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Get your hip waders on because the rubbish and sheer hypocrisy coming from the NYT is about to get deep and far-flung. Edward Wong's recent propaganda hit-piece, In New China, 'Hostile' West Is Still Derided says more about Wong's obvious contempt for China's choice and ability to break away from American influence than any genuine and generalized 'anti-American' sentiment in China.

What Wong fails to realize, or deliberately ignores, is that the rest of the world is getting fed up with the U.S. toppling governments, committing overt and covert war crimes, staging 'revolutions' and coups, spying, murdering, and being an all round global parasite.

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Chinese blogger, Zhou Xiaoping
Wong starts off:
Even as his government was making red-carpet plans to host President Obama this week, the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, praised a young blogger whose writing is best known here for its anti-American vitriol.

In one widely circulated essay published by state news outlets titled "Nine Knockout Blows in America's Cold War Against China," the blogger, Zhou Xiaoping, argued that American culture was "eroding the moral foundation and self-confidence of the Chinese people." He compared unfavorable American news coverage of China to Hitler's treatment of the Jews. In another essay, he said the West had "slaughtered and robbed" China and other civilizations since the 17th century, and was now "brainwashing" it.
I wonder, has Mr. Wong seen American culture lately? It has become such a toxic wasteland of gratuitous vulgarity, perversion and glorified pathology that it has sunken to the lowest of the low and any sensible person can see it does indeed 'erode the moral foundation and self-confidence' of any normal person who consumes it.

If this is truly what America has become, then Zhou Xiaoping's criticisms should be heeded not condemned. It's rather unfortunate that part of the American identity has adopted such a defensive and self righteous posture, rather than considering what others have to say. The inability to hear and seriously consider the viewpoint and grievances of others is the mark of a small and ultimately self-defeating mind. Calling a spade a spade only becomes 'vitriol' when America has become so self absorbed that it can no longer see the results of its own destructive actions. It's a rather amazing feat that America has had such a far-reaching influence over so many nations yet internally has remained so incredibly isolated and wrapped up in a supremacist ideology.

Wong continues:
Mr. Xi, at a forum last month aimed at tightening political control of the arts, said the blogger exhibited "positive energy."

His embrace of Mr. Zhou, who has been hailed by propaganda officials but widely mocked by scholars here, is just the latest sign of rising anti-Western sentiment, bordering on xenophobia, that has emanated from the highest levels of the Communist Party and sent a chill through Chinese civil society and academia.
Oh, the U.S. is such a victim! Everyone, especially the evil commies, are out to get us! This narrative really is pathetic. For people like Wong and his political masters, any criticism of the 'exceptional' USA simply has to be motivated by some nefarious agenda of those 'others' who just "hate us for our freedoms". This Wong character isn't even wong, and has obviously imbibed too much 'Murica Cool-aid' TM The really strange thing is that, from Wong's hyperbole, you could be forgiven for thinking he is speaking for the entire US population, when in fact, he's speaking for the "1%" and the US political elite, while attempting to convince the American people, most of whom KNOW there is something rotten in the state of the USA, that the 'American dream' was never more real.

In reality China is busy building bridges with other nations while the U.S. is holding on
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BRICS leaders at the 6th BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil. Left to right: Putin, Modi, Rousseff, Xi and Zuma.
for dear life to its faltering position as the dominant global superpower. We're likely to see more lashing out as the U.S. empire continues to fall. The U.S. needs an external enemy to blame for its imminent demise and any nation that makes moves to detach from the sinking ship of empire will be demonized and scapegoated.

Decades of indoctrination have primed the American mind to expect evil around every corner, to see the other as lesser and barbaric while nary a peep from the media about the gross criminality from those running the show in Washington. Their depravity has been projected outwards instead and the myth of American 'exceptionalism' (which is merely a euphemism for bullying) has made the environment ripe to accept the lies.

The U.S. had its chance to act as a true world leader and to work with other countries for the betterment of all humanity, but chose instead to dominate, exploit and advance the gross self-interest of the 'elite'.

Meanwhile, the U.S. has dusted off its book of Cold War rhetoric and lies, which, in typical psychopathological fashion, includes accusing others of 'Cold War' tactics. Wong provides an example:
Using ideological language reminiscent of the Cold War, Chinese officials have voiced conspiracy theories with relish, accusing foreigners, their companies, government agencies and nongovernmental organizations of plotting to weaken or overthrow the party. Chinese institutions with ties to Western entities, no matter how benign, have also come under attack. And state-run newspapers have taken to blaming "hostile foreign forces" for any major disturbance, whether it is ethnic violence in western China or student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong.
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Prominent "Occupy Central" co-organizers Martin Lee and Anson Chan visited Washington D.C. to marshal support for upcoming, premeditated unrest. Here, they speak in front of a NED-hosted event.
Should we be surprised to see the old 'conspiracy theory' shtick being bandied about? Probably not after seeing how the author is clearly in a paranoid frenzy over the 'bad guys' seeking blood from the 'benevolent' and ever so humble US of A. And indeed, there's loads of evidence showing U.S. involvement in the manufactured protests of "Occupy Central": It's glaringly obvious that the U.S. financed and orchestrated the 'democratic' "Occupy Central", yet Wong conjurers an antagonizing narrative to deflect from the truth:
The vilification of foreigners as enemies of China has been a staple of propaganda by the Communist Party since before its rise to power, and analysts say the leadership tends to ramp up such rhetoric when it feels under pressure at home.

