Horrors of Mao’s Darwinist Utopia Described
There’s a tree connecting Marx, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao: scientific materialism, with Darwin at the root. Take a look at its fruit.
Marx and Darwin were friends. Darwinism was the “scientific justification” for Marx’s views, he said. Marxism spawned Leninism (Lenin kept a figurine of a monkey examining a human skull, sitting on a pile of books, including Darwin’s Origin). Leninism gave rise to Stalinism (Stalin became an atheist reading a copy of Darwin’s Origin). Stalin instituted the Great Terror, in which people were rounded up in the middle of the night and shot or sent to brutal work camps and gulags, where many died. Stalinism inspired Mao Zedong, also a Marxist-Leninist and Darwinian. Let’s recap Mao’s idea of progress. In 1958 to 1962, Chairman Mao launched a program to catch up to the West. He called it “The Great Leap Forward.”
According to The Independent UK, “Mao’s Great Leap Forward ‘killed 45 million in four years’.” But like Stalin said, “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” The horror of what Mao did must be seen in what it did to individuals. Picture yourself as a Chinese victim of communist oppression during the “Great Leap Forward.” 1958-1962 is recent history, within the memory of many people alive today.
Frank Dikötter, a historian in Hong Kong, gained “unprecedented access” to Chinese records that were only opened up four years ago. The crimes against humanity committed by the “greatest mass murderer in history” must never be forgotten.
His book, Mao’s Great Famine; The Story of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, reveals that while this is a part of history that has been “quite forgotten” in the official memory of the People’s Republic of China, there was a “staggering degree of violence” that was, remarkably, carefully catalogued in Public Security Bureau reports, which featured among the provincial archives he studied. In them, he found that the members of the rural farming communities were seen by the Party merely as “digits”, or a faceless workforce. For those who committed any acts of disobedience, however minor, the punishments were huge.
State retribution for tiny thefts, such as stealing a potato, even by a child, would include being tied up and thrown into a pond; parents were forced to bury their children alive or were doused in excrement and urine, others were set alight, or had a nose or ear cut off. One record shows how a man was branded with hot metal. People were forced to work naked in the middle of winter; 80 per cent of all the villagers in one region of a quarter of a million Chinese were banned from the official canteen because they were too old or ill to be effective workers, so were deliberately starved to death.
Dikötter, who teaches history at the University of Hong Kong, has had to publish his findings at some risk.
Mr Dikötter, who teaches at the University of Hong Kong, said while it was difficult for any historian in China to write books that are critical of Mao, he felt he could not collude with the “conspiracy of silence” in what the Chinese rural community had suffered in recent history.
His next book, The Tragedy of Liberation, will deal with “the bloody advent of communism” in China between 1944 and 1957.
As a reminder, Pol Pot’s regime committed similar atrocities twenty years later, rounding up and killing somewhere between 1.5 and 3 million people in Cambodia in 1975 to 1979. The Khmer nationalist was an avowed Marxist-Leninist. His regime’s social experiment treated its victims, rich and poor, young and old, educated and peasant, like faceless digits, hacking many of them to death in the back of the head with hoes, leaving their bodies to rot in “The Killing Fields.”
Darwinians: this is the ‘utopia’ your theory produced. Want more of it? Keep pushing Darwin’s secular materialism, and it will come. Any dictator who can see people as “digits” and a faceless workforce for his regime will have no qualms over trying to top Mao’s record for mass murder. It would just be another “statistic.”
Let the Darwinians stop complaining about “religious” crimes like The Inquisition or witch burnings falsely done in the name of Christianity, which only affected a comparative few, and at least offered some semblance of due process to protect the accused. Those crimes were contrary to the clear teachings of Jesus (John 17) and the apostles (I Corinthians 13, I John 4). Other Christians condemned these atrocities and tried to stop them. Let the Darwinians face up to the 164 MILLION casualties of scientific materialism in the 20th century alone, the bloodiest era in human history, sometimes called “Darwin’s Century.”
Ideas have consequences. Bad ideas have bad consequences. Jesus said,
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:15-20)
Some of today’s Darwinians are just as genocidal in their thinking as Mao. Today, they justify it as humans being a kind of plague on the planet. Again, they treat their fellow man not as individuals with rights but as faceless digits, what earlier eugenicists called “useless eaters.” Do not EVER give these kinds of misanthropes political power! J. Beverly Greene shows their thinking in these graphics of Bill Maher and Eric Pianka, an evolutionary zoologist at the University of Texas who advocates killing 90% of the people on the planet with ebola viruses sprayed from airplanes. He would make Mao’s genocide look like a picnic. Were the communist atrocities not enough for these Darwinians?