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Alex Newman: American Officials Celebrate Slavery and Mass Murder in China

by Alex Newman
The Christian flag is forbidden. But this past week city and state officials in Boston and Philadelphia celebrated the enslavement of China 70 years ago — and the slaughter of an estimated 100-plus million people since then — by holding a flag raising ceremony for the Communist Chinese regime at City Hall. Cities in Canada and Australia also bowed down to the regime. And President Donald Trump even sent “congratulations” to the Chinese dictator on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, drawing sharp criticism from Republicans in Congress.

The events and statements honoring the mass-murdering regime took place even as the dictatorship in Beijing was brutalizing and killing protesters in Hong Kong. Those protesters, who are seeking to preserve their freedom, have been waving U.S. flags and singing the American national anthem as U.S. officials were cheering on their oppressors. Protesters from both China and America, though, were on hand to make their opposition to the groveling known.

Communist Chinese propaganda organs were thrilled by the events. Xinhua, a Communist Party of China-controlled “news” organization that doubles as an intelligence gathering outfit, celebrated the fact that Philadelphia “honored” China by hoisting its flag at city hall. “A flag-raising ceremony was held Tuesday morning at the city hall to observe the 70th anniversary of the PRC founding,” Xinhua reported, boasting that the mayor had announced “a day to observe ‘The People’s Republic of China Flag-raising Day.'”

Mayor James Kenney also provided some nice soundbites for the regime’s propaganda machine. In a proclamation celebrating the murderous regime’s 70th birthday on October 1, the mayor said his city had been “enriched with many key cultural events and business centers.” He also boasted that people of Chinese heritage — all of whom the regime considers either assets or enemies, according to intelligence experts ” were now active in “all aspects of life including in City administration.”

In Boston, a similar ceremony took place on September 29, and has been occurring for a decade now. Among those speaking at the deeply controversial event was Boston City Councilor Edward Flynn, the son of former Mayor Ray Flynn who also served as U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican. The politician, who did not return requests for comment, said he was “proud” to be there with his “friends” at the Communist Chinese Party front group behind the event. Also attending was State Senator Joe Boncore, a Democrat from Winthrop.

But the public was less enthusiastic about celebrating mass murder and genocide. As the flag was being raised, activists used loudspeakers playing music used by protesters in Hong Kong to drown out the regime’s anthem. Chants of “Free Tibet, Free the Uyghur People, Free Hong Kong, and Shame on China,” could be heard louder than the speakers. Among the hundreds of demonstrators in attendance were ethnic Chinese people from Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as Tibetans, Falun Gong practitioners, and others.

One of the protest leaders, Tibet Action Institute Director Lhadon Tethong, spoke out clearly. “The flag-raising here is a real honor, a privilege to be at Boston City Hall, this place where the American Independence was founded,” he explained. “That [Communist Chinese] flag stands for none of the values that this country was founded on.”

Numerous anti-Communist, pro-freedom Americans attended too. Camp Constitution Executive Director Hal Shurtleff, who helped lead the opposition, noted that he was very impressed with the Hong Kong students in attendance at the protests. “They were well organized, young and brave,” said Shurtleff. “One young man whom I spoke with admitted that he will suffer consequences for protesting the event.”

Shurtleff, who has been protesting the Communist Chinese flag festivities for years and sought unsuccessfully to have the Christian flag raised there too, brought a banner featuring the Christian flag reading “Banned in Boston.” He also brought a banner on persecuted Christians with information about Beijing’s brutality toward the believers in China. “We got the banner right in the faces of the communists,” he said, adding that his video of the event went viral and was seen by over 70,000 people in less than one day.

In previous years, Shurtleff distributed copies of Robert Welch’s book Again May God Forgive Us, which outlines the U.S. government betrayal of China into communist slavery. This year, he was “delighted” to see that protesters outnumbered communist supporters. “While there was at least one brief skirmish with an elderly anti-Communist Chinese man and a supporter of Communist China, and angry verbal exchanges, the protest was peaceful,” he said. “We noticed the arrogance displayed by the organizers. One of them walked by the barricades smiling at the protesters.”

Indeed, mouthpieces for the regime insisted that raising Communist China’s flag was entirely appropriate. “We need to learn from each other and understand each other better to promote a more peaceful world,” claimed Suzanne Lee, the founder and president emeritus of the city’s Chinese Progressive Association that worked with the city to bring the ceremony about. “But I think it”s important to keep that information going, rather than hitting head to head. Nothing can come of it when people don”t talk to each other.”

The Communist Chinese flag raising has been going on for a decade in Boston. In 2009, an official City Council resolution by Councilor Michael Ross and signed by the president of the city council extended its congratulations to the “People’s Republic of China” for the 60th anniversary of its founding. Apparently Boston even forged a “sister-city relationship” with Hangzhou, a city with an international reputation for communist barbarism and ruthless persecution of Christians. The city is also notorious for its organ-harvesting operations centered around the Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital.

