Censorship campaign reveals the true face of China
32 years have passed since the Tiananmen Square massacre, and an entire generation may not be familiar with the Chinese reality. Fortunately, the Communist regime has recently revealed its true face.
As the BBC reported This month, China will ban “effeminate” behavior and “vulgar influences”.
The National Radio and Television Administration of China (NRTA) aims to tighten the rules on “unhealthy content” and demand that “political and moral content” be included in the selection of actors. These were not new developments in the communist nation.
China scrambled the piercings, tattoos and ponytails of male TV stars and got rid of them gay references in Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody. “Chinese Communist Party (CCP) censors also cut nudity and sex scenes from“ Game of Thrones ”and“ The Shape of Water. ”As Americans should understand, China’s prudery and censorship do integral part of the totalitarian state.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics viewed sexual freedom as the product of “”capitalist decadenceAnd homosexuality was prosecuted. In 1969, the USSR declared that nudity in “Oh! Calcutta! was a sign of decadence in western culture and infect young people with “bourgeois” values.
Soviet socialists also criticized jazz as the product of “bourgeois culture” and foreign jazz artists were banned. In the same style, the Cuban communist regime of Fidel Jailed trumpeter Castro Arturo Sandoval to listen to jazz on Voice of America. Castro also overtook his Soviet sponsors in persecuting homosexuals.
For Castro, homosexuality was “a deviation” which “runs up against the conception we have of what a communist militant should be”. For the communist dictator, homosexuality was “intrinsically counter-revolutionary, a bourgeois decadence”. Castro has locked up homosexuals and other “undesirables” in a network of prison labor camps known as Military Production Support Units (UMAPs).
In the 1984 “Misbehavior”, The Cuban director of photography Nestor Almendros (“Days of paradise“) And documentary filmmaker Orlando Jimenez-Leal (“8A”) Exposed these prison camps. In 2021, China is expanding the list of those it finds guilty of inappropriate conduct.
As National public radio reports, China hears its ban on effeminate men to promote “revolutionary culture”, as part of Xi Jinping’s “national rejuvenation”. CCP regulators demand that broadcasters “resolutely put an end to sissy men and other abnormal aesthetics.
Broadcasters should avoid promoting “vulgar Internet celebrities” and instead “vigorously promote excellent traditional Chinese culture, revolutionary culture and advanced socialist culture.”
Central counterparty regulators also denounce the the “chaotic” culture of Internet celebrity fans, where some stars have suddenly disappeared. For Australian journalist Imogen Braddick, this is all part of “last brutal crackdown on freedomsAnd it reflects the larger reality that many Westerners prefer to ignore. China remains a communist dictatorship, so it’s no surprise that China’s crackdown on political, religious, and lifestyle freedom mirrors the communist dictatorships of the USSR and Cuba.
With access to US markets, China was supposed to become a more open and liberal society. This never happened, and as the current crackdown confirms, the crackdown is now escalating.
Last year, Joe Biden said the Chinese were “not bad peopleAnd not even competition for the United States. With Biden now in the White House, the United States might be more like China, with compliant tech, entertainment and media companies censoring material the Washington establishment might not like.