Skip to comments.Chinese pianist plays anti-American song at US State dinner for Chinese premier.
Posted on 01/23/2011 3:13:03 PM PST by MDspinboyredux
Doesnt the State Department review this stuff beforehand???
probably one of the most favorite songs of Obama
The Chinese propaganda film that the music is from makes the most implausible claim that U.S. involvement in the Korean War was actually intended to conquer China. In what alternative universe?
So, did Zer0 give it a standing ovation?
I have the suspicion that the pianist did this to curry favor with the PRC. Their government is based on patronage, not merit.
The song’s subtitle is, “Giving the Host The Finger”...
“””Doesnt the State Department review this stuff beforehand???””
Hildabeast prolly picked it out herself.
I have the suspicion that he was ordered to play it.
Like Obama's Washington? Like Chicago? :-)
Well, the guy is a US resident, if rather weird (it’s been reported he’s a transvestite). But family in China could open him up to blackmail. On the other hand that also leaves the pianist as a fall guy should the feces strike the propeller as it probably will once Rush Limbaugh gets hold of this.
>>Cheng Xiaonong is a former assistant to former CCP General Secretary Zhao Ziyang. He now lives in New Jersey and is a commentator on Chinese politics.<<
Perhaps someone in the area wouldn’t mind hunting him down and giving him good reasons, such as the continued ability to breathe without a mechanical respirator, to move back to China.
Cheng, the great thing about America is that you can leave any f’ing time you want to. We don’t require previous notice or that you have a passport. Hit the road, Scumbag.
Now we know for sure how incredibly arrogant they are.
Don’t get mad, get even.
I’d want to find out first who set him up to do this or what was the big idea. Could it be his way of protesting the visit? He would have to know the brouhaha that would follow.
Um...I don’t know.
Review it? Ha! They suggested it!
I’d bet all he was told was “Play some nice Chinese music.” The State Department probably didn’t even know about the propaganda film.
It was probably our STATE DEPARTMENT that recommended the song...
He was playing to an anti-American crowd. What’s surprising about it?
He was playing to an anti-American crowd. What’s surprising about it?
Just is Muslims in America are Muslim First and American Second, it appears a lot of those with foreign ancestry just don’t want to cut the cord...
Ever wonder what happened to the kid who stood in front of the tank? He's probably part of a dinner plate in your Chinese ‘bone china’ set...
The pianist himself is a US resident, but with family still in China. It could be viewed as either a “ha, ha, I put this stunt over on America” or “psst Obama, are you aware that they’re still pushing this America-wants-to-conquer-China garbage in China, decades after the Korean War?”
The “State Department” is left of Obama. IMHO
Thanks for the correction. I feel better - it was so blatant the other way that it WAS scary...
See post #22
Maybe Rush will read the translation for us Monday...
The United States has fought in other countries; but the largest bit of land they’ve ever asked for has been just enough to BURY THEIR DEAD MILITARY MEN AFTER THEY HAVE FOUGHT AND DIED TO LIBERATE THOSE COUNTRIES! I suppose this “Apologist in Chief” wants to apologize for THAT!!!
This is scarier than Hell - you must know that, don’t you?
Just because someone is considered ‘from here’, it doesn’t mean they can’t be controlled or blackmailed due to living relatives in China.
While the US has taken and kept land in conquest up through the 19th century, the only parallel situation in the 20th century was the keeping of a small Japanese island, taken for strategic reasons during WWII, which was asked decades later to vote on whether it wished to rejoin Japan. The people of the island voted the proposal down — they liked the idea of being a US possession better.
The State department is loaded with Commies and queers.
If they did know in advance, it is doubtful they would have notified Obama.
And if notified, Obama might well have approved.
Why of course, blackmail COULD have been part of the picture. But I can’t help thinking that in such a scenario, whoever on the Chinese side dreamed this up would have known there would be blowback from flaunting a movie which is an obvious lie. I’m leaning towards the theory that this was a protest move on the part of the pianist, or requested by a “friendly” or one of his relatives.
It’s kind of hard to see it that way, especially because of the rich propaganda value of it back home.
I wonder if he’s downloaded it to his ipod yet.
“Doesnt the State Department review this stuff beforehand???”
Hell, they probably helped the pianist pick THAT tune!!!
What would be the point? We’re in the age of Diminishing the U.S.A.
I guess it would be rich, until the story popped with the intense international publicity it is sure to get, most of which will point out that the film was a blatant lie. While China screens news, screening out a globe’s worth of gab about the issue will be next to impossible. For propaganda purposes, China would have been best served by leaving the issue alone. I still think the pianist knowingly socked the hornet’s nest knowing it would head home.
“At the White House State dinner on Jan. 19, about six minutes into his set, Lang Lang began tapping out a famous anti-American propaganda melody from the Korean War: the theme song to the movie Battle on Shangganling Mountain.
The film depicts a group of Peoples Volunteer Army soldiers who are first hemmed in at Shanganling (or Triangle Hill) and then, when reinforcements arrive, take up their rifles and counterattack the U.S. military jackals.
The movie and the tune are widely known among Chinese, and the song has been a leading piece of anti-American propaganda by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for decades. CCP propaganda has always referred to the Korean War as the movement to resist America and help [North] Korea. The message of the propaganda is that the United States is an enemyin fighting in the Korean War the United States real goal was said to be to invade and conquer China. The victory at Triangle Hill was promoted as a victory over imperialists.”
When the Chinese people realize they have “been had” — like, why doesn’t the US try to conquer Canada or Mexico? — watch the feces hit the propeller.
“My Motherland having been played at the White House will be seen as a propaganda triumph in China.
In the eyes of all Chinese, this will not be seen as anything other than a big insult to the U.S., says Yang Jingduan, a Chinese psychiatrist now living in Philadelphia who had in China been a doctor in the Chinese military. Its like insulting you in your face and you dont know it, its humiliating.
The song is called, “My Motherland,” and I was able to find the lyrics:
You assume that, even IF there is negative international backlash, that China cares. They’re playing for domestic consumption where America is seen as arrogant and power-hungry.
The point of all this is that this wouldn’t have happened if our country demanded respect, rather than seemingly apologize for every perceived transgression.
Let the Chicom gummit gloat at home as it wills; I think it will turn an uncomfortably bright spotlight on them.
But the whole jig is up if, because of all this new attention, the Chinese people realize how implausible the claim of the film was. The Chicoms will be forced into major mea culpas at home. How many Americans, how many Europeans, even knew about this particular “little lie” until this incident happened?
those B@$&%*#*& ..... !
Alternative means WILL get the news in. The demands of foreign commerce leave loopholes. Chinese might not give a damn whether Europe frowns at them, but they sure would give a damn about learning they were being lied to.
As Americans line of at China Walmart....By the millions
No doubt. In all likely-hood it was composed by her predecessor - Madeline Allbright.
This story demonstrates the incompetency of the WH. The pianist picked the piece and stated that he did so to make Chinese feel good about the military power of China. The station that broadcaset the concert is very sympathetic to the ChiComs. The incompetent people in power in our government didn’t have a clue what was going on. That is the very depressing part.
Another sad example of gross incompetency in the Obama adminstration.
Will we survive two more years?