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CCP uses pandemic to increase their planetary power:

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Expose of CCP virus origin in China:


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Timeline of virus coverup by CCP & WHO:

https://www.victimsofcommunism.org/sb/c ... s-pandemic
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Finding Courage is the documentary on one Chinese families' horrors imposed by CCP regime:

https://www.moderntimes.review/the-agon ... for-truth/
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Paul Kengor's droll Dedication to his Guide to Communism:
To the countless millions who suffered and died at the hands of the idiotic, insane, ignorant, asinine,
lying, conniving, criminal, horrific, destructive, dehumanizing, diabolical, bloody, brutal, barbarous,
ridiculous, pernicious, atrocious, hellacious, murderous, monstrous, malicious, malignant, moronic,
godless, and all-around stupid, vile, vicious, and evil ideology known as communism.
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The Democratic Party should learn the lessons from failed communist governments instead of veering further and further to the radical left. I still believe in the same traditionally liberal principles of truth, equality, and justice that I did growing up. The difference is that, as an adult, I see that the Democratic Party no longer upholds these principles, especially when it comes to the rights of unborn children.
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Kengor gives a presentation about his Guide to Communism book:

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In the words of Michael Savage, "Liberalism is a mental disorder." The left HATES him for being a Jewish conservative, just like they hate Ben Shapiro and Jared Kushner.
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At the local Buddhist temple, there's now a sign right outside the building that supports BLM, gay marriage, illegal immigration, etc. and basically every other Democratic policy proposal. Unless the sign is taken down, I am never going back there again. What good is it for a Buddhist temple to alienate half the electorate?
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Presto Kensho wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:21 am At the local Buddhist temple, there's now a sign right outside the building that supports BLM, gay marriage, illegal immigration, etc. and basically every other Democratic policy proposal. Unless the sign is taken down, I am never going back there again. What good is it for a Buddhist temple to alienate half the electorate?
Which variety of Buddhism and which state? You think the attitude of the Abbot will change whether the sign is up or down?
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The Devil & Karl Marx

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The first two sections of this 400+ page book are biographical, while the rest is more about the Devil & communism. Paul Kengor has penned another fine survey of the demonic forces abounding nowadays.

https://www.tanbooks.com/the-devil-and-karl-marx.html
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Many fine anti-communist books are available, this series from Yale University Press is almost unique - being a series, that is.

https://yalebooks.yale.edu/series/annal ... ism-series
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From Kengor's Guide:
The 1999 Black Book of Communism—a highly respected work published by Harvard University
Press—attempted the thankless task of tabulating the total communist death toll in the twentieth century. It
came up with a figure approaching a hundred million. Here is the general breakdown:
• U.S.S.R.: 20 million
• China: 65 million
• Vietnam: 1 million
• North Korea: 2 million
• Cambodia: 2 million deaths
• Eastern Europe: 1 million
• Latin America: 150,000
• Africa: 1.7 million
• Afghanistan: 1.5 million
• The international communist movement and Communist parties not in power: about 10,000

The U.S.-based Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, the preeminent institution for detailing
communist crimes, agrees with the estimate of a hundred million deaths.
But in fact, these frightening numbers are quite conservative.
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CCP using water & dams on major rivers with no thought of nations downstream:

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Fifteen minutes on the vicious, sub-human rule of the Chinese people by the CCP:

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Ex-communist Manning Johnson describes his experiences, from chapter one of his Color Communism and Common Sense:
Ten years I labored in the cause of Communism. I was a dedicated “comrade.” All my talents and
efforts were zealously used to bring about the triumph of Communism in America and throughout the
world. To me, the end of capitalism would mark the beginning of an interminable period of plenty, peace,
prosperity and universal comradeship. All racial and class differences and conflicts would end forever
after the liquidation of the capitalists, their government and their supporters. A world union of Soviet
States under the hegemony of Russia would free and lead mankind on to Utopia.

Being an idealist, I was sold this “bill of goods” by a Negro graduate of the Lenin Institute in Moscow.

The color of one’s skin is no bar to a young man or woman dreaming of making a better world. Like
other Negroes, I experienced and saw many injustices and inequities around me based upon color, not
ability. I was told that “the decadent capitalist system is responsible,” that “mass pressure” could force
concessions but “that just prolongs the life of capitalism”; that I must unite and work with all those who
more or less agree that capitalism must go.

Little did I realize until I was deeply enmeshed in the Red Conspiracy, that just and seeming grievances
are exploited to transform idealism into a cold and ruthless weapon against the capitalist system—that
this is the end toward which all the communist efforts among Negroes are directed.

Indeed, I had entered the red conspiracy in the vain belief that it was the way to a “new, better and
superior” world system of society. Ten years later, thoroughly disillusioned, I abandoned communism.
The experiences of those years in “outer darkness” are like a horrible nightmare. I saw communism in all
its naked cruelty, ruthlessness and utter contempt of Christian attributes and passions. And, too, I saw the
low value placed upon human life, the total lack of respect for the dignity of man, the betrayal of trust, the
terror of the Secret Police and the bloody hand of the assassin, during and since, those fateful years when
I embraced communism.

