Net Nanny: Every Joke they Make

Only hours ago, I overheard a very strange remark by a comrade who is an online listener to a British radio station: “The theme tune of The Archers reminds me of  Monty Python.”

Now, Monty Python is a British dancing troupe with a decadent kind of “humor”. Of course it doesn’t matter, because The Archers is nothing serious, but  just a decadent soap opera without inspiring heros. Soap operas should have remained banned in our country, but unfortunately, they are no longer banned because Comrade Mingzhao is a wussy.

Up with People: Net Nanny and the Sacred-Motherland Dragonfly Choir

Up with People: Net Nanny and the Sacred-Motherland Dragonfly Choir

We have seen the consequences. Our teenagers have become addicted to shallow stuff which doesn’t create the right political attitudes. Soap operas which promote decadent luxurious lives and worship money send a very wrong message to our underlings. Only good cadres can handle luxury and money, and good cadres, not their money, should be worshipped.  The lame excuses a Taiwanese producer made, at a time when the renegade province was led by even more renegade people than now, is still worse. That retard suggested that

the series sets out to encourage young people to search for ‘true love’ and to remind them that power and money will never buy happiness.

Happiness isn’t important, and love? Love for what? This stuff is lacking definition, but it seems to refer to love between individuals which involves sex! Same as The Archers. Romances! And

Kenton Archer gets some stick for attempting to control Jolene.

Caroline Sterling gets plenty of sympathy from listeners

Caroline Sterling gets plenty of sympathy from listeners

Obviously, as this is a decadent soap, it has to wrongly suggest that control would be wrong. This kind of stuff alone is designed to sow discord within society. Historic soaps can also be problematic, because they may stir mislead feelings, and romantic concepts of so-called “justice”, but they aren’t quite as bad as The Archers or Meteor Garden because at least, only the imperial court and its serfs – although the imperial court wasn’t only bad, and we must emphasize its positive aspects, too – are shown in their decadence, as a shocking example what happens without correct guidance.

I encourage all comrades to lead by example and to listen to songs which show love for the motherland, and vigilance against imperialist foreign forces, at least once a week. Those of you who cadres who confiscate the MP3 players of their daughters and then secretly listen to them yourselves must stop this degenerating habit.

We have seen the corrosive effect of so-called “humor” on Western societies. Western politicians already hate us because our people aren’t as self-indulgent as theirs, because at least we do plan our radio and television programs, and don’t simply leave it all to the sleazy desires of the small people. Even the British prime minister had a hunch of that recently. But of course, his judgment is clouded with liberalism, because his road isn’t that of socialism with characteristics. A “much more active, muscular liberalism” – hehe. Liberalism per se spells indifference for the motherland. And now they try to use Monty Python and Mr. Bean as Trojan horses in their cultural-hegemony schemes  to drag China down to their own level!

I encourage all comrades to go to the revolutionary opera more frequently again. The Me-and-my-Heavy-Machine-Gun dance is a recommendable production from a truly friendly brotherland which adheres to socialism, even if with some remaining feudal, rather than Chinese, characteristics. To listen to choirs singing patriotic songs is very inspiring, too.

让世界知道我们都是中国人

让世界知道我们都是中国人

And if you think you absolutely have to, just go and watch that German “Enlightenment” show at the National Museum. At least, it isn’t dangerous, because it isn’t meant to be fun. It’s mostly about old furniture, and “Enlightenment” can only corrode foreign societies. Science will strengthen ours.

Shikezhunbeizhe!
Net Nanny

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Related
Charlie Sheen is not Filial, Global Times, March 7, 2011

Update/Related
[added 2011-04-24] We can Stop the Music, October 20, 2008

8 Responses to “Net Nanny: Every Joke they Make”

  1. JR. Not sure about this piece, but will pay the last paragraph.

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  2. The Archers, which my mother still listens to with religious devotion, was, along with the rest of the content of Radio 4, a huge feature of my childhood, and the theme tune is still to me one of the most evocative sounds of my heimat. However, I guess it should be mentioned that it was actually the product of a propaganda drive to set examples for farmers to improve food production during the post-war period of rationing. Whether the antics of the foolish Grundy family featured in the Archers has anything to do with the decline of British agriculture I will leave you to decide.

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  3. Impossible for me to decide, FOARP. I don’t understand a word when listening.

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  4. Actually, JR, neither do I. I follow the talk of “silage” and other agricultural lingo the same way most devotees of the Catholic church used to follow the latin orations of the priesthood before Vatican II – I take it as read that they are speaking of holy mysteries which mere mortals such as myself cannot even of dream of penetrating.

    Truth be told, though, I was always much more a fan of Just A Minute, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, The Now Show, and of course The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. Radio 4 is where most of the best British comedians cut their teeth – this includes the Pythons (accept for Terry Gilliam, of course, who was an animator). The fact that Russell Brand started his career on (the shock! the horror!) commercial television says all that need be said about that particular gentleman.

    Really, you must understand that Radio 4 is nearest thing the British middle class has to Pravda. It dispenses a particular kind of wisdom which distinguishes one from the vapid upper class and the benighted working class. It’s effect on the minds of the British public is to create an image of middle-class respectability which no evidence to the contrary can dispell.

    If you should ever be stopped by the police whilst driving in the UK, the best thing you can do is tune your car stereo to 198 Long Wave or 92-96 FM. I assure you that the sound of The Today Program, Moneybox Live, or Quote Un-Quote will convince the fuzz that, far from that being half-a-ton of Columbian pure and ten kilos of Semtex they thought they saw resting on your back seat, it is in fact merely compost and gardening supplies which you, as one of the sort of people who they are there to protect, are going to use for perfectly harmless and lawful activities of your own, perhaps related to something you heard on Gardener’s Question Time.

    I mean this: I think of myself as a fairly worldly-wise type quite capable of making friends of all kinds and varieties. Then one day it hit me – every single person I knew well enough to associate with in the UK was a listener to Radio 4. Its grip is that strong.

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  5. Besides from some Dire Straits and Bruce Springsteen records, I learned English with “The Sugar Show” and “I’m Sorry, I haven’t a Clue”. That, plus news broadcasts and “Farming Today”. The agricultural lingo isn’t quite foreign to me, as it is part of my family background, but The Archers’ dialect is. Besides, I had no idea about who is who when listening on long wave 198 kHz the other day. The frequency can be heard all over Northern Germany, at all times of the day (unless they cover cricket).

    But my first lessons came from the BBC’s English language courses and from the World Service on 648 kHz (R.I.P.), where they speak somewhat more slowly than on Radio 4.

    Have you thought of writing a blogpost about Radio 4? I think you should. You could turn your comment into one, actually. I have listened to the station for decades, but I have never thought about what it might stand for.

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