The following post by “Ma Jiming CN” (马霁明CN) saying that revolution is the only way to really root out rampant corruption in China, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 8:42 a.m. today, March 19, 2013. “Ma Jiming CN” is a self-identified Maoist who currently has more than 19,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]
[Without a revolution, corruption can’t possibly be restrained] China is about to enter a rapid historical process of rot and “granulation” (沙化), and this can’t be stopped! There may be some moderation of official corruption now, but the corrupting trend of the rash and self-seeking drive for profit throughout our entire society will grow more an more severe. Even though weak ideological slogans and propaganda education will do their utmost to resist it, the “economic foundation will dictate the overall structure”, and aside from revolution all work is in vain.
The original Chinese language post follows:
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