Recent events compel one to recognize that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is in an extremely unstable state.
Since former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun fled to the U.S. Consulate in February, China’s political situation before the 18th Party congress has become more turbulent as unexpected dramas play out one after another.
In a dictatorial regime, maintaining a state of superficial stability seems easy. Hitler’s and Gaddafi’s regimes in the past, and North Korea at present, serve as good examples. Gaddafi had neither a constitution nor laws to maintain his 40 years in power, only his dictatorship. North Korea is so poor under the control of three generations of the Kim family that people are starving, but the dictatorship still presents a front of iron-fisted control.
The communist Party has ruled China for 62 years. Although the regime has reached a critical and stormy situation, society seems to be relatively undisturbed, and people still go about their lives. What’s the reason behind this apparent stability?
I believe that, in addition to the time not yet being ripe for the CCP’s inevitable collapse, its stability has been maintained through two factors: the omnipresent absolute power and the lies.
The former relies on the power of the entire state to monitor society and maintain its functioning. The latter, by virtue of the propaganda-based lies and constant brainwashing, ensures that eventually Chinese citizens lose their ability to judge right and wrong.
Together, unbridled power and lies play three critical roles: 1) Under high-pressure tyranny, people don’t dare to speak out. 2) Deceit and deception are everywhere. 3) Many Chinese suffer from “Stockholm Syndrome,” accepting the oppressor as their benefactor as a means of self-preservation. On this rotten foundation, society is thus stabilized.
Compared to the naked tyranny, lies are more terrifying. Hitler’s fascism and Gaddafi’s socialism deceived many of their people for a long time. The CCP advocates “serving the people,” and other things, which are still confusing some Chinese people today.
Everyone wants social stability, but the stability of a dictatorship causes endless troubles. The end result of a “stable” dictatorship is the suffering of the people.
But the stability of a dictatorship is only a relative state, it’s temporary. When the true nature of the dictator is finally exposed, the entire regime becomes unstable.
The CCP’s mantra “stability above everything else” is a reflection of its instability.
Judging from the current political, social, and economic difficulties, China is on the eve of great political change.
Not only will the Bo Xilai/Wang Lijun “Chongqing incident” have a difficult aftermath, the power distribution battle around the 18th Party Congress has turned white-hot. There are rumors of an assassination attempt on Xi Jinping, the presumed next Party head. In addition there are territorial disputes, intensifying social conflicts, and serious confrontations and distrust between the people and the authorities.
Some worry that if the CCP were to collapse it would lead to large-scale unrest. But in view of China’s current situation, I believe that will not occur. There are three main reasons:
One, China’s instability originates from the CCP’s own internal problems and manifests as the CCP’s internal struggles, rather than coming from outside factors.
Two, the Chinese people themselves have never made a single destabilizing move. Petitions and mass incidents are merely self-protective grassroots acts allowed within the law. The CCP has lost people’s support since its corrupt, dictatorial nature has been totally exposed, and has incurred the people’s widespread opposition. This is the biggest crisis the CCP is facing in 60 years. Some people have summarized it as “a crisis of legitimacy of the CCP’s ruling authority.”
Three, since the 2004 publication of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, an editorial series by The Epoch Times, there has been a surging tide of Chinese nationals quitting from the CCP. This has paved the way to dissolve the CCP peacefully, and has created a transition to a peaceful and democratic society. When Chinese people abandon the CCP from their hearts, a period without the CCP will peacefully arrive.
The developments after the release of the Nine Commentaries show that even a dictatorship as seemingly fearless and mighty as the CCP can become helpless in the face of the peaceful quitting movement. The CCP hasn’t responded with even one word to the publication of the Nine Commentaries. Does it not want to refute the accusations therein? Obviously not, since there is nothing it can say when confronted with the facts of its 60-years of rule of terror.
Disintegrating the CCP is a top priority for China in this day and age and must be based on the Chinese people’s profound understanding of the CCP’s true essence. From this perspective, the efforts by the Falun Gong spiritual group to expose the CCP and the persecution of them, now already 13-years long, will be of extraordinary significance to the future of Chinese people.
No matter how the CCP’s 18th Party congress will open, or how the CCP still emphasizes maintaining stability, the collapse of the CCP will surely come soon.
Editor’s Note: When Chongqing’s former top cop, Wang Lijun, fled for his life to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu on Feb. 6, he set in motion a political storm that has not subsided. The battle behind the scenes turns on what stance officials take toward the persecution of Falun Gong. The faction with bloody hands—the officials former CCP head Jiang Zemin promoted in order to carry out the persecution—is seeking to avoid accountability for their crimes and to continue the campaign. Other officials are refusing to participate in the persecution any longer. Events present a clear choice to the officials and citizens of China, as well as people around the world: either support or oppose the persecution of Falun Gong. History will record the choice each person makes.
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