“We Shoot! We Kill!” The PLA tries its hand at rapping

From the BBC, I learned that the People’s Liberation Army has a new high-budget, “action-packed rap recruitment video.”  Seriously! It includes memorable lyrics such as:

“Are you afraid? No! Are you afraid? No! Just need the order to kill kill kill!”

“We Shoot! We Kill! We’re Loyal to the Party!”

I’m sure it sounds catchier in Chinese.  I love how the PLA claims loyalty to the party, not the people or the nation!  Of course, the party would say “what’s the difference?”  Here’s the video and it’s well worth checking out.  I just wish I could understand all of the lyrics.

“If this is our future, we don’t want it”

A student in my Mexico class came across this video and I decided to share it because I thought it was powerful and well done.  The video is short (~4 minutes) and is acted completely by kids.  In it, they show the myriad problems plaguing Mexican society today.  At the end, they say that if their future will be like the one portrayed in the video, they don’t want it.  I cannot explain exactly why, but having the kids act out the problems gave me goose bumps.  It is in Spanish but you don’t need to speak it to understand the message.