1/20/2020

Lessons from KMT losing the Republic of China

The KMT rode to power under the popular leadership of Sun Yat Sen, the father of modern China, from a colonial Empire. KMT became the ruling govt, the legitimate govt and the elites of the day were nearly all with the KMT. And the power of the KMT resided in the thousands of generals that they promoted to rule China. The reasons for KMT to lose power were unimaginable then when they were in power.  The CCP was too weak, peasants with little support initially and mainly from the farmers and workers, not highly educated elites and aristocrats. The businessmen, the landlords, the politicians and generals were all KMT or KMT supporters or sympathisers. But eventually KMT lost China to the supposedly very weak opposition, with few talents and no experience in running a country.

When the foreigners ie Japan and the West were carving out China, KMT did not see that as a problem. When the Japanese started to occupy the eastern part of China, the KMT ceded the territories to them, withdrew to the West. The main preoccupation of the KMT was not foreigners or foreign occupation of Chinese land, but the opposition, the CCP. They believed that as long as they were the govt, controlled the govt and the military, the business elites, intellectuals, aristocrats and landlords would be with them and they could rule China forever, even with foreigners everywhere.

So the KMT spent all its resources and time oppressing and suppressing the opposition while ignoring the growing presence of the foreigners. It was ok for foreigners to occupy parts of the country as they were seen as lesser threats than the local opposition. In many ways the KMT was colluding with the foreigners, even helping the foreigners to fight the CCP and ignoring the plight of the people. It was great time for the foreigners as they increasingly encroached into China, even when they were occupying all the major cities and eastern part of China, they were literally left alone to do as they pleased.

As for the people, they were treated as non entities, to be taxed and bullied, to be robbed of everything. The people of China then had nothing, no land, no homes, as land and homes were owned by the govt and the rich landlords. And they carried the burden of the KMT govt and their wars against the local opposition, not the foreigners.

The KMT also relied a lot on the Americans to protect their interest as the govt of the day. They thought that with the American support, they could continue to rule China and the poor and helpless and jobless Chinese people. And why not when the people were powerless and allowed themselves to be bullied and ruled by the KMT without resistance.

It took many years of abuses of power and corruption in the KMT govt before the people realised that the opposition CCP was their real saviour, not the corrupt govt of the day. And it took the full force of the foreigners and their intent to conquer and take over China before the KMT realised that the foreigners could not be ignored. By then it was too late. The foreigners had taken over nearly all the eastern part of the country and the people had fled to join the opposition.

The only thing left for the KMT, the legitimate and powerful govt with many incompetent generals and the corrupt administration and landlords was to run away. And they ran across the strait to Taiwan, with the loot and treasures of China, leaving China and the Chinese people ever poorer. The KMT warlords, generals and the rich businessman and landlords continued to enjoy their wealth overseas, in Taiwan and in the USA.

The big question, how could a legitimate ruling govt, with all the elites, rich landlords and businessmen and all the talented but corrupt generals and govt officials eventually had to flee China, and ran away in defeat? Did they not see their corrupt ways, their bullying and exploitation of the people leaving them homeless, with no land and no homes, poor, jobless and hapless, and also allowing the foreigners to enter China freely, with little resistance, and the people at the mercy of foreigners, would eventually lead to the lost of trust among the people and the people turning against them? Mind you, till today, the KMT still clings to the image of Sun Yat Sen as the father of modern China to lend them credibility. Other than the father of modern China, the KMT has no more legitimacy as an ex govt of China. There is a huge memorial in Taiwan of the father of modern China.

Can history teach us anything about powerful govts falling and having to run away with their loot? All corrupt govts that bullied and cheated their people and in cahoot with foreigners at the expense and well being of the people of their country would lose the support of the people and their right to rule.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” ― Frédéric Bastiat

SSO said...

Money is not the root of all evils.

Greed is the root of all evils.

Greed for money is the root of all depraved, immoral, unethical and inhuman activities.

Greed for sex is the root of all sexual perversions, depravities and inhuman behaviours.

