Baizuo: A Chinese insult

High Culture, Religion, Philosophy and Esoterica.
User avatar
cassowary
Posts: 576
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:30 pm

Baizuo: A Chinese insult

Post by cassowary » Sat May 27, 2017 8:28 am

Image

The words above is Baizuo. It is a popular insult used on the Chinese internet.

The first word is "Bai" which means "white". The second word is "Zuo". It means "left". Put them together it means, "white leftist", which is deemed to be terribly insulting. See this article:

The curious rise of the "white left" as a Chinese internet insult.

Excerpt from link:
Although the emphasis varies, baizuo is used generally to describe those who “only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment” and “have no sense of real problems in the real world”; they are hypocritical humanitarians who advocate for peace and equality only to “satisfy their own feeling of moral superiority”; they are “obsessed with political correctness” to the extent that they “tolerate backwards Islamic values for the sake of multiculturalism”; they believe in the welfare state that “benefits only the idle and the free riders”; they are the “ignorant and arrogant westerners” who “pity the rest of the world and think they are saviours”.
It is not curious or surprising to me what Chinese people think badly of western leftists. The article goes on to offer their reasons why they think Chinese people are growing contemptuous to the western left. You are welcome to read it but here is my take on why Chinese people think poorly of the western left.

It's because the western left is dumb, that's why. Chinese people are realistic, hard-headed people. When they see how ridiculous the ideas of the western left are, they shake their heads in contempt. The left's ideas do not work. They endanger western civilization by accepting Muslim immigrants and weaken their society with the welfare state.

Congratulations, western leftists. You have become a term of insult in Chinese debating forums. Only they call you 'white leftists'. But I know what they mean. Anytime a Chinese want to insult another, he calls him, "a white leftist."

Here is another, interesting excerpt from the same article:
If criticisms of the ‘white left’ in the context of the refugee crisis were mainly about disapproval of ‘moralist humanitarianism’ mixed with Islamophobia, they became politically more elaborate as Chinese critics of the ‘white left’ discovered Donald J. Trump, whom they both identify with and take inspirations from.
The Chinese like Donald Trump. They see him as a real man.
Baizuo critics now began to identify Obama and Clinton as the new epitome of the ‘white left’,
Trump was taken as the champion of everything the ‘white left’ were against, and baizuo critics naturally became his enthusiastic supporters.
They see oBUMa as a superwimp.

User avatar
Booklady
Posts: 539
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:21 pm

Re: Baizuo: A Chinese insult

Post by Booklady » Sat May 27, 2017 9:05 am

:mrgreen:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
A saucer of cream will do for me, thank you for your kindness.

neverfail
Posts: 633
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:47 am

Re: Chinese pharisees deal in one dimensional Western stereotypes.

Post by neverfail » Sat May 27, 2017 7:54 pm

Oh :P :P :P

These same "hard headed" Chinese end up living under a one party police state regime in which their now quite corrupt Communist party holds the whip handle. How very clever of them!

Seems to me that the Sino fools confuse the identity of the (so called) Western left with their stereotype American do-gooders. Though come to think of it they are right to harbour contempt in that do-gooders in politics are more characteristically driven by egoistic narcissism than anything remotely resembling Christian love and charity.

"The West" is not just about America. Even if this entity steals the show with far too much undeserved publicity exposure.

Jim the Moron
Posts: 307
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:51 pm

Re: Chinese pharisees deal in one dimensional Western stereotypes.

Post by Jim the Moron » Sat May 27, 2017 10:04 pm

neverfail wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 7:54 pm
Oh :P :P :P

These same "hard headed" Chinese end up living under a one party police state regime in which their now quite corrupt Communist party holds the whip handle. How very clever of them!

Seems to me that the Sino fools confuse the identity of the (so called) Western left with their stereotype American do-gooders. Though come to think of it they are right to harbour contempt in that do-gooders in politics are more characteristically driven by egoistic narcissism than anything remotely resembling Christian love and charity.

"The West" is not just about America. Even if this entity steals the show with far too much undeserved publicity exposure.
https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/fol ... 256990.jpg

User avatar
Booklady
Posts: 539
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:21 pm

Re: Chinese pharisees deal in one dimensional Western stereotypes.

Post by Booklady » Sat May 27, 2017 11:05 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 10:04 pm
neverfail wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 7:54 pm
Oh :P :P :P

These same "hard headed" Chinese end up living under a one party police state regime in which their now quite corrupt Communist party holds the whip handle. How very clever of them!

