The Associated Press has collected a number of quotes from delegates to the 18th Party Congress that are stomach turning in their obsequious slavishness to the meritocratic glory of the Communist Party of China.
Ningxia Delegate Li Jian trusts politicians, not TV anchors:
This is not from some TV anchor or some youth group speech, [Hu’s speech] means there’s no doubt we will have a beautiful China. That is absolutely certain!
Li understands the glory of the Chinese meritocracy:
Any one of us who gets elected is the cream of the crop from each and every industry.
Zhejiang Delegate Wu Juping, “most beautiful mother” who caught a baby that fell from a 10th floor window, understands the importance of wearing bright colours to the Party Congress:
You see a lot of bright hues of red, yellow and green from the delegates. This is such an important meeting that we want to host it in a happy, joyful mood, as the Chinese tradition goes.
They are super great. They have been elected up through many levels, and they are accepted and recognized by the masses.
Li is a God damn superstar I tell you:
To join the party at 18 was more glorious than being a pop star today.
Finally, Ju Xiaolin, a migrant worker delegate who choked up with emotion reading a poem in praise of Hu Jintao:
It has been found, it has been found, the new expectations of my heart, on the morning of Nov. 8, 2012, on the podium of the Great Hall of People, in the resolute voice of Hu Jintao…