LOUNGE all new asksnapzu ideasforsnapzu newtribes interesting pics videos funny technology science technews gaming health history worldnews business web research entertainment food living internet socialmedia mobile space sports photography nature animals movies culture travel television finance music celebrities gadgets environment usa crime politics law money justice psychology security cars wtf art google books lifetips bigbrother women apple kids recipes whoa military privacy education facebook medicine computing wildlife design war drugs middleeast diet toplists economy fail violence humor africa microsoft parenting dogs canada neuroscience architecture religion advertising infographics sex journalism disaster software aviation relationships energy booze life japan ukraine newmovies nsa cannabis name Name of the tribe humanrights nasa cute weather gifs discoveries cops futurism football earth dataviz pets guns entrepreneurship fitness android extremeweather fashion insects india northamerica
+33 33 0
Published 10 months ago with 4 Comments

Join the Discussion

  • Auto Tier
  • All
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Post Comment
  • leweb
    +5

    I'm a bit ambivalent about this. One the one hand, this looks like an authoritarian abuse of power to foster nationalism. On the other hand, if your will to protest only goes as far as disrespecting a song, I think you need to ponder whether you got the government you deserve.

    • Appaloosa
      +4

      Well...its not exactly an elected government....and China's thought POLICE have real teeth for dissenters.

      • leweb
        +5

        Elected governments are not necessarily better. But setting that aside, if the real issue is oppression by the government, not standing up for the anthem or the like is a very cheap, easy form of subversion. It's like farting when you boss walks around. If you really want change you need to be smarter than that.

        • Appaloosa
          +5

          https://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/08/1...lls-why-china-is-playing-up-dissident-trials/

          There is a growing fear within the Party over dissenters....and especially with the proliferation of smartphones. The Party has a consistent streak of paranoia , always has, but the regime in charge today is consolidating, has consolidated power like no one since Mao. It is the most unchecked surveillance society on earth. All payments go through the central banking system. They are beginning to create citizen scores based on your purchasing, tax payments, and yes, your social media sites. If you've been following the tech fairs over here, you'll notice a huge interest in facial recognition technology. That's not so they don't forget to send you a birthday card.

          In the US, you don't stand for the Anthem, the most you get are some bombastic tweets, or maybe something more horrible, like losing your Papa John's sponsorship. In today's China, and into the future, it could mean much, much more to a dissenter.

Here are some other snaps you may like...