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the Truth that Michelle Obama refuses to discover

24 March 2014
 

- The truth is out here, Ma'am!
- Where, where is the truth? I don't see any!

Michelle Obama: We wouldn't trade our rights to cover up the truth with anything in the world.

US First Lady was given an opportunity to educate China's young people at Beijing University over the weekend, and the objective of her speech is to promote the virtues of free speech.

In her speech she lauded technology for being able to “open up the entire world and expose us to ideas and innovations we could never have imagined,” and she stressed that "it is so important for information and ideas to flow freely over the Internet and through the media, because that’s how we discover the truth, that’s how we learn what’s really happening in our communities, in our country and our world.”

Chinese government: Recently, the international media has put out a lot of reports about the eavesdropping, surveillance and stealing of secrets by the United States of other countries, including China. We demand that the United States makes a clear explanation about NSA's spying activities against Chinese leaders.

Michelle Obama: I've already given you a crystal clear explanation on Saturday. I said it is important for information and ideas to flow freely, because that’s how we discover the truth, that’s how we learn what’s really happening in your communities, in your country and in your leaders' mind.”

Which is a rather honest statement, just look at how the technology has allowed NSA to discover what people in every community, every country and entire world say over the phone and write in email.

In her speech she also presented her husband Barack Obama as a champion for free speech: "That’s how we decide which values and ideas we think are best — by questioning and debating them vigorously, by listening to all sides of the argument [Including those from Wall Street Occupiers?] and by judging for ourselves. And believe me, I know how this can be a messy and frustrating process. My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our media and our fellow citizens, and it’s not always easy but we wouldn't trade it for anything in the world." And she concluded, "Time and again, we have seen that countries are stronger and more prosperous when the voices and opinions of all citizens can be heard."

Her speech has been praised back in America as "an indirect swipe at China’s media censorship", that is in fact quite factual. China's notorious public opinion censorship, since power-struggle motivated Bo Xilai persecution began, former premier Wen Jiabao's $27 billion corruption scandal exposed, and a popular hostility towards Premier Li Keqiang's governance grows, is the worst in the 300 years (ever since Manchu conquerors imposed literature inquisition <文字狱> against native Chinese intellectuals), and a situation like this deserves condemnation from anyone, even the wife of the Internet censorship king.

However, with regard to her remark "my husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our media and our fellow citizens, and it’s not always easy but we wouldn't trade it for anything in the world," the first part is a fact but the second part is a lie. Because the truth is her husband is the No, 1 enemy of the media and Internet freedom. You don't need to ask Aaron Swartz, Julian Assange or Edward Snowden for confirmation. Just very recently, Obama administration secured a power to flag "extremist" content on the video sharing website. As for what constitute "extremist" content, here is a telling example:

A YouTube channel with 55 million views and 265,000 subscribers was shut down on the same day when Michelle Obama boasted that her husband wouldn't trade fellow citizens' rights to question and criticize him for anything in the world. What "extremist" act media commentator Mark Dice's video channel committed? The answer is it has devoted a great deal of time criticizing President Obama.

Chinese: I want to discover the truth about NSA.

Michelle Obama: My husband and I wouldn't trade our rights to cover up the truth with anything in the world.

 
 
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