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Post time 2018-5-6 16:34:13 |Display all floors
It was Carl Marx who showed Chinese people a bright road(道)for the liberation and construction. Why does 道 mean ‘path, way, or road’ in Chinese?
自 is ‘self’ which looks like ‘head plus main part of the body’; 首 means ‘head’ which top part shapes like the horns of deer that is quite attractive in the zoo!-----------In China we often use 首 as ‘head’ or ‘leader with crown on the head’ .  The other part of 道 is the simple form of 走(walking)----------which has ‘+’ as ‘head’ and the middle horizon stroke as ‘shoulder’ and the bottom strokes symbol like your two legs and feet.   The first dot of 道 obviously looks like the head!

So 道(path)is stepped out by wise man!

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Post time 2018-5-6 16:56:44 |Display all floors
On a road or path you can walk in two directions. Maybe you think all people should blindly. and meekly follow the man with an antler mounted on his head... The wiser people check where the road leads to. Maybe going in the opposite direction is smart...

Finally, at some point there will be a bifurcation or intersection. Then the right decision can vary in up to four different ways and each may be as valid as any other...

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One foreign reporter wanted to fool our former Premier Mr. Zhou: "Road is built for human to walk on, why you Chinese call it ‘horse-path’(Ma-lu)?”

The clever leader thought for a while then offered the trouble-maker a humorous reply: "The road we have chosen is Marxist which surname should  is ‘Mar’, so we name it as ‘Ma-lu’!
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I don't think "Marx" is appropriately rendered as "ma" as in "malu". His name in no way hints at horses.

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Post time 2018-5-6 17:05:14 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2018-5-6 16:56
On a road or path you can walk in two directions. Maybe you think all people should blindly. and mee ...

Funny! Suppose that you are sailing in the ocean and you are really on the half way home, I wonder if you dare step on the ‘road’?

------- (This gesture shows that Searu is in a hurry to pull you of the deep water! )
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Post time 2018-5-6 17:14:22 |Display all floors
SEARU Post time: 2018-5-6 17:05
Funny! Suppose that you are sailing in the ocean and you are really on the half way home, I wonder ...

Since when do ships follow ROADS when cruising in an ocean?

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Post time 2018-5-6 17:16:24 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2018-5-6 17:01
I don't think "Marx" is appropriately rendered as "ma" as in "malu". His name in no way hints at hor ...

We usually call road as ‘马路(Ma-lu) " which means ‘horse-way’ if word to word although that is mainly for human.  ‘Marx’ sounds ‘Ma-k-s’ whose ‘surname’ is as same as that ‘马路'(road).

That evil reporter intended to lead our premier admit that Chinese are horses (beasts)!
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