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  • China, We Are Taking Your Land

    The partisan site ... Huffington Post seems to have picked up on a story about a village being relocated in China.

    Apparently the village space was needed for a commercial development. The end result ... splattered brains and 20 injured villagers. Not to worry though there were hundreds of police available to contain any dissent, from the theft of homes and land. I think such actions will only be a benefit for America and its ability to continue to receive its cheap Chinese goods. Any dissent will be handled in the same fashion as the theft of the villagers land.

    He Zhi Hua, Protestor Crushed To Death By Steamroller In Chinese Government Relocation Drive (GRAPHIC PICTURES)
    He Zhi Hua, Protestor Crushed To Death By Steamroller In Chinese Government Relocation Drive (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

    A protestor who lay in the path of a steamroller has been crushed to death in China.

    He Zhi Hua was attempting to resist a government drive to relocate his village when he lay in the path of the construction vehicle.
    Chariweb.com :: Critically China
    A villager named He Zhihua was upset about being forced to relocate to make room for a road project, so on September 16, he confronted Lianhua City vice mayor Ling Yun at a construction site. Ling slapped him, escalating a volatile situation. According to witnesses, He laid himself in front of a steamroller and shouted, "You got any skill, you'll run me over!"
    Ling's reply was unexpected.
    "If this expressway is to be finished, a few people need to die. Killing you will yield monetary compensation." And just like that, the steamroller drove over He, "splattering his brains," as the KDNet write-up describes it. Those watching nearby apparently said, "Too merciless."
    The next day, another clash broke out between contractors and residents, resulting in 20 villagers getting injured, five of them seriously. Their camera phones were confiscated. Furthermore, He's 13-year-old daughter, He Ao, tried to commit suicide by jumping into the river, but was fortunately rescued.
    Still according to KDNet, a local resident named Wang Jiyong said that the government sent 400 to 500 public security officers to steal He's corpse and handcuff those who would do something about it. He Zhihua's family had not even properly prepared his body for the funeral — which, obviously, will now not happen.
    (The website Infowars reports — source unknown — that "the government sent in 200 men to keep angry locals at bay and hide the remains of the body. The man's family was offered a sum of money in order to keep quiet about the incident.")



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    Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

    Originally posted by michael h View Post
    The partisan site ... Huffington Post seems to have picked up on a story about a village being relocated in China.

    Apparently the village space was needed for a commercial development. The end result ... splattered brains and 20 injured villagers. Not to worry though there were hundreds of police available to contain any dissent, from the theft of homes and land. I think such actions will only be a benefit for America and its ability to continue to receive its cheap Chinese goods. Any dissent will be handled in the same fashion as the theft of the villagers land.





    I guess you will blame that on globalization or free markets, but then you are always wrong when that subject comes up so have at it.

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      Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

      Hey as long as you get your cheap goods ... whats a few deaths? Whats a few suicide nets around manufacturing sites or a steam rolled protester as long as you get yours?

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        Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

        Originally posted by michael h View Post
        The partisan site ... Huffington Post seems to have picked up on a story about a village being relocated in China.

        Apparently the village space was needed for a commercial development. The end result ... splattered brains and 20 injured villagers. Not to worry though there were hundreds of police available to contain any dissent, from the theft of homes and land. I think such actions will only be a benefit for America and its ability to continue to receive its cheap Chinese goods. Any dissent will be handled in the same fashion as the theft of the villagers land.
        Boy, aren't you just full of cultural imperialism this afternoon?

        Do you think that everyone should be forced to live as we do? Should peasants only be allowed to be steamrolled in court?

        Ooooo... wait. I have an idea!

        Export the ACLU to China!

        That'll slow them down a bit...

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          Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

          Originally posted by tsquare View Post
          Boy, aren't you just full of cultural imperialism this afternoon?

          Do you think that everyone should be forced to live as we do? Should peasants only be allowed to be steamrolled in court?

          Ooooo... wait. I have an idea!

          Export the ACLU to China!

          That'll slow them down a bit...
          The Chinese are TRUE capitalists. ACLU?? Really ... human rights stand in the way of corporate profits! The Chinese handle this dissent appropriately:

          Hundreds of police, face slapping, and the recognition that a few deaths will not slow the making of profits! These are not wussy Americans ... they will insure you get your cheap goods ... even if they squash your brains under a steam roller. Try protesting that.

