The Relationship Between Patriotism and Power

Written by: Ermat

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The CCP’s great outreach and the patriotism it preaches are its real weapons. What is the essence of patriotism? It is really about exchanging your body, your energy, your intelligence, and everything you have for the stability of the power of those in power.

The Boxer Rebellion movement in the late Qing Dynasty is a good example. It was a mass violent movement against Westerners in China, including missionaries in China and Chinese Christians, in the late 19th century. This movement was full of xenophobia, stupidity and brutality. The flawed and blind nature of the peasant movement led it to failure and became the trigger for the invasion of the Eight-Power Allied Forces.

The Boxer Rebellion was a complex and loose organization. Its personnel included poor peasants, craftsmen, urban poor, small merchants and transport workers and other lower class people, but also some official soldiers, rich gentry and even princes and nobles, and later mixed into a number of rogues and scoundrels. In addition to killing innocent foreigners, the Boxers also directly caused many innocent Chinese to suffer. In addition to massacres, they also raped and robbed. Their inhumanity was even greater than that of the Eight-Power Allied Forces, which was really barbaric and brutal. In addition, their blind xenophobia destroyed railroads and factories and hindered the modernization of China. The Chinese people also suffered great losses in economic property.

In 1898, Empress Dowager Cixi launched the “Hundred Days’ Coup”, abolishing the New Law and imprisoning Emperor Guangxu. Then, she tried to “abolish the emperor and seize power”. But the Western countries supported the “enlightened, clean, and courageous” Guangxu Emperor, and did not agree with the “conservative and rigid” Cixi. This made Cixi very angry. Her extreme greed for power made her unable to face all this and eventually led the Qing government to declare war on 11 countries with the help of the Boxer Rebellion.

On June 21, 1900, Cixi issued an imperial edict declaring war in Guangxu’s voice, calling on the nation’s military and people to resist the British, French, Germans and Americans. At the same time, she also ordered the arrest and killing of foreigners: 50 taels of silver for killing a foreigner, 40 taels of silver for a foreign woman, and 30 taels of silver for a foreign child.

The CCP, like Cixi, was only for its own power.

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