From a wechat conversation
Someone posted a video they took themselves of a car crashed & burning on the 2nd ring road, in Beijing.
A = the guy that took & posted the original video
A: Wonder how that’s even possible for a single car accident
Me: chinese drivers are awesome
Me: where there’s a will, there’s a way
Me: playing with his phone… and he / she had a samsung galaxy s7?
A: Uber had turned a nation of already bad drivers into something much much worse! Everybody is driving slowly while trying to locate their next customer
Tobis: Sometimes slow is the problem. Sometimes fast is the problem. Sometimes careless is the problem. Sometimes unprofessional is the problem. Bigotry always has the upper hand though. Sick and tired of laowais thinking the know what the ‘problem’ of China is. Go home and solve your own issues. Nobody wants your opinions on china.
B: Well, hopefully it thins out the crowd on the highways know what I’m sayin’….
Me: chinese person crashes …in china, unprofessional? ehhh yep. because the professional thing would be not to crash, since when has being ‘professional’ meant that you can drive a car without crashing? or catching on fire?
And yeah, all this points to laowais should go home and fix their own problems. … brilliant.
or bigotry apparently
smartest sequence of conclusions I’ve seen for a while.
Rant (not said on the wechat group…which is why we’ve now got an article): go home and solve our own problems?
-you have to realise that a lot of us (with the exception of USA) are coming from countries that don’t really have many problems…or at least not the problems that are interesting and as challenging as China’s.
-We are here to put our great detective skills up to the challenge
-we are like the detective from another agency that looks about to steal your case away from you….
-relax, we’re doing your job so you don’t have to… don’t fight it, just know that the professionals have been called in
-plus we know that you raising a hand against the government can mean bad news for you, we’re simply removing that as an option… if anything you should be more relaxed by our ponderings
-what’s more, you don’t have to defend idiots from foreign scrutinisation just because they are also Chinese….Idiots are idiots, that is not the bonding aspects.
-Idiots in China, are …obviously as a majoirty, Chinese., but not all Chinese are idiots….. to confuse the 2 however places you in the basket of the idiots.
-to take offence for others idiocy,….is in fact idiotic in itself, so well done, give yourself a pat on the back, you’ve reacted in a collective fashion to an individual case of idiocy in a situation that demanded no connection to that individual, unless of course you HAVE been in that situation before…
so you’ve reacted to the scrutiny of 1 individual and taken as an attack on yourself because you’ve deemed yourself as fitting into a collective disposition not as idiots, but as Chinese….which was not neccesarily related.
And the only rational, sensible thing to do in reacting to such a situation, is of course taking an offensive position against the ‘attacker’ , but not as the individual…. oh no, but as the collective that that individual must obviously fit into.
And what pray, collective group is that?
Foreigners…. oh yes, everyone that is not in YOUR collective.
or as you put it….laowai.
Laowai, the term used either by foreigners living in china which use it ironically to showcase how the other group,- the nationalistic, narrow-minded, possibly jaded in some way douchebag chinese also use it.
or by Nongs.. but nongs will be nongs
Note. not all chinese are douchebags, not all are narrow minded, and not all consider themselves as part of the collective, ….just people the emanate all of the above qualities
Given the context as well…
what? the dude that crashed and somehow managed to have his car catch on fire… couldn’t possibly be Chinese?
Why do you think this is an unreasonable conclusion to reach?
China, Beijing a city of 20 million or so, with a population of 100,000 foreigners…. of which maybe only 3% have their drivers license, and of which the majority live outside the 2nd ring road….
(from where this scene was taken)
yeah… I think it has a pretty high chance that the driver of this car was Chinese
And nobody wants your opinions on China?
No, you don’t want MY opinions on China.
Especially when they point out the error in your own opinions.
You don’t want to be insulted, which is fair enough, not many people do, but YOU being insulted in this situation, is your own fault, because this situation didn’t call for you to be insulted… you simply took that upon yourself.
And by the way, I’m sorry I didn’t know that in sharing the blame for this individuals idiocy you are also standing up for and are the voice of the collective that you’ve taken it upon yourself to be a part of
Brilliant. Just brilliant.