August 6, 2015 by ...
Here is a quote from Lenin, which China and ever more frequently Xiaomi, employ:
“We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth…We can and we must write in a language which sows among the masses hatred, scorn, and the like towards those who disagree with us”, -Lenin
For those who have worked in China, Leninist maxim rings true. Communism treats everything as a tool of the state. For example, Frank Dikotter wrote that during the Great Leap Forward, cannibalism throughout China was not uncommon. Parents forced with starvation opted to trade children with the neighbors and then consume them. As there was no law against cannibalism, those caught doing such a thing were charged with destroying state property.
Cannibalism may be a thing of the past, but state-oppression is not. As a consequence, Lenin’s motto lives on. Due to the illegitimacy of communist rule, the party must do what it can to survive. This includes the menu of deceit Lenin lauded.
Conceptually this makes sense because if the masses knew just how badly they were being hosed, they would revolt. Thus the communists do their best to ensure that truth does not leak out.
As you might assume, the lying doesn’t stop there. Companies do the same, as they were historically arms of the state. In a modern context-such as Xiaomi, they are not state actors, but act the same. In the dog-eat-dog world of communism, businesses do most anything to survive.
Not only does Xiaomi flaunt IP laws, but privacy as well. Within their first 6 months of international sales they were banned or sanctioned by half a dozen countries for security breaches.
In order to survive, they employed the tricks that Lenin suggested. Knocking off Apple was just a part of their ‘smoke-filled mirage’. They also falsify sales, profit and a host of other things. All in the name of putting their best foot forward.
They really should not be blamed, communism made them do it.,,,