Thursday, January 24, 2013

Because American schools are not turning out communists fast enough. . .

Obama Wants 100,000 American Students to Study in Communist China
( - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday will celebrate the launch of a newly rebranded organization called the “100,000 Strong Foundation,” which aims to have 100,000 American students studying in China by 2014.
Thursday's event will "underscore the importance of study abroad in China and the benefits to our strategic relationship with China as well as the personal benefits individuals receive through these exciting experiences," the news release said.
Until now, the 100,000 Strong Initiative -- announced by President Obama on his trip to China in 2009 -- has operated inside the State Department. Thursday's 1 p.m. ceremony marks its transition to a non-profit, nongovernmental organization operating independently.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton officially launched the Obama initiative in May 2010 in Beijing. "China has established dozens of Confucius Institutes across the United States that offer Chinese language instruction and cultural programs to help Americans better understand China," Clinton said at the time. "We would like to see similar American language and culture centers on the campuses of Chinese universities."


Anonymous said...

Trust me, I've been to China and they would learn how to be opportunistic, market driven, regulation dodging capitalists better there than here.

Finding 100,000 US high school students capable and interested in learning Chinese is going to be a good trick. I wish they COULD find enough. Fortunately, the Chinese are way good at learning English. They'll need it to administer their new real estate holdings in the USA.

Anonymous said...

While I'm generally pessimistic about the direction of this country and the world, there is one silver lining to this type of exchange with China, and that is the opportunity for the Gospel to spread. You're correct to note that this will allow more indoctrination of Americans by the Communist Chinese, but the exchange of ideas works two ways.

I worked a lot with international students during my time in college, and I saw shockingly large numbers of Chinese students coming to America, becoming Christians, and then taking the gospel and lessons of freedom home with them. Hopefully this will offer a similar opportunity and the Marxists will sow the seeds of their own destruction.

Anonymous said...

I've been to China a few times. In their "economic zones", quite frankly, there is more capitalism and a lot less regulation of business. Trust me on this.

Chinese are just as materialistic as Americans are. Everyone has a cell-phone, and jewelry stores are filled with 24k gold and jade jewelry with Chinese lining up to buy it.

These people are driven to succeed and there's a real entrepreneurial spirit in the air.

And good luck finding 100k students to learn Chinese. It’s a very difficult language.

I don't think this program will have the effect the the god-king intends...

Charles N. Steele said...

I agree with Anonymous 11:56. I taught in China for a semester. I think sending Americans to China would be good b/c they'd see what hard work is, and also see first hand what it is like to live under well-developed tyranny.

Whatever else you say about the Chinese, the entitlement mentality is nonexistent there.

Semper Fi, 0321 said...

So under exchange student rules, we then get 100,000 Communist students here too? All former veterans, studying under the Chinese GI Bill?

Anonymous said...

First i thought great, i can supply a list of many i would wish sent - but most are long out of scruel.

Then it dawned - isn't this something the romans did long ago to children of conquered tribes - you know, to provide an incentive to toe the line?

Anonymous said...

Why, Those communist scumbags running our educational system are doing the job ?

Yank lll

oughtsix said...

Don't you think Shrillery will have these kids hand picked for likely lefty pc tools?

Even that may well backfire.

Confusion to ALL our enemies, domestic and foreign.

May all their plans gangh aft aghley!

pdxr13 said...

100,000 hostages, with 100,000 20-26 year old PLA soldiers (and political officers to keep them from enjoying America too much) on our soil. A little preview of where the Central Committee told them where their wives will come from.

Not for me or mine, thanks.