Just another day…and circus
Our relationship with China is in shambles. Despite Big Media's glowing accolades for Obama's performance at the White House state dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao, the Chinese communists' contempt for America was on fully display -- even at the state dinner!
According to various news reports, Chinese-born pianist Lang Lang played a song called "My Motherland." It comes from a 1956 film entitled "Battle on Shangangling Mountain" -- a communist propaganda film celebrating the killing of U.S. soldiers in the Korean War and China's support for communist North Korea. Stephen Yates, an expert on China who served as a top advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, said that playing the song at the White House was "offensive, knowingly so to anyone who recognized the tune."
That's not hyperbole, and Lang Lang knew exactly what he was doing. After the White House state dinner, he wrote, "Playing this song praising China to heads of state from around the world seems to tell them that our China is formidable, that our Chinese people are united; I feel deeply honored and proud."
Chinese nationalist bloggers are laughing at us. The New York Post quotes one as writing, "Those American folks very much enjoyed it and were totally infatuated with the melody!!! The U.S. is truly stupid!!" The Daily Caller quotes a former Chinese Army doctor who lives in the U.S. as saying, "In the eyes of all Chinese, this will not be seen as anything other than a big insult to the U.S. It's like insulting you in your face and you don't know it. It's humiliating." The doctor is right.
This ought to be a major story, and someone at the State Department, the National Security Council or the White House should lose their job. But the left-wing media are trying hard to ignore it. From bowing to foreign kings to repeatedly reaching out to Islamic Holocaust-deniers to having communist propaganda played in the White House, the Obama administration has been involved in one foreign policy humiliation after another. Unfortunately, thugs around the world won't simply ignore Obama's weakness -- they will exploit it.