April 24, 2006

THE SCRIPT IS SELF-EVIDENT:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0425/p01s02-woap.html>China's many messages to quell unrest: To ensure stability, Communist leaders invoke Mao, Confucius, and Buddha. (Robert Marquand , 4/25/06, The Christian Science Monitor)

"It is a very intelligent strategy," says a Western historian here. "If people are nostalgic for Mao [Zedong] and old moral values, they've got Lei Feng [a model soldier lauded for selfless service]. For those who say China has lost its traditions, they promote Confucianism. For those who long for spirituality, it is Buddhism. The party is saying, 'you name it, we've got it.'"

But the disparate propaganda campaigns often seem like unrelated story lines in search of a central script.
Only the One Story will help the Chinese, but it will end the PRC.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 24, 2006 10:28 PM
Comments

...but it will end the PRC.

To quote the alien in the opening scene of the excellent movie, Men in Black, "The terms are acceptable."

Posted by: erp at April 25, 2006 9:05 AM

Very well put.

To build strength the Communist attempts Perestroika. To bring in Perestroika, Glasnost is necessary. With openness comes downfall.

Posted by: Lou Gots at April 26, 2006 6:25 AM
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