Seems to me that the Sino fools confuse the identity of the (so called) Western left with their stereotype American do-gooders. Though come to think of it they are right to harbour contempt in that do-gooders in politics are more characteristically driven by egoistic narcissism than anything remotely resembling Christian love and charity.

"The West" is not just about America. Even if this entity steals the show with far too much undeserved publicity exposure.
https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/fol ... 256990.jpg
:lol: :lol: ROTFLMAO
A saucer of cream will do for me, thank you for your kindness.

User avatar
lzzrdgrrl
Posts: 164
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:18 pm

Re: Baizuo: A Chinese insult

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Sun May 28, 2017 8:44 am

We call the same cadre of characters Social Justice Warriors which defo has a more Mao's Little Red Book feel than the term actual Chinese are using. Amusing irony in that .....;).......
Let's try this modelling exercise. Let's envision a world in a parallel universe somewhere let's say, where I'm right.........

neverfail
Posts: 633
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:47 am

Re: Baizuo: A Chinese insult

Post by neverfail » Sun May 28, 2017 5:30 pm

lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 8:44 am
We call the same cadre of characters Social Justice Warriors which defo has a more Mao's Little Red Book feel than the term actual Chinese are using. Amusing irony in that .....;).......
Social justice warriors? That's a new term for my vocabulary Izz. I thank you for introducing it to me.

The pity about the misdeeds of this SJW set and their resultant reputation is when a genuine social reformer (notn an ego tripper) tries to get his message across, he gets tarred with the same brush.

User avatar
SteveFoerster
Posts: 553
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:17 pm
Location: Northern Virginia, USA and Dominica, West Indies
Contact:

Re: Baizuo: A Chinese insult

Post by SteveFoerster » Sun May 28, 2017 7:52 pm

neverfail wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 5:30 pm
lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 8:44 am
We call the same cadre of characters Social Justice Warriors which defo has a more Mao's Little Red Book feel than the term actual Chinese are using. Amusing irony in that .....;).......
Social justice warriors? That's a new term for my vocabulary Izz. I thank you for introducing it to me.

The pity about the misdeeds of this SJW set and their resultant reputation is when a genuine social reformer (notn an ego tripper) tries to get his message across, he gets tarred with the same brush.
I agree, actually. And I'll be the first to admit that the SJWs don't represent all of the left any more than the alt-right represents all conservatives. This article may be of interest:

Writer, technologist, educator, gadfly.
President of New World University: http://newworld.ac

User avatar
cassowary
Posts: 576
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:30 pm

Re: Chinese pharisees deal in one dimensional Western stereotypes.

Post by cassowary » Sun May 28, 2017 9:41 pm

neverfail wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 7:54 pm
Oh :P :P :P

These same "hard headed" Chinese end up living under a one party police state regime in which their now quite corrupt Communist party holds the whip handle. How very clever of them!

Seems to me that the Sino fools confuse the identity of the (so called) Western left with their stereotype American do-gooders. Though come to think of it they are right to harbour contempt in that do-gooders in politics are more characteristically driven by egoistic narcissism than anything remotely resembling Christian love and charity.

"The West" is not just about America. Even if this entity steals the show with far too much undeserved publicity exposure.
The Chinese, like everybody else, have done some dumb things in their long history. The dumbest thing they did was to adopt Socialism/Communism. So they still suffer under the dictatorship of the Chinese Communist Party.

User avatar
Sertorio
Posts: 367
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:12 am

Re: Baizuo: A Chinese insult

Post by Sertorio » Mon May 29, 2017 4:24 am

cassowary wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 8:28 am
Although the emphasis varies, baizuo is used generally to describe those who “only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment” and “have no sense of real problems in the real world”; they are hypocritical humanitarians who advocate for peace and equality only to “satisfy their own feeling of moral superiority”; they are “obsessed with political correctness” to the extent that they “tolerate backwards Islamic values for the sake of multiculturalism”; they believe in the welfare state that “benefits only the idle and the free riders”; they are the “ignorant and arrogant westerners” who “pity the rest of the world and think they are saviours”.
Please show any quotes from my many posts which would justify your identifying me with this description...
cassowary wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 8:28 am
Chinese people are realistic, hard-headed people.
Presumably that will include Mao and all members of the Chinese Communist Party... ;)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest