Before I begin, I need to leave a WARNING about the following video. Some scenes are not for the faint-hearted, especially animal lovers.
Ok, now the CoViD-19 news frenzy has died down somewhat, and the Steem trending is absolutely bombarded with all these huge developments, it's a good time for me to publish my follow-up post on China's current situation.
However, the reason I've been wary and slow is that I'd like to take a more heavy, political approach rather than more insight into my daily life. Yes, things are very restrictive still for me, but it has become the 'new normal' at this point. Masks still have to be worn, temperature checked everywhere, businesses and schools shut down, quieter streets, no delivery service to your residential community yadda yadda.
But this is all fairly light compared to what's going on around the country in hot zones, rural areas and places generally under less competent rule than that of Shanghai. Now, the Great Firewall can only handle so much, and with such an overload of content coming out during the CoViD Crisis, plenty of footage has been slipping through the cracks. I present to you a small compilation of those leaked videos. YouTube only allows me 15 minutes of video so I had to select just a handful, speed some up to squeeze into that time frame, but I will follow the video with a description of what's going on in each video.
To be clear, not ALL videos are heavy or upsetting, but they all give at the very least a fascinating view of life that we simply don't get to see otherwise. And, I obviously did not make these videos, so please interpret them in your own way if you see fit. There's only so much truth we can gather when China's media is completely state-run, owned and controlled.
After some discussion I feel I should add some further clarification on this video: This video is not meant to instill fear or distaste for Chinese people (if you read my previous post you will know I frustratingly pointed out the ignorant racism spreading the world), it is instead a small collection of videos that have been widely shared by Chinese people themselves on social media.
The goal here is to get a general feeling of the sentiment and the narrative that is going around based on real-life events. It is, at this point (as I said above) impossible to find any source of absolute truth so again, please interpret this how you feel is reasonable, but regardless, this I believe accurately represents what people are going through and witnessing in their daily lives, when compared with the overall 600+ videos I've sat through over the last few weeks.
The intent of this post was originally to delve into the political shortcomings of the Communist party, but this is quite long already and I hope quite enlightening. So I will break the political post into a third and final part.
The best thing this Virus has done is to help the world see how totalitarian control has been and continues to be far more destructive than the virus could ever hope to be. People and animals are starving and dying as a result of the countermeasures to the virus, let alone countless lives are otherwise being destroyed financially as their businesses and jobs go up in flames.
More on that next time.
That’s a lot to take in and interesting perspective to hear it from. Thanks for sharing.
It’s unreal how much enslaved the chinese citizens have been! Freedom of speech, all kinds of human rights for that matter, are non existent! I can resonate with the woman's frustration....the amount of stupidity I had to deal with from the chinese authorities was out and out ludicrous!
I was raised on an island in Alaska, nearly feral. As a result of my upbringing, I am incapable of tolerating oppressive institutions, and would die in China, insofar as I am able to grasp what is revealed in your video.
I have, from time to time, resorted to returning to the forests of America to live, as the oppressive effects of such institutions overwhelmed me. I do not think China could offer me such refuge today. Should such oppression become the norm in America, I would likely be killed quickly by the thugs enforcing such oppression, because I am incapable of tolerating it.
Thanks for providing this footage, and the explanation. I hope every advocate of big government sees it.
Totally lack of free speech is the worst thing that can ever happen, that's also the reason I decided to move out of China years ago. Never underestimate the power of the authority there. I know many Chinese website has a huge team to sit there deleting comments/posts. Even some random government officer can shut down your whole site for some random reasons.
Damn, that's some great food!
That was crazy to watch. Thanks for sharing. Us outside of this have no idea what is going on there.
The only video i felt a little hopeful about humankind was the one with the people talking to each other from the rooftops. Take care mobbs.
What could lead to such a nightmare?
Epic scale denial and heartlessness (which extends globally, not just in China - though China certainly has a major case of it). Plus, the possibility of a DNA targeted bioweapon being used: https://3speak.online/watch?v=ura-soul/snpiinds
When a nation isn't allowed to even defend itself within its own home, how can they ever hope to freely speak out against such tyranny? When they've removed your second amendment, they'll come for the first, and there'll be nothing to stop them. This is communist socialism and state-owned media in action. Pure evil. Prayers to those affected by the virus.
