There are two scenarios
on Sunday's jasmine affairs, one eventuated in this world
and the another occurred in a parallel universe.
Scenario One: Tens
thousands responded to call for protests in Wisconsin on
Saturday. At one of the designated protest sites - a Chinese
yum cha outlet in central shopping district - a crowd of
several thousand people gathered, along with thousands
of uniformed police officers and plainclothes FBI agents,
shortly before 2 p.m.
The crowd consisted of anti-government
protesters who are backed by Democratic Party in Washington
and the anti-protest protesters who are supported by the
state Republican Party.
Zhang Yesui, the Chinese ambassador
to U.S. - who has been critical of the country's wire taps,
internet and text monitoring and other so-called Fairness Doctrine advocated by Hillary Clinton - was also in the
crowd but quickly left after he was identified by an American
crowd member with whom he was chatting.
Later, Mr. Zhang further went on to
chat with his readers in Chinese through twitter about
the decision made by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to allocate
special funds for helping American people to fight against
wiretapping and internet monitoring.
American public - Protestants and Catholics,
Democrazies and Republickers, Union members and Tea Party
goers - is outraged over Chinese diplomat's blatant interference
in America's internal affairs - whether it involves a morning
gathering for reunion cake or an afternoon assembly for
jasmine tea - and demand Chinese ambassador to be expelled
Scenario Two: Hundreds
responded to call for protests at one of the designated
protest sites — a McDonald's outlet in Beijing's central
Wangfujing shopping district — a crowd of several hundred
people gathered, along with hundreds of uniformed and plainclothes
police, shortly before 2 p.m.
The crowd, however, consisted almost
entirely of foreign journalists and curious shoppers — many of whom thought there
was a celebrity in the area — along with a handful of young
people who said they had heard about the protest appeal
and came to watch.
Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to China — who has been critical of the country's
Internet controls — was also in the crowd but quickly left
after he was identified by a Chinese crowd member with
whom he was chatting.
Later, Mr. Huntsman further went on
to chat with his readers in English through twitter about
the decision made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
to allocate special funds for helping Chinese people to
fight against internet censorship.
Chinese public - Buddhists and Daoists, Communists and Confucius, peasant workers and colleague students -
is outraged for American diplomat's blatant interference
of China's internal affairs - whether it concerns jasmine
flowers or bamboo sticks - and demand American ambassador
to be expelled immediately.
Can you tell which
scenario materialised in this time-space?
If you have no idea
whatsoever, here is a clue from Wall Street Journal. Of course, Wall
Street is known to be a place infested
and scanners, and its words may have little credibility. But
even a broken clock would be right two times a day, could
you please place your faith in its claims just for once?
Vigilantes on the Move