Death of a Prince: Loew and Lin Liguo

Mr. Luo Yu passed away in the United States on October 22 after a long illness. Now on the eve of the U.S. presidential election, mixed in with the observation of the two major political systems in the U.S. and China, it is inevitable that we have mixed feelings. We have only one goal: to democratize China. One topic that Americans don’t quite understand is the place of the “Crown Prince Party,” or the “second generation” in the contemporary Chinese political scene. We have witnessed how much Americans value the vote they have in their hands. This vote is so magical, so omnipotent, that it seems everything they own depends on it. This is something that the Chinese have never understood. For thousands of years they have believed in “the emperor, heaven and earth,” from “the world of the family” to “the world of the party. When Mao Zedong became king, he tried unsuccessfully to create a world of families, but he created a world of the Party. The Party prince, one generation after another, has made the country out of iron. The bloodline proliferated and the wealthy enjoyed. Hundreds of millions of people are either fortunate enough to be lackeys or unfortunate enough to be cannon fodder for cattle and horses.

Therefore, the hopes of the people were often pinned on the enlightened and courageous men from the privileged class. But under the tightly oppressive rule of the Communist Party, a large number of scholars were dumbed down by the Party, and the descendants of the iterative Red Dynasty were tied to power and profit. Those who dared to rebel were few and far between, and this is a fact we see. Luo Yu and his friend Lin Liguo, who are reviewed in this article, are two of the most extraordinary rebels of the 70 years of Chinese Communist rule. We have an unforgettable tribute to them in the wake of the storm.

A struggle for power in the Maoist Party headquarters.

Five years ago, in late autumn, he had asked Luo Yu to come to New York to meet at his humble home to discuss some issues relating to the publication of his memoirs, Farewell to the General Staff. His impression that day was that he was in good spirits and his face had a few vicissitudes. Later, he began to appear in the media, giving interviews and publishing more than 20 articles in Hong Kong newspapers under the name of writing to Xi Jinping’s “little brother”, calling on the Chinese authorities to carry out political reforms. According to the journalist, he was so disappointed with CCP politics that he discontinued writing. His book, which is interspersed with his marriage to Hong Kong movie star Dina, is packaged in a softer way in the hope that it will be beneficial to the market and will be understood by him. Because he wrote the book with a clear sense of mission, he did not want to render the life plot.

Luo Yu’s story involves two fathers and sons who endure humiliation in the Chinese Communist Army, and is set against the backdrop of “the great struggle for power between Mao Zedong, Lin Biao and Luo Ruiqing. Luo Yu’s farewell meant the end of this bloody and strange case. Luo Yu described Mao as “a scholar in the ditch in Hunan province, with thousands of peasants with big swords and long spears, who became a bandit in the grass and fought his way into Beijing with thousands of troops in 20 years and took the throne. However, after seven decades of violent storms, countless bloodshed and tragedies were shed all over the land. This Mao Linluo battle scene takes place in the “Revolutionary Command”, which is full of rebellion, revenge, conspiracy and suicide, just like a “Hamlet” in the East. After Mao started a famine, he wanted to kill his successor Liu Shaoqi and the founding marshal Peng Dehuai to prevent the flogging of corpses, and chose Lin Biao, the god of war, as his successor. Lin Biao and Zhou Enlai are in a great hurry to create a new god, Mao. Lin decides to sacrifice Luo Ruiqing, the Chief of General Staff, and the whole family is unjustly imprisoned. Lin is at odds with the Gang of Four and sees through Mao’s murderous viciousness. On September 13, he flew into the Soviet Union with his wife, Ye Qun, and son, Lin Liguo, but was killed in a plane crash. Mao’s hegemony was shamefully bankrupt, and he died in the midst of the rebellion. Jiang Qing, the devil’s wife, was tried and sentenced to a suspended death sentence, and hanged herself.

Lin Luo and Jiang Qing are both anti-Mao and anti-communist.

