Sunday, February 27, 2022

Kai Chen on the Ukraine Crisis and the War 陈凯评俄乌战争

 Kai Chen on the Ukraine Crisis and the War:    2/27/22

Since the Cold War, the world seems to fall into a moral slumber.  "The End of History" finally dawned on us.  We don't have to worry about Good vs. Evil anymore.  We can just relax and make money by making deals with anyone, even Putin, Xi and Kim, by enticing them the dictators into our capitalistic world.  We feed the bear.  We feed the dragon.  We feed the killers and murderers.  Thus a moral nihilist/a conman, with a book about nothingness - "Art of the Deal", was prompted into our leadership position.  Truth or Lies does not matter anymore.  Inside/outside, strong/weak, enemy/friend, winning/losing..., have become the ethos of the day.  The world has been turned upside down.  Lincoln, Kennedy and Reagan are turning in their graves.

Somehow all of a sudden, fortunately and mysteriously maybe, the current Russia - Ukraine war has shocked us into reality, time again, by revealing that eternal truth:  Evil exists.  Truth matters.  Right matters.  Justice matters.  Freedom matters.  Being great means one has to be good first....  Thank God we finally wake up by the explosions and bloodshed of war.  The liars and con-artists are finally exposed as what/who they are.

Dictators always overestimate their own power and underestimate the will of free people, while democracies often underestimate their own strength by freedom and overestimate the prowess of the dictatorships.  That's just a fact by the natures of their respective political settings.

Dictators (or dictators-want-to-be) will never admit their own failure.  They will create lies through propaganda and misinformation, no matter how preposterous they sound and seem.  Putin, Xi, Kim and our Donald have repeatedly demonstrated this truth.  Hitler would kill himself first, rather than admitting his own stupidity, small-mindedness and failure.  So we must face this harsh truth:  Evil can never be co-oped and appeased.  Evil must be defeated.  The poisonous moral nihilism, as lately permeated around the world and among us in the US, must be cast aside.  The true color of this great country, intended from the very beginning at her birth by the Almighty, must be re-polished to shine above the "Shining City on the Hill".

The time is now.  With this war, the blood of the brave freedom fighters in Ukraine will serve to cleanse our moral confusion and re-invigorate our spirit to struggle for a better tomorrow.  Putin and the likes (including the Bigly Donald), around the world will come to a rude awakening:  Good exists as well.  And Good will always defeat Evil, for Good has only one enemy - Evil, while Evil has two enemies - Good and Evil itself.  May God bless the freedom-loving people around the world.  May God bless my beloved America.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Kai Chen on Winning the New Cold War Today against Putin, Xi and Kim

 Kai Chen on winning the new Cold War against Putin, Xi and Kim (普习金)(PXK)

Whom/what does a dictator fear the most? The answer is always: Their own people with a wakening conscience. Ronald Reagan, with his moral clarity, knew this instinctively. Every time he went to meet the leader of the USSR in Russia, he demanded to meet the Russian dissidents first as a precondition. What a moral wisdom! I feel eternally thankful for Reagan's moral approach against the Evil Empire. We won the first Cold War because of it, indeed.

When the Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo died in a Chinese prison, Trump the moral nihilist did nothing at all. You wonder why the world now is in such a danger with all the dictators daring to challenge freedom, democracy and America: Moral confusion/moral nihilism is the reason/our own biggest enemy. We don't mention Good vs. Evil anymore, as if all is about power, money and the muzzle of the gun. As PXK (普习金)now challenge the world order established by America after WWII, we must understand that to win the new Cold War today, we must rely on the conscience of the people under those dictatorships. We must rely on the hands of the Almighty, not just human intrigue and cleverness, to defeat the new Axis of Evil (普习金).

May God bless the free people in the world. May God bless my beloved America.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

陈凯谈古爱凌的选择/非选择 Kai Chen on Eileen Gu's Choice


Kai Chen on Eileen Gu's Choice:


"I am Chinese when I am in China. I am American when I am in America." Eileen Gu claims. What a typical Chinese Confucian "middle of the road" mentality.

Monkey King complex - a person can be anywhere/everywhere at any given moment, is a common trait in the Chinese Confucian culture. Human-Devil syndrome is the result of such a cultural pathology/sickness. This is why evil thrives in China and the Chinese Confucian Communism has become the main threat to freedom and democracy in the world today.

