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Who Are the Losers Over Life Sentence for Bo Xilai
判决之后,谁是输家?

28 September 2013
 

The first loser is of course Bo Xilai who may have to spend the rest of his life behind the bars. Some say that with his status, he would be treated relatively well. But an easy or harsh life is not a real concern to Bo Xilai.

主权破碎我的心肝碎,
日月不圆我的家难圆。
俺受审不怕把身体来摧残,
俺坐牢不怕把牢底来坐穿。
共富的道路再艰险,
前赴后继走向前!

What he concerns most? It's not wealth, nor power, but an opportunity to accomplish great undertakings.

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 different social-political-economic models: one is the capitalism that could be relatively more efficient but definitely less fair, and the 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.

When someone was working on such a monumental program, even just had a chance to do some experiment, whether he succeeds or not, his contribution to the human civilisation is incalculable.

Unless Bo Xilai was a fool, he must understood clearly the colossal implication of his Chongqing experiment. And for a man who was about to alter the course of human civilisation which could influence the world history for probably next thousand years, do you seriously think he would care about a position in China's Central Committee that lasts for five to ten years?

Yet those goons, mutts, crookers and larrikins dominated China's top political circle and engaged in the power rat race are not equipped intellectually and morally to comprehend this truth. They were terribly jealous of someone who could make them look stupid and felt terrified that the new model would shake the foundation of the world in which they have privilege to enjoy fancy fair in high life. So they united to drag Bo Xilai away from Chongqing and locked him up in prison.

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 survival of the Chongqing legacy is also owing to Bo Xilai's high profile avocation, which on the other hand became the chief contributor to his downfall. It would be inconceivable to assume that Bo Xilai did not comprehend the poisonous nature of being conspicuous to his political career, but he still decided to press on.

Why did he took this suicidal move? It is because, obviously, this is the only way to let his practical vision of a sustainable development model be known by the world, and it is because, very likely, his personal political life never carried much weight in his mind, and it might be also because he knew the Chongqing model impairs the interest of the privileged groups and he was under no illusion that his experiment would have a chance to complete smoothly. He was racing with time in a high profile mode in order to accomplish the task as much as possible.

He wasn't able to finish his work before he was politically assassinated and fell, but his Chongqing legacy has already left its strong mark in history, which encourages his followers to keep working on.

And secondly, Bo Xilai not only triumphs in political aspect, but in legal field as well.

Prior to the "public trial" in Jinan, many people entertained a possibility that this could be part of Xi Jinping's strategy to clear up the trump-up accusations against Bo Xilai, since everybody in his right mind - regardless he is a legal professional or an utter layman, being a Chinese resident or a foreign observer, leaning left or right - could see clearly how week the evidences are. If a guilty verdict could be reached based on such botched evidence, China's legal system would certainly become a joke in the front of the world. And there could be something even more damaging than that: with a dangerous precedent set, no one in this country will ever feel safe since anyone could be arbitrarily convicted based solely on the verbal accusation from a family member, a friend, or a colleague. And China, under such neo-fascist legal system, will be transformed into a nation of terror.

Which is why September 22, 2013, was not really a day to sentence Bo Xilai, but a day to deliver a verdict on China's current leadership team and legal system.

Now the curtain of the drama has fallen and the audience finally realised the spectacular development of the plot in the courtroom was not planed by the producers in the Central Committee but improvised by a creative and courageous Bo Xilai. Initially, the courtroom scene was designed to convince the public that Bo Xilai was indeed guilty. The tragedy is those in the top leadership seriously undermined both Bo Xilai's integrity and intelligence.

They expected Bo Xilai to plea guilty in exchange for a lenient sentence which they hoped to help them disqualify him as the spiritual leader of the new socialist movement and further discredit the movement itself built upon the Chongqing Experience. But once again, their attempt was defeated before a man whose sight is beyond his personal circumstance and his concern is fixed on his role in a collective endeavour that is to usher in a new phase of human civilisation.

That is why Bo Xilai's performance in courtroom, especially his last statement, has captivated the world.

Yes, he did not get a chance to resume his grand program, but he's gained an distinguished place in history which no one else in today's Chinese political circle can ever dream to attain.

Under the shadow cast by Bo Xilai's towering figure, his political antagonists are just a bunch of pathetic passing notes in history.

