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Meanwhile, In China

Post by Riddick » 12-01-2022 02:58 PM

While the rest of the world has mostly moved on from Covid, China is in year three of an increasingly brutal—and unsuccessful—effort to extinguish the virus. To keep people inside, the authorities have, in many cases, welded apartment doors shut or locked them with chains. A sophisticated digital-surveillance system keeps close tabs on everyone. Food and medicine have been in short supply. Children have been separated from parents, and people have been forced into quarantine camps.

In China, real-life demonstrations are okay if they’re not explicitly political. Workers protest against unpaid wages. Residents protest pollution coming from nearby power plants. But people don’t protest or march or get angry about whatever the president or party is doing. On Saturday night, they did.

After at least 10 people died in an apartment building fire two nights before, blamed in part on the regime’s zero Covid policy and its overzealous enforcement, the people of Urumqi were the first to lead the way. Thousands defied the lockdown and took to the streets to protest, and with some success: they obtained the end of the restrictions in the least affected districts of the city.

The Urumqi tragedy was a galvanizing moment. Young people, born after the Tiananmen Square Massacre, are fed up and fighting back against the CCP. Protests have taken place at universities in Nanjing, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and in neighborhoods in Wuhan, Chongqing, and Lanzhou, where crowds have destroyed Covid testing booths.

Complex, amorphous and growing, the movement is pulling together urban, tech-savvy students and angry, ordinary people around the country sick of being unable to go outside or go to the market or share a cigarette with a friend. No one knows what comes next. The party is obsessed with stability, maintaining control.

Since Tiananmen—which happened before many, if not most, of the people at the vigil were born— there’s been a pretty straightforward trade-off in China between the state and the 1.3 billion human beings it presides over: You let us do whatever we want, and in exchange, you get rich (or, at least, richer). But during the pandemic, that trade-off faltered. It went off the rails.

Not just that. The pandemic has shown this new generation of Chinese, which never suffered through Tiananmen, to say nothing of the Cultural Revolution, what the regime is capable of. What it is willing to do to its own people. I suspect the young people are rethinking the terms of their agreement with the overlords in Beijing. I suspect they want to renegotiate.

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Re: Meanwhile, In China

Post by Doka » 12-01-2022 03:23 PM

No help coming to freedom fighters. A blind eye is turned on these Countrys that are slaughtering there own, in the name of "Power over the People" In the meantime the "Woke" in this country are begging to be abused in the same manner. They will no doubt get their wish.
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Post by Riddick » 12-01-2022 03:48 PM

Doka wrote: 12-01-2022 03:23 PM No help coming to freedom fighters. A blind eye is turned on these Countrys that are slaughtering there own, in the name of "Power over the People" In the meantime the "Woke" in this country are begging to be abused in the same manner. They will no doubt get their wish.
Sweet Dreamer Woke folk want to abuse you AND be abused. Who am I to disagree?

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Re: Meanwhile, In China

Post by Doka » 12-02-2022 01:08 PM

Riddick! That is So Spooky! Who ever wrote that song , had really some CringeWorthy insight into the Non- humans.
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