A “Dear Jon” Letter Jon Huntsman’s Canceled Visa
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龙信明 | Monday, October 29, 2012, 22:51 Beijing
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As many of you already know, a “Dear John” letter is a kiss-off, a way to tell someone, “I don’t love you anymore. I never want to see you again. Good-bye”. Or, “Get lost”.
You may not know that the salutation, or greeting, in a letter can have many forms. We can have “Dear John”, or “Dearest John”, or “My Dearest John”. Or, if we’re not very pleased with the person, we can have, “Huntsman!”. But, we’ll try to be polite here . . .
My dear, dear Jon.
I read with interest the content of your interview with Foreign Policy magazine, where you claimed you were going to China to make a speech, and the Chinese government cancelled your visa. And you asked (rhetorically): “Why?” “Why me?”
Then you answered your own question: “Because I talk too much about human rights and American values, and they know that.”
Gee, that’s tough. All you wanted was come to China in the fullness of your innocence and spread the Mormon gospel of “American values”, and they cut you off at the knees. Those Commies really suck, don’t they?
But then, I discovered a disclaimer – of something that must have slipped your mind, given the innocence and all – to the effect that your visa wasn’t cancelled after all. It seems only your speaking invitation was cancelled, and your visa wasn’t affected.
Then, the spokesman in your office, obviously unencumbered by the same innocence that seems to pervade your conciousness, stated, “The governor misspoke in the interview, citing a cancelled visa when he meant to say cancelled invitation.”
Jon, I’m sorry to tell you this, but the word “misspoke” means, in plain English, “He lied.” So you “meant to say” ‘cancelled invitation’ but instead said ‘cancelled visa’? It was just a slip of the tongue, right?
So your visa wasn’t cancelled because you ‘talk too much about American values’. In fact, it wasn’t cancelled at all.
And of course you had no idea of the wrong impression your ‘misspeaking’ would create, nor were you aware of it until immediately after the interview was published and it was too late to retract the comment and the wrong impression.
My strength is the strength of ten, because my heart is pure
But let’s return to your Christian innocence and your good will toward men. Jon, exactly which ‘American values’ would you ‘talk too much about’, if you were in China?
Maybe you would have talked too much about the God-given human right and American value of owning black slaves. And of how unfortunate it was that your civil war was won by the wrong side and the slaves had to be freed.
Perhaps it would be the value, praised by some of your greatest Presidents, of conducting a genocide on your native population. Given your deep Mormon Christian roots, would you “talk too much” to the Chinese about their exterminating 55 of their 56 native ethnic groups?
Would it be the value of operating the largest torture regime in the world’s recorded history, with torture prisons and prison ships all over the world? For sure, this is an “American value” that’s been well-established for more than 70 years now.
Or might it be the value of incarcerating 25% of your population? This is another American value that China doesn’t have. In fact, China has fewer prisoners than does the US, even with 5 times the population.
Perhaps you might have intended to discuss the entrenched American value of overthrowing governments and installing brutal dictatorships that you could control, for the purpose of generating huge profits for your multinational corporations who would then be free to pillage and plunder those nations. This again must be a well-established “American value” since your nation has done this almost 50 times during the past decades.
Perhaps you might have waxed eloquently about the American value of waging war, often undeclared, just for the fun of it. Wasn’t it Madeleine Albright, your former Secretary of State, who said, “What’s the point of having the world’s greatest military, if you can’t use it once in a while?”
For sure, this must be one of your great “American values”, since your nation has been at war with someone for more than 200 of the 235 years since its founding.
Or, perhaps you would have “talked too much” about the American value of permitting your banks to plunder your economy and eviscerate your middle class to the extent that fully 25% of your population are now living below the poverty line, regularly go hungry, and cannot survive without food stamps.
Perhaps you might have talked too much about the American value of having millions of your people living in tent cities or in their little cardboard boxes under the overpass.
But maybe there’s something else happening
Jon, I just had an idea. You claimed your speech invitation was rescinded “for political reasons”. Maybe that’s true, but maybe those political reasons didn’t include your speaking too much about American values. Maybe it was something else.
There is another ‘American value’ that you (and most Americans) seem to hold dear to your heart, which is your pathological practice of promoting sedition, insurrection, destabilisation and revolution, in any nation that won’t recognise you as master.
I watched with interest your TV interview where you were asked what the US “should” do about its relations with China. If I recall correctly, your response was that you would “reach out” to the 500 million Chinese internet users (and the 80 million bloggers. Note: the bloggers are actually 300 million), and “lead them towards change” that would ultimately “take China down”.
I watched you so breathlessly determined to tell the American people of your value of “taking China down”, that you persistently ignored the interviewer telling you he was out of time, and continued to tell us all how, if you were elected President, you would – for no good reason – take pride in destroying a nation that wasn’t even an enemy.
