Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Whistleblowers in China seized, medicated

Sun Fawu, 57, a farmer seeking compensation for land spoiled by a coal mining operation, said he was seized by local authorities on his way to petition the central government in Beijing and taken to the Xintai Mental Health Center in October.

During a 20-day stay, he said, he was lashed to a bed, forced to take pills and given injections that made him numb and woozy. When he told the doctor he was a petitioner, not mentally ill, the doctor reportedly said, "I don't care if you're sick or not. As long as you are sent by the township government, I'll treat you as a mental patient."


By yesterday evening, the Xintai city government was rejecting The Beijing News report as reckless and slanted. In a telephone interview broadcast on Shandong provincial television, an unidentified municipal official suggested that those confined to the mental hospital had gone mad from their single-minded quest for justice.


Welcome to the future of the US.

When you consider that China has the highest federal trade surplus out of any nation in the world, and the US has the highest federal trade deficit of any nation in the world, it isn't that much of a stretch.

In Sun Fawu's case, the government polluted his land with coal refinement by-products and he was seeking compensation, much like someone in the US would do. Instead of hearing his argument in court, they threw him into a mental asylum; a cheap solution to the problem.

Globalism has taught us that we should not only do business with all trade partners possible (read: cheapest labor and goods available while governments collect higher taxes to invest in military presence) we should also inherit their problems because we're all one global community, which fuels the fire of neurotic morons looking to police "human rights" across the globe. This provides a great distraction for what's really happening in Europe and the US, where culture is being torn apart by a lack of direction in political leadership.

Instead of turning outward to China and reporting on their human rights violations, moaning about what a great country they would be if only they could just adopt the US Constitution (as if that would work, and as if it's any of our concern thousands of miles away), we should be turning inward to regain our local townships and cultures, and allow them to live according to values they select.

We've adopted a negative attitude toward life: we point out what foreign governments do NOT do, such as NOT allowing their people the same entitlements as we receive here in the US, but we fail to point out what it is we should be doing:
  • Stay out of the business of other countries
  • Build great, self-governing cultures which have better goals in mind than money (this would assume very little in the way of immigration)
  • Promote the idea of families spending time with each other more (less office work & business travel)
  • Insist on better leadership by voting in those who speak more to long-term planning than short-term band-aid solutions
  • Promote body and mind health (independent thinking; no fast food; more efficient work in less time)
  • Resist any attempt to centralize power in government
  • Reduce overall population so resources don't become scarce

This would be a start; we can only hope enough begin to resist the globalist charade and care for their own communities to implement these vital changes against an insane political system.

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