Communist China seems to be seeking at least a partial return to the old Stalinist-Maoist ways where those well-off under the regime – namely, party and state bureaucrats and apparatchiks – had privileges, wealth, and luxury but that remained hidden from the common populace.
The latest measures of the regime of Chinese leader Xi Jinping to force everybody to “fall in line” with the official party line of the Chinese Communist Party are targeting entertainment industry celebrities and their online and social media presence.
Forcing the celebs to fall in line
The Cyberspace Administration of China has just announced that Chinese celebrities are no longer permitted to “show off” “extravagant pleasure” and “wealth” in their social media posts and profiles.
The same set of rules is also banning celebrities from posting information that is “fake” or “private” – a seeming reference to the case in which Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai revealed that a very high-profile communist party apparatchik, nearly 40 years her senior, had practically raped her and then forced her into an extramarital affair.
Needless to say, the Chinese regime made Peng disappear for weeks, cleansed the Internet of any mentions of her revelations, and is still working to completely wipe out the scandal, as though it never existed.
This is the kind of wonderful freedoms and rights that Commie China’s citizens have.
It is also the ideal that the American neo-Marxists are pursuing: of having total control over everybody in the United States, and of being able to expunge quickly and easily any criticism or revelation that’s damaging to them, never mind that it may be true.
The new draconian communist rules for Chinese celebs further ban them from “provoking” groups of fans and stoking tensions among them, and from “spreading rumors,” The Daily Mail reported.
According to the new requirements, the accounts on social media of celebrities as well as their fans will have to stick to a number of dictatorship niceties such as “public order”, “good customs”, “correct public opinion orientation”, “correct value orientation”, the promotion of “socialist core values” as well as having a “healthy style and taste”, The Business Insider reported.
Oppose ‘decadent ideas’ from the West
The new dictatorship rules seem to be building upon a symposium for the entertainment industry hosted in September by the Chinese Communist Party.
During it, in at least a slight return to the true Marxist values of the “good” old days of Chairman Mao Zedong, the Chinese celebrities were told to “oppose decadent ideas” such as “money worship”, “extreme individualism” and “hedonism”.
The slogan of the symposium in Beijing was: “Love the party, love the country, and advocate morality and art.”
Under the hardening dictatorship of Xi Jinping, the regime of Communist China is increasingly viewing “celebrity culture” as a threatening import from the West.
The regime thinks celebrities could endanger the existence of China’s form of “Communism”, which is bizarre in that it allows lots and lots of private property, and even the formation of huge privately-owned corporations – although those are clearly expected to follow the orders of the top Commies.