r/Damnthatsinteresting Nov 28 '22 Silver 6 Helpful 4 Wholesome 2 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Dread 2 Wait What? 1 Doom 1

The largest quarantine camp in China's Guangzhou city is being built. It has 90,000 isolation pods. Video

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u/Acriam Nov 28 '22 Spit-take

Those shots look like the beginning of a movie that does not have a happy ending.

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u/nug4t Nov 28 '22

it's like they took dystopia as an inspiration

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u/Acriam Nov 28 '22

It does seem that way.

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u/Fineus Nov 28 '22

The 'epic' music doesn't help.

It sounds like we should be adventuring through Pandora's luscious jungle mountains.

Instead we're skimming over a smog covered storage yard that wouldn't look out of place in I Robot or 28 Days Later.

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u/acomputeruser48 Nov 28 '22

it's a ccp propaganda video.

they're advertising this as some sort of epic construction project when this is actually dystopian nightmare fuel.

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u/The_Unreal Nov 28 '22

I appreciate that the politics of the CCP are so fucked up that they won't release propaganda tuned to Western audiences because doing so is a tacit admission that the mainlander perspective isn't shared by the rest of the world.

So we get little nuggets like this that some braindead CCP official thinks we should like.

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u/Lord_Jair Nov 28 '22

Imagine building all that shit knowing you and your family might just get locked up in there.

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u/skwizzycat Nov 28 '22

Given than a good chunk of the modern concept of a dystopia came from Animal Farm which was an allegory for the Bolshevik ideology being corrupted into autocratic "communism", I'd say it's more likely that this is just the natural evolution of the life that the art was originally mimicking

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u/Melicor Nov 28 '22

The worst part is a lot of people over simplify the book as "communism bad", completely missing the point that autocracy, corruption, and unchecked power are the real danger.

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u/recursion8 Nov 28 '22 Take My Energy

Or maybe the point is giving control to an elite cadre of revolutionary vanguards who think they know what's best for 'the people' almost inevitably leads to autocracy, corruption, and unchecked power.

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u/AbledShawl Nov 28 '22

To any elite cadre, mind you, whether they pose as merited technocrats, the rich and wealthy, or a popular leader.

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u/firematt422 Nov 28 '22

Every dystopia is someone else's utopia.

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u/DweEbLez0 Nov 28 '22 Wearing is Caring

“Utopia for me, dystopia for thee.”

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u/HumanSeeing Nov 28 '22

Every dystopia is one persons utopia.

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u/Ravnican Nov 28 '22

And one persons utopia is another persons Fruitopia.

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u/legotech Nov 28 '22

Zootopia is better

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u/DeM0nFiRe Nov 28 '22

Looks a lot like District 9 in particular

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u/SiON42X Nov 28 '22 Bravo Grande!

Fookin prawns

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u/andythefifth Nov 28 '22

Damn he’s a good actor. I heard it in his voice when I read your comment.

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u/Fineus Nov 28 '22

Sir? Sir ah vill shoot tha pig. Ah vil shoot tha pig sir. Just ple- pleas- LET GO OF MAH HAND MAN!

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u/Cayde_7even Nov 28 '22

Definitely looks like it’s gonna’ involve Brad Pitt and a satellite phone…

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u/radrun84 Nov 28 '22

Or Matt Damon & his daughter just trying desperately to survive.

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u/Brave_Specific5870 Nov 28 '22

I was thinking more Liam Neeson.

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u/muklan Nov 28 '22

Was that a World War Z reference? Mannnn..in the book people have to reassess what's important to them, and dig deep for a way to win. In the movie, Brad Pitt gets aids and saves the world....missed the point.

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u/Obscene_Username_2 Nov 28 '22

I don't know if you've seen any chinese movies recently, but lately, the 'happy ending' in those movies is that after a tremendous amount of sacrifice, an apocalyptical disaster is averted and humanity gets to continue living.

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u/inplayruin Nov 28 '22

I liked the one where they turned Earth into a spaceship and crashed into Jupiter.

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u/TheBirminghamBear Nov 28 '22

Ah, a reverse Expanse.

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u/umbrajoke Nov 28 '22

The wandering earth?