I have written on this subject in Chinese years ago with the title "On the Chinese Human-Devil Complex". I now share it with everyone who can read Chinese and hope you can gain some insight from Gu's mentality of amorality/immorality.

人鬼谈--从中国人两面中庸看中国的恶性朝代循环 作者:陈凯 2006-06-14 03:44:10
我常常听到中国人议论美国人(西方人)。 这些议论大都出不了几种范畴模式: 如美国文化跟中国文化不一样;或美国人简单,天真,傻,人情淡漠;或美国人没有文化传统,太自由,不规矩、、等等。 大部分的议论多是描述性的,时常暗示贬义的,有时中性无义的,有时讥讽的,有时嘲笑的、、。 很少有人对中美的政治文化进行有道德取向的,有逻辑推理的分析。更少有人褒扬美国人(西方人)的价值,道德取向。 似乎中国人就应该与美国人不一样 – 言外之意当然是中国文化的高深,中华文明的悠久,中国人原本应有的优越与高人一等、、。 甚至大部分所谓的中国精英们也在对中西文化分析中取折中,中庸之道。他们拼命地在东方专制的精神毒品中挖取伪价值,伪营养,将鸦片白面标签为传统养身秘方推销给那些没有价值取向的灵智弱残的人。 同时又拼命地在美国(西方)的线性的,方向性的进步历史中挖取那些早已被西方的绝对价值取向摈弃的负向行为理念和历史丑闻。似乎将美国(西方)早已从自身肌体排泄摈除的垃圾废物挖出来会使中国人的虚荣脸面得到某种补偿与满足。 甚至一些西方的左派们也用所谓“完美社会说”抨击西方的方向性进步文化,并试图从东方,中国的精神毒素中汲取所谓“智慧营养”。“文化等同论”与“道德相对论”就是这些西方左棍们吸食中国精神鸦片白面所产生出的畸形怪物。 “你看,美国也有过奴隶制,教会也迫害过哥白尼,伽利略,西方也有过中世纪的黑暗、、。 所以我们不能搞全盘西化,我们不能抛弃中国传统中的好东西、、。“ 中国的国粹者们也借西方左棍们的昏头舞唱着,跳着。一时大宣“二十一世纪是中国世纪”的狂言病语。 一些原主张“全盘西化”的人们也对自己的主张产生了一些踌躇,迷茫与犹豫。 那什么是“西化”呢? 西化就是“人化”,就是“进步化”,就是“价值方向化”。 衡量一个人的品行质量的标准并不在于他的一生经过了什么,而在于他在他一生的经历中学到了什么,得到了什么,有什么价值方向的取向。 衡量一个文化的优劣好坏的标准也是这样。 美国基于其宪法的价值绝没有将奴隶制,种族主义当作价值去褒扬追求。 相反的是,美国的内战是去消灭奴隶制的;美国的人权运动是去排除种族主义的残余的;美国的教科书,节假日纪念是林肯,马丁路德、金的。 哥白尼,伽利略是西方宣扬追求的偶像;那些中世纪的红衣主教们并不在人们的价值语言里。 我提倡“全盘西化”就是提倡建立导致“人化”,“进步化”,“价值方向化”的一套文化价值体系和政治架构。 这有如我想要的并不是一个赌瘾成性的,病态的,垂死的人的恶性循环的机能,机制与心态,而是一个健康的人的新陈代谢,良性循环的机能,机制与心态。这种良性机能,机制与心态可以排除糟粕,抵抗疾病,汲取营养,成长进化。 那什么是“中化”呢? “中化”就是“非人反人化”,就是“鬼化”,“奴化”,就是“价值浑浊化”,就是“恶性循环化”,“赌瘾成性化“,“停滞不前化”。 一般中国人病态地,糊涂地认为:一个人的经历,环境为其优劣好坏下定义。 一个人的外表与血肉就是其存在的证明。 所以在中国有“血肉筑长城”的国歌。 “灵魂“与“价值取向”从不在中国人的语言里。 中国古代所有文学历史记载都是关于“争权夺势”,“朝代循环”,“血肉生死”的,从未有“捍卫真理”,“追求精神价值”,“崇尚人的尊严与完整”的 “人“的褒扬与记载。 “中”字本身的两种含义都是“虚无价值”和“反价值”的: “中央”意味着等级制。基于这一层意思人与人,国与国之间都是不平等的。 “君臣父子”,“进贡敬皇”就是基于这个“中”的。 “中庸”是另一个含义:不辨真伪,不识好坏,不置可否,各打五十大板是这个“中”的引申,也是中国人对”正义“的歪解。 ”见人说人话,见鬼说鬼话“是中国人普遍的行为规范,也是中国人自欺的,精明诡诈而毫无智慧的反价值哲学的写照。 ”孙猴子七十二变“与”变色龙“是中国人对智慧的定义和对道德鉴别,道德责任的永远推卸的借口伎俩。 在中国“人本善“的哲学前提里,”鬼“的存在是被否认的。 “鬼”是被人恐惧的外来物,而不是人的灵魂的内在产生。 人们不光不知鬼,不觉鬼,人们反而学鬼,崇鬼,与鬼认同。 今天在中国”崇毛“,”神毛“的现象就是中国人由怕鬼而学鬼,崇鬼的灵魂的暴露。 中国人今天的自恨,自怨,自贬 (常反映在对他人的他恨,他怨,他贬上)就是中国人“人鬼心态”的外在表露。人们只是直觉感到毛就是他们灵魂中“鬼”的象征,但他们选择的不是用”人“限鬼,斗鬼,灭鬼,而是否认鬼的存在,与鬼谋和,与鬼谋存,供鬼求权(全),贡鬼求平免乱。 如果说西方基督文化价值中的”忏悔“ 是人在灵魂中限鬼,斗鬼,灭鬼的工具途径,中国人亦不知”灵魂“是何物,更不要提将“忏悔”作为工具和武器。 基督精神中的”承认鬼(devil)和 原弊(sin)的存在“并与鬼和人的原弊斗争而走向人性与希望的教义是中国文化中从始就无的绝对道德概念。 “人鬼不分”,“人鬼共存”,“人弱鬼强”,“人灭鬼兴”在中国人灵魂中的腐败的积累使中国文化,中国人逐渐“鬼化”。 “吃人”成了“中国鬼”存活的必然途径。 人性在中国已在“鬼性”的强大打击下不断的削弱到了残喘的地步。 中国的阴阳符在近代与马克思的辩证法苟同结合更促进了中国人的“鬼化”。 人的道德,人的价值进一步被贬黜到了骇人听闻的地步。 在现代的中国人就是鬼,鬼就是人,是就是非,非就是是,白就是黑,黑就是白,真就是假,假就是真。 这阴阳符在辩证法的动力下高速旋转,将中国的恶性朝代循环推向了新的维度境界。 大多中国人不知这人鬼不分的危害,不以为耻反以为荣地将其作为中国文化与中国人的定义而引为骄傲。 两千多年以前,正在亚洲大地战火连绵,血雨腥风地争霸权,争统一的疯狂时代,在西方发生了两个重大事件: 在希腊多音节字母文字的产生给人类带来了理性思维的工具,促使了人们在逻辑推理的抽象思维空间中加速了前进的步伐,给人们在自然与社会科学,教育,法律等领域里带来了长足的,持续的进步。 一个赤足简衣,举止温和的木匠在中东与西方掀起了一场改变人类命运里程的默默的革命:他用自己的生命造就了人的自知,自省,自我完美。 他在人类灵魂的磁场中建立了一个指北针,告知了人们他们所要遵循的绝对道德价值。 人类从此在杀人吃人的恶性漩涡中自拔了出来,走上了通往自由的希望之路。 基督后的2006年的人类里程是一个从恶性循环走向线性方向,从绝望走向希望,从黑暗走向光明,从血肉走向灵魂,从死亡走向生命,从虚无走向意义,从奴役走向自由的里程。 这是一个以人拒鬼的里程。 在基督的道德价值中,人不论在任何场合,任何环境,任何时间都用绝对的道德价值说着“人”话。 他深知“鬼”的存在和他自身“原弊”的存在。 但他绝不向鬼与原弊认同。 他用虔诚的忏悔与鬼与原弊分道扬镳。 他用人的语言选择了人的道路,人的方向。 这世界从此从鬼性的泥潭中跳了出来,走向了人性的,无尽希望的海洋。 然而,直到今天,十三亿中国大陆的人们仍旧被“人鬼不分”的鬼性所缠绕而迷茫。他们的灵魂仍旧被他们的血肉所捆绑;他们的理性仍旧被他们的单音节象形文字所束缚;他们仍旧被精神与感知的混乱所淹没。 默默地绝望是他们唯一的真实存在。 我不得不向他们发问: 如果你们能在数学中接受阿拉伯数字,在音乐中接受五线谱,为什么不能在科学,教育与法律中接受以英文为主的多音节字母文字? 如果你们能允许毛共将马克思的辩证法用枪杆子强加给你们,为什么不能主动地用你们尚存的人性去接受基督的“人”的洗礼,使你们从此加入人类的“人”的行列,加入“爱”与“理性”的行列,加入“生命”,“希望”,“自由”的行列,加入那用绝对道德价值作为指北针的“兴人驱鬼”的欢乐的自由大军的行军行列中去?! 只有当你们彻底抛弃了你们的“人鬼情结”之后,你们才有可能在永恒价值的立足点上, 成为“不可动摇”的有着坚定信念的“推动历史前进”的有意义的人们 --- THE UNMOVABLE MOVERS.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Kai Chen on Peng Shuai's disappearance - Chinese regime must be held accountable for the abuse and cover up