Greed for power is the root of all horrendous atrocities, extreme suppressions, ruthless oppressions, pervasive manipulations, and induced widespread lawlessness and injustice (sometimes craftily using self-made laws to subtly disguise/hide this induced lawlessness and injustice).


Anonymous said...

And they think they are so clever when they said black is white and the people just have to accept it.

Dr Sun Yat Sun said...

KMT means People's Party. (Without Action)

PAP means People's Action Party (with Action)

Anonymous said...

Whether with 'Action' or not,when the tide turns, the turtle must hide its tail and run road

Anonymous said...

///Did they not see their corrupt ways, their bullying and exploitation of the people leaving them homeless, with no land and no homes, poor, jobless and hapless, and also allowing the foreigners to enter China freely, with little resistance, and the people at the mercy of foreigners, would eventually lead to the lost of trust among the people and the people turning against them?///

These are pre-school lessons, not worth mentioning. That's why majority of peasants have good paying jobs with increasing salaries & bonuses. Even though most of their properties are pseudo 99-yr lease, they are allowed to buy sell buy sell to make profits ... which the more capable ones do. Many also do well enough to move on to private property. And many more ride on REITs to earn big rentals & property price appreciation, together with the landlords & elites.

It's only the losers, who are the minority, who are incapable of taking advantage of the above.

As for foreigners, they learn the lessons of Han & Tang dynasties to assimilate and absorb the foreigners into new citizens. Initially they were desperate & accepted masseuse and bus drivers. But now they only target those owning condos & driving mercs.

That's why they keep winning big in GE.

Anonymous said...

Assumptions without facts, merely spoken by one swallow doesn't make a summer palace. Hot air test balloons aplenty, half a dozen for only $10.

Mental masturbation very shook. The more you do it, the more you keep doing it. However, orgasms only experienced by yourself only mah.

But be careful. Too much mental masturbation makes you blind, mentally retarded and hallucinating all the time, like Ah Q.

Anonymous said...

It's only the losers, who are the minority, who are incapable of taking advantage of the above......That's why they keep winning big in GE.
10:41 am

Well said, I mean if you are talking about PAP winning big in GE.

I hope TCB also read this. He should realise that he cannot win if he relies on the losers, who are the minority, to vote for him.

No wonder his old friend GCT said TCB has lost his way by becoming opposition. And indeed! LOL

Anonymous said...

When KMT was ruling China, the losers were the majority and also later became a very big majority.

That's why end up the ruling KMT had to fled China after losing to the opposition CCP.

Whereas in Sinkieland, the Sinkie losers are a minority, that's why PAP can win big in election.

PAP cannot be defeated with minority votes for opposition, correct or not?

So this is the main difference between when KMT was ruling China and PAP ruling Sinkieland.

As such PAP will not become another KMT, as long as PAP, whose leaders are smart, can ensure that Sinkie losers are and remain a minority.

Anonymous said...

A money-blinded man saying a eyes wide-opened man losing his way! How ridiculous! LOL!

Anonymous said...

....as long as PAP, whose leaders are smart,...
11:25 am

PAP minister Chan Chun Sing is very smart and a great strategist, although sometimes he talk a bit siow siow. (mad).

For your info:
"Chan excelled as a student at the US Army Command and General Staff College in 1998, and was the first foreign student to be conferred the "Distinguished Master Strategist Award" in the same year.[7]"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chan_Chun_Sing

Anonymous said...

Ironically in today's context, the KMT in Taiwan is actually the party which is pro CCP and Beijing friendly. (whereas in the past KMT are bitter enemies of China Communist Party) Tsai Ying Wen's party instead is the one which is anti China and traitors, demanding Taiwan Independence.

Anonymous said...


Hello anonymous 1135am

Strategist = Leader?

What say you?

Anonymous said...

///I hope TCB also read this. He should realise that he cannot win if he relies on the losers, who are the minority, to vote for him.///

And this is why Lee Hsien Yang won't join the loser's club. He can give suggestions in the background but he won't be charging into enemy fire in the frontlines.

Anonymous said...

