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Reply #36 robbiexie's post
I reckon China's government is somewhat aware of the contrast in cultures between the West and itself.|
Certainly the Chinese people are experiencing an influx of different cultural and social mores, that they have, in part, embraced and tried-on -- from the best to the worst.
The modern age that China has entered into is currently dominated by a rather mean and nasty mindset, I think. This comes directly from their religious convictions, I do reckon.
For Americans that especially includes a large percentage of the population that holds to an evangelistic notion of saving the world as they see it ought to be saved, for another portion of the population it is to 'do good works', which includes spreading their gospel to the rest of the world (this is more like tha major mindeset seen in Europe, I think). for another, much, much smaller, but probably most influential portion of the population it is to reign supreme over the world, with the use of American meanness to muster its troops of dumbed-down mercenaries, i surely do reckon!!!!
Of Vanity and Domination
Those folks who try on the vanity of the West, with their pompous ares of superiority to others, are but a small but significant portion of the Chinese population, I figure, and they will perhaps in time come to see the error of taking on any concept of domination.
Cosider this(caveat: The world can be a really mean damn place from time to time and from place to place, and the really mean people generally appear to dominate in their ability to survive in it!) -- that is, however, an appearance (the gentle and quiet survivors rarely get the attention of the nasty).
Yet the idea is not solely property of the West, it is also apparent in other cultures including China, but it is dressed quite differently. Changing clothes or picking a different set of clothes from the boutique of the vain is a rather natural practice for any such subset of any population, I do reckon. Perhaps what you may be sensing is an overabundance of such notions, the idea of the 'little Emperor' as the Chinese often call them.
But, I also think it just seems so, since these notions are newly explored and tried out on such a scale for the first time by that portion of the population. How the Chinese mindset will accommodate these folks is yet to be seen, but I also reckon that well thought-out rules and regulations, that are enforceable or even as certain policies are not so much mandated but encouraged and promoted to overcome these vexations to the rest of the population as a whole.
The Rule of Law can be used in some cases to reign in the more criminally minded vain-glorious who lose their balance and act accordingly out of harmony with the whole, or act in someway deleteriously and/or wastefully and carelessly of the people's trust. But also voluntary efforts at encouraging courtesy and respect for others can be popularized, if not by the use of the media then by the use of 'grass roots' volunteers who can teach and talk and guide. I see all of these in China being employed to reign in the more worrisome problems of that small portion of folks that act so inconsiderately and callously.
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