- Author: AriesStar
- Picture: Awakener
- Translator: Ranting
During the three years from 1959 to 1961, there was an unprecedented “famine” on the Chinese land. The human tragedies that can only be seen in history books, such as “people eating each other”, “people eating each other’s children”, and “starving people everywhere”, have actually happened in this part of modern China.
China is a vast country with a large population, and it is true that there are poor people wandering and begging in times of famine. But what led to this “famine” in the midst of a modern society and the starvation of tens of millions of people, to the point of cannibalism and the eating of their own children? In particular, it took place in PRC under the Chinese Communist Party, which “revolutionized the poor”.
Almost all of those who died of starvation were the poorest of the poor, the very poor peasants for whom the CCP wanted to “stand up and be master”. To this day, the leaders of the CCP and the experts of the “Party history” and “national history” of the CCP are reluctant to mention this. When it had to be mentioned, it was dismissed as a “three-year natural disaster”.
To date, the actual files and data for this period have not been released to the public. However, many conscientious experts and scholars, through the collation, summary and analysis of various materials at that time, and interviews with the parties involved, have drawn the threads to leave this true history in the book.
While reading these books, a scene of human tragedy unfolded before my eyes, and my mind was weighed down. Space is limited, this article does not describe too much human tragedies. Readers only need to understand three issues to see that the so-called “three years of natural disasters” is another outright lie of the Chinese Communist Party! —— Was there really a natural disaster in these three years? What caused the food shortage that led to the famine? How many people died?
Was there really a “natural disaster” in these three years?
Although it is said that China has a vast territory and complex terrain, it is one of the countries in the world that are prone to natural disasters. But the relevant books and data records can tell us clearly that there were no serious natural disasters in China during the three years from 1959 to 1961.
Mr. Yang Jisheng, the author of Tombstone —— An Account of Chinese Famine in the 1960s, has conducted a rigorous scientific investigation of the natural disasters in China during these three years.
Mr. Yang Jisheng began his analysis with official data, comparing the national natural disasters, and disaster-prone areas and total food grains from 1950-1983, respectively. Of course, those who are familiar with China’s official statistics should know very well that the CCP’s official statistics have always been fake and are used to serve political deception.
And the statistics made by falsification, of course, do not meet the laws of statistics. Mr. Yang’s investigation of the official data showed that there was no positive correlation between the data on food production reduction and the severity of the disaster.
Following this, Mr. Yang analyzed the meteorological data from 350 stations across the country. A series of specialized meteorological data such as precipitation, production season precipitation, and annual average temperature …… were compared separately. The final conclusion: “During the three years from 1959 to 1961, there were neither major droughts and floods nor major low-temperature disasters nationwide. These three years were “normal years.”
Mr. Yang, who is a rigorous scholar, also analyzed the data from 120 hydrological stations across the country. The drought and flood conditions of the country were compared by comparing hydrological data over the years. The final conclusion is that these three years are still “normal years”.
What caused the shortage of food to cause the famine?
Under the CCP’s policy of “unified purchase and sale” of food, the amount of food rations for the peasants was determined by the government and could only just be considered as “subsistence”. The bottom officials, who have always sucked up to their superiors and fawned over them, falsely reported the actual payments and paid the farmers’ rations, even the seed grain, to the state. Where is the food left for the hard-working and simple Chinese farmers? Not only that, from 1958 onwards, there were also large areas of “abandoned land and abandoned harvest” across the country ……
“Food is the paramount necessity of the people.” This is a truth that even babies and suckling in China have known since ancient times, and farmers naturally know that if they don’t harvest, they won’t have food to eat. Why is the bumper crop left to rot in the ground, plowed up and burned without anyone bothering to collect it? Where are the people? —— All went to the great steel making, coal mining, water conservancy ……
When the Chinese Communist Party entered the city in 1949, the number of industrial workers in China was about 4 million, increasing by about 1 million a year thereafter, with the main source of labor being the countryside. A “Great Leap Forward” in 1958 drew more than 20 million laborers from the countryside to engage in industry, and the number of workers increased by more than 25.5 million compared to 1957.
A large number of factories are not functioning, losing money every day, and the new workers recruited are not only consuming without producing, but also the rural labor force has been reduced by about one-sixth. According to Zhang Wentian’s speech at the Lushan Conference in 1959: “The 20 million or so are only for the recruitment of workers above the county level. It is not clear how much has been recruited below the county level.”
In the autumn of 1958, Peng Dehuai was passing by in a car somewhere in Gansu and saw that the crops were ripe and unharvested, so he got out of the car and went into the village to find someone to ask. At that time, he did not see men, only women and children, looking for half a day and found an old man, because all the young and strong men went to the steelmaking, all went to the commune which has not yet reached the designated “headcount index” that must participate in the steelmaking.
In the autumn of the same year, Zhang Dingcheng, the Procurator General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, returned to the area in western Fujian where he had “attacked on the despotic landowners and the distributed their land to the poor peasants” with Zhu De, Mao Zedong and Deng Zihui thirty years ago. Along the way, he saw that the rice was growing well and ripe, but only old people and children were harvesting in the fields, and many of the grains in the fields were already scattered on the ground, while the highway was lined with teams of young and strong “steel armies” carrying backpacks …… It should have been a good harvest year In 1958, the grain was just plowed up and burned away.
One might ask, “Why didn’t the farmers go home and collect the grain themselves? Refuse the request to burn the grain?”