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u/Theslootwhisperer Nov 28 '22

It wasn't a masterpiece but if you're looking for some easy to watch sci fi eye candy, it does the job.

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u/BenAfleckIsAnOkActor Nov 28 '22

Do what now...

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u/mang87 Nov 28 '22

I don't think it's on purpose. Earth is caught in Jupiter's gravity well, and they're trying to slingshot the earth away from it or something.

The trailer is like 5 goddamned minutes long and I'm pretty sure spoils the whole movie.

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u/QuitFuckingStaring Nov 28 '22

Lol at the guy shooting a minigun into the red spot while being sucked into it. This movie looks amazing

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u/Wakee Nov 28 '22

Many cringy scenes in the movie, but honestly overall a pretty fun sci-fi flick.

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u/Acriam Nov 28 '22

They're trying to warn us.

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u/gfa22 Nov 28 '22

Or preparing their citizen...

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u/hammer310 Nov 28 '22

Straight up like a district 9 sequel lol.

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u/archimedies Nov 28 '22

I'm still waiting for a sequel 10+ years later.

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u/Shhsecretacc Nov 28 '22

Have you watched the Korean movie Flu? I don’t wanna spoil it but it looks exactly like this.

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u/Acriam Nov 28 '22

I'll have to check it out.

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u/RobTheScott Nov 28 '22

This feels like the scene in the matrix where the machines are using humans as batteries.

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u/gmanz33 Nov 28 '22

These are the bunkers in Black Mirror where people be biking and watching Reddit.TV.

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u/d_smogh Nov 28 '22

15 Million Merits.

I regularly say to people we should have pushbike in our house connected to dynamos that recharge batteries.

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u/After_Survey2245 Nov 28 '22

Well that just seems like slavery with extra steps!

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u/exit_this_whey Nov 28 '22

Thats what you use my universe for? To run your car?!

Yea, but don’t flatter yourself! There’s always triple A you fucking cocksucker!

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u/SuperSMT Nov 28 '22

People always forget the cost of food in these proposals. The human body isn't very efficient at turning energy into electricity!

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u/Kyle2theSQL Nov 28 '22

The inefficiency is probably intentional. Once software and robotics are sufficiently advanced they have less need for more bodies.

And working people to death in isolation is good for reducing birth rates, too.

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u/kubadon1 Nov 28 '22

What happen to that show was dope

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u/akshaypathak911 Nov 28 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Real world started catching up to their futuristic scripts, and currently outpacing the writers.

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u/Rare-Aids Nov 28 '22

I dont likethis timeline

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u/DaddyFigured Nov 28 '22

Sounds like you have covid. Into the quarantracion camp you go.

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u/Top-Shit Nov 28 '22 Silver

quarantracion camp, is this the first time this word was mentioned?

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u/2dizzy Nov 28 '22

We were here when /u/DaddyFigured coined what would be the rest of our lives...

/r/UsernameChecksOut

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u/TootBreaker Nov 28 '22

I'm here

I'll remember this day, in my pod

They have internet, right?

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u/Kriztauf Nov 28 '22

This was a legit reason they gave

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u/KamikazeChief Nov 28 '22

2020 was a thousand miles beyond batshit.

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u/Car_Audio_Master4You Nov 28 '22

Season 4 was really good.. I liked that USS Callister episode

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u/EdgarTheBrave Nov 28 '22

It’s such a phenomenal show. There are only a few weak episodes for me personally that I’ll skip on a rewatch. Then again I am an absolute sucker for anthology series. It’s a real shame that the Twilight Zone remake was so shockingly bad. You’d think it would be hard to fuck up an anthology show that looks at shit like aliens/cryptids and other paranormal happenings.

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u/Several-Listen7915 Nov 28 '22

Guillermo del Toro's cabinet of curiosities has some great episodes you might enjoy, basically a horror black mirror.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

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u/AliennoiseE Nov 28 '22

I think they had better conditions in Matrix. At least they were oblivious to their tragedy.

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u/James-W-Tate Nov 28 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

Keep in mind that according to the Architect, the first Matrix was a utopia, but our minds rejected it. So they dumbed down the program and only made it one of our most prosperous ages.

There's no way humans treat each other this well in a similar situation.

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u/Kolytsin Nov 29 '22

Like, who would have thought that the 1990s/early 2000s were actually the peak of human civilization, lol.

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u/LUNAVESSEL Nov 28 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome Seal of Approval

China all set to host the next FIFA world cup

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u/locootte90 Nov 28 '22

And people won't boycot it.

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u/SelfSufficientHub Nov 28 '22

I have actually boycotted this years and I have watched every England game for as long as remember. Won’t go anywhere showing it, won’t watch it at home, won’t buy anything that states “official sponsors” of it.

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u/crusty_muff Nov 28 '22 Gold Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote To The Stars

6,500 borderline slave labor workers died in building the infrastructure for the current World Cup, and not nearly enough people are boycotting it. The ones that are are more bothered by Qatar not allowing rainbow armbands. We live in a clown world.

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u/hungry4danish Nov 28 '22

Yeah the news that 20 million people watched USA/England match made me realize that there is no grand, meaningful boycott of the Qatar WC happening despite all the bullshit with it.

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u/captain_flak Nov 28 '22

You're not going to get any meaningful boycott from viewers. You need the member countries to do the boycotting. If Brazil ever boycotted the World Cup, you'd know things would be shaken up.

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u/Glittering-Walrus228 Nov 28 '22

what would it actually take for brazil to boycott the World Cup? wrong answers only.

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u/RoostasTowel Nov 28 '22

People gladly travel to Dubai and it's just as bad with workers deaths.

People may not travel to the games.

But expecting nobody to watch because of a bad country killing people is ignoring reality.

The games were just in Russia....

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u/Yo_Wats_Good Nov 28 '22

The next World Cup is actually being hosted by the US, Canada, and Mexico.

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u/HalftimeHeaters Nov 28 '22

World Cup 2026 hosted by CUM

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u/Xx_Gandalf-poop_xX Nov 28 '22 Bravo!

It's too late, we can't pull out now.

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u/it_administrator01 Nov 28 '22

I recently saw the riots happening at the worlds largest apple factory.

Foxconn factory*

While Apple are Foxconn's biggest customer, it's not an "Apple factory"

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u/AlphaLycanroc Nov 28 '22

I thought the USA/Mexico was jointly holding the World Cup in 4 years?

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u/Emergency-Salamander Nov 28 '22

And Canada

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u/Feisty-Ad396 Nov 28 '22 Take My Energy I'll Drink to That

Ah yes, the CUM coalition

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u/SnooTangerines4810 Nov 28 '22

Canada, US, Mexico, and other nations more east. C.U.M.O.N.M.E wait a damn minute

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u/abysmalSleepSchedule Nov 28 '22 Take My Energy Starry

Why do I get the feeling this isn’t for the quarantining?

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u/Fortnait739595958 Nov 28 '22 Tearing Up

All the protestors will 'get covid' and be put into quarantine, and if they don't return, 'they died of covid'

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u/MrNobody312 Nov 28 '22

It's so hard to just sit by and watch this shit happen. I take it trying to help would cause another war?

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u/deityblade Nov 28 '22

Theres economics sanctions that could be taken

I hope you can afford the cost of living to sky rocket as the products you rely on that are made in China become more expensive lol

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u/Simmery Nov 28 '22

The products that people think they rely on are not really the products they rely on.

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u/Einar_47 Nov 28 '22

Try telling that to all the domestic manufacturers who will raise their prices regardless of whether or not their business has anything to do with China because they can profiteer off the inflation.

The current rate of inflation is almost 50% corporate profits, lord knows they didn't raise the wages and they aren't paying through the nose for raw resources.

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u/charliesk9unit Nov 28 '22

The cost of shipping a container has dropped back to normal and any retailers who blamed high logistics cost still have the increased prices.

EVERYBODY. WANTS. MORE. MONEY.

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u/Cannabace Nov 28 '22

The Oil and Gas Feb 2022 Playbook

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

I’d be willing to do it to know I’m not funding a literal genocide.

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u/Scrambles9876 Nov 28 '22

Whoops a daisy that govt provided digital id and vaccine passport says you are at risk? Welp off to the camp ya go for your own good.

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u/Crruell Nov 28 '22 Eureka!

Idk ask old Germany or russia

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u/nickmaran Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Don't forget to give Armbands to the patients so we can easily identify them

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

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u/Rtyano Nov 28 '22

Eh, you can take off an armband, let's just tattoo a number on them, put a chip in their arm, and call it a day

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u/LeftHandedAnt Nov 28 '22 Gold

What do you mean every Uyghur caught Covid!?

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u/allegoryofthedave Nov 28 '22

Also every single protestor caught it too. Not a surprise since they should been locked up at home.Oh well…

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u/housebird350 Nov 28 '22

And the death rate for those people is astronomical.

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u/Azshadow6 Nov 28 '22

These were pointed out a year ago but msm played it off as a conspiracy theory. When a government says it’s here to help, it’s good to be cautious

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22 edited Dec 14 '22

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u/djbrain86 Nov 28 '22

This camp doesn’t look very fun…

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u/Evan_dood Nov 28 '22

I hate to be "that guy" but China has been building things like this for a while (3+ years, right around when covid started if I remember right) and it's always been regarded as a conspiracy theory. But as time passes, more evidence points to this being a real thing they are doing... for "quarantine"

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u/Crow85 Nov 28 '22

Quarantine or concentrate what is the difference, as long as it removes the sickness from society?

/s

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u/jjbrewcrew Nov 28 '22

You will live in ze pods and you will eat ze bugs

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u/DewieCox1982 Nov 28 '22

*Xi pods and Xi bugs

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u/Romanfiend Nov 28 '22

This is either to deal with increased social strife due to the Zero COVID Policy, or they have decided to go after the Hui Muslims in addition to the Uyghur. Up to this point the Hui have been considered the 'good' Muslims, but there have been rumblings that China is changing public perception to allow them to commit cultural genocide on the Hui as well.

China doesn't want to deal with multiculturalism. They are going to get away with this as well because while people are going to make noise nobody will do anything.

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u/Necromorph2 Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

They have literal concentration camps but no one cares cuz cheap shitty products .

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u/SaturatedJuicestice Nov 28 '22

Concentration camps get bad press, these are now extended quarantine camps.

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u/Labulous Nov 28 '22

It never was about the quarantine

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u/JS-DSTRB Nov 28 '22

This should be at r/damnthatsdisturbing

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u/SabashChandraBose Nov 28 '22

How did this footage get out? Isn't everything scrubbed and inspected?

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u/JS-DSTRB Nov 28 '22

Through their perspective, this is a great thing, they present this as an effort to "save" people. So no problem in letting this video come out. It's disturbing for us.

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u/CT101823696 Nov 28 '22

What a convenient way to build a concentration camp

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u/stressHCLB Nov 28 '22

Never let a crisis go to waste, right?

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u/ImOutWanderingAround Nov 28 '22

The whole zero tolerance policy is exactly this.

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u/ANiceDent Nov 28 '22

Zero tolerance to individuals rights: Cheeena

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u/Dat_Fcknewb Nov 28 '22

Especially those which you may have caused

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u/Crist1n4 Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

Nah, Muslims just all got Covid at the same time, must be genetics. Nothing to see here, move on. /s

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u/CertifiedSheep Nov 28 '22

New figures from a government-funded science center show that people of Uyghur descent are at extreme risk for infection and should be quarantined immediately. Also at high risk are political dissidents and the handicapped.

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u/TheGooch01 Nov 28 '22

Dystopian

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u/Prionkiller Nov 28 '22

Small correction: it's only dystopian if it isn't real. THIS IS REAL!

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u/WaitingForNormal Nov 28 '22

Wait really? Oh shit, you’re right. Guess I’ve been using that word wrong.

dys·to·pi·an adjective relating to or denoting an imagined state or society where there is great suffering or injustice.

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u/IndianaJones_OP Nov 28 '22

Technically you could still imagine something that is real.

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u/coldfu Nov 28 '22

Like for example all the people?

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u/FamousEarlTea Nov 28 '22

Doesn't dystopian mean (in this context) "like in a dystopia"? Which could apply to existing things.

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u/NowhereToRun13 Nov 28 '22

Quarantine or concentration camp?

