Posted On: Tuesday - December 29th 2020 2:52PM MST
In Topics:   Commies  Pundits  China
The screenshot above comes from my China source and is off of the ubiquitous WeChat app. The screenshot is a bit blurry and hard for me to read... especially because I'll be damned if I'm gonna learn 4,000 multiple-squiggly-lined characters just to know what the hell is going on in that place.
Here's what this piece of CCP news says though: Apparently 54 million* or so Americans are short of food and have been waiting in lines, like a bunch of ghetto-dwellers outside the COVID testing center with the free chicken dinners, for food. We are undernourshed, from the ill effects of our mishandling of the Kung Flu, says the intrepid investigative reporter of the CCP. This is from the crowd that has been importing and rationing pork due to the great Porcine Crisis of '19. (See also our follow-up on the rationing - The People's Pig.)
As we discussed in Part 2 of our review of Kai Strittmatter's We Have Been Harmonized, the President-for-life-per-constitutional-revision Xi JinPing has gone full Totalitarian on the Chinese people. (Never, never, go full Totalitarian! ... oops, gonna have to say that more quietly in the future...) As all students of history should know, the Totalitarianism usually doesn't stay domestic forever. If you want the people to remain in fear, you need to create those external enemies. China has a very good reason to see President Trump and America as the mortal bogeyman, errr enemy, of the Middle Kingdon. See, we are reneging on our deal to give away all manufacturing and engineering know-how to China for nothing. We have been reneging on the deal we had to let in military and industrial spies in on demand, and to educate Chinese visiting scholars and graduate students at the expense of American kids, all these in return for that endless supply of Cheap China-made Crap. They say it's all well worth it, so ... You are a very, bad, bad, country, America.
Where were we here, oh, yeah, well the Xi-led CCP that runs the whole place is now putting out propoganda, so that the Chinese people will understand how bad we suck. We here all happen to know that lots of Americans may be fed on the wrong stuff, but they surely do not lack for calories.**
We can all treat this propaganda with a grain of salt, or should, anyway. That's when I run into articles by people like the high-IQ Ron Unz himself, who are the biggest skeptics in the world when it comes to American political history, but will believe everything they read out of China. Hey, Ron Unz, you've got your American Pravda series, and good on you for all that reading and writing. but why would you think there wouldn't be any propaganda out of the Totalitarian Chinsese Communist Party? I'll have to drop this into a Ron Unz thread some time. Really, the guy can get pretty reasonable at times, and he TRIES to be fair. However his open-mindedness to an extreme degree coupled with his anti-all-things-American attitude make him come across like a naive imbecile at other times.
Don't be a Ron Unz. Don't believe everything you read, as my Dad told me long ago. I think it was "believe 1/2 of what you read and 1/4 of what you hear", to be precise. The numbers have probably only gone down since then.
* My China source told me the number, and I see where the blurry screen shot makes sense. The Chinese numbering system is simpler than others when it comes to counting - there is no "teen" or "twenty/thirty/forty" just a literal translation of 35 as "three ten, five", for example. It's easy in that sense. However, they don't put the commas for the big numbers every thousand-fold, but every 10,000-fold, and the wording goes along with that. One "wan"(?) is 10,000, and then 10,000 wan is one "yi" (pronounced just "eee"), meaning 100 million. The screen shot with what looks like a dash, means 5,400 wan which is the 54 million I was told.
** That's when I knew the Gallup poll I was a respondent to recently was getting stupid in a hurry, when I was asked that series of questions about people I know not getting enough food.