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Post time 2012-12-24 18:50:55 |Display all floors
expatter Post time: 2012-12-24 19:07
You are right .........  !

But I was making the point that in school education we should all be a ...


Right on you're Expatter, never the less - will they ever side with you...!
Even the unholi Lama is saying openly that Tibetan Self-immolation is ok as long as it anti China and serves his doctrine...
with him nothing but Cannon fodder...

and a MERRY XMAS to you EXPATTER.
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Post time 2012-12-24 19:16:26 |Display all floors
shameless Post time: 2012-12-24 18:50
Right on you're Expatter, never the less - will they ever side with you...!
Even the unholi Lama  ...

Hey  ........   !

Great to hear from you  .......




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Post time 2012-12-24 19:36:50 |Display all floors
expatter Post time: 2012-12-24 18:04
Would you like to quote one school book where it demonstrates that Belgium killed 50% of the peo ...

I understand you dislike the West for whatever reasons (probably a combination of inferiority complex, nationalism and ideology). However, If you are truly sincere in trying to enlighten people about the dark parts of history, why focus on Europeans? They have probably made the best attempts at reconciling their past. While Australian school children learn about what happened to the aborigines most Chinese do not even now there was an aborigional population of Taiwan. There are dark areas of history all over the world and most countries never learn about them, unless for political reasons like the Nanjing massacre in China. This is clearly a political and ideological piece and you cannot pretend it isn't. The Europeans were the only ones who documented what happened. So while the atrocities commited against the Indians etc were documented by Europeans that often did care, the atrocities commited elsewhere were mostly never recorded. So don't think it was just the Europeans that used their power for wrong. They were just the most powerful and technologically advanced. If you want to be taken for more than just a West-basher, focus on everyone regarding history and not just the dark parts that suit your political and ideological agenda.
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Post time 2012-12-24 19:42:21 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2012-12-24 19:28
... interestingly, it was an Englishman who tried to prove (in vain, luckily!) that the Chinese pr ...

Oh dear  ........   !


Careful here you will have Prometheus2 after you for trying to imply the past and the present have the same trend ........

Also, the part about the disease is only part of the background frame and just an incidental item within the piece  ......


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Post time 2012-12-24 19:43:30 |Display all floors
Prometheus2 Post time: 2012-12-24 19:36
I understand you dislike the West for whatever reasons (probably a combination of inferiority comp ...

Well to be fair, european colonialism caused the most damage in the world.

No one can compare to that.

  
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Post time 2012-12-24 19:54:26 |Display all floors
JFenix Post time: 2012-12-24 19:43
Well to be fair, european colonialism caused the most damage in the world.

No one can compare to  ...

Yeah I'm not denying that. Colonisation caused huge atrocities. But I think its niave of people like Expatter to think only Europeans used their power for wrong. Any other nation in the same position as the Europeans would have done exactly the same. Look what nations such as Japan did when they were exposed to the technology that gave Europeans their early power. When the Arab world was the most advanced look at the Imperialism shown by the Ottoman empire or the conquest by Islam. I agree with Expatter in that the dark parts of history should be told but by only focussing on Europe, when they are often the best at looking at past, shows this post is an attack.

Anyway, Colonisation however brutal, did create the globalised world of today. Wasn't it Mao that said the ends justify the means?
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Post time 2012-12-24 20:05:32 |Display all floors
expatter Post time: 2012-12-24 19:42
Oh dear  ........   !

I could have written a topic regarding the airbrushing of Chinese history and you would probably have reacted the same way. I think you have in the past actually.
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