Thursday, July 29, 2010
The Chinese are My Friends
OK, I take back everything that I said about thinking that Chinese spies were using my blog. They aren't. At least I hope they aren't.
After posting this blog the other day I was talking to my sister about it and she told me that because of Communism a lot of Chinese are using other ways to communicate with one another. I did remember reading/hearing that Facebook and Twitter, among other sites, had been banned in China. That makes me so so sad!
My sister was all, "NO THEY ARE! They are using your blog to communicate!" And suddenly I felt so cool and privileged that of all the blogs in the world they liked mine enough to use it as their channel.
But then my best friend is all, "YEAH, and then the CIA is going to have you on their watch list!" and I say, "Let them! I have nothing to hide! I'm the mother of two children and I blog about stuff that's mainly just important to me, and I sell advertising." Oh yeah! That sounds really suspicious. But then my friend reminded me that they would just think that was my cover. I'm screwed!
So today I get on my blog about the Chinese and I have this message. I used Google to translate it so I hope it's right.
"People can not live like animals, but should pursue knowledge and virtue."
I sure hope they aren't saying I live like an animal without knowledge because I wasn't smart enough to catch on the first time! Sorry guys! I really don't think about Communism too much here in Houston. Or maybe they are telling me that they are tired of living like animals under their restricted life. Which if they are, that makes me even more sad. Because I don't think about Communism too often.
I go on in my life and I'm stressed out because we are going to have to pay $2,000 (YES, TWO THOUSAND!) dollars to get our SUV fixed once again... and then something like this just rattles me into reality.
We live in a country where we have freedom of speech (however unpopular that might be) and freedom of religion. I have the privilege of belonging to a religion, that however unpopular it may be, has fought in the Supreme Court many times for these basic freedoms.
I can blog about whatever I want to blog about, from the mundane to the controversial. People in China can not. That is something to think about.