The spreading “Occupy Wall Street” movement is getting support in some unlikely places, such as the city of Zhengzhou in China's Henan province. On October 6th, several hundred demonstrators converged on the Labor People's Cultural Center to support those Americans who are mad as hell and aren't going to take it anymore!
Organizers at the Chinese rally handed out information pamphlets, distributed red armbands and raised banners emblazoned with slogans such as “Absolutely support the American people's great 'Occupy Wall Street' revolution!” There's just one fly in the ointment... cultural filtering and a little “Lost In Translation Syndrome” seem to have distorted the goals of the New York-based popular uprising.
“USA is so bad that it bullies any countries as it wishes,” stated one protester, a worker at a local state-owned enterprise. “Bullying others with its rod of liberal democracy, it interferes with the internal affairs of other countries and overthrows the regimes of other.”
Hmm, I'm not quite sure that's what's bugging the Occupy Wall Street protesters, but hey, he's on a roll. “Now it's time for pay back of its evil. The true colors of USA are coming out.” Funny, I thought those colors were dyed in the wool, better check the label... uh huh, “Made in China”.
Looking closer at the Chinese protesters, one may note that they appear to be rather advanced in age compared to their counterparts in the USA. Indeed, according to China Hush, the Zhengzhou demonstrators “consisted of workers, cadres of state-owned enterprise and some retirees.” Not exactly the young, hip & trendy younger generation who are leading China into a new age with new ideas not lifted from Mao's Little Red Book. More like a classic rent-a-protest.
Even so, can the Chinese demonstrators' rhetoric be so wrong it's right? When asked what he thought was the driving force behind the Occupy Wall Street movement, one protester speculated that “capitalism had reached its end and the people in capitalist countries were woken up.”
Other protesters agreed, offering their American comrades this nugget of revolutionary advice: socialism can not only save China, it can also save the world. Party on, dudes... er, not that “Party”. (via China Hush, Utopia, and China.com)