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[A Poem by a Silent, Silent Chinese]
It's very similar in the message behind it, but to be honest, this poem strikes me way more than mere racism. Racism is something you can't get rid of, anywhere, but some of the things mentioned in this poem have affected a nation far greater than just a few racist remarks.
Some of them are just so harsh... some of the things that the Chinese have had to go through are things nobody should have to face. Nobody.
"What do you want from Us?"
When we were called the Sick Man of Asia, we were the Yellow Peril.
When we closed our doors, you smuggled drugs to our markets.
When we were falling apart, you marched in your troops and wanted your “fair share”.
So, we tried communism, you hated us for being communists.
When we have a billion people, you said we were destroying the planet.
When we were poor, you thought we were dogs.
When we build our industries, you called us polluters.
When we buy oil, you call that exploitation and genocide.
When we were lost in chaos and rampage, you wanted rule of law for us.
When we were silent, you said you want us to have free speech.
Why do you hate us so much? We asked.
We don’t hate you either,
“Of course we do,” You said,
What do you really want from us?
Because you only get so many chances,
We want one world, one dream, and peace on Earth.
This poem was written during all the free-Tibet and boycott-China-Olympics commotion. I will not boycott. I will watch it on my tv screen and follow every single minute of it as I am unable to be present personally, something which disappoints me greatly, but I will give my wholehearted support to China and wish them every success.
Those who scream for a free Tibet and an Olympic boycott... Whatever. My opinion of you is now very low. Learn some facts about the place before you start making ignorant claims.
Anyways, onto other news, I need a job. Started applying already. Hopefully I'll get a job :)
I'm gna miss someone greatly. Let's call him L. L just called me... He's finally arrived in Taiwan. I won't be able to see him for 2 and a half months ;_; Sigh...
Oh, and today, I found out my friend's bf cheated on her so she's broken up with him. She's really upset over it... Ugh that btard. Seriously, when I get my hands on him, I'm gna--ehhem, okay, nevermind, I'll keep this post PG-13 =] But yeah... Ugh. What an arse!!! >_<;; I'm taking her out for a pudding tomorrow though. Hopefully that'll cheer her up some :)
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While I don't believe in boycotting the Olympics considering what they stand for, I do believe Tibet should be free. I always have and always will.
Hun, considering your age cheating boyfriends and girlfriends are not uncommon. I knew a guy who had a gf a year older and when he became a senior he dumped HER to be "free".
» Katrina on 2008-06-26 09:40:09
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibet#History They were Tibet and not under China's rule first. The way you feel then Taiwan should be apart of Japan since it was under their rule for a long time too. Taiwan was Taiwan long before it was under Japan's rule just as Tibet was Tibet before it became under China's rule. Then again I also think if Hawaii wants to become their own country again they should be.
Yeah all the guys were like "you go dog!" and all the girls were stunned. He told her when she became a senior that they would be together forever because he was a junior. Then again I think anyone between the age 15-19 stupid crap like that happens to them a lot. It's hard to find someone you know won't screw you over. I guess in my case it paid to be so picky. XD
» Katrina on 2008-06-27 09:58:12
very true. people always never admit their own mistake first. they first like to blame others and themselves last or never.
» renaye on 2008-06-28 09:50:17
[when you decided to call him L, it reminded me of Deathnote. ha XD]
Nobody is happy with what they get; not in America.. I get tired of our disfigured attitudes, especially with other countries and "minorities". eh... >=|
Good luck finding a job! I hope you find one that suits you well. =)
» invisible on 2008-06-30 11:49:02
is that girl in the picture you?!
you look really sweet (:
i think it's becoz your of rosy cheeks :P
» G-Prometheus on 2008-06-30 04:37:11
how do u edit the colours of the banner at the top of the site. :(
» G-Prometheus on 2008-06-30 06:22:26
lol. sorry to bother you again.. i experimented on the codes you gave only the font colours changed how about the background colour?
» G-Prometheus on 2008-07-02 04:55:36
I got this poem, too, but it never had an 'author'. Mmm, I'm not boycotting nor am I a Free-Tibet sympathizer. I'm not against them and I'm not in agreement. Either way, I don't think the two of us know enough. We were never taught Asian history properly--beyond whatever tidbits our parents deign to feed us.
I need to get going on the job thing, too. =P
» Silver-dot- on 2008-07-06 12:45:00
Heya Kuri! I'm back in Nutang lol~
Anihoo, i really know nothing about this whole Free Tibet and Boycott China Olympics, but i hope that everything goes well with this issue. Wait, i think it may have...considering the date of this post (which i failed to notice at first -_- )
LOL I just dropped by really to say hi to all the Nutangers i used to know =]
» frostbitten on 2008-07-11 02:33:08
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