QUOTE (SmartyBeardo @ Jul 22 2011, 01:19 AM)
Very good point.
IMO, the Chinese people were broken in the 20th Century. Makes me wonder what the North Korean populace has been turned into.
Crazy. Literally. I had an acquaintance who had the chance to tour North Korea several years ago. (French chick.) One of her friends had taken a video camera and was filming outside their hotel when some random, super-old senior citizen slapped the shit out of the camera and started attacking the dude because he thought
the guy was an American.
In another episode they went to visit some place that I can only describe as a church, except instead of religious paraphernalia there was a huge picture of Kim ll-sung overlooking the pews. Some old, hungry looking guys (and gals) were there entranced in a religious fervor, shouting to the picture that they would take up guns and kill every American they saw to defend the great fatherland.
Maybe the funniest thing she told me was that one of the tour guides (still convinced she and her companions were Americans) asked her, "Is it true that all Americans dream of murdering North Korean babies?"
I mean, how do you combat that kind of propaganda? It's not nearly as bad in China now, but there was a time when it was just as bad. And a lot of that sentiment is left over, and even stoked up by the CCP whenever they need to deflect attention away from themselves.
A good example is the Boxer Rebellion
, when a bunch of magic-fisted idiots decided it was a good idea to attack foreign embassies and massacre Christian missionaries. Of course foreign troops were sent in to protect their own people.
But you know what that incident is called in the Chinese history books? "The Eight Country Invasion."