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Wed Dec 7, 2022, 09:53 AM

This is long, but it's about what's happening in China and how it relates to all of us

As you know, I live here again. We're still trying for the Green Card but we have pretty much lost hope.

With that said:

For those in the states, let me explain something. the Chinese don't care about masking. they wear masks all the time even before this BS with covid. they have masks to warm their faces, for bad pollution days, for house cleaning, for cooking and serving food, etc.

What they are protesting are arbitrary never ending quarantined that they need to pay for and people are dying and starving in them. they are protesting with blank white printer paper being symbolic that their government doesn't care about them yet alone listen to them.

here are current conditions here:
-youth unemployment at 40%
-internet completely restricted to things the CCP can regulate and wipe clean - intranet
-Quarantining and testing now having financial incentive with accounts for 1.3% of the Chinese GDP
-restricting travel throughout China by changing covid QR codes from green to red for no reason
-restricting travel out of China but making getting and renewing passports nearly impossible
-a housing market near complete collapse which most people put their life savings in and accounts for 39% of the GDP
-a banking system low on funds due to an extra low reserve requirement, mortgage people have given up paying for because their house will never be built, and has become one gigantic Ponzi scheme
-the drums.of war against Taiwan that only the CCP, their members, the kool aid drinkers, and Xi Jinping want
-an aging population where the youth will need to take care of their parents and grandparents as well as their families
-being the only country on earth where there are 100M more men than women in a culture where married men with children are viewed as mature and responsible enough for promoting
-inflation at nearly 12%

these are the traditional signs that a Chinese government has lost the mandate of heaven, something the CCP claimed in 1949.

why am I saying this? we just had an election where 43% of eligible voting age Americans did not even bother to show up. We live in a place we take whatever rights we have left for granted and don't care that our government is doing its best to choose away even more. And the protestors in China are risking arrest, long term detention in horrid jail conditions, beating, torture, a life destroyed if they get out or death while in jail for a fraction of what we take for granted or don't care when it's destroyed.

our apathy will destroy us and give us a tyrant like Ron DeSantis, who nothing more than that Trump with a nice paint job. the world's apathy to brutal regimes like Kim, Putin, Iran's Ayatollah, Eritrea, Egypt, Bolsanaro, Burma's military junta, and Xi's revival of Mao era policies will lead us all down the path of acceptance of authoritarianism.

Thank you for reading.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2022, 10:33 AM

1. Thank you for this! You are absolutely right about US complacency. There used to be a TV show

called Trading Spouses in which families would trade either their mothers or fathers for a couple of weeks to show each family how "the other half lives." I wish all Americans had the experience of trading countries with a country under authoritarian rule for a couple of weeks, months, or years so that they would better appreciate their freedoms.

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Wed Dec 7, 2022, 11:36 AM

2. China feds. have gone much too far in restricting freedom it seems. Chinese traded freedom for

prosperity, 50 years ago…fair trade for a nation mired in poverty.

Never problem with masking, that’s fake western news, problem is with the freedom taken away lately is not fair trade for a prosperity that’s imploding. My take anyway.

And the wasteful military spending increases, shiny war machines, still paling in comparison to Americas wasteful spending on shiny war machines…can’t be popular. Dunno. Popular in A,Erica, those war machines!

Chinese capitalism mixed with militarism over time works as well as Western mix, concentration of wealth and power at the very top of the pyramid.

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