Friday, December 02, 2016 by Mary Wilder
Communist China is often built up by the Regressive Left as being a prosperous country that America should look up to and aspire to be. They take what they perceive as being good and completely ignore the overwhelming negative aspects of the country in order to push the belief that communism is a reasonable system of government.
Anyone who values freedom and all of the things that come along with that — free speech, free thought and the like — should be completely opposed to becoming more like China. If more evidence was needed to prove this, consider the fact that the Chinese government is now trying to police the internet.
The Associated Press reports, “The latest measure approved by the National People’s Congress requires companies to enforce censorship and aid in investigations and imposes standards for security technology. It tightens controls on where Chinese citizens’ data can be stored. Human rights groups complain it will extend controls on a society in which media are controlled by the ruling party and the internet has provided a rare forum for individuals to express themselves to a large audience.”
Now, they’ve been controlling their country’s internet for quite some time now, but like all communist governments, controlling their people isn’t good enough. They want to control everyone and that’s what they are trying to do right now. There have been numerous reports that China is now trying to pressure tech companies into preventing certain content from being broadcast online.
This directly infringes on the freedoms of everyone who desires knowledge and truth and is a serious health concern. People, all people, have a right to know what is going on in the world and should be allowed to see whatever they choose through the use of the internet. Instead, governments like that of China are doing everything in their power to keep their people oppressed and ignorant to what is going on in the outside world.
We have seen this happen with countries like Cuba and we’ve come dangerous close to similar events taking place in America. As a result, we know how terrifying they can be and we should all be doing more to spread the truth about this kind of corruption. The best way to combat this behavior is by exposing it for what it is. The Chinese government needs to treat their own people better — and they desperately need to stop trying to tell American citizens what they can see on the internet.