Chinese Challenge

Open letter to Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China.

Dear Sir,
After a lifetime of searching for the underlying reasons of conflict and alliances, I have isolated the crucial elements that define the Anglophone governments. You can use this information in your diplomatic battle with them. If nothing else, in warfare, it is essential to know your enemy, so I'll let you in on all the "secrets".

Here is "average" Anglophone ideology in a nutshell:
I am AGAINST racism.
I am AGAINST sexism.
I am AGAINST religious discrimination.
I am AGAINST dogma.
I am AGAINST nationalism and national bigotry.
I am AGAINST non-humanist behaviour.
I am AGAINST subjugation.
I RESPECT INDIVIDUALS who VOLUNTARILY donate to COMPLETE STRANGERS (ie different race, different sex, different religion) using their OWN HARD-EARNED MONEY.

I will FIGHT using my BRAIN subjugation of ANY HUMAN.

I have spent much time talking to different people all around the world, e.g. trying to understand why the Russians aren't NATURALLY wanting to protect the Taiwanese. I had expected that after they became democratic, they would naturally help other democratic countries. But they didn't. The reason for this is that they are racist. I had incorrectly assumed that Russians were just like us, ie not racist. Because this is what we are taught in school, you see. We are taught that all people are equal regardless of race/religion/sex/etc etc, and it is SOCIALLY UNACCEPTABLE to be a racist. But our left-wing media is constantly accusing white Christians of being racist and religious bigots. So if you watch news from our countries, you would presumably think that it's true, that we're racists. Nope. We GENUINELY care about the Taiwanese, because they are FELLOW HUMANS who want to remain FREE. And the outrage over the Tianamen Square massacre was genuine too. They were FELLOW HUMANS who wanted to be free. We don't care what race/religion/sex/nationality they are. They're all HUMANS. THAT is what we are taught, and THAT is part of our psyche.

When chatting via the internet with one of your nationals, she made a comment that made me realise something. The comment was after the Olympic Games and she said "look how powerful we are". It was then that it occurred to me that she, and indeed, your whole country, is trying to gain acceptance and respect from America etc. And she/you think that by being strong, you will get the respect/acceptance that you are currently not receiving. That is a huge cultural misunderstanding. We don't RESPECT power, we FEAR power. When we see power, we go and build more and more weapons, and we create stronger and stronger alliances. If you see my list of things above, you can see what we respect. What we respect is CHARITY. Social standing in the west is based on who contributes the most to help the poor. And just saying "I'm poor, I'm donating to myself" doesn't work. China is a poor country. But China can still afford to make a small donation to others. E.g. China could have donated $10,000 to help the Iraqi people. Buy some toys for the Iraqi children. And some of the more affluent Chinese individuals could have done so too (as American individuals did). You are probably thinking "why should I help the Iraqi people - how is that going to benefit me?". But that's the WHOLE POINT. You have to SHOW that you're willing to donate to COMPLETE STRANGERS (different race, different religion, different country) with NO BENEFIT to yourself. If you don't do this, and e.g. only care about other Chinese race/nationality, we will assume that you are racist/nationalist/religious bigots. And if you are any of these things, then you get NO RESPECT. The only thing you can achieve is FEAR.

After Iraq was liberated, a series of "blogs" appeared. Most of the people donating towards internet expenses were Americans. I donated too. But I couldn't help notice that the people most interested in helping the Iraqi people, with their own money, were Americans. In short, the Americans WON the competition of who was the most charitable. Australia was beaten. Australia was also beaten when it came to military contribution and reconstruction aid. We lost. We were humbled by the Americans. Australia's contribution was certainly great, and a lot better than a selfish (that's how it appears to us) nation such as China. Australia will go down in history as a nation that made a wonderful contribution. But it will also be written that the Americans did the most. It was not always like this. Australia contributed more than America in the first half of World War I and World War II. Australia won! Australia was selflessly helping other members of the free world, while Americans were hiding under their beds, and not caring about the suffering of others. But since 1941, America has changed. They've been the winners every single year. Doing the most to protect the free world. Doing the most to help others. Unselfishly. It is because they help with NO STRINGS ATTACHED, that they get respect from me and others like me. And especially other Anglophones, because Anglophones instinctively know the "secret rules" of the game. They don't have the words to describe the game, because they don't know what it is. It's just a feeling. And they also don't know that other people don't know what the rules are. They assume that everyone else has the same culture. So when they see other countries not donating anywhere near as much as they are, they assume (rightly or wrongly) that the other countries are selfish and uncaring. NO RESPECT.

