Wednesday, October 27, 2010

China-Bashing: All the Cool Kids Are Doing It!

How freaky is this video:

This message makes me less afraid of China then of the confrontational mindset that is clearly growing in US political circles. "America has problems, and they are China's fault!"

However, frightening though the above video is, the below parody by liberal group Campus Progress is actually more terrifying:

Chinese Professor from Campus Progress Action on Vimeo.

For while the "Yellow Horde" fears betrayed in the first video are what one would expect from the Right in America, that a liberal, and I would presume left-wing, group would also bang the China-fear drum shows how entrenched such a negative view of the PRC has become in American society.

Ironically, such an opinion is probably more dangerous now, while China's military strength is considerably below that of the US, then I suspect it will be in coming decades when many expect the two nations to reach parity in terms of military might. After all, economic fears can quickly give rise to military action, and a more belligerent US might be tempted to put China in its place before its too late, leading to significant loss of human life.

If you are American, and wish to combat China hatred in the US, might I suggest you do the following:

1. Buy a Mao suit
2. Acquire a copy of the "Little Red Book".
3. Wear said suit to work/college/church, while waving the LRB, loudly proclaiming that "Chairman Mao is the red sun in our hearts".

I feel certain the above steps will calm fears of China in the US, and lead to more harmonious relations.


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