China really hasn't changed a lick in the whole time I've been here. All the same problems exist, as do the pluses and draws. Every point of criticism of China in 2001, as well as every point of praise, is the same. I don't want to talk about China. This will be long enough. It seems in reply to lazy one liners, I'm typing thesises today but so be it. I've always been a huge MTSkiBum fan. Not but five years ago, I wouldn't know where your posts ended and mine began. It occurred to me that you and I were thinking with the same brain.
Maybe China is tangentially responsible, but only so far as I am not in the US anymore to get my pulse on country to see what's going on. Nothing to see here, everything is fine. Everybody on my block still mows the lawn and shovels the snow, same as always. I left in 2001 and from this end of the computer, Amerika is increasingly focked up. Are you familiar with the term 'boiling the frog?' Apparently, if you increase the temperature slowly enough, you can get it all the way to boiling without a frog noticing or reacting.
Well, I'm not in the pot; I've been gone for nineteen years and so I live in a cultural bubble to 2001. And culturally there's been a massive shift, not in China but in the US. As you can tell from my posts, I can't stand what I'm seeing.
Where to begin? Maybe the universities and the school system that's pumping out all these woke fools who then infest everything else. We can replace history with alternate history. Out goes Thomas Jefferson the visionary and his personal moral courage as eloquent words and insights on liberty, freedom, limited government. In comes Jefferson the slave owning hypocrite and down goes the Jefferson statues. They are replacing 1776 with 1619 and teaching your kids that in schools not as an oh, by the way, Jefferson was actually flawed sadly, but as the main meal.
While we're talking about history, how about the brave, hearty settlers on the Oregon Trail. They go off into the wilderness in a wagon, into nothing, and through hard work and sweat and ingenuity and a bunch of small miracles, raise families and set up thriving communities for their posterity. I know you like camping and hiking and fishing, you make posts that make me envious all the time. These are our fore-bearers, they tamed the land, cleared the snakes and wolves and what have you, and made it habitable and safe for you and me. It was because of the work ethic and courage of a few hundreds of thousand families like Laura Ingalls Wilder's family that made America great. So now the sh*tbags at Oregon State University topple the pioneer statue to honor the people whose hard work made their worthless, culturally degenerate life possible. We've renamed the award for children's literature by taking Laura Ingalls Wilder's name off of it. Horrible imperialist and racists scum on stolen land. Children should be reading Nikole Hannah-Jones instead.
I guess I could use NHJ to segue into how much the media sucks in 2021, but I just wrote up a long post about that this morning in the Donald Trump/Georgia thread in response to another one line post form Old Maid. Suffice to say that the fourth estate is entirely compromised and unreliable in 2021, the last vestiges of their professionalism and impartiality has been stripped away. Instead I'll talk about race issues a different NHJ segue. Personally, from 1998 into 2000, I was engage to a black girl of the very darkest chocolate complexion. Her dumping me was both the result of, and a contributing factor in, the serious bout of depression that I had been dealing with and suffering from before coming to China in 2001. I never was made to feel uncomfortable to be with her. The gold standard in race relations at that time was Martin Luther King and colorblindness and equality and to me he remains a hero and the North Star of race relations that we should be guiding ourselves by. But colorblindness and MLK's dream aren't where race relations are in 2021 anymore. We've moved beyond that to now that being racist. Anti-racist is the new non-racist, and people who believe in the colorblindness of MLK are now racist. You have to support affirmative action, you have to agree that elderly white people should be prioiritzes less for vaccination against a disease that targets elderly, after communities of color. Not seeing race is replaced with obsessing about race and prioritizing whites last. MLK is out, read White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi's books, they're highly recommended from the NYTimes best seller list. All the rich white sh*tbags on the Upper West side of Manhattan and around the country are convinced that whiteness is privilege and you have to be actively anti-white in your life to combat it. Their privilege comes from being rich sh*tbags on the upper West side of Manhattan, being white has nothing to do with it. They can fock off and kiss my underprivileged and non-racist white Macomb County ass.
I'm running out of gas and patience to write. This is my second essay today. Then there's fake police brutality. But you can't talk about fake police brutality because the internet is owned by the far left Big Tech censors who ban such discussions, just like they also promote fake racism accusations and celebrate Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi and quash critics. Hollywood movies are compromised. The focked up Star Wars and Ghostbusters. The worst thing Igotworms ever posted was a defense of 'Cuties,' which i can't imagine he drank so much leftist koolaid that he would do such a thing. I just treated the kids in our entire school to see The Kroods 2 as part of our Christmas festivities. It was a good movie with it's moments, the men are, of course, like very movie made in the last six years, idiots who get kidnapped by monkeys and need saving by the women. In the ending credits, I saw that Phil was voiced by Peter Dinklage and had I know that going in, I'd have listened to find out what Tyrion Lannister sounds like with an American accent.
Then, never mind gay marriage, let's talk about trannies again. Yay! Kick all those biological women's asses in sports. Go shower with the twelve year old girls! I just how there are 78 genders and if you don't agree you get kicked off of social media. Our girls are taught to be masculine and our boys are taught to be feminine. The quarterback of my favorite NFL team kneels for the national anthem on Thanksgiving. We rig elections and nobody looks into it or care. Yay! Woke Amerika.
So, no, China isn't getting to me. We did this to ourselves and China had nothing do with it besides flub two critical months this time last year of coronavirus response. But go on pretending you don't see it and embrace the new normal. From outside the pot, I can tell you that you are the frog and you are boiling, but if you don't see it, don't feel it for yourself, what can I do?
Lately it's been playing a sh*t ton of Sudoku, before that some computer games. I've been tuning out the news this past month. It's just awful. Like I said in the post you quoted, woke Amerikan sh*tbags celebrating and spiking the football on the corpse of a formerly great country. This ban on gender specific words is the next step, the latest installment. At one time in America, defunding he police would have been thought absurd. Angela Davis floated that idea in the 70s and people thought she was nuts. But now we're in woke Amerika so let's just dance on the corpse instead.
If Amerika's future is one full of drugged up zombies wandering through a burnt out former police station covered in ACAB and phallus graffiti with heroine needles all over the floor and smelling like piss, maybe being in China isn't so bad. For most of my time here, I wished China would be more like the US. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.