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·Wei Liu Memoir 1.94: Spread Our Two Uprising Views—Six Years Examinat
·刘蔚:天津大爆炸真相探讨1—唤醒国人之414
·Wei Liu Revolution 414: Seek the Truth of Tianjin Huge Explosion 1
·刘蔚:天津大爆炸多半就是核弹爆炸了
·Wei Liu Revolution 415: The Major Explosion in Tianjin Likely to Be Nu
·刘蔚:天津大爆炸象是精心策划的行动—天津大爆炸真相探讨3
·Wei Liu Revolution 416: The Massive Explosion in Tianjin Likely to Be
·刘蔚回忆录1.95:艰难学唱少先队队歌
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.95: Try Hard to Learn the Young Pioneer Song
·刘蔚:股市失守三千点大关,暴力救市完败了—唤醒国人之417
·Wei Liu Revolution 417: The Stock Market Lost the Deadline of 3000,
·刘蔚:四大引擎齐熄火,中国经济完蛋了—唤醒国人之418
·Wei Liu Revolution 418: Four Engines Dead, Economy in China Dead
·刘蔚:仍然认为天津大爆炸多半是核爆—唤醒国人之419
·Wei Liu Revolution 419: Tianjin Explosion Is Likely to Be Nuclear
·刘蔚:谈谈左轮手枪的使用—唤醒国人之420
·Wei Liu Revolution 420: How to Use a Revolver
·刘蔚:陈独秀1929年被开除了党籍-六年高考/刘蔚回忆录1.96
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.96: Chen Duxiu Is Dismissed from the Communist Party
·胡建国是九三阅兵的最大亮点
·Wei Liu Revolution 421: Rights-Seeking Individual of Shanghai Is the B
·刘蔚:九三阅兵显示中共军是纸老虎—唤醒国人之422
·Wei Liu Revolution 422: Military Parade in 2015 Show Communist
·刘蔚:民主人士,大法弟子最懂生活—唤醒国人之423
·Wei Liu Revolution 423: Democratic People, Falun Gong Believers Know L
·刘蔚:广西柳城起义了—唤醒国人之424
·Wei Liu Revolution 424: Uprising in Liucheng, Guangxi, China 2015
·刘蔚:害人最多的人成了中共党魁—六年高考1.97
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.97: The Ones Harming People Most Become the Communist
·刘蔚:研讨会“习近平的混乱棋局”非常好—唤醒国人之425
·Wei Liu Revolution 425: The Seminar on
·刘蔚:中共军39军800官兵起义了—唤醒国人之426
·Wei Liu Revolution 426: 800 Troops of the 39th Army Uprising
·刘蔚:习近平反腐有利于中国经济—唤醒国人之427
·Wei Liu Revolution 427: Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Beneficial For C
·刘蔚:民主信息比绿卡重要多了—唤醒国人之428
·Wei Liu Revolution 428—Democratic Information Is Much More Important
·刘蔚:大学生跑死了,应废除1000米跑的酷刑—唤醒国人之429
·Wei Liu Revolution 429: College Student Run to Death, Abolish the 1-Ki
·刘蔚:共军胜仗一靠强迫,二靠叛徒—唤醒国人之430
·Wei Liu Revolution 430: Communist Victory Relies on Slavery and Traito
·刘蔚回忆录1.98:有了土地,就能自己建房—六年高考
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.98: Once There Is Land, One Can Build One’s House
·刘蔚:阅读蔡陆军的《赶海》是我今年生活的一个亮点—唤醒国人之431
·Wei Liu Revolution 431: Reading “Chasing the Sea” Is an Achievement
·刘蔚:越战越军一个连全歼了中共军第448团—唤醒国人之432
·Wei Liu Revolution 432: One Vietnam Company Wiped Out One Communist Re
·刘蔚回忆录1.99:革命的宗旨就是绘画绣花,文质彬彬
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.99: The Purpose of Revolution Is for Painting and Gen
·刘蔚:真正的中华文化在海外—唤醒国人之433
·刘蔚:怀念民国:农民工做到了国军的兵团司令—唤醒国人之434
·Wei Liu Revolution 434: Miss People’s China before 1949: Peasant Work
·刘蔚回忆录1.100:我不敢对老师讲我为什么上学
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.100: I Dare Not Tell Teacher Why I Go to School
·刘蔚:裁军30万让中共军师长哭了—唤醒国人之435
·Wei Liu Revolution 435: Disarming 0.3 Million Troops Makes Communist D
·刘蔚:济南军区,兰州军区,成都军区官兵该请愿了—唤醒国人之436
·Wei Liu Revolution 436: Troops from Three Military Zones Should Protes
·刘蔚回忆录1.101:为自己学习成了普智高
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.101: Studying for Oneself Becomes Traitor
·热烈祝贺蔡英文高票当选为台湾总统—唤醒国人之437
·Wei Liu Revolution 437: Congratulations on Cai Yingwen Become Taiwan P
·刘蔚回忆录1.102:为革命学习才被放了—六年高考
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.102: Released Only After Study for Revolution
·刘蔚:改革与革命之争没有意义—唤醒国人之438
·Wei Liu Revolution 438: The Debate between Reform and Revolution is Me
·刘蔚:声援被判19年的张海涛—唤醒国人之439
·Wei Liu Revolution 439: Oral Support Zhang Haitao, Sentenced for 19 Ye
·劉蔚:致蔡英文及臺灣民眾的公開信—喚醒國人之440
·Wei Liu Revolution 440: Open Letter to Taiwan President Cai and Taiwan
·刘蔚:“一致通过”“为革命学习”—六年高考/刘蔚回忆录1.103
·Wei Liu Memoire 1.103: “Consensus” to “Study for Revolution”
·刘蔚:2015年中国十大万人和平革命—唤醒国人之441
·Wei Liu Revolution 441: Top 10 Protests in China in 2015
·刘蔚:中共国是腐败官员领导的,以专制制度为基础的
·Wei Liu/Blue Revolution 442: China, A Country Led by Corruptive Commun
·刘蔚:海外华人应告别习近平的文革前中国
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 443: Oversea Chinese Should Stay Away F
·刘蔚回忆录1.104:只有民主人士才爱国
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.104: Only Democratic People Love A Country
·刘蔚:为海外中餐馆说句公道话—唤醒国人/白开水革命之444
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 444: Speak Fairly for Oversea Chinese R
·刘蔚回忆录1.105:在专制中国,我没有任何技能
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.105: I Have No Skills in Communist China
·刘蔚回忆录:79越战全镜头—六年高考1.106
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.106: An Overview on 1979 Vietnam War
·刘蔚:声援北风/温云超—唤醒国人/白开水革命之445
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 445: Support for Bei Feng/Wen Yuncao
·刘蔚回忆录1.107:高平战役:越军1个师对中共军7个师
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.107: Gaoping Battle: 1 Vietnamese Division vs 7 Chine
·刘蔚回忆录1.108:79越战高平战役:许世友指挥的7个师惨败了
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.108: 79 Vietnam War, Gaoping Battle: 7 Chinese Commun
·刘蔚回忆录109:高平战役:越军1个师打得许世友11个师失去了战力
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.109: Gaoping Battle: 1 Vietnam Division Makes 11 Chi
·刘蔚回忆录110:高平战役:许世友指挥的11个师彻底失败了
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.110: Gaoping Battle: 11 Chinese Communist Divisions G
·刘蔚回忆录1.111:凉山战役:中共军七个师损失惨重
· Wei Liu Memoir 1.111: Liangshan Battle: 7 Chinese Communist Divisions
·刘蔚:硕士员工雷洋在中共警察手中死了—唤醒国人/白开水革命之446
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Wei Liu: My Life in China 1.4: What’s the Point of Being Strong?


