12/04/2017, 16.41
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What is China’s low-end population?

by Wei Jingsheng

Criticism is growing after hundreds of thousands of migrants were expelled from the city of Beijing, dubbed “low-end” people in Chinese media. For the great dissident Wei Jingsheng, this expression is a sign of the feudal legacy still found in the Communist Party of China, which considers itself the niche of the elite and rightful government. Instead, under the latter, man has been reduced to the cog of a wheel, an animal only worthy of work.

Washington (AsiaNews) – Last month, Beijing's new leader cleared up and pushed out millions of so-called low-end people [from the cities].  This fascist act provoked protests from a large number of conscientious intellectuals, followed by criticism by the media in Hong Kong and the world.

Some international media directly compared this incident with the behavior of Hitler's Nazi party.  They found that the nature was basically the same, although the scale in China is much larger than the extermination of Jews by the Nazis.  The only difference is that Nazi Germans were discriminating against ethnic groups, while the Chinese Communist regime discriminated against its own people.  Theoretically, rather than pure racial discrimination, it is more accurately called class discrimination.

How can there be class discrimination?  Isn't the Communist Party the so-called Proletarian Party?  How would the Chinese Communist regime discriminate against the proletariat, and even call them a low-end population?  So what is the high-end population?  That appears to be the bureaucratic capitalists in power and the so-called vested interests of the middle class who are attached to them. They seem to be able to be called as upper class and middle-class population.  They think they are qualified to discriminate against others, because they are elite.

This consciousness of being elite is an idea of hierarchy that has continued from the feudal society.  Those who have dominant positions for some reason feel that they are inherently or by acquisition nobler than others and thus have the qualifications to discriminate against others.  The Bolshevik thought that came from the Soviet Union is precisely this racist thinking.  This is not in line with the Communist ancestry they claim, nor the dictatorship of the proletariat they claim.  It is a purebred feudal ideology that is a dictatorship against the proletarians.

Of course, their hired intellectuals and imperial scholars helped them to find a beautiful term, which is expressed as the elite governing the country, and governing rightfully.  Thus the discrimination becomes justified.  Is not true that in the democratic countries people are also governed by the elite?  Of course.  However, for so many years since I lived in the West, I did not feel this kind of class discrimination.

One of my American neighbors is a worker who admires President George W. Bush.  He hoped that I can help him to get G. W. Bush to sign an autograph on the president's portrait.  Bush joked cheerfully and signed it, without giving others a feeling that signing this for an ordinary worker was to reduce his status or waste his time.

I did not feel Bush showed a slightest sense of being elite.  At that time he had already stepped down without the need to get more votes.  This is an ideology of equality.

But if you look at the Chinese media, you see they have a mouthful of aristocrat tunes when they talk about powerful or wealthy people.  Even when one opens a restaurant, one would name it as "the sea emperor", "the world emperor", or so and so "emperor".  This is a typical feudal ideology.  This is not a Chinese tradition, but a feudal ideology from the West and the thought of serfdom in the Bolsheviks.

The term "low-end population" is very much like the inferior race of Nazi racism.  The Nazi discriminated against other ethnic groups.  The Chinese Communists discriminate against their own race, which is an more pure racism than the Nazis.  The term "low-end population" is also very much like the Mongolian feudal serfdom that the Russians learned from.  When the ancient northern nomads captured the herds and prisoners, they counted them together as how many "mouths" were captured.  The Chinese Communists have evolved this "mouths" into a theory of "screws on a machine", essentially treating people as able-bodied animals or machine parts.
However, this ideology of using the people as animals does not go against the ideology of the capitalists, and certainly does not violate the ideology of the bureaucratic capitalists.  People who run businesses are accustomed to calculating labor and abstracting people into labor without humanity.  This business need requires a social system that emphasizes human nature and the ideology that fits with it.  Democracy is such a system that can restrain the non-human parts of capitalism.

And now China has not only accepted the ideology of serfdom but is also developing the purely early stage capitalism and an inhuman purely market economy, without the guarantee of human rights and social adjustment as the western democracies have.  Therefore, on the one hand, the elite become super rich, while the vast majority of populations are poor.  On the other hand, they are class differentiated and people are not treated as human beings.  This ideology is determined by the system, instead of being fault of an individual.  Without changing the system of one-party dictatorship, this phenomenon will continue endlessly.

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