The Tea Party Matters

By John Kusumi

The United States is experiencing a year of political attack ads, knocking Communist China. America’s Mao-regime-friendly politicians and media have played out their hand, and they can no longer suppress the sound of American people, raising concerns about trade with Communist China.

The emergence of the Tea Party in U.S. elections is inspiring new hope for leading Chinese dissidents, including Wei Jingsheng.

Translated by the Wei Jingsheng Foundation, a recent article in the Chinese Epoch Times explored the newly vocal U.S. angst about Red China.

In part, Wei said: “In the past, Chinese and some U.S. politicians have made a partnership of scheming together….average people of both countries did not get benefit in return. The scheme is the so-called ‘China model’ that rose [out of private interests]. Many U.S. politicians supported granting China permanent Most-Favored-Nation (MFN) status….But this situation is not bilateral, not free trade. In fact, the U.S. unilaterally offered China the preferential treatment. The CCP did not give the United States an open market.”

As Wei sees it, “The result is that American workers lost their jobs, while China is in serious inflation. Now, the Chinese workers get less and less [purchasing power]. Both Chinese people and American people are put at a disadvantage.” He reiterated, “Capitalists can buy very cheap in China and sell high in the U.S. market, from which they earn large excess profits. The excess profits exploit the Chinese labor, while harming the American workers as well.”

“Then, the Communist regime uses these excess profits to buy Western politicians.”

The rise of the Tea Party matters. As Wei said, “the Chinese people cannot do much, they do not dare to speak. But the American people dare; they dare to say they that they do not believe in this gang of politicians anymore. So in this election, American politicians are trying to cleanse themselves.”

Wei expressed that, “Now people realize that this trade imbalance is the root cause of the depressed U.S. economy and American workers’ unemployment….the politicians of both political parties in the USA are responsible. The rise of the Tea Party in the United States is the result. Though not formal, it has been important. After people realized the politicians’ role, they began to organize a new faction.”

The situation at hand highlights the fact that U.S. and Chinese political systems are indeed different, even though under the ‘China model’, “the politics of Western countries increasingly lean toward the Chinese Communist Party.” The whole point in this season of China-bashing advertising is that the ‘China model’ is fracturing and is no longer a consensus for America’s powerful.

The Tea Party teaches us that “In the United States, money cannot buy everything the politicians want when the people recognize and agree on the nature of the problem. When the politicians lose votes, they have nothing.”

Wei Jingsheng concluded with a hopeful prediction: “This election has publicly exposed this problem….Through this election, there will be a change in policy
about China. Now as this information propagates, starting from the White House politicians will become increasingly hard-line against the Chinese Communist Party.”

Also translated were some reader comments from the Chinese blogosphere. They included, “The free American people, go!! Go!!!!” and, “Support the people, wish the success of Tea Party election.”
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The item above was part of the China Support Network’s October 31 update to members.

2 responses to “The Tea Party Matters

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  2. Sharron Angle, Tea Party candidate in Nevada, claims her two top priorities are to make the tax cuts permanent and to keep health care an expensive luxury for the few (my words but you get the idea).

    That said, I tend to agree with John that the anger and momentum seen so far in the Tea Party and co-opted whenever possible is a basic reaction to our rigged system which plans to turn citizens into peons. Progressives need to get out of our comfortable zone and into the streets. Tyranny is on the march. Why aren’t we?

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