   
   Wei Liu: My Life in China 1.4: What’s the Point of Being Strong?
   
   Wei Liu May 2013

   
   One day I lie in bed and my Mom comes in and says to me, “Old Wei Wei, you must listen to me. An 8-year-old child just got killed.” My home is at Lianglukou, Urban District, Chongqing, China. Those years are 1973 and 1974.
   
   “Then what did he do?” I ask.
   
   “I don’t know much either,” my Mom pauses a while and then says.
   
   I’m frightened. What bad things can a 8-year-old child do? Kill somebody? Burn down a building? I cannot imagine it. What I imagine most is he walking unsteady. I still believe in my Mom. Every day the broadcasting announces more anti-revolutionary enemy have been caught by the revolutionary people and get shot by gun. Every day is a victory. I don’t know why, but I feel there is something formidable in those laudatory words. I’m not too scared for I’m 4 years old any way. Nobody notices me. My Mom says so to me in the dark room, with the dark green curtain covering the window, nobody is around. Then she leaves.
   
   “hua—hua—hua—,” the sound of mixing the mahjong pieces by hand drags my thought back to the mahjong table. Yes, playing mahjong is much more pleasant than doing the class struggle. Now I feel I have some appetite. I take a candy out of my pocket, remove its paper cover and put it into my mouth. The candies in my pocket will be reduced by one for every one I eat. I have brought 7 or 8 candies with me every time I go out at night, but I do not eat them all. My Mom and Dad often do not replenish the candy jar in the flat closet in time. They never play mahjong. They must feel it is time wasting. What are they doing now? They must be reading books by the desk lamp. I don’t know why they like studying so much. Can that bring more candies? Can that bring more food? Can that bring more happiness? I don’t see it. But as adults, they may have some reason beyond my comprehension.
   
   “hua—hua—hua—,” another game of Mahjong is over. The one sitting opposite to Lady Wang wins. I don’t know what is regarded as winning. I just like standing there, watching them playing, and eating my candies now and then.
   
   When it is 9:00 pm, my Mom comes and brings me back home. I put the candies I didn’t touch back to the candy jar in the flat closet. Lying in the bed, I see my back of my Dad sitting by the 9-drawer desk, reading. He calls it that way for it has 9 drawers. The yellow beams of the desk lamp circumscribe his studying figure. He’s in a blue shirt with 4 pockets, 2 on the chest and 2 on the waist. Now his back faces me, not his front. I fear to see his front, which often assumes fierce. He seems to have absorbed by some complicated medical problem and is unlikely to strike me. There is no sound in the room. My Mom must be in the room too. Usually she does not go to other people’s home to have a chat, though we are surrounded by the neighbors. I like my Mom to be at home.
   
