A rendezvous with panache

The Slitty Eye is back. At least I would begin to log in my account and start to write something. This time, about Chinese Politics.

Chinese Politics has never been a glowing treasure chest that fascinates the west, for the people outside of that mysterious place know so little about what really is going on there. No one could figure out what is really going on beyond those emotionless high profile figures that occasionally visit some random countries or make some monotonic speeches. There are only loads of gossips, rumors, speculations, conspiracy theories that revolve around Zhongnanhai, . The Shanghai clique, the League clique, the Princelings… Those terms are possibly the way most exciting terms that are created for Chinese politics. Who cares about the forgetful names and faces in the central politburo anyway?

Long eroded by the show business mentality and leftist dogmas, the western media has never been an avid follower of Chinese politics except for its evil suppression on people’s freedom and equality, and of course, the catnip for western liberals: Tibet. Few really gives a damn on what it is going on with the real decision-makers and how they are trying so hard to put pieces together in this awfully big and messy country. The current government is probably the smartest of all time in managing China as far as I concern.

I often secretly relish the fact that we don’t have the western-style specious jokers in the politics, for I always think politics would be the most serious things on earth as it deals with literally everything. Clowns on the television blurring populist slogans and slurring on each other are not even those leftist ideological founders wished for in the first place.

Anyway, back to Chinese politics. A few days ago, a name that non-Chinese could barely pronounce, “Bo Xilai“, became a viral sensation that simply sweeps over major western media all of sudden. Described as “a charming, charismatic, and outspoken western-alike political figure” and labelled as a Chinese political supernova with his whooping socialist class-conflict campaign in the city of Chongqing, he was “unexpectedly” slashed and expelled from the politburo, stripped out of his official title, and put into a house arrest under a series of political and criminal investigation. Now that is a piece of classic politic news that the western media likes. The best part isn’t over yet. The linkage between Bo’s lawyer wife Gui Kailai and the mythic death of a Brit associated with M16 escalated public interest in Bo’s political death into an even higher level. Most of the articles I read in English about Bo share a sense of sympathy, with more focusing on his flamboyant personality and little on what his lousy politics. The subliminal message is loud and clear: Bo sounds just like our political entertainers, he was a great public entertainer, an outspoken dude with humanity, and most of all, he was trying to fight for the root class of Chongqing! It was a tragedy that he was doomed in the evil and authoritarian Chinese politics. For all they care, Bo could be the crack they always dream for, the Chinese “JFK”. And his wife is called as the Jackie Kennedy of China (though she was virtually unheard of among western media until the shit hits the fan, honestly I think she is more like a cold-blooded money sucking bitch). Bo could be China’s Yeltsin to take down the last major counter force of western liberalism.

I am Da Man!

Of course nobody gives a rat about his hedonistic son‘s hardcore clubbing in London and Beijing with Ferrari and women. Likewise, no one would make the effort to take a second look at how superficial and stupid his political campaigns are made. The dude was probably trying to create a noisy fuzz in Chongqing just to get himself back to Beijing (I bet he watched too much western TV soaps on politics). Thanks to his wife who probably murdered that English dude, he was finally ousted from Chinese politics. No more puppet charlatan in the politburo. This dude should have been born in Czech Republic, or Romania. He might make a big time there with his demagogic gimmicks.

No, I am really the man.

Once again I am glad that China holds probably one of the last bastions of the good old fashion politics. Politics should be about how the jobs are done, not some claptrap clamorous rendezvous with panache. You know who is cool? Hu Jintaois cool, for he has a sense of coolness in playing the political game instead of a drama show. Meritocracy in my view is far more superior than the idea of democracy. I am happy that no one calls his wife the Jackie Kennedy of China, no cone calls him charming and charismatic. The statesmen gotta be cool and smart, not emotional and entertaining. My last consolation about China.

