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no.

it is in the interest of capitalists to make people think communism is evil & socialist states are terrible. it is simply propaganda.


if you are getting bored you may be using materials that are the wrong level. you should be consuming material where you understand most of it but there are some words you don’t know. what are you interested in? not english-wise but in general? if you like for example literature you could read some classics. or if you like murder mysteries you could watch tv shows about it.

your written english is quite good which makes me suspect that perhaps you are too much in your head about it. i know that when not speaking my native language the hardest thing for me is organic sentence formation. when i am speaking a different language i have trouble forming sentences without thinking about what i am going to say and making sure the grammar is right before hand, etc. it may help to think about it this way: when we speak our native language we make mistakes sometimes, right? everyone does. sometimes you say the wrong word or don’t have the right grammar. so it’s okay to make mistakes.

do you play any games? if you do, there are a lot of one-player games in english. also you could try playing an online game but that can be a mixed bag


I for one choose not to believe that the only opinion is the one stated by an authoritarian regime

okay, then don’t listen to the state. read the “evidence” yourself, look at the data and see that it is straight up bullshit. some things are outright lies & others are completely misunderstood and misrepresented data. when you crunch the numbers it is abundantly clear the “genocide” is not ocurring. seriously. do the calculations.

or, you could listen to people who actually live there. and if you don’t trust those people, how about non-chinese tourists who go to xinjiang? there are plenty of videos of people walking around.


i would say perhaps you would understand more if you went to 新疆维吾尔自治区 but it appears you are an anarchist so i don’t see you being able to separate the idea of china in your head from the real china. that name up there reads “xinjiang uighur autonomous region”, by the way. an autonomous region has different legislative power than a province. they also are required in xinjiang to have higher offices held by uighurs. so i think they would know better than some anarchist what is best for them.


what do you say about the fact that the us state department attorneys have said the isn’t evidence of genocide??


then just use the “subscribed” tab and not “all” or “local”. that way you’re not “wading through” anything. you can set it to automatically default to subscribed in your settings.


for anyone reading that definition of tankie, i will provide some education:

“Stalinism” is not a thing.

to the hilt, even in cases where other communists criticise their policies or actions.

this is 100% false. “tankies” absolutely have criticisms of socialists states. but 1) they are just criticisms, not those based on false propaganda 2) are not shared aloud around liberals because liberals latch on to a single thing as if it is evidence that proves every one of their wrong thoughts

Some of the people round George W Bush used to be left-wing, but they haven’t really changed their views much; they were mostly tankies.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


We shouldn’t have to be concerned about this will be gab.

this won’t become gab precisely because there is no “free speech”. allowing “free speech” means that you allow things that are destructive and oppressive and the moderators & admins rightfully won’t allow that. that’s a good thing.


Believing and spreading propaganda denying current and genocides of the past, posting things like “defeat israel”, defending russia and china, pushing misnifnormation and propaganda in the dictatorship of Belarus’s favour and even supporting north korea.

you are the one believing in & spreading propaganda. the people here encourage each other to look past propaganda & listen to the people of the countries and people who understand the actual systems of those countries, instead of taking CIA propaganda and automatically thinking it is true.

for anyone reading this, let’s use the DPRK (north korea) as an example. you hear that it is a dictatorship. but that falls down immediately when you figure out how their government actually works. kim jong-un is not even the president! he is also not the premier (arguably the “top” of the three “top” positions in the government)! he is in charge of the military and the worker’s party (which is a position he is elected to). and about that, there are three political parties, by the way. and a worker can run as an “independent”. two-ish years ago there was an interview with a young man who lives in the DPRK. he said that he votes for kim and nearly everyone he knows does because they think he truly is the best person for the job.

see? once you start reading about the way things actually work, you realize that what you have read is not merely misleading but outright false.

Lemmy is just the gab of the left but as an alternative to reddit so they can spread their stuff.

this doesn’t make any sense. if we were simply trying to “spread our stuff” we would be on reddit doing so.

I’ll actively work against Lemmy and it’s developers

i had been polite to you but after this i say: good fucking riddance.


I mean it isn’t possible that all media outlets are lying to us.

… should i tell them?


State media said K-Pop and its catchy tunes could make North Korea “crumble like a damp wall.”

there is no way in hell they said this, which is why that part is not in quotes.

