The Witch Hunt in China… a confusing rant by Woman
Hello hello hello!!!
It is another day in May!!!
The sun is shining, the dust still hangs in the air, we still wait for rain…. and it seems that Beijing is on a witch hunt for foreigners.
And seriously… it does seem like a witch hunt.
Granted, some of the foreigners deserve to be asked to leave; I am thinking of that cellist on the train from the Beijing orchestra, who decided to call a woman a “stupid cunt” in Chinese. Now, let me be the first one to tell you, no one uses “sha bi” unless they mean it. That is uncalled for. But I wonder what was done to provoke him? Was he provoked?
Or the drunken European who was caught on cam trying to force himself upon a Chinese woman on a public street.
Yes, these are definitely out of control situations.
And these situations should never happen. But they do.
And it sucks for foreigners here like me who have lived and worked honestly here.
This ruddy tiered society where the big cities are at the top of the waterfall, and the rest of us have to deal with the crashing water weighted down by gravity as it falls into the river below.
It seems here in the city, the witch hunt is happening, but not as bad as the big city.
But the worst part, is it seems that foreigners can commit a crime against Chinese, yet the Chinese cannot commit any crime to Chinese or towards a foreigner.
I had a friend here in China a while ago, her home was broken into and she was raped by two Chinese men. She, being a modern woman from Canada, did what many have done in her situation. She went to the hospital as soon as she could, and asked for the police to file a report.
She was laughed at.
The police came, took away her bedding, and laughed at her saying in Chinese that she deserved it for being a “white devil” and forgetting to lock her door so it was her own fault.
This is some of the things we face here. Nothing happened to the men that attacked her. She left China soon after consulting with the Canadian Consulate.
“the United States and Europe unemployed China misappropriating, trafficking in human beings, seducing encourage immigration; identify ocean spy to find a Chinese woman living together, the job is to gather intelligence, the name of tourists to Japan, South Korea and the United States and Europe of Surveying and Mapping map, improve GPS; get rid of Yang bitch, close the Beijing Office of the al-Jazeera, so shut up and get out to demonize China”
And this is how more than a few Chinese see foreigners. That we are spy’s here to gather information for Japan, South Korea or other countries.
If you get a chance, take a gander through google and look up “Melissa Chan”, an American journalist was was denied a new work visa because she broke “laws” yet she never did break any laws. Many asked to know which laws she broke, yet no one could tell her which laws she broke, because she never broke any of them.
It just makes me so frustrated.
But I wish I had her grace.
You know what? If China ever becomes a democracy, you know what will happen? Taiwan will leave. Hongkong will leave. Xizang will leave.
Current day China is dying. This is not an illusion. This is fact.
You can see the “death grip” that the government is placing on the entire nation. You can see this by the control of information. Today in class, my students tried to convince me that the top of a fire (the yellowy-orange part) is the hottest part of a fire, while the blue or white flames are the coolest. Because that is what their teachers have taught them. That is Chinese education. That is what they are taught.
And no one bothers to ask questions. No one bothers to find their own information. No one knows how to think for themselves because original thought and independent thinking is discouraged.
They take what information they’ve been given and use it as law even if they know it is incorrect.
There are some who have grown past this and realised that they are not obedient dogs but human beings with brains that work and function.
I love this country. I criticize this country like there is no tomorrow. But I still love it and the people. Even with all the bad crap going on right now, I still love it here and beleive in it.
The saving grace I’ve found in quite a few number of people, is they wonder how I can still love and beleive in China, even speaking of its faults. And all I can say to that is, “Do you love your brothers and sisters even with all their faults?” And knowing that there is hope.
Ladies and gentlemen, the past little while, my mind has been troubled with China and everything that is happening here… can you tell? Soon, I’ll get back to my normal rants and rambles of a more erotic nature.
Maybe one day, I’ll take a seat and expand more on my thoughts on China.
PS: but of course I have to tell a little joke because this post has given me a headache because it is so serious, “Chinese joke: take a laptop to Spratly Islands, if you can access Facebook/Twitter/YouTube they belong to Philippines, otherwise Chinese.”