Original text in Chinese by "天水茫茫":

第一回答,当然是薄,在监狱度过终生,一些人说会有优待,会很快保外就医出来等,这一是猜测, 二是对薄来说,无济于事。因为,薄在乎的,不是这个。

薄在乎什么?这是我在这里表达的一贯观点:不是吃喝,甚至不是入常,而是开创历史事业的成就。

如果2009年开始就追踪薄在重庆的实践及其意义,就知道,在几乎无可调和的公平和效率之间,在资本主义能发展缺公平和社会主义有公平但缺发展的世纪矛盾,人类疑难之间,如果能实践重庆的经济大发展,又能兼顾公平共富,两者结合起来,那么,这个成功,是世界的,世纪的功劳。

一切对这个问题有思考的知识分子都知道它的分量。当时很多左翼的知识分子,都兴奋的看着重庆实践。著名的专家们称之为“社会主义3.0”版本的尝试。这个名称本身,俗人不会关心,但到了一定的思考层次的人,就知道是什么东西。这是面对和解决马克思亚当斯等等一切思想家终生萦绕的根本问题。是过去两百年人类社会集团国家阵营残酷斗争的关键所在

一个人做了这样一件事,那怕是有机会尝试它,即使不能完全成功,但也推进了思考,取得了经验,获得教训,为未来的进一步尝试提升了一个台阶,这也是此生不悔的事业。

如果假设薄不是笨人,他当然知道自己做的事的意义。区区政治局常委,十年后谁会记得?入常做大官只是做伟业的更好机会罢了。市井小人们不会理解,不足与之论理。

所以,他丧失的,也是他的对手处心积虑要搞定的,是政治生命,是继续实践这个理想的机会。这是他的真正的“输”。

但是,在这个最高理想无法达到的前提下,从求次的方向看,他却是赢家。

首先,虽然重庆实践被腰斩,但是,它的已有成就,使右派们至今只能靠造谣才能诋毁,比如债务问题。它给社会主义者们新的鼓舞,代表着值得继续尝试的道路。薄在这个上面的一切宣传和张扬,对他的仕途是毒药,对这个思想和实践的传播是必要。不能假设薄笨到不知道在中国官场上收敛锋芒就能“上位”的道理,但他一是本性不在此,二是志向不在此,三,很可能他知道,这样的改革者,动了每个人的利益,时日本身就不多。所以,只争朝夕吧

他没有完成,但留下的念想,当会是历史进程中的笼罩一笔,鼓舞后人前进。

第二,就谈这一场为了自己自由的法律战斗上,他其实赢了。当然,这也在于对手再次低估了他的智力、人格和勇气。

这次公审的进程,检方的证据如此之弱,一开始给许多人们的印象竟然是公审是习有意安排帮薄的忙的。因为一个正常的人,不管是专业人士还是百姓,不管是左派还是右派,不管是国内还是国际人士,都看到,这样的证据不能定罪。如果这样可以,一是法治笑话,二是很危险,一个国家政权弄几个人的口供,这不需要一顿饭的资源,不需要一顿饭的功夫。我想右派人士未必愿意看到这样定罪的先例出现。因为这一是太赤裸裸的非专业,二是可以拿来判他们自己

我一开始也把这个可能性保留了。因为,如果戏演成这样,还是要重判薄,那么,道义、法治、人心、政治和国家形象,都会重挫

所以,我说了,9月22日,其实不是一个判决薄的日子。

真相大白:公审这戏还真是弄巧成拙了。原来就是想用已有证据通过公审来“服天下”。结果,他们再一次发现自己不和薄在一个层次。原来他们应该有所安排,薄知道自己不会再有政治生命,但刑期会根据他的“认罪”而有所限定。但是,薄的志向和意愿,早就不在这里。

公审让他成功了。他的完美表现,既是战士,又是智者,使右派都惊叹这个人并非浪得虚名。他们一定会想到,如果这个人在台上,那些王八蛋就会有蟑螂般的逃逸方式。

在中共历史上,恐怕也只有毛、周在他的智力之上。

是的,他没有得到最佳,但得到了其他所有人都没有得到的历史地位。大丈夫人生一世,夫复何求?

[而迫害他的却被牢牢地钉在了历史的耻辱柱上,无论他是法轮功的记者还是刑满释放的律师,是呼风唤雨的权贵或者至高无上的人主 - Multipletext]

 
 
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