Typical fascist

typical lib not understanding politics. kim is literally the opposite of a fascist.


cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/70007 > >Franz Gayl, a 64-year-old retired US Marine major who is now working at the Pentagon, is under a counterintelligence investigation by the Marine Corps for his two articles published in the Global Times that criticized the US policy toward the Taiwan Straits. > > > >In his first article, published on April 27, he argued that the US would lose a war with China over the island of Taiwan. He also suggested that the US advise Taiwan's secessionists to peaceably accept "one country, two systems" and cease its "independence" ambitions. The article was later translated and published in the Chinese version of the Global Times. > > > >Gayl further delivered his stance in another article a month later, in which he made it clear that "Attempting to support the renegade island of Taiwan's secession is directly contrary to the US national interest as we know in advance we will lose." > > > >He wrote this "as an American" whose priority is US national interest, he said in the article. And at the end of each article, he put a note saying that, "Opinions are of the author and do not represent the US government," > > > >But the Marine Corps and the Pentagon he works for view him as an unacceptable "whistle-blower." They have not only launched an investigation against Gayl, but also suspended his security clearances while seeking to determine whether he has been compromised. He faces an early exit from the civil service, according to a Washington Post article published on Friday (June 11). > > >According to the Washington Post, on June 1, Gayl was summoned to the security office and stripped of his clearance. He was given a letter that said he was the subject of an investigation and hinted that the issue was his articles in the Global Times. > > > >On June 7, he informed the Global Times editor via email that he is resigning and retiring from his government job, "once the process is complete, I can perhaps write again," he said. > > >“I do not know why my opinions were not accepted. My sense of urgency is caused by the increasing tensions reported in US news media. I am always concerned for my fellow Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, and my country,” Gayl told the Global Times on Saturday, after the investigation was disclosed by the Washington Post. > > >Gayl has many regrets. One of them is that he can no longer write for the Global Times, and another is an imminent war in the Taiwan Straits that he thinks will be a tragedy. To prevent such a war was his motivation for publishing articles in GT. > > >"As I get old now and towards retirement, I want to do all I can to make the small contribution of helping prevent a terrible war," he said in a previous email to GT. > > > >"**People have criticized me and have asked me why I side with PRC on the issue of Taiwan. I simply tell them that the PRC is absolutely right on Taiwan, and always has been. History is my guide**," he wrote.

>Franz Gayl, a 64-year-old retired US Marine major who is now working at the Pentagon, is under a counterintelligence investigation by the Marine Corps for his two articles published in the Global Times that criticized the US policy toward the Taiwan Straits. > >In his first article, published on April 27, he argued that the US would lose a war with China over the island of Taiwan. He also suggested that the US advise Taiwan's secessionists to peaceably accept "one country, two systems" and cease its "independence" ambitions. The article was later translated and published in the Chinese version of the Global Times. > >Gayl further delivered his stance in another article a month later, in which he made it clear that "Attempting to support the renegade island of Taiwan's secession is directly contrary to the US national interest as we know in advance we will lose." > >He wrote this "as an American" whose priority is US national interest, he said in the article. And at the end of each article, he put a note saying that, "Opinions are of the author and do not represent the US government," > >But the Marine Corps and the Pentagon he works for view him as an unacceptable "whistle-blower." They have not only launched an investigation against Gayl, but also suspended his security clearances while seeking to determine whether he has been compromised. He faces an early exit from the civil service, according to a Washington Post article published on Friday (June 11). >According to the Washington Post, on June 1, Gayl was summoned to the security office and stripped of his clearance. He was given a letter that said he was the subject of an investigation and hinted that the issue was his articles in the Global Times. > >On June 7, he informed the Global Times editor via email that he is resigning and retiring from his government job, "once the process is complete, I can perhaps write again," he said. >“I do not know why my opinions were not accepted. My sense of urgency is caused by the increasing tensions reported in US news media. I am always concerned for my fellow Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, and my country,” Gayl told the Global Times on Saturday, after the investigation was disclosed by the Washington Post. >Gayl has many regrets. One of them is that he can no longer write for the Global Times, and another is an imminent war in the Taiwan Straits that he thinks will be a tragedy. To prevent such a war was his motivation for publishing articles in GT. >"As I get old now and towards retirement, I want to do all I can to make the small contribution of helping prevent a terrible war," he said in a previous email to GT. > >"People have criticized me and have asked me why I side with PRC on the issue of Taiwan. I simply tell them that the PRC is absolutely right on Taiwan, and always has been. History is my guide," he wrote.

