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·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 456: Either $1000 a Month in the United
·刘蔚:找个美国公民留在美国完全可行
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 457: It Is All Right to Find a U. S. Ci
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·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 458: Good Chinese Society Is Outside Ch
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·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 459: Chinese’s Real Homeland Is Overse
·刘蔚:中国人要么革命,要么出国—唤醒国人/白开水革命之460
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 460: Chinese Either Overthrow the Commu
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·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 461: What Communist Do Is Marxism, Not
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·Wei Liu Memoir 1.116: 79 Vietnam War: Chinese Communist Is Guilty, Vie
·刘蔚:换单位换家庭都不如换国家—唤醒国人/白开水革命之462
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 462: Job Change, Family Change Cannot C
·刘蔚:海归与文革同样荒谬—唤醒国人/白开水革命之463
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 463: Returning to Communist China Is Ab
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·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 464: Whoever Cannot Stay in the United
·刘蔚:海归就是自取灭亡—唤醒国人/白开水革命之465
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 465: Chinese Returning to Communist Chi
·刘蔚:海归已死,独木桥派已败—唤醒国人/白开水革命之466
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 466: Oversea Returners and Using Profes
·刘蔚:留学生陷入了进退两难的严重困境—唤醒国人/白开水革命之467
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 467: Oversea Students Are in Serious Di
·刘蔚:来了美国,要嫁就嫁美国人/公民—唤醒国人/白开水革命之468
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 468: Coming to America, then Live with
·刘蔚:来美后就是成为美国公民的人生总决战—唤醒国人/白开水革命之469
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 469: Becoming U. S. Citizen—Decisive L
·刘蔚:最坏莫过官员,最傻莫过海归—唤醒国人/白开水革命之470
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 470: Communist Official Evilest; Overse
·刘蔚:成为美国公民才是真业绩—唤醒国人/白开水革命之471
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 471: Becoming U. S. Citizen Is Real Ach
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·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 472: Acclaim! Peasants in Four Province
·刘蔚:参与民主活动,百分之百成为美国公民—唤醒国人/白开水革命之473
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 473: Participating in Democracy, Becomi
·刘蔚:我刘蔚就不承认“一个中国”原则—唤醒国人/白开水革命之474
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 474: I, Wei Liu, Do Not Acknowledge “O
·刘蔚回忆录1.117:我被评上了“三好学生”
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.117: I’m Selected to be the Moral-Wisdom-Health Good
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·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 475: Returning to Communist China Is Mo
·刘蔚:三分之二强的海归后悔了—唤醒国人/白开水革命之476
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 476: Over Two-Thirds Oversea Returners
·刘蔚:热烈祝贺刘蔚从事民主十年了—唤醒国人/白开水革命之477
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 477: Congratulations on Wei Liu Worked
·刘蔚:普通百姓2017年新年文告—唤醒国人/白开水革命之478
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 478: Common People 2017 New Year Words
·刘蔚:百万留学生不懂如何留在美国—唤醒国人/白开水革命之479
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 479: 1 Million Chinese Students Do Not
·刘蔚:国家,国家,先有国,才有家—唤醒国人/白开水革命之480
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 480: Only in a Good Country Can A Famil
·刘蔚:欢呼!中共国土局长起义了!—唤醒国人/白开水革命之481
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 481: Acclaim! Communist Director of Lan
·刘蔚:共产党对富人从网开一面到一网打尽—唤醒国人/白开水革命之482
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 482: Communist Party Does Not Let Rich
·刘蔚:海归等于把点球踢飞,丢人—唤醒国人/白开水革命之483
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 483: Returning to Communist China Is Li
·刘蔚:宣布成立民主政府是起义关键一步—唤醒国人/白开水革命之484
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 484: Declaring of Democratic Government
·刘蔚回忆录1.118:我把“三好学生奖状”钉上了墙
·Wei Liu Memoir 1.118: I Nail the “Good Student Certificate” on the W
·刘蔚: 要留在美国只能走移民的道路—唤醒国人/白开水革命之485
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 485: To Stay in the United States, One
·刘蔚: 华人问候语,“你是美国公民吗?”—唤醒国人/白开水革命之486
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 486: The Greetings Between Chinese Shou
·刘蔚: 2000年起,人生就是选择题—唤醒国人/白开水革命之487
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 487: Since 2000, Life Is Multiple Choic
·刘蔚: 不能留在美国的人就是愚蠢—唤醒国人/白开水革命之488
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 488: Those Who Failed to Stay in the Un
·刘蔚: 就个人而言,美国国籍就是比什么都大—唤醒国人/白开水革命之489
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 489: To Individual, U. S. Citizenship I
·刘蔚: 来美华人如何/怎样留在美国?—唤醒国人/白开水革命之490
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 490: How Can Chinese Stay in the United
·刘蔚: 文革,海归实质:多数人是傻瓜—唤醒国人/白开水革命之491
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 491: The Essence of Cultural Revolution
·刘蔚: 中共国的富人们,快跑吧—唤醒国人/白开水革命之492
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 492: Rich People Should Run Away from C
·刘蔚: 普通百姓望郭文贵停止攻击博讯—唤醒国人/白开水革命之493
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 493: Common People Want Guo Wengui Stop
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·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 494: Veteran in China Protest Means the
·刘蔚: 海外华人最好把中共国戒了—唤醒国人/白开水革命之495
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 495: Oversea Chinese Had Better Not Go
·刘蔚: 今天中共国讲出身大大超过了毛时代—唤醒国人/白开水革命之496
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 496: Today’s China: One’s Fate Depend
·刘蔚: 海归的出路在于归海—唤醒国人/白开水革命之497
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 497: The Way for Oversea Returners Is t
·刘蔚: 赞成民主的华人都留在了美国—唤醒国人/白开水革命之498
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 498: Those Chinese Expressed Democracy
·刘蔚: 今天在中共国就谈起义—唤醒国人/白开水革命之499
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 499: Today In China Talk about Uprising
·刘蔚: 在美国,就谈美国国籍—唤醒国人/白开水革命之500
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 500: Chinese In U. S., Should Talk Abou
·刘蔚: 美国国籍才是在美华人的根本—唤醒国人/白开水革命之501
·Wei Liu/Plain Water Revolution 501: U. S. Citizenship Is the Major Ach
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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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