Australia is the “second-class citizen” of the West and unrestrained in its “white supremacy”, Chinese state-run media has claimed in response to an escalating Olympics row over the countries’ champion swimmers. …
The lashing commentary came as Australia’s own media chose to back champion swimmer Mack Horton as “our clean machine” after he referred to his Chinese rival Sun Yang as a “drugs cheat”. …
Nice to find out what the Chinese really think of us, in an editorial titled “Smug Aussie swimmer won’t cloud Rio”:
From China’s perspective, Australia, an English-speaking and developed country, is a typical part of the Western world. But actually, Australia has always been a “second-class citizen” in the West, and many people from Western Europe, especially the UK, feel condescension toward Australians.
Australia used to be a land populated by the UK’s unwanted criminals, and this remains a stigma attached to Australian culture. Eager to be completely accepted by the Western world and afraid of being overlooked, Australia has grown docile and obedient in face of the US and the UK.
However, in front of Asian countries, it cannot help but effuse its white supremacy. The tangle of inferiority and superiority has numerous reflections in Australia’s foreign exchanges.
We don’t have to take seriously the tinge of barbarism that comes out of some Australians, nor should we pay keen attention to some vindictive provocations.
This is the same Chinese newspaper that said recently, “If Australia steps into the South China Sea waters, it will be an ideal target for China to warn and strike.”
Australia is in real danger of being incorporated into Asia just as South Africa was incorporated into Africa — whites could become second class citizens with Asian overlords.
hat-tip Stephen Neil