First of all, after the promotion of the “people’s commune”, everyone ate in the commune canteen and ate without money, as much as they wanted to eat. All the grain harvested is handed over to the state, and none of it goes into the “pockets” of the people themselves. The simple poor peasants, under the propaganda of the Chinese Communist Party, thought they were living a great “communist life”. They only had to eat and work, so who cared how much food they received? The most important thing is that no one dares to “disobey”.
The CCP’s oppressive and terroristic ruling machine has exerted great power. Not to mention sneaking back to collect grain, peasants who questioned the “satellite” of the number of catties per acre at the commune assembly were directly accused of “opposing the Great Leap Forward” and slapped with a label of “negative members”. On the spot, they were tied up with ropes and either criticized or severely beaten. More than 300 people were killed in Xiping County, Henan Province, and thousands more were injured …… The “people’s commune members” under the Chinese Communist Party are really worse than serfs ……
At a time when the whole country was “starving”, the CCP did not forget to help those “little brothers” and “poor friends” of communism. During the Great Famine, the CCP’s foreign aid and grain exports continued unabated, with a total net export of 13.6 billion catties of grain during 1959 and 1960. At the same time, the Chinese Communist Party also kept a tight lid on the “Great Famine” internationally. In this unprecedented civil catastrophe in human history, the poor peasants of China received no external assistance.
The extremely “keen on face-saving” CCP not only does not need external assistance, but also those Party cadres who “listen to the Party and follow the Party” have to embezzle and withhold subsidized food from the higher government. While peasants around the country were “eating each other” and “eating each other’s children”, the CCP members and cadres were “glowing with health”.
In the starvation, those people’s servants who “suffer in the front, enjoy in the back” eat more than they take, embezzle and divide the food for themselves is a common phenomenon. Especially those “people’s commune” commune cadres, hundreds and thousands of pounds of grain were carried home by them. Those in charge of the public canteen “spoon handle” of the cook’s position has also become the “best-loved”, generally to the cadres of relatives or cronies. The jingle “The members are so hungry that they have bare bones, while the cadres are fat and greasy” was widely circulated among the people at that time.
The three years of China’s rural areas, like a “purgatory on earth” ……
How many people have died of starvation?
On the question of “How many people have died in these three years?” Whenever this question is asked, the Chinese Communist Party, which sings the slogan “the interests of the people are above all else,” always says something to the contrary. Those shameless experts and scholars who were bred by the CCP, when facing this issue, also “pull out some data” to make analysis, either they are unscientific or unreasonable, and in the end they can always come up with the shameless assertion “Party is brave to admit and correct its mistakes”!
The true number of deaths during these three years has never been made public because of the CCP’s consistent falsification of data. Many experts and scholars at home and abroad have analyzed the known data they could find and made a judgment of 17 to 40 million deaths for the greatest starvation in human history.
I am more in agreement with the results of Mr. Yang Jisheng, the author of “Tombstone”, who has made a detailed comparison of all aspects of data, and the results of calculations by various scholars at home and abroad, and analyzed them through scientific methods. The final result: during the Great Famine, about 36 million people died unnaturally in the country, and with the consequent effect, the number of people who should have been born but were not born was about 40 million. The Great Famine cost China a population of about 76 million.
The Chinese Communist Party, which has always believed that “history is written by the victors”, cannot stop the course of history. I believe that one day they will have to be revealed under the wheels of history. The largest famine in human history is essentially a “man-made disaster”. All this will eventually be “dragged out” by future generations to see the light of day.
The second “five-year period” after the establishment of the CCP was still characterized by “constant fighting” and “continuous movement”. In the first “Five-Year” campaign, almost all industrial and commercial factories and mines in the country were nominally classified as “Party” owned in the form of “public-private partnership”. The poor peasants, who make up the largest proportion of China’s population, were given land, but under a series of “collectivization” operations, the land on which the peasants depended for their livelihood eventually became “state-owned”. And all this is done in the “noble” name of “socialism”.
To understand all this, we need to have a deep understanding of the word “fighting”. If we say that the “fighting” before the founding of the country, using all the sinister and cunning tricks, is to gain power. Then the “fighting” after the founding of the country is all about personal “power” and “profit” for one’s own selfish interests. (In fact, the “power struggle” within the Chinese Communist Party before the founding of the country was also bloody.) In this second “five-year period”, Mao launched all kinds of campaigns for his “road to dictatorship” in order to “seek great governance amidst great chaos”.
In the midst of the chaos, the Chinese Communist Party continues to improve the control of this “ruling machine”. If the term “police state” is offensive and scary in the modern world, then China under the Chinese Communist Party is the highest form of “police state” – a “police state without police” – because almost every Party member and cadre under the Chinese Communist Party is playing the role of a “police officer”.
From the countryside to the urban communities, these minions of the Chinese Communist Party control every corner of China. But any cadres with a little power can be given a “mopery” charge, or criticism, or labor reform. (Till today, the Chinese Communist Party, where officials protect each other, continues to do so.)
In the eyes of the CCP, the interests of the country, the nation, and the people are all less important than the interests of the “Party”. For the sake of “fighting” they can put all the intellectuals in the cowshed, and for the sake of “fighting” they can starve tens of millions of hard-working and simple Chinese peasants to death. However, the “fighting” is not over, because only “fighting” continues, the devil will climb to the top of power …