Chinese artist Badiucao (interview
with whom we published about a year ago) continues to openly protest against authoritarian rulers. To do this, he uses strong graphic images and analogies that show the true face of the main villains in today's world.
In almost all science fiction works, the main villains need blood and sacrifice to maintain their lives and superpowers. They easily resort to murder, deceit and other crimes in order to remain in power and keep tens of thousands of people in fear. Unfortunately, such villains exist in reality.
depicted Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping eating human flesh for more than just outrageous purposes. These two authoritarian rulers are responsible for many of the crimes and deaths that have occurred in recent years and are also happening today. The biggest of them is the war against Ukraine, for which Vladimir Putin has been preparing since his first day as president of the Russian Federation. And the Chinese regime, led by Xi Jinping, is one of his main assistants in this.
So why are they eating people in these portraits? To stay in power and not lose power, you need to kill: blow up houses to justify the invasion; eliminate political rivals to stay in power; eradicate freedoms so that you are not criticized; start a full-scale war to justify their greatness. All these actions are always directly related to human casualties and deaths. And if any of this does not happen, the autocrat will simply lose his power (in the best case for him) or disappear. That is why he constantly needs to “eat”. He needs blood all the time.
While in his third term as president, Xi Jinping has not started a war (at the time of this writing), but this does not mean that his term continues solely at the behest of the Chinese population. The authorities have developed one of the largest repressive machines in the country, under which everyone who even slightly disagrees with the actions of the party falls. For example, Badiucao himself, who in an interview with SFG Media
told why he was forced to leave China and how he lives in a country ruled by an authoritarian leader.