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An American in China

“Bang-Bang” Chinaman Shoots Up Chinese Embassy in USA

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 19, 2011

The funny thing about the Chinese is that they have a love-hate relationship with the ‘motherland’. For instance, they will tirelessly go on about the good of Mao and the need for the communist party, but secretly they do not care for their people and their homeland.
This story exemplifies this dichotomy.
In the story, a Chinese guy who has now been offered a ‘free pass on civility’ or a green card to the USA, shot up the Chinese embassy. The man who is 67 and seen the horrors of communism, was obviously upset with the ‘homeland’ for all of the ill it has wrought.
This man, I fear, would be the first to defend China, were one of us to ask him about his home.
The odd thing is that many Chinese do not readily admit that they are Chinese and when forced to do so do it with a fury. Thus, this man who decided to take potshots at the embassy of his country, represents the truly bizarre nature of the Chinese psyche….

Story here

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