Perhaps even more controversial than city and state officials celebrating the enslavement of the most populous nation on earth was President Trump’s message to mass murderer Xi, the regime’s supreme overlord. “Congratulations to President Xi and the Chinese people on the 70th Anniversary of the People”s Republic of China!” the president tweeted on October 1, using the term “president” to describe the dictator.

Responding to Trump’s tweet, even some establishment Republican leaders were clearly uncomfortable. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), for instance, slammed the regime. “From the modern gulags used to incarcerate Xinjiang’s Uighurs, to the high-tech firewalls and censorship that control the flow of information, to the state’s extensive technical surveillance, to all of the Communist Party’s other tools of social and political control, Xi Jinping’s China looks disturbingly like a modern version of Maoist China,” he said in response to Trump’s comments.

Leaders among House Republicans, meanwhile, said the 70th anniversary was “not a day for celebration.” Rather, House GOP Conference leaders said, “it is an opportunity to remember the victims, past and present, of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).” Since coming to power, they added, the regime has deprived its victims of fundamental human rights and human dignity. From the tens of millions starved to death, to the students mowed down in Tiananmen Square, to the Uighurs stuck in concentration camps, to the courageous people of Hong Kong, Beijing’s “appalling record of repression is clear,” the leaders said.

“On the anniversary of the PRC, the U.S. stands with the foremost victims of the Chinese Communist Party: Chinese citizens themselves,” said the two Republican leaders. “It is for their future, as well as that of their fellow victims in Xinjiang, in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and beyond, that we rededicate ourselves to ensuring that the Chinese Communist Party is left on the ash heap of history.” The GOP leaders in the House noted that the CCP is waging a campaign of aggression worldwide and that its victims within China are “subject to a nightmarish totalitarian dystopia with the PRC”s ever-expanding surveillance state and social credit system.”

The groveling before the most murderous regime in history was hardly limited to the United States. In Canada, various city governments also celebrated the regime’s enslavement of the vast Chinese nation. However, in Toronto, at least, the mayor very publicly refused to participate, citing “ongoing issues between Canada and China.” Protesters at the event, meanwhile, held signs with pictures of Canadians being detained in horrifying conditions as retaliation for the Canadian government’s role in arresting a leading Huawei executive for U.S. authorities.

In Australia, the Victoria Police disgraced themselves by raising the Communist Chinese flag at the station’s flagpole. Even more horrifying, the officers were forced to sing the murderous regime’s anthem as local and federal officials looked on. But again, there was outrage and criticism.

“Frankly I find it disappointing,” Victoria City Councilor Blair Barker told Australian media after the event, pointing to the brutality being unleashed against protesters in Hong Kong. “We need to be cautious about supporting a foreign regime that does not support our democratic values and principles such as rule of law…. I would have thought our own police force would be a little more judicious when it comes to associating themselves with authoritarian foreign states that have a very different approach to policing its citizens.”

Meanwhile, in Communist China, the dictatorship ordered churches to raise the Communist flag and sing the praises of the Chinese Communist Party for the 70th anniversary. “Many churches in Hangzhou have been required to raise the national flag and sing the national anthem for a long while,” an attendee of a non-government church in Hangzhou dubbed “Mr. Zhou” was quoted as saying in media reports. “Now, China is back to an absurd era, and some regions are even worse than the Cultural Revolution era.” Some churches have also been ordered to replace the Ten Commandments with quotes from dictator Xi Jinping.

Celebrating the founding of the People’s Republic of China is to celebrate over 100 million murders, genocide, torture, barbarism, forced abortions, the harvesting of body organs from dissidents, savage religious persecution, and institutionalized slavery. Raising the flag of Communist China is as disgusting as raising the flag of National Socialist (Nazi) Germany or the Soviet Union. Making the American celebrations even more grotesque, though, is the fact that it was subversives within the U.S. government who betrayed the Chinese people and their leaders so that Chairman Mao could take over. Never again should the flag of Communist China or any other band of mass murderers be raised in the Land of the Free.

TNA: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/33584-american-officials-celebrate-slavery-and-mass-murder-in-china


Alex Newman is a correspondent for The New American, covering economics, education, politics, and more. He can be reached at anewman@thenewamerican.com. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU or on Facebook

Liberal-uenza, Firearms & Mental Health

Liberal-uenza, Firearms & Mental Health

by Bill Lockwood

In the wake of recent mass gun violence in America President Obama predictably pushes for more unconstitutional federal involvement with citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. Of particular concern is his drive for mental health screening, proposing a $500 million investment to that end. With the federal money, of course, comes federal mandates. But the clear testimony of history linking big government to mental health should frighten any freedom-loving American.

Allowing an already out-of-control totalitarian-leaning federal government headed by a graduate in Alinskyite deceptive methodologies (read, pathological liar–“If you like your doctor..”, “it was all due to a video,” etc.) to screen citizens to determine their “mental capability” of owning a firearm is not only a recipe for dictatorship, but an open invitation to it.