 Kai Chen on Peng Shuai's disappearance: 11/19/21

As a former Chinese professional athlete, I wholeheartedly support Peng Shuai's position with her honesty and truth-telling. I have witnessed a lot of abuses toward the Chinese women athletes by those in power with leadership position in the communist regime. I applaud and commend Peng Shuai's brave action and demand the accountability from those responsible for the abuse in the Chinese high leadership positions.
Injustice to one is injustice to all. We as free beings have a moral responsibility to voice our support for those who struggle for their freedom and dignity. The Chinese communist regime must answer for Peng Shuai's silence and disappearance.

Monday, August 23, 2021

 Kai Chen on what greatness means: 8/23/21

Greatness is never about being perfect, but about whether one's life has a meaningful end and whether he/she strives to move toward hope and future. America is great, not because America is perfect. America is great because America always strives toward future with a moral direction embedded in the nation's founding, and with a sense of eternal optimism and hope.

Miracles do happen in life but whether one embraces a life of meaning and purpose determines whether greatness is possible in his/her life. Escape from life dooms one into eternal hopelessness and makes silent despair possible. Indeed, happiness is a choice. Indeed, miracles have happened in my life and are continuing to happen. I have nothing but gratefulness toward America and hope toward future. May God continues to bless you - my beloved America.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Mike Pence's Most Important and Historical Speech on American China Policy


Kai Chen on Pence's Speech: 

This is the most comprehensive, most defining historical speech by a US leader on US position against the Chinese Confucian Communist Dynasty. 

This is a most positive turning point of US policy toward China, nothing short of Reagan's "Evil Empire" speech, affirming US values against despotism and tyranny in the world. 

This is a declaration of a new cold war against a new "evil empire" headed by the Xi regime. America finally puts the horse ahead of the wagon with regard to North Korea's nuclear threat. Now the end of the Xi Communist Dynasty is finally in sight.  

China must be defeated, not just contained or cooped.  I am very pleased that Pence started the first step toward that direction.  

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kai Chen Speech: Communism in Mutation - The Threat of Confucian Communism to the Free World

Kai Chen Speech: 


Communism in Mutation - The Threat of Confucian Communism to the Free World

Kai Chen on Trump's Asian Trip:
Trump is falling into the Chinese trap. There is no other way to describe it.
Over the last 30 years, NK was the bait dangling in front of America and the West. Yet all the American Presidents since Reagan fell into the trap. Trump is no exception. Same MO.
Only Reagan realized the criminal and illegitimate nature of a communist regime and denounced it as such - an Evil Empire. With this moral clarity, down goes the USSR, because God's values/principles entered the picture, not just human schemes. Now we don't have anyone who can hold God's values/principles with moral clarity and conscience. So goes the American moral leadership in the world. So comes the Chinese Confucian Communism. So again the world is in the grip of totalitarianism and despotism. So the North Korea crisis.
What the evil is most afraid of is the exposing of its true nature - man eating. Yet time again, an American president goes to an evil regime to pay homage to the murderers of Tiananmen and Liu Xiaobo (the Nobel Peace Prize winner). When is America going to wake up and realize all the Chinese evil regime wants from America is to use North Korea to legitimize itself and erase all the criminal record in its past - 80 million killed by Mao and more killed after Mao with all the atrocities - "one child", Tiananmen Massacre, persecution of FLG and dissidents, persecution of Christians and minorities....? Indeed, China desperately needs America's recognition of its own criminal regime's nonexistent legitimacy. Trump is giving it to an evil regime, without questions asked. God's endowed conscience among the Chinese people and the world is weeping.