In the story of the end of Mao-Lin Luo, the two Red Prince Prince, Lin Liguo and Luo Yu, are quite legendary and attracts great attention. It all began in 1984 when I first published in Hong Kong the full text of Lin Liguo’s “May 1971 Project Summary”, which was left behind by his “Little Fleet”, and this year, I wrote an article entitled “Requiem for September 13” to assess the historical significance of the defection of Lin Biao and his son. It was the death knell of the Cultural Revolution and Mao’s death, and it was instrumental. The first time we met Luo Yu was five years ago when we published his memoirs, “Farewell to the General Staff Department”, which were very expensive.

Lin Liguo and Luo Yu are descendants of Lin Biao and Luo Ruiqing, but they were once friends who formed a “deep friendship”. The two were close friends before the Cultural Revolution, when Lin and Luo were Mao’s henchmen. Whenever Zhongnanhai screened an “internal reference film” that families were not allowed to see, Luo always had to inform Lin and the two managed to get into the screening to peek. The two of them managed to get into the screening room and peek in. Luo Yu said meaningfully – “The two of us, together, have said too many things we shouldn’t have said.” The children of the privileged, who have heard so much and acted so unrestrained, can be imagined. The chaos of the Cultural Revolution shattered the dreams of the two young men.

In 1966, Luo Yu was a senior student at Tsinghua University’s Department of Self-Control, 22 years old, and Lin Liguo was at Beijing University’s Department of Physics, a year younger than Luo. At the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, Luo Yu was already a member of the “Black Five” and was imprisoned again. He was imprisoned again. Liguo joined the Air Force with his father, Gao Chuang, and became Vice Minister of Operations. The first time I saw him, he was buried in Wendur Khan. It was only afterwards that people learned that the Lin family “tiger” (nickname) had been a core figure in Lin Biao’s coup group, the posthumous “May 771 Project” righteousness, is tantamount to a call to arms Maoist critique. He was so eager to assassinate the Qin Dynasty that he vowed to prevent Jing Ke from doing so, and even suggested to buy an atomic bomb to destroy Zhongnanhai. Luo Yu struggled in the late Cultural Revolution, until he left the country in the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 and fell in love with Hong Kong actress Dina. Only then did he sit down to write his memoirs, to tell his anger.

He denounced the feudal fascist military dictatorship.

Luo Yu was born in a cave in Yan’an, and was nicknamed “Mengzi”. He went to Beijing with his father’s “Yang Luogeng Regiment” and attended a prestigious school. Father and son were close. He recalls his father’s suicide and sudden death in West Germany, and then describes in separate chapters Mao, Deng, Zhou and the ten CCP marshals he came into contact with, many of whom “broke” forbidden stories. Mao and Zhou had a grudge against the Soviet Union, and Zhou wanted to abandon Mao and not take the Long March with him, but Mao was jealous of him and forbade Zhou to die in front of him. Zhou also complied. The doctor in charge of the case, Li Bing, revealed to Luo Mu, Monday again asked for a cancer operation, the doctors were against it, that is not a life, but “death”. In addition, Deng Yingchao saw that Zhou had no queen and wanted to find a concubine for him, but the matter was left unresolved (Yang Shangkun kept concubines for a long time, but his wife ignored him). The imperial physician Li Zhisui says Mao is promiscuous, but Jiang Qing does not go overboard. However, Luo Ruiqing knew that Jiang Qing had seduced the guard into committing adultery at least once, and Wang Dongxing told Luo, who sent the guard to Xinjiang. Luo was privy to political secrets, such as the secret meeting between Zhou and Chiang Ching-kuo at Taiping Island in 1963, where they agreed to keep well water out of the river (as reported in Open Magazine). In addition, the death of Chen Yi and his wife, the fourth marshal killed by Mao, was the result of their abhorrence of the Cultural Revolution.

