It’s another David vs. Goliath story. If you haven’t heard of the anti-communist protests taking place right now in the city of Hong Kong, here are a few articles to bring you up to speed:
- Christians join the freedom demonstrations
- The Protest in Pictures
- Hong Kong’s Bishop weighs in, and more here
- Police Threaten the Protestors
- All sorts of people are Demonstrating
But bringing you up to speed ain’t the purpose of this post. Instead, I want to share with you how stupid I once was (thank God I’m so much smarter now… right…).
When I was a high schooler, first learning about different kinds of government,
I did what most teenagers do: think they know everything. And so we get to the topic of Communism, and being omniscient, I believed that it was a great idea with only one flaw: humans were involved, and since it involved people, it would fail because people are usually greedy, stealthy and selfish.
The real corrupt core of Communism only became noticeable to me years later, and when I noticed, there was no way to un-notice: Communism is atheist. And not only is it atheist, but it is anti-Catholic, anti-God, and anti-freedom.
Communism holds that there is no God, and so there is no religion… none except one: Communism itself. A devout communist has faith in his party, is devoted to the party’s principles, and worships its supreme dictators: Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Kim Jong-il, etc.
So the Communist party is pretty full of itself. It believes it can last forever and can control everything and everyone. It believes it has the authority to give life and to take it, to grant freedom and to cancel it, because if there is no God… then what’s stopping any one from trying to be a god? This narcissistic outlook has led from atrocity to atrocity:
- The Iron Curtain
- Cold War
- Fall of Saigon
- Division of Korea
- Failed Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward campaigns in China
- Millions of aborted Chinese children (mostly girls)
- Infanticide, forced abortions and sterilizations
- Tiananmen Massacre and the Tank Man (seriously, have a look at this documentary)
Pray for Hong Kong, please. If the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre taught us anything about the Communist Chinese bully, we may be seeing another atrocity soon. May God raise saints from this good fight.