America’s elementary and middle schools all have specialized vehicles for transporting students (school bus). This kind of vehicle is painted yellow, and has an automatic stop sign on the side of the driver’s seat (stop arm). This kind of red octagon sign only has one word on it, “stop”, no different from the stop sign at any intersection, with the only difference being that it can be opened and closed, like an elephant’s ears. The sign is normally closed along the body of the school bus, but when students are getting on or off the bus, the driver will open it.
During this time, no matter whether there are cars in front, behind, left, or right, including police cars, all must stop, even the president’s ride is not an exception. When the bus driver believes the students are safe, has closed the sign, only then are other cars allowed to continue drive. If the bus does not have a sign installed, then the driver must get off the bus and hold up the sign, forbidding all cars to pass. This is to protect the country’s next generation, a right given to the school bus by the law.
When I first went to America, I did not understand the rules, and once wanted to slowly drive around the school bus, but an American screamed and yelled at me, startling me a lot.
No matter whether it is bustling city, or a deserted countryside, every time I see a yellow school bus slowly come to a stop, open up its red ear, and children excitedly going to and getting off school, I think of those children who raise their hands to salute luxury cars [of officials] in China and feel heavy and depressed.
A while ago, I saw the rules for several areas in China’s Guizhou, etc. provinces that students must salute when they encounter luxury cars on the road, which I thought were completely absurd and ridiculous and I felt bad for the children.
This bunch of corrupt officials, who have sucked the blood and flesh of the people, who use the blood, sweat, and money of the ordinary common people to purchase luxury cars in order to show off their power and prestige, actually tell students to salute their luxury cars. Why not salute trucks? Why not salute horse carriages? Why not three-wheeled vehicles/pedicabs? Because these officials never ride in these vehicles, because these bunch of moths are not content with acting like tyrants on the heads of the ordinary people and can actually think of this kind of awful idea to impress upon children.
What is the significance of saluting? Respect. Citizens salute the national flag, students salute teachers, but why must we salute officials, do they deserve respect? This is brainwashing little children, this is misleading the sense of values of children whose intelligence have not yet matured, this is the destruction of young minds.
Children are the future of the country, the people’s hopes. Whether a country, a people can stand at the summit of the world is determined by how the next generation is educated and cultivated, determined by what kind of material and mental environment. If it is all like the Xinjiang blaze: “Everyone don’t move, allow the leaders to go first!” and the children are burned alive, what kind of future does this people have?
Comments from Mop:
No matter how rich or how good America is, it is still capitalist! No matter how poor or how bad we are, we are still socialist! Moreover, no matter how much we detest Sanlu, 70km, city managers/inspectors, ZYK phenomenon [Zeng Yike], graft and corruption, etc. we are harmonious! This is something capitalist countries can never match! This is the superiority of socialism!
China everyday says how bad North Korea is, how not open it is. Actually, all Europe is laughing at us, just like we laugh at North Korea.
Corrupt officials will not die, will not die. We were all poor babies once, but when one becomes an official, one becomes corrupt.
From youth, America cultivate a spirit of freedom starting while China cultivates a spirit of slavery.
Said this way, what JB is our China…long ago wanting to surrender to America, just haven’t had the opportunity.
As long as the Communist Party survives, the people will never be able to raise their heads!
Teaching people from when they are little children the ideology of oppressing the people, how could these children grow up and not become corrupt officials???
Like Obama said, China’s Communist Party is the world’s most corrupt and deceives its own people dictatorship.
Only by defeating it can democracy have hope…
Salute? Truly ridiculous/crazy.
How do they even think of these things?
My first Mop reply in my life I give to you.
China is destined to be unable to defeat American democracy. It is not that I do not love my country nor is it that I worship foreigners, it is because in education we have already failed. We lost at the starting point [educating children], China’s greatest tragedy!
It cannot be denied that the 60s-70s Communist Party was admirable. The Communist Party today is corrupt.
["Harmonious is not speaking"]
China has not developed to that stage, and Chinese people’s brains are not agile enough in this aspect.
We can easily find 10,000 examples of other people being better than us, but there is one reason that is enough to show that we are better than America: We represent socialism, they are American imperialists!
I do not dare to speak carelessly. I’m afraid to be pursued across provinces.
A bunch of terribly people! Public servants work hard for the people. What is wrong with you guys saluting??
Shhh, speaking carelessly will be river crabbed.
Are officials corrupt, or does the system make officials corrupt?
Greed is human nature, and when the system is unable to control it, it will enlarge.
I have never blamed corrupt officials, because in this kind of system, when the officials are not corrupt, they will be blamed!
Don’t they say absolute power begets absolute corruption?
When China can escape absolute power is when corruption can be controlled.
Because there is no second party, or third party to supervise our officials in power, if it were you, would you be corrupt?