BOSUM BUDDY WITH A CRUEL DESPOT!
In a court of law someone who knowingly assists a murderer in his horrible act is charged with “aiding and abetting” as an accomplice to the crime! Someone who knowingly aids and abets an individual, who perpetuates his murderous actions for 20 years, would certainly not go scot-free!
And yet, we have more than enough evidence to prove that our former Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau was being wined and dined - together with his fellow traveller Jacques Hebert - by communist butcher, Chairman Mao Zedong, while millions were starving to death in a forced-famine! And ironically, he became one of Mao’s staunchest supporters and PR man to the Western World!
We’ve heard rumors - ever since the early fifties - of Mao Zedong’s murderous purges, but now the truth is pouring out everywhere!
Even though Western demographers were given access to important records which confirmed the horrible famine and from between 40 to 80 million deaths by forced starvation, there has apparently been a conspiracy of various governments, and the media to protect our former Liberal Prime Minister and his good friend and hero, the murderous evil butcher, Mao Zedong!
Now, the facts are coming out fast and furiously!
A recent issue of Saturday Night carried an expose by Kenneth Whyte reporting on a new book (1996) by British Journalist Jasper Becker titled ‘Hungry Ghosts: China’s Secret Famine’, as well as several other researchers’ undiluted and factual discoveries!
In his article, Trudeau’s Great Leap, Whyte’s byline reads: ‘Why won’t our former P.M. face up to WHAT MAO REALLY DID in China’?
He writes, “BECKER LAYS OUT HOW THE GREAT LEAP, INTENDED TO MAKE CHINA ‘A HEAVEN ON EARTH’ TOOK A COUNTRY THAT WAS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CENTURIES UNIFIED, AT PEACE, AND PRODUCING SUFFICIENT FOOD, AND TRANSFORMED IT OVERNIGHT INTO ONE HUGE ATROCITY.
“To lay the groundwork for his rural collectivization scheme, Mao sent out gangs of thugs to round up landlord
s, real or suspected, and beat, hang or behead them, nail them to walls, freeze them to death, or bury them in pits with their heads exposed and waiting to be smashed. Peasants were torn off the land that had given them sustenance and herded into poorly organized communes where they practiced new farming techniques based on pseudo-science and wishful thinking. China’s agricultural system collapsed.
“Rather than admit the suffering he had inflicted on his own people, Mao relied on terror and violence to maintain his experiment. He accused peasants of hoarding grain - how else could he be falling short of his production targets! He sent officers to bully villagers into handing over their nonexistent stashes, campaigns that resulted in more beatings, torture, and deaths and helped bring China to a state of utter barbarism:
“Party records list still more grotesque methods of instilling fear and terror. The Party Secretary of Qisi commune in Gushi County, Jiang Xue Zhong, is said to have invented a method of boiling human flesh to turn it into fertilizer and was rumoured to have boiled more than a hundred children. Subsequent investigations revealed that he had boiled at least twenty corpses.”
Mao Zedong’s medical doctor Li Zhisui wrote in his memoirs, “Mao knew the peasants were dying by the millions. He did not care”.
‘While millions starved,
Trudeau wrote of Mao’s progress!’
Kenneth Whyte writes, “He did care, however, about appearances. Mao continued to export food amid the famine to save face internationally, and The People’s Daily ran debates on what should be done with grain surpluses.
Mao also invited susceptible Westerners such as Trudeau and Hebert to witness his “progress” and sing his praises abroad. Thus for twenty years one of the greatest crimes in history was little more than a rumour! It was also twenty years before China’s agricultural production was back to pre-Mao levels.
“If we look at Mao’s famine as a deliberate act of inhumanity”, writes Becker, “then his record can also be measured against that of Hitler and Stalin. Some 12 million died in the Nazi concentration camps and a further 30 million were killed during the Second World War. Stalin is thought to have allowed 20 million to die in the gulags and overall he is believed to have been responsible for between 30 and 40 million deaths”.
Becker accepts researcher Daniel Southerland’s estimate that Mao exceeded these numbers, that he was responsible for at least 40 million deaths, including the famine toll, and perhaps more than 80 million in total.
Writes Southerland: “One (Chinese) government document that has been internally circulated and seen by a former Communist Party official now at Princeton University says that 80 million died unnatural deaths - most of them in the famine following the Great Leap Forward”.
Kenneth Whyte writes, “Trudeau wasn’t an uppity student when he travelled to China in 1960. He was 41, an erudite lawyer and political writer of some note. He had given affairs in China full and deep consideration and had positioned himself as a booster of Mao and the Great Leap, seeking to legitimize them in the eyes of the world ...”
‘WHAT’S WORSE, TRUDEAU
IS STILL GETTING IT WRONG TODAY’
According to Whyte & Becker, in his memoirs (1993) Trudeau recounts his return to Beijing and meeting Mao in 1973. And in his 1995 book on foreign policy, ‘The Canadian Way’ co-authored by Ivan Head, the former Prime Minister does not even mention the famine or the horrible cost of Mao’s insane communist experiment!
Referring to the book ‘The Canadian Way’ Whyte writes, “The authors recount, even now with pride, how Trudeau stood in the Commons in 1973 to deplore those who won’t admit “the magnitude of one of the most significant revolutions in the history of the world and the extension of basic human amenities to hundreds of millions of persons to whom they had been denied for millennia”.
Where were Canada’s ‘Thought Police’ (Canadian Human Rights)? Are they not concerned about the lies P. M. Trudeau spread about Mao’s grotesque revolution?
Yet, they were unrelenting in their pursuit of a little known history school teacher called James Keegstra, who taught the ridiculous theory that there was no holocaust, in a small classroom in rural Alberta!
Who did the most harm: Trudeau or Keegstra? Keegstra affected a few dozen intelligent Alberta farm kids, most of whom had enough sense to reject his theories, while Trudeau infected millions of gullible Canadians with his ‘communist propaganda’, with no regards for the multiplied millions who died under the bloody hand of his Hero, the bloody murderer from Peking!
Kenneth Whyte brings out the fact that in Trudeau’s recent book ‘Against The Current’ there is “no acknowledgement of Mao’s tyranny or Trudeau’s error”.
“A preface lauds Trudeau and Hebert for their ‘combination of humour and attentive observation, deep understanding, and sharp critical judgment’.”
In conclusion Whyte writes, “Mao’s deeds, like Hitler’s, need to be properly acknowledged and memorialized, because of their exceptional evil, and because they are repeatable: ideological tyranny, the great killer in our bloodiest of centuries, is still alive in the world.
“Moreover, if we don’t come to terms with Mao, what are we saying to those who suffered under him? Is a failure to acknowledge that 30 million died really that different from, say, a refusal to acknowledge that 6 million died?”
Note: Kenneth Whyte is presently the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of McLean’s, Canada’s national News Magazine! M.S.