I’VE BEEN BANNED IN CHINA
THE GREAT INTERNET WALL
Dr. X, the author of the highly esteemed blog Dr. X’s Free Associations, clued me in on this developing issue. It seems that a growing number of blogs are discovering that they’ve been banned in China–including this one! Me, why??? 107 year-old blogger Olive Riley has not only become an instantaneous international sensation, but she’s also readily available to viewers in China! So, again, why me? Why do I have to suffer this indignity at the hand of Chinese censors?
Okay, Dr. X has speculated to me semi-privately that perhaps my subversive psychological articles about persecution and resignation don’t sit very well with these Chinese censors. I think that Dr. X may have a valid point. And further, perhaps they don’t think too highly of my posting of Annie Leibovitz’s photographic studies of nudes, or of my slideshow of images, by the renowned photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and artist Jamie Wyeth, showing Arnold Schwarzenegger in the “buff” (during his early New York City “frisky” years). And maybe they don’t like my Anna Nicole shrine pages. I just don’t know why for sure–that’s part the mystery of being banned. The days of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s “Blacklisting” have returned, only now the attack is both from within and from without.
I shall indeed lodge a heated formal complaint about this egregious affliction of unwarranted abuse by the Chinese government, in the name of their Glorious People’s Revolution, upon the very essence of my public persona!
These blogs have not yet been banned and can still be viewed in China:
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But wait, there’s been a news update as further developments on this issue begin to roll in. Dr. X is now reporting this:
More Friends Banned by The Chinese Government
“Also Blocked by the Chinese government’s Great Internet Wall:
And, because I damaged the Glorious People’s Revolution with my previous post on this subject, I have been blocked, too.”