Liu Xiaobo’s Manifesto, Charter 08 – Part 3/3

If you wish to learn more about Liu Xiaobo, there is a brief but flawed and biased biography that was written by Jean-Philippe Beja of Reporters Without Borders. The most revealing comments paint a portrait of Liu Xiaobo as a self-centered individual influenced by Western thought and literature.

Beja says, “Liu practiced a Nietzschean cult of the individual and took little interest in politics.” To understand Liu’s motives, one should understand how Nietzsche influenced the world.

Nietzsche was an influential German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his rejection of Christian values (he claimed God was dead); considered, along with Kierkegaard, to be a founder of existentialism (1844-1900).

In fact, Nietzsche’s ideas not only inspired Liu Xiaobo, they inspired Hitler since Nietzsche offered a philosophy for the Nazi ideology of a superior race, which exercised its power as the Nazi’s saw fit. 

Other warmongers also took up Nietzsche’s superman, God is dead philosophy, as well as other philosophers, artists and poets.

As you can see, Nietzsche’s widespread influence persists to this day. Source: Existential Murder: The Nietzsche Syndrome

When the 1989 Tiananmen Incident took place. Liu was a guest professor in Norway at Columbia University when the so-called “pro-democracy” movement (which was never a democracy movement) took place.

To learn what really caused the Tiananmen protests, I suggest you read and watch Part 7 of the BBC’s documentary of China’s Capitalist Revolution.

In fact, the BBC says, “The demonstrators did not begin by demanding democracy. Corruption, inflation and the hardship caused by economic reforms drove students and workers to confront the government and the army.”

Since China was shutting down the state-owned factories that were not productive and earning profits in the new capitalist economy, many workers lost their jobs. China was in transition from the old economy of Maoism to the new socialist capitalism of today’s.

Unrest was inevitable as was the violence that ended with the Tiananmen incident.  To allow the demonstrations to continue might have led to an insurrection and worse bloodshed and millions could have died.

Liu, with a PhD in literature from Beijing Normal University (influenced by the lies in the Western media) hurried home from Norway believing in the “so-called” pro-democracy demonstrations.

Bija writes that soon after Liu returned to China he took charge of the (student) negotiation to prevent greater bloodshed.

Without much evidence to support his claims, Bija writes that during the violent part of the (so-called) democracy movement, Liu took refuge in the Australian embassy but a sense of guilt drove him into the streets because “citizens and students who had taken part in the movement were being hunted down, arrested and executed.”

While cycling around Beijing Liu was arrested then spent 20 months in Qincheng prison. If the “citizens and students” that took part in the movement were being executed, why did Liu Xiaobo survive?

Return to Liu Xiaobo’s Manifesto, Charter 08 – Part 2 or start with Part 1


Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too.

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