"Historically, during every period with many deep conflicts within the country, there has been a surge of antiforeign sentiments from the party," said Zhang Lifan, a historian, pointing to Mao Zedong's disastrous Cultural Revolution as an example. At the moment, he said, "the political establishment needs the public to turn their rage toward foreign countries" because anger over the widening gap between rich and poor in China has reached "crisis levels."
So, China is returning to a Maoist revolution and Russia is reverting back to Stalinist expansionism. Got it?

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Never mind that the U.S. manufactures 'crises' as easily as you or I plan a night at the movies. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! And then propagandist tools like Wong feign alarm when other countries have the gall to look after their own interests and reject U.S. interfering:
But unlike earlier campaigns targeting the West, the current wave of nationalism comes as China is ascendant. Mr. Xi presides over a country that is on the verge of overtaking the United States as the world's largest economy and that enjoys influence around the world, especially in Asia, where it has sought to expand its territorial footprint.

In speeches, Mr. Xi has openly called on other nations to push back against the United States on specific issues. In July, for example, he told Brazil's National Congress that developing nations must "challenge U.S. hegemony on the Internet." Two months earlier, Mr. Xi suggested at a conference in Shanghai that the United States should cede power in Asia, saying, "It is for the people of Asia to run the affairs of Asia."

The surge in anti-Americanism extends beyond speeches. Over the summer, for example, the Chinese government began a security review of foreign nongovernmental agencies operating in China, as well as Chinese nongovernmental agencies that receive foreign support, scrutinizing their finances and freezing bank accounts. A 100-minute anti-American propaganda film made by the People's Liberation Army last year laid out the case that American nongovernmental agencies were out to undermine the party. (It used the martial theme music from the HBO series "Game of Thrones.")
See? Now it's anti-American for other countries to run their own affairs!? Good grief! The utter pathology is shining through here, but does the average American see it?

Wong blathers on:
In Guangdong, the province adjacent to Hong Kong that has long been more open to foreign influence and investment, officials have considered shutting down Chinese nongovernmental agencies that depend on foreign funds, the state-run newspaper Global Times reported last week.

Wang Jiangsong, a professor of labor relations at the China Institute of Industrial Relations, was quoted in the newspaper as saying that the authorities had secretly tracked transfers of overseas money to the Chinese organizations and were worried that "some NGOs would be manipulated by overseas forces and conduct activities that may endanger national security and undermine social stability."
It's no secret that NGOs have a long history of sowing discord to maintain and spread America's hegemonic interests. Fake US 'NGOs' are always first on the ground as part of Western covert warfare and the 'destabilization' of foreign governments, all to 'protect America's interests' of course.

See: It's pretty outrageous to denounce the distrust of foreign agents when they have proven time and time again to act against the interests of the people and act instead for the benefit of the psychopathic establishment.

Wong wraps up his tirade:
The campaign has reached into academia as well. An employee of an American organization that promotes dialogue among scholars said some Chinese professors who work on international relations were no longer writing or saying anything in public that cast the United States in a positive light, for fear of being accused of spying. The employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to antagonize Chinese partners, added that one Chinese university had barred visiting American scholars from lecturing if their research did not conform to the party line.

Casting blame on the "black hand" of foreign forces has become more common in the state news media as well. The People's Daily has published 42 articles this year blaming "Western," "foreign" or "overseas" forces for China's domestic problems. That total is nearly triple the number of similar pieces from the first 10 months of last year, according to a count by The Christian Science Monitor.

The pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong have been a favorite target. Last Friday, Ta Kung Pao, a Hong Kong newspaper close to the party, ran a front-page article under a headline that said the newspaper had found "ironclad evidence" that the United States had been secretly plotting the local Occupy movement since 2006.

The government has also targeted major Western companies with high-profile investigations and imposed record fines for what officials call monopolistic practices. Some foreign businesspeople and officials say the investigations are a form of protectionism. At the same time, the Chinese government has maintained restrictions on foreign investment, ownership and market access in many industries.

As a result, American executives have tempered their optimism about doing business here, said John Frisbie, president of the U.S.-China Business Council, a trade group in Washington. "It should be more than a $350 billion market in China for U.S. companies," he said. "Many sectors are still closed. There has generally been a lack of movement forward on further openings."

Some have questioned the sincerity, or pointed out the hypocrisy, of the party's tirades against the West, noting that many party officials have children or other family members living and even applying for citizenship overseas. Mr. Xi's daughter, Xi Mingze, attended Harvard University under a pseudonym.

"How can Chinese officials really be anti-American?" asked Zhan Jiang, a media studies professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University.

"Antiforeign sentiments will always be present in China because of China's unique history," he said. "However, the public's opinion of the West will not change because of what the party says."
Here's a thought: China isn't actually anti-American. The 'anti-American' argument is inherently black and white and designed to pit the ordinary people of this world against each other. China, much like Russia, is seeking to protect its interests from the fallout of a crumbling US empire, and they have the capacity, and the right, to do so. Of course the psychopaths and pathologicals in Washington do not see other countries as having any right to make such a choice. They are, as Washington sees it, mere vassals. As Laura Knight-Jadczyk wrote in Freedom of Association, Smoking and Psychopathy:
That is one of the defining characteristics of psychopathology: the victim is NEVER allowed to say "no, stop, enough." The victim has no rights, not even the right to choose who they will or will not associate with.