China Never Changed its Coat
Having tried to outdo one another in our mercantile exuberance in sharing the bed with China over 20 years, we wake up to find a stranger. A stranger who we had readily accepted, warts and all, in our quest for a sizeable share in profits, as we simultaneously made disapproving sounds at the blood stained sheets, symbolically abstaining from intimacy on certain occasions, as long as the fruits of our cohabitation per se were at our disposal.
China on no occasion made an attempt at deception, not once the pain and suffering on the Tibetan plateau denied, not once the fascist tendencies and practices covered up - apart from the apologists from democratic nations who strongly defended their mercantile goals under the fig leaf of “our sense of democracy and plurality as not being necessarily applicable there” - not once the aggressive military attitude with claims such as on the Spratly Islands or the state of Arunachal Pradesh given up and not once the sole right of state organizations in disseminating official speak replaced with a free press.
What make the scales in front of our eyes suddenly fall, waking us up from the self induced hypnotic state that have made us willing partners in self deception? That Realpolitik and business interests can blind oneself is an accepted failing, but that Mainstream media, having played along with the Long March all these years, suddenly discovers the blinds on their goggles is a travesty that beggars any description.
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