82-year-old New Fourth Army soldier outwits forced demolition crew, seizes excavator to auction online
From Baidu Baike:
Liu Taixiang, 82-years-old, in 1943 was in the New Fourth Army at age 12, a member of the New Fourth Army’s “dare-to-die” squad, fought the Japanese, and later participated in the Huai-Hai Campaign. 2011 January 8th before daybreak, Liu Taixiang’s two-room home in Binhai County of Yancheng City in Jiangsu province was forcibly demolished, and the ill but former dare-to-die squad member of the New Fourth Army Liu Taixiang “came out to meet the enemy”. After sleeping overnight in a “seized” excavator, Liu Taixiang decided to auction off this “spoil of war” on the internet to compensate for his losses.
Comments from Mop:
Old man, now you must regret not listening to the Committee Chairman [Chiang Kai-shek], right?
These people should all be shot! Bullying one’s own revolutionary elders, the ones who had helped you conquer the country, like this! Much less the defenseless ordinary common people!
I originally wanted to say this is like attacking your own, but upon further consideration, the people these days are not the same group of people as before, so has the older generation already become the target of oppression?
We all want the best for the country~ but this country has too many beasts and too many moths~ If the only thing those who are officials do is embezzle, can this country become better~? Let us wait and see how long this so-called “socialist country” can toss and turn. Lamentable, deplorable.
Old man, looking at how run down that excavator is, I imagine it can only be sold at scrap-metal prices…which is probably about 200,000 [RMB].
Who told you to rebel back then? Chose the wrong side, now you must feel stupid, right?
I believe in Chairman Mao, but I don’t believe in the current Party.
Old man, I support you!
Without your past efforts, there would be no today.
The bastards nowadays, are they doing right by the rabble?
At the very least, even if you don’t do right by your own parents, where is the humanity, where is the justice?
The Heavenly Kingdom, let’s see how long you can last.
Stand up, all who don’t want to be slaves!
Comments from Tiexue:
So angry I’m having a hard time to calm down.
Bastard demolishers! Bastard developers (real estate)! Shoot them all. This kind of violation of a veteran’s rights and interests should be directly dealt with by a military tribunal. Arrest them all and send them to Shanxi to mine coal, or Greater Xing’anling to cut trees.
Burning with rage.
The former Soviet Union would arrest these human scum and send them to mine uranium…
Go, drive the excavator, and demolish his/their homes too.
Does the military not take care of old veterans like this?
Now that the home is demolished, those corrupt officials have more money to split amongst themselves again.
Beasts, treating an old revolutionary like this, do they still have any humanity? The country/government still doesn’t pay enough attention to those who have rendered a great service [to the country], and should provide even more care and concern.
Hurry and fucking arrange a place to live for the old hero. Bastard real estate developers!
[They] even dare to demolish the house of an old Japanese resistance hero. After fighting for the country with many other heroes, now they don’t even have a place of their own.
If the people who were faced with forced demolition were not an old New Fourth Army soldier but just a regular ordinary commoner [civilian], what would the result be…?
You demolition hooligans/hoodlums bullying the ordinary common people is one thing, but bullying old revolutionaries is going too far!
Recommend the old hero go find his former unit and publicize the matter amongst them. Let the unit’s descendants help resolve this matter. If that doesn’t work, then go find people to burn the new homes that will be built, and see if that bastard developer dares to continue the quarrel.
The world today only cares about money, about profit, so would they care if he was an old revolutionary? My grandfather was an old revolutionary too. He was in the hospital for treatment and wasn’t able to pay the bit of money he owed on time. They immediately stopped his medicine/treatment.
Even in the face of death, the old soldiers did not flinch, and after giving so much for the People’s Republic of China, now even their homes have been forcibly demolished. Demolishers, where are your consciences? Oh wait, to be accurate, you guys simply don’t have any humanity! In an age of peace, aren’t veterans our faith? A person without faith is just an empty shell!
United States Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it [...]
A nation without hope.
How can there be so many American running dogs and traitors? A son never thinks his mother is ugly, and a dog never thinks his home is poor, who said this? Are you all no better than dogs? Remember, this is your motherland! Love your motherland! Dogs do not think their homes are poor! Dogs don’t think their homes poor, do you understand?
Shameless. If they have the balls to demolish, then they should come out to admit it. Them hiding only shows that it was illegal. If it wasn’t illegal, what are they afraid of? People aren’t idiots. Always tormenting the people…as if China’s ordinary common people are all idiots.