Chinese Stereotype Alive and Rotten in America

I read a political opinion Column on Gather written by Devin Barber and ran into an example of the American manufactered Chinese Stereotype–not from Barber but from one of the comments to his column.

Devin Barber

To find that example, I suggest you read Devin Barber’s column “Left of the Right”. The particular column I was reading was TEA Partiers Say “It’s Time To Take Our Country Back” What Does That Mean?

I was enjoying myself (laughing at some of the inane comments from the ignorant and/or stupid people who keep bashing Obama and the Democrats as if they are devils) until I reached this from Bruce, “and then if we manage to survive I think we will either end up with a totalitarian regime where the citizens are slaves like China…

My response to Bruce’s comment started , “Bruce, what do you know about China?  The image or opinion of China that most Americans have stuck in the gunk between their ears is the China of Mao. 

“Mao died in 1976, and the Cultural Revolution ended. China created a market economy that keeps growing, and the people of China are not slaves. Actually, most of those that live in the cities have almost as much freedom as Americans in the US.  That is about five hundred million people. (Eight hundred million live in the countryside and are not as fortunate at those in the cities, but they are still not slaves.)” 

If you are interested in reading the rest, please go to Devin’s column and read the comments. Devin’s column is not about China but that one comment demonstrates the dangers that come with being an uneducated voter like Bruce. It’s scary that anyone may vote in America regardless of how globally ignorant or stupid they are. There should be a knowledge test before one earns the right to vote.

Learn more about The American Assault on China’s Currency


Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. 

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3 Responses to Chinese Stereotype Alive and Rotten in America

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Lloyd Lofthouse. Lloyd Lofthouse said: Chinese Stereotype Alive and Rotten in America: […]

  2. It wasn’t DB who made the comment. It was someone by the name of Bruce responding to another comment that was related to what DB wrote. The conversations that take place after DB posts his column meander all over the place and often leaves the topic launching side shows, which is what I’m talking about–one of the side shows.

    One thing I’ve noticed while reading comments that follow opinion pieces is some people showing off deep stupidity and ignorance as if they are the world’s authority on everything.

    Abraham Lincoln was right when he said “You can fool some of the people most of the time and most of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

    I have a few doubts about the last phrase in that quote. I believe that some people can be fooled for a lifetime and refuse to admit it even when history proves them wrong.

  3. Go Lloyd !
    Having picked this post up on my WP Blog Surfer it wasn’t until I was just about to open it up to make this comment that I realised what I was actually seeing…
    “Politics correspondent” !!?????
    DB knows as much about politics as I do about the finer points of making porcelain.
    Unfortunately we have to live with the fact that there is no IQ test in order to be allowed to vote. This makes it all the more important that those of us with at least some semblance of intelligence get off our backsides come polling day. (UK readers please note next week !)

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