On China Today The Society April 27, 2014 News of Note, Poetry 1 Comment Click: a Pic of Xi Jinping By Lu “Reed Cabs” Wei He rolls along, like as a giant panda bear, the present tyrant of Red China—Xi Jinping, appearing in his black and white, fine, formal wear, with his half-smiling, smarm-offensive, Gigi bling. His state is kingly, yes, imperially fat; a billion at his bidding buy his cheap ka-ching and happily jump in to his well-oiled vat to watch his sleezy, cheesy, song and dance routine. But everybody doesn’t get the welcome mat, like Abe in Japan, or people in Beijing who practice Falun Gong in that polluted air; nor need the Dalai Lama come to see Tibet. A Modern Imperialist Power By DeBuis Lawrece “It’s only natural for Russia to take Crimea. Why should China vote against that?” -Lu “Be Scared” Wei Imperialism’s not dead. It presses on in China: for example, in Xinjiang, where Uighurs are succumbing to the will of Han; or in Tibet, where Han destroy th’ indigenous. Recall how nearly all the monasteries then were ransacked and destroyed by Mao Zedong’s Red Guards. “We will make China red from inside out, and then we’ll make the World red, and then the Cosmic Sky.” So is it any shock that China claims Taiwan, and all the Sea beside Malaysia and Brunei? beside the Philippines and also Vietnam? You’re kidding me—they also claim the Spratly Isles? Featured Image: “Red Wall” by Kunlun Zhang. Painting description: This work records the personal experience and internal turmoil of the artist, Professor Kunlun Zhang. Professor Zhang was imprisoned in China for three months, during which time he experienced physical and mental torture, including brainwashing. The two white Chinese characters (meaning persecution) on the red wall represent the persecution of Falun Gong in China, which is so oppressive that it makes China seem like one big prison. The crack in the wall indicates that despite the red wall’s menace and seeming invincibility, its collapse has already begun. (Falunart.org) NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Lu "Reed ABCs" Wei June 4, 2014 Red Wall by Kunlun Zhang Chained to the wall of persecution are two men. The man upon the left in light blue shorts just hangs bent over, hardly human, maybe near his end. The man upon the right in white is stretched in pain. Between the two a musing man in yellow sits. Below, in uniform, two men observe the “gang.” Behind, a wall of red and huge white characters in Chinese, meaning persecution, rises high; but in that wall that is so wide and tall there is some cracking going on. Above, and at its height, at left, are faint black clouds, at right, in zhen shan ren, a spirit flies, perhaps a Falun Dafa child. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.