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Post time 2008-3-31 21:02:13 |Display all floors
Hoki,

First, China is no adolescent. Second, no one accuses Britain of being an "adolescent" in the 19th century because it had been, through England, an integral country and an empire for nearly one thousand years prior. Third, the history of American conflicts with Native Americans is very complicated, with much of the warfare turning on inter-tribal bids for supremacy. Fourth, there is only one known case of smallpox blanket distribution and it was the unwitting doing of a merchant because it was not until a week after he left that his suppliers had a visible outbreak, meaning they had been passing the disease for a while. Fifth, the history of imperialism is likewise complicated and does not fit into the neat boxes academic Marxists and politically-minded people wish it to. Sixth, the World Wars are primarily European wars for supremacy in Europe (the war in the Pacific can actually be sectioned off as its own conflict), and therefore no different than China's various wars when it was disintegral.
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Post time 2008-4-1 09:37:26 |Display all floors
Strongly look down upon some Western Medias who don't tell truth, especically CNN.

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Post time 2008-4-1 12:06:39 |Display all floors
Originally posted by interesting at 2008-3-30 21:10
CD,

So... you lied to your child? CNN only chopped out some stone throwers, the others are still in the picture--that's what the two people in the foreground are doing.



are you a minor here?  Since minor is not allowed to post here. It seems that someone's brain has not been fully developed, isn't it?  Please take another 7 years to grow more cells in this minor's brain.  Eat more beefs !

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Post time 2008-4-1 12:09:58 |Display all floors
Originally posted by interesting at 2008-3-30 22:21
Sure, it has an intent: to make sure that people get the point that there are stone throwers and burning cars. At the size of the photo, the activity cropped from the right looks like people being  ...



did that minor just eat a full dish of beefs? It seems his brain is growing a bit.

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Post time 2008-4-1 12:52:18 |Display all floors
I'm really convinced that you're not actually literate.
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Post time 2008-4-1 13:32:46 |Display all floors

Stop the LIES

Stop the LIES, allow free access to independet media, what are you afraid for?

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Post time 2008-4-1 14:40:46 |Display all floors
Jose,

You must keep in mind that many Chinese are ultra-nationalists, fed a steady of diet of "patriotic education". These people do not want independent information because it will challenge their view of their home country, exposing it as having deep underlying problems and shattering the mirror the state media holds up to show the Chinese that "everything is fine". This is very common: few people want their views challenged because it means reforming their identities around new information and, the deeper the challenge, the more difficult this task and the more it feels like one has been living a lie. For example, as glasnost swept the Soviet Union, people broke down in tears because they were confronted with the realities of a system they had believed in their entire lives; dedicated officials, school teachers and others had to confront directly the rot of the system they had served diligently and, worse, extolled as without defect and superior.

The Chinese view hasn't really moved in 650 years; then as now, all problems are blamed on vaguely defined foreign elements. Be they foreign philosophies, foreign agents or "foreign influences", a tactic that often succeeds in diverting attention away from the domestic roots of the problem. Likewise, a normal demagogue will demand that some issue is really the result of an ethnic minority, a foreign power, the rich and powerful or even the downtrodden. The goal, as always, is to divert the audience's attention from internal problems. Even though some criticism of these forces is sometimes called for, all criticism is redirected instead--for example, capitalism was richly exploitative in the 19th century but it was also true that many countries were socially and technologically backwards and even in developed nations groups had not caught up with change.
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