So, the White House could not even vet the music selected by the Chinese pianist who performed at the state dinner for the Chinese president? It would appear that they could not be bothered to do so and allowed a defiantly anti-American propaganda song to be played – much to the amusement of Chinese nationals:
The song is not just any old song. As Chinese netizens have pointed out, “My Motherland” is the theme song for a famous anti-U.S. movie about the Korean War from 1956, titled “Battle on Shangganling Mountain.”
In any case, the irony of playing an ode from an anti-American Chinese movie at a White House event dedicated to Sino-U.S. cooperation and friendliness has set the Chinese web abuzz—and more than a few people are convinced it wasn’t an accident.
Both the Sina and Sohu news portals reposted an article that they attributed to the Beijing Evening News, with the headline: “Lang Lang Played ‘My Motherland’ at White House, Flaunting National Power.”
“Those American folks very much enjoyed it and were totally infatuated with the melody!!! The U.S. is truly stupid!!” wrote a user named You’re In My Memory on Sina’s micro-blogging site. This particular post was re-posted many times.
Yet another brilliant move by the “best and brightest” Obamateurs running the White House. This was a deliberate slap in the face by the pianist – whether he chose the song or was directed to use it by his political masters. The Chinese ambassador should be summoned to the White House and an explanation demanded.
Of course, that won’t happen. Nor will the Obamateurs learn a single thing from this.