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China, Thousands of Years Old and Still Uncivilized

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 5, 2013

Here is a look at China from the 1790’s. A trade mission from England was sent and a guy by the name of George Macarteny reported his findings. What is so funny is that all of those odd/disgusting/abnormal behaviours that he discovered are still alive and well in China.

Interestingly enough, many like to romanticize ancient China as the pillar of sophistication and ingenuity. My question is that if this were true, then why is piracy and shitting in the streets to prevalent today?

The reality is that the idea many have of China was formed by religious leaders who went to China and then reported back what they saw. It was in their best interest to paint the Chinese in a good light, so like businessmen of today, they repackeged the truth or lied. What we see is that the Chinese have always acted sub-human and ‘civilized’ is not a word which could coincide with that country peacefully.

Another issue is that Marco Polo went to China and extolled the virtues of the place, but then again he did not visit when the Han or typical Chinese were in charge. In addition to this, China did have a spate of creativity, but it was confined to a matter of 100 years or so. To claim they are an inventive nation when they only have had 100 years of creativity is generosity to an exponential factor which is beyond reason.

Another way to look at this is to say that the Chinese have been around for 5000 years and have always made up 20% of the world’s population. With that history and volume of people, what have they given the world?
-Culture? spitting, shitting and insolence
-Innovation? stuff from thousands of years ago that they ripped off from the animal kingdom, to wit, chopsticks from the monkeys, paper from the insect world etc.
-civility- they have never been a rule of law nation but semi barbaric, theirs has always been a legal system bereft of ‘laws’.

Observations from 1792 by G. Macartney

Chinese must not have a character for the word hygiene as their toilets and actions are so filthy its almost genetic.

“They have no water-closets nor proper places of retirement; the necessaries are quite public and open, and the ordure is continually removing from them, which occasions a stench in almost every place one approaches.”

The quality of Chinese goods always sucked.
“The saddles, bridles and accoutrements of their horses are inelegant and ill-contrived, much heavier than is requisite, and equally inconvenient to the beast and his rider. Although so much prejudiced in favour of their own customs and fashions they could not, after some time, withstand the superiority of ours in a variety of instances.”

The ‘Chinese’ and ‘safety’ are oxymorons, even before the advent of cars they were a menace on the road.

“…commodiousness of my post-chaise, in which I travelled to Jehol, they were quite delighted with; but the fearlessness and celerity and safety with which my postilions drove it along almost petrified them with astonishment. ”

Chinese were always xenophobic and feared foreign goods.
“Our knives and forks, spoons, and a thousand little trifles of personal conveniency were singularly acceptable to everybody, and will probably become soon of considerable demand, although the government is certainly averse to all novelties, and wishes to discountenance a taste for any foreign article that is not absolutely necessary; but luxury is stronger than law, and it is the prerogative of wealth to draw from abroad what itcan’t find at home.”

The Chinese have a volatile nature but when it comes to throwing bones ie fighting, they are docile and wimpy.

“In their joint efforts and exertions they work with incessant vociferation, often angrily scold one another, and seem ready to proceed to blows, but scarcely ever come to that extremity. The inevitable severity of the law restrains them, Tor the loss of a life is always punished by the death of the offender, even though he acted merely in self-defence, and without any malice prepense.”

More of Macartney’s observations here http://www.upf.edu/materials/huma/central/fonts/materials/macart.htm

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Barbaric Chinese Should not Fly

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 5, 2013

I read the other day that a Chinese guy on a Philippines airline got upset with a flight attendant and slapped her with a warm hand towel. The flight then returned to the Philippines and jerked the jerk’s visa.

The funny thing is this is just how the Chinese operate. They learned manners at a pig teough and civility as well.

Here are more acts of Chinese stupidity.

