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Thursday, September 13, 2012

From JR’s Intelligence Unit: Xi Jinping’s embarrassing Ailment revealed

Roger Cavazos of Sino-NK came pretty close to the truth, regarding the reason for Xi Jinping’s absence, but it was still speculation. One of his scenarios: a minor medical issue.

This is a best-case scenario.  Everything remains basically the same; Xi just doesn’t want to come out while he’s still looking Quasimodo-ish.

Well, Roger, that’s not too far off the mark, but it’s still speculation, and you even added three more scenarios, which are all wrong.

Xi Jinping: more than he could chew.

Xi Jinping: more than he could chew.

The JR Intelligence Unit (JIU), the world’s reference point which only reports once there is something to report, has learned from usually well-informed sources that Xi spent his Sunday afternoon (September 2) at his desk as usual, doing extra hours to serve the people, with a bag of pretzels next to him. He then fainted, and his face hit the desk.

Now, China is a highly face-aware country. To be “transparent” about the brusies isn’t advisable. What adds to the humiliation is that he brand he had on his table was Snyder’s of Hanover, i. e. America‘s pretzel. Don’t open that can of worms to the public.

“As usual, his wife had instructed the attendant on duty that afternoon to serve her husband mantou and dim sun”, one of the sources said.

And as usual, Xi Jinping (there are a few foreigners, with full bellies, who have nothing better to do than try to point fingers at our country”) had stuffed the mantous and dim sum into his desk’s top-left drawer and retrieved another bag of pretzels from one drawer further down.

“He’s kind of messy”, the usually well-informed source confided.

You don’t buy that? Next time you see Xi (on Huang Rong‘s funeral, for example), offer him an American pretzel and watch his obvious discomfort.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

“Religious Feelings” are no Excuse

There they go again: it is “wrong” to hurt other peoples’ religious feelings, it would be better to be “respectful” when criticizing religious practises or beliefs, etc.. That film was a provocation, they say.
There are Christians who are offering “thoughtful advice” about “angry Muslims”. Of course, they condemn violence like the assassination of the American ambassador and three of his compatriots in Libya. It seems to be taken for granted that the movie triggered the murder.

During the past decades, the Christian churches I know have become cute and chummy. Yes, you have the right to do your own thing, and no, you won’t be schooled in public, from the pulpit, even if you don’t follow what were once “the rules”.

What should baffle me (it doesn’t, really, because I’ve seen it before) is that the same faithful people who watch the “Life of Brian” and have a good laugh will also inform me that “Innocence of Muslims” is “offensive”. Something must be wrong when people – of whatever background – talk about “respect” as a reaction to murder. But the issue is murder, not respect. “Hurt feelings” may spell mitigating circumstances if the perpetrators can be brought to justice, but that will be that. In that context, the use of the term provocation may make some sense – but it doesn’t add any legitimacy to their crimes. It is, in fact, rather revealing: the “god-fearing” mob is unable to control itself.

It is a man’s own choice if he wants to go an a rampage, or if he wants to be a civilized member of human society. It’s his individual responsibility. A man and his god aren’t the same person. I fact, monotheistic religion is about people having choices. If religion helps to educate people, that may be a good thing. If it is here to put murder into perspective, even before the perpetrators can be brought to justice, it is trash.

Most Muslims don’t go on a rampage every time they are told that their religion has been insulted. The over-protective approach that defenders – Christian, Muslim, or other – of “religious feelings” are taking in this context makes no sense to me. Try that approach when people who feel offended are prepared to talk.

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