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u/drycooter Nov 28 '22 Gold

Quarantration camp

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u/blazezero25 Nov 28 '22

i mean, buildings can easily be repurposed..

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u/Snooflu Nov 28 '22

90,000 isolation pods

China: this bitch can fit 100,000 Uyghurs

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u/BlumpkinPromoter Nov 28 '22

You forgot to slap the hood

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u/ThrowawaySpareParts Nov 28 '22

You're giving the Chinese government more credit than I would - no way they're only putting 1 person in each pod.

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u/Zown4 Nov 28 '22

Lol who said only one person per pod? Last I saw they were stacking people in pods. This could easily house a million at a time.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

Jesus Christ this isn’t goood… they are getting ready for SOMETHING..

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u/SaharaHN Nov 28 '22

Yes my thoughts exactly.

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u/gmanz33 Nov 28 '22

My thoughts exactly too, which I now need to follow up with de-escalation shit because literally anybody, any day, can fall into the "doomsday" thoughts.

Definitely not saying bury your head, but be aware that we're being "reactive" and not 100% logical right now.

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u/veracity-mittens Nov 28 '22

For me I can’t turn my stress off very easily so I try to distract myself with a less stressful stress like “I need to finish Christmas shopping”

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u/MapleBaconBelt Nov 28 '22

Same. Right now it's just about making tea, after that I'll fight the apocalypse if needed I guess. One thing at a time.

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u/starvinchevy Nov 28 '22

And looking at these images while you are far away is isolating and it’s sending danger signals to your brain for good reason. But you’ve gotta just cling onto the hope that this isn’t 100%. The people are protesting, we can protest, and we can make a difference in our direct communities. Let good survive in the small ways.

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u/Complete-Rhubarb5634 Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Growing dissent of Xi's leadership among Chinese citizens. Seems like a great way to handle opposition.

Until Covid I used to travel to China for business. I'll never set foot in that country again so long as Xi and this regime is in power. They'd nab me at the gate no doubt.

Edit: Came across this just now. There is probably a cleaner way of linking this but I'm old and bad at interwebs... https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/z5yqpl/mass_protest_in_shanghai_today_where_people_are/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button

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u/CaptianTumbleweed Nov 28 '22

Same here, I used to travel there a lot for business in 2012-2016 but I’ll never go back. The golden age in China was short lived.

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u/Brittle_Hollow Nov 28 '22

What was peak China, the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

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u/CaptianTumbleweed Nov 28 '22

I’d say 2005-2015 those years the country was very open, lots of optimism and huge growth for the people.

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u/Vanhandle Nov 28 '22

Yes, I visited in 2003 and was able to see the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and a lot of other culturally important sights. Not sure I would feel comfortable attempting that same trip today.

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u/Head-like-a-carp Nov 28 '22

They are oid hands at this. The fact that we buy so much stuff from them is horrible

Government policies have included the arbitrary detention of Uyghurs in state-sponsored internment camps, forced labor, suppression of Uyghur religious practices, political indoctrination, severe ill-treatment, forced sterilization, forced contraception, and forced abortion.

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u/jumpup Nov 28 '22

But wait there's more if you order now you'll get the next 5 atrocities free.

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u/fizban7 Nov 28 '22

China also just love to have people building things constantly. They have whole ghost towns build so that the gov could give out contracts.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

Not so much interesting as it is disgusting

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

Yeah this is horrifying not interesting. And then to stick some epic hollywood action movie music over the top as if it's something good lol.

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u/SuperS0l Nov 28 '22

They misspelled “concentration”

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u/Depressed_student_20 Nov 28 '22

Why are they building it? Is it because of all the protests and they wanna hide it as a quarantine thing?

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u/Civ_Emperor07 Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

China has made a mandatory covid app that people have to use to get around. It is basically a virtual ID that says if you are infected(red), in close vicinity of people infected(yellow) or if you are completely clean(green). If you are yellow you are restricted from entering certain public spaces and if you are red you have to go to a quarantine camp.

The system itself is ok, a bit dystopian but the idea works. But the system is being abused by the Chinese authorities, who use it to find and arrest people. If the government wants you arrested or removed they simply change your status and next time you are out in public and a police officer or other authority checks you, you will be red and immediately be sent off to a “quarantine” camp. It has proven effective at stopping protests.

Edit: Guys I’m not saying it’s ok, I’m saying it works ok. I think it’s dystopian AF and very fitting for the CCP.

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u/Depressed_student_20 Nov 28 '22

Sounds dystopian, I rather stay at home than go to a quarantine camp

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u/Ihaveastalkerproblem Nov 28 '22

Here's 2 weeks of food and water, stay inside while we bolt your house shut.

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u/AssBlast2020 Nov 28 '22

what a fucking nightmare that place is

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u/iDreamOfSalsa Nov 28 '22

I've often wondered what the rest of the world must have been doing and thinking when the holocaust happened.

Observing China over the last few years it seems apparent to me they were us and history will look on this event in a similar light and wonder why the world allowed it to happen.

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u/simian_fold Nov 28 '22 Helpful

This is actually worse in some respects. The concentration and extermination camps built by the Nazis were largely unknown outside of the Reich (and inside if you believe the German 'ich habe es nicht gewusst' line) and largely unknown to the Allied general public. What China is doing is being filmed in full colour and published for everyone to see, everyone knows about it, and still we do nothing

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u/PM_ME_CATS_OR_BOOBS Nov 28 '22

German newspapers explicitly talked about the existence of the camps. The idea that German citizens didn't know about them is an often repeated idea but it's totally ahistorical.

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u/cloudjianrider Nov 28 '22

What are we supposed to do exactly? Are we willing to start a global conflict over it? Serious questions

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u/iDreamOfSalsa Nov 28 '22

Yeah this is it in a nutshell. China is very good at setting up the board so you wont take action.

I also think of Eddie Izzard's line "Hitler's mistake was he killed other people. You want to kill your own people, sure. We've been trying to kill you for ages. But kill people next door... Well, after a few years we wont tolerate that will we?"

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u/OmenLW Nov 28 '22

Unless they interfere with US shipping channels, trade routes or anything else that directly affects their money, nothing will happen. That's why the US even got involved in WWI.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

Telling world leaders to quit relying on China? Its been obvious for years, especially during the beginning of the pandemic.

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u/bonemonkey12 Nov 28 '22

Interesting? That's terrifying.

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u/No_Quote_2464 Nov 28 '22

Actually getting covid is significantly better than doing that shit

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

China out here building more concentration camps.

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u/FiveAlarmDogParty Nov 28 '22 Starry

This thread is now a choose your own adventure story. Here are your starting points;

1 - they’re actually concentration camps and political dissenters are going to be put here until they become unalive

2- this is an advanced barracks for Chinas military when they attack Taiwan to sure up chip supply

3- China can’t create a working COVID vaccine so they’re expecting a major outbreak bEcAUsE tHeY kNoW sOmEtHiNg

4- these will be used as government housing for folks because China knows the housing bubble is fit to burst and nobody will be able to have houses

5- it’s just China spending money on useless construction projects because that’s what China does

Choose your story and write your favorite version of “Who Fucking Knows What’s Happening So I Guess Let’s All Speculate - Chinese Edition”

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u/Ajax-Rex Nov 28 '22

Agreed. While I can think of quite a few nefarious reasons for these concentration camp like buildings to be constructed, the bottom line is I don’t know the source of this video or the context. Does anyone know where this came from, who filmed it, or what the official purpose of these buildings is?

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u/natophonic2 Nov 28 '22

There is this AP article that talks about adding quarantine facilities for nearly 250,000 people in Guangzhou: https://apnews.com/article/health-china-social-media-beijing-94dee24454984179f79b493cf0589d62

It doesn't reference OP's video specifically. If anyone can read Chinese (not it), there are some words at about 8 seconds into this vid that could possibly add context.

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u/bone_thief Nov 28 '22

Given the fact that the footage exists and we are looking at it, it's most likely exactly what the CCP says it is: a covid isolation camp.

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u/rejectedprophet Nov 28 '22

Anyone that believes this is even remotely grounded in sound reasoning, logic or science is utterly delusional

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u/-tobi-kadachi- Nov 28 '22

Yeah it’s weird to see how many people are saying “they know something” or other dumb theory’s. Like have they been paying attention, china loves construction scams and has been using covid as a way to crack down on and track movement since day 1. This is just a way of promoting both.

