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by Concise Li

Some people -- people who are racist and hurt the feelings of the Chinese people -- have been drawing unwelcome comparisons between the upcoming glorious 2008 Beijing Olympics and the evil racist Nazi Olympics of 1936, which happened in Germany in 1936, in Berlin. This is a vindictive and mendacious smear, probably authored or sponsored by the Dalai Clique, who like all Tibetans are a bit primitive and need help from the Chinese to modernise themselves so that they can be proper people who drive cars and bathe regularly. We've prepared a point-by-point comparison of China today and Germany in 1936 to once and for all drive a series of nails, point by point, in to the coffin of this recurring Dracula of calumny.


  Nazi Germany 1936
PRC  2008           
1. A country with a strong authoritarian government. A country with a powerful government that does what it must to ensure stability.
2. A country with a sense of historical international victimization and disrespect. History interpreted very favourably to government. A country with a genuine history of international vicitmization and disrespect. Government has no need to interpret history.
3. No 2 drives a strong sense of nationalism which is encouraged and used by the government to increase support.
Near universal support for government thanks to its acceptance of the people's harmonious nationalism.
4. The government promises development and return to greatness in exchange for popular support. Popular support for government thanks to ongoing development and inevitable return to greatness.
5. The government abandons its theoretical ideology (National Socialism) and adheres to it only by name. Government consistently adheres to its ideology, but with Chinese characteristics.
6. The country is obsessed with its own rise and return to greatness--correcting old wrongs and injustices. Including territorial ones. The country has an understandable focus on its own rise and exacting retribution for past wrongs, just like all normal countries, and there is nothing wrong with that.
7. A seemingly innate sense of paranoia about other nations and opponents inside the country and outside. State genuinely threatened by other nations and destabilising opponents from both within and without.
8. Convinced that internal dissidents (communists, Jews, gypsies) are working with external enemies to weaken / arrest the reemergence of an old great power. Internal dissidents (Uighurs, Tibetans, democracy activists) definitely working with external enemies to weaken the reemergence of an old great power.
9. Innate sense of superiority of majority race (Aryans). This "race" essentially a fictional creation.   Benevolent superiority of majority race (Han). Genuine ethnic group despite dubious genetic/linguistic basis and invention of the idea in the 19th century based on Western concepts of ethnicity.


Above: Chinese sporting excellence will prevent repeat of scenes like this.

  Nazi Germany 1936
PRC  2008           
10. Free media long since crushed. Media totally free within the bounds of maintaining a harmonious society.
11. Free speech undermined. Dissent not permitted. Free speech unfettered. Lack of dissent due to there basically being no problems with the government.
12. Trade Unions ineffective and actually state-controlled .
State-controlled union functions well, so no need for others. Limited activity from this union thanks to excellent working conditions.
13. Unwillingness to believe any criticism of country, automatic assumption that criticism = plot. Would be willing to believe valid criticisms of country, but they never are valid. Therefore, criticism really does equal plot.
14. Targeting and strong state control over religion. Religion seen as threat to state control, but encouraged under official guidance (Kinder, Kirsche, Kuche). Careful watchfulness to avoid religious fanaticism/opinions. All very necessary in this era of international terror.
15. Some level of theoretical democracy. Actually non-existent as other parties suppressed, banned, intimidated. Other parties allowed, but it is fine for the Party to remain in control as it is the best possible representative of the people, who often don't know what is best for them.
16. Strong police state and security apparatus. Violent crackdowns on dissent/protests. Strong police and security apparatus to prevent dangerous dissent and protests, which is what caused the Cultural Revolution.
17. Cult of personality around leader, Hitler. No cult of personality around any leader.
18. Abundance of State symbols (Swastika etc) as propaganda to reinforce patriotism/nationalism. Abundance of State symbols due to spontaneous expression of people's patriotism.


Chinese media coverage to be way better than inferior Nazi TV camera, seen above.

  Nazi Germany 1936
PRC  2008           
19. Hosting the 1936 Olympic Games. Games seen as a matter of national pride. Big sponsorship by domestic corporations (quite new idea). Hosting the 2008 Olympic Games. Games seen as a matter of national pride. Big sponsorship by domestic corporations (not such a new idea by now).
20. Games being used to promote reemergence of great power and master race in the world. Talk of peace and international co-operation. Games being used to promote reemergence of great power. Talk of peace and international co-operation.
21. Invents 1st ever Torch relay as semi-religious event. Uses carefully managed torch relay to promote power / relations in key areas (Eastern Europe, Austria etc).
Uses Torch relay as PR event. Torch is either surrounded by extremely tight security (Oman, Pakistan, India) or protests (Athens, UK, France, USA, Australia, Japan, South Korea). But no one cares about protests due to them obviously all being racist in nature.
22. Torch relay met by strong support from pro-Nazi groups (e.g. in Austria, Czech German areas). Torch relay met by strong support from Chinese diaspora/students studying abroad.
23. Media promotes strong sense of nationalism into Olympic event. Sense that master race will show the world their greatness. Physical strength seen as national trait. Media promotes extremely strong sense of nationalism into Olympic event. No racial undertones whatsoever.
24. Strong desire to win the most medals and "win" the Olympics as a matter of national pride. Strong desire to win the most medals and "win" the Olympics as a matter of national pride.
25. Government works overtly towards 24. Government works overtly towards and invests heavily in 24.
26. Olympics hailed as great success despite a few hiccups. No hiccups expected.