|Falling red star wish not granted|
It's hard not to sympathize with someone in a difficult position. But, at least
for some of us, it becomes easier when the difficulties are self-inflicted.
The injured hoon who drives his car at three times the speed limit tends to get
a cooler reception from most facets of society than the 4 year old girl he runs
over. Except perhaps The
Left, who seize on any disadvantage as a greater justification to create a
socialist utopia based on 'need'.
And socialism is
certainly good at creating 'need', none less so than than mainland China's corrupt power hungry
regime, which has arguably killed more people than any other in its confused
conflict of pursuit of individual power disguised as compassionate
ideology. Whether Mao's mad regime killed 30 million or 60 million people is of
course a triviality which will long be debated by intellectual elites between
sips of latte and tut-tuts of disappointment that he failed to introduce 'real'
socialism. But it outstrips Stalin's 12 million, and makes Hitler's 6 million
exterminated Jews look a mere training run for the cause of National Socialism.
China is, of course, a dictatorship, and it's
difficult to blame the Chinese people for the mess that they are in. But maybe
those who choose to work for the Chinese regime should take some
blame. Particularly when they deliberately put themselves at risk for personal
Former Chinese diplomatic
staffer Chen Younglin has applied for asylum in Australia after
deserting his post and going into hiding. The rising red star in the diplomatic
movement admits to doing unsavory things like keeping tabs of Falun Gong supporters, but
claimed he was 'forced' to do
it. He couldn't stand it any more and had to defect. Apparently asking for a
transfer to a less morally-bankrupt government sector (like tax enforcement) never occurred to
But it didn't stop there. Recognizing that his case for asylum was a little
weak, he then went and exacerbated any risk he was in by publicly snitching
on his former employer - accusing them of kidnap and running a network of 1000
spies on Australian soil.
Some revelation. As if ASIO didn't already know that most of the 'Bob Hawke
Specials' were not Chinese nationalists, who
cooperate with their former masters at every opportunity.
So Chen has asked for political asylum, on the grounds that he went and put
himself and his family at risk after he applied for political asylum.
This is a bit like suing MacDonalds for making you fat and then eating
your way to obesity. Or like taking out life insurance, before practicing
your swan-diving technique off the Sydney tower. Nice try - but no banana.
Some people could even have forgiven him for this, but he was found out to be
lying on his main kidnap allegation - and then proclaimed 'I said that out
of fear, and I don't want to talk about it any more'. Yup, this guy's was
trained by the Chinese diplomatic corps alright.
Chen has now alienated himself from everyone except The Greens. And climbing into bed
with Bob Brown might prove to be an act even too distasteful for the lying,
scheming and manipulating former diplomat.
A liar who deliberately puts himself in danger in order to be granted
asylum. Hmm. When has this happened before? Australia has places for those
people, and if there were any justice he would be joining them as soon as his
current visa expired.
But sadly, justice must
take a back-seat to pragmatics. We have to let him stay. Anything to annoy the