   “Mom, come—” I call.
   
   “Yes, Wei, wei. Mom is here,” my mom comes to my bedside. I guess she comes from the space right behind my bed board, where she may read a book by the round table, our dinner table. She sits beside my bed and I lie beside her, cozy, lovely. When I close my eye, I can fall asleep and forget about the world, but she cannot. She hasn’t lied on the bed yet.
   
   Hold a hand of my mom, I say, “Mom, before I sleep, can you tell me a story?”
   
   “OK. Once upon a time, there is a wolf and a beautiful girl called ‘Little Red Hat’. One day Little Red Hat goes to see her grandma……”
   
   “No, mommy, you have told me that story the day before yesterday. Can you tell me a new one?”
   
   “How can I tell you new story every day?” my Mom replies.
   
   “Mommy—“
   
   “Wei, sleep well.”
   
   I know my Mom is not going to tell me a new story today. Alas, so disappointing. I need new stories. Otherwise, what pleasure can I have in my life?
   
   The yellow beams of the desk lamp circumscribing my Dad’s big stature enter my eye. I narrow my eyes and see the yellow beams, interesting. In my scope, it looks different from usual times. I relax my eye and the yellow beams disappear, only the yellow light. I narrow my eye again and see the yellow beams again, interesting. After quite a while, I close my eye.
   
   “Hua—hua—hua—,” I get awakened by the sound. Lady Wang and the other three people are still playing mahjong downstairs. I look at the clock on the flat closet, 11:30 pm.
   
   “Let’s play the last circle.”
   
   That is Lady Wang’s voice from downstairs. Playing one circle means each of the four players opens a game, which will be 4 games. They started off playing right after the supper, which is about 6:30 pm. They have been playing Mahjong for 5 hours. They must feel it lots of fun. I truly feel Mahjong is a great activity of people. It does not cause people to hurt each other, to compete for material/wealth, or to spend a penny, and it brings so much happiness to people. All people in China should play Mahjong instead of hurting or competing each other. The yellow light still enters my eye, circumscribing the big stature of my Dad. He is still reading. Does he feel fun? I don’t know, maybe. My Mom is not in bed yet. I fall asleep.
   
   My life when I’m 3 or 4 is like that. If I can one day pass peacefully, and can watch people playing mahjong, life is so good to me. My Mom does not tell stories to me and does not protect me when my Dad strikes me. She seldom buys toys to me and seldom talks to me either. I feel both she and my Dad like reading books, like to be strong. I don’t know what goodness being strong can bring to people. What’s the point of being strong? Defeat other people? Are other people bad people? I don’t believe most people are bad people. If being strong is to defeat others and most of whom are good people, then being strong is just to hurt people. The broadcasting always eulogizes the strong people, the strong army, the strong nation. I see no goodness of its promoting the struggle and hurt among people. It looks that in the future people around and I will be victimized. My Dad and Mom want me to listen to them, listen to them, listen to them. I don’t know what on earth they want me to do? Do the home chore? No, they don’t require that. Want me to be quiet? I’m not always noisy. I don’t know.
   
   The end of “My Life in China 1.4: What’s the Point of Being Strong?”
   
   From Birth to the Graduation of Elementary School of My Life in China to be continued.
   
   U. S. Government Should Step Away from People’s Family Life,
   Legal Involvement in Education and Medical Issue
   
   I also want to write something to benefit the United States. I have thought of this a long time. In the 2010s, the United States suffers 1 trillion dollars of debts every year. Counting its population of about 300 million, every person from infant to over 100-year-old suffers $3,300 of debts every year on average. I try to make this short. In order for this country to survive, we must cut out all those programs not wanted by most people and the according personnel and budget. As I observe, there are 3 areas that the government should step away completely to save the budget.
   
   1. People’s family life. A pastor says, “You don’t know how selfish a person can be until
   you enter a relationship called marriage.” I don’t think most people want the government to step in to define marriage, to define divorce, to define happiness. Different people’s understanding of these things may be quite different. A child should live with each parent equal time if divorce and no child support should involve. Some state even orders the richer parent to pay the poorer parent, saying to erase the disparity of families. What are they doing? Many people like travel, but what is the longest distance in the world? That is the distance between people’s heart. It is a golden chance for a child to live with different environment especially in different economic levels. That way he can understand the world much better than one who lives in a single environment. On the one hand, no one should make a child’s life hard on purpose; on the other hand, I disagree of making the first 18 years of a person completely free of hardship. Without any hardship, how can a person grow up? The government involvement in people’s family life is disastrous. The current economy is not done by a few people, but by the whole one or two generations raised as children in the past. The current kids get way too much money. Every one moves on vehicles, and every one has cell phone. Smoke, drink and drug are the serious problems among the kids. And most of the 15-year-old students, as I see, don’t like walking and don’t cook either.

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