What the brutal regime in Mainland China gets up to doesn
t make riding rough-shod over others by Westerners any more ethical. Peking owns half of this country (Australia) as well, and our blind politicians dont seem to care. The very last couple of pages of “Animal Farm” come to mind: bedmates…for a while. Pretty adulterous.
It is capitalism. Like it or hate it, its how the World’s economy operates. And as I alluded to earlier, China has a growing reputation for rapaciousness when it comes to developing land that it wants.
So, all of the countries of the Third World should feel grateful to the US-led capitalist way of thinking…and lose the greater part of their independence.“Cogs in the machinery”.
Like it or not, the USA has a reputation for getting what it wants, either with the dollar: eg Alaska, or at the point of a gun: eg the Indian wars, war with Mexico, Spanish-American War etc. Mao Tse Tung`s quote: “Power comes out of the barrel of a gun.” applies to a lot of US acts in the past.
Again, the fact that Red China “has a growing reputation for rapaciousness…” doesn`t make the thing right. All it does is show the hypocrisy of that regime, and of Communism in general, as if anybody should need any more evidence of the hypocrisy of that wretched creed.
A lot of Americans have a condescending view of the rest of us. Arrogance.
The situation may very well be one of poor people versus rich people, but it certainly is not one of the West exploiting Africa. China is a major player in Africa, and its not alway a beneficent partner.
OK: call it entities with money, then. The practical result is the same.
eh… if this were good advice, we would still be driving Model T cars.
Again, arrogance. What the consumerism-driven parts of the world do is their ***problem. ***i
ll stand by my earlier words about small projects for a lot of people, and not destroying their way of life: just making it easier. So what if they dont have mobile phones, and all of the other ***plastic-coated toys ***that so many crave!
Rampant consumerism is sickening! It leads, in so many cases, to individualism/selfishness, and the breakup of families. Love and companionship have been given the “Heave ho!”.
You seem to at least partly condone what i`d call a “SECULARIZED Calvinism”…dog eats dog, worth judged by wealth etc. The corrupt and decadent West showcases the rotten fruits of it.
The chickens created and hatched by the so-called “Reformation” have come home to roost.
Just to repeat: have you read “The Ugly American”?