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September 30, 2009

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Isha will be angry with this post. ANGRY!

I don't know Cantonese, but it looks like they are using the word "party" as in "birthday party", not political party. And "country" looks more like "countryside", not "nation".

Peter--it's sung in English and the political commentary seems abundantly clear.

Dr. Red Herring:


小小寰球,有几只苍蝇碰壁。

嗡嗡叫,几声凄厉,几声抽泣。


蚂蚁缘槐夸大国,蚍蜉撼树谈何易。

On this tiny globe
A few flies dash themselves against the wall,
Humming without cease,
Sometimes shrilling,
Sometimes moaning.


Ants on the locust tree assume a great-nation swagger
And mayflies lightly plot to topple the giant tree.

Richers get richer and poorers get poorer, I thought you are peaking about American's Democracy right now.

I know the hint of this song but I would like to ask Dr. Crane, now on the earth, if the Communist “Party” is not qualify to represent China, or if I don’t like or trust the Communist “Party,” who else can I trust to be able to protect Chinese of being humiliated, Westerners, no way? To love my country but don’t love the party that can do the job isn’t it a phrase-mongering.

Ouch.

Great song, beautiful sentiment. I'm quite tired of people equating "China" with an authoritarian tyrannical government.

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