A friend biked by a pr0test in Tianjin the other day and decided to stop and ask what it was all about. He got an earful:
Thereâ€™s Propaganda. . .and Then Thereâ€™s Propaganda
“I tried to reassure them that no, things like this certainly do happen in America, much more frequently than they think, but as always when I try to create an ‘itâ€™s us against them’ cross-cultural pax-romana, they just nodded for a few seconds and continued loudly espousing the same viewpoint theyâ€™d had before I said anything.
“The guy with the cart piled with boxes said, ‘Americaâ€™s great! Youâ€™ve got Christians, and you can believe what you want!’ (Iâ€™m not sure precisely what he was going for, but thatâ€™s what he said.)”