Sins of the CCP #7: Systematic Brainwashing and Religious Suppression

Author: rosa
Editor: 搬山 & XO酱
Material & Research: Jim大叔

This is Part 7 of the series “The Ten Sins of the CCP” produced by Himalaya Australia, where we exposed the CCP’s persecution and suppression of religions and religious leaders in China. 

Let’s start by exploring the basic concept of communism. According to the Communist Manifesto, to reach communism one must undergo a long period of development. To realize communism, the first step is to seize ruling power of a sovereignty through revolution and the establishment of a socialist state. In Marx’s words, the bourgeoisie, which is a minority of the population in a position of domination and exploitation, will be replaced by the vast proletariat, which is a majority of the population and has been exploited and dominated for a long time. 

Their purpose is to

  1. To realize a society in which the people are the masters of their nations
  2. To replace the private ownership with the public ownership
  3. To start class conflict and violent revolution

The patterns of CCP atheistic brainwashing:

  • To launch propaganda campaign worldwide through media that CCP has controlled and corrupted both domestically and internationally.
  • To create a cyber-firewall to completely isolate Chinese people from the rest of the world.
  • To develop the most advanced mass surveillance infrastructure within China to manipulate Chinese people. 
  • To streamline the process of brainwashing through education, from kindergartens to universities.
  • To impose strict cultural censorship in China to filter out unwanted information and opinion by the CCP.  

Despite the CCP’s strong control, according to a government white paper issued in April 2005, there were over 100 million religious believers in China, with a wide range of religious beliefs and practices. According to the official publication, there were more than 85,000 religious sites, 300,000 clergies, and over 3,000 religious organizations in China. To date, there are more than 400 million religious people inside the Chinese Communist Party. 

After Xi Jinping came to power, the suppression of religion has been escalated, with the following main measures:

  1. A more restrictive and stressful legal environment. A series of new, restrictive laws have been passed, in some cases legalizing previously informal political directives;
  2. Expanded targeting of repression, with previously tolerated activities and individuals being heavily controlled and previously state-supported religious figures and groups facing punishment;
  3. The state apparatus has intervened more in day-to-day religious life, with local armed police and police directly accessing local religious sites and exercising direct jurisdiction and authority. In some cases, there is even a permanent presence;
  4. Adapting to the new technological environment: From video heads and unmanned drones, to internet surveillance, a variety of surveillance devices are deployed to provide monitoring of religious activities. 
Image from: csglobe.com

CCP’s persecution of Christianity has been particularly prominent during Xi Jinping’s dictatorship. Since early 2014, local governments have been stepping up measures to block the spread of Christianity, along with official rhetoric about the threat of “Western” values and the need to “Sinicize” religion. Protestantism, the larger of the two main Christian denominations in China, has been particularly affected by campaigns of removing crosses and demolishing churches, which have also included the punishment of state-sanctioned church leaders and the arrest of human rights lawyers who are handling cases for Christians.

The madness of the CCP’s fear of faith has reached its new height in the Xi Jinping era.

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of GNEWS.org.

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