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This post was edited by huaren2323 at 2013-12-15 15:15|
shengshi Post time: 2013-12-15 13:08
What does move on mean? When Japanese politicians really apologize like former German Chancellor W ...
I am sorry to hear of your loss specially someone so dear as your grandparents and years of destitute of your mother. My maternal grandparents perished too and hate can see no bounds. I hear stories from my uncles that hunted down Japanese soldiers at night or even after Liberation, tortured them and ate them beginning with their thighs, then hamstring just to keep them alive before they feasts on their liver and hearts.
As I matured, I now know that these are not justifiable and humanly acts and made them as much of an animal as their tormentors were.
Studying societal conditioning that Tojo Japan did, The Nazi Germany, and the Stalin era did with their own people based on antagonism/adversity did not do them well.
The witch hunt of of the Mao era is just as brutal and even more so because it was directed against this former comrades in arms. It became worse in the Cultural Revolution that children were encourage to turn against their parents not to mention against colleagues they at one time or the other felt mistreated.
Zhang Zhixin 张志新 was jailed , tormented, sent to a male jail to be raped, and ended up totally insane before having her bound, impaled, and beheaded in Shenyang in 1979 for daring to speak out against the cultural revolution and defying Qiang Qing and by extension Mao. Her tormentors succeeded in breaking her into insanity that at some point she was using her mentrual blood to eat with her food.
The cycle of hate driving societal or communal consciousness can only lead to unhappy end not just for the intended victim but also for the perpetrators. You can still feel the presence of this kind of irrationality in the Chinese psyche of the 1970's generation that is below the surface in China, without correcting which China can rot from within despite her material success. Her materail success is actually a dangerous catch 22. It can implode China and break China from within if the moral fiber are not in place.
I am not advocating that Chinese should lay down their guard or tolerate bull shit piled on them by anyone even USA or Japan but that the moral and humane basis must be upheld so that as we move forward we create a better generation of rationale and civil society that would be respected by friends and enemies alike. Who can respect Chinese if we Chinese do not respect each other? In order to do this I think we need to shed our hatred and replaced it with what will make us become better than our enemy in way beyond the weaponry into philosophy of life and rules of conduct becoming of a civilized society. USA has the most advnced weaponry in the world but from its moral heights after world war 2, they have sunk so low in the yes of the world that they are hated in many places today that the lack of moral and civility that dominates thier actions today.
Developing a strong defense against any potential intruder is necessary. I trained my family in all weapons and combat skills not to attacked but be ready to defend. So I would expect this for China. I understand why the Air Defense Zone, the maritime zone are set up which China has every right to do so. But then Japan has to do the same rights too for defense so does South Korea. It is then left for the two nation to dialogue and arrive at peaceful accommodation because War will do no good for anyone.
Can you imagine Malaysia and Indonesia severely choke the traffic of the Straits of Malacca and claimed it as their exclusive zone of defense and commerce? The leadership that instituted this will be assassinated in no time by invisible hands.
Again , I do accept the valiidiity of your angst. I am just struggling to see how One can resolve this for future's sake of our own children and that of our neighbors. We should refrain from worrying about war among us humans. The climate, disease and natural disaster shall be more effective and up close that shall cull the excessive humanities on this earth.
Remember that the most recent murderers of Chinese are in Indonesia as recent as 1997 where ethnic Chinese were systematically targeted, their homes and businesses looted and burnt and their women raped and killed. For what? Suharto's son in Law Prabowo launched an unsuccessful palace coup and using the riots against Chinese as semblance of disorder so his Kompasus ( Elite Palace Guard) can move in. This guy Prabowo is running for President in 2014!! Compared to them, the modern Japanese are every much more docile and no matter how much warmongering Abe can do, the majority of Japanese will not go as far as Tojo Japan as they are well fed, well educated, ensconced with modern conveniences and are linked into lightning speed information.
I would worry more about China getting organized militarily, socially and morally first that they do not become the monsters that they detest.