Document #9: Seven deadly sins of a communist plutocracy

posted at 7:21 pm on August 21, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

I wrote over the weekend about new Chinese President Xi Jinping’s letting loose with his hitherto understated enthusiasm for reviving Maoist principals and initiating an ideological purge of his communist party — instead of, you know, installing a more transparent regime and a more equitable society and whatever else he may have insincerely mentioned in the run-up to his leadership.

The Chinese government is all about walking the line between making a show of dealing with their rampant corruption and abuse of their cozy plutocracy whilst maintaining that there’s nothing inherently bad about their system itself. Indeed, not only is their system not a bad one, it’s the most glorious and morally righteous governing system with which mankind has ever been gifted — and maintaining a lie of that caliber means squashing out any pesky notions of democratic indulgence among the masses. The NYT reports:

Communist Party cadres have filled meeting halls around China to hear a somber, secretive warning issued by senior leaders. Power could escape their grip, they have been told, unless the party eradicates seven subversive currents coursing through Chinese society

These seven perils were enumerated in a memo, referred to as Document No. 9, that bears the unmistakable imprimatur of Xi Jinping, China’s new top leader. The first was “Western constitutional democracy”; others included promoting “universal values” of human rights, Western-inspired notions of media independence and civic participation, ardently pro-market “neo-liberalism,” and “nihilist” criticisms of the party’s traumatic past.

Even as Mr. Xi has sought to prepare some reforms to expose China’s economy to stronger market forces, he has undertaken a “mass line” campaign to enforce party authority that goes beyond the party’s periodic calls for discipline. The internal warnings to cadres show that Mr. Xi’s confident public face has been accompanied by fears that the party is vulnerable to an economic slowdown, public anger about corruption and challenges from liberals impatient for political change.

The document was never meant to be made public, of course, but since it was issued last spring, there’s been an especial upswing in the vociferous denunciations of constitutionalism and other such dangerous ideas, and warnings of opponents that “have stirred up trouble about disclosing officials’ assets, using the Internet to fight corruption, media controls and other sensitive topics, to provoke discontent with the party and government.” Which, really, is to be expected. Communism doesn’t just work naturally, after all; it takes careful planning, deliberate freedom-crushing, and conscientious brainwashing to keep it going.


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…Seven?…JugEars has 10!

KOOLAID2 on August 21, 2013 at 7:24 PM

walking the line between making a show of dealing with their rampant corruption and abuse of their cozy plutocracy whilst maintaining that there’s nothing inherently bad about their system itself.

ask the Senators and Congress members!

KOOLAID2 on August 21, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Communism doesn’t just work naturally, after all; it takes careful planning, deliberate freedom-crushing, and conscientious brainwashing to keep it going

…so how much time do we have?

KOOLAID2 on August 21, 2013 at 7:27 PM

…ah oh!

KOOLAID2 on August 21, 2013 at 7:28 PM

The document was never meant to be made public

…so… they are more transparent than our people!

KOOLAID2 on August 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM

…ok…I’ll come back in half an hour!

KOOLAID2 on August 21, 2013 at 7:31 PM

“it takes careful planning, deliberate freedom-crushing, and conscientious brainwashing to keep it going.”

Kameradski Obamaski is no doubt phoning them right now for some helpful tips.

Gearbox on August 21, 2013 at 7:33 PM

unless the party eradicates seven subversive currents coursing through Chinese society

DarkCurrent was not listed among the seven.

Christien on August 21, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Thomas Friedman is a big fan.

Bitter Clinger on August 21, 2013 at 7:38 PM

“Mao wasn’t so bad.”

slickwillie2001 on August 21, 2013 at 7:40 PM

reviving Maoist principals

Why? Did they faint at their schools?

bgoldman on August 21, 2013 at 7:49 PM

The document was never meant to be made public, of course, but since it was issued last spring,
============================

Hot D*mn,now only if some brave soul,discounting Snowden,
would sequel on Hopey/Changey!!

Jus asy’n!!

canopfor on August 21, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Big no-no’s

ISWYDT, Big No-Nose.

Christien on August 21, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Democracy is a terrible idea that inevitably decays into liberalism followed by suicide. So I’m not surprised to see the mouth pieces of the Stupid Party going to the mat for it just like they do for amnesty.

