This is Part 10 of a special 10-part documentary series released by NTD in July 2020, based on the book series of the same title, written by the editorial board of ‘Nine Commentaries of the Communist Party’, also published by the Epoch Media Group, which was founded in New York City by Chinese Falun Gong practitioners fleeing religious persecution by the CCP and its attendant “on-demand” forced organ harvesting.
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Communist countries practice strict control over speech and thought. Ironically, this final episode of the series has been subject to censorship in the form of “age restriction” by YouTube.
Since the 1980s, another form of speech and thought control appeared in the West. Thought police use the banner of “political correctness” to run amok in the media, society, and education system, using slogans and mass criticism to restrain speech and thought. Even though many have already felt the evil power of its control, they have not grasped its ideological origins.
Phrases such as “political correctness,” together with “progress” and “solidarity,” have long been used by communist parties. Their superficial meaning is to avoid using discriminatory language toward minorities, women, the disabled, and others. For example, “black people” are to be called “African Americans,” American Indians are to be called “Native Americans,” illegal immigrants are to be called “undocumented workers,” and so on.
However, the hidden implication behind political correctness is to classify individuals into groups according to their victim status. Those who are the most oppressed should, therefore, be accorded the most respect and courtesy. This judgment is rendered solely on one’s identity, disregarding individual conduct and talent. It is the basis of what’s called “identity politics.”
This style of thinking is extremely popular in the United States and other Western countries. According to such logic, black lesbians, who are oppressed along vectors of race, sex, and sexual preference are ranked at the forefront of victimhood. At the other extreme, white, heterosexual males are considered the most privileged and, in the logic of victim politics, should be at the bottom of the totem pole.
This type of classification is identical to what goes on in communist countries, where individuals were classified within the “five classes of red” or the “five classes of black” according to their wealth and class status before the revolution.
The Chinese Communist Party eliminated and oppressed landowners and capitalists because of their “wrong” class status. They attacked intellectuals as the “Stinking Old Ninth” and chanted that “the poor are the smartest; the nobles, the dumbest.”