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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Very clever of the pianist. Slip the knives in when we aren't looking. Make us look the fools.

    But what was President Obama supposed to do about it? What did you expect? There's no reason to expect the President to be familiar with Chinese propaganda; if he was, that'd just be another reason for you to call him a Socialist. And even if he'd recognized the piece, there would have been no graceful way to stop the pianist; any reaction at all would have been graceless and classless and would have shown our country in an even poorer light.

    Sometimes you have to let the little people take their shots and satisfy yourself with being the better man.
    Well, given the amount of academics in the White House, surely someone might have recognized the piece - but, maybe not. In this case the bigger people took their shots in a boost to satisfy their nationalism over the West. The night could be summed up as "Obama hears a Hu".
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Very clever of the pianist. Slip the knives in when we aren't looking. Make us look the fools.

    But what was President Obama supposed to do about it? What did you expect? There's no reason to expect the President to be familiar with Chinese propaganda; if he was, that'd just be another reason for you to call him a Socialist. And even if he'd recognized the piece, there would have been no graceful way to stop the pianist; any reaction at all would have been graceless and classless and would have shown our country in an even poorer light.

    Sometimes you have to let the little people take their shots and satisfy yourself with being the better man.

    I agree with you on some of this., like not much he could do, however, if I was POTUS, some mofo would be fired over not doing due diligence on this.
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    So somebody should be fired because they DIDN'T shoot the piano player?
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    So somebody should be fired because they DIDN'T shoot the piano player?



    Please read the links, other people apparently knew he was to play that song for weeks before he did.... He has a staff, and some on that staff's job is to know these things.
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    This is a big joke in China. They're laughing at New America. Hardee Har Har.

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Lyrics to My Motherland...

    My Motherland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    This is a great river, its waves are wide and calm
    The wind blows through the rice flowers, bearing fragrance to either shore
    My home is right there by the water
    I am used to hearing the punters' whistle
    and seeing the white sails on the boats

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    This is a great river, its waves are wide and calm
    The wind blows through the rice flowers, bearing fragrance to either shore
    My home is right there by the water
    I am used to hearing the punters' whistle
    and seeing the white sails on the boats

    Chorus

    This is the beautiful motherland
    The place where I grew up
    In this expansive stretch of land
    Wonderful landscape can be seen everywhere

    2.

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    Young ladies are like flowers
    Young men have a big heart and grand visions
    In order to construct a new realm
    They have woken the sleeping mountains
    And made the rivers change their appearance

    Chorus

    This is the motherland of heroes
    The place where I grew up
    In this stretch of ancient land
    There is youthful vigour found everywhere

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    Great mountains, great rivers and an amazing place
    Every road is flat and wide
    When friends are here, there is fine wine
    But if the wolves come
    What greets it is the hunting gun

    Chorus

    This is the strong motherland
    The place where I grew up
    On this stretch of warm and friendly land
    The sunshine of peace is everywhere
    I see nothing about hunting down and killing the American jackels. Did I miss a line?

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Lyrics to My Motherland...

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    I see nothing about hunting down and killing the American jackels. Did I miss a line?
    You missed context and innuendo. This song has been appropriated for use in anti-American propaganda by the Chinese Communist Party in the same way the Nazi's appropriated the works of Richard Wagner to advance their propaganda.

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    sorry guys... I just don't see the problem on this one.

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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    sorry guys... I just don't see the problem on this one.
    How could a Chinese peanis not play chopsticks?
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    Re: Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    How could a Chinese peanis not play chopsticks?
    I bet he ate with them.

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