----- Forwarded Message ----- From: >To: "Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 03:05:53 PM CDTSubject: Deng Xiao-ping's Eulogy （邓小平盖棺六论定） Re: 24th Anniversary of Deng Xiaoping’s Death Deng Xiao-ping's Eulogy
It'll be much better off for Chinese should Deng never exist.
Deng: 1. A traitor of the great Mao revolution. 2. The # 1 Imperialist-backed color-revolutionizer since late Qing dynasty, who returned China to another round of sub-colonial state. 3. A killer of China's high-tech industries including semiconductor and large plane, causing deadly consequences nowadays. 4. An incubator of China's super-scale corruption that encompasses every each sectors in China; this Deng-induced corruption has yet any solution today, Xi or no Xi. 5. An anti-unification practitioner; his "One country two systems" has turned Hong Kong and Taiwan into shits. 6. A loyal running-dog of the Imperialist's 5Th column.
------ Original Message ------ Received: Sun, 01 Oct 2023 01:41:32 PM CDT From: wTo: Jo Subject: Re: 24th Anniversary of Deng Xiaoping’s Death 如何实事求是地评价邓小平 作者：孔德友 2019-03-17 http://www.slklp.cn/jd-1552826624151-51452142.html 参阅：《中国首艘国产航母研制总指挥胡问鸣接受审查调查》
People who study history always like to say that history is inevitable, and individuals are only driven by history. This view is very banal and is particularly inconsistent with China's national conditions.
There is a saying that Deng Xiaoping's reform and opening up was just a historical accident. If Deng Xiaoping had not been there at that time, other leaders would have carried out reform and opening up.
This view seems untenable.
It can be said: without Deng Xiaoping, there would be no reform and opening up.
Although it is in line with the general trend, it is difficult to say whether the reform is inevitable, whether it will be of such strength and courage, whether it will be in this form, at this speed and on this scale. Look at the neighbors to the east. They may not have the call for reform and the historical necessity. What has been changed in the past few decades?
People today simply cannot imagine how rigid the entire society’s thinking was just after the Cultural Revolution. If Deng Xiaoping had not come out at that time, the most we could do was return to the line before the Cultural Revolution in the 1950s and 1960s. Of course, it would be more pragmatic than the 10 years of the Cultural Revolution, with minor repairs, but today's fully open and market economy is a no-brainer.
No matter how reasonable the historical trend is, it will be impossible to achieve if there is no strong will to promote it.
The tide of history is fleeting and never returns. Looking at some key nodes in China's modern history, opportunities have all been missed due to a combination of circumstances.
What is valuable about Xiaoping is that he did not give in internally, kept a low profile externally, firmly grasped the rare international environment in these decades, and decisively pushed China to a higher level. If we had been dithering and indecisive back then, and it had dragged on until today's eagerly awaited Trump era, we would never have been able to open up again.
The significance of Xiaoping goes beyond rigid ideological discourse. He is a practical person. He knows that the most important thing in China is not words but actions. What he wants for the people is dignity, not face. So he said there was no argument. His strategy was to do what he could and leave what he couldn't do to the future.
There are some things that cannot be argued about, productivity cannot be argued about, and comprehensive strength cannot be argued about.
No country wins by talking.
At the closing meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China’s work conference on December 13, 1978, Xiaoping gave a speech titled “Emancipate the Mind, Seek Truth from Facts, Unite and Look Forward.” Don’t underestimate this seemingly ordinary title, it actually contains the basic force behind China’s earth-shattering changes.
Under the historical conditions at that time, these three sentences had rich subtext, high political wisdom, and endless follow-up possibilities. Except for Xiaoping, no one else would have thought of these three sentences, they would not dare to say them even if they thought of them, and it would be useless to say them.
Today’s huge wave of studying abroad was also driven by Xiaoping’s decision.
Traveling back to 1977, if you think about the level of understanding of yourself and the people around you at that time, you will understand that the ideological emancipation promoted by Xiaoping is really remarkable. This alone kills his peers instantly.
