Proposing a Chinese Day of Fast

Citizens Movement in China, June 2, 2019

In the hearts of millions of people, there is a collective memory that has been suppressed for 30 years.

How to awaken this memory, and confront our nation’s historical wounds?

How to exorcise the haze of authoritarianism that has plagued this great land for millenia past?

How to break out from the totalitarian blockade, and set free the cry of our soul?

Pleas for exoneration? No, we will not get on our knees to beg. Furious condemnation? An exercise in futility.

We must not get on our knees to beg for exoneration, and anger-filled condemnations are exercises in futility. If we are to fundamentally part with the barbaric authoritarian past, we must purge the terror that predominates in the depths of our soul; we must say a farewell that comes from the bottom of the heart — and a new civilization awaits!

Holding vigil, wearing black in mourning, these acts can be suppressed and restricted. What cannot be restricted is fasting, which is possible even if you are deprived of your freedom.

Every year on this day, let us come together and, starting with the smallest of sacrifices, express our condolences for the departed. In silence, let us consider China’s future.

When millions come together to observe this moment, China will change. It will be al day of remembrance for our people for generations to come. When 1.3 billion people come together to observe this moment, our nation will have gained new life.

Starting June 3 at 10 p.m., until 9:59 p.m. on June 4, let us be joined in prayer: Heaven save China!

Chinese Citizens

May 2019

中国禁食日倡议

千万人的共同记忆。却沉默了三十年。

该怎样唤醒共同的记忆面对我们民族历史的伤口?

该怎样洁净千年专制阴霾下嗔恨苦毒的大地?

该怎样突破极权无处不在的封锁张扬我们灵魂的呐喊?

呼吁平反?不,我们绝不跪着祈求。愤怒谴责?不,那没有力量。彻底告别野蛮专制的过去,必须荡涤这个民族灵魂深处的恐惧敌意,灵魂深处的告别,一个新的文明!

烛光、黑衫都有意义。都可能被限制。唯有禁食不可阻挡,即使失去自由。

每一年,在这个时刻,我们一起,以小小的自我牺牲,告慰那逝去的。安静思考中国的未来。

当一千万人此刻共同守望,中国就变了,她会成为我们民族永久的节日。当13亿人此刻共同守望,这个民族已经获得了新生。

6月3日 22:00至6月4日 21:59,我们一起祈祷,天佑中华!

中国公民2019年5月


8 responses to “Proposing a Chinese Day of Fast”

  1. Kenneth Wong says:

    IF CHINA IS TO BE A GREAT NATION THINK OF ITS CITIZENS WHO DIE ON THIS DATE!

  2. I proposed another idea at http://chinareflections.com/index.php/104-comments-on-the-news/402-how-to-end-june-4-et-al Of course, Chinese could simply not post anything online at all on June 4 – what would be the sound of one internet not being read? Everyone not posting on that date would be suspect, though. Or, simply eliminate June 4 from the calendar completely. That should satisfy the government. No June 4, no problem.

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  7. Jared Fath says:

    Doing so – especially for those who can’t or won’t.

  8. Sad indeed to think of a glorious civilization that has been taken backward by the present, evil ruling clique. Yet, there is hope and like they say ETERNAL.

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