When will an American president announce with conscience and God's moral compass as his guide: Enough is enough, China's Confucian Communism is evil and must be denounced and defeated?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Book Review 2016: One in a Billion - Journey toward Freedom

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Kai Chen on US Asian Policies regarding China and North Korea:

Kai Chen on US Asian Policies regarding China and North Korea:
US must see the nature of the Chinese regime in dealing with North Korea. Seeing that China is not a problem and root cause of North Korea issue is illusory and delusional. China's Xi has gotten what he wants from Trump - US recognition of the criminal communist regime while using North Korea threat as the means to attain that goal. Trump was played by the Chinese without out knowing the real issue, for recognizing the real issue needs true moral clarity and courage. Trump simply does not have what Reagan had to defeat communism. People seem to forget what the Chinese and North Koreans are - communist dynasties.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

通告 Announcement: 陈凯UCLA演讲 10/18/2016 at 6:00 pm

通告 Announcement: 陈凯UCLA演讲 10/18/2016 at 6:00 pm
Dear friends:
UCLA Republican Students Event:  October 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm. (Royce Hall room 156)
I will have a speech for UCLA Republican students on October 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm. (Royce Hall room 156). You all are welcome to attend. This will mark my first return speech to my UCLA alma mater since the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre.
It just happened that when I watched the recent induction ceremony of NBA's Hall of Fame with Yao Ming on TV, there was a small segment about China's basketball in the 1970s. There I was in a game with my teammates such as Mu. I suddenly recognized and revisited myself on the court in that segment (1978 Beijing International Invitational Tournament with Chinese "August 1st Team" against the Philippines). History somehow always seems to chase me and remind me of my life's purpose and destiny.
Best wishes and many thanks for being my friends and comrades in fight for freedom.
Kai Chen

Sunday, August 21, 2016

陈凯夫妇 - 自由的人 Free People: Couple Leaves China after Hurdles of Olympic Proportions

