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MalibuGuru



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Chinese are laughing at American White liberals..

The curious rise of the ‘white left’ as a Chinese internet insult
CHENCHEN ZHANG 11 May 2017
Meet the Chinese netizens who combine a hatred for the ‘white left’ with a love of US president Donald Trump.

Internet cafe, Beijing, Flickr/Kai Hendry. Some rights reserved.
If you look at any thread about Trump, Islam or immigration on a Chinese social media platform these days, it’s impossible to avoid encountering the term baizuo (白左), or literally, the ‘white left’. It first emerged about two years ago, and yet has quickly become one of the most popular derogatory descriptions for Chinese netizens to discredit their opponents in online debates.

So what does ‘white left’ mean in the Chinese context, and what’s behind the rise of its (negative) popularity? It might not be an easy task to define the term, for as a social media buzzword and very often an instrument for ad hominem attack, it could mean different things for different people. A thread on “why well-educated elites in the west are seen as naïve “white left” in China” on Zhihu, a question-and-answer website said to have a high percentage of active users who are professionals and intellectuals, might serve as a starting point.

The question has received more than 400 answers from Zhihu users, which include some of the most representative perceptions of the 'white left'. Although the emphasis varies, baizuo is used generally to describe those who “only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment” and “have no sense of real problems in the real world”; they are hypocritical humanitarians who advocate for peace and equality only to “satisfy their own feeling of moral superiority”; they are “obsessed with political correctness” to the extent that they “tolerate backwards Islamic values for the sake of multiculturalism”; they believe in the welfare state that “benefits only the idle and the free riders”; they are the “ignorant and arrogant westerners” who “pity the rest of the world and think they are saviours”.

Apart from some anti-hegemonic sentiments, the connotations of ‘white left’ in the Chinese context clearly resemble terms such as ‘regressive liberals’ or ‘libtards’ in the United States. In a way the demonization of the ‘white left’ in Chinese social media may also reflect the resurgence of right-wing populism globally.

However, Chinese netizens’ fierce attacks against the ‘white left’ seem curiously devoid of experiential motivation, since all these problems that conservatives in the west are concerned about – immigration, multiculturalism, minority rights, and affirmative actions – are largely unknown to Chinese society. This is not to say that discrimination against women and ethnic, religious and sexual minorities do not exist in China. They are no less serious or structural here than in any other societies. But cultural and identity politics has never gained much salience as political issues under an authoritarian regime, although feminist activists have received increased attention recently. Overall, there has been ‘too little’, rather than ‘too much’ political correctness as perceived by conservatives in the west.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obama fires Mike Flynn. Obama suggests to Trump not to hire Flynn. Trump hires Flynn. Trump fires Flynn. America fires Trump. Yes, mental illness.
https://www.scribd.com/document/348577142/Jason-Chaffetz-Memo-to-the-FBI#fullscreen&from_embed
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mat-ty



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boggsman1 wrote:
Obama fires Mike Flynn. Obama suggests to Trump not to hire Flynn. Trump hires Flynn. Trump fires Flynn. America fires Trump. Yes, mental illness.
https://www.scribd.com/document/348577142/Jason-Chaffetz-Memo-to-the-FBI#fullscreen&from_embed


Boggs go WS, another day and another desperate attempt by the pathetic left to bring down Trump. At best Comey is exposed for the political hack and incompetent fool we all know. At worst he will be charged for obstruction of justice for withholding evidence.
Your best chance to win back seats in 2018 is a motivated base. All this obstruction and resistance will only motivate the right when they probably would stay home.
And spare me your useless poll numbers that mean jack shit 3.5 years out Rolling Eyes
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boggsman1



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha Ha...keep whistling Matty... Go read the Chaffetz letter to the FBI... We are a couple days away from an Independent Counsel ...BTW- The coast is hammering today, and 8-10ft, so yes , I will go windsurfing, but now I'm loading the boat on Gold, for the upcoming hearings...you think Vlad will be called as a witness?
and for your information, its Drumpf who is obstructing justice by requesting an investigation be canned....get your facts straight, son.
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nw30



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually hope that the Comey's memo portfolio gets subpoenaed, not just that one memo, which would be hard to single out in a subpoena, but the entire memo portfolio.
I'm sure there are other memos in there that could be very embarrassing to both Comey and Obama. Everybody is still wondering why Comey painted all these reasons that Hillary should be indicted, but then he suggests not to do it, where did that come from? Any memos about the Clinton/Lynch clandestine meeting on the tarmac, shortly before that?
Yeah, lets open up Comey's memo portfolio, I'm all for it, bring it on!
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wynsurfer



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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J64TWB



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trump's a dick.
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MalibuGuru



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluefish1 wrote:
Trump's a dick.


Your president no matter how much rabid anger you have
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swchandler



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to love watching "your" pick for president whine loudly and suffer endlessly under fourth estate scrutiny, with a nearly daily dissection of his ridiculous antics and stumbles. Moreover, the long list of investigations by Congress and the FBI will provide us all with continuous ongoing theater throughout his single term in office, if he makes it that long. His habit of saying and doing foolish and untoward things guarantees that.
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mat-ty



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MalibuGuru wrote:
bluefish1 wrote:
Trump's a dick.


Your president no matter how much rabid anger you have


Bluefish prefers PUSSY(Obama) I respect that Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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