by Gary Price
Dear Friends at Tea Party.org,
This is my first post and I am happy to share info.
I am not doing this as an article, as I have a current injury that keeps me from lengthy typing.
I have been in the Chinese area-that is Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Mainland for around 16 years.
I am a former Army vet from the Viet-nam era (in Germany) and USN -USS Ranger in the Pacific
I speak and read Mandarin Chinese, but traditional and simplified characters.
First, let me say that the Chinese are fascinated by the West, especially the USA and
Obama’s picture has been seen here with typical brainwashing media promotions, such as angel wings and halos and ‘hope’-which we all know was a propaganda stunt to quell a rebellion.
Americans here are treated with respect and dignity. For the locals, freedom is little. There is no 2nd amendment, or religious freedom except in govt. approved churches with Priests appointed by central govt.
On the other hand, we do not have TSA. The culture would not allow it as the Chinese are very modest
and conservative people in public.
In many respects, we have more freedom here than the USA. For one, there are not so many
rules and regulations. Cops do not threaten and beat foreigners, though I imagine that the
scenes you hear about regarding torture and organ harvesting of Falun Gong members are
true. Evidence of this came out in Shenyang, Liaoning Co. near Beijing, where I used to live.
On the other hand, torture at GITMO and war crimes of Cheney, Bush and Co. would be like hypocrisy
if I criticized a place such as where I live by comparison.
No one gets a Nobel Peace prize for pushing wars even further in Afghanistan, unless it is Obama.
As I write this, I am doing so through a vpn server, since Facebook, twitter, blogs (wordpress etc)
are prohibited. Ironically on I pad I cannot get Alex Jones and infowars.com through satellite, but can get it through local servers.
In HK the press is open and China is often criticized.
Well, send me your questions and I can post more as you like.
Thanks and regards,