Has it occurred to you, innocent Mormon that you are, that China may not appreciate being “taken down”, and that they might have a good reason for having your speech cancelled? Or refusing a visa? Would that qualify as “a political reason” in your mind?
I also recall watching you at Wangfujing in Beijing, scuttling around like a rat – or at least a weasel – in your leather jacket, hiding behind your sunglasses, looking for evidence of the effectiveness of your handiwork in trying to promote a “Jasmine Revolution” in China.
Sadly, no such evidence was to be found, but when you were recognised and confronted by citizens with evidence of your part in that stillborn adventure, I watched you put your tail between your legs and run like a dog. Even a weasel would have had more class.
We still have the video. We’ll show it to you, the next time you return.
Let’s Return to the Letter
Since this is indeed a “Dear John” letter, we should close on this topic.
We didn’t love you before, and we sure don’t love you now. We never want to see you again. Good-bye.
Actually, Jon, just get lost.
Note Addendum. Here is an example of Mormon and other machinations in China that would never be tolerated here in the U.S. This is from the student bbs system at Tsinghua University where I have given lectures. the English language program was infiltrated by Mormons and a former teacher in the program alerted the students to what was going on. One of my former students was approached through the English program to try to convert him to Mormonism.
This was taken from the internal bbs system of one of the top universities of China in 2006 where significant changes were made after this message, from a former teacher of English left this message: From the bbs system at [deleted] University, China:
Hi! How are you? I hope you are doing well in school and feeling happy. I am back in New York now and miss all my students at [deleted] very much. But there is another reason that I am writing to you. There is something I must tell you. Something very wrong and dangerous is going on in the foreign languages department at [deleted] University. What is going on at [deleted] University? Almost all the other foreign teachers at [deleted] University are members of a cult. What is a cult? A cult is a type of religion that is illegal in China and most of the world. A cult is a very dangerous thing. Why are cults so dangerous? A cult tricks you into joining it and
then it slowly takes you away from your family, your friends, your career, your country, and your life.
Almost all the other American teachers in the foreign languages department at [deleted] are members of a cult called “Mormonism. They are not at [deleted] to teach you. They have come to [deleted] as secret missionaries and want to try and make you become Mormons too.
Why does [deleted] allow them to be here? [deleted] University doesn’t know that they are Mormons. They have found a corrupt person in the [deleted] department and have paid [this personj] a lot of money, and given [this person] many gifts, so that [this person] will lie to the department and tell them to hire Mormons to teach English at [deleted]. Why do the Mormons want to teach at [deleted]?
Mormons believe that they must brainwash every person in every nation into becoming one of them. Maybe this sounds impossible, but they are very rich and powerful and are now the fastest growing religion in the world. Their members take orders from one man, one voice who can command them what to do and what to think. Now they have their eyes upon China, and that is why they have come to [deleted]. As you know, [deleted] is the [one of the] most famous universities in China…many famous political leaders all went to [deleted]. The Mormons know that [many of] the future leaders of China will likely come from [deleted]. They believe that if they can make the students at [deleted] into Mormons, then their church will control over China. If they are so dangerous, why let them teach here? As I said, they have found a corrupt administrator in the department of [deleted], and they have paid [this person] so much money that [this person] is willing to betray [this person’s] people and nation. The [deleted] English Summer Camp is completely run by the Mormons and taught by the Mormons.
Starting next semester ALL of the English teachers at [deleted] University will be Mormons. What do they want to do to the students? They want to make you a Mormon. If you are a Mormon then you must obey the Mormon Church without question. You must give your money to the Mormon Church. If your families are not Mormons then you will be forced to leave your family and not see them again. If your friends are not Mormons then you will be forced to leave them and not see them again.
How do I protect myself? These are the words that they use: Mormon, Mormonism, L.D.S. (acronym for Later Day Saints), BYU (acronym for Brigham Young University, a Mormon recruitment center, not a real school). If any of the foreign teachers at [deleted] say they are Mormon, LDS, Latter Day Saints, or if they say they went to BYU or Brigham Young University then BEWARE. What is BYU or Brigham Young University? BYU or Brigham Young University is a school in the United States. But its real goal is as a recruitment and training center for Mormons. Many [deleted] students have been tricked into attending BYU.
They are told they can go to America and attend a famous school, and then they are trapped at BYU and brainwashed. Please be very careful. What can we do? The only thing you can do is to warn the other students so they know to protect themselves. A student who becomes a Mormon will soon be taken away from China and from their family and their lives. I love you all and it pains me that Americans are doing such terrible things in China. Not all Americans are like this. It is only a few, the ones we call Mormons. Please be careful of them and do not agree to become one of them.”
