reply to post by Asktheanimals
You pose some interesting questions for which I have, hopefully, interesting insights to further your thoughts.
China is not a mystery to me. Training in Kung Fu, not just the kicks and blocks, but the underlying teachings of right and wrong that so many
martial artists just can't see. I trained in some elements of Chinese healing and once again learnt the underlying cultural norms.
It is a lot like the differences between the US and Japan circa WW2. Neither side understood the other. They may as well have been Alien races, so
apart in basic ethics as they were. Yet within the confines of their own paradigms they were both quite noble with upstanding ethics. Neither side
could see it, unfortunately.
China is acting to preserve thousands of years of existence. She has a rich and recorded history almost from the first written words. China thinks
of Her people in the collective rather than at the level of the individual. Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your
country. (Yes, naughty me, I stole that from JFK, but it is so damn accurate.) The big point here is that the Chinese people as a collective believe
this too. It is core to their collective paradigm.
China will ensure that China continues, wherever that happens to be. Chinese as individuals have the same zest for life, the same capacity to love
and to hate as we do but her people generally believe in the nation as a living entity. It is the people that make china, not the land mass they live
on. They do not care where their people prosper as long as they prosper. Consider the huge number of Chinatowns across the globe. They all maintain
their central paradigm in spite of continued pressure from without.
The one central core of the Russians is summed up in two words. MOTHER RUSSIA. Yes, it needs to be capitalized. It is a place and a place for it's
people. It's people will defend the land with all their considerable might as Hitler found out as did the little French Guy before him. Russia will
take the best of the best into shelters and when they emerge they will work tirelessly to rebuild their Mother.
Then there is the US. Well, I think we all know that one. They have changed and it is an unfortunate change. Of course, not all have changed for
the worst. There are and always will be beautiful families in the US but the culture is suffering. I think the primary cause is summed up with the
phrase Rights without Responsibilities.
It is obvious to me that quite some time ago these three (Primarily) met and struck some hard, even brutal agreements. China got South Africa,
probably because the others, at the time, didn't want the vast problems. The other two are concerned for their world image, China could not care
less. If She needs to be brutal to survive, then brutal it will be.
I cannot see one single group running the whole show. The West is controlled by one group, Russia by another and China seeks her own council. That
they meet and discuss is obvious. That they may still go to all out war is quite possible although I assure you, none will use wholesale Nuclear
exchanges. That is a three way suicide!
Bio weapons are always a possible threat and yet, I don't think so. In the past this was considered and tried. Aids IMHO was a released weapon that
failed to deliver. It was aimed squarely at Africa in an attempt to control spiraling population growth. I think that what they have learned is that
bio weapons are hazardous to the party that released them. They can and do alter their own structure and they live on way past their designed use by
dates. They are also never as useful as they are designed to be. I think Mother Nature sees to that.
WW3 will not be endless. The three powers may just collide as time runs out and quite frankly from their own individual positions, who really cares!
The people are going to die anyway. From the position as the collective, does it matter if it is now or later. Does it matter if a few million die
on the battle field if several dangerous players that won't play ball are eliminated.
Look at a world map. The countries likely to survive the event that I am proposing will be those in the Southern Hemisphere AND those relatively
close to the equator.
Some research for everyone, how far down did the last ice age cover the land. Remember that Mountains can and will make a difference close to the
For those that don't know, excuse errors, my eye sight is not good!
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