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Above, entitled Be Just – Even to John Chinaman, this is one of thousands of racist political cartoons against the Chinese in the United States, especially with the passage of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. It legalized the extermination of tens of thousands of Chinese, who were hunted down like dogs, shot, hung and scalped for state bounty All the racial stereotypes are there. John is crying like a baby, while carrying an ironing board, iron and an opium pipe: a cowardly drug addict who does women’s work.
The chalkboard says, “Kick out the heathen, he’s got no vote”. Heathen of course being a code word for subhuman, joining the pantheon of white racist epitaphs, like niggers, brutes, beasts, kaffirs and savages. They are used in every Western language. This, at Miss Columbia’s school, an allegory for the United States. Miss America seems to be in a decidedly foul mood. The hypocrisy of including a black man, Native American and other hated minorities in the background is especially bitter, since they did not have the vote either. But, it puts into perspective where the Chinese ranked on the race meter in the United States, until the 1940s.
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The same thing happened in the UK, France and other Western countries, which used the US “Patriot” Act as a template to scare the shit out of their citizens and passed similar copycat laws. Numerous state-sponsored false flag “terrorist” events were staged to have the people, legislatures and parliaments begging to sign away their civil and human rights, to protect them from those e-v-i-l Muslims.
Whatever most Western countries had in the way of constitutions, bills of rights, etc., they are now reduced to hollow straw men. The fascist police state has officially and legally arrived in the West, just like Hitler and Nazism officially and legally arrived in Germany, in the 1930s.
Yet, in China, here are 1.4 billion people in the world’s largest functioning, participatory democracy, fully engaged in the media and with their government, to discuss important changes to the people’s constitution. Was the “Patriot” Act offered to US citizens for consideration? Of course not. Yet China’s proposed constitutional changes, as well as all other laws and regulations under debate are everywhere in China’s media. Every citizen, using social media platforms, which is the vast majority of them, can make observations, suggestions and criticisms about these and all other law proposals, via government internet portals and phone applications. Millions do so, every day. As a resident of China, I also have the same rights and have done so. Not tech savvy? Then you can meet with your elected local representative, who lives in your area, or go to town hall, which I have also done so on more than one occasion.
Today, maybe a million Chinese contacted their government to weigh in on the current proposed changes to the nations’s constitution. When was the last time you had direct, democratic input into laws being passed in your country? I rest my case.
This all boils down to pure and simple Western racism, a tired but genocidal refrain. Westerners are raised from the womb that they are preternaturally superior to all the non-Whites of the world, morally, spiritually, intellectually, culturally and technologically. I was talking to my Chinese colleagues this week about this and they are shocked by the venomous Western racism raising its predictable head to spew anti-Chinese hate around the world, simple because they are exercising their democratic rights as citizens. It’s comforting to them to know that there is at least one Westerner who understands.
As well, he published a textbook, Doctor WriteRead’s Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). He is also currently penning an historical fiction, Red Letters – The Diaries of Xi Jinping, to be published in late 2018. Jeff is a Senior Editor & China Correspondent for The Greanville Post, where he keeps a column, Dispatch from Beijing. He also writes a column for The Saker, called the Moscow-Beijing Express. Jeff interviews and podcasts on his own program, China Rising Radio Sinoland, which is also available on SoundCloud, YouTube, Stitcher Radio and iTunes. In China, he has been a speaker at TEDx, the Bookworm and Capital M Literary Festivals, the Hutong, as well as being featured in an 18-part series of interviews on Radio Beijing AM774, with former BBC journalist, Bruce Connolly. He has guest lectured at the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences and various international schools and universities. Jeff grew up in the heartland of the United States, Oklahoma, much of it on a family farm, and graduated from Oklahoma State University. He went to Brazil while in graduate school at Purdue University, to seek his fortune, which whetted his appetite for traveling the globe. This helped inspire him to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia in 1980 and he lived and worked in Africa, the Middle East, China and Europe for the next 21 years. All the while, he mastered Portuguese, Arabic, French and Mandarin, while traveling to over 85 countries. He then returned to America for nine years, whereupon he moved back to China in 2010. He lives in China with his wife. Jeff is a dual national French-American, being a member of the Communist Party of France (PCF) and the International Workers of the World (IWW).