The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “China CRACKS DOWN on Tiananmen anniversary” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/china-cracks-down-tiananmen-anniversary-063035898.html). This is THE LATEST “crackdown or act of AGGRESSION.
“Police in China BEAT and DETAINED political activists on Sunday (June 3, 2012) marking the 23rd anniversary of the BRUTAL crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democracy protests, rights campaigners said”. “beat and detained” is another/the latest example of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Officers used VIOLENCE against activists in the southeast province of Fujian and detained them, while more than 30 people who came to Beijing “to PETITION” were held and forced to return to their home province, the activists reported”. “petitions” are usually done in a NON-VIOLENT way/manner and “police used VIOLENCE” or the “force and pain technique” against them and ” FORCED (them) to return to their home province” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). Now we understand why China is so friendly with BASHAR AL-ASSAD because this is EXACTLY what Assad is doing/would have done under these circumstances: “use violence”. Again, THIS IS A DISGRACE.
“Shi Liping, the wife of activist Lin Bingxing, told AFP by phone from Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province” “Around 20 rights defenders were stopped by police and BEATEN this morning on May First Square”. “beaten” is the latest example of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI) and “May First Square” was surely modeled after places such as TAHRIR Square in EGYPT, GREEN Square in LIBYA and PEARL Square in BAHRAIN. “The police said they were going to ‘ BEAT THEM TO DEATH‘. They took about eight people into custody, INCLUDING my husband. I FEAR (that) HE HAS BEEN BEATEN BADLY“. “beaten badly” is the latest example of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). Also, why is Shi Liping “fear(ful)?” Because in TRADITIONAL Chinese culture/circles, we have this outdated expectation that WOMEN SHOULD NOT DO ANYTHING AFTER ENTERING INTO LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS OR MARRIAGE because their boyfriends/husbands are supposed to be THE ONLY/SOLE breadwinners while women are only supposed to sit at home and get pregnant. It’s hard to fathom that some people STILL think like this in 2012. UNBELIEVABLE.
“People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers STORMED INTO central Beijing on June 3-4, 1989, FIRING UPON UNARMED demonstrators and citizens, killing hundreds if not thousands, as they ended six weeks of democracy protests on Tiananmen Square”. This sounds exactly like BASHAR AL-ASSAD is doing in SYRIA now. “stormed into” and “firing upon” are also the latest/more examples of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“More than two decades later, Beijing STILL considers the incident a “COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY REBELLION” and a “POLITICAL STORM” and has REFUSED to acknowledge ANY wrongdoing or consider compensation for those killed“. Again, this is exactly like MUAMMAR GADHAFI blaming AL-QAEDA or BASHAR AL-ASSAD blaming “terrorists”, “armed gangs” or “armed groups” for EVERYTHING/ALL THE UNREST. Of course, THAT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE.
“The United States urged China Sunday (May 3, 2012) to DO MORE to protect the rights of its citizens and “END the continued HARASSMENT of demonstration participants and their families“. Of course, this IS NOT going to happen, because even though the disgraceful DONALD TSANG is leaving office in HONG KONG after receiving many lavish gifts from tycoon friends, we still have STANLEY HO in MACAU to continue this legacy/pattern of FIERCELY supportive behavior towards China. Stanley Ho essentially believes that EVERYTHING China does is ABSOLUTELY justified which, again, is A DISGRACE. NO ONE IS PERFECT.
“State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement that the US remembered the “VIOLENT suppression” at Tiananmen Square and urged Beijing “to PROVIDE A FULL PUBLIC ACCOUNTING of those killed, detained or missing“, as if that will make ANY difference. “providing a full public accounting” WILL NOT bring back those who lost their lives fighting for DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM and JUSTICE.
“In Beijing, police detained at least 30 activists from eastern Zhejiang province at a railway station Saturday (May 2, 2012) and put them on a bus back to their hometown of Wuxi”. “from (inside) the bus”, protester Xie Qiming said: “The police told us it was because of June 4 (the day of the crackdown), that DURING SENSITIVE PERIODS, THEY HAD TO CLEAN UP UNSTABLE ELEMENTS“. This is EXACTLY like GADHAFI talking about AL-QAEDA or ASSAD talking about “armed gangs/groups/terrorists”. “NO ONE WAS BEATEN, but THERE WERE NO LEGAL PROCEDURES EITHER, they just FORCED us on to the bus and are sending us home“. There are TWO things to note here. “there were no legal procedures” is a fundamental characteristic of UNDEMOCRATIC societies (implying of course that AUTHORITIES can do WHATEVER they want HOWEVER they want & WHENEVER they want) and “forced” is yet another/the latest example of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Any mention of the 1989 protests is banned in STATE media (of course) and the subject is largely taboo in China”. We are reminded once again that “STATE media” is UNRELIABLE and only a source of PROPAGANDA.
“But the overseas dissident website http://www.molihua.org has in recent days urged those opposed to the crackdown to dress in black and “stroll” in public places throughout China on June 3-4 (2012)”. Has this web-site taken into account people’s potential FEARS of RETALIATION?
Finally, “The Tiananmen Mothers, a group of relatives of victims of the 1989 crackdown, issued an annual open letter to the government last week calling for the end of communist rule and a reassessment of the official verdict on the protests”. “the letter, (written and) signed by (its) 121 members”, read: “SO LONG AS the Tiananmen Mothers exist, OUR STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE WILL NOT CEASE“. This message will most likely be met with VIOLENCE once again, implying again, of course, that ANOTHER NASTY CONFRONTATION IS IMMINENT/BREWING/SIMMERING.
So, the Chinese government is trying to end opposition WITH VIOLENCE. THIS IS EXPECTED AS CHINESE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES EXPECT TO GET WHATEVER THEY WANT. This obviously WILL NOT be successful. Violence and aggression will only INCREASE resistance/resentment/anger/discontent/dissatisfaction. Also, NO SINGLE COUNTRY can rule/dominate the world. This Chinese attitude clearly HASN’T changed in the past 5000+ years (the Chinese like to brag about their long history, so let’s acknowledge that). THIS WILL BE BRUTAL/NASTY/UGLY.