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Communism Isn't Finished Yet

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The following is a rally speech as delivered at the Victims of Communism Memorial, Washington DC, on July 2, 2007--

Let me say hello to all of the friends of Chinese freedom and to onlookers in the general public. Today's speech is actually intended for George Bush, the U.S. President; for Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee President; and for the U.S. news media, where they have a man called Mr. Managing Editor. They are my intended audience, but you too are welcome to follow along and to see where my speech is going.

In light of what is happening in China these days, I could simply call for the resignation of all three such gentlemen. Very clearly, there is a situation: the Chinese freedom and democracy movement has strengthened and gained sympathy for an Olympic boycott due to Communist misbehavior in Beijing. It is especially sympathetic in light of the Falun Gong crackdown, the Internet crackdown, the pre-Olympic crackdown, the organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience, torture -- and other atrocities. These matters shock the conscience and affront our more civilized sensibilities.

The movement has well made the case against the continuation of China's Communist ways. The CCP regime (as they have there) represents an ongoing killing spree that is flatly unacceptable. And furthermore, this is a life-and-death matter for those people who are being killed by Communist China today.

What if the United States had a President who was less derelict, or should I say more responsible? As I said in a recent speech, he would challenge China's welcome to continue its human rights abuses. If all of these protestors can say, "Stop the killing," then why can't the U.S. President say the same?

It seems that a summary of U.S. China policy suggests, "sacrifice everything for the longevity of Chairman Mao's regime."

What if a U.S. President was less friendly towards Maoism, or should I say more friendly towards America? --If so, then that policy would not be tenable. It would be seen for the orgy of selling out, and opportunistic bottom feeding that it is. It is unbecoming of America to look the other way about genocide, mass murder, and the systemic abuse of civilians.

What if the IOC had a President who was less derelict, or should I say more responsible? Not only would he challenge China's welcome to continue abusing human rights; he would also serve notice upon the CCP that their continued killing spree -- and support for another killing spree in Darfur -- is a show stopper for the Olympics. If the rest of us can say, "Stop the killing," then why should the IOC have no shame and no conscience? Mr. Rogge, your Beijing Olympics are already untenable politically. China holds the world's record in mass murder, and to host the Olympics is an undeserved reward for crimes against humanity.

It shocks the conscience all over again to contemplate this move by the International Olympic Committee. The stench of these Olympics is worse than excrement. They are not only comparable to the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Nazi Germany; they are in fact worse than 1936. In '36, Hitler's killing spree was ahead of him; there was no World War II body count; those events were ahead of, not behind, the world.

The Communist Chinese make Hitler look like an amateur troublemaker, because they are holding the world's record for more killings inside China than occurred in World War II around the globe! The body count behind us is already 80 million, and the IOC could have contemplated this in advance of its site decision (a decision which I suspect was bought-and-paid for).

What if America had a news media that was recognizable as such -- an institution of news, rather than one of gamesmanship as the corrupt flack for the corrupt? Well, then the American people would be welcome to learn about the human rights abuses, slave labor, religious persecution, wanton killing, mass murder, genocide, and organ harvesting of Communist China. After they got wind of that, the pressure would be on the U.S. President and the IOC President to take their feet off the desk about a killing spree in progress -- history's worst humanitarian disaster -- and they themselves would want to stop the 2008 Olympics, a pending public relations disaster.

Someone should say to China that before you smile for the camera, you should remove the spinach that is between your teeth. The CCP is the spinach that is caught in the teeth of China. Discontinue Communism first, before you go for Olympic amounts of world attention. In fact, I have a saying for China: Freedom first, and Olympics second! This summer, there will be a new Freedom First, Olympics Second coalition. China will have a loss of face unless it becomes a free country before hosting the Olympics.

But I digress. What if American news was less corrupt, or should I say more responsible? Instead of playing the game in Washington, an upright news media might expose the game in Washington. Let me be specific about which game I would have exposed. About 25% of humanity remains under Communism; but the game in Washington is to declare victory and to put ones feet on the desk about Communism.

I am standing at this new Victims of Communism Memorial, about two weeks after George Bush was here to dedicate the Memorial. Thanks for dedicating the Memorial, but the George Bush speech of that day followed along with the above game to a tee. By declaring victory over Communism, with all of its depredations "in the past tense," that means that it is no longer seen as a problem so that, on this issue, the George Bush feet can return to the George Bush desk. I see right through that game, Mr. President!

And so Mr. U.S. President, and Mr. IOC President, and Mr. Managing Editor, I see that games are not just for stadiums. Yours are games with a life-and-death issue; and, your games are delaying the rescue -- of people whose lives can be spared.

How did China get to have a "welcome to continue abusing human rights"? To retrace the free pass could take another speech, implicating the elder President Bush and Bill Clinton. A shorter statement is that it's your puppy now. China's welcome is something that you extend to it.

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The author was once the 18-year-old candidate for U.S. President ('84) and later the founder of the China Support Network, post-Tiananmen Square.
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