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爱国贼 (ài guó zéi): "Patriotraitor"
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爱国贼 (àiguózéi): Patriotraitor
  
This term is a play on the word "traitor" (卖国贼, ''mài guó zéi''). A ''patriotraitor'' is someone who betrays their country's interests while outwardly professing to be a patriot. Another related term is [[shit youth.]] Both terms are used by netizens to pejoratively refer to people who are perceived as being uncritically nationalistic. However, a ''patriotraitor'' differs from a shit youth in that a ''patriotraitor'' has more of an ulterior motive and his/her demostration of patriotism is more for show.
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[[File:Aiguozei2.jpg|350px|thumb|left|''Paitriotraitor dressed in ill-fitting military garb. “Let’s nuke Taiwan, blow Tokyo to bits, invade New York! The cops are coming, quick, run.”'']] A play on the word “traitor” (卖国贼 màiguózéi), a patriotraitor is someone who betrays his/her country’s interests while outwardly professing patriotism. Netizens pejoratively refer to people who are uncritically nationalistic as either patriotraitors or [[shit youth]]; a a patriotraitor has more of an ulterior motive and puts on more of an act than a shit youth.
  
所谓“爱国贼”是指打着爱国旗号危害国家和人民利益的人
 
  
For a sample story of someone being criticized by netizens as a "Patriotraitor," please click [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/11/tao-weishuo-陶韡烁-defends-his-statement-all-chinese-people-have-internet-freedom/ here].
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Fudan University student[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/11/tao-weishuo-陶韡烁-defends-his-statement-all-chinese-people-have-internet-freedom/ Tao Weishuo] earned the title of patriotraitor in a 2009 town hall with Barack Obama, where he objected to President’s discussion of Internet censorship.
  
[[File:Aiguozei3.jpg|400px|thumb|center|''Cai Mingchao shown hiding behind a shield with the characters "patriot." Cai Mingchao is a prominent art dealer who defaulted in his 31.5 million Euro commitment to purchase two bronze animal heads taken from the Ming Summer Palace. He claimed that he defaulted out of a sense of patriotism. Others sensed an ulterior motive. See, here'' ([http://cul.cnwest.com/content/2009-03/17/content_1879304.htm Chinese] & [http://www.danwei.org/front_page_of_the_day/bidder_says_he_wouldnt_pay.php English]).]]
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[[File:Aiguozei3.jpg|400px|thumb|left|''Cai Mingchao hiding behind a shield with the characters “patriot.Cai is a prominent art dealer who [http://www.danwei.org/front_page_of_the_day/bidder_says_he_wouldnt_pay.php defaulted in his 31.5 million euro commitment to purchase two bronze animal heads taken from the Ming Summer Palace]. He claimed that he defaulted out of a sense of patriotism. Others sensed an ulterior motive.'']]
  
 
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[[File:Aiguozei.jpg|400px|thumb|right|''Two beggars curse those that criticize China. They blame every other country but their own for their plight.'']]
 
 
[[File:Aiguozei2.jpg|400px|thumb|center|''Paitriotraitor dressed in ill-fitting military garb, "Let's nuke Taiwan, blow Tokyo to bits, invade New York! The cops are coming, quick, run."'']]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[[File:Aiguozei.jpg|400px|thumb|center|''Two beggars curse those that criticize China. The irony of the cartoon is that they blame other countries but do not blame the country in which they live that is perhaps most directly responsible for their plight.'']]
 
  
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 16:54, 15 August 2012

爱国贼 (àiguózéi): Patriotraitor

Paitriotraitor dressed in ill-fitting military garb. “Let’s nuke Taiwan, blow Tokyo to bits, invade New York! The cops are coming, quick, run.”
A play on the word “traitor” (卖国贼 màiguózéi), a patriotraitor is someone who betrays his/her country’s interests while outwardly professing patriotism. Netizens pejoratively refer to people who are uncritically nationalistic as either patriotraitors or shit youth; a a patriotraitor has more of an ulterior motive and puts on more of an act than a shit youth.


Fudan University studentTao Weishuo earned the title of patriotraitor in a 2009 town hall with Barack Obama, where he objected to President’s discussion of Internet censorship.

Cai Mingchao hiding behind a shield with the characters “patriot.” Cai is a prominent art dealer who defaulted in his 31.5 million euro commitment to purchase two bronze animal heads taken from the Ming Summer Palace. He claimed that he defaulted out of a sense of patriotism. Others sensed an ulterior motive.
Two beggars curse those that criticize China. They blame every other country but their own for their plight.