Hong Kong’s version of the Cultural Revolution stifles social vitality

After the National Security Law was enacted, cultural bans followed. Elementary school textbooks have even been erased from the Republic of China, libraries have made lists of banned books, Radio Television Hong Kong has taken the lead in imposing political censorship on its programs, and even school expansion plans have been unreasonably blocked at the word of the principal.

It can be expected that the list of banned books will become longer and longer, that political censorship of book publishing and film production will be pervasive, that there will be no room for the private press, and that in the end, ordinary citizens may get into trouble for even saying a word, based on the encouragement of Dukes of Hazzard.

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The culture of Hong Kong is now in a state of suffocation, after which the Party’s eight stocks and patriotic clichés will prevail.

National culture is the vitality of the nation, the soil in which the nation’s tree can take root. What kind of culture raises what kind of people, and what kind of people make what kind of national destiny.

China’s closed and rigid culture for thousands of years is the root cause of the long-term weakness of the Chinese nation. The influx of Western culture in the late Qing Dynasty and early Republican period changed the habits of Chinese people, banks, post offices, girls’ schools and railroads were set up, braids were cut, footbinding was banned and private schools were abolished.

After the Chinese Communist Party ruled the mainland, another major cultural change took place. The state implemented the system of public ownership and supply of the means of production, feudal culture and bourgeois culture were targeted for a long time, the culture of the dictatorship of the proletariat reached its peak in the Cultural Revolution, traditional Chinese culture became reactionary dregs without question, and Western culture became an unforgivable poisonous weed, and the vast China became Mao’s puritanical living prison.

At that time, China became an impermeable iron house, the Chinese people lost the freedom of thought and creativity and vitality, the country’s one billion people only old Mao a head in operation, and old Mao full of wild ideas and kill, tossing China to the “weekday cold”. Old Mao leisurely read ancient books, poetry and calligraphy, immersed in “feudal play”, only he was allowed to set fire, not allowed to light a lamp, and the Chinese people can not speak out, can not breathe, can not think, eight model plays a tune, society into a dead city.

And Deng Xiaoping reform and opening up, the first to open up is the culture. When Hong Kong and Taiwan pop songs, film and television programs flocked north, later the American fast food culture into the country, Hollywood Disney NBA popularity, Chinese people learn to sing birthday songs at Christmas, drink wine and eat steak, habits of life changed greatly, the cultural environment is alive and well. On the basis of the vigorous growth of social culture, Chinese people’s creativity erupted, dare to think, dare to speak, dare to do, the economy picked up. It can be said that without the opening of culture back then, there would be no subsequent economic growth.

The Chinese Communist Party thinks that the economy has the strength, and if culture does not shrink, it will hinder the country’s advancement and the people’s retreat, damaging the Communist Party’s iron-clad mountain.

Singing red songs and reading books will become popular

Chinese culture has reverted back to the communist iron house, and Hong Kong is not immune to the trend of singing red songs and dancing with loyalty characters, learning Mao’s selected books and reading them. The Chinese Communist Party is committed to turning Hong Kong into an ordinary Chinese city, subduing millions of Hong Kong elites, blocking Hong Kong people’s demand for democracy, and shaping a new obedient people under the Chinese Communist Party’s rule. To achieve this, it also starts with culture, with political censorship first and brainwashing education to complement it, eradicating Western influence and shaping patriotic sentiments. In this way, the pluralistic and open culture became a flooding beast, suppressing Hong Kong’s traditional culture and replacing it with allegiance statements, self-censorship, and ash-criticism, thinking that the world would be settled and the kingdom would be forever.

With the cultural ban, Hong Kong’s vibrant society has also come to an end. Hong Kong’s century of British rule has never had a cultural ban, cultural freedom to grow, when the “recognition of the Chinese community” has become a craze, October 1 and October 10, the left and right sides of the respective flags to celebrate, and no one involved. The two schools of culture had their own space to live, literature and art, film and publishing, and the news media were at peace with each other. It was a time when Hong Kong culture was at its peak, raising generations of broad-minded and generous-hearted citizens, full of creativity in business and inspiration in cultural endeavors, all generated by the colorful culture of Hong Kong.

Today, the Chinese Communist Party oppresses Hong Kong by starting with culture, which shows that the Chinese Communist Party fears the power of culture by osmosis. If Hong Kong people want to protect Hong Kong, they must first protect the inherent Hong Kong culture and fight against the political means that stifle Hong Kong’s multiculturalism; otherwise, Hong Kong culture will wither and Hong Kong society will suffocate.