Free People: Couple Leaves China after Hurdles of Olympic Proportions

陈凯夫妇 - 自由的人
 | Canyon Country Magazine | August 15, 2016
kai and fiona chen
Canyon Country has a lot of colorful characters, but it isn’t often we meet residents on a government blacklist.
Kai and Fiona Chen can never return to their home country – the People’s Republic of China.
Fiona is from the Shandong Province on the east coast of China, while Kai is from Beijing. Their stories are different, but their union has resulted in a doubly powerful voice against the hidden agenda of government in China.
Fiona left China on Christmas Eve in 2003 and moved to Canada with her firstborn son, Lawrence. Her father criticized the Communist Party while taking part in the Anti-Rightist Movement of the late 1950s, so her family members were being persecuted.
The magazine editor found a job working as a TV reporter in Vancouver, where she used her skills to spread a message to the rest of the world that the image of China coming through propaganda was untruthful. She worked to “expose the evil deeds of Chinese authorities,” who she had seen quashing dissidents and “committing crimes against their own citizens and people in the free world.”
“I shed tears over Tiananmen,” Fiona said. “Since 1949 more than 80 million people have been killed. I was shocked by that.”
Fiona’s father was a writer and publicist who had to use a fictional name because of his statements against the government.
“In China there’s a one child policy,” said the mother of three – Lawrence, 16, David, 10, and Celina, 6. “I didn’t want my kids to live in (Communist Chinese) society.”
Fiona didn’t know anyone when she moved to Vancouver. Her parents immigrated to Canada two years after she did, where they still live today.
“When I landed (in Canada) it felt totally different, how people naturally trust each other. There’s a genuine smile on their face. They share their story—not just to please people.”
Fiona met Kai in 2007 before the Beijing Olympic Games. She produced a four-episode documentary called “My Way” about Kai, a former Chinese professional basketball player, who she married in 2014.
“In one month there were more than 300,000 viewers,” Fiona said. “People were so moved by Kai’s story.”
She said the Chinese government soon blocked the YouTube upload of her documentary. “It was one professional athlete to stand up,” she said.
And when Kai Chen stands up, his 6-foot, 7-inch frame is noticed.
“Once the door opened in China, I was gone,” said Kai, a former professional basketball player for China’s National Team. He left China in 1981.
Born in Beijing, Kai’s family was caught up in the turmoil of 20th century China. They were involved with the Kuomintang, or KMT, the ruling party in China until 1949, when it moved to Taiwan after being defeated by the Communist Party. Kai’s father and his nine siblings were separated by the Taiwan Strait. His grandfather stayed in Beijing with Kai’s parents, while his grandmother went to Taiwan with his uncle and other members of his family. His grandparents would never see each other again.
Because of his family’s ties to Taiwan, Kai and his family were exiled from Beijing to Tonghua in Manchuria. During the Cultural Revolution, young people were sent to the countryside. They were forced to work at a grain depot, sometimes carrying up to 200 pounds on their shoulders. An avid basketball player, Kai found his passion through expressing himself on the court; later, it’s where he would find his freedom.
“The Communist Government wanted to use sports to break China’s isolation around the world,” Kai said.
Kai was chosen at the age of 16 to play for a National Athletics program grooming talent for the Chinese National Teams in 1970.
“Before I knew there was a country called America, America had already saved me,” Kai said. “Because America invented basketball.”
He first tried to free himself from the national authorities, who were going to send him back to the grain depot in Liuhe after Kai’s Taiwan relatives were revealed. Kai found he could get on a professional team in Guangzhou Military District, so he escaped from Beijing, pretending to go shopping, carrying just a yellow satchel to deter suspicion. It had Mao’s inscription, “Serve the People,” on it, which he said would make him “keenly aware of the immorality and corruption in this society. I would be reminded of the falsehood and lies spread by the authorities.”
Kai was caught and sent back to the grain depot. But he escaped again to a provincial basketball team, and finally joined the Chinese Army for the political benefit to his family. Due to the intense physical labor, repairing dams and military training, Kai developed bleeding ulcers and was on the verge of death. While hospitalized for a month, he made up his mind he would find happiness. He had never in his life known anyone in China that was happy, he said.
“The biggest revenge for me against this society was to find freedom and happiness for myself,” Kai said.
During the brief period following Mao’s death, Kai was able to obtain a student visa to the United States. He is a graduate of UCLA. Fiona’s family emigrated to Canada through the independent immigration process.
Both Kai and Fiona are on the “blacklist” in China.
Her writing and internet posting through her own company, Liberty Bell Studios, is aimed at introducing American values to those behind the Communist curtain. She forms online groups in order to penetrate fire walls created by the Chinese government to impede citizens of China from gaining access to that information. Kai and Fiona help others find software to break through those firewalls.
The couple described a group called “50 Cents,” which is a propaganda team hired by the Communist government. It is made up of young “opinion leaders” who earn 50 cents when they complete an internet post promoting Chinese Communism and government agendas.
“The (Chinese government) learned from the collapse of the Soviet Union,” Kai said. “They’re better than the Soviet Union at controlling your thoughts. It’s been pretty effective so far.”
They’re fanning nationalism and sentiment that is anti-U.S. and anti-Japan, according to the Chens.
Kai has spent decades protesting pro-Communism efforts and promoting the values espoused by America. A naturalized citizen of the United States, Kai fought Confucius Institutes that cropped up globally. It is a program teaching the language and culture of China that critics say advances the Chinese government’s agenda to falsely influence perceptions of China.
“I went to Congress and testified,” Kai said. “They terminated their contract because it violated U.S. educational policies, against American employment policies, when they hired teachers.”
There are hundreds in the United States at all levels of education. “These are brainwashing … propaganda about reality,” he said. “They do a lot to damage the U.S., weaken this country’s moral underpinnings.”
In 2009 Kai protested a restaurant in Hollywood called Mao’s Kitchen for their portrait of the former Chinese leader and for “singing Mao’s praises,” Kai said.
And when the Nixon Library had a statue of Mao Tse-Tung in his “world leaders” section near Winston Churchill, Kai organized a protest. “Mao is worse than Stalin and worse than Hitler, in terms of killing,” Kai said.
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The Chens have strong political opinions, and share them when invited to speak at groups or meetings.
“Historians agree Mao committed atrocities against the Chinese people,” Kai said. “Reagan had great moral clarity, calling the Soviet Union an ‘evil empire.’ We needed an American president to enunciate moral principles.”
The Chens hope to affect U.S. policy toward their homeland. They hope to promote “political and moral wisdom in dealing with China.”
“We are not a country built on money; we are a country built on principles,” Kai said. “We feel obligated to give back. (The U.S. is) the greatest country in the world. Don’t take it for granted.”
Fiona recently became a member of Zonta International of SCV. She was sponsored by a member, Ronnie Erickson. “They are a group concerned about women’s lives. I fit in this category,” Fiona said. “A life with lots of layers.”
It was a big shift from Canada to living in the U.S. She said the education her children are receiving in the U.S. is more focused on reading and math. She was particularly pleased that her son, David, was chosen to write two books through the Sulphur Springs School District Young Authors program.
The Chens said their kids are “making tremendous progress.” Ten-year-old David enjoys activities such as a magic class offered in Newhall, and six-year-old Celina takes piano lessons and plays soccer. Lawrence, 16, is a student at Canyon High School.
Kai is a four-year resident of Canyon Country and has two grown children, who both played college basketball – one at Yale and one at Brandeis University. Fiona moved here with her children in 2014.
“People are very friendly and they are trustworthy,” Kai said of the Santa Clarita Valley. “It’s very quiet. There’s a wonderful sense of community.”