First, governments have uniformly used Mental Health as means of control. It seems superfluous to quote any sources for this obvious truth, but Robert van Voren’s online essay “Political Abuse of Psychiatry—An Historical Overview” is clear enough. The use of psychiatry for political purposes has been a major subject of debate within the world psychiatric community during the second half of the 20th century.

The issue became prominent in the 1970s and 1980s due to the systematic political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union, where approximately one-third of the political prisoners were locked up in psychiatric hospitals. Showing that this is a continuing trend, not only in the former Soviet Union, but everywhere, he remarks that, Time and again, human rights and mental health organizations receive reports on cases of abuse of psychiatry for political purposes. The fact that these reports come from a wide range of countries shows that there is an ongoing tension between politics and psychiatry and that the opportunity to use psychiatry as a means to stifle opponents or solve conflicts is an appealing one, not only to dictatorial regimes but also to well-established democratic societies. (emp. added).

Placing our “full-steam-ahead-to-Dictatorship” government in the driver’s seat for making determinations regarding mental health is naively complicit. Recent socialist/Marxist history is littered with illustrations of this sort. Perhaps a populace which allows this deserves to be enslaved.

Second, the liberal Mental Health profession itself tends to label conservatives “mentally ill.” Since Mental Health is dominated by irreligious (read, “anti-Christian”) practitioners it is not surprising that it has been common to find many among them making a causal link between Christianity and mental illness. Dr. Simon Dein, in Psychiatric Times (January, 2010) points out that in 1980 Albert Ellis, the founder of emotive therapy, insisted that “there was an irrefutable causal relationship between religion and emotional and mental illness.” According to Canadian psychiatrist Wendall Watters, writes Dein, “Christian doctrine and liturgy have been shown to discourage the development of adult coping behaviors and the human to human relationship skills that enable people to cope in an adaptive way with the anxiety caused by stress.” In some psychiatric corners all religious experience has been labeled a psychosis.

To suppose that Obama proposes a New World Order Brain Trust of this ilk which will have the ability to influence recommendations regarding firearm ownership should send chills up the spines of law-abiding Americans. At least, of those who wish to be free. It is madness (pun intended) to think that federal dollars from an anti-Christian socialistic government might be funneled into a profession that is already operating with tainted bias against conservatives. Obama apparently thinks we have lost our minds.

To be clear, not “all religion” which will be labeled as “psychotic.” Last week a Muslim man tried to murder a police officer in Philadelphia in the name of “Allah” and declared that the teachings of Islam inspired him. But the mayor of the city Jim Kenney was unashamed to prostitute his own common sense on television and say that “Islam had nothing to do with” the attempted murder. A perfect example of government politicians who will oversee “mental health” screening. We know which religion the government loves to hate. Christianity.

Added to these problems is the fact that professionals in the mental health industry freely confess—as they ought—that their diagnoses are largely subjective. For a perfect illustration of how government leaning on the Mental Health profession will cause it to re-write its DSM recall how the Homosexual Lobby in the early 1970’s politically ramrodded the American Psychiatric Association into removing homosexuality from its mental illness page. No science. No medical diagnosis. No study. Simply hardball politics. Street Organizing, placard carrying and yelling down the opposition. Period. And we have been living with the consequences of that ever since. Given another year or so, “Affluenza” will be added to the DSM.

Third, President Obama has shown he is not serious about protecting American citizens. If he is, then why insist on emptying Guantanamo Bay prison of Islamic prisoners who have already been deemed high risk? A third of those released thus far have already returned to the battlefield to kill Americans! Yet, with that FACT before Obama, he continues his release program. And, why ignore the obvious? Islamic teaching itself (Koran, Sunna, Hadith) instils violence and deception in its followers. Therefore, why not just subject a person’s personal religious belief system to screening? After all, Maj. Hassan apparently passed all mental health screening, but failed the personal belief system test. But our political correct lying political establishment (“Islam is a Religion of Peace”) enabled him to commit murder. Obama knows this. He is not naïve.  

And what about our southern border? Crime committed by illegals in the southwestern states has been skyrocketing for a decade. But our president insists on keeping the border wide open. Any leader serious about protecting the citizenship from violence would close the border just as conservatives have been begging for decades. But all of that begging to no avail. Now we have between 12-20 million illegals in our country and inner cities are becoming war zones ruled by Mexican gangs while the American Taxpayer foots the bill for the millions of satanic tattoos that are decorating their bodies. I suppose this is an “act of love” to allow this to continue.

And has not government greenies coopting “science” on Climate Change in order to foist upon us draconian laws taught us nothing? Government involvement in mental health screening is only hardball politics. No real deliberation. No lawful Constitutional consideration. Perhaps we should have a mental screening test to weed out those with “liberal-uenza” from taking reins of leadership. One question ought to do it: “Do citizens receive their rights from God or Government?” Obama’s sickness runs deep.

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