by Robert Bridge
Strategic Culture Foundation
September 7, 2021

The U.S. elites may either do not sense a problem with the ongoing feminization of American boys, or they have no desire to see the United States succeed as a viable nation for long.

The Chinese Communist Party, sensing an ideological challenger no less daunting than a religious order, has drawn a line in the sand, ordering regulatory bodies to reign in the ‘chaos’ of celebrity culture, while finding ways to curtail the influence of ‘effeminate’ celebrities. Can the United States, which lacks such a unified decision-making apparatus, adjust its sails to meet the same challenge?

With the invasion of foreign cultural influences, not least of all from South Korea and its popular ‘K-pop’ boy bands, Beijing has practically declared a state of national emergency. Chinese President Xi Jinping, in the name of promoting a more moral and “healthier society,” has called for a program of “national rejuvenation” with an aim to controlling the “idol worship” of celebrities, not least of all those male stars who exhibit a feminine persona, AP reports.

The ruling, which wasn’t forced to pass through a tortuous game of partisan chutes and ladders as is always the case in the United States, has already sent a chill through China’s thriving entertainment industry.

The ban requires broadcasters to “put an end to sissy men and other abnormal esthetics,” according to the National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA), which employed a derogatory slang term for effeminate men — “niang pao,” which roughly translates into “girlie guns.”

The collective frenzy that has welcomed K-pop bands in China – groups like Exo, a South Korean-Chinese collaboration, which is ranked as one of the most influential boy bands in the world – is no longer a phenomenon that Beijing feels it can ignore. Impressionable adolescents, eager to emulate the style that seems so alluring to young female fans, has got the authorities worried that the “feminization” of young men will lead ancient Chinese civilization, if not to a radical change in its traditional makeup, then to the brink of national disaster.……

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