I was lured into the red movement by way of the American Negro Labor Congress, one of the many
“front organizations” set up by the communists to trap the naive, unwary, unsuspecting and idealistic
Negro. The use of such attractive and appealing fronts as a means of entrapment is a most important
serpentine method of the reds.
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Here is a post that makes me think of the problems of a “communist” “government” and what kind of things take place, but all the while the hope of being a Buddhist and overcoming the obstacles in the Saha world, and persevering till the end. Much like Paul of Tarsus in the New Testament. This account is by His Eminence Choden Rinpoche, which I found on our sister site, Dharmawheel, in the Shrine Room, posted by cjdevries.
HE Choden Rinpoche, 1933-2015, great meditation master.

HE Choden Rinpoche spent 19 years in retreat from 1965-1985, attaining many profound realizations in that time. Prior to 1965, he had briefly been imprisoned by the Chinese. While on retreat, he was pretending to be an invalid to avoid having to be involved with the Chinese, who were forcing holy people to do unvirtuous deeds. He lived in a small house in Lhasa, spending most if not all of his time meditating on his bed and never getting up to use the toilet or cut his hair. He used a bedpan so that it would match up with his claim of being an invalid. He spent all of his time in one dark room, without the light to read various texts he had brought with him. He did all his practices by memory. He devoted much of his life to teaching after that.
Here is an excerpt from an interview with HE Choden Rinpoche about the 1959 Uprising for Mandala Magazine:

"By the time of the uprising against the Chinese Communists, most of the monks had already escaped. So many soldiers had arrived and the monks were afraid the monasteries would be destroyed. There were thousands of monks before the occupation, but only two or three hundred remained at Sera. I remained at Sera.

One morning at daybreak, the Chinese soldiers surrounded the monastery and rounded up all the monks and put us in a courtyard. After this they ransacked the whole monastery. All the monks were circled by the soldiers with their weapons.

We heard that in eastern Tibet the soldiers had rounded up all the monks and shot them dead, so everyone was frightened that would happen. From dawn to sunset the monks were all standing in the courtyard. Then they put the monks in a line and took them away. Everyone said, “We’re being taken to be killed,” but it didn’t turn out like that; they just imprisoned everyone.

I was in prison for about a month. Since they didn’t have a prison set aside, they used one of the Sera Je main temples, and they wouldn’t let anyone out, even to pee! We had to use a huge container that was usually used to hold the water for making water bowl offerings – you couldn’t just go all over the floor.

Sometimes in the middle of the day they would give us lukewarm water to drink, and if people had tsampa of their own they would eat that with the water. We lived like this close to a month, two or three hundred monks.

They started to separate all the lamas, all the geshes, all those who had management positions of any kind. They categorized people, and the general monks were kept as one group. They used to say, “Ones without any titles are our friends, while ones who have titles are our enemies.”

They would use the groups of ordinary monks to investigate the groups of people who had titles. If any of the general monks could guarantee that any of the titled people hadn’t participated in the uprising and didn’t say anything about the Chinese, they would also be released.

When I was at the monastery I usually mixed with the general monks, so some of the monks guaranteed for me, saying that although a rinpoche, I don’t have anything that fits that title, so I was released.

They would hold political lessons in the monastery, teaching the monks to talk against religion, to talk against the monastery and any of the practices. One by one they would release the people with titles for a little while, and everyone – all the general monks – would have to beat up on this person. If they didn’t, they would be considered supporters of the titled person. Some were beaten so badly they couldn’t get up afterwards.

I had some sort of heart condition, so when I saw all of this happening I became terribly ill, so I got a pass to go to a hospital for a checkup. I went toLhasaand spent five or six months there.

In the second month of 1960 they rounded up all the monks living in Lhasa and told us we couldn’t stay but had to go back to whatever monastery we came from. I went back to Sera. I was still living as a monk and wearing robes.

Back at the monastery, there was all the criticizing and disparaging of His Holiness. When you’re forced to attend these meetings and participate in these meetings, you have no choice, you have to participate in some verbal abuse. I wasn’t well from before, so I managed to get by sleeping, and I didn’t have to participate. The Chinese would bring doctors to come check my pulse, and since my heart condition caused my pulse to throb quite strongly, I was excused from these meetings.

Meanwhile, the living conditions at the monastery were getting tighter and tighter all the time. The people inLhasaat that time were a little more free than the ones in the monastery, so when the lay people heard about the monks having such a hard time, they would say things like, “I hope I’m never reborn as a monk!’ It reached a point where people were even saying things like that! After that I left the monastery and came to Lhasa, where I lived with a relative.

It never occurred to me to try to escape. The Chinese used to say over and over again, “There’s absolutely no way you can escape,” and people also had so little information about how to do it, that in your mind it was not even an option to consider.

