In business, many companies have successfully applied marketing tactics based on capturing this fear-mongering strategy—take the example of Listerine. Starting from just one ad depicting a girl who had never been able to become a bride because of bad breath, Listerine’s revenue increased from $115,000 to $8,000,000 per year.
It is clear that if it is possible to take advantage of this psychological weakness, it can unconsciously influence people. So how has the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) used this weakness to maintain the anti-natural, anti-human “fake, evil, struggle” regime for the past 100 years? How can a unified “religious-political” entity like the CCP control the bodies and minds of the Chinese people by taking advantage of people’s fears?
The CCP creates an atmosphere of terror to instill fear in the people
Mao Zedong, the first CCP leader of the People’s Republic of China, once bluntly said, “What does Qin Shi Huang matter? He only killed 46 dozen Confucianists. We killed 46,000 intellectuals. Some people curse us as dictators and rulers, modern-day Qin Shi Huang. Indeed. But that’s not enough for them to say; we have to add that it’s more than that.”
During its 100-hundred-year rule, the CCP has had one campaign after another. According to the Washington Post, roughly 80 million Chinese people have lost their lives or mysteriously gone missing at the hands of the CCP. This number exceeds the total number of deaths in both world wars combined.
In March 1950, the CCP announced the “Order to Severely Suppress Reactionary Elements,” also known in history as the “suppressing reactionary elements” movement. By the end of 1952, the number of executed reactionaries announced by the CCP was about 2.4 million. The total death toll included former Kuo Ming Tang government officials below the district level and landowners totaling at least 5 million, NTD reported.
The CCP continued to cause a terrible famine in China after the “Great Leap Forward.” The article “Great Famine” in the Historical Records of the People’s Republic of China states that “The unusual deaths and declines in new births between 1959 and 1961 are estimated to be around 40 million… that 40 million reductions in China are likely to be the world’s worst famine in the world. this century.”
In addition, statistics compiled from historical records of the districts show that 7.73 million people died unnaturally during the Cultural Revolution. After the Tiananmen Square massacre, in which experts estimate ten thousand Chinese died, ten years later, the former CCP’s leader Jiang Zemin began a campaign to persecute Falun Gong, targeting cultivators who adhere to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Around the end of 2002, inside information from Chinese government sources confirmed the concealment of the truth that more than 7,000 people had died in detention camps, forced labor camps, prisons, and psychiatric hospitals, an average of seven people were killed every day. This persecution is still ongoing today. Due to the CCP’s cover-up, it is hard to define the exact number of innocent people killed in this persecution.
Stockholm syndrome—successful brainwashing of Chinese people
On August 23, 1973, two armed robbers broke into a bank in Stockholm, Sweden, and opened fire indiscriminately. Six days later, the police successfully raided, rescued the hostages, and caught two robbers. However, the strange thing is that after the police rescued these hostages, they not only did not report these robbers but also praised them in front of the media and courts, thanking them for not killing but treating them well.
During the six days, the police struggled with the robbers. The hostages refused to help them from the outside and assumed that the policemen who came to save them wanted to harm them and that their captors were the only ones protecting them. One female hostage was even engaged to a robber, while another set up a fund to raise money worldwide to support the robber. This mental syndrome was later called the “Stockholm Syndrome.”
So how did the CCP create the Stockholm syndrome? The best example of this can be traced back to the “regulate, judge, and eliminate treason” campaign in Yan An in the 1940s. During the dark days of the campaign, party cadres are highly stressed, not eating well, not sleeping well. Party members were threatened by violence and bombarded with the theories of the totalitarian regime. After spending a long time in the mental hell scene, both body and mind eventually trembled before the CCP’s authority.
As a result, Stockholm syndrome formed, leading to 2 types of mentality of the Chinese people. First: party members hoped to gain trusted and be considered by the “party” as its member, not it’s enemy. Second: since the CCP urged to “massify,” begin to “discriminate,” “rectify,” and “refute,” after each political campaign, so for those who did not make it often hope to give feedback when they were suddenly granted a small favor. The party member often felt both happy and worried, even grateful for the CCP.
Ding Ling, a female writer, joined the CCP in 1932. The CCP classified her as “KMT reactionary” and sentenced her to 20 years in jail. In 1984, two years before her death, Mrs. Ding Ling also wrote a letter to the Party Central Committee: “For the past 52 years, I have always felt warm, honored, and happy being led by the party, making me feel more attached to the party, more understanding of the people, more confident in the inevitable victory of communism.”
The CCP makes the Chinese people impoverished and dependent on the government’s support
Before deciding to “reform and open up,” the Chinese regime manipulated all production means. Regardless of the “Land Reform,” “the People’s Commune,” or the Great Leap Forward,” the CCP firmly grasped the right to use the land, and collected public grain. The regime permanently appropriated the fruits of farmers’ labor at a low price, severely hindering large-scale agricultural industrialization, forcing most farmers into manual agrarian work.
The CCP blatantly takes away things that belong to the Chinese people, then “giving” a little back to them. As a result, the Chinese people naturally feel that the government let them go to school, arrange jobs, assign new houses, and distribute pensions to them. After a period of mental persecution and long-term starvation during the campaigns, it is easier for Chinese people to become satisfied when life gets a little better.
Since the CCP began its economic reform, the Chinese have witnessed social conflicts and growing chaos. Privileged groups drove these reforms with collusion between political power and money; the CCP used the reform as an excuse to plunder the wealth of the middle and upper classes in Chinese society. The recent purge of significant companies and entertainment stars in mainland China are the best examples.
To this day, as long as this dictator regime wants to, they can disregard any morality and take away the Chinese people’s “rice bowl.”