The White House has issued a statement that this story is incorrect. China’s flag will not be hoisted on the White House lawn, but will instead be hoisted across the street.
Unfortunately, the White House waited almost a week to respond to the story. Had they acted sooner they would have been able to prevent the justifiable outrage.
The report set off howls of protest on the internet and among conservative talk show hosts, who failed to get confirmation from the White House before airing their complaints.
Again, it was the White House who didn’t respond to the news report. The notion that bloggers or conservative talk show host could have contacted the White House for confirmation is laughable at best.
Stunned, shocked, in disbelief … all things you would have been if this were to happen under most of America’s presidents, but not this one.
Imagine the White House lawn flying China’s flag. Not because of an invasion, not because it is flying with the flags of several nations for some major event. No, the White House will fly China’s flag to celebrate 60 years of communism.
The national flag of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will be hoisted at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on September 20, media reported Sunday.
Chinese associations in the United States had applied to hold a ceremony in front of the US President’s residence to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of PRC.
Chen Ronghua, chairman of Fujian Association of the United States, told reporters that their application was approved not only because of the sound Sino-US relations but also because China is a responsible country.
“Many Americans admire China due to the success of last year’s Beijing Olympics,” said Chen.
If that’s true that Americans admire China simply because they pulled off the Olympics while effectively hiding anything embarrassing … we have regressed as a society.
China is a responsible country eh? Tell that to the Hans, and the tens of thousands of protests China’s government is dealing with every year.
By nightfall authorities had cordoned off the city center, blocking intersections with patrol cars, and disconnected mobile phone text messaging services. Paramilitary police with shields, sticks and submachine guns sealed off People’s Square, where demonstrators had shouted down politicians. About 100 green trucks parked on the plaza.
The resort to mass demonstrations to air grievances is likely to further unnerve the Chinese leadership — already grappling with tens of thousands of increasingly large and violent protests every year — just as it prepares for a nationwide celebration of 60 years of communist rule on Oct. 1.
The fact that the United States capital will be flying a foreign flag to celebrate communism is flat out sickening to any true American. Yes, I just said that. The fact that they’ll be doing it at the same time our president and congress are trying to implement some of the communist values to be celebrated at the White House is just damn demoralizing.
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