Sent: Friday, October 8, 2004 12:28:24 AM
Subject: Skywalker II
1. This take place in Hong Kong of unknown year,
2. skywalker.org is the hypothetical website in the context of the story, I have nothing to do with this website here. The Skywalker story is meant to be understood psychohistorically.
3. CCP refer to China Communist Party,
4. LUG refer to Linux User Group,
5. Pro-Dem Political party refer to political parties openly endorse Universal Suffrage in 2000/2007, the opposition of Pro-Beijing parties.
6. Sorry, I am in the process of re-writing the first part, I lost the first
7. The Chinese version. )
First let me supplement some missing part in Part I. The role of his geek friend in US is to produce false evidence that the skywalker.org has hacking into the computer of respective parties. At the first revelation, the CCP thought it is only nature that two branches of CCP would struggle with each other for influence. Despite its damage on two political parties, it work to CCP’s advantage by creating a false impression that they are independent from each other.
In the second revelation, CCP suspect it is an inside job. Therefore it start an internal ‘investigation’. However, even though CCP tried its best to spying on spy, this is still a case without any concrete evidence. It easily turn to a political, personal cleansing. Each of them suspect other, and each of them worry about each other ‘turn other in for the sake of reward’ with fabricated evidence. The morale of this team is dropping to a new low. CCP re-double its effort to monitoring its monitor, and each case is assigned to at least four different agents. How to carry any spying when other spy are watching? The information collected from HK is viewed in a ultra-skeptical eye since CCP worry about the possibility of wrong info feed by Skywalker.org.
Why would the general election of Hong Kong is re-held after second revelation that CCP is illegally involve in many aspects in Legislative election of 2004? What skywalker.org provide is some paper s purported to internal documents of CCP, there is no way to verify its authenticity, why would skeptical-is-the -norm HK citizen believe any of it? First, it is reasonable to accept the non-verifiability of this ‘internal document’ since it is confidential; Second, it follow the formats and linguistic style of inner CCP document; and its undertone match the political situation inside CCP; Third, the description of this action match the experience of many HK citizens during the election day( circumstantial evidence). More importantly, skywalker.org threaten further revelation directly to US media(and UN) if the general election is not recalled.
1. No aiding of Pro-Democratic popular media(By third revelation);
2. Political damage inflicted to Pro-Beijing parties by first revelation;
3. Political damages created by second revelation (Beijing’s illegal interfere with HK election);
4. Beijing’s HK agent is too busy to monitor each other for interfering with election. Pro-Dem is an easy win, now they controlled the 2/3 of seats out of 60. Not surprisingly, they push for universal suffrage in 2008 and HKSARG will have to comply.
The third revelation produce the possibility that the agent is someone who work close with mass media. After the downfall of Oriental Daily, Beijing has entertain the possibility of setting up another media proxy in HK. However, having consider the difficulty of covering the CCP background of this new enterprise and low popularity it entail. Moreover, if the same thing happen to this media like Oriental Daily, it would definitely endanger its already low popularity. It decide from a business viewpoint it is best to leave HK media alone. First time in CCP history, isn’t it?
The fourth revelation is about the exact spying activity in Washington, Seoul, Moscow and Toyko as well as its specific details of each of them. This chill CCP to its bone. Originally CCP has evaluate the chance of leaking of details of secrecy index mostly determine by its IT sophistication as well as by advice of ‘Investigating Skywalker committee’ on its profile of skywalker.org formed after the second revelation. CCP sincerely believe that it is work of hacker, specifically someone from HKLUG because part of skywalker.org funding is divert to support the renovation of Pro-Democratic Parties IT insfracture ( switching to Linux), and a small percentage of it is donated to HKLUG and HKLPG. Coordinate with the activities of skywalker.org member in China, they spread the rumor that a few high officials is cooperating with skywalker.org. This 30 thousand strong organization aim to create a climate of fear, doubt and uncertainty inside CCP. In People’s Daily, they advertise on first page in BIG title: ‘Will next one be you?’, which pretending to be a part of commercial advertisement. This goal isn’t difficult to achieve given the paranoid nature of CCP. CCP start a self-cleansing in its own. How to discover the enemy within? By turning in anyone you suspect, especially those you don’t like. A political storm is sweeping across the country, everyone seems like an active agent of skywalker.org. CCP almost halt its functioning: By all means skywalker.org ’s China branch has to dismantled.
Why he traveled to US? Mostly to persuade the LUGs in US do not aid China in the process of witchhunting with Linux technology. With libertian altitude held by majority of this group, the result is not hard to imagine. China has to rely on LUG to stomp out its own member allegedly from HK. Will LUGs give up its ideological ground, quite unlikely, isn’t it? He doesn’t afraid to shown his face toward them—it is quite difficult to remember a face from a difference ethic group. That is psychology.