“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”—Mahatma Gandhi
The phrase “lie flat (in bed)” suddenly becomes one of the most searched words in Communist China. This is a form of civil disobedience by which some people stay at home, stop working, and say no to burdens like buying houses, buying cars, getting married, having babies, or expensive consumerism. They just maintain their lives at the minimum cost and avoid exploitation as much as possible. As a result, the phrase “lie-flat” is coined. Although this is denounced by the official and mainstream media, it is a recipe to take down the CCP and to be reborn.
“Lie flat (in bed)” is a silent struggle against society’s cruelty, just like civil disobedience against the government. If this model of non-violent protest is staged across the country, it will inevitably deal a heavy blow to the CCP’s economy. Since China’s exports shrink sharply during the virus pandemic, the domestic economy becomes the indispensable component. But if the exploited deplorable people “lie flat (in bed),” this is hitting the CCP at its most vulnerable point. Facing this civil disobedience, the CCP can no longer collect taxes or profit from the common people.
Besides, after “lying flat (in bed),” you have more time to mull over your life and society; you have more time to study, work out, and enrich your knowledge. Therefore, “lying flat” is no confusion or decadence, but forbearance and getting ready for rebirth. Just like Chinese comedian Feng Gong said in his talk show, “If life is unfair to you, don’t complain, don’t feel sad, don’t be dissatisfied, don’t whine, you just lie flat on the tree like a pupa. Sooner or later, you will metamorphose into a beautiful butterfly, flapping two big wings to fly in any fashion you like.”
Yes, the day of your rise and self-rebirth will definitely come. Therefore, there is no need for demonstrations on the street or violent resistance, we just “lie flat.” If the people of the whole country “lie flat,” the CCP will collapse as its economy crashes.
Author: Ermat [G-Translators/Authentic Writing Team]
Slaves want to go lying flat do nothing, it is their choice!
Covid19 attacked the global economy. Production and consumption are all chaos. The Chinese government planned for a double cycle would not be enough to help its economy. Soon will be another graduation, there will be 9,000,000 students finishing their school getting in the labor market. It will make the unemployment rate higher, Chinese Prime Minister Keqiang Li will have more headaches.
Keqiang Li called for street stall business to help last year’s same time, but Chairman Xi lost face because he did not like Li said that. Within ten days that idea disappeared. However, Xi called for young people to go to the countryside to help build the county as Mao did in the seventh. It was never achieved. Now Keqiang Li encourages you to start your own business in a national meeting. He said it was 0.2 billion people work flexible jobs. They would not be statistical as unemployed.
So-called flexible jobs, means those people work part-time here or there. They would not have a stable income. They may have food to eat today, they may have nothing to eat tomorrow. They never have anything for retirement when they get older. Where is the benefit of the socialists? Too bad our great chairman Xi did not come up with a better idea.
Fortunately in this awkward time, somehow there is lying flat do nothing activity. Simply calling the young people who born after ’90s or 2000s do nothing. Do not buy a house, do not buy a car, do not get married, do not give birth, do not consuming. There are six “do not”s. Maintaining lower survival standards. Refusing to be a slave of the system. Basically doing the opposite of what Jack Ma wants. Jack Ma wants people to work 9 am to 9 pm and six days a week (996).
Lying flat does nothing become a hot topic on the internet in China. Some people calculated in China that the basic bottom line to survive should be 810 yuan per month. If you live in the city, 800 for rent. 900 for food, transportation for 150, cell phone for 100, plus clothing and social, at least 3050 yuan a month. If you only want to work three months a year, the rest of the year, stay home, do nothing, can survive. This idea attracts 10.6 billion people who do not make more than 1000 yuan per month. Also, it is a protest against the gap between rich and poor. Showing the hopeless attitude of the young people.
After that, Chinese newspapers and the internet started attacking this idea. CCP’s propaganda is calling for people to continue to be slaves.
Writer comments: In fact, doing nothing could help to end the CCP. That need slaves to run the country, to raise the GDP. They never care about people’s hopes or the future.
All they care about their power can continue or not. They only think about today, not tomorrow. If most young people lying flat do nothing, CCP for sure will be scared. Not only about China’s economy, but also about maintaining the stabilization of the country.
Marinating CCP’s power is the only important thing for the Chinese government. I do not believe they care those young people will starve at home or not. This idea was said by Mr. Miles Guo a couple of days ago, which will have a lying flat coin. He said. Then right away Chinese propaganda said salves please keep working. Just in their language. How ironic is it? We can also see how fragile the socialist country is. Without slaves, they cannot run the country.
However, the CCP does not do anything to take care of the people’s future and the country’s future. I wish all the salves realize CCP’s ending soon, lying flat can definitely help.
Chinese media label lying-flat as “shameful”, do they really think working 996 is honorable?
How dare they say 996 is a blessing?
Blessing to whom?
Not for normal workers for sure. What?
It must be a blessing for your government’s capitalists, in order to put money into their own family pockets. It was. What when the working class is exploited? That’s all nonsense. What? The harder you exploit us, the more people will lay flat it was. Life is beautiful. However, we are independent and lively human beings with freedom of mind, why do we have to lie flat now?
Think about it is because we are exploited in every aspect, from real estate prices to cost of living, by our parents, and by our working supervisors, from marriage to having a family, from medical to social welfare, can you name one aspect where we are not exploited?
Happiness comes from our choice of lifestyle. It was. It’s not because we are leashed by the tightening crowns you put on our heads, you start to chant the tightening spells when we just start to be happy, so you are entertained while we suffer It was. Have you ever considered our feelings? I am a human being and I deserve to live as a human being. Where there is exploitation, there we shall lie flat down, we should understand the meaning of life thinking about what matters most in our lives. Doing what we were meant to do was. As a human being is not lying flat, that’s what I call standing erect and standing upright.
Lying flat class never regret because we choose to lie flat It was. If tomorrow the real estate price sky-rockets, I am dissatisfied, thus I lie flat. Even if working 996 shifts is my fate, I will excel in loafing on the job. You say lying flat and we will starve to death, I say we will have sudden death by overworking It was. Today we don’t lie flat fast enough, tomorrow we will be exploited by capitalists as long as we lie flat enough. We shall be lying triumphant till the end.
By HML Vancouver Sailing Farm : Abbs
Reference Link: https://news.creaders.net/china/2021/05/31/2359327.html
Why this generation Of young Chinese choose to lie flat?
A recent opinion piece by Ren Zeping, former chief economist at the real estate company and head of Evergrande Research Institute, who is now the Chief Economist at Soochow Securities Co., analyzed why this generation of young Chinese choose to lie flat.
One of the main reasons is high housing prices. Half of the ten cities with the highest housing prices in the world are in Communist China. Many people can’t afford to buy a house after working for their entire life.
Another reason is the growing income and wealth inequality. Some people are born with wealth and privileges, but others are stuck at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder. Intergeneration mobility among these low-income people is becoming increasingly difficult. They have little confidence they can improve their fate and climb up the ladder.
What most people pursue is not fairness in results but fairness in processes and procedures. Everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve their dreams and goals through efforts.
In the past few decades, macroeconomics has over-emphasized efficiency and growth while ignoring the issues of equity and distribution. The issue of income and wealth distribution is a very important issue that will receive unprecedented attention in the next decade or two.
By G Translators- Financial Team