Not surprisingly, China is home to some of the worst pollution on the planet. We’re talking rivers-flowing-red levels of pollution visible from space. The air in the world’s largest carbon emitter has gotten so dirty and polluted at this point, that the country has officially demanded that “foreign embassies” (meaning the U.S. basically) stop giving out data on just how horribly polluted the nation’s cities truly are.
Now an incessant, poisonous smog has settled over northeast China for long enough to actually cause people to get concerned (above and beyond the regular levels of perpetual concern). It’s being referred to as an ‘airpocalypse’. Everything from expressways and bridges have been shut down. Children have stayed home from school for seven days now. Shanghai’s air quality index has officially hit record pollution severity and red-level warnings — the most dire warning there is — have been issued to residents.
- It unifies the Chinese people.
- It makes China more equal.
- It raises citizen awareness of the cost of China’s economic development.
- It makes people funnier.
- It makes people more knowledgeable (of things like meteorology and the English word haze).
What a box of fail.
So while the Chinese people cannot avoid breathing in harmful and potentially deadly record-setting smog on a daily basis, their government is actually telling them it makes them “funnier”. Since when did lung cancer become a punch line, by the way? Guess that’s what we get from a country with government-forced abortions.
This story is so laughable, it seems like a bad joke, but it does speak to the crazy level of propaganda China uses to control its people. (That is why it will, no doubt, be added to a training course on stepping up the indoctrination put out by the Obama administration for the lapdog mainstream media and common core authors here shortly.)
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