Darth Executor on August 21, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Seven deadly sins of a dying faux Republic.

1. A lazy citizenry.

2. A greedy ruling class with global visions.

3. A media that turns any opponent of the Ruling class into a rodeo clown.

4. Two party system that really is one ideology meant to grow their power, and turn the citizens into subjects.

5. Materialism replacing Judeo-Christian values as the nations guiding principles.

6. An education system that penalizes success.

7. Open borders.

Did I miss any?

PappyD61 on August 21, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Barry was given a copy last Spring.

It is his new road map to change America.

What was it that Bill Ayers said a couple decades back…in his “acclaimed” now much forgotten Communist Manifesto, “Prairie Fire?”

The “new” progressive governance must first eliminate more than 25 million Americans who will refuse to be re-educated…thus are a threat to the state?

And then, Ayers met Barry Obama.

Coincidence?

coldwarrior on August 21, 2013 at 8:27 PM

I wrote over the weekend about new Chinese President Xi Jinping’s letting loose with his hitherto understated enthusiasm for reviving Maoist principals and initiating an ideological purge of his communist party — instead of, you know, installing a more transparent regime and a more equitable society and whatever else he may have insincerely mentioned in the run-up to his leadership.

Here’s what’s happened.

They’ve had a revival, of sorts. The sky is open again, and they can be great again. Enthusiasm, optimism — all the stuff that comes from prospering and growing. AND — AS USUAL — The dog returns to his vomit. As twisted as it is, the thought is “It’s finally working!” — and that thought isn’t referencing a free market.

Because they are rigid ideologues. And rigid ideologues are stupit.

^ Working theory.

PS — You should comment in your thread today, Erika Johnsen. Something small. :) Stake a claim.

Axe on August 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Staking a claim would help. I tried in the train thread to no avail. Everyone else does on occassion. Just to let you know they are paying attention.

Heck,, MKH will cuss you out. I like that.;)

wolly4321 on August 21, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Ha ha, schmucks. You let the Capitalist Camel’s nose in the tent and now you’re sorry.

Deal with it.

Cleombrotus on August 21, 2013 at 8:37 PM

unless the party eradicates seven subversive currents coursing through Chinese society

DarkCurrent was not listed among the seven.

Christien on August 21, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Not even a golf clap. *shrugs*

Christien on August 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM

3. A media that turns any opponent of the Ruling class into a rodeo clown.

Did I miss any?

PappyD61 on August 21, 2013 at 8:07 PM

To elaborate: a media that lies about and covers up things that everyone knows to be true and accepts as basic facts of life. Such that when CNN finally puts the mug shots of two blacks and one white that murdered a white jogger, there were over 38,000 comments, and Facebook slowed to a crawl with all the comments. The crime wasn’t as shocking as the fact that it was actually being reported by some part of the MSM.

claudius on August 21, 2013 at 9:07 PM

I know most of us, including me, are most worried about the future of our republic…in other words let get our own house in order first.

With that said if you are going to worry about anything outside the United States let it be China. They are the biggest concern I have right now because I have read this story before called Germany in 1900…and I know how the book ends and it is not pretty or peaceful at all.

William Eaton on August 21, 2013 at 9:33 PM

correction above…when I say “biggest concern” I mean foreign policy concern. The China problem is below in terms of worries our national debt, crack pot progressives, and in general our national funk.

William Eaton on August 21, 2013 at 9:36 PM

There is a huge division among classes.

Have you checked the literacy and access to information levels by citizens in the hinterlands?

Talk about low information voters…

IlikedAUH2O on August 21, 2013 at 10:02 PM

I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.

ROFLMMFAO

donabernathy on August 21, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Should be “Maoist principles” in the first sentence… /spelling n@zi

DavidW on August 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM

No Fo Yu.

Shy Guy on August 22, 2013 at 1:06 AM

DarkCurrent was not listed among the seven.

Christien on August 21, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Not even a golf clap. *shrugs*

Christien on August 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Actually it was pretty good. I chuckled :)

DarkCurrent on August 22, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Come on guys, this well-researched post by Erika shouldn’t end up with a comment count typical of a moderately interesting Headline thread.

She puts a lot of passion into her China bashing and I understand she’s actually intending eventually to report from on-site once she gets a passport.

DarkCurrent on August 22, 2013 at 3:15 PM