- Oct 29, 2002
- Reaction score
- East of Suez
Have they ever considered that the way to encourage loyalty to the state might not be to abolish all alternatives but to be a decent state?Chinese government dismantles outdoor buddhist statues: https://bitterwinter.org/all-outdoor-buddhist-statues-must-go/
Last time I was in Dali, Yunnan, they had just closed all mosques in town. Seems like they're serious about cracking down on religion again.
You can generate a lot of patriotism and support by, well, running your country well. China is fast-becoming a (literally) toxic and political dystopia.
I won't go into the politics of the matter, but when you jettison your culture for (first) ideology and (second) money, you'll eventually wake up and find that you live in a toilet.