Freedom of religion is protected by the Constitution of China; but cult practices and intentions are not and for good reasons. Although some mainstream religions like Roman Catholicism have powerful cults like “Opus Dei” within them, mainstream religions can be differentiated from cults in that typically cults, unlike the mainstream religious denominations:
a) have closed and layered dogma with followers allowed to know true dogma and intentions of the cult only in stages according to how trusted the followers are;
b) covert, coercive and deceptive recruitment practices;
c) internal controls for monitoring and deterring exits of members;
d) various forms of
calculated covert and overt mind control and programming;
e) hegemonic intentions and intolerance for the very levels of diversity of thought and religious pluralism that they demand for themselves;
f) coerced isolation from family members and friends not in the cult;
g) covert rituals and practices and retribution against those who reveal them;
h) hidden agenda and ultimate objectives known only to trusted insiders; i) a charismatic and autocratic leader with absolute, unquestioned and unquestionable authority. An example of covert intentions from one of the “sacred texts” of the Mormons:
“You will see the constitution of the United States almost destroyed. It will hang like a thread…A terrible revolution will take place in the land of America…[T]he land will be left without a Supreme Government…[Mormonism] will have gathered strength, sending out Elders to gather the honest in heart…to stand by the Constitution of the United States…In these days…God will set up a Kingdom, never to be thrown down…[T]he whole of America will be made the Zion of God.” (Joseph Smith, May, 6, 1843, founder of Mormonism, quoted in “One Nation Under Gods: A History of the Mormon Church” by Richard Abanes, Four Walls Eight Windows Press, NY. 2002, p xvi)
“Listeners of KSL Radio’s “The Doug Wright Show” were surprised on November 9, 1999 when Wright’s guest, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch (a devout Mormon) quoted the infamous “White Horse” prophecy. The prediction by Mormonism’s founder, Joseph Smith, contains what has always been the Mormon American Dream–i.e. the transformation of the U.S. government into a Mormon-ruled theocracy divinely ordained ‘not only to direct the political affairs of the Mormon community, but eventually those of the United States and ultimately the world.” (Ibid.p.xvii)
This pattern continues today with many “mainstream” religious denominations and some cults as well, continue to offer educational exchanges and programs that act as fronts for economic, political, cultural, military and intelligence power projections from metropolitan centers of the Imperium to the targeted regions of the periphery.
Their names often change as they are exposed, but some like the Mormons, Scientology, the Unification Church under Moon Sun Myung, Falun Gong, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Lyndon LaRouche, wealthy, virulently anti-communist, ultra-conservative, pro-capitalist, and often heavily connected with or used by Western intelligence services, retain their parent organizational names and operate through fronts with “high-sounding” names, to conceal their true origins and intentions.
Some organizations like the Cult Awareness Network (CAN) have gone bankrupt and have been taken over by cults themselves (Scientology) but still give some useful lists of currently operating cults (their competitors) and others that have taken over what the Cult Awareness Network used to do before being taken over (International Cultic Studies Association or ICSA http://www.factnet.org/cris_org.htm).
These cults, along with “mainstream” religious denominations, mostly Protestant and Evangelical, are increasingly involved in teacher exchanges and “Teaching English Abroad” programs to nations hungry for mass education in English the lingua-franca of global politics, culture and economics; they not only raise money for their respective institutions, but act as spotters for local men and women to be recruited as local agents for them as well as to serve as agents for foreign intelligence services and commercial interests.
The exception to this pattern of practices was the British and U.S. systems of Indian Residential and Board Schools in the U.S. and Canada where they had a slogan that captured the two phases of genocide referred to by Lemkin: “Kill the Indian, Save the Man”. In these cases, “education” meant a direct, violent, overt and unapologetic assault on the “national patterns” of the Indigenous nations with only marginal or ersatz attempts to impose any “national pattern” or integrate Indigenous peoples into the dominant “national pattern” of the colonizing or imperial powers. See Churchill, Ward, “Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Residential Schools”, City Lights Press, San Francisco, CA, 2004.
In the context of China, Martin Jacques reports: “Until 1900 the idea of reform was virtually always articulated within a Confucian framework—with an insistence on the distinction between Chinese ‘essence’ and Western ‘method’ (or, in the famous phrase of Zhang Zidong (1837-1909) ‘Chinese learning for the essential principles,
Western learning for the practical applications.’) Jacques, Martin “When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order”, Penguin Press, N.Y. p.90; Among the foreign influenced uprisings in Chinese history, the Taiping Uprising (1850-64) that cost an estimated 20 to 40 million lives, was according to the historian Paul Cohen, guided by an ideology that was a ‘bizarre alchemy of evangelical Christianity, primitive communism, sexual Puritanism and Confucian utopianism’. (Quoted in Jacques, Martin, Ibid. p.87).