Sorry, but ROTFLMAO. Please consider picking up a book about CCP's campaigns and policies since they took over in 1949.Look, much of what China does is a bit scary. But you can see where they are coming from. They have a paternalistic caring of the Chinese culture.
Do you also believe they have a paternalistic care for the cultures of tibetans, uighurs, mongolians etc.?
Considering that culture is actually a snapshot of constant evolution and interchange, trying to freeze or "protect" it through bans is a slightly silly notion.Perhaps it's impossible to protect a culture from change and perhaps one should not try. But sometimes I do think the West has gone too far the other way with its "anything goes" attitudes.
Fifty years ago Britain (along with the rest of the west) was going through a kind of cultural revolution, with new liberal concepts being introduced. (and the PRC under CCP rule was very busy doing the opposite)
Would you like to return to time and culture of sixty years ago? Or maybe just pick and choose what suits your personal moral code (which is in fact a result of the abovementioned evolution) best?
Some illiberal regimes do actually want to impose anachronistic moral codes on entire populations. I think the Islamic Republic of Iran for instance is as entitled to do morality policing as you are. I'd rather just see people going about their lives as they see fit as long as they don't harm others.
Let me guess, your take on "morality and decency" is the one everyone should follow?A few rules about morality and decency are not a totally bad thing.
There are a few scholarly definitions for such behavioral streaks.
It really is just group thought - agree with our way of thinking or you are the enemy.
I was going to post the article about China saying it is going to ramp up it's nuclear arsenal to counter the 'threat' of America.
The bigger fear is the current helmsman might be less than stable than he should be.
Good fu**ing grief.
Its a good thing that Shakespeare isn't around anymore because he would be banged up for encouraging regicide.
Do we really need to be protected from song lyrics?
Theresa May positioning herself as the Nanny in chief of the British Isles. Prat.
This was one embarrassing and backward movement on behalf of the UK Home Office. Banning Tyler exemplifies the issues regarding freedom of speech. We live in a developed democratic country, yet people are censoring artistic expression. It's a real shame.
From a quick look this seems to be an outlier. Most people are banned for hate speech, violent crimes etc. not art
Are there any more examples from the UK? Perhaps the public broadcaster not playing Frankie Goes to Hollywood?
Last edited by East_coast; 31-01-2018 at 09:27 PM.