Book Talk: Century Sentence: A Diary Written to God Accusing Against All of the World by Xu Xue Chun
"Century Sentence is a book that may have many topics, but it’s certainly a compelling read. This book will make readers think differently about many issues."
— Pacific Book Review
"Chun’s writing is engaging, even if they are presenting theories that are hard to prove. His straightforward writing will be attractive to many readers as well. It’s hard to tell if his outrageous statements are serious or satire, but it’s fascinating writing nonetheless."
—Pacific Book Review
Author Xu Xue Chun offers a scathing indictment of the world order and proclaims what he firmly believes to be the rightful path civilization must take to secure its future. This is “Century Sentence: A Diary Written to God Accusing Against All of the World,” a manifesto of incendiary opinions, politically incorrect views and a call to action. A head’s up to readers out there, as astutely stated by Pacific Book Review, “Any readers who are Muslim, of African descent, or LGBT should be warned that there are many views that they might find offensive.”
Chun presents his take on human nature, identifying the dichotomy of the human condition: good and evil. This is his theoretical cornerstone that establishes the workings of the psyche, that in turn form the root cause of how world history and current affairs play out. He blames the world's problems on Islam, ISIS and the increasing acceptance of the LGBT community. He also says that Western countries must stand true to what he identifies to be their core beliefs, and promotes the evangelical Christian notion of Christianity as the only true religion for many people.
According to Pacific Book Review, “It’s hard to tell if his outrageous statements are serious or satire, but it’s fascinating writing nonetheless.”
Nonetheless, Chun is dedicated to his cause and offers an ideology gravitating towards the far-right. While his theories may be challenging to prove despite claims of their logic or factuality, these notions can be compelling to those favoring media such as Infowars or Breitbart. While those who’d wrinkle their noses at such can still make good use of “Century Sentence: A Diary Written to God Accusing Against All of the World,” as it grants a look into the processes of individuals holding such views. And for free speech advocates, the very existence work is a triumph of the marketplace of ideas, ironically existing and circulating due to the very tolerance Chun lambasts.
And what of the impact of this work and others like it? Could it possibly sway the minds of some readers and result in more than just words, going beyond the realm of free speech and entering the realm of actual acts and consequences? Only time will tell.
That’s another uncertainty in a world rife with them, a reality full of nigh-incomprehensible twists and turns driven by factors beyond the control or ken of individuals. Due to such scales, there will be a demand for narratives that offer reasonable causes and effects, that present these with firm conviction, even when such rhetoric antagonizes entire groups of people or result in consequences that play out beyond the pages of a book or a computer screen. After all, what is that most fundamental instinct beating within our reptile brains? Fight or flight.
This reacquiring of potency is what Chun offers with his manifesto, it is his gift to the world and all those lost in its churning waters. It is the rallying cry for his one-man crusade to indict the world order and present what he believes to be a righteous alternative; a call for others to join him in creating a new truth, one far removed from those which they fear. In crying to God, they aim to follow their own echoes to find him and enter heaven.
“Century Sentence: A Diary Written to God Accusing Against All of the World is a sprawling and provocative book by Xu Xue Chun. The book offers an all encompassing range of opinions on everything from China’s political system to European immigration. This book is politically incorrect and proud of it. Century Sentence is a book that will definitely start passionate discussions among readers."
― Pacific Book Review
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