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Message 24 of 67 (860911)
08-13-2019 10:50 AM
Reply to: Message 20 by Faith
08-13-2019 10:05 AM

Re: Patriots In Hong Kong
Yes they are strongly respecting our way of life. I gather it was my question marks that caused a doubt about why I posted the Hong Kong picture? I was very surprised to find Chinese expressing such feelings for the US, that's all. I knew they were protesting in favor of democracy but identifying with us in such a political way was a big surprise. A HAPPY surprise of course. Very touching.

Having been semi-autonomous, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan have enjoyed a much higher degree of freedom when compared to the rest of China. Once you get a taste of freedom and then get a taste of repression, its repulsive. One of the stipulations for Hong Kong as it was being transferred back to China from the UK was that it got to enjoy some economic sovereignty. The PRC is back-peddling now and becoming increasingly more authoritarian to convert Hong Kong into the rest of mainland China. Taiwan is next to fall. I don't like what I'm seeing at all. The US and the rest of the world almost certainly is not willing to go to war with China over it. They are our strongest economic partner. But we will continue to pressure them using diplomacy. Hong Kong and Taiwan deserves the world's support.

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Message 26 of 67 (860914)
08-13-2019 10:58 AM
Reply to: Message 23 by Faith
08-13-2019 10:33 AM

Re: Patriots In Hong Kong
I remember the famous image from Tienanmen Square of the man standing off the tanks, but I wasn't following the events and don't remember the statue of Liberty.

Many Chinese citizens aren't even aware that such an event took place, as their great Firewall of China has scrubbed their internet clean of the event. They treat it like the 13th floor and pretend it doesn't exist. They obviously have taken active measures to not having the next generation getting any wise ideas from the past.

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Message 48 of 67 (861787)
08-27-2019 1:24 AM
Reply to: Message 39 by RAZD
08-25-2019 4:43 PM

Re: The Media In General Is More Corporate Profit than News
Which I consider to be right wing propaganda bias. From the coverage of Bernie Sanders in the press in 2016 and again now, I see very little coverage of his rallies and positions, some criticism that is misinformed and other slights. This is hardly what I would expect from a leftist media.

That's kind of silly seeing as the entire DNC conspired against Bernie. That's not a measure of how leftist they are, its just a measure of how far that particular group of leftists are willing to go to ensure their selected candidate gets the nod.

The main stream media is owned by corporations that are interested in corporation profits. Bottom Line. This is why - in my opinion - main stream media "news" has become infotainment, self-promotion of stations and fluff pieces on media people (movie stars etc) rather than real news.

Can't argue with any of that. You will never get implicit bias any longer. Its overt, in your face, and obvious. To be objective and impartial is to side with the enemy. They are no longer in the business of reporting the news, the media is now in the business of manufacturing it... guiding it... steering it... and most importantly, controlling the narrative. Views, clicks and cash is the name of the game.

In politics today it seems that Eisenhower would be a "leftist socialist" politician because the republican party has move so far to the right and away from their traditional values. You see this again and again in comments from people that no longer register as republicans that the party has left them.

The Right has shifted further to the right and the Left has shifted further to left. I just watched some hit piece today against Dan Crenshaw, a junior representative and former Navy Seal. He apparently had the temerity to criticize Trump and wants to implement his TAPS Act which is a very modest form of gun control legislation. The hard Right crucified him for both of these ghastly deeds. On the Left we see hit pieces run against presidential candidates who are a little too moderate for the hard Left's taste. Moderate Republicans are being accused of being leftists and Moderate Democrats accused of being Alt-Right. To be a moderate in this country is to be vilified for not toeing the party line. Too far to the left to be a Republican and too far to the right to be Democrat. A political no-man's land... I suspect though that the majority of voters, in all actuality, reside closer towards the middle. Its always the loudest, most shrill, and shrieking hystericals that get the most attention creating a false impression of what it means to be on the left or the right.

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