Friday, June 10, 2011

What happened in 1989?

Some people say this is not yet the right time to make a final judgement on June 4, 1989.  In fact, it is amply clear, for anyone who care to look, what had happened.  A large number of young people stood up to demand peacefully that China open up both economically and politically.  A lot of people across the nation agreed with them.  It was a great opportunity for China to take a big step forward towards modernity. 

Unfortunately, some people who were in power but were small-minded and selfish were afraid of losing their power.  They convinced DXP, who held the ultimate power, that his position was threatened, that chaos and violence were imminent.  If DXP had sided with the reformers, he would have been the hero who opened the door for China at a pivotal moment in history. 

Instead, he sided with the small-minded LP and will forever be known to be lacking the courage to take China forward when the opportunity presented itself.  Instead, he ordered or at least agreed to the massacre.  He failed the test when it counted. 

God likes us to be released from oppression, whether it be physical, economic, political, or spiritual.  People who work for liberty and respect for humans are on God’s side.  Small minded and selfish people who exploit and oppress others are despised and will eventually be discarded by history. 


YTSL said...

This is the best appraisal/description of the events that took place in China in the summer of 1989 I've read. Thank you for it.

StephenC said...

Thank you for your kind words. I have to admit I read some similar opinion somewhere which triggered my observations. I do think quite a lot of people would agree. In that, I think we can be hopeful.