I Solemnly Declare

August 9, 2008 9:32 pm Last Updated: August 10, 2008 1:35 pm

During the 2008 Chinese lunar new year period, I came across the book Mao: the Unknown Story on the internet. I read it in one sitting and I was truly shocked and shaken. I felt disappointed and confused because my view of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had completely shattered and changed.

After that, I downloaded internet hacking software, such as Freegate and Wujie, which helped me breakthrough the Chinese government’s internet blockade. I read Declaration of the Campaign Against the Central Propaganda Department, Disintegrating the Party Culture, Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, the open letter from Wang Zhaojun (a provincial Chinese government adviser) to Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, and also listened to mp3 files from political science professor Ming Juzheng of Nation Taiwan University’s radio show A Retrospect of China's Recent History During the Last Century. My mind became clear and opened up.

What the CCP has been doing is very different from what it has been saying. I had always believed that all rulers in the world were the same and that they could do whatever they want to the nation, the society and the people. Now I’ve come to understand the number of dictatorial and atrocious regimes in the world is very limited today and is diminishing. The majority of countries elect the officials by counting people's votes. These governments do not resort to violence and bloody suppression to maintain their power; instead, the civilians have the power to monitor them to make sure the government is performing its functions. These ideas became mainstream many years ago and have been widely recognized and accepted by the whole world. The CCP has fooled us and stifled our access to free information to such a terrible extent. I feel sorrow knowing that our country falls far behind the pace of the rest of the world.

The CCP has betrayed national interests in all aspects, ranging from economy, finance, territory, abusive use of land as well as human and natural resources. The regime is corrupted, degenerate and incompetent, and has enslaved Chinese people ideologically. Upon seeing all these evil deeds, I feel saddened and irritated. I no longer want to be a blindly obedient Chinese commoner; we must reclaim our basic rights as human beings.

I solemnly declare my withdrawal from the Communist Party, the Communist Youth League, and the Young Pioneers! I look forward to the arrival of democracy and freedom in China!

Manzi from mainland China

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