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The poem won't win much sympathy, I'm afraid. It wallows in its own self-pity and victim mentality to such an extent, that the only response it will get from a non-Chinese person is contempt. I couldn't get past half a dozen lines, and I wanted to tell the writer to shut up. Nobody likes whinging and finger pointing, except the whingers and finger pointers (and there is an awful lot of it on this forum).|
The same poem could be written asking why China has been given a free reign into the WTO, G20, allowed to rack up massive trade surpluses which have severely affected other developed countries, and is allowed to copy and infringe on numerous international laws and ethical/environmental standards imaginable without the same accountability of other nations.
Such a poem would be just as much a distortion of reality as the one at the beginning of this thread.
The final point is that the poem lacks introspection. It looks out at the world and finds the world responsible for all its pain. Anybody with even a cursory knowledge of Chinese history, both modern and ancient, knows that much more suffering has been brought upon China by itself than by external sources. What were the death tolls of the Tii-ping Re-bellion and The Gr8 Leap For Wood? That's just a couple off the tip of the ice-berg.
If China was held back by the evil outsiders, why did it boom IMMEDIATELY when Deng Xiao Ping decided to open it up? I mean it happened straight away.
How easy was that?
Nobody was stopping China, only itself. There's still nobody stopping China, despite a few angry words muttered here and there in grandstanding political sessions from time to time, in other countries. That is the reality.
To grow up China needs to dump the victim story, and remove the huge chip from its shoulder. You can't be a superpower and a victim at the same time. Unfortunately this poem, and the CD forum are simply reinforcing the hatred, intolerance and blame. They are locking China in the past.
All people with a victim self-story are faced with a choice in the end. What do you chose? Do you choose blame, anger, boiling loathing of others and revenge fantasies as you scream against the world and how it done you wrong? Or do you choose to accept responsibility for whatever "issues" you have, and to commit to positive action, forgiveness and thus to healing.
The choice is not simple. The hate and the blame just feel too good to let go of, don't they? Go on, at least admit that much. The story has become just too deeply believed. You are addicted. Victim is the easy choice, because it requires no responsibility on behalf of the victim. It is all the others' fault.
Destroy all those who challenge the story. Destroy him.
[ Last edited by questioner at 2011-1-10 03:28 PM ]