I attend Shanghai American School as an expat and, as a result, am exposed to a lot of literature that makes the rounds in the international school community. The following is a political poem written by an anonymous Chinese student. It deeply shocks me. I hope everyone agrees with me that this piece of seeming propaganda makes no sense and is completely fallacious. 作者: 破例 R , Apr 10,2008,16:40 Reposted from ÊÀ½çÂÛÌ³Íø. Feel free to forward, but please give credit to where its due. "What do you want from Us?"世界论坛网 - A Poem Dedicated to the last 150 years of this planet. By a Slient, Silent Chinese. 世界论坛网 === When We were called Sick man of Asia, We were called The Peril. When We are billed to be the next Superpower, We are called The threat. When We were closed our doors, You smuggled Drugs to Open Markets. When We Embrace Freed Trade, You blame us for Taking away your jobs. When We were falling apart, You marched in your troops and wanted your "fair share". When We were putting the broken peices together again, "Free Tibet" you screamed, "it was an invasion!" ( When Woodrow Wilson Couldn't give back Birth Place of Confucius back to Us, But He did bought a ticket for the Famine Relief Ball for us.) So, We Tried Communism, You hated us for being Communists When We embrace Capitalism, You hate us for being Capitalist. When We have a Billion People, you said we were destroying the planet. When We are tried limited our numbers, you said It was human rights abuse. When We were Poor, You think we are dogs. When We Loan you cash, You blame us for your debts. When We build our industries, You called us Polluters. When we sell you goods, You blame us for global warming. When We buy oil, You called that exploitation and Genocide. When You fight for oil, You called that Liberation. When We were lost in Chaos and rampage, You wanted Rules of Law for us. When We uphold law and order against Violence, You called that Violating Human Rights. When We were silent, You said you want us to have Free Speech. When We were silent no more, You say we were Brainwashed-Xenophoics. Why do you hate us so much? We asked. "No," You Answered, "We don't hate You." We don't Hate You either, But Do you understand us? "Of course We do," You said, "We have AFP, CNN and BBCs..." What do you really want from us? Think Hard first, then Answer... Because you only get so many chances, Enough is Enough, Enough Hypocrisy for this one world. We want One World, One Dream, And Peace On Earth. - This Big Blue Earth is Big Enough for all of Us. FootNote: One, never mind the racist thick fake accent, I am sure this video Just want human Rights. YouTube - Olympic Gold for China - Beijing 2008 Two, If you don't know the above references, Go to libraries and Do your own research. don't get your facts from the tube, You wouldn't have a Clue. Three, Any one is free to use this poem, Copy Right Notice, Just Give The Credit, to the Silent, Silent Chinese. ------ The Chinese are silent because their government oppresses and censors them. The world dislikes the Chinese because they refuse to give secessionist states that want to exercise capitalism, Buddhism, and most importantly, their unequivocal right to self determination a chance to do so. Nobody respects the Chinese because they ran over more than 4000 students who wanted to express their dissent for a weak and corrupt government in 1989 with tanks. The Chinese are funding the genocide in Darfur, and their people do not know it. The US government and its allies may be exploiting Iraq, but all three new candidates who are running (oh, I forgot China doesn't have a popular vote) aim to end the war or cut back on it to some degree. In fact, the leader who instigated the war in the first place has abysmally low approval ratings. Does China have a way for its public to give feedback? No. The Thousand Flowers Camaign ring a bell? How about the cultural revolution that was a response to the wide cries of dissent? Sadly the big blue earth is NOT big enough thanks to their disregard for monogamy and safe sex, with hundreds of millions starving to death in their mud huts in the countryside. How can they tell us not to watch our news channels, which are privately owned and run, yet watch their government-run propaganda stations? I'm not saying that CNN or FOX is completely unbiased, but the sheer hypocrisy of it chills me. I have thought long and hard about this, and I have come to the irrefutable conclusion that the Beijing Olympics are supposed to be a celebration of the noble human spirit that is so absent in China, and that anyone who supports it is also supporting the nation's funding of the genocide in Darfur, the murders of the Beijing University students a decade ago, and the brutal repression of its people and of both Taiwan and Tibet among an endless laundry list of oppression, brutality, and corruption. The last 150 years of the planet? Oh, you mean the ones where the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, the Tiananmen Square Massacre, the Thousand Flowers Campaign, and the inadvertent slaughter of millions of innocent peasants because of communal "smelters" where people had to melt their tools to make WEAPONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT and starved to death all took place? The Chinese government should be charged with just as many counts of war crimes, murder, and obstruction to justice. I'd rant on but I'm afraid the thousands of human censors in Beijing would intercept my message and make me disappear overnight. Perhaps I'll end up as a "violent Tibetan separatist protestor" who was killed in self-defense after he assaulted an unarmed Chinese border guard. Yeah, that's it.