The monks in the reality-monopoly of our mainstream media are always sweating and getting greedy when they have fudder to report once again about the poor Chinese workers because the where able to organize a protest somewhere in "Zhongguo". Of course, why should Chinese workers not protest? For example, they work in factories like Foxcon that supplies the components for "Western" quality products like tis "I" things. And Why should the Chinese workers not also have a right to muck about the crude business methods of our popular "free" market entrepreneurs? After all they are effecting them the most.
What I was sensing when talking to editors at home there was always some greed for sensation and joy in damages, coupled with envy in the game when it comes to show the dubious basis-democratic conditions of this strange political system of China.
Well the editors at home have to make sense of what is going on in the rest of the world for the workers at home. And here the story begins to stink like a fish from the head: The worker of the so called "civilized world" have become so frustrated being advised that to protest does not make sense anyway. Many worker fight harder against obesity and laziness.
Yes sure, I have seen many pretty bad living conditions in which many of the so-called "migrant worker" in China are living, but I do not share the common conviction this condition should be the more terrible than the favelas in which European migrant workers from Eastern Europe are living set up in Paris, Berlin and other European cities. Worse, the number of those who all through the social network grows faster in our hemisphere as in China, where in general prosperity is still increasing.
With the gradual termination of our corporate social contracts and the obsessive monitoring of people under the pretense to protect us from any hypothetical attacks of hardly serious Rag-tag gangs, there is a great danger that our basic-democratic rights, to which we are so comfortably accustomed can be removed in a not so distant future... These worries, that are transmitted in a "goebblestical" style by our Mainstream-Media not a single Chinese worker have had!
Many workers that I photographed during my visits to China have had a positive and optimist view about their future. Whether they were working as employees in a pottery factory or as street vendors, the recipe of China's success is lying exactly on the motivation and ambitions of its people. Something which is fading in our societies.
China's one-party government of course knows that if they would span the bow too strong would it to control the would not be able control riots. The anti-Japanese violence during 2005 and 2012 made this very clear as the government diverted attentions from internal problems using this as a catalyst. For how long this tactic works is unclear, but given the cleverness Chinese government operates it may out live lots of smoke grenades that are fired by the "sovereign Investments Funds " and then their effects explained through the mass media.
However, just as China's "string of pearls" is expanding the ever one-sided partisan coverage of our media expands. It is therefore unnecessary to write about the role of our mass media, and in particular in whose interests they are trying to 'explain' a particular view about the development of China.