Lessons in Freedom
Posted on November 12, 2013
by Tad Cronn Filed under 1st Amendment
Los Angeles-based author Kai Chen (Author of "One in a Billion - Journey toward Freedom), who grew up in Communist China under Mao Tse-Tung, knows just how evil socialism is, and he is working hard to educate Americans before it's too late.
"Government is about power," Chen said recently to a roomful of people ranging in age from 10 to their mid-90s. "The bigger the government, the bigger the lie. Total government, like in China, is a total lie.
"The entire country is a lie. I don’t want that to happen here. If it does, if America becomes like China, where are the freedom-loving people to go? The moon?"
The former Chinese state basketball player was speaking in Canoga Park, California, on the 24th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to the members of the San Fernando Valley Patriots.
He shared some memories of his youth during the Cultural Revolution, a time when the government was so strict, people couldn't even have a goldfish or flowers in their home. "That's bourgeois!" Chen said of the Communists' standard accusation.
Because China does not have America's history of individual freedom, a culture of indifference has taken root. "People in China say who cares if somebody dies? People die by the millions," Chen said.
The rise of socialism begins with changing the way people use language, the author said.
For example, in China, the government talks about dealing with "the masses" and appealing to "the masses." That's not the talk of free people.
"Ronald Reagan said don't use that language, 'masses,'" Chen said. "People are not masses; they're individuals."
Chen considers Reagan to be one of three "mortal giants" from the 1980s, the other two being Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II. All of them, Chen said, spoke directly and plainly about freedom, unlike politicians today.
"Socialism is evil. Communism is evil. Who today is talking like that?" Chen asked.
Chen said there are three things socialists believe in:
Government is God -- the idea that government can, or should, do everything and should be given loyalty because of it. "When you say, 'Government can do that,' you fall into their trap," Chen said.
It's all a zero-sum game -- there's only so much to go around, so it has to be distributed "equally." "They pit women against men, blacks against whites," Chen said. "Everybody's gain is everybody's loss."
Materialism -- everything is material, nothing is of a spiritual or higher nature. "They see a problem, they throw money at it," Chen said. "We are nothing of our own choice or God's creation. We are only creatures of our environment. That's the talk of the Left."
Chen warned that Obamacare is not about health, it's about power. But that reality has been obscured by the doubletalk used by the government and media to describe the law.
"People say, 'Oh, this rollout does not work,'" Chen said. "It's not supposed to work! It's one step to total control by the government!"
According to the author, the real point of Obamacare is to gain control of and centralize your personal information.
"You will become 'public people'," he warned.
Chen related how, during the Cultural Revolution, Mao came up with the concept of "barefoot doctors" to take care of people in the countryside. The "doctors" were given a first aid bag, maybe some other supplies, and no training, then they were sent out into the provinces, where they would treat people in smaller towns and villages.
Chen said his niece, a doctor who had recently finished training in the U.S., went to China to visit, and she was asked by a Chinese physician how many people she had operated on. She replied that she hadn't performed any operations on her own yet because she had just finished her training.
According to Chen, "He said, 'I never had training. I operated on a thousand already.' That's public medicine."
Under socialism, people put up with hardship's because they're told it's "equal," and they think someone else will have even more taken away.
"You expect other people to be worse off than you," Chen said. "That's how you get transformed. That's how Obamacare will transform this country."
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Former Communist Athlete Shares Words of Freedom
Written on Sunday, November 10, 2013 by Tad Cronn
Author and former basketball player Kai Chen held up a dirty headband he found in Tiananmen Square. He translated the words on it into English: “Support the hunger strike, support equal dialogue.”
The Tiananmen Square uprising in 1989 was an important moment for Chen, who grew up under Mao Tse Tung, perhaps the most accomplished murderer in human history.
“A big reason that Tiananmen Square happened was during the 1980s, we have three mortal giants in the world: Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul,” Chen said this weekend in Canoga Park, California, on the 24th anniversary of the Berlin Wall falling.
He was addressing the San Fernando Valley Patriots in a small but packed meeting room full of people ranging in age from about 10 to mid-90s.
When Chen asked if there was anybody in the room who had lived in socialist countries, the answers came back: Hungary, Romania, China. One defector from the Democratic Party shouted, “Berkeley.”
What united everyone in the room was that they all, like Chen, were well-educated (the youngest member of the audience publishes a locally known political newsletter) and passionate about defending freedom.
Chen told his audience that he was born American, just unfortunately in communist China, by which he means that people are born free. As a young man, he was chosen because of his height to be on the official Chinese state basketball team. But when Communist Party officials realized he had family in Taiwan, they removed him from the team, saying they couldn’t trust him.
Chen, 16 at the time, just wanted to play sports, so he looked for a regional team he could play for inside China. When his search took him too close to the border near Taiwan, the ever-present Communist observers arrested him. After some time in prison, he was released but was soon conscripted into the army.
Eventually, he was able to get to the United States and graduated from UCLA in 1986.
What made Reagan different from other presidents, particularly the current one, Chen said, is that Reagan was for the individual, not the government.
“Every time Ronald Reagan stepped on the podium,” Chen said, “he talked about freedom. … When he went to the Soviet Union, Reagan said, ‘I want to meet the dissidents.’ …
“Government itself doesn’t care about you. Government is about power. The bigger the government, the bigger the lie. Total government, like China, is a total lie.
“The entire country is a lie. I don’t want that to happen here. If it does, if America becomes like China, where are the freedom-loving people to go? The moon?”
Turning toward a group of college students, he added, “I feel a moral duty to tell you this.”
Chen lamented the current state of American politics, which he said has been brought down by the language of the Left:
“Socialism is evil, communism is evil. Who today is talking like that?”
The language used by Reagan was so powerful, Chen said, that it continued to shape politics into the Clinton years.
“Clinton had to say the era of big government is over,” Chen said. “Where does that come from? That’s Reagan. Today, vocabulary is from the Left. …
“That’s why Romney lost, because you can’t compete with Obama in promising government is going to give you things.”
Chen fears that the United States has made a mistake by accepting China as a full trading partner. By doing so, America is further compromising its principles and turning a blind eye to all the harm done in the name of communism.
Chen shared a picture of Chinese currency, dominated by a picture of Mao Tse-Tung, who is responsible for scores of millions of deaths.
“Mao is evil,” Chen said. “Socialism is evil. When we acknowledge that currency, we don’t see that evil.”
“… By accepting this currency, you accept one premise: That killing people by the millions to acquire power is acceptable. Once you see this face (Mao) and are unmoved, you are truly transformed from an individual to a zombie.”
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