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    Why "lying flat," a niche Chinese millennial meme, alarms Beijing

    Interesting.


    Why "lying flat," a niche Chinese millennial meme, alarms Beijing (msn.com)

    The concept advocates an almost monastic outlook, including not getting married, not having children, not having a job, not owning property, and consuming as little as possible. For many, this is almost the only way in an authoritarian country to fight against the growing pressures from long work hours, skyrocketing housing prices, and the ever higher cost of raising children. Lifestyle philosophies based on rejecting ambition, and being a cog in China’s capitalist machine have been spreading in recent years, and “lying flat” is the latest culmination of such trends, explained Wu Qiang, an independent political analyst in Beijing.
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    Of course, the lying flat trend has yet to, or probably never will become an organized political movement. But it is the deep discontent expressed behind the thinking that has Beijing worried. A generation that no longer wants to enter an endless rat race could slow consumption and therefore economic growth, undermining the key moral justification for one-party rule. Moreover, while the Party is good at using its security apparatus to suppress protests, the very passivity of lying flat make the idea much harder for the regime to counter.
    Cute meme too.

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    In other words continue to accept that your life has no meaning or value other than having a place in the Party system.....................

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    Lets find more that alarms them. I'm sure we can come up with several things that will cause them alarm.
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    Internal dissent is the CCP's #1 concern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMNIXON View Post
    In other words continue to accept that your life has no meaning or value other than having a place in the Party system.....................
    Does that include Democrats as well , or only Republicans ?

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    I’m always amazed at the weird and seemingly innocuous things the Chinese censor. Like they’ll show the Friends reunion, but they edit out Beiber and Lady Ga Ga. I mean I get it, Beiber is awful, but still…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    I’m always amazed at the weird and seemingly innocuous things the Chinese censor. Like they’ll show the Friends reunion, but they edit out Beiber and Lady Ga Ga. I mean I get it, Beiber is awful, but still…
    Paranoia is characteristic of authoritarian regimes in general but of communist regimes in particular. That said, the CCP is obsessed with control and wants to maintain a type grip on China's development. Their reaction is understandable. Currents like this are perceived as threatening because increased prosperity is the foundation of the CCP's legitimacy. If that prosperity and the sacrifices it requires are no longer perceived as worth pursuing it will likely turn many minds toward liberalization and political reform. Those are two things the CCP does not want to allow. That would be the beginning of the end and they know it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    Paranoia is characteristic of authoritarian regimes in general but of communist regimes in particular. That said, the CCP is obsessed with control and wants to maintain a type grip on China's development. Their reaction is understandable. Currents like this are perceived as threatening because increased prosperity is the foundation of the CCP's legitimacy. If that prosperity and the sacrifices it requires are no longer perceived as worth pursuing it will likely turn many minds toward liberalization and political reform. Those are two things the CCP does not want to allow. That would be the beginning of the end and they know it.
    Yes , of coarse . Then over a billion people will turn on the CCP , execute them in public , and invite Americans to come to Biejing and organize China the way it should be ......then America can dominate forever , and the world will be a magic place again.....(lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJL View Post
    Yes , of coarse . Then over a billion people will turn on the CCP , execute them in public , and invite Americans to come to Biejing and organize China the way it should be ......then America can dominate forever , and the world will be a magic place again.....(lol)
    Course, native speaker. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    Course, native speaker. Lol
    I can see that reverting to your proper roll as Forum Spelling Policeman is of great comfort to you in times of need .....(lol)

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