Li Jiran | Minghuy
“More than a decade after the fall of the former Soviet Union and the Eastern European communist regimes, the international communist movement has been spurned worldwide. The demise of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is only a matter of time.” – from Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party
Why is communism so disliked around the world? The Nine Commentaries make it clear that the deceit and violence of the communist regime in China will inevitably lead to its demise. In fact, many people who once crossed paths with the Communist Party have long recognized that it is evil to the core and predicted its eventual collapse. Below are four examples.
Chiang Kai-shek, Opponent Party Leader
Chiang Kai-shek, the founder of the Kuomintang, was so fascinated by the “All Russian Communist Party” (Bolshevik, a.k.a. “Communist Party of the Soviet Union”) that he led a “Dr. Sun Yat Sen Delegation” and embarked on a three-month visit to the former Soviet Union in August 1923.
The visit, however, totally changed Chiang’s perspective on communism. In his book, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in China , he expressed the following ideas (paraphrased, not direct quotes).
“Before I went to the Soviet Union, I trusted that the Communist Party of the Soviet Union supported us out of equality and sincerity without any ill intentions. However, my visit to the country completely erased my fascination with communism and my confidence. I concluded that the strategy of allying with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union might help fend off Western colonialism for the time being, but it could never ensure our independence. I also felt that the world revolution advocated by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was even more dangerous than colonialism and nationalism.”
As Chiang saw it, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union relied on two strategies to carry out its revolution. One was to engage in endless fighting against class enemies and the other was to use violence to instill terror in people’s hearts. During the Russian revolution, it divided the whole society into different classes and had them fight each other. The revolution would be considered successful only when the proletariat defeated the other social classes. Moreover, in order to win people’s support, the Communist Party did all kinds of bad things to terrorize the people even as it lured them with petty interests.
In fact, the CCP did exactly what Chiang said the Communist Party of the Soviet Union had done. No wonder he fought tooth and nail against the CCP during the civil war.
Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov, the Father of Marxism in Russia
Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov was considered the father of Marxism in Russia and the mentor of Vladimir Lenin.
In May 1918, less than six months after the 1917 Russian Revolution, he wrote a will that was later deposited with BNP Paribas, an international bank. While sorting out documents in November 1999, the bank found the will and gave it back to Russia per the instructions left by Plekhanov.
Plekhanov’s will shocked everyone because everything in it accurately predicted the former Soviet Union’s development and demise. Below are some main points of the will.
“First, as productivity increases, there will be more intellectuals than proletarians and the former will assume a leading role in developing productivity. The theory of the proletariat dictatorship will become outdated.
“Second, the Bolsheviks’ proletarian dictatorship will quickly turn into a one-party dictatorship and then to a leader dictatorship. A society built on deceit and violence has built-in time bombs that will explode once the truth is made known.
“Third, the Bolsheviks will experience four crises in the following order: famine, ideology, economy, and collapse. This may take several decades, but the outcome is inevitable.
“Fourth, the greatness of a country does not lie in the vastness of its land or the richness of its history, but in its democratic traditions and standard of living. As long as its people still live in poverty and enjoy no democracy, it is hard to guarantee there will be no crises or eventual demise.”
Chu Anping, Newspaper Editor-in-chief
Chu Anping, who once served as the editor-in-chief of Guangming Daily, was later labeled one of the three major “rightists” during the Chinese Communist Party’s anti-rightist movement.
In an article published by both People’s Daily and Guangming Daily on June 2, 1957, Chu ripped off the veil of the CCP. Titled “Some Suggestions to Chairman Mao and Prime Minister Zhou,” this sharp-toned piece pointed out that the CCP rule of China was indeed a one-party dictatorship. It was said that Mao wasn’t able to sleep well for several days after reading this article.
Back in 1947 when the Communist-Kuomintang civil war had just started, Chu saw clearly that the democracy that the CCP advocated was, indeed, totalitarian, because it did not allow for any different opinions. He predicted that if the Kuomintang won, people would face the issue of how much freedom to allow, but if the communists came to power, there would be no more freedom whatsoever.
Nearly 50 years have passed since Chu Anping died. Looking back, his evaluation of the CCP is accurate.
Hu Shi, Renowned Scholar
Hu Shi was the president of Peking University and president of the Central Research Institute back in the 1940s. Even Mao Zedong called himself a student of Hu Shi in the early days.
When the communist army surrounded Beijing in December 1948, they broadcast a shout-out to Hu Shi on their radio programs, promising that he could keep his position at Peking University if he stayed put in Beijing. They also sent out spies to try to get him to work with the Communist Party.
Hu Shi, however, left Beijing without any hesitation. He also advised his son, Hu Sidu, to leave with him, but the younger Hu refused because he didn’t think the Communist Party would do him any harm.
Why did Hu Shi decline to become a CCP official? An article he published on January 9, 1950, made it clear that he didn’t think there would be any freedom under the rule of the Communist Party.
Hu Sidu, on the other hand, was soon brainwashed by the CCP and betrayed his own father. Not only did he turn in everything Hu Shi had left him, but also wrote an article to criticize and disown his father.
Hu Shi was not surprised by what his son did. After all, he knew there was no freedom of speech in the communist country. Now he saw that his son didn’t even have the right to remain silent.
Though Hu Sidu devoted his life to the CCP, he was eventually abandoned after he had no more value. He was labeled a rightist during the anti-rightist movement and committed suicide on September 21, 1957.
There was no doubt that Hu Shi was wise to escape mainland China; otherwise, he’d have had only two choices: either death like his son or becoming a puppet of the CCP.
From scholars to the opposition party leader to the founder of a communist country, these men all had a very deep understanding of the inherent evil of communism. No wonder the communist countries around the world have been in decline since the last century. It is just a matter of time before the CCP collapses.