Good afternoon, Internet. Sorry I'm just getting around to you, but I had a viceral reaction to something or other that happened yesterday, and I thought it wise to spend much of the night pouring fizzy liquids down my throat. This morning, I woke up feeling, um… hopeful.
You know what I think it might have been. It might have been that inaugural speech that Barack Obama gave. I probably shouldn't have watched that whole thing. In fact, I blame America for not protecting me from all the inspiring rhetoric that Obama was so wantonly spewing out.
I think America should be more protecting of its citizens' ears. The way that China is…
The official Chinese translation of President Barack Obama's inauguration speech omitted his references to communism and dissent, and a live broadcast on state television Wednesday quickly cut away to the anchor when sensitive topics were mentioned.
The comments by the newly installed U.S. president veered into politically sensitive territory for China's ruling Communist Party, which maintains a tight grip over the Internet and the entirely state-run media. Beijing tolerates little dissent and frequently decries foreign interference in its internal affairs.
When is America going to learn a lesson from the country that owns most of it? You don't become a powerful and prosperous world power by treating your people like adults.
You should hide everything from them. So that they don't know that they're not powerful or prosperous.
Tags: Barack Obama, China, Inauguration