How Students in China Are Indoctrinated with Communist Party Culture (1)
Posted by Author on June 6, 2010
By Yang Zijiang, via The Epochtimes –
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has ruled China for more than 60 years, relying on violence and lies to remain in power. Through manipulation of the educational system—in particular through “political education”—the Party seeks to control the souls and spirits of students.
The harm this has caused extends back a few generations; therefore, sweeping out the effects and poisons of the “party culture” is not only a very difficult project, but must be a very systematic and urgent one as well.
I have been teaching in mainland China for 35 years. I am a teacher by profession, and my specialty is youth psychology research. I have worked in elementary schools, middle schools, and universities. I have experienced serious emotional and spiritual persecution in different periods of time under the CCP’s rule. Therefore, I consider myself to be in a position to tell young people just how “Party culture” affects them and in what aspects.
The tactics used by the CCP to force students to devour their souls are many, varied, and insidious. From kindergarten to the university, the tactics and purposes of the CCP-instilled “Party culture” are all the same.
First of all, the CCP designates all young people as the “heirs of communism.” Consequently, 300 million youth must take the CCP’s guiding principle of “fighting for communism throughout their life” as their goal and guiding principle. It clearly aims to control their hearts and souls, spirits and wills. Without exemption, 300 million young people must join the regime’s related political organizations. Children over seven years old must join the “Communist Young Pioneers” (CYP). They must raise their fists to pledge to “always be prepared to fight for Communism!” They also become the next level up in the reserve force of the “Communist Youth League” (CYL) .
Especially today, the CYL forcefully recruits youths of suitable age to join the league. The CYL then becomes the reserve force for the CCP. It can be said that “Party culture” is systematically feeding doctrine to these young people throughout the CYL’s activities. Its members must sincerely pledge to receive its influence.
Universities and colleges in mainland China have all systemically established “league committees” (Full name: “Chinese Communist Party Youth League Committee of such-and-such). These claim to be the “Party’s powerful assistants.” However, in actuality they are the Party’s powerful thugs.
The party committee’s control over university students is mainly operated through the League Committee. Today, League Committees in universities cooperate with the University’s Party Committee to execute its plans to recruit new Party members. It uses different kinds of political benefits to attract and force students to join the Party to increase Party membership. At the same time, it cooperates with the “propaganda department” and “political counselors” in different classes to influence students’ political views and perceptions.
Every student is given a political evaluation. The implementation of the two tasks of recruiting news members and influencing students thoughts makes today’s university students completely lose the true purpose and meaning of being at a university—to receive a higher education. Instead, they almost become tools of the CCP. (to be cont’d)
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