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middleway Post time: 2015-11-23 16:04
Ok buddy, again im not arguing any of these poibts, I see you are passionate and very patriotic to ...
This is another by-product of years of Chinese history, bad treatment from the British, the Japs, the Russians...The Chinese past 150 years is filled with examples of China being humiliated. So now, with the rise of Chinese nationalism (And yes, for those reading it, it is propaganda, just like the western propaganda many are complaining about) many Chinese will take massive offence at anything you say that seems even a little negative, they will defend their country bitterly. You will be bombarded with facts etc...
Although your original post was merely pointing out that, you now feel you understand why people eat like they do here in China, because they nearly starved to death...This will sadly go on to include evrything about the chinese social, political and economic landscape as it's roots lay in a touchy subject, mainly whether mao ze dong was good for China or not. There is no point arguing here, some people think he is awesome, some people think he was a monster. The people who think he is a monster think the others are brainwashed. The people who think he is awesome think the same of the other side. Ultimately I think regarding this subject, everyone is brainwashed to some extent, from both China and the west. It's better to just not get into an argument about this, you will just waste your time and the thread will ultimately turn into a comparative study of China vs America/the west...basically.
So, yes I think your original comment was very astute, I had never thought about it this way. I thought they just liked food as hobbies for busy people are lacking and I suppose eating is as good a hobby as any, however I think you may be correct in thinking that they were influenced by the fear of starving to death.