Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Reuters — China regulator to curb news that promotes 'Western lifestyles'

China is not alone. Traditional societies will not tolerate Western liberalism, which they view as "degenerate," having lost their moral compass in the pursuit of fame, fortune, power and pleasure at the expense of traditional values.

Interestingly, this reflects the view of the early Christians about Rome that the West maintained until after WWII and especially after the commercial exploitation of the Sixties counterculture and the rise of celebrity. 

What Western liberalism views as propaganda, censorship and repression, the traditional world views a preventing corruption. A significant portion of Western liberal society agrees that things have gone too far and is pushing back. It's even got a name — "culture war."

China regulator to curb news that promotes 'Western lifestyles'
Reporting by Michael Martina; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore


Gary Hart said...

Our "Western lifestyle" is what is promoted by Hollywood. People try to live up to the garbage they seen on TV, the movies, video games and the "news". Most of the trashy lifestyles are insinuated in such a way that people don't grasp that it is sheer propaganda. The young and impressionable are especially susceptible. I say that the Chinese are wise to put a stop to it before it poisons their society.

Bob said...

What sort of news? There's Entertainment Tonight but those items are not considered newsworthy. Is Chinese culture so fragile they cannot tolerate a news report, let alone take up bits and pieces of a 'western' lifestyle?