00h UTC; THURSDAY, 30 MAY 2013: Is it just me, or does it seem that we don't hear much about June Dairy Month anymore than we used to in younger days?

Meanwhile, the "Tea Party" (pseudo)movement's own Congressional Quean, Michelle Bachmann (GOP/MN) "herself," announced in a somewhat hilarious-looking online video early yesterday that she would not be seeking a fifth term. The reasoning therefor was not immediately explained, however, she avoided the prospect of a Major Interconnexion to FBI and Congressional enquiries into her star-crossed Presidential bid in Indecision 2012, and related irregularities.

One particular trope of Bachmann's ill-fated Presidential bid, as went crash-and-burn after the Iowa Caucuses, was the belief that "AmeriKKKa should be more like China" vis-a-vis hastening socioeconomic recovery according to the principles of ekonomesie vryheid met Amerikaanse eienskappe as one with Our National Character and Identity as a Sovereign Peculiar Among the Nations. It's a trope Your Correspondent likes deploying here in this blog from time to time, the better to call out what's really implied thereby (even if you don't hear much about it in the news beyond this blog) for such as are still True Believers in same.

And occasionally, Your Correspondent makes note of BBC Monitoring's daily roundup of Chinese media reportage for the sake of deflating the ego trip behind such a trope. Take, for example, this segment of today's roundup as deals with a Chinese Communist Party-backed campaign of "ideological supervision" in especially universities, no doubt calling to mind "Tea Party" beliefs insisting that education emphasise Traditional Christian Values and True Patriot Love for Thy Dear and Lovely Nation:
Xinhua reports that the ruling Communist Party is waging a new ideological rectification campaign that targets young college teachers under the age of 40.

State media today have made public a policy document of "16 opinions" released by the party and the Education Ministry on 4 May calling on colleges to step up ideological supervision on young teachers to prevent them from imparting information to students that could "harm national interests".

Hong Kong's
Ming Pao says mainland academics have linked the new drive to an earlier officially unconfirmed rectification campaign known as the "seven taboos".

The drive reportedly bans university courses from raising issues such as media freedom, an independent judiciary, the party's past mistakes and the nouveau riche class.

Zhang Xuezhong, a lecturer at Shanghai's East China University of Politics and Law, tells Hong Kong's
Ming Pao that the party is targeting younger teachers because they are closer in age and thinking to students.

Cai Zhiqiang, a Communist Party school professor, tells
Global Times that some young teachers have acted indifferently and have even resisted political education.

"Needless to say, Western values have been spreading quite actively in some universities over the years, so reversing this situation has important significance for the whole country's ideology as well as improving the state of public opinion,"
Global Times says.

Beijing-based commentator Zhang Lifan tells
South China Morning Post that the new leaders are realising there is an "unprecedented political crisis" with the "young generation being the most powerful threat that could topple the communist regime".
Meanwhile, how do we know the "Tea Party" element, in its Luscious Glory of presumably defending ekonomesie vryheid, &c., as one with AmeriKKKan National Character and Identity, while seeking its outright destruction so that such can be recast in "new shapes of our own choosing," paraphrasing Orwell there, aren't really closet Fascists of the highest order (what with Fascism's articles of faith calling for State interference in the same brand of ekonomesie vryheid, &c., seen as Essential to AmeriKKKan National Character and Identity, as in Fascist Italy's 23 "companies in the national interest" controlling the economy to the extent of condoning waste and corruption)?



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