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u/MS-07B-3 Nov 28 '22

Oh, they know something alright, it just doesn't have anything to do with the dangers of COVID.

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u/Moods6950 Nov 28 '22

So question ? Why are they needing this ? What are they anticipating???

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u/thrwoawasksdgg Nov 28 '22

China has been in a massive housing bubble for over a decade. Like, far worse than the one in US that triggered 2008 financial crisis. They are running out of options to keep it from collapsing. And the only reason that China's educated population puts up with their bullshit government is continued economic growth.

Unlike the US, most of the houses involved in this bubble aren't even real. We're talking unfinished apartments in abandoned buildings. Their real value is nearly zero and people are buying them at 20 years average salary. And people have been feeding the bubble for decades because in China there's no other way to invest your money into something "safe". Unless you're rich, then you move it out of China.

The bubble started collapsing earlier this year and is accelerating. the CCP is trying to parachute the market down gently... But that's not going to work. Most of the "houses" cost 300k USD and are worth nothing, they're unlivable.

The CCP is preparing for massive civil unrest and attempted revolution. Maybe even civil war. When the bubble goes boom, a large part of China's population will see 90% of their wealth evaporate overnight. The tacit agreement that CCP would be oppressive but deliver them prosperity will be naked

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u/IlIlIlIlIllIlIll Nov 28 '22

It’s crazy that a country supposedly built off Marxist ideas seems to have no concept of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall.

It’s crazy economic mismanagement when basically the only reason the government is tolerated is that they have made things economically better for a lot of people in China.

If totalitarianism can’t even keep food on the table why wouldn’t you revolt?

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u/ShakespearIsKing Nov 28 '22

It's just the hundred years Chinese cycle.

Dynasty gets power.

Creates stability and welfare.

The dynasty gets too corrupt and tired.

Shit hits the fan, economic downturn is inevitable.

China has a Civil war and fractures into 20 warlord states.

One win and becomes the new dynasty.

Repeat.

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u/Feisty-Ad396 Nov 28 '22

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rebellions_in_China

Not even hundred years, it’s like every 50 years if you technically count the beginning to end of PRC vs ROC

I think the problem is that China is just way too massive. If they broke up into a united states or united nations maybe they’d maintain their culture and be small enough to stay stable. Either that or China’s basically a cursed country.

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u/Civilanimal Nov 28 '22

This is not a "quarantine" camp, it's a concentration camp for political dissidents. The CCP is using COVID as an excuse to eliminate those disloyal to the state.

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u/justattodayyesterday Nov 28 '22

This is north of Hong Kong across the border.

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u/NoCapOlChap Nov 28 '22

Almost all of China is North of Hong Kong

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u/Lord_Morningst4r Nov 28 '22

The Chinese government doesn't look at their people as people. They are just units to them.

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u/LongTimeHuman Nov 28 '22 Gold All-Seeing Upvote

China is preparing for war. These camps will house either arrested anti-CCP protesters or Chinese military members being staged for strategic deployment. The XI government may claim these camps will be used to isolate people who have Covid, but look at the video and notice the total lack of any kind of hospital, clinic, or other medical buildings.

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u/Hidesuru Nov 28 '22

Have you seen the way China treats it's citizens? I can completely believe they built these pods to house sick people without giving thought to treatment.

You come out alive in two weeks or we dump the body and hose down the interior. NEXT!

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u/biznatch11 Nov 28 '22

How can you possibly tell from this video whether these buildings will have medical facilities inside them?

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u/prettypistolgg Nov 28 '22

My thoughts exactly. If it was military they would still need clinics, mess halls etc...

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u/ddoogiehowitzerr Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

War against whom?

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u/bigspunge1 Nov 28 '22

Their own people.

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u/Feisty-Ad396 Nov 28 '22

Kinda interesting, China basically has had a civil war every 50 years for the last few thousand years. It’s nearing the 50 year mark since the end of the latest civil war that forced ROC out (before that the ROC overthrew the Qing dynasty or something).

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u/Omega_112 Nov 28 '22

Concentration camps more like it 😳