Thursday, October 29, 2009

Poor China


The handiwork of Chinese mass murderer Mao Zedong -- whose 65 million dead was more people killed than Stalin and Hitler combined -- is in the news a good bit this month.

Red Party propaganda would have it that Chairman Mao was an oppressed hard working peasant dedicated to fighting injustice. In truth he was a loafer who took a job as a party agent to receive “a comfortable berth as a subsidized professional revolutionary.” It's like being a vagabond with a pension.

Like all secular rulers Mao rationalized the unjust and needless death of millions of innocent people, but he added to the mix a policy of deliberate terror to secure his rule: suspected enemies were tortured, forcibly re-educated, brainwashed, and put to death for the flimsiest of excuses, such as using sarcasm (this blogger wouldn't have lasted ten minutes) or telling jokes (make that two minutes). The official government disdain for human life continues today -- e.g. population control through forced abortions is still allowable policy to be exercised at discretion of the local party official.

It leaves one to wonder why:
* White House Director of Communications Anita Dunn praised Mao Zedong’s political philosophy and called him a great defender of individualism.
* The Empire State Building was lit up in red and yellow to commemorate the birth of the PRC.
* A NY Times columnist described the totalitarian regime as "enlightened."

Then again, no, I suppose one doesn't have to wonder so much after all.

The prevailing sentiment of the age favors secularism, which minimizes and removes spiritual and religious considerations from all public policy. Massive numbers of dead and suffering people is the necessary consequence of the policies implemented by secular forms of government.

In a discussion once I was challenged for pronouncing this conclusion. My critic remarked, "What, you prefer all the horrors of the inquisitor's wrack? What about all the religious wars of the Middle Ages? You have no room to pass judgment."

Well, if we go by body count, one has plenty of room to form an objective judgment. The Spanish Inquisition, which is generally perceived to be the most severe tribunal, produced a few hundred dead over the entire life of the tribunal. And if you take the sum of all people killed in several centuries of medieval battles with their crude swords and spears and bows, you'll still arrive at a far smaller number of people killed in one of our modern civilized wars conducted with its guns, bombs, and weapons of mass destruction.

So yes, give me a form of government that publicly recognizes the right of God to rule over the affairs of men. I much prefer that to modern secular, liberal, brutal forms of government any day of the week. And twice on Sundays.

Libera nos a malo.

1 comment:

Patti Petersen said...

If people would actually study the Inquisition from reliable sources they would not make such foolish and judgemental statements about it. Ah, Ignorance...thou art the bane of the modern world and Delusion is thy child. Poor China indeed, but even more poor is America who, having tasted freedom, so willingly throws it away. Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini.