Saturday, March 15, 2014

Cargo-Cult Westernization

     Today's Red China looks a lot like us.  But is it, really, or are we starting to resemble them?  A Western intern at a TV channel in Shanghai got a look from the inside.  How does a modern totalitarian state do the "propaganda" thing in the 21st Century?  Creepily; Orwell's brute, brute boot has been replaced by a tasseled loafer; strident exhortation has given way to the banality of...banality?  My Life and Times in Chinese TV.

     That could be the future for everyone, if we don't watch out.

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