Xi praises “fighting the landlord and dividing the land” to choose a goal for survival

While Premier Li Keqiang’s public statement last year that “600 million people earn an average of about 1,000 yuan a month” is still ringing in our ears and has shocked countless people, on February 25, the Communist Party of China (CPC), which has never known the word “shame”, held a On February 25, the Communist Party of China (CPC) held a “National Conference on Summing Up and Commending the Poverty Alleviation Efforts” in Beijing. In his speech at the conference, Xi Jinping declared the “comprehensive victory” of the national poverty eradication campaign, calling it a “miracle on earth” and praising the “fight against the landlords and the division of the land” back then.

Whether or not Chinese people have been lifted out of poverty is not determined by the CCP’s lowering of measurement standards, brainwashing propaganda and falsification of figures. The so-called “war on poverty” in recent years is just like the “Great Leap Forward” of the past, but it is just a dream to cater to those in power, and the day will come when the dream will wake up.

It is noteworthy that Xi Jinping actually praised Mao Zedong’s “fight the landlords and divide the land” campaign in Hunan, saying that it “helped the poor to turn over and be liberated” and “created fundamental political conditions for getting rid of poverty. The truth of history is that in 1927, the “fight against the landlords and the division of land” campaign in Hunan was launched.

The truth of history is that in 1927, the Nanjing National Government and Wuhan National Government, which had realized the true nature of the Communist Party’s splitting of the Kuomintang, carried out “purging the Party” and “dividing the Communist Party” respectively, and in the face of the existential crisis, the Communist Party launched the Nanchang riots and the Autumn Harvest Riots. Both riots ended in failure, and the Communist Party, like a dog in distress, had to flee to remote mountainous areas and rural areas under the attack of the Kuomintang army, so that feeding itself became a priority.

In order to survive in the mountainous areas and rural areas, the CCP turned its attention to the relatively wealthy landlords of the countryside and established its general policy of agrarian revolution at the 87th Congress, which clearly proposed to confiscate the land of the large and medium landlords and all the so-called public property of the ancestral clans and temples and distribute them to the tenant farmers or landless peasants.

According to the history of the CPC, the slogan “Fight the landlords and divide the land” first appeared in Wenjiashi in 1927, and in March of the following year, Mao began to implement it in Zhongcun of Ling County and Dalong of Ninggang, and in May, land committees or land commissioners were set up at all levels of government in the CPC base areas, clearly proposing “deep Agrarian revolution in the ceded areas”. Subsequently, this movement was carried out in Guangdong’s Hailufeng, Donggu, Jinggangshan, northeastern Gan, western Fujian, Qiongya, and southern Gan, and other Communist base areas, directly looting the land and wealth of the gentry.

According to overseas scholar Ding Lyr, when Mao launched the campaign, he also raised the slogan “all the gentry are rich, no gentry are bad”, but the slogan was deleted when it was included in Mao’s Selected Works. He also mentioned that Ren Bishi, the leader of the CCP, later said that the CCP “burned down many houses and killed many people during the Hunan riots, and also killed many people in the Soviet Union. The people had a fear of us”.

From the 1920s and 1930s to the 1940s and 1950s, no one probably knows how much private property the CCP seized in the name of the so-called revolution, but according to the research of Xin Hao-nian, a contemporary historian in the United States, the CCP Central Committee “set the strike in the land reform at 8 percent of the total number of peasant households and 10 percent of the total peasant population in the newly solved areas. In the spirit of the directive, at least 30 million peasants in the Chinese countryside were subjected to different degrees of criticism, struggle and non-criminal torture, and at least 2 million landowners were suppressed and deprived of all their property, not only losing their land but also their families.

Obviously, Xi Dazhan’s campaign was built on white bones and bloodshed, and to glorify the results of the campaign as “helping the poor to turn over and be liberated” and “creating fundamental political conditions for escaping from poverty” is even more shameful.

The truth is that after giving some of the poor peasants a little sweetness and using them to finish the massacre of landlords and gentry and destroy their Culture, the CCP immediately took back the land given to the peasants through “cooperativization”, and used the hukou to classify them as second-class citizens and restrict their freedom of movement. To date, many peasants are still suffering. As pointed out in the editorial series “Nine Comments on the Communist Party,” “fighting the landlords and dividing the land” is to extend the trickery to society, replacing tradition as the new order.

Xi Jinping’s praise of such a movement is either ignorant of history or still immersed in the CCP’s false propaganda. Regarding Xi’s intention, an article in Free Asia said that after the reform and opening up, few CCP leaders would publicly praise this period of history. Xi’s reintroduction of this history should be a nostalgia for the Mao era.

The author thinks that this is most likely a signal for Xi to release a new round of harvesting the leeks of the powerful and wealthy under the current political and economic difficulties.

In the past two years or so, under the heavy hand of the U.S. Trump administration, the CCP has not only suffered frequent political and military setbacks in the international arena, but has also added to its already deformed economy. After Biden, who has an indefinable relationship with the CCP, came to power, Zhongnanhai kept shouting at him to change a series of Trump’s policies and relax the economic sanctions and restrictions on the purchase of high-tech products, etc. However, the complicated situation in the United States and the tough posture of many parties toward the CCP made Biden unable to respond immediately, even as the CCP wished. Moreover, even if Biden is in a position to cater to the CCP, a revitalization of the Chinese economy is by no means achievable in the short term.

Moreover, since the vast majority of those who hold the economic lifeline and own huge assets in China are either powerful people or rich people in collusion with powerful people or interest groups, this also determines that the history of many rich people’s fortunes is not as glamorous as they are advertised, and some of them are more or less involved in the CCP’s power struggle. Once the power they are attached to goes wrong, they can’t protect themselves, such as Alibaba’s Ma Yun, who is said to be under investigation, and Wu Xiaohui, Ye Jianming and Xiao Jianhua, who were once in the limelight.

In the past two or three years, many formerly prosperous bigwigs and tycoons have been arrested, committed suicide or been caught in scandals, such as the murder of Wang Jian of HNA in France, the arrest of Feng Xin, the real controller of Storm Group, the death of Zhang Zhenxin, the chairman of Pioneer Group and the actual controller of Netcom Group in the UK, the suicide of Huiyi, the founder of BitEasy, the arrest of Dai Zhikang, the real estate tycoon in Shanghai, the arrest of Wang Zhenhua, the chairman of New City Holdings Group Co. Liu Qiangdong was caught in a scandal and stepped down as a number of executives, Dalian Wanda chairman Wang Jianlin continuously withdrew investments from overseas, and former LeEco chairman Jia Yueting was wanted …… They all have a lot of stories behind them, and some of them are inseparable from the powerful and the rich, and from huge assets.

Xi Jinping, who is well versed in the secrets of wealth grabbing by the rich and powerful in the Communist Party, probably thinks that hammering private entrepreneurs in the past few years is not enough, for the sake of his own power, so that the Communist Party can continue to survive, and in order to crack down on rivals in the party, perhaps in using history to send signals to the outside world that he will grab the wealth of the powerful and rich in the Communist Party. Xi’s blocking of the listing of Ma’s Ant Financial Services last year and the strict investigation of the powerful families behind it seem to have been foreshadowed. The next step is to purge the powerful and wealthy who have not moved their assets and fled China. And is this a sign that the power struggle within the Chinese Communist Party is still fierce?