Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Orwellian China Under Xi Jingping

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    I live in hope.
    Posts
    5,935

    Default Orwellian China Under Xi Jingping

    Wondering which Topic to slot this in.

    I am sure all will concur that democracy and human rights are or should be incorporated in the atheist worldview, quite naturally. Atheism results from seeking to make sense of the world; it is a stance for science, reason and promotion of universal well-being, human flourishing and of the biome.

    WW111 must never come to pass. As it did when Dylan sang A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, the spectre of it seems real once more. Such a shame, the experiment of modernisation suddenly all over. There might be survivors.

    John F. Kennedy on the hotline to Moscow talked sense into Nikita Khrushchev about mutual assured destruction (MAD). Nikita finally capitulated and at the last hour ordered his fleet to turn around. They were carrying nuclear missiles to the pads constructed for them in Cuba so as to obliterate strategic American cities, Oct-Nov 1962. Cold War.

    The maxim said by Mao Zedong, 'political power grows out of the barrel of a gun,' merely represents male bellicosity. How primitive, how primal.

    The Guardian
    Sunday July 30

    'Xi Jinping orders army to ‘unswervingly follow Communist party leadership’
    China’s president dons camouflage fatigues for hour-long parade marking 90th anniversary of People’s Liberation Army

    Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has presided over a spectacular display of military and political might, ordering members of his 2.3 million-strong armed forces to “unswervingly follow the absolute leadership of the Communist party of China”'.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...rty-leadership

    Also this story linked to the above,

    The Guardian
    Friday July 14
    Liu Xiaobo

    'China tells world to stay out of its 'domestic affairs' over Liu Xiaobo's death
    Beijing dismisses ‘improper remarks’ over decision to not allow democracy advocate to be treated overseas for liver cancer.

    China has pushed back against a wave of international censure over the death of democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo, telling the world to stay out of its “domestic affairs” and labelling the 2010 decision to award the late activist a Nobel peace prize “a blasphemy”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...u-xiaobo-death
    Wars begin in the minds of men.
    The UNESCO motto, in Enlightenment Now, the Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, Steven Pinker, 2018.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    18

    Unhappy Re: Orwellian China Under Xi Jingping

    "WW111 must never come to pass. As it did when Dylan sang A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, the spectre of it seems real once more. Such a shame, the experiment of modernisation suddenly all over. There might be survivors."

    Should we now also get worried about China in addition to North Korea?
    Se tutaj religioj estus fortiritaj de nia Tero , la vivojn de la tuta mondloĝantaro plibonigus. (For a translation, please see my profile)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Darwin
    Posts
    142

    Default Re: Orwellian China Under Xi Jingping

    China wants to invade and conquer Australia.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    I live in hope.
    Posts
    5,935

    Default Re: Orwellian China Under Xi Jingping

    We should be concerned about patriarchy and its bellicosity.

    Angela Merkel was spot on in her call to Trump, calling him out over his knee-jerk reciprocated yet infinitely heavier threat to Kim. Trump the reactionary. Typical.

    He brushed it off as Merkel merely 'speaking for Germany.'
    Wars begin in the minds of men.
    The UNESCO motto, in Enlightenment Now, the Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, Steven Pinker, 2018.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    921

    Default Re: Orwellian China Under Xi Jingping

    Quote Boris said View Post
    China wants to invade and conquer Australia.
    they don't need to. they can just buy it.
    The less people know, the more stubbornly they know it. (Osho)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    A pale blue dot
    Posts
    3,132

    Default Re: Orwellian China Under Xi Jingping

    Quote Stub King said View Post
    they don't need to. they can just buy it.
    They are buying it.
    ...
    What, indeed, is an atheist? He is one who destroys delusions which are harmful to humanity in order to lead men back to nature, to reality, to reason. Baron d'Holbach

    _____

    If we go back to the beginnings of things, we shall always find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that imagination, rapture and deception embellished them; that weakness worships them; that custom spares them; and that tyranny favours them in order to profit from the blindness of men. Baron d'Holbach

  7. Like button 142857 liked this post
  8. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Kilmore
    Posts
    2,911

    Default Re: Orwellian China Under Xi Jingping

    In some cases it is cheaper and easier to gradually buy a country than to invade it.
    The meaning of your life, is what you choose to make it.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    I live in hope.
    Posts
    5,935

    Default Re: Orwellian China Under Xi Jingping

    Xi Jingping is cracking down hard. He is manuring a cult of personality about himself.

    Xi has big ambitions to be bigger than Mao and Zhou Enlai ever were.

    The Guardian
    Tom Phillips in Beijing
    Mon Aug21

    University of Cambridge

    Cambridge University Press faces boycott over China censorship.

    'Academics pressure publisher as Beijing mouthpiece says western institutions can leave if they don’t like ‘the Chinese way.'

    'Cambridge University Press must reject China’s “disturbing” censorship demands or face a potential boycott of its publications, academics have warned, as a Communist party newspaper attacked critics of Beijing’s information war as “arrogant and absurd”'.

    https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...ina-censorship
    Wars begin in the minds of men.
    The UNESCO motto, in Enlightenment Now, the Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, Steven Pinker, 2018.

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    I live in hope.
    Posts
    5,935

    Default Re: Orwellian China Under Xi Jingping

    Xi Jinping
    'A whirlwind of charisma!': China propaganda blitz hails Xi, the Great Statesman

    A six-part television extravaganza starring the president as he bestrides the world is designed to cement his role ahead of October’s party congress
    As part of that PR offensive, a string of big-budget “documentaries” – in reality slick, state-funded advertorials – have received a prime-time billing. Earlier this summer, one such series hailed what it portrayed as Xi’s relentless assault on corruption and – despite a notorious crackdown on human rights lawyers and activists – his bid to advance the rule of law.
    Military madness. Authoritarianism. The corridors and urinals of power.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...reat-statesman
    Wars begin in the minds of men.
    The UNESCO motto, in Enlightenment Now, the Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, Steven Pinker, 2018.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    I live in hope.
    Posts
    5,935

    Default Re: Orwellian China Under Xi Jingping

    After boldly effecting the systematic purge of critics and erstwhile rivals from the Communist Party, Xi Jinping now decrees the removal from the Constitution the edict that the president's tenure be limited to two terms.

    This piece of legislative wisdom was designed to prevent another Mao and the days of dearth the dictator always visits on the land, if not the world now China is set to be the economic superpower and is militarising at an alarming pace, under Xi.

    Their beautiful vision is mad. They will never relinquish power. It is an end in itself. And of course they have a dick.

    So now the autocrat becomes the lifelong dictator, a 'super-Putin', though far more ambitious, likened unto the Loved One, neighbour Kim Jong-in, though any such comment is removed from Weibo and WeChat. The media propaganda machine lauds these latest dictates from the Party, well, Xi actually. He is surrounded by yes men, sycophants.

    Naturally the 'proposal', Xi's requirement, for the good of China, will be ratified by the Party next month, unanimously. And the 'masses' will celebrate his glory and the New Era of Hope for China.

    Another Mao. The Real Thing.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...tator-for-life

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/25/chin...-backlash.html
    Wars begin in the minds of men.
    The UNESCO motto, in Enlightenment Now, the Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, Steven Pinker, 2018.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •