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The objective facts are there. China has a must faster growth rate and China gets real things done in must shorter times - the biggest airport in the world, tens of thousands of miles of rails, ports, thousands of high rises, etc. India does not. |
Both countries have dissent. China chose not to allow dissent to slow the nation down, by enforcing harmony and one voice. India claims to tolerate dissent, and as a result the dissent becomes worse over the years. Some would claim that India's way is "better." But I still have yet to see an objective manifestation of what that "better" is. India's press is supposedly "free." So it is used by all manner of 牛鬼蛇神 bulls demons snakes and (fake) gods to air their agiprop. Does India have less protest and more security? I am not seeing it. Just Gujarat alone sees monthly unrests that just won't go away. Yet there is talk of developing that city (of slums) into a high tech center. I say good luck.
Democracy is not a good in itself or a goal in itself. It is just a tool, a method of government, and certainly NOT a very efficacious one at that. You just look at Iraq - the Yanks claim that they are going to bring in democracy, but what do they have to do to enforce that democracy? They have to send in hundreds of thousands of highly trained killing machinese (soldiers), and from the 4 star generals on down (Casey was one of the named ones) to PFC, were trained to dehumanize the locals and actually anybody non-American or non-European as "Hajis" - mind you, not a name, not a person, but a "Haji." That is even worse then the Nazi's concentration camps, where every Jew has a number. In Iraq those imprisoned in their own country do not even warrant a separate number - just the faceless inhuman identifier "Haji." Since Hajis are not human, according to the democratic American teachings, they can be dealt with anyway the soldiers please. So you see rules of engagement like "You are allowed to eliminate anything with hostile intent. Use your own judgment." "Shoot all taxis because the terrorists are using them for transportation," "Sarge, those are not the right men. Oh, don't worry about it, I'm sure they would have wanted to do something anyway." "Today anyone wearing a red scarf or sitting on the rooftop or talking on a cell phone is hostile." "If those Hajis (in this case two parents and their 3 and 4 year old children who were cut into multiple pieces by over 1000 rounds of 50 mm machine gun fire at a traffic checkpoint) learned how to drive it wouldn't have happened. Don't worry about it." That is what American democracy is about. Very poignant on this 5th anniversary of the Iraqi occupation that is scheduled to go on for 100 years. All hail DEMOCRACY.