Born as a privileged light-have, Prometheus however believed the
resource, fire, is meant for all lives to share thus self-mandated
a mission of helping
the light-have-nots to liberate from darkness.
The democratisation of light hurt the interest of the fire monopoly
groups who therefore sent 300
devils and spent 500 nights to search for materials that
could be used to criminalize Prometheus.
Prometheus was eventually sentenced to eternal imprisonment by
Zeus, newly crowed god of celestial kingdom, for the crime of getting
light together. The hero was chained to a giant rock guarded
by a big bird, the place known as bird's town (禽城).
Yet Prometheus' legacy lived on. With fire, life flourished, people's
strength grew, and an army of warriors were formed and led by brave
Hercules. It didn't take eternity but just a few years for Hercules'
army to smash the chains and rescue Prometheus. The hero united
with people and a new era of bright cosmos was dawn.
During the period between Bo
Xilai's trial started on August 22 and sentencing one month
later in Jinan,
public demonstrations occurred
in several locations in China.
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If you look at what he did in Chongqing
since 2007, you'll realise the historical significance of
his experiment. For centuries, humanity has been struggling between
two difference social-political-economic models: one is the capitalism
that could be relatively more efficient but
definitely less fair, and another is socialism that could achieve
better fairness but often lacks efficiency. Bo Xilai thus was
seeking a way to turn the constrain that holds each other back
into a driving force stimulating a synchronised advancement.
Had he succeeded, the new development model could liberate the
mankind from the century-long dilemma that prompted endless revolutions
and wars within the nations and between the countries.
In this regard Bo Xilai is a loser. He lost his opportunity to
complete that great project. But apart from this, he triumphs in
all other grounds.
First of all, his legacy of Chongqing practice survives, since
its success is so startling like the sun in the sky that his antagonists
cannot deny its existence, and since it reignites the hope among
the socialists worldwide that an efficient socialism is possible
and worth to pursue.
The humanity has been brought to a crossroad by coming of age
with the Internet and digitalisation of daily lives, warned Wikileaks
founder Julian Assange and Australian commentator Robert Manne
in a public discussion program Ideas
at the House taken place very recently in Sydney Opera House.
It is civilisation at the stake if the 99% suppressed lose the
battle to the 1% elites. Allowing Washington-based global corporate
government to militarise the cyber space is to allow the entire
humanity to slip back to the Medieval dark age. In fact, the situation
will be much worse since the internet and society have now merged
together, therefore the militarisation of the cyber space will
effectively mean the militarisation of the human society.
But the merge of virtual and real worlds can also help the humanity
to progress in another direction: a leap towards a higher level
of civilisation in
which information can be better shared, ideas can be better exchanges,
consciousness between individuals can be better connected, cooperation
among people can be better organised, economic and cultural benefits
can be better distributed, and the human race can be better united
into a whole.
Bo Xilai is putting his life and reputation on the line for the
final showdown in the courtroom, not just to prove his innocence
against the false accusations but to imply the giant plot behind.
For that he's using his own body as a break to stop the China vehicle
from keeping running towards Abyss and he's exerted all of his
remaining strength to pull back the vehicle from cliff-edge.
We shall never forget why he has been sent to the court - if he
sought obtaining wealth for his family and gaining a higher political
position for himself, he would agreed to join the high treason
group that is backed by the ruling force of the world and that
dominates China's political and economical landscape, or at lease
he would choose not to confront that powerful treacherous gang
for helping the vast majority of grassroots people in the country
and for ultimately saving the nation. But he is a great patriot
and a national hero, like his wife's ancestor Fan Zhongyan, and
he is a true Chinese communist, like his father, so here he is.
A Chinese cyber user posted an article on an overseas online forum
this morning, stating that it is not Bo Xilai who needs people's
support but Chinese people who need Bo Xilai's help.
True, with his background, his connection, his position and his
ability, Bo Xilai and his family could keep living a privileged
life as part of China's elite establishment. Yet he chose to stand
by and serve the ordinary people at the grassroots level, especially
the poor and the disadvantaged, for which he confronted with the
corrupted establishment, very much like what those true communists
did 90 years ago, 80 years ago and 70 years ago. As the result
he became the target of those from his own class and fell, along
with his beloved wife and son.
resident posted Bo Xilai's image online with the following
Bo Xilai is a fool, and he's so foolish that his foolishness breaks
the heart of the people in Chongqing.
It is until now we've just fully realised how silly he has been:
He knew there were a pack of tricks and traps waiting for him
but he still decided to go there to show the powerbrokers that he
had nothing to hide; There were so many opportunities for him
and his wife to make a truckload of money, but he preferred to spend
his time looking after the poor; He could live an easy life
and climb up the political ladder by joining the powerful forces
that dominate Chinese society, but he sent
the corrupted officials and criminal gangs behind bars.
Chinese cyber community was virtually in the war against the summer!
But do you really think they were just talking about the temperature?
Despite there is no clear indication that the earthly regime in
China will release
the fresh air into atmosphere, the heavenly regime above China
has decided to go it alone in seasonal change by dropping the temperature
in a rather brutal way. On August 13, a heavy spell of snow fell
in China's northwest region, that is a weather situation way beyond
the control of the autumn regime.
Fei is not a fictional character. As a master in both the
arts of war and of literature, he was a Song general and is the
best known and most respected national hero in Chinese history.
In August 1141, Imperial Military Commissioner Zhang Jun accused
Yue Fei's general Zhang Xian of high treason. After delivered
stern punishments to those who opposed the prosecution, the premier
proclaimed that General Yue Fei had committed "unspecified" serious
crimes. With the resistance hero gone, the premier invited Manchus
to direct Southern Song's economic and political reform, as the
result the territories north of the Huai River was Manchuised,
with the farmland destroyed to make way for grazing fields or
barren grounds, and the houses in the towns and villages demolished
to redevelop into spark settlements of rough tents. Since then
the northern parts of China lagged
behind in economic and in cultural progresses comparing to
the areas in the south of the Huai River, until to this very
In face of massive public backlash following the announcement
of the controversial
Bo Xilai trial, Chinese authority instructed its media mouthpiece
to launch a propaganda campaign to convey an impression that the
decision is widely supported by the public. Yet in many China's
online social networks, a comparison has been drawn between what
the authority does today and what an ambitious political power
broker called Zhao Gao did during the reign of the Second Emperor
of Qin (the son of the First
When the companies were found to delay or deny payment to their
workers, instead of sending police to lock the workers who protested
behind bars, as how Wang Yang did in Guangdong, Bo Xilai sent law
enforcement officers to deal with the wage-robbing suckers.