Sunday, March 15, 2020

"Learn from China Before It's Too Late" from Barrett Channel


Today’s short film is the sobering "Learn from China Before It’s Too Late".  The film’s tag is “Western v. Chinese Mindset”.


Ollie Barrett ("Oli") from the Barrett Channel (the father-son team) walks through Shanghai (where they flew, from Shenzhen recently, I thought they said) still with a black mask.  It’s hard to believe you need a mask outside but he makes a deal of it – to protect other people from “you” if you’re infected and healthy enough not to have symptoms.

He talks about the collective mindset that the Chinese have, since Maoism even as it then moved toward “The People’s Republic of Capitalism”).  This would never fly in the UK, where there is more of “everybody takes care of himself.”  Well, not quite.
  
He said Chinese pay for their health care – I thought under communism that was covered.  He compared it to the British NHS.

Picture: 
By 王沂峤 (Wsj8526) - self-made, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

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