Saturday, February 26, 2011

What Is a "Jasmine Revolution" That Chinese Are Talking About?

I suggest they ditch that name unless they are indeed funded by George Soros...

Chinese "pro-democracy" groups are calling for another protests on Sunday in 23 cities in China, reportedly inspired by the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and now Libya.

And they keep mentioning a "Jasmine Revolution".

Huh? What the hell is that?

It turns out that the Tunisian Revolution is referred by some people in the media as the "Jasmine Revolution", just like other color-coded so-called revolutions in places like Georgia, Ukraine funded and coordinated by the foundations of George Soros and the US government, in which "protesters" show up on the streets with mass-produced flags, T-shirts, and slogans all designed nicely and prepared long before the demonstrations.

I'd never heard the name until I heard about protests in China about a week ago, and I've been following Tunisian, Egyptian, and now Libyan uprising since January.

I don't think George Soros' foundations were behind the Tunisian uprising, nor the Egyptian uprising, the Libyan uprising, the Yemeni uprising, the Bahraini uprising, the Vietnamese protests, the North Korean protests. (They may be behind the Wisconsin public union workers, though.)

Note to Chinese protesters: Mention that strange name to Tunisians, and they wouldn't know what you're talking about. If you want to rise up against the regime, ditch the cute nickname that hardly anyone in the wider world would recognize, and just do it, just like Tunisians and Egyptians did, and Libyans are doing.

The Tunisian Revolution is called in Tunisia "the Sidi Bouzid Revolt".

The Egyptian Revolution is widely called "the 25 January Revolution".

In Libya, when they successfully drive out the Gaddafis and their minions, it will likely be called "the 17 February Revolution". Or "#Feb17#Libya Revolution" - giving homage to the power of Twitter.

No Soros, no color.

Unless, of course, this Chinese "uprising" is indeed being funded and supported by Soros and the US government. If not, the protest organizers would be wise to stop using the word "Jasmine".

(Oh wait, maybe it is indeed funded by Soros and/or the US government.. The US ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, was spotted in the demonstration in Beijing last week. Huffington Post has the video of him outside McDonald's in Beijing.)

(It also fits wonderfully with the Obama admin, where branding and image are everything. Well, I still remember seeing the faces of people in China, almost in ecstasy, as they celebrated the election of Barack Obama as the president of the United States...)


Anonymous said...

The truth is nobody in China showed up for the protest called by overseas Falun Gong group.

The call to pick up trash in the manifesto is a dead give-away. The only other time clean up after a mass incident was called for was during the 1999 Falun Gong protest.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Thanks for the info. So then it IS Soros/US gov funded...

Besides, to ask Chinese to clean up after them is just asking too much.. I've lived long enough in Asia and seen enough Chinese...

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