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…This lead to another conversation of why I don’t care about the Pinnacles: Because I wasn’t born in China, which makes me “not Chinese” enough to be qualified to make any comments against China’s government.
First of all, the reader should take a look at this post:
Overseas Chinese have contributed to China’s development, and were all deeply affected by the previously mentioned atrocities, because we all feel for our besieged brethren who couldn’t escape. Before these atrocities, we [Overseas Chinese] were a major contributing factor to the reform of and the revolution against the last monarchy. These people who went abroad to take menial labor jobs, still took out money in hopes to better their own country: China, a country falling apart. My friend said, “that was then, you’re not one of those people!” No, I’m not in menial labor, and I haven’t contributed any of my funds to any movements or specific organizations dedicated to reforming China. That’s what this website is dedicated to. Pointing out the fallacies of a corrupt government. My friend said, “When I criticize China’s government, it hurts me on a personal level. You only make fun of it for your personal entertainment.”
I’m not going to lie, I do laugh at China’s government, just like I laugh at any corrupt government anywhere in the world. My friend fails to realize that comedy can be used as a weapon of political dissidence. It’s not for personal entertainment though. It’s for the entertainment of every Chinese person. If such a government could stand on its own two feet, it would have nothing for us to laugh about. Regardless of where we’re born from.
Just a Reminder:
This coming Wednesday, we celebrate 101 years of China ridding itself from the yolks of a monarchy –The October 10th, Wuchang uprising–, and it was thanks to overseas Chinese who contributed effort, money, and and other resources, and set up institutions, like the militia schools in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, where a significant number of the 72 martyrs were trained at –One of several events that lead up to the October 10th uprising.
UPDATE October 9, 2012
ON OTHERS RELIGIONS:
Oftentimes, whenever I’d make a statement against the Communist Chinese government, they immediately lash back in its defense. These people go around, and say that I’m not “Chinese enough” to comment on Chinese politics. These people often tend to be Christians. I’d be damned, if I let a group of people who worship a zombie often depicted as a Caucasian to suit the occidentalists, despite being from the middle-east, claim themselves as being more Chinese than me, yet they worship a foreign-based religion. The same religion for which seven out of the eight-nation alliance share a majority population who believe in that same religion. So much for being Chinese, foreign-religion worshippers!
I don’t want to hear it, because my family continues to practice Ancestral veneration, very-much based in Confucianism. Culturally, if you want to prove you’re more Chinese, bring it!