Next you will catch yourself saying DPRK instead of North Korea without realising it lol.

having an american tell me “will you PLEASE shut up about the DPRK!” is one of my proudest moments, tbh 🥲


white people mad no matter what but i do think that the teachers need to be educated on what critical race theory actually is. educators themselves need to be taught anti-racist education so that it can be properly taught in a way kids can understand. that would require amerikkka actually caring about combatting racism though…




wikipedia is reactionary. there are reactionaries on mastodon. my suspicion about lemmy is that there is a blanket ban on all .ml sites and not that it has anything to do with lemmygrad.


That’s great, but then you are limited to Chinese options, hence your choices are being limited. No?

users outside china are limited, too. if a web result cannot breach the first page of google, does not have paid advertising, and is not tossed around by whatever communities you are in, how will you know about it? no matter how good it may be?

the “choice” of websites in many ways is an illusion. like news websites. sure you can choose between le monde, bbc, the guardian, reuters, cnn, foxnews, ap, the intercept, nyt, etc but if they are all using the same sources and giving the same stories (as they so often are), are you really getting a choice?

i also think you may not have a good idea of what the internet in china is like. not all non-chinese websites are banned. and sometimes websites that were banned become unbanned. also china has equivalent counterparts to the “big” sites (like google, youtube, twitter, etc). and they are not limited to one choice there either, though just like in the west some are more popular than others.

I feel this is sidetracking the conversation, that is a conversation on freedom of data and privacy, I’m talking about having the options to choose what is available everywhere - even if those options are from evil corps.

i disagree. this is what i mean by “illusion of freedom”. the large majority of users have no idea they are in fact surrending freedoms when visiting those sites.

china is protecting its citizens from things that could harm them. including things like american corporations data mining. the internet would be better elsewhere if everyone had a similar attitude toward the net.


cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/69725 > >The law will be applicable to data processing activities and security supervision within China's territory. Data processing activities outside China's territory that harm China's national security, public interests will be pursued for legal responsibility in accordance with the law. > > > >The provisions of the Cybersecurity Law apply to the security management for exporting data collected or produced by the operators of critical information infrastructure inside China's territory, according to the law. > > > >Besides this, China will establish a "centralized, unified, efficient and authoritative" mechanisms for data security risk assessment, reporting, information sharing, monitoring and early warning, according to the law. > > >For international companies like Tesla, the law means localization of the data. For example, as Tesla sets up factory in China, the data generated will be kept in China, and be subject to supervision of related cyber data regulator, Zhu Wei, a communications researcher at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing who specializes in cyberspace security, told the Global Times on Friday. > > > >According to the new data security law, those who violate it, like provide important data to overseas actors, may face fines of no less than 100,000 yuan ($15,660) but no more than one million yuan; but if circumstances are more serious with core state data being mishandled or national sovereignty being endangered, a fine may be issued up to 10 million yuan and their business or business license may be suspended or revoked.

>The law will be applicable to data processing activities and security supervision within China's territory. Data processing activities outside China's territory that harm China's national security, public interests will be pursued for legal responsibility in accordance with the law. > >The provisions of the Cybersecurity Law apply to the security management for exporting data collected or produced by the operators of critical information infrastructure inside China's territory, according to the law. > >Besides this, China will establish a "centralized, unified, efficient and authoritative" mechanisms for data security risk assessment, reporting, information sharing, monitoring and early warning, according to the law. >For international companies like Tesla, the law means localization of the data. For example, as Tesla sets up factory in China, the data generated will be kept in China, and be subject to supervision of related cyber data regulator, Zhu Wei, a communications researcher at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing who specializes in cyberspace security, told the Global Times on Friday. > >According to the new data security law, those who violate it, like provide important data to overseas actors, may face fines of no less than 100,000 yuan ($15,660) but no more than one million yuan; but if circumstances are more serious with core state data being mishandled or national sovereignty being endangered, a fine may be issued up to 10 million yuan and their business or business license may be suspended or revoked.

disregards individual freedom of choice

as this is lemmygrad, i’m gonna point out that “individual freedom” is liberalism

freedom of choice

ehhh…

  1. it’s not like there is only a single chinese website and zero others

  2. are users free using software made by corporations like google? absolutely not.

Wouldn’t it be possible to make those incentives without putting up barriers?

does it matter? why shouldn’t they put barriers? the barriers need to be up. back to the “individual freedom” point, “free speech” is a bad thing (yes, you read correctly). china is right to censor their internet. why should the chinese people suffer the same fate as those in the west who are constantly being marketed to, being ingrained with false propaganda, encouraged to develop hatred and prejudice?


may i ask what questions you had that were answered by this article?


  1. what are you referring to specifically?

  2. how is this a relevant to my previous comment?





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