On August 3, 1977, Xiaoping presided over a symposium on science and education work. At the meeting, Wen Yuankai, a brave leader in education reform at the time, proposed a 16-character plan for the restoration of the college entrance examination: "voluntary application, leadership approval, strict examination, and merit-based admission."
After hearing this, Xiaoping said on the spot: Wen Yuankai, at least accept three-quarters of your proposal. The second sentence "leadership approval" can be removed. It is everyone's right to enter college and does not require leadership approval.
No leadership approval is required. This is simply unprecedented and has shocked many people. If the leaders don’t approve it, what should we do? Will you make mistakes? If the leader does not approve, where is the authority of the leader? Where is the authority of the party committee?
Sorry, some things are just personal rights and really don’t require leadership approval. Leaders worry too much and sometimes need to take a break.
Xiaoping was so open-minded and clear.
Stop going to the mountains and countryside, and let the educated youth return to the city. There were no jobs in the city at that time, and it was difficult to accept so many people at once. What if we couldn't resettle them, or what if they caused a big mess? Who dared to take this decision? Deng Xiaoping.
There are many obstacles to implementing household responsibility, and most cadres do not agree. On May 31, 1980, Xiaoping had a talk with the responsible comrades of the central government, and at a critical moment expressed his support for the rural household responsibility policy, which was full of resistance. The second volume of "Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping" contains this speech, titled "On Rural Policy Issues".
A person who can truly promote history needs to possess three basic conditions: vision, will, and prestige. There were not many in China in 1977 who had one of the three, and there were also two who had the other. Xiaoping is the only one who possesses all three.
But Xiaoping does not seem to be a person with grand ideas, profound thoughts, and ideal vision. People who criticize him today often use the "cat theory" and "crossing the river by feeling for the stones" theory. In fact, they said exactly the opposite. The most remarkable thing is to cross the river by feeling the stones without making grand ideas. Historically, all kinds of empty promises and beautiful slogans have caused misery to people, but Xiaoping was unwilling to do that.
The most admirable thing is Deng Xiaoping's trust and letting go of his subordinates. He honestly admitted that he didn't have any ideas. He just wanted the people below to free their minds, be bolder, move faster, do it first, then correct mistakes, and don't go too far.
What this embodies is China’s traditional philosophy of governing the country. The top level governs by doing nothing. The inaction of the upper levels mobilizes the active actions of the lower levels.
Deng Xiaoping once said: "Our government regulates too much and should regulate as little as possible."
If someone takes less care, someone will do more; more work from above will add chaos, but more work from below will lead to real productivity.
He also said to Jin Yong: "Politicians should not have too many ideas."
There is no saint who knows everything, and it is impossible for a leader to have many ideas and take care of everything. His speech must be important and his instructions must be wise. Such people do not exist.
The so-called "no fuss" means to govern by doing nothing. Doing nothing does not mean not doing anything. On the contrary, doing nothing does not mean doing anything, giving space to the people and giving the public a choice. This is the essence of ideological liberation.
Deng Xiaoping's vision, will, and prestige were formed through his accumulation of experiences throughout his life. There are not many people who have experienced ups and downs like him. He has experienced training in all key positions such as the party, government, military, central government, local culture, science and technology, diplomacy, etc. The more he sees, the more he thinks, and his thinking is not so narrow.
He went to France at the age of 16. From 1920 to 1926, he spent his most golden youth in France, which was also a critical period in the shaping of knowledge structure and values.
When he visited France in 1975, he visited factories and rural areas and witnessed the tremendous changes that had taken place in France. When Deng Xiaoping went to the United Nations General Assembly to give a speech, he was asked what he wanted to see most. He said: Wall Street.
Deng Xiaoping was a man who looked at the world with his eyes open. He had the country in his heart and looked at the world in his eyes. He was neither closed-minded nor messy. When he was alive, there were always people clamoring for a full-scale confrontation with the United States. Deng Xiaoping said: I can play bridge. Don’t think it’s great if you have four kings. Don’t forget that others also have four aces.
Not being confrontational does not mean you are weak. In terms of diplomacy, Deng Xiaoping adhered to a pragmatic line, which is also an internationally accepted norm.
