Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Kai Chen on Ferguson Riots 只有真实的询问才会有真实的答案
Kai Chen’s thoughts on Ferguson’s riot:
Real Answer Must Come from Right Questions
By Kai Chen 陈凯 11/25/2014
“Only Truth shall set us free.”
Even though I am an “anti-communist” crusader, most anti-communists in the Chinese community both in China and overseas don’t like the questions I ask in my effort to pursue truth. Most anti-communists in the Chinese community want only to get rid of the communist regime/government. They blame everything on Mao and the regime’s tyranny and corruption. But my questions make them very uncomfortable:
What causes the never-ending Chinese despotic dynastic-cycle? Why do the Chinese always yearn for a savior in their life to solve their pain and suffering? Who have enabled Mao and the communists to usurp power and maintain the murderous regime for so long? If the Chinese culture is so great, why does it fail to prevent tyranny from happening and curb evil tyrants every time? Why is the Chinese society today still mired in a hopelessness and helplessness? Does everyone of us bear any responsibility in this gigantic human tragedy called China?
During Mao’s Cultural Revolution, I was a teenager who was forced/pushed into the murderous torrent: For fear of my own safety, I joined my fellow students in struggling my teachers. One of them died as a result of the torture and torment. I still have painful recollections and a deep sense of remorse from time to time: I do and I should bear my responsibility as an individual, as a fearful being, as a guilty enabler of evil in this gigantic human tragedy and atrocity – Mao’s Cultural Revolution.
Back to Ferguson’s tragedy and riots: What are the right questions to ask? Is it always, as the so-called black “civil rights” leaders forever framed, the issue of “white establishment oppressing the blacks and making their lives miserable and hopeless? Why does this question’s premise (one’s misery and suffering is always because of circumstances, history and others’ evil intention) go nowhere and become nothing but a nihilistic pursuit?
Maybe the true questions should be:
Where does a family culture of violence and taking advantage of each other come from? Why does a man-eating cycle of victim-villain last in the black community? Is the victim also a villain in the Michael Brown case? If the truth is affirmative of this fact, then what causes MB to have become such a bully/robber that led to his own irrational confrontation with the police and eventually his own death?
Maybe a more salient question should be:
Does the ubiquitous “Political Correctness” prevent American society which is established on seeking truth with individual liberty from asking these relevant and essential questions?
In my own personal experience with tyranny and a culture/a mindset of slaves in China, I often see a parallel in the cycle of victim-villain in the black community in America: People, due to their being brainwashed by their own political elite, their own fear of truth, their ignorance of their own true history, fail to ask the right questions. Therefore, their misery and plight is nothing but a never-ending cycle of their own making – a failure of individual responsibility, in another word, a failure to take control of their own individual lives and prevent themselves from become the part of man-eating cycle. In their eagerness to blame others, to blame circumstances, to blame history, people forget the truth that they are free beings with freedom of choices:
Today, at this moment, you can choose not to be controlled by others, no matter how powerful they are. Today, at this moment, you can choose to recover the original meaning of life endowed upon you by God. Today, at this moment, you can make the painful but hopeful choice of moving forward on the path of freedom with a moral compass from your conscience, with a powerful tool of reason and logic. Today, at this moment, you can bid farewell to your own man-eating societal and family culture of despair and start a new life of individual with integrity and responsibility. Today, at this moment, you can be just like me – a person born into despotic tyranny, raised by communist brainwashing propaganda and the paralyzing Chinese nihilistic family culture of slavery - make your own choice to break the shackle in your mind/soul, to shout on top of your lungs:
I am a free being! I can’t take this nonsense anymore!
Link to "My Way - Journey toward Freedom": http://www.interbasket.net/forums/showthread.php?13004-Chen-Kai-From-basketball-star-to-staunch-anti-CCP-activist