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China’s Rise is an Illusion- Troy Parfitt

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 7, 2013


Troy Parfitt wrote a book about China called “Why China Will Never Rule the World: Travels in the Two Chinas”

In it he describes his journey through China and glimpses of the people and ‘culture’ he found there. The book is extremely well written and spot on. The author has a beautiful way with words which makes the book a delight to read. He also has good insight into the people and culture of China.

Here are a few excerpts from the book.

Why China Will Never Rule the World: Travels in the Two Chinas (Parfitt, Troy)

“Never is it suggested that the Chinese ought to make a break with their past and invent a new future. Never is it asked why China has this “satanic” form of government. Never is it questioned how this form of government sprang from Chinese civilization, culture, or tradition. Never is a connection made between authoritarianism and Confucianism, or the teachings of Lao Tzu, or thousands of years of repressive and feudalistic dynastic rule. Never is the question raised why so many countries do not have such a repressive (government)

Traditional Chinese culture is a shackle, and Chinese history is a dungeon from which it is impossible to escape. Bo Yang says, “The pernicious influence of thousands of years of feudal and authoritarian government which has kept the Chinese people pickling away in the soy paste vat has crippled our thinking, hampered our judgment, perverted our world view, and kept us bottled up inside a thick set of walls. This influence has also impaired our ability to make moral judgments and deprived us of the courage to act on principle. As a result, we can only react to the world through

our emotions and our intuition. In sum, we have lost the ability to think straight.”

China’s great rise is a great illusion. Modernization in Chinese society is little more than window-dressing, the welding of superficial constructs – Pepsi signs, department stores, state-of-the-art production methods – onto an antique mindset. To say that China is rising is exceedingly vague. To say that it is already great or slated for greatness is a mindless mantra at best and a cheap marketing ploy at worst.”

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Clean Chinese Water- PIc

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 7, 2013


Here is what Chinese tap water looks like. As you can see, the Chinese truly value water safety and purity….
I wonder if my body will ever be the same after living in this dump.

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Radioactive Rice and Loser Chinese

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 7, 2013


Caixin is a good mag which talks about the big stinky-China. The just did an article which says that the chicoms knew about radioactive rice in Hunan has been around for almost a decade but they told no one.( See excerpt below. )

This should come as no surprise for 60 percent of Chinese land is crazy polluted, and getting worse. This means that their produce is polluted too.

Another article said that China has no athletes in the top 100 most marketable list, again is this a surprise? The women have teeth like granite and chests like thimbles and the guys actually are more feminine than that. Who wants to buy a product associated with people like that?

Excerpt
In some parts of the country, notably Guangdong Province, Hunan-grown rice has now been banned.
Hunan government officials and some state-run grain traders have tried to keep a lid on the bad news for years. Some officials in recent weeks acknowledged the problem, yet insisted there’s no need for alarm. The province’s state-run media has downplayed the health and environment dangers as well.
Meanwhile, government officials and the media in Guangdong, Hunan’s larger neighbor to the south, have pushed ahead with publicity about cadmium-tainted rice grown in Hunan’s vast paddies. They’re also working to protect public health in step with a State Council directive issued in January, which called for resolving cadmium pollution problems and banning crop production on land with high levels of the toxic metal.

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Insane Brainwashing Video by Peng Liyuan, China’s First She Commie

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 7, 2013


Michelle Obama may be an ignoramus, but she snubbed China’s jack-booted thug of a first lady pictured below. China’s first she-com sang for the troops who mowed down Chinese in the Tienanmen massacre of 1989.

Here is a video of the she-thug crooning on about how the Tibetans need the Chinese army to liberate them. They say that Peng’s thuggish ways are the reason Michelle snubbed her and if so then great job lady O.

Changing topics
The words to the song below are so asinine it is beyond belief. They say things like ‘who is going to help us wash our clothes- the red army!”

‘Who is going to build us bridges?
The red army!”

The red army is our brother!”

No shit, this is what the old cow is going on about. My question is, how laughable is it to have the woman who represents your country to be such an ignorant tart. Oh btw, it us a well known secret that Chinese women in song troupes are little more than doughnut holes or sex toys for the military members-pun intentional….

http://player.vimeo.com/video/25211722?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&badge=0

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Commies and Red Scarves

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 7, 2013


This idiot wearing the red scarf is one of the king commies. But the red scarf around the neck of a loyal communist is a common phenomenon in China as well. Does anyone know wtf commies love red scarves so much?

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