Saturday, August 23, 2008

China: Are they serious?

I mean, who do they think they're kidding? Like some school boy who scrubs his face and puts on his best behavior, actually believing his thin charade will convince adults he really isn't that enfant terrible he's been all along.

There was an article in the Washington Post today that featured the brave group of volunteers who sneaked in to Beijing, and posted a large "Free Tibet" banner before the thugs hauled them down. There were four comments all of which decried the students as anti-Chinese. The syntax of the comments convinced me they were written by Chinese speaking people. Were they for real, or were they propaganda, it doesn't matter. What matters to me is the people of China have been brought up believing the west is against them, they are good, and we are the bad guys. Smacks of the way the holy believers in the Middle East think. So many years of swallowing lies, you are what you believe.

This mess is gonna take a damn long time to fix.

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