Flashback to June 1989. Thousands of Chinese, mostly students, gathered in Tiananmen Square to protest the brutal tyranny they were being forced to live under. They were demanding that their Godless, communist government accept reforms, similar to America's constitution. They were also asking that they be allowed to speak out freely against government oppression, and not be forced to live in fear for doing so. What was the response of the Chinese government? To mercilessly and very publicly murder thousand's of their own people, many of them teenagers.
Flash forward to today. China is now the world's biggest slave labor camp, and America is their number one customer. Has anything changed in China as far as human right's are concerned? Yes. Condition's are worse in China than ever before. Anyone who offers even the slightest dissent is brutally beaten down, and the Chinese people are living in ignorance and fear. And what are America's leaders doing about it? Helping these Godless tyrants amass power and wealth on a scale unimaginable before, and selling us out while they're at it.
activist Harry Wu is driven by the conviction that China's Laogai, a
system of forced-labor camps, must become as notorious as Stalin's Gulag. The
world must know what it really is. It's not just a system of prisons and punishment for
criminal deeds. Much beyond that, it serves as an indispensable mechanism to keep
China's Communist regime in power."
Wu reported that as many as eight million people "suffer inside these camps." They
are "forced to labor. If they do not, they will starve. If they do not produce their
quota, they will be fed less food, and often are beaten. If the quality of their work is
not up to what the guards demand, they will be punished." Chinese goods have
flooded the American market in recent years, but how can we know which goods are
produced by prison labor? "You name it, and it is manufactured in a Laogai camp,"
says Wu. "Steel pipe, shoes, artificial flowers, toys, hand tools, machines of all kinds,
chemicals, clothing, even soap and perfume. Minerals are mined. Cotton, tea, grapes,
and other foods are grown."
Wu offered words of warning to U.S. officials and American businessmen bent on
cozying up to the Communists. "You must understand that the Chinese government
lies all the time. It lies to its own people. It lies to other governments. There are small
lies, and big lies. But they are lies," said Wu. "They lie and say there are no political
prisoners in China. They lie and say they do not export missiles to Iran and Pakistan."
Wu stated that the Chinese government "cannot survive without lying. The
Communist Party's members lie to themselves. Nobody really believes in
Communism any longer in China. They believe in power. They are desperate for
power. It is this combination of lying and desperation, along with incredible
instability, which mix together in a dangerous way for the people of China, and for
United States policy."
Wu wants people to recognize that his native people pay an enormous
price for our indifference to their plight. "Chinese and Tibetan dissidents are either
locked up in prison, forced into hiding, or silenced by fear of police retaliation against
their families. All the happiness about China's economic growth has made many
Americans forget that police clubs and guns and the Laogai system keep the
Communist Party in power. Moreover, it is still little recognized how American
resources help to sustain that power through trade, investments, and the transfer of
technology." Wu insisted that his release "did not change China any more than will
the release of any single dissident. It is only when the Laogai slave labor system is abolished in China
then real change will come about." In order for that to happen America's leaders would have to put principle ahead of doing the will of billion dollar corporations and international bankers. A prospect that seems less likely with each passing day.