Saturday, July 9, 2016

曾遭抗议 洛杉矶“毛厨房”因租赁纠纷关闭 Mao's Kitchen Closed

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曾遭抗议 洛杉矶“毛厨房”因租赁纠纷关闭
Mao's Kitchen Closed


【大纪元2016年07月09日讯】近日,位于洛杉矶Melrose购物街的“毛厨房”(Mao’s Kitchen)悄悄关闭。这家中餐馆因以中共前党魁毛泽东命名,多年来不止一次遭到反共人权人士的抗议,抗议毛的形象和符号所代表的专制和






Wednesday, January 13, 2016

陈凯访谈/从林书豪谈美国个体自由价值与中国群体专制文化 Kai Chen Interview on Jeremy Lin and Culture of Freedom vs. Culture of Despotism

Kai Chen Interview on Jeremy Lin and Culture of Freedom vs. Culture of Despotism 

America - Four Essentials

The supreme value of the individual, Christian morals/ethics, Constitutional federalism, English language.  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

陈凯新作/川普-又一个救世主? Another Savior?! Are You Kidding Me?

美国不需要救世主。 美国需要价值的传播者。
We don't need a manager, a dealer or a savior.  We need a preacher. 

Another Savior?! Are You Kidding Me?

Kai Chen on Trump phenomenon 


We don't need a manager. We don't need a dealer. We need a preacher likes Reagan. 

We are a "nation under God". That is what makes us special and great. Our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, has always asserted this unique feature of us as a people. Our constitution has been written to protect us from usurpers and imposters and saviors. We have always been great, because we are a nation made by God and a divine spirit of human freedom and liberty, regardless of our trials, tribulations and failures, for we have always had a moral compass from above.... 

We only need a preacher to remind us of that, from time to time. 

It has been a while since the last true preacher of our virtue and purpose - Ronald Reagan. We have forgotten who we are as Americans. We let demagogues and imposters like Obama to lead us to "fundamentally transform" this last bastion of human freedom into a nation of robbers and freeloaders yearning for free lunches, because of our own fears and weaknesses, because we are blinded by our own creation of "political correctness". Skin color and more money in our pockets have become our obsessions. We have indeed forgotten what being an American is all about - "Self-government through a set of values and principles - a moral compass by God, via the virtues from each and everyone of us." We have created a government to control itself, to enforce the laws by us due to our own weaknesses. We have never created a government to "save" us. 

Now after we have lost sight of who we are as Americans for too long, we are thoroughly frustrated and angry. We are actually irate of our own inability to find a direction. So we searched in the dark, not seeing the guiding light has always been in our founding documents with the eternal principles based on our unchanging human nature and our dreams/ideals of our potentials. That "shining city on the hill" has somehow disappeared in our vision. Short-cuts and expediency have somehow become our GPS to tell us where to turn. We have thrown away our own compass. 

Now we struck out blindly again, trying to find a "savior", not God but man among men, to save us from our past mistakes and errors. We again found someone in ample supply through human history - a power-worshiper to bestow upon us freedom, happiness and prosperity. After the fakes and frauds we are so tired of in the current administration, we finally have found - Donald. Hooray! 

