Without Freedom, You Will Be Nothing

An almost certainly fake ‘grass-roots’ Internet forum post has been circulating on the Chinese Internet since November 30, titled ‘Without the motherland, you are nothing!!!’
The forum post lauds Xi Jinping, criticizes American meddling in other countries, and cautions that China cannot afford to descend into chaos, and that the people who suffer most in times of unrest are the common people. The conclusion is that the Chinese people must firmly stand behind the Communist Party and President Xi. It’s worth noting that the posting refers to Xi as ‘Chairman Xi’.

At the same time, netizens also ridicule about this government sponsored post, using comparable sentences of “without the motherland, you are nothing”.

Courtesy of cartoonist Biantailajiao @remonwangxt "cartoon caption, without the motherland, you are nothing.

Courtesy of cartoonist Biantailajiao @remonwangxt “cartoon caption, without the motherland, you are nothing.

On twitter:
艾未未 Ai Weiwei ‏@aiww 3 Dec
没有草泥马,祖国什么都不是。 Without Grass Mud Horse(Caonima), the motherland is nothing.

GreatFire.org ‏@GreatFireChina
‘Without the motherland, you are nothing!!!’ (没有了祖国你将什么都不是!!!) not only rumors spread

最新被屏蔽的微博 ‏@CensoredWeibo
名言造句——没有了祖国,你连结婚证、准生证、下岗证甚至丧葬证你都拿不到,你还是你吗?你神马都不是……
Remaking famous sentence: without the motherland, you can not get marriage certificate, birth certificate, lay-off certificate, and even burial certificate, are you still you? You are nothing…

上官乱 ‏@shangguanluan
关于《没有了祖国你就什么都不是》,偶觉得这句话最大的错误就在于它是句废话——身在祖国的偶本来就都什么都不是啊:出生需要准生证,出门需要暂住证,房子只有70年(当然这70年中间也随时可能被强拆)…
About “without the motherland, you are nothing”, I think the biggest mistake about this sentence is it is meaningless– we are nothing anyway in this motherland: we need birth certificates to be born, temporary resident cards to move, house ownership for 70 years (with the possibility of forced demolished in between)… duckstankman

缤纷岁月 ‏@szstupidcool 23h
没有坦克,你们什么也不是! Without tanks, you are nothing!

变态辣椒 ‏@remonwangxt “WITHOUT FREEDOM, YOU WILL BE NOTHING”

Courtesy of Biantailajiao, caption "without freedom, you are nothing"

Courtesy of Biantailajiao, caption “without freedom, you will be nothing”

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