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'Prepare for war!' Chilling Chinese propaganda circulating on Weibo hints at invasion plot

Propaganda is circulating on Chinese social media platforms Weibo and WeChat. It is reinforced by articles addressed to ‘splittists’ – a term believed to refer to those in favour of separating areas the Asian superpower asserts authority over.

The messages serve as a hair-raising insight into Beijing’s well-known stance on Taiwan, over which it claims sovereignty.

These were published the information arm of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) 80th Group Army.

A propaganda poster – depicting military rockets being fired beside the words “prepare for war” – has been produced by the Political Work Department.

The content was shared on Wednesday, June 9.

According to the articles, troops in the 80th Group Army, which is deployed in China’s Shandong province, vowed to “obey all commands” and “fear no challenges.”

The soldiers also promised to “fight for dignity without fear of death,” according to the campaign material.

The propaganda drive also included a music video featuring videos of tanks, soldiers and rocket explosions.

The video was titled “Want to be a splittist? Listen here!”.

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This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: World Feed

From the Past, a Chilling Warning About the Extremists of the Present

Author: Neil MacFarquhar
This post originally appeared on NYT > U.S. News

“Do they want armed revolution and race war or are they seeking to enter politics?” said Kathleen Belew, whose book, “Bring the War Home,” covered the history of the Order. “Do they want to burn it down or do they want to take over?”

The Order sought to burn it down. A key takeaway was how much time it took federal authorities to recognize the significant threat, Mr. Manis and others said. Law enforcement agents, focused on more visible, outspoken groups, were initially blind to the level of organization behind the Order.

In northern Idaho in the 1980s, the public face of the far right was the Aryan Nations compound near Hayden Lake, a gathering of white supremacists and neo-Nazis collected around the Church of Jesus Christ Christian, part of the Christian Identity movement. Its pastor, Richard Girnt Butler, preached that the United States must be restored as a white nation for the second coming of Christ to occur.

Then, as now, adherents of extremist groups were mainly white men. “They were undereducated or poorly educated, underemployed, unsuccessful in whatever they were trying to do work-wise,” Mr. Wilson said. “They were seeking relevance and status, a meaning for their lives, and looking for somebody readily identifiable to blame. They blamed minority groups for their problems.”

They railed against immigrants coming to destroy the country and against the elites in what they called the “Zionist Occupied Government,” whom they accused of abetting such threatening changes for cheap labor, among other reasons.

Expressing those sentiments, protected by the First Amendment, was insufficient cause to begin an investigation. And many of the members did not particularly stand out in northern Idaho, given that residents pride themselves in rugged individualism.

Peter Robinson, who helped to prosecute the case as an assistant United States attorney, said the defendants struck him as completely ordinary — up to a point.

Google Maps: Chilling aerial shot seems to capture two freshly buried bodies in dug graves

Google Maps[1] has snapped a very sinister scene taking place in a seemingly remote location. The disturbing photo is an aerial shot of a field – but the spectacle below is no normal sight. In the grass there appear to be two graves dug into the earth and a man is lying in each.
The Google user can easily see both the men. Intriguingly they are both wearing jeans and white T-shirts.

They lie with their arms by their sides in seemingly matching positions as they stare up at the sky.

No one else can be seen in the vicinity, nor can the spades which the graves were dug with.

Could the Google user be looking at the gruesome sight of two dead bodies – or is there more going on here than meets the eye?

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There is hopefully a much more rational explanation to this image which at first glance seems very chilling indeed.

Unusually for Google Maps images that go viral, the story behind the photo is in fact known.

The men – a married couple – are in the process of carrying out a piece of performance art and no one knows how the image ended up on Google Maps.

The performance art piece was called “Untitled (Graves)” by the Chicago-based collaborators Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger.

They previously had a show running at Western Exhibitions art gallery in Chicago, USA.

Western Exhibitions’ Principal Scott Speh told Express.co.uk: “Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger each dig a grave in correlation to their individual body sizes.

“They then lay in the grave and dig sideways so that they can hold hands eternally, metaphorically speaking.

“This iteration of the piece was completed in Portland, Oregon as part of the Time Based Arts Festival put on by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art.

“The festival provided a crane so that this piece could be photographed straight-on, from a distance.”

Miller, in an interview a few years ago stated that “mortality is a theme that runs through a lot of the work”

He said: “I think as we have gotten older it comes through more prevalently just because we are dealing more with mortality in a way.

“We’re not that old, but we’re not twenty. You don’t think about that so much when you’re twenty. Well, I don’t think I did.”

References

  1. ^ Google Maps (www.express.co.uk)

Reign Disick, 6, Is So Cute In His Orange Snowsuit ‘Chilling’ With Mom Kourtney Kardashian In Utah

Kourtney Kardashian shared a series of pics and video of the fun activities she enjoyed with Reign while in the snowy location.

Reign Disick[1], 6, showed off his adorableness and style in his mom Kourtney Kardashian[2]‘s latest Instagram post. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shared several pics and video of her and her youngest son’s fun time in Utah and they’re nothing short of cute! Reign is wearing an orange camouflage snow jacket and matching solid orange pants in many of the snapshots as well as a black knit cap and tan boots.

Kourtney also wore her own warm gear while standing next to him and posing in the outside pics. It included a gray snowsuit, black knit cap, and black boots. The doting mom also shared other photos that showed delicious-looking hot chocolate with marshmallows and snow-topped trees as well as a video of them roasting the marshmallows with a fire.

“chilling,” Kourtney captioned the post before several of her followers responded with flattering compliments. “You’re the best mom,” one follower wrote while another wrote, “This energy is something else.” A third called their trip “April vibes” and a fourth expressed amusement over Reign’s facial expressions in some of the pics.

Kourtney Kardashian, Reign Disick
Kourtney Kardashian and Reign Disick during a previous outing. (SplashNews)

Before her latest post, Kourtney and Reign made headlines when the tot joined her and her boyfriend Travis Barker[3], 45, on their date[4] at Nobu in Malibu, CA on Mar. 25. He looked just as stylish as the adults when he wore a red velour tracksuit to the fancy restaurant and held his mom’s hand while being photographed outside. He also had his hood up and wore a letter jacket and a black face mask.

When Reign’s not turning heads with his mom, he’s doing the same with his dad Scott Disick[5], 37. The proud dad recently shared a photo of him[6] with a buzzcut after he sported a mohawk[7] for a while and it got a lot of attention. He was wearing a blue and white top in the photo and had his hands resting in the back of his head as his elbows were bent as he showed off an adorable relaxed expression.

References

  1. ^ Reign Disick (hollywoodlife.com)
  2. ^ Kourtney Kardashian (hollywoodlife.com)
  3. ^ Travis Barker (hollywoodlife.com)
  4. ^ their date (hollywoodlife.com)
  5. ^ Scott Disick (hollywoodlife.com)
  6. ^ photo of him (hollywoodlife.com)
  7. ^ mohawk (hollywoodlife.com)

Erin Silvia