WTF! Excuse me while I sit back and try (and fail) to digest this ludicruously transparent method of thought-control.
August 6, 2009
In yet another episode of how-this-world-is-fucked-up, China has decided to up its quota of state-sponsored stupidity by institutionalizing 'Internet-addiction' rehabilitation centers. A BBC news report that tells of how a boy was killed (accidentally I'm sure) while being beaten by his 'counselors'. The story also tells us that the Chinese government is 'increasingly taking action against what it sees as a pandemic of web addiction'. The government is worried, we hear, that as much as '10% of the country's 100 million teenage web users could be addicted'. In order to combat this clearly serious problem, they have institutionalized 'a growing number of rehabilitation services'.