All Comments for US Town Arts Center Removes Paintings Depicting President Xi Jinping

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To: "Fair Justice" from 1st Amendment, USA :

Maybe if you read a little about China's "re-education" camps for hundreds of thousands of Muslims, you would have slightly less "respects" for China's communist, iron-fist President.

If you want your 1st Amendment rights upheld, stand up for someone else's.

Feb 07, 2019 10:46 PM

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Joseph A. from Cincinnati, Ohio :

Brave woman! Americans should rally to support and defend our liberty and that of our guests -- for our freedom has inspired courageous dissidents around the world like the artist.

Feb 07, 2019 10:33 PM

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Joseph Kidd from San Diego :

Consider the following, as reported by Breitbart's John Hayward:
[Quoting] It should be noted that Weng’s picture of Xi and Mao only captures the tiniest fraction of the mountain of skulls they would be standing upon. Mao killed 65 million Chinese by the time he was done. To give a real sense of how high that pile of skulls would be, Weng would have to create a painting so large that it could only be displayed by hanging it from one of the tallest buildings in North Carolina. [End quote]

Feb 07, 2019 10:23 PM

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Lewis Sanborn from DeKalb :

Unacceptable that any piece be even slightly touched by censorship in America.

-But is this America any more?

Feb 07, 2019 10:16 PM

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American Ronin from City of the Rising Bird :

I must say that I'm disappointed in this decision as well. There's nothing inaccurate about them, nor are they political except for having the likeness of a politician. These are interpretations of the artists feelings. Shame on them for removing this.

Feb 07, 2019 10:07 PM

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Freedom lover from Left Coast :

I can imagine those in charge have an appreciation for Socialist ideals of the Chinese Communist party. Artistic culture has always aligned with Communist ideals. They seem to be willfully ignorant of the brutality of the Chinese Communist party. Also ignorant of how much Capitalism the Chinese dictators have embraced.

Feb 07, 2019 09:30 PM

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Bubba from Las Vegas :

China uses it’s financial resources to influence public opinion all over the world, it is sad that they can buy liberal politicians in the USA in North Carolina. All communists have the same ultimate goal, whether in Cary or Hong Kong; complete control of the people by communist elites.

Feb 07, 2019 09:22 PM

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Soqueesh_Mulhatra from Toledo :

The ChiComs are working closely with our Demsocs to undermind our nation.

Feb 07, 2019 09:09 PM

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DrDeuteron from USA :

pathetic. Surely a Trump trashing piece not only be shown, but considered "brave". The cowardice of this move is beyond words, luckily the artist is getting more publicity now.

Feb 07, 2019 08:52 PM

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Sean Miller from Seattle :

I hope someone else displays her artwork. Xi Jinping is a massive murderer already.

Feb 07, 2019 08:48 PM

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Deng Xiaoping from Xian :

I worked to bring China pride in its accomplishments as a fair player in the global community. We engaged and started to advance in fair ways until greed and theft took over. This breaks my heart and was not my vision of a proud, fair, and noble China. The paintings are a fair depiction of how many inside and outside of China view us! Now, we have lost all respect! We allowed unethical human gene modification and now try to put all blame on one! We built our flagship company from outright theft! All innovation we do now in Huawei is tainted. We are better than that! China! Stop embarrasing me!! Play fair! Open up! Earn some global respect based on our own accomplishments.

Feb 07, 2019 07:18 PM

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interventor :

China has added over 100 camps to their gulag and expanded existing camps. Over one million were added to the camps population. More to follow.

Feb 07, 2019 07:17 PM

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Chuck from Dallas :

Damn shame. America used to mean something. Petty bureaucrats go along to get along, but in the end they participate in the oppression of millions. Think it can't happen here? Then put the paintings back up and prove it.

Feb 07, 2019 07:01 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

China and Russia are both vying for position on who will take control of America and it's people once the left has rendered the US completely destroyed, then all bets are off, we could then become the next Chinese or Russian controlled nation. The left would love it.

Feb 07, 2019 06:56 PM

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Jbanks2 from Atlanta :

Terrible such oppression of 1st Amendment Rights exist in the 21st century. I expect this type of behavior from dictators, monarchs and communists. Not in the Republic of the United States of America. Shame on the oppressors. You have no Honor or Dignity.

Feb 07, 2019 06:50 PM

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Deplorable Patriot :

Lol. So much for freedom of expression and free speech. Your problem was that it should’ve been President Trump not that dkhead commie Xi.
To all of America, punch a leftie lib aholes teeth down their f’en throat tomorrow

Feb 07, 2019 06:40 PM

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Attilashrugs :

Nothing to see here. Its RuSSHA! Putin is hacking our “democracy”!

Feb 07, 2019 06:32 PM

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Blade Canyon from Wake County :

Town of Cary loves government power, so they would be the last city to allow paintings depicting statists as bad guys. The logo of the city's City Transit is an intersecting C and T, looks exactly like a hammer and sickle. As you drive into town from I-40, a big statue of two intersecting C's also looks like an homage to the hammer and sickle. They love appearance codes, and sued the the only black restaurant out of existence. CARY stands for the Collectivist Aryan Relocation Yard.

Feb 07, 2019 06:07 PM

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alan479 from Akron :

Freedom of expression is an old mythical legend that died during the present plague of political correctness.

Feb 07, 2019 06:05 PM

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Tom from Detroit :

No, paintings of "important" people should not be taken down out of respect or anything else.
Sorry comrade, that is not how free societies roll.
The gallery that took these down should be boycotted by anyone that values freedom of expression.
And every time some Foreign Country funded entity protests, it should be shut down and everyone not a citizen deported.
Shame on however it was that pulled these paintings

Feb 07, 2019 05:53 PM

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noneya :

Cary is surrounded by 3 universities (UNC, Duke and NC State) and is a reflection of the PC culture/Marxist promotion that exists in most American Colleges. It's no surprise that freedom of expression is curtailed in that town.

Feb 07, 2019 05:36 PM

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Clearly101 from Saginaw :



Feb 07, 2019 05:34 PM

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Islam Forbids :

This is a disgrace.

Feb 07, 2019 05:15 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

USA watch out. Chinese spies are everywhere in the States and they mean business.

Feb 07, 2019 08:37 AM

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fair justice from rangoon :

Paintings Depicting President of RUSSIA OR CHINA OR USA OR OTHERS PRESIDENTS Should be removed. They should have some respects to important individuals.

Feb 05, 2019 02:32 AM

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Hannibul Perseus from Shinning City :

You sound like a drone in a Borg colony where individual thought is suppressed within the hivemind.

Non drones are people who are fully alive and can think for themselves and have a deep respect for the liberty of all people to freely express themselves without fear of retaliation.

Authoritarian government's like in China (and elsewhere) and its dictators wherever they are must be dismantled and destroyed and buried on the ash heap of history!

Censoring this artist's work has only made that work more visable and now is known by many more people and it will spread it even further.

Liberty is the real deal. And that is what you should respect!

Feb 07, 2019 07:15 PM

Anonymous Reader :

Cary, North Carolina...surely is some Chinese living there, as mentioned in the article, the Chinese are everywhere and sadly so then comes their government through x or y Chinese association, but what percentage of Cary's population is Chinese? It is alarming that these 3 insightful and thoughtful pieces would be deemed 'politically alarmist' by a gallery anywhere in a western country much less in one that purports to defend freedom of expression and one that in particular holds no love for the politics of China's totalitarian government - I share the artist's sense of dismay.

Feb 04, 2019 08:17 PM

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