Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Episconixonian/Good Mao, Bad Mao 毛铜像--我的回应

陈凯一语: Kai Chen's Words:

This article seems to imply that I don't know what I am doing, by pointing out that there are other items in the Nixon Library that are offensive as well. People miss the point: Mao with what he represents, violence and bloodshed to grab/maintain absolute power, is at the bottom of all evil by the communist regime in China. To say that to clean the source of contamination is the same to clean all dirty traces from that source is unwise (or stupid) to say the least. To rid off evil, Mao, with what he represents, must be eradicated first as the biggest source of contamination of human mind/soul. --- Kai Chen

这篇文章似乎指控我不懂我在做什么: 为什么其它中共赠与尼克松图书馆的毛像你不做抗议? 写此文的人不懂毛与其代表的血腥暴力及对绝对强权的不惜任何手段、代价的追求是中共邪政的基点。 铲除邪恶之源是首要。 清除污迹是次要。 毛及其代表的邪恶理念是首恶,必须被首先根除。 --- 陈凯

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Episconixonian/Good Mao, Bad Mao 毛铜像--我的回应

原文 Original Text from Episconixonian:

You need a degree in semiotics to figure out what Kai Chen's problem is with the images of Mao Zedong in the Nixon Library. Reporting about a demonstration by 12 people outside the Library today, the Orange County Register writes:

A needlepoint still-life, donated by the Chinese government, is in a nearby exhibit. Protest organizer...Chen of Los Angeles said he doesn't object to the other items, because they were presented by other people, whereas the statue was chosen by Nixon and seems to be an endorsement of Mao by the U.S. government – exactly what [Library director Tim] Neftali [sic] said he wants to avoid.

Let's be absolutely clear about this. The Chinese communist regime donated the framed needlepoint (showing President Nixon's 1972 meeting with Mao) in 1991, two years after the Tiananmen Square massacre. But that depiction of Mao is okay, whereas the statue is not because it was approved by the former President who formulated the opening to China considered by virtually every expert as a progressive hallmark of the Cold War (and who went back to China in the fall of 1989 to denounce the hardliners who ordered the Tiananmen tanks to roll). If I were Chen and his fellow protesters, who were actually wearing shirts commemorating Tiananmen Square, I'd be more offended by the gift from the butchers of Beijing.

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