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Ding Zilin, the mother of a Tienanmen massacre victim, part of the Tienanmen Mothers for Justice Lobby Group criticised the Beijing appointed, un-democratically mandated, non-elected Rita Fan for her publically stated opinions regarding the Human rights violations in China & the events surrounding the Massacre on 4th June 1989 (commonly abbreviated to ‘ 64 in chinese). Fan stated that the incident was an “unfortunate accident”.
Ding’s open response to Fan: “This is a cold hearted distortion of reality. It hurts the feelings of those who lost their children at 64. It insults the very spirit of those who gave their lives, jut by asking for freedom. Please apologise to all the mothers whose hearts you tore out with your callous remarks. Fan’s statement was so lacking in compassion, I would like to ask her how she arrived at such a conclusion, given she has no qualification to pronounce such a historic conclusion on the incident of 64.”
Fan retorted by stating that she had a right to free speech and though she respected Ding’s right to an alternative “reading” of the situation due to the bias Ding must feel from the loss of her child, as far as her personal position of 64 was concerned, she did not change her opinions.
On being further questioned by Hong Kong’s media, Fan qualified her opinion by stating that at the time of the incident she was overseas and all she could rely on were international media, so she had no way of really knowing what happened. As for the apologies requested by Ding & other Mothers of Tienanmen, Fan felt that she did not have to apologise for expressing her personal opinions and that she did not see how her words could insult Ding. Therefore she did no see any reason to apologise or respond to Ding.
****Translator’s Observation (Cecilia): This is a very common style of Communist rhetoric being used by Fan in Hong kong Media to aggressively silence dissent of those who had been villified or victimised by the communist dictatorship. From over 10 yrs of active lobbying for human rights from Hong kong, I can personally say that Fan is just another communist sheeple, reciting the same rhetorics as I have heard from many many communist sheeples, whether eastern or western. She was merely following partyline as far as being cold-blooded, lacking in human compassion, defiant of any logic and in fact, all that she had succeeded in doing in Hong kong is to display her “collaborator” position with the dictatorship…which in some circles may earn her a bureacratic advancement, should she decide to immigrate to Mainland China! But in Hong kong, statements such as these, destroy her credibility as a political figure and brings with it “the silent resistence of the silent but extremely stable, powerful & influential majority”. For that reason, Fan “qualifies” her statement while engaging in further “double speak”.
It is difficult for me as an individual and as a modern chinese woman to really respect a Collaborator willing to do what is essentially the chinese equivalent of “denying the existence of the Holocaust” in such an insulting & callous way. The communist villifications tactics are always so low-brow and crude, designed to emotionally distort the facts while yelping like mindless brain-dead children! But it is very insulting to the parents who had to bury their own children because of blood on the hands of the Regime. We have an expression for this: ” The Grey hair-ed sending off the Black hair-ed”….Parents having to bury their own young! This is considered one of the worst tragedy in the chinese culture!
Rita Fan is in my opinion, and may I quote her own words ” in the course of me exercising MY free speech” as Cecilia.W.Yu , 余詠詩 just another “Red communist angry Sk8nk being opportunistic at the expense & feelings of others in the hope of advancing her own career.” Given this is my own opinion and I do not anticipate and cannot imagine why Fan would be upset about what I just said, I see no reason not to say this publicly and distribute her story to over 20 million viewers on the internet! Afterall….I was overseas at the time and I have no way of discerning the facts based on international media…therefore I can only respond to Rita in the same way as she had responded to others. It is an “unfortunate accident” that I happened to call Rita a Red Sk8nk and I do not see the need to apologise for it! hahahahahhahhahha. 🙂 P.S I respect Rita Fan’s right to be a Red Sk8nk…and no doubt her opinions are bolstered by her personal bias as a Red sk8nk, but I too, as a non-sk8nk exercising my right to “free speech” may wish to call “a spade a spade”…..and a “red sk8nk …a Scarlet Harlot”! lol.
*I deliberate write the word RED SKANK as Red Sk8nk because it has a visual connotation in cantonese that is really much more rude than the english slag word for “Skank”! But sometimes A skank by any other name is just……:)
But SERIOULSLY, Jokes aside, Please support Tienanmen Mothers for Justice: They are speaking the truth! Use your conscience! Don’t shut your heart or your humanity to the human rights violation in order to support or romanticise the horror that was the Tienanmen Massacre! As human beings we can’t go backwards and sink down to the lowest-common-denominator level and wallow around with mud & trash! Use your conscience!
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The authorities should allow full public debate about the events on 3-4 June 1989. This is an important step towards securing justice for the victims of the crackdown and their families. The Chinese authorities should release those imprisoned in connection with the 1989 protests, carry out a full, independent and impartial investigation into the crackdown with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice and compensate the victims or their families.
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