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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    If it was Sarah Palin playing the same song on the piano the Left would have been in an uproar.

    But get anyone else doing it and they'll quickly back off and look the other way with their 'nothing to see here, folks' clumsiness.

    They always manage to get around with one foot in their mouths but occasionally, and almost miraculously, they frequently fit the other one in there as well.
    I'm impressed.... 66 posts until someone brought Palin up.

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Actually it is more like playing America the Beautiful. Why should this be considered disrespectful? Basically it is just a song saying: "I love my country. My country is very pretty. I will protect my country.
    You and I rarely agree... until now.

    Am I really the only 'rightie' that isn't ready to nuke China over a ****ing song?

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    /facepalm


    I don't think the chinese take America seriously......
    Fixed that for you.

    I don't know if it was intentional or not. From reading some of the comments in this thread, it appears it might have been. I'm not familiar enough with Chinese culture to know one way or the other. If it was intentional, I'd say you've been trolled by the country that practically owns yours.
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    It's a patriotic Chinese song, about a specific battel in Korea. How is it propaganda?
    To us it means nothing - our culture derives little meaning from such things.
    To many of them it's a powerful point to be making and means a lot (good and bad)
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    That settles it. We need a pianist to go over there and play "Suicide is Painless"!
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    You and I rarely agree... until now.

    Am I really the only 'rightie' that isn't ready to nuke China over a ****ing song?
    I think that if ludahai is right, and that this song is well-known for it's use in anti-American propaganda, then in all likelihood the choice of the song was deliberate. But I don't think we should make a big deal over this. If this was indeed meant as a subtle "**** you," and we confront them, they can just claim plausible deniability and say that the lyrics in the song don't mention Americans specifically, so we're just making something out of nothing. That's how the chicoms operate.

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I think that if ludahai is right, and that this song is well-known for it's use in anti-American propaganda, then in all likelihood the choice of the song was deliberate. But I don't think we should make a big deal over this. If this was indeed meant as a subtle "**** you," and we confront them, they can just claim plausible deniability and say that the lyrics in the song don't mention Americans specifically, so we're just making something out of nothing. That's how the chicoms operate.
    They don't see things the way we do - we can equate it and move on (with ourselves) but to them the "meaning" will stick around for a while.

    Cultural ignorance is part of the reason why this country is loosing it's ground - there's a stubborn denial of *how* our cultures are different and *what* we need to do to compensate. As a result - they are yanking us around by leashes.
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    You and I rarely agree... until now.

    Am I really the only 'rightie' that isn't ready to nuke China over a ****ing song?
    What makes you say that?

    What gives Americans no reason to be offended by what appears to be an intended slap in the face?

    Objectively, even some native Chinese acknowledge it as an insult to America.

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Draco View Post
    What makes you say that?

    What gives Americans no reason to be offended by what appears to be an intended slap in the face?

    Objectively, even some native Chinese acknowledge it as an insult to America.
    All this fuss over a song is childish.

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Have you?

    The ONLY thing in the lyrics I posted that could 'upset' some delicate constitutions like yours would be this...


    If you're not secure in your manhood enough to let something this trivial slip by, I really don't know what to say.
    You really don't get the symbolic meaning of the song to the Chinese, do you.... figures... try learning the language, culture and living there sometime... the only time I heard it the time I lived there was in a wave of anti-American sentiment in May 1999 in the aftermath of the bombing of the embassy in Belgrade...
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