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The Devil and Communist China

From Mao Down to Xi

304 pages
St. Benedict Press LLC

As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, “Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions.” This is certainly true of the leaders of the Communist “dynasty” that currently rules China. Chairman Mao, the founder of the Red Dynasty, proudly referred to himself as wu fa wu tian—a Chinese phrase meaning that he was both Godless and lawless. His hatred of God was matched only his rejection of all authority other than his own.

The current occupant of the Dragon Throne, Xi Jinping has a thriving personality cult, including a Xi Jinping app that everyone must have on their phones which downloads daily readings from Xi's speeches and writings. Churches are being turned into “Civilization Practice Stations for the New Era”, their Bibles confiscated and replaced with Xi's collected works, sermons replaced with political indoctrination of the “Thou shalt have no other gods before you than the CCP” kind. Pictures of Jesus Christ are taken down and replaced with pictures of Chairman Mao and Secretary Xi.

In The Devil and Communist China, Steven Mosher lays out in great detail the diabolical self-aggrandizement with deep roots in Chinese ancient political theory, called Legalism, which established the prototype for the totalitarian rule that the Chinese people suffer under today. It is perhaps no accident that the red dragon has been, since the founding of China as a unified country in 220 BC, as the archetypal symbol of that country. The Devil's false promise has always been “You shall be as Gods,” and China's leaders down to the present day continue to make this Faustian bargain, to the detriment of the Chinese people and—ultimately—their own souls.

Author Bio
See attachment for author bio used on cover Steven W. Mosher is the President of the Population Research Institute (1995 to present) and a well-known authority on China. His books include: Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream is the New Threat to World Order, Population Control: Real Costs and Illusory Benefits, Hegemon: China's Plan to Dominate Asia, A Mother's Ordeal: One Woman's Fight Against China's One-Child Policy. Mosher served as the Director of the Asian Studies Center at the Claremont Institute from 1986-95, and as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on Broadcasting to China. He has lectured widely in the U.S. and abroad, and is a frequent guest on television and radio talk shows on population questions, including Fox News, NewsMax, Fox Business, and EWTN. He was educated at the University of Washington (B.S., M.S.) and served in the U.S. Navy (1968-76). Following his military service, he pursued advanced studies at Stanford University (M.A., M.A.), and taught at Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley. In 1979 was selected by the U.S. National Academy of Science to became the first American social scientist permitted to do field research in China since the 1949 Communist revolution. During his time in China, as an eyewitness to the newly instituted one-child policy, he documented the widespread practice of forced abortion and forced sterilization in that country. Later, he worked with Congress to pass the Mexico City Policy and defund the UNFPA, which was heavily involved in both promoting and funding China’s policy. He served on the Catholic Advisory Group to the Trump Campaign in 2016 and again in 2020. He and his wife, Vera, have nine children and 11 grandchildren (and counting).