In the subconsciousness of American people

I came across this funny list on a Chinese forum where people are discussing the sloppy (or deliberate, people disagree on this) media coverage over the recent Tibetan riot.

Here is my English translation. Just to make it clear, I don’t think everyone in the U.S. believes every item on this list, but I feel some of them may well exist in the subconsciousness of American people at large. And these assumptions affected their judgments and actions in some, if not many, occasions. If you consider any item true, congratulations, you are another successfully brainwashed American.

Whenever American people oppose the American government rationally, it’s called democratic right;
whenever Chinese people oppose the American government rationally, it’s called anti democracy.

Whenever American people oppose the American government in rage, the term to use is still democratic right;
whenever Chinese people oppose the American government, in rage, the term to use will be mob or blindly infuriated youngsters.

Whenever American people support the American government, it’s called making use of democracy;
whenever Chinese people support the Chinese government, it’s called upholding the dictatorship.

Whenever American people oppose their own government, rational or not, they say, look just how democratic the U.S. is, people have the right to say no;
whenever Chinese people oppose their own government, rational or not, they say, look, just how autocratic China is, even their own people go against it!

Whenever an eastern country opposes the American policy, it is called a totalitarian;
Whenever a western country opposes the American policy, it is called the Old Europe.

Whatever the U.S. does is people-supported democracy;
whatever China does is state-controlled totalitarianism.

Whenever American economy is expanding, it’s called prosperity;
Whenever Chinese economy is expanding, it’s called menace.

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