Blood Letters

Blood Letters

The Untold Story of Lin Zhao, A Martyr in Mao's China

Book - 2018
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"The staggering story of the most important Chinese political dissident of the Mao era, a devout Christian who was imprisoned, tortured, and executed by the regime"--
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781541644236
Branch Call Number: 270.0951 L7359L
Characteristics: vii, 331 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm


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Dec 08, 2019

*********************** 50 STARRED Review *******************
" . . . . compared to the tyrannical rule of the Chinese Communists, Hitler's fascism is almost nothing!" - - - - - Lin Zhao
Executed in 1968 after an incredibly brutal imprisonment of ten years, the Shanghai High People's Court posthumously revoked Lin Zhao's death sentence and declared her innocent in 1981. Her writings while imprisoned, using her own blood as the ink, were returned to her family the next year.
This is a very tough read about a modern martyr for human liberty. The Maoist revisionists wish us to believe Mao was just a good old bubba who brought his country together - - ignoring the long string of continuous purges resulting in 70 million deaths of Chinese, Tibetans, Mongolians and others. [Mao's financed and trained psycho in Cambodia, Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge, were responsible for untold numbers of monstrous mass murders!]
And what happened in 1968 continues today!
[No two humans were ever more similar than Stalin and Mao, and today the present emperor, Xi Jinping, is yet another Stalinist.]
Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace laureate and unfortunately another modern martyr of human liberty, referred to Lin Zhao as ". . . . the only voice of freedom left for contemporary China."

"Searching for Lin Zhao's Soul"
[Random thoughts: Today a report from the BBC on the Hong Kong protests featured several breathlessly gushing twits [most definitely not real reporters] telling us that they {meaning the Hong Kong protesters} believe this and they believe that - - with the BBC carefully filtering out the Real News: namely that the protests began with the kidnappings of Hong Kong booksellers, publishers and reporters back to Beijing for imprisonment and torture. Nor did the BBC report on the recent violent attacks on Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators and lawmakers, nor the bombings of several wealthy Hong Kongers who support the protests. Evidently the BBC is only capable of hiring breathlessly gushing twits who cannot report the news?!]


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