Thursday, August 7, 2008

China to Bush: Get the Fuck Out of Our Face

I’m going to do the extraordinary. I’m going to defend George W. Bush. Honestly.

Sure, the son of a bitch is a hypocrite of Olympian proportions. Under his watch, extraordinary rendition was ramped up, torture became the new favored method of interrogation. Our government spied on peace activists who happened to be Quakers and our Constitution and Bill of Rights now occupies a spot in the Oval Office’s bathroom where the toilet paper used to hang.

So it kind of angers me when Bush speaks out (mp3 file) in favor of human rights, however disingenuous and hypocritical he may be, to hear China say in the most diplomatic terms, even as he’s flying to Beijing, to fuck off.

Yeah, he’s got no right to take the moral high ground and he certainly could’ve hit those oppressive motherfuckers a lot harder. And, yeah, Bush is the stupidest thing to come along since dog shit. But he’s our stupid piece of dog shit. And you’ve got to give the guy credit for having the sense to bend to pressure in his waning moments of power to make some half-hearted effort on behalf of human rights.

Bush obviously didn‘t make any friends in Beijing when he met with Chinese human rights activists at the White House late last month, a reprise of a similar visit in May of 2006. And I’m sure the sons of Mao also didn’t cotton to him meeting with Burmese human rights activists today on the way to China. Even that empty gesture carried some impact.

I guess what I’m trying to say is, he’s an idiot but he’s our idiot and I do not appreciate China treating our idiot like this. At least Bush is willing to play the hypocrite and pretend to be on the side of the angels. China could played the two-faced game and smiled and nodded and said, "Thank you, George, thank you. Good boy. Here's a shiny object to play with."

But Communist China won’t even bend that far.

So fuck China. Fuck those Commie hypocrites seven ways to Sunday.


At August 7, 2008 at 10:28 AM, Anonymous Comrade Rutherford said...

I don't see what's the big deal. Some Chinese spokesman gives a newspaper a quote (full of howlers like, "Chinese citizens have freedom of religion. These are indisputable facts." unless you are Tibetan or Falun Gong or...

Now if the Chinese President were to turn his back on Bush as Bush were waling up to greet him at some state function, in full view of the international press and live on US TV, then I would feel your anger to be justified. Me? If the Chinese president were to treat Bush that way I would say, 'about damn time SOMEONE gave Bush what he deserved, since out Congress wont.

But really, what's happening here is that Bush is merely meeting with his overlords to get more tips on how to torture the innocent. The Bush Admin used the Air Force's 1952 manual of resisting torture at the hands of the Chinese to create the US torture program, so now Bush gets to ask for more pointers.

I have no respect for anyone in the Bush Administration and since Bush is not the legitimate President anyway, I have nothing invested in how he is treated when someone holds a mirror to is hypocritical face.

At August 7, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Whatever. At least he's making an attempt to put together window dressing from time to time.

And China won't even allow him that satisfaction. The chinks are in no position whatsoever to be waggling their finger at Bush anymore than he can afford to waggle his finger at them. But the very least that can be said is that he's still respecting even the appearance of political correctness.

Sure, who cares if Bush gets disrespected but if you're going to disrespect him, do it for the right reasons and have some moral currency to stand on.

I'm really growing to hate the chink bastards who run that dictatorship, so much so that I actually feel sorry for the disrespect they're showing Bush.

At August 7, 2008 at 9:36 PM, Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

the only real upside i can see is that bush's rank and vile hypocrisy along with his inborn (inbred?) cluelessness will be on full disply.

At August 8, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Blogger Marc McDonald said...

I have no doubt that China has a poor human rights record. And they've suppressed Tibet (although I believe the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, which led to the deaths of one million people, is a comparable crime).

Of course, we also have the blood of millions more on our hands, from Vietnam to Korea to the Philippines, etc. Not to mention the genocide of the Native Americans and slavery (itself the biggest crime in human history).

I guess the main problem I have with Bush and the U.S. criticizing China is that we Americans really have no fucking idea what really goes on in that nation (or, for that matter, the rest of East Asia). We don't know the people, we don't know the languages, we don't know the cultures.

We have this simplistic, comic-book-like view of the rest of the world. In this view, everyone else across the world is yearning to be good little consumers like Americans, shopping at Wal-Mart and eating at McDonald's and enjoying U.S.-style "democracy." It was this sort of ignorance that led to the catastrophic belief that we'd somehow be greeted as "liberators" when we invaded Iraq.

But Americans never fucking learn. We're too hopelessly ignorant. We think we're God's gift to the world. We think American society and our political system should be emulated by the rest of the world. (I mean, who could possibly ever improve upon our glorious system?)

And then we wonder why the rest of the world hates us.


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