Here we have the Chicoms banning TV spoofs and parodies. Don’t laugh–Big Tech is full of those who’d like to do the same. In fact, they’re already shutting down free speech without the government having to pass unconstitutional fake laws. It’s a whole new dimension in tyranny!
The Chinese government so far has evacuated almost 40 million people from the threatened areas. That’s a small fraction of the people in danger.
Back when China had an emperor, natural disasters were seen as a sign that the emperor had lost the Mandate of Heaven and needed to be replaced. If there is such a thing as a Mandate of Heaven, I doubt the Chinese Communist Party ever had it. But it would not be strange if any failure of the dam were laid squarely at the government’s door by the Chinese people. The government ran the dam up in record time, ignoring safety and quality concerns, so they could display it as a triumph of communism.
I hate communism, it is an accursed relic of the 20th century, and it ought to be expunged from the earth. Nevertheless, the people of China need our prayers.
O Lord our God! Have mercy on the Chinese people, who have suffered much from their own evil government and now stand in peril of destruction. Many of them don’t know you, Lord; but many of them do. Hear them when they call upon your name! Save them out of this danger; and may the whole world see, and know, that you have done it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
As long as we’re getting into the business of politicizing death certificates by listing COVID-19 as the cause of just about every death, sometimes filled in on the certificate before the patient even dies, how about this?
“Cause of Death: Chinese Communism”
What? Not true, you say? Well, it wasn’t the Lincoln, Nebraska, Republic Club that unleashed the Chinese Communist Wuhan Death Virus From China on the world. And then covered it up until it got totally out of control.
“Cause of Death: Corrupt and Useless Institutions of World Government”
That takes care of the role of the World Health Organization in aiding and abetting Red China’s unsuccessful cover-up.
But the Bible has already said it, with God’s holy wisdom, personified, speaking: “[A]ll they that hate me love death” (Proverbs 8:36).
Remember, just before the coronavirus story broke, the big story coming out of China was all the anti-government unrest in Hong Kong–and it was spreading to the mainland? Remember? We don’t hear about that anymore, suddenly: but The Epoch Times insists it hasn’t stopped.
China’s communist government requires everyone in China–yes, everyone–to have a cellphone. Everything you do, you have to use your cellphone. That’s so the government can keep close tabs on you. Big Brother’s always watching. Obsessively.
The chief speculation seems to be that all or most of these people died, killed by the virus, and that the government, as is its habit, has told whopping great lies about the death toll.
But I think it’s also possible that millions of people got tired of the government spying on them and threw their phones into the river, or smashed them, whatever. It would fit with what was going on in Hong Kong–and probably still is going on.
The Chinese communist regime is probably the most oppressive and controlling government ever devised by sinners in a fallen world. Whatever takes its place–and we pray to see that soon–can’t help but be an improvement for the Chinese people: who have certainly suffered enough.
You think you’ve got a bad job? Hah. You’ve got to go to Red China to find out what a bad job really is.
A Chinese home renovation company “punishes” workers–remember, this is an official Workers’ Paradise–for unsatisfactory performance by making them drink urine and eat cockroaches… or get whipped with a belt… or have your head shaved… or be made to drink toilet water… or get docked a whole month’s wages (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-society-punishment-idUSKCN1ND0MM). These punishments are executed in front of the other employees. Keeps ’em on their toes, I guess.
Oddly enough, very few people quit after these things are done to them. Maybe in China jobs are that hard to come by. Or maybe all the other jobs are worse. The Reuters news story doesn’t tell us. They just seem to “accept their fate.”
This is the Red China whose culture and form of government American liberals wish to emulate. I can just see Joe Biden grinning as he watches some poor peon try to scarf down a handful of roaches. Tom Friedman’s out front selling tickets.
I remember when we used to look down on Red China for such ham-fisted micromanagement of people’s lives by the government. But it gets harder and harder to tell the difference between American liberals and Chinese communists.
Please, please, please don’t ever let these people get back into power. Not ever.