Friday, July 16, 2021

US and China -- Walking Together Toward One Goal

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China and the United States both celebrated important anniversaries in July---both countries responding very differently to their special day.

However, the ruling Chinese Communist Party and the US Democrat Party are in lockstep on one thing: Revising history.

Be informed, not misled.

100 years of communism in China.

At a celebration for the 100-year anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party on July 1, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech praising the Party and China's increasing role in global affairs.

Xi said the party-state was committed to defending China's national sovereignty and national security, emphasizing the need for a one-party rule and the supremacy of the Communist Party.

He said, "The Chinese people will absolutely not allow any foreign force to bully, oppress or enslave us and anyone who attempts to do so will face broken heads and bloodshed in front of the iron Great Wall of the 1.4 billion Chinese people."

According to the South China Morning Post, the Chinese government is eager to combat so-called "historical nihilism" in its institutions and on the internet.

The term refers to discussion or research that challenges the party-state's official version of history, a narrative that places the Chinese Communist Party at the center of modern Chinese history.

This is a core tenet of the Chinese government's ideology. They call it the "great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation."

The idea is to blend party-oriented patriotism with socialist development in order to achieve the so-called "China Dream" of prosperity at home and strength abroad.

This form of nationalism is rooted in historical revisionism.

And this is where the US and China are walking in lockstep.

245 years of freedom, liberty, and prosperity in the United States.

As we celebrated the 245th anniversary of our nation's independence on July 4, a number of elected Democrats and corporate media figures spent their Fourth of July attacking the American Founding.

It wouldn't matter if the Left was not in power in America. But they are.

Democrat Missouri Rep. Cori Bush complained on Twitter that the US was founded on "stolen land" and that "black people still aren't free."

Democrat California Rep. Maxine Waters tweeted, "July 4th...&so, the Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal. Equal to what? What men? Only white men? Isn't it something that they wrote this in 1776 when African Americans were enslaved? They weren't thinking about us then, but we're thinking about us now."

Philip Kennicott wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post slamming the 4th of July and the Statue of Liberty suggesting "maybe it's time to admit that the Statue of Liberty has never quite measured up," calling it "ambiguous and ambivalent" and "a symbol of hypocrisy or unfulfilled promises."

NPR called the Declaration of Independence "a document with flaws and deeply ingrained hypocrisies."

It occurs to us ordinary people that should these folks be expressing themselves in this way in many other so-called "better" countries---like China, the outcome would be dramatically different. Instead of the no-consequences we have in our country, officials would be showing up at their door. 

Cuba is a current example of what the absence of freedom looks like. 

Independent media is confirming that at least 5,000 arrests have been made since last Sunday. Cuban police regularly detain people who are "perceived" to be dissidents. Or who have spoken unfavorably against the government.

Reports are saying the police are particularly focused on people carrying US flags peacefully in the streets and people who are involved with a religious organization.

A Catholic priest was publicly beaten and dragged away because he questioned government policy.

Yes, China and America are very different. But the two countries are in lockstep regarding one thing: 

Revising history. 

The Daily Caller notes the contrast between the Chinese Communist Party and the Democrats shows how the two parties are attempting to rewrite history, although in very different ways.

The CCP's historical revision is a nationalist attempt to promote one-party rule at home and advance Beijing's interests on the world stage.

The Democrats' revision, on the other hand, is an anti-national attempt to reorient the founding of the US history around the injustices such as slavery.

Democrats and left-wing activists are already promoting this version of US history through endeavors like the "1619 Project" and the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) in public schools and other institutions.

It is the antithesis of equality. It claims to be the path to antiracism, when in fact it is the path to the end of merit, objective truth, and the adoption of race-based policies. 

Even the liberal UCLA  College of  Social Sciences in their introduction, recognize the importance of accurate history: 

"Knowledge of history is the precondition of political intelligence. Without history, a society shares no common memory of where it has been, what its core values are, or what decisions of the past account for current circumstances. Without history, we cannot undertake any sensible inquiry into the political, social or moral issues of society."

That lays bare the motivation behind the Party in power in the United States.

The Leftists are obsessed with dismantling America---and they do want any "sensible inquiry."

Particularly regarding moral issues in our society.

Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 says:

"What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said, 'See, this is new'? It has been already in the ages before us."

Paul wrote to the Corinthians (I Corinth. 10:11):

"Now all these things happened to them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come."

And to the Romans, he wrote ( 15:4):

"For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope"..."and the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God's promises to be fulfilled."

Robert Shindler, a close associate of Charles Haddon Spurgeon noted, "It is all too plainly apparent men are willing to forego the old for the sake of the new. But commonly it is found in theology that, that which is true is not new, and that which is new is not true."

Be Informed, Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.