Spy plane crisis fans anti-Asian bias

Mark Munsterhjelm gustav88 at SPAMms13.hinet.net
Mon Apr 16 18:27:40 MDT 2001


Here is another example of anti-Asian sentiments related to the spy plane crisis.
Twice in the last 24 hours I have received a JPEG file that is entitled "The Collin
Powell (not State Dept.) Apollogy to the Chinese Government" (the genius creator can't
spell properly) from acquaintances, (both are white, one in Canada, one in Taiwan).
Initially it is supposed to appear as Chinese writing then at the bottom it reads "If
you can't read Chinese tilt your head 90% to the right to read it". "Go fuck your
self" reads the inscription.

Mark Munsterhjelm
Sanchung, Taiwan
e-mail: gustav88 at ms13.hinet.net

Charles Brown wrote:

> One thing that has been striking about the U.S. monopoly media reports is that they
>have consistently referred to the U.S. plane as a "spy plane". So, the U.S.
>propaganda approach is blithely to assert that it was a spy plane, and then
>arrogantly proceed in all the rest of the reports and commentary to take a position
>that it is "ok" , fine and dandy , that the U.S. was spying, that there is absolutely
>nothing wrong with the U.S. spying , and that, oh yea, the Chinese were in the wrong
>for (!) investigating a spy plane right there in China. Members of U.S. Congress are
>now talking about retribution or some such ! It is aggravatingly chauvinist arrogance
>beyond compare.
> So, they are trying to get over the position that the U.S. has a right to spy on
>anybody it wants to, and any country that resists being spied on is in the wrong, a
>total contradiction of elementary common sense.
> Charles B.
> >>> jcraven at clark.edu 04/16/01 11:38AM >>>
> -clip-
> If that fighter had hit the prop on the number one engine with its tail--as
> alleged by the U.S., it would have taken out completely more than one blade
> and would have ripped the engine right off the mounts.
> -clip-
> Further, the stall speed on the fighter is much higher than on the U.S.
> aircraft and therefore coming from underneath would have involved extreme
> slow speeds by the fighter--and stalling out by the fighter.
> The U.S. scenario is total bullshit.
> Jim C
> From: Henry C.K. Liu [mailto:hliu at mindspring.com]
> Subject: Re: Spy plane crisis fans anti-Asian bias
> Well, it does not really take an international crisis to unleash American
> racism.
> I was kicked off LBO-Talk and Pen-l for complaining that DeLong and Sawicki
> resorted to racist lampoons over a debate on the DeLong's comparison of Mao
> to
> Hitler.
> This is the country that goes around the world ranting about human rights.
> Henry C.K. Liu
> Louis Proyect wrote:
> > San Francisco Chronicle
> > April 14, 2001
> >
> >
> > Ethnic stereotypes in broadcast, print media prompt protests
> -clip-

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