Do you think the PAP is behaving just like KMT?

Anonymous said...

In Singapore, PAP calls it meritocracy.

Anonymous said...

///Do you think the PAP is behaving just like KMT?///

PAP has learn valuable lessons from KMT, CCP, Kremlin, Nazi, KGB, CIA, Mossad, MI6, even Nahjeep & BN.

It's definitely doing better than all of them. No wonder they keep on winning big in GE.

Anonymous said...


Hi anonymous 130om

How big is big....65%? 70%? 75%? 80%?

Anonymous said...

///How big is big///

Much bigger than Oppo can already.

Virgo 49 said...

Aiyo. Men and women in uniforms are like those chow tee only can be made into nails.

Chinese saying Hor kias boh choe pengs. Ho tees boh choe teng.

All these useless bums don't even earn a cents for the Country but be parasites to the Country.

Just like the Americunts and Mats so proud to be in uniforms and only think of wars and destructions.

Macham Heros but considered as useless beans.

Anonymous said...

Great strategist means able to screw your voters and still make them vote for u !

Anonymous said...


Hi 3.27pm

You vote for opposition at the next GE?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

Know you history:

Dr Sun was a Banana. He liked to bang women. He was stylo-milo. Have a look at his house in Balestier...and Penang. Dr Sun was also steeped in PERANAKAN culture lah.

China would be a different cuntry if the Peranakan Banana Dr Sun's KMT didn't fuck themselves up.

Anonymous said...

where did you get that sickening idea Sun Yat Sen "LIKED TO BANG WOMEN". His only problem simply was to marry his secretary before divorce his wife. Where are the links to prove SunYatSen is a bloody sex maniac as implicatedin your post?

Anonymous said...

and it is bloody fake news to implicate Sun as a Peranakan. If anything, he was more like a Hongkong prodemocracy protestor, gathering support from USA against Qing dynasty, making stopover in Singapore also to fund the anti Japanese movement. He doesnt speak malay. At most he is just curious about baba culture in singapore, not "steeped in peranakan culture". You are deep fake matilah!

Anonymous said...

@All,

Sinkies salaries are mostly $4K and above.

No wonder PAPies always win big.

Lowest wage are those junior clerks & retail salesmen getting $2.5K

But they are the minority lah.

Anonymous said...

U are out of your mind. Most graduates only get 2500 to 3000.u need to be sodomized to spread falsehood.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

@All,

Sinkies salaries are mostly $4K and above.

No wonder PAPies always win big.

Lowest wage are those junior clerks & retail salesmen getting $2.5K

But they are the minority lah.
January 21, 2020 1:12 am


Are you the one that earns less than $3k?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did you get that sickening idea Sun Yat Sen "LIKED TO BANG WOMEN". His only problem simply was to marry his secretary before divorce his wife. Where are the links to prove SunYatSen is a bloody sex maniac as implicatedin your post?

January 20, 2020 8:31 pm Delete

He got the idea from himself. He thinks everyone is like him, an inherent bias by one who bangs around and believes everyone bangs around.

Anonymous said...

///U are out of your mind. Most graduates only get 2500 to 3000.u need to be sodomized to spread falsehood.///

You are either still living in 2005, or "graduated" from some 3rd class distance-learning private Uni.

Last year the average salary of graduates from SG Uni's is $3,500.

Even unpopular jobs & degree like NUS Nursing can get $3.7K starting salary. Yes, finally our local nurses are beginning to get the kinds of salaries of 1st world nursing.

Even a 22-yr old female grad in some weird NUS degree like Art History & Theatre can get $3.3K starting salary as a Pri school teacher.

This is why MAJORITY OF MILLENNIALS in the LAST 5 YEARS are mostly supportive of PAP! Their salaries & housing affordability have seen GREAT IMPROVEMENT since the dark days of 2008-2012.

It's only those CMI losers that complain LOUDLY becoz it's the ONLY outlet they know, as they don't have the capability to improve their own situation. They only form 20% or less of the millennials, but make the noise of 200%.

Anonymous said...

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