posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 01:09 AM
reply to post by Zaphod58
I'm not defending China they have their own set of issues that I truly dislike but they operate at a simplistic level that I tend to admire, that is
they are ideologically motivated. Even in their invasion of Tibet most of the actors truly believed that they would be improving the situation, if
something can be clearly defined as a greater evil that other motivation of the US is the greater evil the the international scheme of things.
The blame is not on the US citizen (just like it is not on the chinese one), but on a the ephemeral 1% that controls the states policies. China is
very old has made many mistakes but in the international scene they have a better report than any other major nation today (including the power block
The Anglo-American coalition had a chance to bring the world to a better place, one need only look on how the English Empire worked (and most of
other Colonial umpires, with the probable exception of Portugal, that never engaged actively in enforcing power and outright long term exploitation
like much of the others even trough its dictatorial rule, the conflicts it got involved were mostly supported by the cold war rational and context).
Much hope was placed on the US after the fight for independence and the believe that it would continue the process started in France to get the
despots of the peoples back, but it all crumbled, there were lots of missing opportunities to be a shining beacon but by the time WWI took place it
was already set and operating like the old boys on the table.
China has been truly materialized, exploited and abused and they do not forget it. I find it truly interesting how that hurt is most of the time
represented in their cultural productions, especially movies, how propaganda has exacerbated that national view of the outside.
The situation today is that we have a single super power acting in ways that are not only detrimental to the rest of the world in objective self
interest but today more than even evidently against its own population. There is no hope that this will change or be corrected, if we need a
counterbalancing force China seems to be the best bet, the claims they make, territorially wise are not much different than that of other nations at
most it is out of sync with the times but not unique. China has behaved even better than the Russians. Had China not been so heavily interfered it
would indeed be a completely different society, but look into that nation's history and you will quickly see who to blame on how things evolved...
May main fear from the rise of Asia is that human life has less value in general, this is an intrinsic cultural issue, but mostly general to the
region, there is almost no social regard for individualism. This type of thinking to me is what we should fear in the age ahead...