Thursday, July 14, 2011

The China Book and Liberty

The China book is finished and off to my editor. It was a difficult book to write, not because of the extensive research, or the shortened duration of time to get it done, but because of the subject matter. I became quite sick at heart because of what the Chinese people had to suffer at the hands of Mao Tse-tung. He was not a nice person. I used many first hand autobiographical book sources in my research, and their stories were wrenching. I also spoke to several people whose families escaped from mainland China when the Communists took over. They went to Hong Kong and Taiwan, and they were very candid in their feelings of Chairman Mao and the devastation he brought to the country they love.Therefore, it amazes me that anyone would say they admire Mao Tse-tung. All one has to do is a little bit of research to discover he is not a man to use as a role model for anything. Of course, even in America, there are people with strong yearnings for a Socialist/Communist government who admire the brutality of Marx and Engles' philosophy. And it is brutal. You look at any leader and administration who has twisted their government into a Communist regime and it is always done through terror, torture, and brutality.I am so grateful that I live in the United States of America. I thank divine Providence that this country of America was founded on principles of law and liberty. I honor the Founding Fathers for their deep investigation of all types of government which enabled them to forge such a miraculous document--the Constitution of the United States.I ask that you think long and hard about where "we the people" want to guide this country in the coming crucial years. We still have the amazing ability to choose. Let's not lose it through apathy.

1 comment:

Jennie said...

I agree with you completely, Gale, but I worry that some people in their zeal to enshrine conservative goals overlook reality. I don't believe in compromising on moral issues, but many social issues do call for some compromise. Those who think they are taking the high road by supporting far right candidates are simply handing victory to the very people they claim to want to defeat. Most of us have had enough of the extreme left, but unfortunately the moderates and independants are more likely to support leftists than the extreme right. Extremists whether left wing socialists or right wing fanatics achieve their results through brutality and trampling on the rights of others. To keep America free we must look beyond campaign slogans and glib speeches to character, the people candidates surround themselves with, and the fruit of their previous labors.