Bigger government is not what we want now. We want unlimited great government to correct the big government. Freedom is not what we want now. We want more money in our own pockets. True happiness with meaning is not what we want in our lives now. We want more short-cuts and conveniences. American moral leadership is not what we want now. American power to threat and blackmail, in order to "make deals" to make us "strong again" dominates our mindset. 

I came to this great nation, under God, to have found a "shining city" in the 1980s. Everyone was optimistic toward future with a moral compass - good against evil, right against wrong, truth against falsehood.... Everyone in the world yearned to become "like an American". The world progressed from under the communist threat to annihilate human freedom toward a new world of hope with limitless potentials for joy and creativity. 

Yet after the down fall of the Berlin Wall, we seem to lost our direction as a nation: Good vs Evil, Right vs. Wrong, Truth vs. Falsehood somehow have disappeared from our own language and vocabulary. We are more concerned with emotions and feelings, touchy to the degree of paranoia. GPS by men replaces Moral Compass by God. We are moving by a nameless, invisible force toward "zombification" - a state I was ever so familiar when I lived in the soulless China. We are moving from "moral compromise" to "moral decay" to "moral nihilism". Obama is going to receive the second Nobel Peace Prize without mentioning another Nobel Peace Prize winner languishing in the Chinese jail in any of his speeches. Yet, we are still worried about putting more money in our own pockets promised by the Donald. Are we fast becoming a joke for our posterity? Are we kidding ourselves? 

Wake up, America! We don't need another self-proclaimed savior to save us from our own weakness, sin, and blindness. We have always had God. We only need a preacher to remind us of that. Let's return to our senses, values and founding principles.

Kai Chen on Trump's Rise

Kai Chen on Trump's Rise


"Power without moral compass is the most dangerous and destructive force that dooms mankind. Maybe "Lord of the Ring" can inspire you with my point." --- Kai Chen 

Trump's rise does not inspire me. It alarms me. 

As Rubio maintains: "America is great and has been great. " America's greatness is not defined by her power alone. America is great because it is good with a principled foundation - Human liberty and freedom. America is great not because of the stats or strength. America is great because of her values and meaningful existence. 

It is not what Trump said that bothers me. It is what he always and consistently does not say: Despite his hugging the flag and wanting to 'make America great again", he fails thoroughly to understand and articulate what America stands for and what being an American means. Liberty/freedom has been lacking entirely in his speech. Trump wants power and power alone. He thinks only power defines America, not values. He believes "might makes right", not other way around. 

Alarmingly, many Americans identify themselves with Trump's view of world and America. This is where dictatorship arises and endangers everyone's life and liberty. At the best, Trump is a nationalist, not a Conservative for liberty and freedom in society. At worst, Trump is trying to make enemies (he mixed China with Japan, not differentiate despotism and democracy) domestically and internationally. In Trump's world, like in most liberals' view, there is no right and wrong, truth and falsehood, good and evil. There is only power by strength/guns. Mao maintains the same world view. That is why I left China to look for a place with true values. I came to America. I fully understand in a gun/power dominated society, what a human being can become - zombies via a process of zombification by the government. 

Indeed, America has never been perfect. Yet America has always been great, for America is the only country in the world guided not by tradition, language, religion, territory, etc.... America is guided by the eternal values/principles of mankind, manifested in the "Declaration of Independence" and "American Constitution with the Bill of Rights". America has always been under the guidance of divine moral compass, striving toward light and hope. 

This is why I identify myself as an America since I was born. Only I was born in the wrong place. Trump can never represent me or America. I'd rather have Cruz, Carson, Rubio, Fiorina..., for they understand what America stands for and what being an American is all about.
Kai Chen on Trump's similarity with Obama: 

Both Trump and Obama want power only, regardless of principles on which this country was founded.

Obama wants to fundamentally transform America into socialism/communism. Trump wants to make America a "might makes right" hegemony.

Obama wants to pit the poor against the rich, in order to maintain his power base. Trump wants to pit one group of people against another, to appeal to the dark side of human beings.

Obama wants to appease all the despots and tyrants in the world. Trump want to get along and deal with all the despots and tyrants in the world.

Obama wants America to be loved by her enemies. Trump wants America to be feared by her allies. (Trump puts China and Japan in the same category).

Both Obama and Trump appeals to expediency without principles. Both of them are unmoral or immoral. What is left is a world without moral direction and leadership.

God created America to lead the world out of darkness, while Obama and Trump want to keep the world in the darkness, void of America's moral duty and leadership by God