Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back to quota raj - followup

As if on cue, the Chinese media sees lessons in the government's handling of the NE exodus affair. 
Note how it justifies the state's intervention in their citizen's private lives : "it's a poor country and its citizens are not emotionally equipped to face rumours spread on the internet."
As the previous post mentioned, this very condescending, and rather self-serving, thinking was at work in our licence raj. The state as the disciplining parent to its teeny-weeny citizens.

There is a serious threat of going the China way if the government has its way. As i said, I believe they are using this affair only to test how far they can take our freedom from us again.

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