from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
I am not a fan of the contemporary TV comedy shows. They are not funny and mostly are just rude. A sample of the Australian Broadcasting Commission TV humour here. Furthermore they, at least the Australian ones, concentrate their “wit” only on the subjects approved by the socialist international mafia – capitalism, Christianity, heterosexuality etc.; they avoid Islam like a devil holy water. For those witless pseudo-humour-mongers, every Sunni suicide is sacred. Or the communist China.
Super powers reach out beyond their geographical borders to influence people, governments and countries. They do not particularly desire to make friends – fear works better anyway. The Chinese colossus is no exemption – and the Communist Chinese one is underlined by the racist sense of superiority over gwailos, which itself is the expression of, perhaps justifiable, inferiority complex. The Chinese Communist party, for bad and worse, rules China and thus its murderous history and the expansionist ambition reflect in the foreign policy.
However I see some difference between throwing its weight about a crude joke on a middling Spanish commercial TV station and the objection to the President of the United States meeting Dalai Lama. After all, Obama is the leader of the ‘free world’ and Dalai Lama, thought he ostensibly disagrees, is the face of the forthcoming Tibet independence. Naturally, it is something China does not like and fear. Tibet will became independent or at least quasi independent when the Communist China disintegrates, as the politburo is well aware.
Obama – Lama meeting was in the White House Map Room rather than the Oval Office, in a sign of its low-key nature. Perhaps Obama wanted to refresh his memory as to where that confounded Tibet is. It could have been worse, in the Rose Garden.
South China Morning Post reported on 12-02-14 that, “Charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Spain Huang Yazhong wrote a letter to Telecinco’s chairman and director general in protest against a “racist” sketch that featured in the channel’s New Year Gala. ‘In the show titled Mesa para Dos [Table for Two], a clown wearing strange ‘Chinese clothes’ jumped up and down, making all sorts of exaggerated gestures,” he wrote in the letter published on the embassy’s website. “What’s more, the other actors openly insulted Chinese people using words so vulgar it would make any educated person blush.’
The customers twice say “este Chino es gilipolla”, which means “This Chinese guy is an idiot”.
How dare they! No Chinese guy is an idiot, ever.
The actor spoke in broken Spanish and implied the restaurant served dog and cat meat, which Huang said was an obvious reference to a false rumour that a dog’s microchip was found in a beef dish at a Chinese restaurant last year.
“I don’t know if the creators of this show are proud and prejudiced ..
The man obviously reads Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, a novel of manners, 1813)
.. or if they made this trashy show just for ratings. But objectively it has already hurt the feelings of Chinese people in Spain and Chinese people around the world. This is an undeniable fact,” he wrote. “When wrong, you should change. When you hurt other people, you should apologise.”
Does it mean that Chinese ruling class will abandon its failed Marxist ideology and apologise for 77 million dead the Communist Party is responsible for? Fog of Chaos – Left perspective.
Huang added that he did not believe most Spanish people enjoyed the “vulgar” show and the 180,000 Chinese people who live in Spain shared in the economic ups-and-downs of the country. “Perhaps … Telecinco is a commercial TV station and only cares about ratings, ..
Ratings? How commercial and un-Marxist! By the way, the above mentioned Pride and Prejudice has sold so far over 20 million copies.
so 180,000 Chinese people is a small enough audience to ignore,” Huang wrote.
Very likely; it is less than 3% of the total population.
“But I would like to draw your attention that ..
Elsewhere it is translated as ‘I would like to warn you that..‘
..behind these 180,000 Chinese people stand another 1.3 billion Chinese people from the world’s most populous country and second largest economy!
Here comes the threat from the good comrade Charge d’affaires, undoubtedly backed by those 1.3 billion. But seriously, I guess that at least 1.3 billion would not give rat’s…
Or perhaps I should take it back as inappropriate. The article Rat-meat ring busted in China mentions the existence of over 400 Chinese rat-meat recipes. And I also recalled that the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd , when in his prime, said something about the Chinese, rats and sex.
… even if you don’t care damaging your country’s reputation in China, at least please observe basic civility and social image of a broadcaster.
He really must have read that Austen’s book!