The Children Devour the Revolution

As many Chinese high officials send their kids overseas, some stability-obsessed Party members warn that those children might undermine the “red regime”. From John Garnaut at Foreign Policy: The Arab Spring that swept away dictatorships across North Africa and the Middle East in 2011 unnerved many in the Chinese leadership. Liu Yuan, one of the boldest and most ambitious generals in China’s People’s Liberation Army, was particularly shaken by what he identified as a fatal weakness of Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi: his son. Until the revolution, Qaddafi’s second-oldest son, Saif al-Islam, was seen as a Western-leaning reformer, a voice for modernization and democracy. And he was educated in the same class of prestigious overseas universities attended by dozens of princelings (the sons and daughters of high-ranking Chinese officials). […] The downfall of Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai presents the best-known case of a princeling who has been what Liu might call “infiltrated.” Family members of Bo, another of Liu’s close princeling friends, have paid an enormous price for not being as guarded as their elite peers. If Saif Qaddafi exposed himself to what Liu calls Western spies at the London School of Economics, then Bo’s son, Bo Guagua did so while studying at Oxford and Harvard, where he grew dangerously entwined with a British businessman and casual intelligence informant, Neil Heywood. (Bo Xilai’s career exploded in March; it emerged soon after that his wife, Gu Kailai, had murdered Heywood last November.) […] Liu’s speech built upon an internal report by one of the Party’s senior ideological warriors, Zhu Jidong, who holds a position China’s propaganda system (which he asked me not to identify). […] “When employing those with experience of studying or working in the West we must first examine their political stance,” wrote Zhu. “Those who have a question or ...
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One Response to The Children Devour the Revolution

  1. Bo Peep says:

    “Paranoia runs deep…”

    It shows you how the guilt of the Communist Party members corrupts and distorts their personalities into paranoids. Criminals become mentally deluded trying to justify their crimes to themselves, which of course they cannot do. They claim that they are being persecuted when in reality it is the paranoid personality that is the one who commits criminal acts.

    This is the karmic result of their guilt for the crimes they have committed against Tibet, the Chinese people, and the minorities. Their personalities get distorted into psychopaths, paranoids.