Sunday, September 27, 2009
I'm not sure when this one is from, but I'm guessing ca. Korean War. A Chinese People's Liberation Army hero holds a bayonetted rifle; strung on the bayonet are a Japanese flag, a Kuomintang (Chinese nationalist) flag, and a US helmet, signifying China's serial victories. It's convenient for everybody to "forget" that the Korean war was really a war between the United States and China acted out on the stage of Korea. It's also convenient to forget that nobody actually "won" that war.