by Scott Creighton
The worm has turned; it’s time to demonize China’s human rights and labor policies for the good of the global economy. It was just last year that globalist Hilary Clinton decided that we had to ignore China’s terrible human rights record and draconian labor policies “for the good of the global economy” but now it seems China is moving toward protectionist policies (ooooooo) and that can’t be allowed… so bring in … The Simpsons.
(U.S. alarmed by harsh tone of China’s military Oct 12 2010; Stocks fall on China concerns Oct 12 2010; Worrying over China and food Oct 12 2010; China and US clash at climate talks Oct 6 2010; How The Global Currency War Could Create Even Larger Chinese Asset Bubbles Oct 12 2010)
UK street artist, Banksy, has been given credit for having directed the opening sequence for the latest episode of The Simpsons and it’s receiving a great deal of “progressive” support… which it doesn’t deserve. Whether or not “Banksy” actually submitted the script for this sequence is almost impossible to confirm as that Banksy himself is anonymous and not likely to do a press conference about the subject. (The “official” Banksy website does have the video up, but with no commentary, and it is located with two other videos that simply mention his work or his name, as if it were showcasing cultural references to Banksy and not necessarily his work. Hard to tell what that means.)
The sequence basically exposes the inner workings of the off-shored animation industry (in a childish and cartoonish way) and it targets China specifically. References to slave/prison labor, child labor, and dolphins and pandas make it very clear that China is the location of the draconian animation mill in the opening sequence of the Simpson’s episode. Supposedly this is an attempt to educate the world as to the evils of globalization, but it isn’t. Instead, this is an effort to demonize the Chinese economy (and “protectionism” by extension) at a time that serves the interests of globalists like Tim Geithner and his friends at the IMF and World Bank.
I seriously doubt Banksy would choose to help globalists like Rupert Murdoch at a time like this.
(in the interests of full disclosure, yes, that is a Banksy mural on my banner at the top of my page. Has been there for about two years.)