Hu Xijin: A Few Words for the Liberals
Once again, Global Times Chief Editor Hu Xijin has provided propagandistic fodder for savvy netizens. As in many of his recent Weibo posts, he starts off reasonably, then spits venom (via Shanghaiist):
I’d like to say a few words to the liberals. You have stirred up China, and you have manufactured its adaptability. You have helped China progress by bringing change from the bottom up, and you have become one of the key forces in China’s reform. At the same time though, you are magnifying China’s risk, and you may one day bring China past that threshold of what it’s able to endure, thereby becoming the cancer cells that will lead to the demise of China. You have become a key tool in the hands of the Americans who want to topple China. I honestly hope you will eventually become a positive force in the destiny of China.
对 自由派说几句话。你们触动了国家，制造了国家新的适应性。你们带来了中国进步自下而上的动力。你们已是推动中国改革的合力之一。同时，你们在加 大中国的风险，你们有可能捅破中国的承受力，成为中国严重病变的癌细胞，你们已是美国试图撬动扳倒中国的主要杠杆。衷心希望你们最终是中国命运的正能 量。
Below are some choice responses to Hu:
UnoccupiedXC: Are we even talking about the same “China”?
MeowMeow: F! I don’t know who’s bringing China past that threshold of what it’s able to endure!
吖喵吖喵: 擦! 不知到是谁在捅破中国的承受力!
WangWeisCourtyard: It’s becoming harder and harder to fool the masses. Are you disappointed, Chief Hu?
AMULL: Who’s the bad guy, the liberals or the corrupt mandarins? The people will freely arbitrate this… How long do your masters have left? That’s right! It won’t be China that is toppled, but your dictatorship, its corruption, and its treasonous masters… China will persevere, but its corrupt and incompetent government will surely collapse.
Guo-Yongfeng: Spoken very sincerely. Perhaps Editor Hu is also quite helpless. Every day he has to play the game and write essays for use by the imperial court. He cannot be careless when tackling the crucial issues.
iWeeklySurroundAndWatch: According to this physiological argument, if liberals are cancer cells, Editor Hu must be a “reproductive organ.”*
* “Imperial edict machine” (圣旨器 shèngzhǐ qì) sounds like “reproductive organ” (生殖器 shēngzhíqì).
DefendingOpinion: Wow, Chief Hu’s “liberals destroy the nation” talk is seriously intimidating!
TransmittingSongByFlight: Cancer cells? That’s a joke that only the left wing* is capable of making. If the Cultural Revolution hadn’t ended in ’76, the cancer cells would have spread to the vital organs and killed this country long ago!
* In China, the left wing refers to socialists, while the right wing are closer in mindset to Western liberals.
AnShiyou: In answer to your last few words, we are also looking forward to you quickly leaving the stage of history.
Via CDT Chinese. Translation by Josh Rudolph.