USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “China can offer lessons to US in protecting human rights,” Global Times admonishes. “The US will have to adopt gun control in the future… Gun ownership in China is strictly regulated, which helps reduce gun-related crimes and deaths.”
Editorialist Yu Ning is right about that strict regulation. Oh, did I say “editorialist”? I should have said “propagandist.” Global Times is an arm of the People's Daily, and exists to promote the communist Chinese “perspective” on “international issues.” So in many ways, it’s not all that unlike CNN or MSNBC.
Or The New York Times. “The newspaper of record” showed its solidarity with the sentiment echoing “U.S. Gun Violence Draws Scorn in China as a Human Rights Issue,” and actually went a step further in a recent editorial of its own, a follow-up to an earlier call to “Repeal the Second Amendment.”
That’s but one of the reasons I’ve taken to referring to Fourth Estate Fifth Columnists as the DSM,or Duranty/Streicher Media. Walter Duranty was The New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning (!) apologist for Stalin, who helped cover up the communist dictator’s engineered mass starvation in the Ukraine, and who portrayed Great Purge victims as guilty. And Julius Streicher was a prominent anti-Jewish propagandist for the Nazis who ended up on the end of a rope after being convicted at Nuremberg.
Still, Yu Ning wasn’t kidding about the “strictly regulated” part. At GunPolicy.org, a (currently unfunded) decidedly anti-gun project of the Sydney School of Public Health, but nonetheless an accurate recorder of national and international bans and controls, you can see for yourself just how “restrictive” they are.
That hardly means it’s all peace and harmony in Everycommune for Totalitarian Safety. Cases in point:
- Big in China: Murder Villages and Scam Towns
- Man ‘kills 17 neighbours to cover up the murder of his parents'
- 10 Vicious And Insane Serial Killers From China
- What’s Behind China’s Horrible Wave of Murder-Suicides Targeting Little Children?
- Chinese serial killer Zhang Yongming, ‘Cannibal monster of Yunnan,' executed
- Man Stabs 22 Children in China
We could do this all day, but let’s stipulate that even knowing how the government and the “news” puppets it controls censor out information embarrassing to the regime, your chances of getting shot on the South Side of Chicago are greater than meeting a similar fate in Beijing. That said, if you’re more interested in your chances of getting crushed to death by government tanks or mowed down by machineguns, or bayoneted as you beg for your life with your body then burned and your blood hosed down the drain, then have Yu Ning’s masters got some human rights examples for you!
What, no “safe spaces” for “revolutionary youth”?
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership’s “Genocide Chart” estimates Red China’s victims consisting of “Political opponents; Rural populations Enemies of the state” numbered between “20 – 35 million” between 1949 to 1976, enabled in no small part due to those victims having no deterrent or fighting chance against extermination, backed up by a “Death penalty for supply[ing] guns to such ‘criminals.’”
And, as long as we’re being lectured on human rights violations, I suppose we could see if Global Times will allow comments to stand urging the regime to “Free Tibet” or “Stop religious persecution.” For that matter, let’s see if they’ll allow condemnation of proposed “President for Life” Xi Jinping, or calls to loosen its stranglehold on the internet or to crackdown on intellectual property theft.
“Every Communist must grasp the truth, ‘Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun,’” Mao Zedong asserted:
“[B]ecause of the feudal division of the country, those landlord or bourgeois groupings or parties which have guns have power, and those which have more guns have more power … Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party. Yet, having guns, we can create Party organizations … We can also create cadres, create schools, create culture, create mass movements. Everything in Yenan has been created by having guns. All things grow out of the barrel of a gun. According to the Marxist theory of the state, the army is the chief component of state power. Whoever wants to seize and retain state power must have a strong army. Some people ridicule us as advocates of the ‘omnipotence of war.’ Yes, we are advocates of the omnipotence of revolutionary war; that is good, not bad, it is Marxist. The guns of the Russian Communist Party created socialism. We shall create a democratic republic. Experience in the class struggle in the era of imperialism teaches us that it is only by the power of the gun that the working class and the labouring masses can defeat the armed bourgeoisie and landlords; in this sense we may say that only with guns can the whole world be transformed. We are advocates of the abolition of war, we do not want war; but war can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.”
On a tangentially-related note, it’s interesting that, per a report on Townhall that’s getting very little play outside of “conservative” media, Emma Gonzales, one of the newest rock stars of the U.S. gun-grab “long march,” is reportedly the daughter of a refugee who fled Fidel Castro’s communist “paradise.” Townhall also makes a connection we discussed in this column a while back, citing Castro’s question in securing a monopoly of violence once he seized political power out of the barrel of a gun:
“¿Armas para que?”
It’s interesting that an event Gonzales is promoting on her social media pages “March for Our Lives” hides its backers behind a proxy. I guess that way when the DSM’s USA Today dutifully parrots the brag that Twitter followers she’s gathered in just days dwarfs NRA’s, it can help with the illusion that spontaneous grassroots are at work as opposed to the traditional Astorturf that been the M.O. of the citizen disarmament lobby to date.
Still, what with not being forthcoming and all makes it fair to wonder about the relationship with the Action Network and Empower “national school walkout,” which ties directly into the (George Soros-supported to the tune of $246M) Women’s March.
Interesting raised fist logo they sport.
Everybody ready to give up your guns…? For Communist-dictated “human rights”…?
Our domestic “commonsense gun safety law” advocates, manipulated youth, opportunistic socialist Democrats, oath-breaking, politically-beholden law enforcement bosses and Quisling RINOs will thank you for it. And those pulling the strings will smile.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.