A Very Terrible Deed

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and now I am a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini, and The Day China Cried:
A Witness to the June 4th Massacre by Daniel Nardini.
                               Today, I saw something very disturbing and very sad. In my country, in the
capital of the United States, Washington, D.C., is a beautiful statue of the Chinese Goddess of Democracy
that is dedicated to the 100 million victims of Communism. Pro-Communists went to this statue and gave a
dirty sign and recorded their bad deed on Facebook. I was horrified that they could do this, and the police
did not stop them! For me, the Chinese Goddess of Democracy is a sacred as well as beautiful statue and
symbol of freedom and democracy—something lacking in China today. I was a witness to the Beijing
Massacre in China on June 4th, 1989, and I recorded my firsthand account in my book The Day China Cried.
To this day, 27 years later, this topic is forbidden in China, and anyone who even mentions it will end up
in prison, tortured and even shot. Needless to say I will never be going back to China. In that massacre in 
China alone, an estimated 1,000 to 3,000 were killed. We do not know the true number because the Chinese
Communist Party pretends that it never happened. In the end, it all has to do with power—the Chinese
Communist Party has it and they will do everything they can to keep it regardless of what ordinary people
think. These American leftists are thinking the same way, and they want a socialist revolution where they
can create their “perfect” society………except that this society will not include people like me who believe
in freedom, liberty, and the rights of the individual. I am encouraged to know that there are people in South
Korea who are fighting to make sure that the political left does not trample over the rights of the people even
if they do win the presidential election. The monument in Washington, D.C., is just one reminder of the
terrible things socialism has done on this earth, and this must never be torn down as the leftists in my
country, in South Korea, or elsewhere would like to do.