Monday, May 29, 2017

Baizuo


For John, BLUF.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




The Kakistocracy Blog, from which this is taken, is a snarky Trump supporting outlet.  That said, this discussion of Baizuo is interesting.  The Blogger has the handle Porter.
That’s why I found this piece to be one of the most unusual and refreshing I have seen in quite some time.  It was written by a Chenchen Zhang, who is a Western-educated Chinese national and presumptive Pokémon character.  Ms. Zhang describes a blossoming phenomenon on Chinese social media that views the white Western left as contemptible popinjays who have even midwifed their own novel Asian insult: baizuo.
If you look at any thread about Trump, Islam or immigration on a Chinese social media platform these days, it’s impossible to avoid encountering the term baizuo (白左), or literally, the ‘white left’.  It first emerged about two years ago, and yet has quickly become one of the most popular derogatory descriptions for Chinese netizens to discredit their opponents in online debates.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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