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蓝爸爸 (lán bà bà): blue father
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蓝爸爸 (Lán Bàba): Blue Daddy
  
Blue father refers to Father Smurf. Father Smurf is a symbol for communism generally and for Karl Marx specifically.
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This refers to the Blue Dam (蓝坝 Lánbà) filtering software, which in [http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2009/09/13/china-blue-dam-activated/ 2009 was installed by all Chinese Internet service providers at the order of the Beijing government].
  
Father Smurf has been linked to Karl Marx because of his distinctive white beard and for his role in saving the smurfs from Gargamel who is a symbol for capitalism (he wants to turn the smurfs into gold). His red hat and red trousers (Father Smurf is the only smurf to wear red) are also said to be symbols of communism (see [http://www.iamlost.com/features/smurfs/commies.shtml here [English]]), and [http://baike.baidu.com/view/1639900.htm here [Chinese]]).
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See also [[Green Daddy]].
  
[[File:blue father.jpg|246px|thumb|left|]] [[File:Communist smurf.jpg|200px|thumb|center|]] [[File:brainysmurf.jpg Trotsky.jpg|thumb|right|Brainy Smurf, the only smurf who seems discontent with the communitarian life of the smurfs (and the only smurf to wear glasses), is said to represent Trotsky who was exiled by Stalin for criticizing the Communist regime.]]
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Latest revision as of 22:13, 19 January 2021

蓝爸爸 (Lán Bàba): Blue Daddy

This refers to the Blue Dam (蓝坝 Lánbà) filtering software, which in 2009 was installed by all Chinese Internet service providers at the order of the Beijing government.

See also Green Daddy.