He was the fourth marshal to be killed by Mao, and he was the first to be killed by Mao. Mao was described by Lin as “the contemporary Qin Shi Huang” and “the greatest feudal tyrant in Chinese history” who turned the state machinery into a meat grinder. Mao turned the military into a private army, with the Red Guards even crazier than the Nazi SS, thanks to “a bunch of rotten boys making a fuss and Jiang Qing crying like wolves”. When Luo Yu was in college, he suspected that Mao’s desperate call for “class struggle” was a corruption of Marx. After the Cultural Revolution purgatory, a series of historical introspection, “so many people defected to Yan’an, resulting in a dictatorship …… after World War II, Germany, Italy and Japan have become democratic countries, Mao’s ideas are still in the era of the Eight-Power Allied Forces!”. “Mao reads ancient books all day long and has no idea that the United States was never imperialist and never started colonial wars.” For the Communist Party’s civil war, Luo Yu said that the crossing of the river in 1949, the United States, with air and sea superiority, to block is blocked. There was no block, leaving Sturgeon, in order to deal with the Chinese Communist Party. Mao and the U.S. cut off, sent troops to Korea and Vietnam, stupid. One side down, just to like Stalin’s dictatorship. Particularly superstitious about the success of his rural encirclement of cities, starvation of 30 million, just to aid the world revolution. Luo Yu said that difficult times, “his family life is the best, and not very well-fed.” ……

The failure of the armed uprising to hide its rightful place in history

Luo Yu’s book is a book of bathos and rebirths. It chronicles the encounter of a son of the revolution and his family during the Mao era, surviving and awakening, and pondering, in a simple and naturalistic writing style. Although this is a high-level story, it will ring true and resonate with anyone who has been there. From Mao and Deng to the Ten Marshals, the praise and criticism comes from personal experience, partly from the family history of his father, Luo Ruiqing, who, like a military minister, knew the inner workings of the Red Court, and is undoubtedly a unique study of the workings of the Chinese Communist Party’s top echelons, especially its military generals. As we all know, the Chinese Communist Party is the best in the world at keeping information secret (Sun Yixian was sent to take more than 400 photographs at the September 13 site, which have not been declassified to this day). The so-called second generation of the Reds have a wealth of secret information that they are not accustomed to sharing, for various reasons. Luo Yu said, “This machine of the Chinese Communist Party is so horrible that it should be smashed completely, and there is nothing I can do about it. He finally landed in the West and freely completed his memoirs, becoming the first of the first generation of post-communist Chinese to write a book on apostasy.

By contrast, Lin Liguo’s rebellion stood on another level. He and his comrades, including Zhou Yuchi, drew up the Minutes of the May 1 Project, a heroic program for launching an armed insurrection. It analyzes the situation, conditions, organization, forces, implementation points and internal and external policies from nine aspects. It is a complete plan of organization, force and cadres, and its political maturity, clarity and firmness is the most serious challenge the CCP has faced so far under seventy years of rule. On perusal, not a word of it can be said to be out of step with public opinion. It failed, as the minutes point out, because of the difficulties: the lack of preparation and the depth of Mao’s personal superstitions – reminiscent of the “Stauffenberg Affair” in 1944, when Hitler was assassinated. It was also a high level rebellion under the Nazis. It was carefully planned, but failed for a single incidental reason. The confusion over the timing of the May 771 Project was directly related to the weaknesses of Lin Biao and his sons, as it lacked a strong center of action. In the end, it was inevitable that they would not be defeated by a pattern of incompetent planning. But the historical status of the “May 771 Project ~ September 13 Incident”, especially the spirit of “success or mercy” manifested by Lin Liguo’s generation, can be compared with the righteous acts of Tan Sitong and Stauffenberg. Their failure was not so much a sacrifice to overthrow the world’s last and most vicious totalitarian regime as it was a heroic sacrifice. Lin Liguo is worthy of being an exemplary figure of the second generation of Chinese Reds who committed themselves to the trend of democracy. When liberal democracy comes to China, bronze statues of Lin Liguo and other young people such as Lin Zhao and Erich Löck will surely stand at the place where people admire them, just like the Germans do (I once admired the statue of Stauffenberg at Berlin’s Army Square, and Hollywood also filmed the movie “Hitler in Action” starring Tom Cruise to commemorate Stauffenberg).

The wind is blowing and the water is cold. I feel the passing of heroic times and remember the pioneers.