The Chinese government has come out and tried the Karl Rove approach to a solution. Either take a weakness and make it a strength, or take a strength of an opponent and make it their weakness. So, China is trying to convince their citizens that their insufferable pollution problem which decreases life and quality of life is actually a plus.
Here are the benefits of smog:
- It unifies the Chinese people.
- It makes China more equal.
- It raises citizen awareness of the cost of China’s economic development.
- It makes people funnier.
- It makes people more knowledgeable (of thing like meteorology and haze).
What next, cigarette smoking toughens your lungs? The Chinese government has put their public’s health in danger for short term gains in manufacturing and money. So, naturally, the government is defensive about their horrendous pollution problem. Story from Yahoo on Dec. 10, 2013.