Whilst tussle unfolded, Huu Can Tran landed a number of punches to Brandon Tsay’s head area – showing a surprising dexterity and youthful vigour for some one of his advanced years – before finally ‘giving-up’ and walking away with only a casual glance backwards to see if he is about to be shot in the back! Huu Can Tran seems calm and set on achieving some kind of ‘mission’! Around three-hours later, Huu Can Tran would take his own life whilst sat in his own white van following a stand-off with the US Police!
White (Eurocentric) racism is not a ‘clever’ ideology at the best of times – but the sheer stupidity of US anti-intellectualism is the gift that just keeps on giving! The Catholic (Jesuit) Priests – via the agency of French imperialism and colonialism – systematically destroyed the use of Chinese ideograms during their 400-year (ruthless) occupation of Vietnam! Chinese ideograms were eventually replaced with the French version of the Roman-derived alphabet and this is why Vietnamese people today cannot read or write the Chinese script and communicate using only Western words and letters when writing! The transliteration of Vietnamese terms into the Western alphabet was decided by (White) Jesuit Priests who approximated ‘sounds’ and where it took their fancy – completely altered meaning and nuance, etc. Indeed, the destruction of the Chinese traditional script in Vietnam is an example of one of the most effective imperialist offensives in history! The (White) French imperialists destroyed a complete writing system as part of the process of psychologically and physically making it easier to subjugate an entire (non-White) ethnicity!
‘The Vietnamese man who killed ten Chinese people (and wounded ten others) – left a suicide note stating that he was protesting about the Chinese government insisting this is the ‘Year of Rabbit’ (and ruthlessly controlling the accompanying merchandise to Vietnam’s detriment) – when in fact it is obviously the ‘Year of the Cat’. What a world we live in.’
This is all part of what happens within ethnic Chinese homes and living spaces. Outside, there will be martial arts performances which will include lion, dragon and phoenix dances to bring good look – whilst families meet to celebrate together! In China there is now a two-week holiday with various traditional rituals on certain days! As China moves toward ‘Socialism’ – people are changing and becoming more modern and scientifically minded – and this leads to knew interpretations of reality and historical processes! This is a good thing as dangerous superstitions are abandoned, traditions are clarified and made safe and easily shareable, and Chinese people develop ‘Internationalist’ attitudes and tendencies!
It is the Year of the ‘White’ Rabbit and the traditional year in China is ‘4721’ since the reign of the Yellow Emperor! This surprises many people, as all they have known throughout their lives is the Judeo-Christian calendar. As this calendar became ‘secularised’ due to the rise of the rich merchants (Bourgeoisie), the industralisation of society and the development of capitalism – many ‘Socialist’ countries have adopted its use as an expedient device designed to aid international relations – and China is no exception. Of course, we are effectively discussing comparative mythology, but my point is that China currently represents the ‘oldest’, ‘continuous’ and ‘unbroken’ culture in the world – and not the ‘West’. Today, the temperature is 3 – Celsius in Sutton, South London, and I do not think any sane rabbit would be hopping about amongst the crisp frost! Whilst the family still slumbers – I thought I would share a video and some photographs whilst hoping the Revolution will come sooner rather than later – and that all the unjust suffering humanity is experiencing due to the capitalist system will be brought to an end! We can live in hope!
EH Carr wrote objectively and in-depth about the history of the Russian Revolution (of 1917) and the development of the USSR (in 1922)! In many ways the work of EH Carr (which stretches to many volumes) is a fair ‘Bourgeois’ analysis of this crucial aspect of working-class history, as it covers virtually all the significant areas of 20th century development within the International Communist Movement! His work on the Bolshevik Revolution and the Soviet ‘Planned Economy’ represents a historical tour de force that covers not only ‘Russian’ history but also many of the key developmental issues effecting such countries as China, Korea and Vietnam, as well as those post-1945 countries throughout Eastern Europe that formed the ‘Communist Bloc’. Obviously, in the post-1956 Khrushchev-era fair-minded historians such as EH Carr were forced to ‘insert’ anti-Stalinist lies and disinformation into their work if they wanted it to be published! Most free-thinking individuals can read between the lines in a number of EH Carr’s later works which sometimes differ in part from the glowing approach he adopted pre-1956! On the whole, however, the infrequent and atypical interferences from under-pressure Publishers can be easily seen, duly noticed and discarded as being of no historical worth! EH Carr, writing very much like Antonio Gramsci whilst languishing in an Italian prison – had to write in a pro-Communist code that the average US-controlled censor was not smart enough to catch! ACW (1.1.2023)