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See also John Derbyshire: Biden Rewrites History In Tulsa

Monday and Tuesday marked the centenary of the 1921 race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, above. Thursday and Friday saw the 32nd anniversary of the Chinese reform movement’s crushing in Peking’s Tiananmen Square.

When it comes to rewriting history our báizuŏ, our Tutsi ruling class of self-hating whites, do their best, but they are no match for the ChiComs.

Thursday-Friday this week marked the 32nd anniversary of the killings in Peking’s Tiananmen Square, when the ChiComs crushed the reform movement that had roiled China for several weeks prior. The death toll there is unknown and unknowable; plausible estimates are in the high hundreds.

It’s been largely forgotten now how widespread was the desire for reform in China back then. It wasn’t just a few young malcontents that were fed up with corruption and lack of freedom; there was institutional support for reform in the party, and even in the army.

Zhào Zĭyáng, who was the General Secretary of the Communist Party, took the side of the reformers. Xú Qínxiān, the general commanding the 38th Group Army that defended Peking, when he was ordered to mobilize against the protestors, refused.

They both suffered for their integrity. Zhào spent the rest of his life under house arrest in Peking. He died in 2005. General Xú got five years in jail and a permanent ban from Peking. He died in January this year, unrepentant. Quote from him: “I’d rather lose my head than be a criminal in the eyes of history.”

Most to the point, they have both been thoroughly unpersoned — or, as we say nowadays, canceled. Among educated Chinese people under the age of thirty, I doubt if one in five recognizes the name Zhào Zĭyáng; for General Xú Qínxiān, it would be more like one in a hundred.

And the crushing of the reform movement on June 3rd-4th, 1989 has been completely memory-holed. Young Chinese people, even quite well-educated ones, know nothing about it.

Chris Chappell over at the China Uncensored vlog on YouTube had some fun with this on Wednesday.

You need to know that the Chinese Communist Party is coming up to a huge celebration on July 1st to commemorate its founding a hundred years ago. There have been all sorts of media events in the run-up to July 1st. Chris describes one of them.

Clip: Here’s a poster series of key events during the party’s 100-year path to glory. They’re doing one poster for each year since 1921.

Like: In 1987 the poster is about the 13th National Congress. In 1988 it’s about the establishment of the Hainan Special Economic Zone. And in 1990, it’s about the opening of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Well, that’s odd. The posters go from 1988 straight to 1990; there’s no poster for 1989. I guess nothing important happened in China in 1989.

Now that’s real, professional-level rewriting of history. Poor old Joe Biden just looks like a bumbling amateur by comparison.


Can’t we do better? After all, the Biden administration, just like the ChiComs, draws inspiration from Marxism. At any rate the flying of Black Lives Matter banners by our embassies abroad, as reported by Radio Derb last week, was fully approved, perhaps actually ordered by Biden’s State Department; and the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, as I also reported last week, describes herself as a Marxist.

I’d be highly surprised if there were not other self-described Marxists in, or actively adjacent to, the Biden administration.

If rewriting history is, at it seems to be, a Marxist thing, how come China’s Marxists are so much better at it than our Marxists? If the ChiComs can so thoroughly memory-hole the Chinese people killed by their own army in June of 1989, why can’t Biden’s people memory-hole those white people killed by blacks in the Tulsa riot 68 years earlier?

My fellow Americans, we face a memory-hole gap …

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
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  1. Oh Please,

    All I have ever seen in the way of HARD evidence is a single picture … a tank & a lone bloke walking a bike carrying a poly bag.

    You can do better than this. Raise your game.

    Meanwhile in Gaza & the occupied West Bank, parts of occupied Syria et al ….

  2. mijj says:

    i trust China’s perspective more than i trust the gutless serial-liars mass-murder and looting supporting Western MSM.

    Have they found the Iraq WMD yet?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  3. Ron Unz says:

    From my April 2020 article:

    Consider, for example, the Tiananmen Square Massacre, which every June 4th still evokes an annual wave of harsh condemnations in the news and opinion pages of our leading national newspapers. I had never originally doubted those facts, but a year or two ago I happened to come across a short article by journalist Jay Matthews entitled “The Myth of Tiananmen” that completely upended that apparent reality.

    According to Matthews the infamous massacre had likely never happened, but was merely a media artifact produced by confused Western reporters and dishonest propaganda, a mistaken belief that had quickly become embedded in our standard media storyline, endlessly repeated by so many ignorant journalists that they all eventually believed it to be true. Instead, as near as could be determined, the protesting students had all left Tiananmen Square peacefully, just as the Chinese government had always maintained. Indeed, leading newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post had occasionally acknowledged these facts over the years, but usually buried those scanty admissions so deep in their stories that few had ever noticed. Meanwhile, the bulk of the mainstream media had fallen for an apparent hoax.

    Matthews himself had been the Beijing Bureau Chief of the Washington Post, personally covering the protests at the time, and his article appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, our most prestigious venue for media criticism. This authoritative analysis containing such explosive conclusions was first published in 1998, and I find it difficult to believe that many reporters or editors covering China have remained ignorant of this information, yet the impact has been absolutely nil. For over twenty years virtually every mainstream media account I have read has continued to promote the Tiananmen Square Massacre Hoax, usually implicitly but sometimes explicitly.

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  4. @Ron Unz

    That’s the first thing that came to my mind.

    I may be too eager to believe that our government and media will go to any lengths to create an opportunistic narrative, and I don’t fool myself into thinking that China is dedicated to truth and transparency themselves. But still… there’s not a lot of solid evidence to back up the official version. All we really have are a handful of people whose anecdotal reports could certainly be ‘usefully cultivated.’

  5. antibeast says:

    I have long ago discovered that much of the Western ‘Fake News’ Media distorts reality to suit its ideological agenda. Even Westerners agree with this assessment as they gravitate to alternative media outlets to discover the truth about the world.

  6. @Ron Unz

    The Wikipedia article relied upon by Mr. Derbyshire makes no mention of the 1998 CJR article.

    Perhaps he will refute it.

  7. The “Derb” needs to rewrite himself.
    Such emptyheaded bigotry!

  8. One can immediately see that you are a racist Sinophobe by your arrogant use of the Orientalist ‘Peking’ instead of Beijing. The rest is pig ignorant racist hate-mongering-it’s all the rage.

  9. An interesting thread.

    Mr. Derbyshire and the other increasingly stale ChinaDidIots here — who wittingly or not carry Uncle Sam’s water — find fewer and fewer takers among commenting readers.

    • Agree: Franz
  10. Can’t we do better?… My fellow Americans, we face a memory-hole gap …

    We can try. Let’s look a another forgotten aspect of the protests: they actually started in Nanking* in December of 1988, and the “democracy” part was almost an afterthought. The students’ original grievances focused on… rather more primal issues:

    On December 24, 1988 two male African students were entering their campus at Hohai University in Nanjing with two Chinese women. The occasion was a Christmas Eve party. A quarrel between one of the Africans and a Chinese security guard, who had suspected that the women the African students tried to bring into the campus were prostitutes and refused their entry, led to a brawl between the African and Chinese students on the campus which lasted till the morning, leaving 13 students injured.

    300 Chinese students, spurred by false rumors that a Chinese man had been killed by the Africans, broke into and set about destroying the Africans’ dormitories, shouting slogans.[2] Part of the destruction involved setting fire to the Africans’ dormitory and locking them in. The President of the University had to order the fire department to take action….

    The Nanjing protests were groundbreaking dissidence for China and went from solely expressing concern about alleged improprieties by African men to increasingly calling for democracy or human rights.[4] They were paralleled by burgeoning demonstrations in other cities during the period between the Nanjing and the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, with some elements of the original protests that started in Nanjing still evident in Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, such as banners proclaiming “Stop Taking Advantage of Chinese Women” even though the vast majority of African students had left the country by that point.

    Now we can see the real problem a little more clearly — anti-Blackness. The commies were simply trying to teach the rioters to be a little more tolerant; but the students were too “r****t”, “xenophobic,” and even “Afrophobic” to appreciate their well-meaning educational efforts. But there’s more to it than that. On closer examination, it’s now clear that the root cause of this insurgency was a bad case of “White adjacency”. These educational institutions may have appeared to be Chinese externally, but from the standpoint of the lived experience of the victimized Afro-Chinese immigrants, they were in fact founded upon White Supremacy. Failure to adequately interrogate the structures of systemic r****m led to a residual toxic institutional whiteness, which caused ongoing conflict that made the riots inevitable. The students’ perceived proximity to Whiteness caused their anti-Blackness.

    Diversity was their greatest strength; yet they chose weakness [in a completely non-ableist, wholly-metaphorical sense, of course]. Let this be a lesson to us all. This entire tragedy could have easily been averted by more effective anti-r****t education, utilizing a diverse group of instructors to thoroughly decolonize their educational system.

    *Trigger for yet more histrionic, incoherent blabbering from the Jumblebrain.

  11. What about the allegation that the Tianenmen student protests were kicked off by protests against the presence of African students?

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