And then there's another aspect. When we see you pointing missiles at a PEACEFUL FREE place like Taiwan, you invoke FEAR in us again. It looks to us like you are trying to SUBJUGATE the Taiwanese. And we HATE SUBJUGATORS. And by not having a democracy, it also appears to us that you are trying to SUBJUGATE the Chinese. And if you are willing to subjugate Chinese people, then we assume that if you were strong enough to do so, you would also subjugate us! So the Anglophones all sense FEAR. And we also feel ANGER that you are subjugating, or trying to subjugate, others. Especially when you're trying to subjugate free people - trying to turn them into slaves. Because Anglophones are not racist, we consider all these free people to be our allies/friends and we NATURALLY want to protect them. I am willing to die to make sure that Taiwan does not face enslavement (subjugation). But this is also another huge cultural misunderstanding. Because from talking to Chinese, my understanding is that the mainland Chinese don't want to subjugate the Taiwanese, they just want to make sure that China doesn't break apart and fall into civil war. So long as you offer protection against subjugation, that's what we're REALLY looking for. We don't really care if Taiwan is an independent country or part of China. What we really care about is that the Taiwanese remain free - ie not subjugated. And the same thing goes for Tibet. They should have the same status as Taiwan or Hong Kong, not necessarily independent.

And this leads to another point. The Anglophones are not using the right word to describe what they want. They keep telling you that they want you to be a democracy. Once again, it's because we FEAR dictators. Democracies are more PREDICTABLE and we can TRUST them. You see, we can tell from opinion polls which way the country is going to vote. So we know if we are suddenly about to get an ideological enemy. But with a dictator, the policy of the ENTIRE COUNTRY can change in 10 seconds!!! By remaining a dictatorship, you are constantly hitting Anglophone SURVIVAL INSTINCT. But we're using the wrong word to describe what we want. We keep saying "democracy" but what we're really after is SAFEGUARDS on POWER. YOU CORRECTLY realise that China is not ready for democracy. Our own democracies did not emerge overnight. They came AFTER the economy was in good shape and there was an EDUCATED middle class. Universal suffrage in China would mean a whole lot of ignorant peasants would vote for some stupid government and China would end up looking like India, Philippines or Venezuela.

Anglophones do not understand that democracy is a means to an end, not the end itself. We equate freedom=democracy. But freedom is more accurately described as NOT SUBJUGATED. It is possible for you to continue to have totalitarian rule but NOT SUBJUGATE the people. In actual fact, China is CLOSE to that already. The Chinese people are free to travel, and free to chat with westerners via the internet, and more-or-less free to practice religion. The level of subjugation is not that high. It is nothing remotely like it was under Mao. But Anglophones more-or-less see all dictators as the same, and all democracies as the same. As soon as we see a transfer from dictatorship to democracy we think "that's it - problem solved!".

But that is yet another misunderstanding. Like I said, democracy is a means to an end, not the end itself. The REAL end, is RATIONAL, HUMANIST NON-SUBJUGATING government. But you won't hear this from the Anglophones, because they don't know these words. They only know "democracy". Let's look at those words in detail. RATIONAL - that means you don't run your country according to some DOGMA, such as communism or Islam. If you do this, you invoke FEAR in us, because it means you are an IDEOLOGICAL ENEMY. If you want to stop SCARING us, then you need to keep telling the Anglophones that you are running a RATIONAL government. But when we see "People's" Republic and "Communist" party and various SLOGANS, we get SCARED. This propaganda scares us. And people who scare us, are our enemies and get no respect/acceptance. We instead just plot ways of DESTROYING our ENEMIES.

Next word is HUMANIST. Do you care about the human rights of your own citizens? Do you care about the human rights of others all over the world? If you don't, then that means you don't care about MY rights either. And if you don't care about ME, then you will NEVER get any respect from me. You will only get contempt from me. If you want to be seen as humanist, you should be standing up for human rights all over the world. THAT is what will get you RESPECT from the Anglophones. And the final word is NON-SUBJUGATING. You need to allow the people to be free to pursue their dreams. And you mostly ALREADY DO THAT.

So, to avoid cultural misunderstandings, here is what you need to do. When the US President says "we would like you to be a democracy, thus allowing the Chinese people to be free", you need to respond as follows:

Thanks US President. I appreciate your concerns, and agree with you on the long-term necessity to become a democratic country like yours. However, please note that your own democracy did not have universal suffrage overnight. Universal suffrage came after the people were more-or-less universally wealthy and educated. Premature democracy causes problems such as occurred in India, where Gandhi implemented ridiculous economic policies, which remain supported by uneducated people, preventing economic reforms to occur. We don't want that in China. What we want in China is to follow the same development path your own country took. We want a government that looks similar to yours, and don't want to jeapordize it at this point in time. We have analyzed your government, and noted that the fundamental policies of your government are that the government be rational, humanist and non-subjugating. We believe these factors to be more important than yet another democratic disaster. We would be more than happy to discuss any non-rational, non-humanist or subjugating aspect of our government's policies, with a view to making them the best in the world. We are also more than happy to provide whatever assurances are required that the Taiwanese people will not be subjugated by us, and that they can remain an autonomous province for eternity. We don't want the Taiwanese people to live in fear of being subjugated either. That was never our intention. We are also happy to make our government more open, so that you can see the government policy is not set by the whim of a single individual or even group of individuals, but is instead set after serious and open debate. We don't want YOU to live in fear of us EITHER, and are more than happy to do whatever is required to allay your concerns, but without jeapordizing our economic reform program. We are also happy to take measures to ensure that the Chinese Armed Forces are loyal to the parliament rather than a single man or small group of men, to prevent abuses of power. We acknowledge that there have been previous such abuses of power, and we are as keen as you to ensure that they are not repeated in the future. We also note your concern about religious freedom. We feel that children should not be indoctrinated with any dogma, be it the Christian bible or Marx's book. We believe that children should be taught the same humanist values that Jesus taught, without invoking the supernatural. With a balanced, scientific, humanist upbringing, adults will be in a strong position to be able to determine how best to use the bible as a resource in their lives. And we also appreciate your concerns about the rights of Chinese citizens to determine the number of children they have themselves. Believe me, we would love that too. But as you know, there is a rational reason as to why we need to reduce the birth rate if we want to not cause future problems. That rational reason necessarily has higher priority than our humanist concerns (which are not in dispute).

Honestly, if you say this, you will be well on your way to being a friend of the US instead of enemy number one. I should also warn you that as soon as Russia stops (appearing to be) subjugating Moldova and Georgia, it will stop hitting the Anglophone nerves as "CAUTION - SUBJUGATOR". And when that happens, the US is likely to formally include Russia in an alliance. An alliance against China, protecting Taiwan! The US is also trying to get others, such as India, to join an alliance. Basically it is Anglophone geostrategy to form as broad an alliance as possible. The Americans are constantly looking for new allies, as you never know what threat is around the corner. And maybe one day it will be necessary to go to war with China over Taiwan. But I personally feel that that would be a huge tragedy. Because the war would be due to cultural misunderstanding from both sides.

Also, I'd like to explain to you how special Taiwan is. Countries like Africa and the Middle East spend their time complaining about how bad the west is, how greedy they are, how they are exploiting the poor, how the west is to blame for everything, whine whine whine, while they sit on their hands and never ever doing any self-criticism. Now compare that to the Taiwanese. Who use their own brains, accept western ideas freely, and work hard to pull themselves up. It has been a huge success (same as South Korea). There is no way that the Anglophones are going to allow a beautiful people like the Taiwanese be enslaved. We would rather take the risk of a nuclear exchange than allow that to happen. Allowing the Taiwanese to be enslaved would DESTROY OUR SOULS. You are wasting your time trying to create a "credible threat" of invasion of Taiwan. We're not going to let them lose. However! There is a condition. If the Taiwanese want us to risk our lives to help them, then they have an obligation towards us as well. That obligation is to not provoke an unnecessary war. And that means - don't declare independence. If they declare independence, they lose protection. If they don't declare independence, they will be protected.

I should tell you one other thing. Anglophones don't care about the fact that you used to be an enemy. Japan used to be an enemy too. We judge people by their CURRENT behaviour, not past bad behaviour. That is why we are able to form ALLIANCES with OLD ENEMIES. That is one of the reasons why we are so strong. Anglophone policy is "the best way to defeat an enemy is to turn him into a friend". That is why we try to be friends with EVERYONE. It's not a trick. We really do hope that if we are nice to others, then they will be nice to us. It doesn't always work, but it is the "best technology" available. Also, you should not be too confused about the Europeans. Although they are saying that the Americans are bad and they hate Americans etc, they don't REALLY think that. If they REALLY thought that, they would be spending money on their armies. They're not. They're just jealous. They're not enemies, they are allies. We are all allies. NATO is growing. Another thing you should know is that guilt is not transferrable. If you blame the current British/white/Anglophones for crimes that happened a century ago, or current Japanese for crimes that happened decades ago, that is RACIST. You won't become friends if you keep teaching children to hate. You need to instead teach children that everyone makes mistakes. Maybe you can teach them about the 60 million Chinese killed by Mao and that "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones".

I really hope that China can one day be not just friends, but ALLIES with the Anglophones. That would be WONDERFUL. I hope I have given you a rational path you can follow to achieve that goal. It is obviously up to you, not me, as to whether you WANT to achieve the same goal as me. My hope is that you will follow the path. Us Anglophones can be very good friends you know? And even better ALLIES!

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