The CCP are about as communist as the Soviet Union was, or any other "communist" state has ever been; and there's a big difference between the collectivist inclinations within Asian cultures, and what the CCP demands of its people. Also; as bad as we are, trying to say that they're not that bad in comparison is utter nonsense.The CCP is about as communist as Scientologists are scientists. They do teach obedience to the state, but obedience and order being the highest values is normal in Asian nations. There's really no reason to fault them for that. I'm not so keen on how they're hyping their population up for war, but with all the sabre-rattling they're hearing from Globohomo, I can't blame them for that either. The CCP could choose war.... but so could our leaders, and it's ours that have invaded other nations for the last few decades.
Who the heck cares? It's censorship; being enforced by an authoritarian government that harvests the organs of dissidents, and commits genocide. That you're bending over backwards to try and justify it is downright disturbing.I agree that there's more to the philosophy of Stoicism than "stiff upper lip". I also agree that there are surely many characters depicted in the medium of anime that have demonstrated stoicism in one respect or another. Are such shows centered on such characters actually being banned by China? Because on first glance it looks like China is banning a bunch of waifushit and generic toy-selling garbage that came from outside their own culture.
An undiscerning mind is easily influenced. That said, there is nothing special about video media over anything else that people take undue inspiration from; and there is a difference between entertainment, and propaganda.Finally, the idea that "it's not real" falls apart in video media because human brains are trainable by video media. I hear that "it's not real" shit and I hear my brother bitching about me muting commercials and how it's pointless because he "knows better" and "can tell the difference". Strangely, he went into substantial debt to buy brand new luxury consumer goods... as have tens of millions of Americans.
"It's not real" could be true in written literature, where the reader does not simply watch but must comprehend and imagine, but in video? We see what we see, and it doesn't matter if we're consciously aware that something is an advertisement or entertainment media -- our brains build associations.
Some people just like authoritarianism I guess; and assume that it won't come crashing down on them someday.You really have to wonder why anybody even approaching that level of money would choose to stay in China at this point.
I offered justification for their censorship of degenerate content, not their ethnic cleansing of Muslims and cruel treatment of dissidents. But, regarding those, I see little point in raging against them. That's how the Han roll... and it's better than permitting Muslim conquest, as some Western nations now are.Who the heck cares? It's censorship; being enforced by an authoritarian government that harvests the organs of dissidents, and commits genocide. That you're bending over backwards to try and justify it is downright disturbing.
There need be no difference between entertainment and propaganda; the latter can serve as the former, and the former as the latter. A discerning mind would immediately recognize that. A discerning mind would also acknowledge that humans do not choose what we remember, what associations are built in our mind -- we remember some fragment of what we experience, no consent or choice is involved.An undiscerning mind is easily influenced. That said, there is nothing special about video media over anything else that people take undue inspiration from; and there is a difference between entertainment, and propaganda.
True - but Biden ,Kamala and friends are doing everything what they can to change that.Maybe they manage to pull defeat from jaws of american victory and made China great again.It is like I keep telling people China is falling apart and pundents in the West for some reason think it is still gonna be a Chinese Century. China already had it's centuries. They had a solid 1,000 year period where they were the end all be all civilization. And then the CCP took over all that potential got pissed away. All they have now is one big Sham Culture based on Communism.
China is destroying the west without firing a single bullet said:No war looks exactly like the last. When a people know they are under attack they can fight back, today's wars are far more subtle. Why would they want you to fight back when they can destroy you from within, piss on you and have the MSM tell you it's raining. Half the country hates the other half that knows we're under attack.
Your government is occupied:
- China released a bioweapon and there was no response from any of your governments except to destroy your lives.
- Rather than attacking China, they attack you, force you to get injected with an unknown poison or lose your career and livlihood.
- They treat you like the enemy because you are the enemy
Your military is occupied:
- Eric Swalwell was literally fucking a chinese spy.
- Dianne Feinstein employing yet another chinese spy.
Your communications systems are occupied:
- Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was accused of telling Gen. Li Zuocheng of China that he’d provide a warning if the United States were to attack.
- This is treason, if Mark Milley were a Chinese general doing the same thing he'd have been executed already, and rightly so.
Your institutions are occupied:
- The MSM is obviously occupied by the enemy
- Big Tech is occupied by the enemy. They cut our lines of communication, just like in a regular war. No organizing against the enemy, only praise of the enemy shall be allowed. And all your thought leaders will be banned. You will be silenced and cancelled.
- Reddit is outright funded by the Chinese
- For Academia and Science, the agenda is anti-western.
- For Big Business the agenda is to de-industrialize western nations (and ship those jobs and factories to the enemy) for a quick buck, and to kill the middle class so we can't fight back.
India also has nukes.
Lets look at the map.
Any oil or resources from the middle east or Africa have to pass India first to get to China. China is the country that is the most dependent on middle eastern oil in the world. Their internal oil supplies is enough to maybe power some of the north and keep the light on in bejinng but every were else they have to decide who keeps power and who lives in darkness.
This is what happens if the Indian navy decides to cut off oil. So any war between China and India turns into a race against time. China must go south in numbers and force a surrender before the Indian navy chokes them to death. This by the way involves fighting in the himalyians one of the largest mountain ranges in the world against one of the most populated countries in the world the only one that can match China man for man in numbers.
Oh and because India didn't do the 1 child policy their also younger, so yeah not a fun match up for china.