reply to post by CrimsonKapital
Okay I was thinking in the future not in the past. As you mentioned the empire I am a part of by birth and not choice is on the way out. What comes
from the remains will either be freer and more open or crueler and more repressive than the current regime. You seem to want to perpetuate this
fraudulent nation-state game with your team on top, so does that really make you personally more enlightened and powerful than us "deluded (though we
are) westerners"? If your team takes the lead then there will be just as much oppression and injustice in the world and you are implicitly fine with
that, as long as it is coming from a different geopolitical angle that supports your preconceptions.
With that kind of thinking you are just empowering a different clique of oligarchs
And going by the logic that I and my fellow citizens are personally responsible for all the wrongs this country has done then I guess it is the
exploited Chinese worker's fault that the Chinese worker is exploited, and it is his fault that they are polluting their land to an historic degree.
It is the Chinese citizen's fault for Mao's Long March, for his Great Leap Forward which resulted in enormous famine. It is also the Chinese citizen's
fault for the cultural revolution, Tienanmen square, the war with the Russians, the Korean War, the mass censorship of the internet, and many many
more things. So yeah. Those are all your bad I guess.
edit on 7-5-2012 by Mkoll because: (no reason given)