But In An Alternate Universe, China Is Much Freer

shows you won't see in China

The Chinese government is banning tv shows about time travel because they treat “serious history in a frivolous way.”

But wait, there’s more. The powers that be are also training their sights on shows featuring “fantasy,” “mythical stories,” “bizarre plots,” “absurd techniques,” “feudal superstitions,” “fatalism,” “reincarnation,” “ambiguous moral lessons,” and “lack of positive thinking.”

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9 Responses to But In An Alternate Universe, China Is Much Freer

  1. Neverfox April 18, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    Firefox 3.6.15.NETCLR3.5.30729.NET4.0E Windows XP 64-bit/Server 2003

    So basically they’re left with reruns of The Lawrence Welk Show?

    • Mike Gogulski April 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

      Firefox 4.0 Linux

      Lawrence Welk was a subversive. That only leaves Hee-Haw.

  2. Todd S. April 18, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    Chromium 10.0.648.133 Ubuntu 10.10

    The Chinese government sounds eerily similar to the American religious-right.

    • Louis B. April 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

      Firefox 4.0 Windows 7

      No, it doesn’t.

      • Roderick April 18, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

        Firefox 3.0.19.NETCLR3.5.30729 Windows XP

        For example, the American religious right isn’t opposed to feudal superstition. :-)

        • Louis B. April 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

          Firefox 4.0 Windows 7

          Or reincarnation…

  3. da99 April 23, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    Firefox 3.6.16 Ubuntu 10.10

    Does this mean they now have to rely on black-market DVDs (or VCDs) for their time-travelling, soap opera needs?

    I’m not being sarcastic. I ask because there seems to be so many different ways the ban is ineffective because of the wonders of the market. However, I know little of China.

  4. Frank Hatch May 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    MSIE 9.0 Windows 7

    Time Travel for Individuals – not Governments

    To break the restriction of a linear time sequence, the Lost need empirical data – uncorrupted, honest data. However, the Lost have filtered all their data with a scientific-religious presumption: a finite universe with a finite number of dimensions.

    The Lost do not understand, nor do they perceive their conflict with the infinite Universe and the infinite number of dimensions…

    “…nothing can be added to it,
    nor anything taken from it…”

    Best Regards,

    Frank Hatch
    Initial Mass Displacements

  5. Frank Hatch June 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    MSIE 9.0 Windows 7

    Individuals vs. Governments:

    Governments have no imagination; they are locked into a limited, governable analysis. By restricting their dialectical analysis to a linear time sequence, the primary governmental concern is the acceptance of their historical data as the truth. However, imaginative individuals are able to treat such truncated “data” as variables. Such “disrespect” for governmental data (i.e., politically correct data) is any totalitarian’s nightmare: the first crack in the official justification of dominance over individuals.

    Best Regards,

    Frank Hatch
    Initial Mass Displacements

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