|Liu Xiaobo and Nobel Peace Prize are both farce|
(China Daily, 23 October, 2010)
The news of Nobel Peace Prize going to Liu Xiaobo, an imprisoned Chinese person, was a surprise to many Chinese people. If this prize could be given to such a guy, the Chinese people should in turn grant some westerners the "Best Idea" Award for their close and constant involvement in this clumsy show. The presentation speech for this award should go like this: for tens of years, they spared their every effort by utilizing the mean part of western wisdom to realize their unsaid dark intention towards China.
According to Sir Alfred Nobel's will the Peace Prize is to be granted to the person "who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congress".
What contributions along those line Liu has made to deserve the prize? Many Chinese still remember his remarks that"China needs to be colonized for 300 years." In Liu's opinion that Hong Kong achieves what it is proud of nowadays only after 100 years of colonization. Thus, China needs to be colonized for 300 years. Since China has a large territory, 300 years' colonization may not be enough. His consistent political stance is to degrade the Chinese government, criticize Chinese culture and advocate Westernization in China.
Here are some of his alleged remarks from the 1980s:
-- Chinese people are totally weak both physically and psychologically.
-- What does China have? Only crap.
-- Westernization brings human rights and modernization. To pursue Westernization is to fight for living as a human being. The difference of systems between Western countries and China lies in the treatment of their citizens - whether they are treated as human beings or not. In other words, if Chinese people want to live as human beings, they should adopt the system of Western countries
-- I don't care which hat you throw on me: a traitor or a patriot. If you say I am a traitor, then I am. I am the ungrateful child digging out the graves of his ancestors and I am proud of being such a child.
Liu won his fame by verbally abusing Li Zehou, a professor in philosophy and aesthetics. He possesses a strong desire to become famous.
Liu once said during a speech that money reflects a person's value.
"With a certain amount of money, you can appreciate your life at a better and larger angle. I know this fact well," Liu said, "Once at the Beijing Friendship Store, I saw a bottle of wine for 160 yuan When I stood in front of it, I felt dwarfed and totally disappointed."
A anonymous netizen recently posted that the US government set up the National Endowment for Democracy (NET) in 1983, headquartered in Washington DC with the aim of "promoting and advocating global democracy". NET finances nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or social groups and gets financial support from the US government.
The Democratic China magazine sponsored by NET is "coincidently" chaired by Liu Xiaobo. Until now, Liu can get 13,000 yuan in prison for his job in that magazine. His boss is really kind to him! The Noble Peace Prize is also the "highest award" thrown to him by his western boss.
Liu's Nobel Peach Prize demonstrates the pride and prejudice held by some westerners hostile to China and shows no respect but insults to the Chinese people. It is despising China's national spirit through puffing up a criminal in China as a hero by some westerners.
Every nation needs its own hero. Without heroes, the nation will suffer has many national heroes. Lu Xun once said "From the early period of our nation, people who pursue rights for their countrymen and are dedicated to difficult tasks or hard work or other missions never stopped being remembered. The version of history written by the ruling class failed to wipe them out of the history or bury their fame. They are the backbones of our nation. "
China's national heroes include historical figures such as Wen Tianxiang, Yue Fei and Lin Zexu. Wen was a famous patriotic official in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), who chose to die rather than to surrender to invaders. His everlasting poem "As death befalls all men alike, I'll keep a loyal heart to make a name in history" is always remembered. Yue Fei, a famous general in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), fought against invaders and died for his nation. Words inscribed on his back "utterly loyal to his nation and people" never faded from people's minds. Patriotic Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) official Lin Zexu has been respected for his efforts in prohibiting opium-smoking and the opium trade in China.
Nobel Committee's selection of Liu is a choice with a clear political purpose. The problem of "selective deafness" has long existed and influenced the evaluation of candidates for the prize and laid its root deep in western countries' ideological bias and political needs.
Liu Xiaobo and some other guys like him thought since they are backed up by their western boss, so they can swagger around in China. Those so called intellectuals with a strong political speculative thought are not rare cases in China. However, more and more Chinese have felt disgusted about those guys for their ugly moves of flattering their western bosses to get money.
Westerners may are simply waiting to see how China deal with the Liu situation. If Liu is congratulating himself for his success and thinks that he would be able to accept the award with his wife in Oslo later on and deliver another speech that would likely criticize China, then he is making a serious mistake.
As old Chinese sayings go "a person may shoot himself or herself in the foot" and that "unjustness is doomed to destruction."
A rising China has sufficient confidence and tolerance to face the situation. Liu winning the Nobel Peace Prize will serve as after-dinner jokes for some Chinese.