The AP is reporting that Bejing(that would be in China) is creating gated communities. While in the US, when you say “gate community” you think of opulence, in China, gate communities are done to keep the low income, undesirables from running amok in the neighborhoods.
OK, China has a horrible record on human rights and they are still a Communist country so abusing some folks isn’t new. What is new is how this is perceived and accepted by our left intelligentsia:
“In some ways, this is like the conflict between Americans and illegal immigrants in the States. The local residents feel threatened by the influx of migrants,” Huang Youqin, an associate professor of geography at the University at Albany in New York.
Huh? What? Excuse me?
What China is doing is nothing like the Arizona situation! First, China is doing this to their own residents, not illegal aliens. Second, last I looked, I’ve seen no ghettos set up for illegal aliens. In fact, we have a bunch of sanctuary cities that opening welcome illegal aliens. Finally, the only “gating” done in the US is for illegal acts. That said, I’m betting there are some countries that the illegals have left who think and act upon their residents in the same fashion that China does!
Moral equivalency my butt!