After his visit to the United States, he severely taught his Vietnamese opponent a lesson to this evil neighbor, which also made the Soviet Union scruple and restrain itself, thus creating a good open environment for China.
He is not a man who cannot bend, but he has his bottom line.
Today and when Xiaoping was alive, many people scolded him. This is actually what made Xiaoping so great. You only have to try scolding leaders in the era before him to understand. So, is it because he doesn’t have the ability to shut up those who scold him? No, he is a super political strongman and has this ability. Nor did he engage in a personality cult when his prestige was at its peak. If he had done that, he would have easily become a god in China, and those who scold him today would simply worship him.
As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, there is one leader recognized by the world, and that is Deng Xiaoping.
As a historical figure, Comrade Xiaoping must also accept historical evaluation. Regardless of the evaluation, Comrade Xiaoping is the most important pioneer of China's reform and opening up. It was the reform he led that completely changed the long-term "shortage" situation after the founding of New China. "Economic" reality has subjectively and objectively promoted changes in China's political, social, ideological, cultural and other fields. Without Comrade Deng Xiaoping, China's history would have been rewritten.
For a long time, Comrade Xiaoping's popularity was unparalleled, which led to the emergence of Deng Xiaoping Theory, which was the consensus formed by the whole party during the reform and opening up. This also reflects the vast majority of people’s understanding of reform and opening up. However, it seems that in recent years, some differences have arisen in society regarding the evaluation of Comrade Xiaoping, and the focus of the differences lies in some of the "by-products" derived from the reform and opening up process - corruption, the gap between rich and poor, ideological confusion, Many problems such as the spread of neoliberalism and moral decline have been attributed to Comrade Xiaoping, as if his principles and policies led to negative phenomena in the future.
This raises the question of how we evaluate a leader.
There are three dimensions to evaluate a leader: mission, responsibility and "limitations". Comrade Xiaoping can be evaluated from these three dimensions.
Every generation has its problems, and the concentrated expression of these problems is the main contradiction of an era. It is the mission of contemporary leaders to break through, break through and resolve the main contradictions. Those who follow the trend will prosper, and those who go against it will perish - this is in line with historical determinism.
At that time, the main contradiction was "the contradiction between the people's growing material and cultural needs and backward social production." The top priority was that the Communist Party of the Soviet Union had collapsed. If the Chinese people continued to be poor, there would be no way out for socialism. Whether one can recognize this principal contradiction and see this historical mission is the first "big test" for a leader. There is no doubt that Deng Xiaoping was always sober.
The mission is on our shoulders, but not everyone may dare to take it on. Gorbachev escaped and suffered a complete defeat, always reminding us of the importance of a leader's responsibility. On the issue of responsibility, Comrade Xiaoping did not hesitate at all.
Regarding reform and opening up, the resistance within the party is far greater than we imagined. In the face of resistance, Comrade Xiaoping did not take "small steps slowly" but "big strides fast", so that even the Western world misjudged China ( Think that China has "peacefully evolved"). Comrades are confused about how much pressure Deng Xiaoping had to bear for such a big-step reform. It can be said that without Comrade Xiaoping's responsibility, China today would not have such great achievements.
Finally, we have to talk about "limitations." The reason why we put them in double quotation marks is because this limitation is not a personal limitation of the leader, but a historical limitation.
It is remarkable for one generation to overcome and solve the most urgent and critical problems of that generation. You cannot expect one person to solve all problems. In that case, what will future generations do?
As each problem is solved, the principal contradiction will inevitably change from quantitative to qualitative, creating new problems one after another, thus forming new principal contradictions. The new problems arising under this old historical environment are the limitations of history and need to be solved under the new political, economic and cultural conditions.
Deng Xiaoping's principles and policies were correct for his era, but as time and environmental conditions change, these principles and policies must be adjusted. All of these constitute the new mission of the successors, which is consistent with the understanding of historical materialism. It is irresponsible to blame new problems on historical figures.
Similarly, it is equally unscientific and irrational to use current vision and standards to criticize past consciousness and behavior.
Corruption, the gap between rich and poor, ideological confusion, the proliferation of neoliberalism, and moral decline... These problems do exist, and some of them are indeed caused by some policy mistakes in the process of reform and opening up, but all of these are what we need to deal with today. studied and solved under historical conditions. During his lifetime, Comrade Xiaoping saw the signs of these problems and warned of them. It can be said that his historical mission has been overfulfilled, and we have no reason to be harsh on him. What we need is Deng Xiaoping's wisdom and courage to solve the current problems.
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https://freewechat.com/a/MzI0ODI0NDc5MQ==/2649437225/1 Abv copied from :- Daniel Tu Founder and Managing Director at Active Creation Capital After nearly 20,000 views.... My post from May 2022 "Direct, deliberate and timely" in which I shared an article about the late 邓小平 - "不折腾是最高的智慧和善政" (Avoiding self-inflicted complication is the highest level of wisdom and good politics) - generated much feedback. Regrettably, I was recently informed that the original link to the essay was taken down, as expected. Given China's current situation remains largely unchanged - notwithstanding the weak economy, ongoing investigations of senior PLA leadership, and the unreported challenges facing Xi pre and post-BRICS summit - the article is still relevant and cogent. I am re-posting it with a new link. The following is what I wrote 14 months ago - "As China faces increasing internal and external challenges, an article titled "不折腾是最高的智慧和善政" (Avoiding self-inflicted complication is the highest level of wisdom and good politics) appeared online yesterday. Due to the sensitivity of the topic, the essay has gone viral and is likely to be removed soon. The author, from a historical perspective and tracing back to over four decades, writes about the wisdom, vision and political acumen of 邓小平 (Deng Xiaoping). He recounts the decision to launch "改革开放" (economic reform and opening-up) could only have been undertaken by Deng, in spite of the difficult conditions and fierce opposition from within the party. "有一种说法，认为邓小平搞改革开放只是历史的偶然，假如当时没有邓小平，其他领导人也会搞改革开放。 这样的看法以前可能是仁者见仁，智者见智，但是跟当下我们面临的局面做一个推论，我们完全可以说：没有邓小平，就没有改革开放。" Looking back at the days immediately following the Cultural Revolution, the political upheaval and social chaos had shaped a rigid society where the voices of the educated and elites were muted. If not for Deng, China would still be on the path of the 1950s and 1960s. "以前根本无法想象文革刚结束时整个社会思想僵化到什么程度，现在似乎明白一点了，就是精英层都被禁声了，谁有胆量和气魄打破常规？当时如果没有小平出来，最多就是回到50、60年代文革前的路线，当然会比文革10年务实，小修小补，但今天这种全面开放、市场经济那是想都不用想." Several passages in the article are worth highlighting - "有些事情是争论不出个所以然的，是争论不出生产力的，是争论不到综合实力的。 没有一个国家是靠打嘴仗胜利的。 1978年12月13日中共中央工作会议闭幕会上，小平做了一个讲话，题目叫《解放思想，实事求是，团结一致向前看》。 历史是合力，但历史也需要杠杆。 在当时的历史条件下，这三句话有着丰富的潜台词、高度的政治智慧、无穷的后续可能性。就这三句话，除了小平，别人想也想不到，想到了也不敢说，说出来也没用。 一个能真正推动历史的人，需要具备三个基本条件：眼界、意志、威望。三者具其一，在1977年的中国并不少，三者具其二的，也有。三者俱备的，只有小平一人。 所谓“不折腾”，就是无为而治。无为不是不为，恰恰相反，无为而无不为，给老百姓空间，给社会大众选择，这是思想解放的精髓所在。 对于改革开放，党内的阻力远比我们想象的大，面对阻力，小平同志不是“小步慢走”，而是“大步快走”，以至于连西方世界都对中国产生了误判（以为中国已经“和平演变”）。这样大步子的改革，对于邓小平要承受多大的压力和同志们的不解，可以说，没有小平同志的担当，今天的中国不会有如此巨大的成就。" In conclusion, the author, without delineating the current challenges facing the Beijing leadership, offered the following bold advice - "当代的执政者，需要好好读一下《邓小平理论》，我们需要的是有邓小平的智慧与胆略，来解决好当前的问题。" A good read of a commemoration written for the 24th anniversary of Deng's passing.