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March 13, 2017

Will Trump cause the Chinese president to “lose face”?

Filed under: Health, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:08 pm

“Look at that face” as The Donald would say.

According to this news story, Donald Trump is planning to meet with the president of China.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/13/politics/donald-trump-xi-jinping-summit-mar-a-lago/

I think that Trump should bone up on Chinese manners, as fast as he can. He should learn what “losing face” means in Chinese culture. I am familiar with this Chinese expression because I have a Chinese doctor. I used to take acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture cures everything. But the last time that I visited my Chinese doctor, he put small black stones in a line down my back, as is shown in a Geico  commercial. He said that I was too old for acupuncture which would be too strong for me.

Read this to learn what “losing face” means: https://www.yoyochinese.com/blog/What-Does-Losing-Face-Mean-Importance-Face-Chinese-Culture

I predict that the Chinese President will bring his own food and his own cook. Trump will be serving steak and potatoes, but the Chinese don’t eat this type of diet.

The Chinese believe that potatoes are poison and that meat should be eaten in very small amounts. The Chinese think that half of your food should be rice and that the other half should be divided between meat or fish and Chinese vegetables.

 

“the Auschwitz selfie” and Leni Riefenstahl

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:42 am

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2017/03/smile-auschwitz-selfie-why-holocaust-memorials-have-failed

A recent news article, about taking a selfie at Auschwitz, ends with this quote:

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When you allow the Holocaust to symbolise absolute evil, it does not warn you to be vigilant. Rather, it comforts you, because this or that crisis cannot be the same. It allows you to take refuge in distance and in difference; and it becomes trivial enough almost to warrant the terrible phenomenon known as the “Auschwitz selfie”. Aylan Kurdi, goes this line, isn’t Anne Frank. Katie Hopkins isn’t Leni Riefenstahl with a pen.

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How many of these young visitors to Auschwitz know who Leni Riefenstahl is?

I wrote about her on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/

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