From the People of China
Part I - Prelude
We noted with some surprise a recent announcement in The Washington Post of your intention to openly engage in political subversion in our country.|
We're told you are "very, very interested in how to reach into China, how to (bypass our government and) reach Chinese citizens directly", and that you have enlisted help from apparent Chinese "dissidents", asking where and how you should use your leverage.
As we understand it, you mean to try to corrupt the allegiance of our people by attempting to destroy our loyalty and patriotism, to turn us against our own government, and to use us as pawns to undermine the foundation of our own country.
We are writing to express our objection.
We have watched you, your cabinet, and your politicians as you daily condemn our country and our people, for the sake of what appears to be cheap political gain.
We have watched as your media publish twisted, biased and unfair 'news' of our country, as they fabricate events and photos that are not real and never happened. We have watched the simple-minded in your country being stoked with bigotry, racism and even hatred, of our country and our people, by twisted stories and knowingly false accusations.
We have watched your military and political efforts to encircle, contain, and destabilise our country. Today we watch you reclaim your "rightful place" as "The Leader of All Asia", and attempt to gather Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia into your new "China is our enemy" group.
We watched you try to gather Brazil and the other G-20 Finance Ministers to turn against our country. We watched your incessant attempts to bully our country on our currency and trade practices, and we watched admiringly as our government (unlike Japan with the Plaza Accord) refused to obediently commit economic suicide for you.
We have watched your arms sales to Taiwan, your ships and aircraft spying off our coastlines, and your interference in our few tiny offshore islands.
We watched with interest as you repeatedly invoked your 'national security' excuse to deny our companies access to your firms and contracts, on everything from electronics to dishwashers.
Many of us have taken note of your unwavering respect for religious freedoms, especially for the ... how did Hillary Clinton put it ... "the unregistered ones" ... the Scientologists and Moonies, the Ku Klux Klan, the Manson Family and Branch Davidians, the Heaven's Gate UFO group. To say nothing of our own Falun Gong.
For years we have watched you stoke the "Free Tibet" fires, with your CIA causing violence there since the 1950s, and we noted your CIA-planned and financed violence in Tibet as your country's gift to us for the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
We know that you planned and financed the violent riots in our province of Xinjiang in 2009, through Rebiya Khadeer's NED-CIA-funded Uighur Congress, and we watched you then hypocritically condemn our government for 'cracking down' on your handiwork.
We have for years watched your NED-CIA financing Liu Xiaobo, stoking his seditious rantings, then throwing him away when you were done with him. For a man with no job, he lived a high life for years on his CIA funding, and now this naive, unsuspecting flake will spend well-deserved years in prison for your bit of political theater.
Most recently we watched you attempt to inflame unrest and create civil disobedience in our country with your "Jasmine Revolution" - sadly, the one that never was. And we watched your Ambassador Jon Huntsman sneaking around WangFuJing like a weasel in sunglasses and, when challenged openly, run with his tail between his legs. The photos and videos will always remind us - and him too, if he ever returns.
We look in amazement at your apparently pathological determination to meddle in our country's internal affairs, to presume to dictate what we should want, how we should think, what kind of government we should have, what our values should be.
And yet in spite of all this, you apparently believe you can offer the Chinese people some vague bait about "freedom", and magically incite us to sedition - encourage us to betray our country, turn against our government and destroy our own nation - all to satisfy your own imperial agenda.
Mr Obama, we're sorry to say this, but either you're very stupid or you must believe we are.
You appear to harbor some grotesque picture of us as the product of some brutal, god-forsaken commie dictatorship, living in a grey world with no rights, no freedom, no hope. You seem to believe we are stifled, unhappy, miserable, the product of enforced slave labor, living our lives under oppression and fear, lacking all manner of liberties.
And that we hold you in such high regard that we will happily run to you - our beacon of hope and angel of salvation.
We think you may be receiving bad advice.
I think we have to tell you that the Chinese people are much better informed than the typical American, much more aware, and few are as naive or gullible as you and Mrs. Clinton seem to assume. Most of us can even find our own country on a world map.
In an NYT blog by Nicholas Kristof there was a comment that the recent tragic earthquake in China's Sichuan Province was "just nature's way of telling us there are too many Chinese in the world". It seems to us this comment more accurately reflects the real US position than do all the fancy words about freedom, democracy and human rights.
It's our humble conviction that only the terminally naive would believe that anyone in the US government much cares about the well-being of the Chinese people.
Hillary Clinton said, "Many in China resent or reject our advocacy of human rights as an intrusion on their sovereignty". And she's right, because it isn't human rights that's being advocated. But she apparently has no idea how many of us resent it.
Your interest in our internal affairs is not to help China or to 'liberate' the Chinese people, but to force China to become part of the US camp, and you begin by trying to force a change in the political system, not to free the people but to collapse the government and open it to your influence and control.
You certainly preach freedom, but the only freedom you really want for us, is the freedom to serve you. This may be hard for you to accept, but we don't want to serve you, nor do we want to be like you. We want to be like us.
Continue to Part II - Some Things You Should Know
Continue to Part III - Where Do We Go From Here?
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