Watching the rescue going on at Miami collapsed building site, Chinese netizens called it ‘Archeological style’
Ever since the collapse of the 12-story beachfront condominium Champlain Towers South in Miami, Florida on June 24, people in China have followed closely the progress of the rescue, counting the days, survivors and the still missing, just like people in America. The difference is that the Chinese, especially on Weibo, expressed disappointment and disbelief at the deficiency of the rescue, as compared with the high efficiency in everything done in China. They came up with a term to describe it as “Archeological style rescue.” If the Chinese had believed America was in decline, the Miami building collapse and rescue gave them more material, just as the power outages in Texas did.
Air taxi Ma Hong: It was such a deeply moving experience in those years watching the movie “Saving Private Ryan.” Now watching the “Miami pure hand rescue,” it looks totally like a joke, with so little regard to human life, a towering sin.
Sea takes in all rivers: U.S. president was “visiting,” so the rescuers at the Miami collapsed building took a day off. What a weird way to do things? More than 100 people are still buried under the rubble, the rescue team could even have time to receive Biden? And the rescue cost would have to be borne by the families? So is this the sweet air of freedom and the so-called American style democracy? I am shocked!!!
Rookie army bug: The memorial service was so grand, yet the digging for lives was so passive. It is not just that they do not respect any human rights, they don’t even have basic humanity.
Lunareadingnote: In March 2020, Quanzhou Hotel in Fujian collapsed. A rescue team of 1,000 went in and rescued 48 people in 13 hours. With Miami building collapse, 18 bodies were found in 8 days. On top of that, the president flew in on an airplane to visit the site, to show that the rescue had united the two political parties, and said it was “unbelievable…” All this is incomprehensible for the Chinese people…
Goodniteirene: I can only say it is too inhuman, too cruel. I do not understand why there is still no Chen Sheng and Wu Guang (rebellion leaders in history) in that country. Is it stupidity or laziness or God’s “guidance”? This is a matter of human life, yet that country doesn’t seem to care. That is probably how more than 600,000 people died. They have advertised about human rights, now there is not even the most basic human right to life there.
Soup school poet Willow Two: How come no one jumps out and lead the chant “Tonight, we are all Miamians?” I guess human morals are not what used to be.
Bamboo grove sanxian: The Miami building suddenly collapsed! So the collapse of capitalism starts with the fall of the United States?
Old Hong Kong buddy: American style rescue is just dawdling your hours away.
Pandas Gungun looks at world: Even if state of emergency has been announced, with “all out” rescue, the whole rescue is full of Western characteristics of “democracy and human rights,” with various “shows” on site, with media hunting for novelties, and rescue teams taking breaks… one would think one walked onto a Western site of archeological excavation…, nothing like a site where 149 people are still missing… Well, it may be normal there. With over 600,000 people gone in the pandemic, the United States is still business as usual. Only 600,000, planting some tiny flags was enough.
Huang Moqi: Thinking back, “Saving Private Ryan” showed how the No. 1 Empire conquered the world with humanitarianism, and the overwhelming victory in the Gulf War showed what powerful an Empire it was. Never expected that in less than thirty years, the Empire has come to this – five days after the collapse of an apartment, not one survivor has been rescued. The rescue team strolled through the ruins and got off work on time, while parents of those buried crying helplessly on the side. The sinking of the Empire is all-round. Watching the news has given me complicated feelings, good for writing a book titled “The Twilight of an Empire.”
Quintessential you find: At the Miami collapsed building, the number of dead and missing have reached triple digits. Where are those public intellectuals promoting American democracy and human rights??? Are those buried under the rubble feeling “peaceful”?
Ah Jian zj: Urban buildings along seaside, riverside or near wetland, especially old buildings of thirty or forty years, really need to be checked thoroughly for any sinking, cracks, noises, etc. We are fine, but we can’t help accidents in the U.S. While we are fortunate, we can’t always expect a fluke! For such matter of life, we can’t be lazy!
Doesn’t matter ya: Where is the efficiency of the Beacon country? Four days passed, still with 152 missing. And the rescue is being done by hand. Can you believe it? Even if there were survivors struggling to live in the rubble, with such inefficient rescue, they are only waiting to die.
daboboye: I thought it was an earthquake. For a collapsed building, they need foreign rescue teams to help? How has the American Imperialist come to this? I can’t believe it.
Su Nanpo of Song Dynasty: Too tragic. Hope the U.S. can raise the consciousness of serving the people and pay more attention to the livelihood of your own people instead of always shouting at others.
Scholar with sword on river: With the collapse of the Florida building in America, we didn’t see any Hollywood-style rescue, or private Ryan kind of saving. The only thing we have seen is the archeological style rescue, not one survivor saved, not one person held responsible. What is wrong with the U.S.? It is sick. It is no longer the United States that looked down upon the rest, not the United States that made warships and planes like dumplings. The U.S. ability to mobilize has seriously weakened. Events such as the Florida building collapse will continue to happen in the U.S. All we need is to watch.
Xu Zewei: The American style rescue is at such slow pace, so slow that it looks an archeological digging. It took 16 hours after the collapse just to send in the rescue in. Now eight days later, the rescue seems to have just started. This fully shows the “insufficiency” of the U.S. In disasters, every minute is critical for the victims, as every minute a life could be saved. Yet, at such a critical moment, the U.S. government was unable to mobilize resources from neighboring states or cities to help with the rescue.
Happy uncle is here: Ha ha ha ha. So brilliant. I like so much this new term for the Beacon country: “Archeological style rescue.” Hope the term will get on the hot search list. However, with this archeological rescue, the survival rate would be extremely low.
China: June 28: World’s 2nd largest hydro-electric power plant built (The largest: Three Gorges, also in China); June 29: China’s largest offshore wind power plant built; July 1: An all-round well-off society built.
U.S.: June 24: Flyover in Washington D.C. collapsed, highway blocked, 5 injured; June 25: Miami residential building collapsed, 145 people missing. Archeological style rescue shocked the world, breaking lowest record of human rights of the capitalist country; July 1: A building under construction in Washington D.C. collapsed, 5 injured.
Inaction Grandpa Li: It has been days since the collapse. Still not one survivor rescued? With such pace, is the U.S. government saving lives or digging archeological artifacts?
Mistress on planet F: Over here, we have more efficiency when government expropriates land and makes people move. There is so little regard to human life.