The Google Chain Letter
The question here is: "Are you 'somebody' in China?"
If you have received the Google-related chain letter, then you are 'somebody.' Conversely, if you have not received it, you are 'nobody.' [Disclosure: I am a 'nobody,' except I don't feel bad about this at all.]
Here is the chain letter that has been appearing in email boxes of the 'somebodies' all over China (see, for example, Kenwong.cn):
Will everybody please go to the GOOGLE homepage and search for "Nanjing Massacre" and "Diaoyutai Islands"!? Then please check out the search results. The results will always be the "This page cannot be displayed" notice and you will also be informed that you cannot use GOOGLE to search for a brief period hereafter.
But if you search for "Senkaku Islands" (which is how the Japanese ghouls call China's Diaoyutao Islands, you can get results (I recommend that you search 'Senkaku Islands' first before you search for "Nanjing Massacre' because if you searched 'Nanjing massacre' first, you will be prevented from searching for anything thereafter).
This is an obvious display of contempt against the People's Republic of China and the men and women of China.
The ugly American ghouls are attempting to block information about China on the Internet! Their intention is extremely dangerous and evil!
Will everybody please attempt to experience this personally. If I am correct, then will you please relay this message so that all the Chinese people will know! We must resolutely boycott GOOGLE and use the search engine for the Chinese people: BAIDU! Let us use GOOGLE out of China!
I have just attempted to test this on www.google.com and I really could not search for the Nanjing massacre and I was unable to go there again for a brief period of time afterwards. Many other people have tried it and they could not do so either. This shows that GOOGLE is dangerous and evil. Therefore, we must all unite to resist GOOGLE. We must not use it and we must reject it. I believe that you are a Chinese person with conscience and integrity, so please do something for the Chinese. Please send this message to all your friends and let them know. Please sent this message to all the online groups that you belong to. Please post this at various forums to let more people know. Please distribute this to everybody. If you don't believe it, you can try it yourself. It is all true. If you are a Chinese, please forward this. No one will criticize you. Please do this for the nation!!! I declare again: if you don't believe this, please try it yourself.
Here is the problem. This chain letter is going around, which means that some people are willing to forward it. We can speculate whether they actually believe it, or they think that this is hilarious, or they want to annoy other people.
Here are the facts (as I understand it):
Still, let me offer this question: Was the intention of the original author 'dangerous and evil'? Or was it sheer ignorance? Discuss among yourselves ...
Relevant Link: ”I am not interested in politics; I am only interested in making money” Frank Dai, Global Voices Online