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power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Monday, September 10, 2012

Censorship - This story never happened

Communist Party Chinese Corruption
The 23 year old son of a Communist official was in an accident while driving a $700,000 car.

A 1984 Orwellian Nightmare  -  Chinese Communists "cleanse" the Internet of any reporting of corruption
  • Within hours photos of the accident with the ultra-expensive car that were posted by microbloggers were removed by Communist Party censors.  It is as if the event never happened.
  • Censors blocked Internet users from searching for the words "Ferrari", "car sex" or "car crash."
  • Government Internet Control  -  Coming soon to a nation near you. 

George Orwell would be so very proud that the Communist Party of China has read 1984. . . . and put the book's story line into practical everyday use.

The high-speed road death of a playboy son of a high-ranking Chinese government official has caused another rare scandal in China’s ruling Communist Party just weeks ahead of its once-in-a-decade leadership transition.
Ling Gu, 23 - the son of Ling Jihua, who ranks fourth in the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee - was killed when he lost control of his black Ferrari 458 Spider on Beijing's North Fourth Ring Road in the early hours of March 18 reports the UK Daily Mail.
The crash was, however, kept secret by the government because the victim’s father is an ally and close aide of outgoing President Hu Jintao.
Ling Gu's father Ling Jihua, ranks fourth
in the Politburo Standing Committee, the
leadership of the Communist Party.

Photos of the wreckage circulated online and for months many Chinese speculated that the trio were playing sex games, causing the car to spin out of control.
Some reports claim Ling Gu was also found naked and that the name on his death certificate was changed to conceal his identity.
But the government’s attempt at a cover-up appeared to have failed after Ling Jihua, who is responsible for leadership security, was suddenly removed from his post earlier this week.
China's government censors have been deleting all online microblog posts mentioning the car crash and blocking searches of the words 'Ferrari', 'Little Ling' and 'Prince Ling'. 

Details of the tragedy remain shrouded in mystery but the controversy has triggered more anger among China’s middle classes.

The accident is seen as the latest example of wild and excessive behaviour by the 'second-generation rich' – the privileged offspring and relatives of government officials who exist in world of nepotism and luxury inaccessible to most of the population.
Many are questioning how Ling Gu, who graduated from a top university last year, and other children of officials – who earn just £6000 a year from their government jobs - are able to afford a marquee sports cars worth nearly £500,000.

His death has once more thrown the spotlight on widespread government corruption which affects all levels the Communist Party, including key ministries and state-run businesses.
(UK Daily Mail)

Hidden Corruption in China's Communist Regime
Members of the Communist party in China are given a number of hidden benefits. But all of them come at the expense of the Chinese people.

A Chinese "Ministry of Truth" says this accident never happened.
"Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct; nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary."
  - George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 3


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