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Originally posted by buddy35 at 2008-8-25 18:33
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China with its huge land, pure race, superior culture, great economy, great technology, strong military and nukes, most thoughtful l ...
Nothing wrong with having pride for one's ethnicity, culture or country, BUT "pure race, superior culture" smacks of evil Nazi/ white supremist thought. The world has seen enough of arrogant, ugly Americans (USA!USA!WE'RE #1!!) We don't need to see them replaced by arrogant, ugly Chinese along with segments of extreme nationalists (Hindus, S.Koreans, Japanese, Islamic fundamentalists), each sharing the warped belief of their own superior race while judging others as inferior. One who is truly superior doesn't need to rub it in everyone's face, unless being universally hated is the goal.
It's truly a source of pride that China claims the longest continuous civilization of 5000 years, being an inspiration and model to Asia in the ancient world. But along with the outstanding were flaws and injustices. Otherwise there would not have been peasant uprisings toward the end of each dynastic cycle.
The Manchu rulers of the Qing Dynasty saw themselves as superior, resisting knowledge from the outside world. Modern day Chinese supremists should ponder the consequences of arrogance as Qing China grew weaker and crumbled from complacency.