It's absolutely very sad. I hope things don't get worse, but knowing the Chinese regime, being optimistic is impossible. Lots of civil rights abuses are occurring in China and we barely hear news on it.
Communism sucks. #freetibet #freehongkong
This is actually worse than I thought!
Honestly the chinese goverment is the worst. Everything just to keep apearances.
They are killing those people, even if they weren't the ones who created the virus (I not saying they were or not), blocking people on their houses ? They are way more likely to get sick. And since when this started i didn't hear anything about how they are getting food there.
I think the chinese goverment don't care because china have too many people, to the point where this became a inssue. So they will do anything to down the numbers.
Hopefully this sad situation will open peoples eyes and they will finally take an action and stop suporting those guys.
At the back of my mind I still think there are many Chinese BTC whales, mostly the government.
I didn't watch the video. Your narration was descriptive enough.
People panic. They're irrational before they panic, but in panic they are to be feared. Thanks for the report. Be safe AG
I don't know what to think. But we all going to see what's going to happen like 3 months from now. So far not even the Chinese citizens know what's going on. At least that's what I think after talking with a Chinese person I know. The mask outside is mandatory, they barely leave the house, they only go for getting food from the mall (little shops are closed down), but they are mostly just sitting at home in their apartments.
It definitely shows that their are two sides to the human experience, showing that economic and financial strength is not all there is when it comes to our conversations. The well-being of a countries citizens, the integrity within institutions and the expansion of cultural identity are things that I feel are largely overlooked in this country. My wife and I are currently living in Chongqing, and I've been working here for three years. The event definitely shows the weakness of a soft authoritarian regime, and really does make China's political future even more interesting. I definately hope all of this comes to an end soon, can't go to Hong Kong to apply for a new work VISA, and at the rate that South Korea is going, I might not even be allowed to travel there.
this is hell
no comment (people are people , wherever you go - and not much you or i can change about what happens there) someone somewhere will learn lessons (when did i get like this ? hmmm ... it happened ... over the years, i think , i distinctly remember being someone else ... and maybe a few more before that)
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When will this disease will stop.. I hate too see this kind of video but yeah this all reality of our world not only in china but the world is hiding the truth from us.. I was so scared to think this was above more serious than what we has seen.. Hopefully the cure will be found asap.
This is the story that we barely get to see on te MSM. It's just awful...
Thanks for the insight
Thanks for the insight
Thanks for the insight
Muchas gracias por la información es necesario que el mundo conozca la magnitud del problema
If you see a problem and you continue to see this problem as a problem in the form of pictures and words and you cannot say, nor show, how you can solve this problem, because it probably cannot be solved by you, what can you do?
What do you think other people think and feel when they are faced with a problem that they cannot solve themselves? What do you say to someone who obviously has such a problem? In what way can he become effective? What could he see, find and hear apart from the problem? What could he do or say in practice to be effective?
Every western citizen should take Chinese people that are speaking out VERY seriously. They're risking their life just to get in contact with us!
this is really horrific.
#2 is complete and utter fake propaganda bs. Haters gonna hate.
Que horrible es el gobierno chino ocultando todo esto y dejando a sus ciudadanos en esta desidia tremenda.
consequences of one party, very centralize government... the dark side of it.
These are very heavy and difficult topics to digest. I can't bear to watch the dog beaten to death and animals chopped up. Millions of Chinese people starved to death during the Great Famine. China experienced famine very frequently since the Tang and subsequent dynasties. I am not making excuses but it could be a reason for their unfathomable appetite for exotic meat. Post traumatic stress disorder and neglect carried through many generations.
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Very interesting. What are your thoughts on the official figures for people infected seeing as this has been changed twice? I am reading stories suggesting that many small businesses, of which there are tens of millions, are closing, laying off staff or not paying wages. Have you any idea how prevalent that might be? Many thanks. Take good care of yourself.
#16 Why that guy speaking Vietnamese?
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