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8 comments

  1. China is the only major obstacle to total world domination by Western Universalism (with the possible exception of Putinist Russia), so naturally I wish Hu and his gang the best. We need diversity in political systems, to remind ourselves that there are alternatives out there. China may be flawed in many ways, but at least it’s flawed in different ways to the West – ones which may be less problematic in the long run.

    I just wish they would cut back on the stupid censorship, because I like to watch some .cn sites from the outside world, and they’re extremely slow due to the Great Firewall. They should just get rid of the energy waste of censorship and go public, tell the people that democracy is bad and show them exactly how and why it is bad. It’s easy enough to research some good arguments and create excellent propaganda from Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Moldbug or other people from our corner on the internet. If you make a good argument that Western Democracy is evil, than you don’t need to hide and pretend anymore. And it’s not like the smart people who would be capable enough to organize a revolution can’t already find ways to bypass the stupid censorship.

    1. That’s easy to say than realizing it. Once the censorship gone, I doubt our force is going to be nearly as 1/10 strong as the liberals in China. There are already lots of liberal converts in and out of China, especially among the so-called intelligentsia. Most people are dumb and don’t think anyway. Opening up the censorship means the opportunity for the invasion of another wave of aggressive liberal populism campaign. The only counter balance populism is nationalism, or fascism. I don’t think either is good for China. Plus, most censorship is about western liberal campaigns anyway. Sure BBC is blocked, but don’t you agree it is the one of evilest, if not the evilest media ever created? Likewise, social websites such as facebook, twitters and youtubes are useless as far as i concern, they have plenty copycats in that field in China. Just like how British government jailed people for racism on Twitter, Chinese gov’t blocked liberalism from Weibo is a fair act. By the way, wordpress is not censored, wikipedia is not censored except pages about Chinese political figures. I say it is not a bad thing.

      1. “The Internet inaugurates a new lifestyle that one could call electronic nomadism, but which is also an electronic colonialism. As Nelson Thall, Marshall McLuhan’s successor at the University of Toronto, points out, ‘in the end, the power of the Internet is … that it allows the entire world to think and to write like North Americans.'” – Alain de Benoist

        The Internet is the most effective tool American propaganda could even dream of; it’s so dominated by American culture (which, yes, includes American politics) that enough exposure to it — and it really doesn’t take much — can turn anyone sufficiently young and impressionable into an American. I once met a guy from Venezuela who spoke perfect American English, cracked jokes about Bush, and acted in a manner utterly indistinguishable from that of an American college student. (Unsurprisingly, the two main exceptions to that that I know of are the Slavs and the Chinese. I’ve never met a Russian who acted American. Hell, I met an *English teacher* from Russia once, and he was still a Stalinist.)

      2. Chinese internet develops on its own, partially due to language issue, partially due to its tight control I guess. However, I could be described as one of those impressionable youth who got americanized more or less owing to the internet, partially also due to the fact i stayed in the west long enough as well.

        What you are saying about the internet makes a lot of sense, could you elaborate further on the notion of electronic colonialism and nomadism? thanks.

    1. Thanks. I read the article. It is a very nice and thorough one. I don’t think it’s rubbish. I have heard a lot as well about the severity of the corruption in the PLA. But how much this would affect PLA in real conflicts I would say it’s overrated. Not that I have any evidence to prove PLA could fight. Just look at Russia, presumably their army system would be much more corrupted and chaotic than that of China. They did quite well in Chechnya and Georgia. Human power in modern warfare is a tricky thing, as long as China keeps 1000 kick-ass SEAL style solider and a squad of tech team in position, it’d be ample to deal with all sorts of confrontational possibilities as far as I concern. In fact, China has been keeping doing towards this direction. Years of downsizing in the PLA itself, the top guys are well aware of the corruption problems inside the system. PLA might look damn corrupted and loose from the outside, and it is. But they have always reserved the incorruptible teams that are ready to use those high-tech device at any time. That’d be my opinion.

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