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Post time 2005-6-8 12:29:03 |Display all floors

Please note in the Bureacracy by Confucian Scholars...

..it includes certain rules

(1) Keeping Central government small but effective in dealing with external threats.
(2) Allowing continuous debate with Taoist Gentleman, advice from the Names, compassion from the Mohist and choices of the Buddhist.
(3) It include keeping provincial authorities, township leadership, village elders ie. in the hands of people that populates in. Chairman Mao, decentralized at rapid pace after the 1949 reunification of China....he knew in his heart what he must do...
(4) And a key point, frugal spending from the government so that taxes are small.
(5) and the key points copied by the English, trust in the Gods of Prosperity, Happiness and Longetivity.
(6) The chinese people are not "brain washed" like White boys. At least we do not have people "sheeping away with Mob theology".

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Post time 2005-6-8 14:29:09 |Display all floors

Confucianism and small government

You're quite right that Confucianism favours small government. It also favours low taxes, free trade and the division of labour. Mencius in particular wrote about these things over 2000 years before Adam Smith.

Confucianism also opposes racism.  Confucius wrote in the Datong:
   “When the great Tao prevailed, the world was common to all. People of talent and virtue were selected; mutual confidence was emphasised and brotherhood was cultivated. Therefore men did not regard as parents only their own parents, nor did they treat as children only their own children."

Mencius said that Confucian philosophy was for `all within the four seas`, in other words the whole world.

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Post time 2005-6-8 18:36:18 |Display all floors

To me ...

This sounds just like common sense. Most people are taught this way.
Practicing what you preach is the trick.

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Post time 2005-6-9 03:28:33 |Display all floors

Confucianism

Well, it seems confucianism hasnt passed the test of time.....but democracy, in many forms,seems to be still expanding.

Go to South Korea or Vietnam to see it remanants....oh, in Japan the Tokugawa shoguns used it durng their 300yr so-called peaceful reign...

What we find is hierarchical societies that subjugate people through strict social rules....defining or rather prescribing relationships and behaviour in detail...

Naa....I like the dynamism of democracy...it allows man to compete and provides opportunity for change...that process can be violent at times
and sometimes peaceful

You can keep your confucianism buddy!  I prefer a good protest and a good tear gassing any day

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Post time 2005-6-9 04:57:23 |Display all floors

Confucianism vs Democracy....

or Confucianism vs Chrisianity? It seems that a country can not be run on Confucianism alone.
Christainity and other religions are very important in the West but it has it's place. Democracy has it's place too.

"Confucian ethical teachings include the following values:

Li: includes ritual, propriety, etiquette, etc.
Hsiao: love within the family: love of parents for their children and of children for their parents
Yi: righteousness
Xin: honesty and trustworthiness
Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards others; the highest Confucian virtue
Chung: loyalty to the state, etc.



Practices:
Confucianism does not contain all of the elements of some other religions, like Christianity and Islam. It is primarily an ethical system to which rituals at important times during one's lifetime have been added. "

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Post time 2005-6-9 12:08:56 |Display all floors

Confucianism is only a philosophy of the bureacracy....

...the Middle Kingdom has many more philosophy and within the bureacracy, there are faction with different philosophy.

And haven't you heard, there are two governments in the society of the chinese. The two government prevents China from loosing its way. And yet, loose it way it does as with tyrants, nuts etc.....

and here we need cleaners. America now is corrupt! The few super rich is ruling America while the Middle class is mercilessly destroyed leaving only unthinking GOYIMS to be swayed by "avlov dog" methods.


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Post time 2005-6-10 09:14:44 |Display all floors

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