By Horace Lu
Although the Cultural Revolution has been over for more than 35 years, its rhetoric still lingers on in the minds of some Chinese people. Terms such as “class enemies”, though used as the worst insults some stubborn leftists can use, are now serving as some of the best humor.
The lady in this amateur video chastises “class enemies” on bus in what appears to be a telephone call. She starts by shouting:
Let’s see what the class enemies are! They are gangs! They are shifting people’s attention to cover up the facts! They are living in illusions and are in isolation away from the real world. They are not unsensible about reality at all.
She then described these enemies as “aliens, seemingly-human-but-virtually-inhuman-and-anti-human class enemies.” (似人非人反人阶级敌人)
After listing the tricks to “cover up facts” of the so-called “class enemies,” she said they had no human traits and repeated herself by calling them “seemingly-human-but-virtually-inhuman-and-anti-human class enemies” again.
There is no need to understand any Chinese to realize who is in fact “in isolation away from the real world” and “seemingly-human-but-virtually-inhuman-and-anti-human.”
Maybe, her “real world” only consists of people like Ri Chunhee, North Korean state TV presenter and the only person likely to compete with the lady’s tune and rhetoric?