Spare me great lord, nationalism?

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  1. ace2002

    ace2002 Active Member

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    So I've been reading spare me great lord till chapter 204 where the MC's class swear in front of the flag to protect the nation with theyre life and MC starts to doubt himself.
    Does he go all "all hail china" ? Does he become a hero and shit? I liked how he didint care much till now, but suddenly hes like, "yeah... Maybe i should save peaple" out of no where.
     
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    This might be my opinion, but I find almost all CN novels usually have similar tropes. Even Japanese and Korean novels do it as well, but they at least try to frame it as a different way, but all MCs set in a modernistic setting get dragged into supporting their own country in someway at some point. CN novels are just super blatant about it. Usually with a mix of racism and hardcore nationalism.
     
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    GrimReeFer Well-Known Member

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    least they are honest about it.
     
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    oblueknighto Blue Person

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    That's not surprising as a twist but it's still pretty weird if the MC didn't care but then suddenly pulled a 180 out of nowhere.
     
  5. FranckOA

    FranckOA Killer Klown From Outer Space

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    That might be a move to appease the CN censor ministry agency (the SAPPRFT and its hands the GAPP, yeah china have censorship boards directly under the state council with ministry level authority, that have to answer to no one appart from the state council), as they are pretty gun-ho on nationalism and love foreigner bashing (they have published guidelines that "strongly disapprove of showing foreign culture in a positive light" and "enforce authors to promote the high value standard of the chinese country and its domestic culture").
    So either the author make them happy by making his MC a nationalist and xenophobic prick or he might be banned for not being enough pro-mainstream china (I say mainstream here because chinese minority's culture (even if they are ancestral native ones) are ruthlessly put down and silenced)...
     
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    ....sigh... "Chinese culture", does that include eating live monekys and frying up cats and dogs? Such BS
     
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    FranckOA Killer Klown From Outer Space

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    Every culture eat weird stuff : in England you have deep fried chocolate bars and mint with everything, in Italy you've got squid ink pastas (delicious by the way), in France you've got ultra smelly cheese, snails and tortured ducks and gooses liver (home team !), in Spain you've got bulls that are slowly killed in public, in America you've got supersized extra greasy with extra glucose syrup portions of everything (type 2 diabetese and cholesterol FTW !), in India you've got EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA spicy stuff downed with polluted Gange water (yuck for this one), in many country in Africa you've got insects, in Australia you've got roadkills, in Japan you've got raw fish and rotten beans (I love natto BTW), nearly everywhere you've got bee's vomit (mmmh, delicious bee's vomit, I love milk with a dash of bee's vomit or adding some in fruity tea instead of sugar), etc... Each country have it's own weird eating habits...
    What's problematic is when they overhunt and destroy wild life (marine or terrestrial), overpollute their own territories buy pushing too far intensive farming and animal farming (while throwing away a lot of their produces because they are overproducing), or going for species that are on their way to exctintion becase it's a traditional food (whales for exemple) or based on stupid superstions traditional medicines (like powdered rhinoceros horns that would surely be more effective as complete horn graft or prothesis)...
     
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