採訪/田淨 編輯/李謙 後製/蕭宇
Tie liu Receives Threats Submitting a Letter, Asking to Liquidate
the Memory of Mao.
A group of historical elders who witnessed Mao Zedong's
political movement in mainland China,
recently submitted a joint letter to the Chinese Communist
Party's (CCP) 18th National Congress,
appealing to purge the culprit of the "Cultural Revolution" --
heinous crimes of Mao Zedong, which sparked a great response and support.
Yet due to this request, they were faced with intimidation and
threats from fanatical Maoist supporters.
This joint open letter, submitted to the 18th National Congress,
was written by over 20 senior intellectuals,
elderly historians from the City of Chengdu.
Making them an easy target for the Maoists.
Drafter of the open letter Tie Liu: "So you see, such hateful
words were used against us.
Through letters they say they want to come & kill our families.
They also say we are traitors.
All the while swearing and cursing, ten times, one hundred
times, everyday they verbally attack and threaten us.”
The elders told NTD how, on the night of September 1st,
from 9.00 to 1 o’clock Maoists repeatedly cursed them.
There were even threats to their lives.
On September 2, under intolerable intimidation,
The elders exposed the Maoists “threatening words” as well as their phone numbers.
the elders pointed out that,
if there is something contrarily to the facts in their open letter,
the Maoists can write articles refuting as such.
Why would they resort to threatening abuse? Using
"Cultural Revolution" bloody violence type language?
The elders stressed they will not back down
nor change their views.
Mao Zedong was the culprit of the "Cultural Revolution",
the culprit to the horrific catastrophe and should be
liquidated from the history of China and its people.
Historical elder Luo Kaiwen: '‘ Since I signed it, I should
adhere to it. I am not afraid how the Maoists threatened us.
I have prepared for the worst – death if needs be.
If I am to die at their hand, the world will see it all.
They can kill me; kill my family;
kill the people across the country, but they can’t change the
truth, the truth on our side.'‘
The Elders have enumerated the evils of Mao Zedong
launching the "Cultural Revolution" with the facts.
The Elders pointed out, this so-called "Great Proletarian
Cultural Revolution" destroyed the 5,000-years of Traditional Chinese Culture.
Mao wanted to shirk responsibility, the guilt of 3 years of
famine when 1000’s of people starved to death,
maintains his absolute power over the nation of China.
During the Cultural Revolution, Mao Zedong instigated
the vandalism of the Red Guards,
confiscation of goods, engaging in resorting to violence,
and blood and mayhem across china.
From June 1966 to November 1974, 120 Chinese leaders and
more than twelve thousand elites were persecuted to death, most of them driven to suicide.
During the Cultural Revolution, 100 million were denounced.
All evidence shows, the historical heritage & traditional legacy
of ancient China, were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution.
With 6843 monuments in Beijing in 1958,
4922 were brought down to the ground.
This is the heinous history of the Cultural Revolution!
Tie Liu told NTD, the Cultural Revolution ended decades ago,
yet Mao Zedong’s ghost still lingers.
leading to unsolved social disorder across the land of China.
He also believes Bo Xilai wants to engage in a Cultural
Revolution style coup to usurp power under the banner of Mao Zedong.
CCP leadership should seize this opportunity of Bo Xilai’s
event to purge the crimes of Mao Zedong,
and to once and for all remove this historical burden.
Tie Liu: “So far CCP would not dare say Mao Zedong
is culprit of the Cultural Revolution.
Nor would they say he is the culprit of the catastrophe.
The Communist leaders have not liquidated Mao’s crimes
Which today is responsible for China’s volatile situation.
Anyone who still holds the banner of Mao Zedong,
will not dare say anything in opposition.”
Tie liu stresses, the fundamental problems
the Chinese community face today are,
if the people completely liquidate Mao’s crimes,
are no longer supportive of him,
with Chinese both home & abroad, really need to
work hard to achieve the success of this liquidation.
Only when this issue is resolved, will the Chinese people
have a chance to achieve freedom and democracy.