          Chariweb.com :: Critically China
          A villager named He Zhihua was upset about being forced to relocate to make room for a road project, so on September 16, he confronted Lianhua City vice mayor Ling Yun at a construction site. Ling slapped him, escalating a volatile situation. According to witnesses, He laid himself in front of a steamroller and shouted, "You got any skill, you'll run me over!"
          Ling's reply was unexpected.
          "If this expressway is to be finished, a few people need to die. Killing you will yield monetary compensation." And just like that, the steamroller drove over He, "splattering his brains," as the KDNet write-up describes it. Those watching nearby apparently said, "Too merciless."
          Still according to KDNet, a local resident named Wang Jiyong said that the government sent 400 to 500 public security officers to steal He's corpse and handcuff those who would do something about it.

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            Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

            Originally posted by CalifornCracker View Post
            I guess you will blame that on globalization or free markets, but then you are always wrong when that subject comes up so have at it.
            That is what corporate America wants to see happen in America. They want the masses subjugated into complacent, fearful slave laborers and when they try to protest over their working conditions or their being forced to relocate, they can just be exterminated without worrying about lawsuits or other such nonsense. Get a good look at those pictures. If the neocons get their way, this is what our country will eventually look like.

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              Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

              Originally posted by TomBlaze View Post
              That is what corporate America wants to see happen in America. They want the masses subjugated into complacent, fearful slave laborers and when they try to protest over their working conditions or their being forced to relocate, they can just be exterminated without worrying about lawsuits or other such nonsense. Get a good look at those pictures. If the neocons get their way, this is what our country will eventually look like.
              Corporate America has no problem with these acts. Hell for all we know a Walmart was being built on location. Our government and corporations made a decision over a decade ago that human rights wouldn't be tied to PNTR. As long as corporate profits increased and cheap goods hit Wally World ... whats the squashing of human rights count for? Nothing

              Bottom line ... is the bottom line.

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                Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

                And as we wave a fond farewell we see that our friends on the left have forsaken decrying the actions of a Communist government and have gone back to what makes them smile... bitching about western corporations.

                Have fun boys!

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                  Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

                  I'd just like to point out that these actions are the actions of the Chinese government, not US corporations, no matter what spin you put on it.

                  Also, this is how the government of the sovereign nation of China deals with an internal situation. We don't really have much to say about it. Oh sure, we can be shocked and outraged and all that, but really, its an internal matter. Be glad its not how out government handles things here.

                  I recall some quote from a Chinese official or military leader. He wasn't at all worried about going into battle with a weapon difficient army and lose a million troops. Why? because he had a bunch more left.

                  We need to take into account that different cultures value nearly everything diffetently, including human rights, ance the value of human life.

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                    Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

                    Nothing more than the Chinese version of Kelo....

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                      Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

                      I seem to remember Donald Rumsfeld's Rules of Engagement...
                      First die for Dick Cheney and shoot afterwards.
                      No my friends, our pals on Wall Streey and those on Main Street who are hungry for cheap labor wouldn't give a crap if one of us wound up under one of those vehicles.
                      Bit what a waste of a good pair of boots.

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                        Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

                        Originally posted by MattInFla View Post
                        Nothing more than the Chinese version of Kelo....
                        Actually... no.

                        After Kelo literally thousands of local governments changed their ED laws to fit their local needs. Almost all were in some form tightened.

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                          Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

                          I'm not seeing any direct link between this atrocity and western big business. Now if one were to make the point that perhaps we as Americans should decide that we do not want to provide financial support to a country willing to commit this kind of atrocity against their own citizens, and institute some kind of trade embargo... I'm sure there could be some interesting discussion there.

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                            Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

                            Originally posted by MattInFla View Post
                            Nothing more than the Chinese version of Kelo....
                            Minus the steam rolling of the villager and 20 injured villagers ... and the pittance of compensation ... I agree its identical. The Chinese version will always be at the discount of humanity.

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                              Re: China, We Are Taking Your Land

                              Originally posted by tsquare View Post
                              And as we wave a fond farewell we see that our friends on the left have forsaken decrying the actions of a Communist government and have gone back to what makes them smile... bitching about western corporations.

                              Have fun boys!
                              Uh corporations are willing partners with that communist gov't. I know, I know, that don't count! They had to just give away american technology in exchange for being able to exploit those poor cooleys. Yep the american corporations just gave it to em. Probably tax dollars financed the research for some of that technology. And american corporations just gave it to em. Boy, they REALLY had a big hard on for that cheap labor, didn't they?

                              This here, this thing in china with our corporations living there is globalization. This is it. It gives america a perpetual trade deficit with china. The concept of globalization and globalization in practice don't seem to be the same. I think globalization as practiced is nothing more than a ploy to pull down wages worldwide in order to max out profits of the MNCs. I have always said their are two models of capitalism. One sends the wealth to the top, using an old tactic, under a new name, and the other is what we had post ww2, a model that actively seeks to build up a middle class by controlling the amount of income that goes to the top. I think I can say that I have lived under both models.

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