Yet another WTF moment

The Chinese Communist government is responsible for the deaths of roughly 50-60 million of its own people, thanks to its brutal rule and economic incompetence. (For example, the so-called Great Leap Forward of 1958-61 was officially estimated to have killed 14 million.) This is also a regime that wickedly cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrators in the Tiananmen massacre of 1989. (An event approved of by President Obama’s first nominee to head the National Intelligence Council.)

So, naturally, New York is set to honor the 60th anniversary of this monstrous dictatorship by bathing the Empire State Building in red and yellow light, the national colors of China:

New York’s iconic Empire State Building will light up red and yellow Wednesday in honor of the 60th anniversary of communist China.

The Chinese consul, Peng Keyu, and other officials will take part in the lighting ceremony which will bathe the skyscraper in the colors of the People’s Republic until Thursday, Empire State Building representatives said in a statement.

I realize they do this for all sorts of occasions, but, guys, this is just indecent. They may hold massive amounts of our debt, but let’s not hold a party on the graves of their victims, shall we?

(Source: The Weekly Standard)

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One Response to Yet another WTF moment

  1. Porkchop says:

    Who decides?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/20/realestate/commercial/20SqFt.html

    Q. One thing about the Empire State Building that isn’t changing is the night lighting that makes the building a distinctive part of the city’s skyline. Who decides the tower light colors?

    A. Our brand manager. We get hundreds of requests a year.

    We try to use the lighting to celebrate everybody who thinks highly of the building. We do important Western holidays, we have fun with the Mets versus the Yankees or the Jets versus the Giants. We also are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. And we use light to celebrate Id al-Fitr, the festivities at the end of the Ramadan fast.

    Q. And the newest celebration?

    A. The 40th anniversary and the grand reopening of El Museo del Barrio. It’s going to be on Oct. 14. All yellow.

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