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Propaganda

I'm out for a walk with my friend Daisy around my campus this past weekend and she points to a wall surrounding a construction site and chuckles. I'm like, what's so funny? She proceeds to tell me what's written on the wall. Take a look...



And here's the picture translated using one of my apps that grabs the words in any picture and turns them into English...



I don't read Chinese, so I hope I'm not judged harshly for not noticing these sorts of things EVERYWHERE. After Daisy points it out, once I can't NOT see them everywhere. I just figured it was advertising or signage that described the building. I keep forgetting where I am.


Here's some more along with the translations for your viewing pleasure.



I can't help but wonder how the locals react to these slogans all over the place. I'm sort of afraid to start asking people. Daisy didn't have a problem telling me she thought they were sort of silly. "Don't spread rumors" to her means "Don't say anything bad about those in charge". Apparently they developed 16 core principals that were released about ten talents ago. They're all listed on the smaller brown sign above.


I can't imagine the US government posting slogans and phrases like this on every street. Seriously. Every street in the city. It was sort of nice being ignorant.

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Ed GULYAS
Ed GULYAS
Nov 10, 2022

Reminds me of this



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Mike Durkee
Mike Durkee
Nov 18, 2022
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Probably a good thing I am no longer there... I would most likely break every single one... and to think there was most probably a staff meeting that assisted in those pledges... wonder if giving credit to the proper folks for artwork used is part of the pledge... oh, wait... I don't see my name on there :P

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