From theage.com

  • February 6, Kunming Changshui International Airport: In a video that has gone viral internationally, Yan Linkun, a mining executive and county-level Communist Party official, smashes two boarding gate computers and attempts to send the frame of a sign through the glass door standing between him and the second flight that he and his family have missed.
  • February 14, Beijing Capital International Airport: Six business-class passengers travelling together refuse to fasten their seat belts or turn off their phones prior to take-off, then become abusive toward the flight attendants and captain, forcing a return to the gate and a substantial flight delay.
  • February 20, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport: Flight delays on a Melbourne-bound flight on China Southern result in two Chinese passengers beating an employee to the ground. Photos of the crumpled attendant circulate on Sina Weibo, China’s leading microblogging platform.
  • February 22, Air France Flight 132, somewhere between Paris and Wuhan: Two men, reportedly drunk, swipe between seven and 16 bottles of wine (accounts vary) from a drink cart. When confronted, they become so belligerent that the pilot has to intervene. They still manage to threaten the life of a passenger whom they judge as particularly nosy.

On the planes I found the people weren’t human at all.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/the-unfriendly-skies-chinese-passengers-outrageous-behaviour-20130306-2fkej.html#ixzz2VLl1Df3f

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This Did Not Happen 24 Years Ago Yesterday in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 5, 2013

This never happened, it was all photoshopped.

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Michelle Obama tells Peng Liyuan to ‘Suck it’

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 5, 2013

Michelle Obama will not be meeting the communist she beast Peng Liyuan. Some call it a snub but I see it different. Perhaps Michelle dies not like to meet with the wife of some despotic thief who rune one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Or perhaps Michelle resents how Peng sang for the Tianenman killers.

I could be overreacting, however as her refusal could stem from something more basic. Perhaps Michelle refuses to dine with people who pick their noses and burp at the table and speak with their mouths full. I know i do.

Here is a shot of Peng doing some stupid commie propaganda video. Who in the fk wants to hang with such trash?

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Fast Food in China is not So Fast

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 5, 2013

The US went to great lengths to invent fast food and like so many such things the Chinese have ruined it. Fast food in China is never fast.

Have you noticed how the Chinese are so obtuse that simple conversation is set aside for large scale debate?

‘Can I have a Coke?

Hot or cold?

Do you have hot Coke?



“I want Kung pao chicken

you want kung paor or oriental

kung pao

oriental is spicy it is good

kung pao

here look, here is the oriental’

They have limited language and reasoning skills.

Consequently, they totally ruin the fast food experience. The jug headed man or women before you in line will undoubtedly unleash a fury of questions before placing an order.

‘Hi, can I take your order?”

Is answered with a near lethal oral hemorrhage of stupidity. ‘What do you have?” asks the idiot at the counter, who was reared on cultural revolution logic.

The whole time I am thinking wtf?

Its freaking McDonalds, what do you think they have? Aside from this, they make it easy for you, its the production line of the food world. Three basic choices, beef, chicken and fish. Added to that you have a handful of veggies and nothing else.

It’s not as if they have clandestinely placed something onto the menu in order to trip you up. I have yet to visit a McDonalds which serves pot roast and potatoes, for instance. And if they did serve this it would be proudly displayed all over the place. But of course the Chinese are too lazy to do anything such as read, why not just ask.

Thus, they dawder up to the counter and feeble mindedly ask every question under the sun. ‘What do you sell here? Do you have potatoes, milk, coffee, tea, kung pao chicken”

I am wondering what alternate reality this idiot came from. It’s like that one Terminator movie where some guy is sent to another planet. I mean, Mickey D’s has been around for over 60 years and this idiot has no idea what they serve?

First off, I know they had a cultural revolution which set them back a few years, but that was 40 years ago, have they been hiding under a rock ever since.

You can see it in their eyes, these morons ‘doe in headlight’ it up the cash register as if it is a pop quiz. ‘What do we offer sir?’

uh, uh uh- moron says

Wrong, idiot!- Mickey D’s says

Then ‘moron’ is whisked away and beaten, just like in the past.

To me fast food is just one more thing the Chinese can never get right.

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