Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Behind the Great Premier

Today is the 110th birthday ceremony of Zhou Enlai 周恩來, so-called the Great Premier of the People's Republic of China. He earned the reputation because of his gentle manner, ability of recovering economy from Mao's campaign, intelligence shown in diplomacy, protecting some people from Culture Revolution and so on.

He was a good man, however, he could be very cruel in fact.

A Communist Party's senior member of Gu Shun Zhang 顧順章 betrayed the party in 30s. His family members also collected the top secret of the party and were willing to follow Mr. Gu.

Since the secret was definitely about the survival of the party, Mr. Zhou led a group of communists to execute Gu's family, including his wife, sister-in-law and aunt.

Would they become Female Ninja to fight against them? I don't know. The fact was that all family members, except a 5-year-old girl, were killed by Zhou's people.

Should a great man be cruel? or should only a cruel man be great?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know if cruel men are great, but most of them are cool I'd say.