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Originally posted by stracchino at 2007-4-28 04:23
But it's always sad to read things like these ones about most "despicable people".
If some Chinese here don't follow the rules I don't think they're despicable, I don't talk about the despicable Chinese tribe. I just think discussion and no-prejudices opinions is the best and desirable way to solve problems....
G'day & buon giorno stracchino.
You speak common sense here.
Decent civilised people like us know that the unruly behaviour of a few merchants in Milano, who do not obey parking restrictions, do not represent all people of the same ethnic background.
We also know that any alleged over-reaction by Italian law enforcement (if proved to be true) does not represent all the good people of bella Italia.
Unfortunately there are some racists and xenophobes here who positively need to portray a culture of victimhood. This means that they can explain away the failures of past authoritarian or inept domestic leadership by blaming any economic or intellectual shortcomings on the "gweilo" who allegedly look down upon or exploit their people. This is a deliberate tactic to make the foreigner, the laowei, the common adversary (be it economic, political or cultural) to encourage unity behind the leadership of an authoritarian regime which fears domestic dissent or opposition.
The self righteous squealing by a small group of noisy racists here, slandering the good people of Italy, is just their reaction to the realisation that elsewhere in the world, Chinese migrants are treated the same as everyone else and need to obey the laws and regulations of the country in which they have chosen to live.
It's the same here in Australia, and the overwhelming majority of our Chinese-Australian population are decent law abiding people. For the occasional few who break the law here, they are subject to the justice system like anyone else, and we do not hear the rest of our Chinese-Australian community complaining of racism, nor should we.
Don't worry about the noisy whingers who slander Italy in this forum, stracchino, they are just simpletons who have nothing better to do.