Lang Lang and Barack Obama
"This week’s storm in a teacup was when Chinese pianist Lang Lang played the Chinese song 'My Motherland' at a US state dinner for visiting Chinese functionaries," John Derbyshire reminds us — The Multicultural Cringe. Some excerpts:
- The pathology on display at that White House event was not Lang Lang’s. He’s a normal, well-adjusted human being. The abnormality was in his being asked to play for the visiting ChiComs. At a nation-to-nation event like that, a self-respecting host would put his own nation on display to the visitors....
Why did Obama and his staff bring in a Chinese national to entertain the visiting cadres? You know perfectly well why.