Retreat for nineteen years: I did chulen retreat for a while, but the Chinese stopped me. They said you could practice Dharma, but when it came down to it there were many restrictions, and they felt Dharma was bad and the practices are essenceless. So until about 1964 I lived in Lhasa, doing the main practices of Guhyasamaja, Yamantaka and Heruka, and giving some teachings where I could.

At the time of the Cultural Revolution in 1965, things became tighter than ever before. It was in August or September of 1966 that they started destroying the Jokhang temple, all the holy objects in the temples, and all the holy objects people kept in their private homes as well; it was massive destruction. Except for where the Buddha Shakyamuni statue was and one room of the religious kings, they completely emptied the entire temple.

The Potala wasn’t destroyed as much as the other places. At Sera, Drepung and Ganden, some of the main temples were left in somewhat okay condition, but the others were destroyed. In 1969, that was the year they completely razed Ganden to the ground.

With the Cultural Revolution, I stopped all outer practices completely. I lived with relatives inLhasa. I stayed inside without ever going out. During this time I was sleeping (see box). I stayed in a room in the house of my cousin’s wife, who was half Tibetan, half Nepali. The Chinese would come anytime of the day or night – sometimes very early, sometimes late – to check on what I was doing, whether I was sleeping, to see if I was really sick or not. When they were gone I would get up and do practices.

At that time you could have absolutely no holy objects, no statues or scriptures. If they saw any scriptural texts you would be in big trouble. Even if you moved your lips without making a sound you would get into trouble, because they would think you were saying prayers. I had some prayer beads but they had to be kept hidden. I had a small one and when people came to investigate me, I would hide it in one of the two hidden pockets in my clothes, just over my knees.

Because I stayed inside like this without ever going out, people said I was doing retreat. But it wasn’t proper retreat, with the offerings, ritual things, and so forth. During this time I would think about the various stages of the path to enlightenment, as well as Guhyasamaja, Heruka, Yamantaka, all the generation stage yogas. And when I had time, I would complete the mantra quotas of each deity.

In any case, you don’t need external things to do Dharma practice. It’s all in your heart, your mind. As for realizations: you do not experience the realizations of the three principal aspects of the path, but you do have a little renunciation, and because of that you are able to stay like that.

The advantages of living in isolation: One reason it was good to stay inside inLhasa was because if you went out, you had to do what the Chinese said, and then you’d accumulate so much negative karma. I didn’t want to do anything at all that was contradictory to Dharma; I wanted to practice Dharma, so for that reason I didn’t leave my house. The Chinese used many tactics to get me to work for them. First they tried to frighten me, and when it didn’t work they invited me and many high geshes and lamas to live under their care; they said they would provide a house, car, food, money. But I didn’t want to do this because then I would have to do whatever they said, which was all contradictory to the Dharma. The main thing I wanted to do was practice Dharma sincerely, no matter what external factors were arising. This was my motivation, to be completely against the eight worldly concerns."
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Here is more about this Bodhisattva:

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Nicholas wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:32 pm Ex-communist Manning Johnson describes his experiences, from chapter one of his Color, Communism and Common Sense:
Ten years I labored in the cause of Communism. I was a dedicated “comrade.” All my talents and
efforts were zealously used to bring about the triumph of Communism in America and throughout the
world. To me, the end of capitalism would mark the beginning of an interminable period of plenty, peace,
prosperity and universal comradeship. All racial and class differences and conflicts would end forever
after the liquidation of the capitalists, their government and their supporters. A world union of Soviet
States under the hegemony of Russia would free and lead mankind on to Utopia.

Being an idealist, I was sold this “bill of goods” by a Negro graduate of the Lenin Institute in Moscow.

The color of one’s skin is no bar to a young man or woman dreaming of making a better world. Like
other Negroes, I experienced and saw many injustices and inequities around me based upon color, not
ability. I was told that “the decadent capitalist system is responsible,” that “mass pressure” could force
concessions but “that just prolongs the life of capitalism”; that I must unite and work with all those who
more or less agree that capitalism must go.

Little did I realize until I was deeply enmeshed in the Red Conspiracy, that just and seeming grievances
are exploited to transform idealism into a cold and ruthless weapon against the capitalist system—that
this is the end toward which all the communist efforts among Negroes are directed.

Indeed, I had entered the red conspiracy in the vain belief that it was the way to a “new, better and
superior” world system of society. Ten years later, thoroughly disillusioned, I abandoned communism.
The experiences of those years in “outer darkness” are like a horrible nightmare. I saw communism in all
its naked cruelty, ruthlessness and utter contempt of Christian attributes and passions. And, too, I saw the
low value placed upon human life, the total lack of respect for the dignity of man, the betrayal of trust, the
terror of the Secret Police and the bloody hand of the assassin, during and since, those fateful years when
I embraced communism.

I was lured into the red movement by way of the American Negro Labor Congress, one of the many
“front organizations” set up by the communists to trap the naive, unwary, unsuspecting and idealistic
Negro. The use of such attractive and appealing fronts as a means of entrapment is a most important
serpentine method of the reds.
An old video commentary on Johnson's book:

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