Sunday, January 23, 2011

Direct from the White House: Anti-American propaganda

People, the Chinese are laughing at us.

Last week's White House dinner honoring President Hu had a decidedly anti-American moment. But it went right over our heads.

It's taken Chinese bloggers to tip us to the symbolism at last week's function. The Wall Street Journal notes, a song called "My Motherland" was on the White House program, and was duly noted on the Chinese mainland:

"Those American folks very much enjoyed it and were totally infatuated with the melody!!! The U.S. is truly stupid!!” wrote a user named You’re In My Memory on Sina’s micro-blogging site."

The WSJ notes that particular post was reposted many times.

Yeah. "My Motherland." Check it out at the White House here, as played by Chinese-born pianist Lang Lang:

And this appears to be the same tune getting its cinematic treatment back in 1956:

You see, the song was featured in "The Battle for Triangle Hill" (also known as "The Battle on Shangganling Mountain"), a well known anti-American film depicting scenes from the Korean War.  It's a film where the Red Army is seen delivering a crushing blow to "imperialist" troops of the American army.

Images of panicked, confused Americans being machine-gunned by the Red Army. These are the kind of images many Chinese minds likely linked to the song they heard played last week.

For another account of Chinese reaction, a story from The Epoch Times can be viewed here.

The whole affair leaves me grasping for words. Seeking some kind of explanation.

Did our president or his staff have the slightest clue they set the stage and allowed our country to be humiliated as they sipped wine and celebrated the rise of China?  Does the White House not vet its official entertainment?

It was bad enough when we saw the image of Chairman Mao hanging from a White House Christmas tree a while back. But to have the White House serve as stage for a blatant pro-Communist, anti-American anthem?

We all deserve a presidential apology. Especially our vets who fought in Korea, and those who have served there since trying to keep the peace.

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