Follow-up on last post: there have been weibo posts about Shenzhen’s decision to force 80,000 people out of the city. Of note, the incident has led to Lu Xun spirited condemnations of “Chinese character”. A few translations from the past 1/2 hour:
Shi Shusi‘s summery: 深圳为了确保大运会顺利举办，确定“黑八类”予以驱逐本身是个闹剧，而不少人在俺的博客留言对此政策表示拥护则是个杯具。他们不是神马强势阶层，仅仅有幸没被列入驱逐黑名单——类似阿Q面对更弱的小D，肆意欺凌，没有任何慈悲和怜悯。这证明深圳此举是有一定群众基础的，这有些令人绝望。
In order to insure safety at the Universiade, determining “a playoff list” to determine who is banished is a farce, and many people posted that those upholding the policy were in a bad play [sic]. The ones upholding the policy aren’t the advantaged, but rather the lucky ones who didn’t get black listed — like when A Q faced the even weaker Little D, wantonly humiliating him, without compassion or sympathy. This shows that the policy has a wide base, making some people despair.
说明当权者成功的一面。许多人不知不觉中成为阿斗，成为帮凶，到自己也深受其害是才发觉周围已没有人再为自己呐喊了，华夏民族的悲哀。This just goes to show one side of success. Many aren’t aware that they’ve become fools and accomplices until they discover that there is no one around to yell for help when they are in trouble. This is the sadness of Chinese people.
- 文革是外来共产主义与中国传统专制思想杂交怪胎的结晶。当唱红打黑读三字经的新闻在耳朵堆成耳屎的时候，离文革已不远了。The CR was the bastard crystalization of foreign communism and traditional Chinese thinking. When news about singing red, going after the black [bad guys], and reciting the Three Character Jing have accumulated like wax in our ears, we’re not far from the CR.
- 想到了鲁迅笔下“药”中观看杀人的国民。This reminds me of Lu Xun’s story “Medicine”, when all anyone did was watch the killing.
- 中国人就这么可怜可悲可恨，中国人总是活在自己的小圈子里与家庭里，既没有博爱也没有良好人格的个人主义。公交车上的扒手任意扒，没有人放个屁，反正没有扒自己的，没有被偷的还暗暗庆幸自已的运气。Chinese people are just this pathetic, tragic and hateful. Chinese people always live in their little circle and homes, and thus don’t have universal love or a good sense of individualism. On buses, pickpockets take whatever they want and nobody even farts, as long as nobody touches my things, then those who haven’t been pickpocketed quietly congratulate themselves on their good fortune.
抵制大运会，还屁民以尊严。Boycott the Universiade, where’s our fucking national pride.