I can just feel it . . .
The China tom tommers, the naysayers, the lefto nutjobs, and nutjobs in general willing me NOT to say what I’m about to (because deep down inside they know it’s the TRUTH and has, as a friend of mine once said, the “ring of truth to it”) – and hate me for saying it even before I say it, hehe.
So be it.
Say it I WILL, regardless of what others want me to do my friend.
And as always, it starts with a story or two. ? (Hint, Hint!)
I was speaking with a friend from Taiwan the other day, a person that took forever and a day to get back to my “Hi” message. Which is all good, of course. She’s got business and matters in her personal life keeping her less than “not busy” (yeah, we’re talking China, so I better get roundabout too eh ?) so thatsall good.
Anyway, we were discussing the current situation, and of course, given the state of affairs, war in general.
And Taiwan is likely to be one of the first places (along w/the heavily militarized on both sides now India – China border that war breaks out, so . . . she was a little more than interested!
And a comment she made was interesting, if just for what she said AFTER that.
“I hope India and China have a massive war soon!”
Hmm, OK. It’s pretty much inevitable, and what she meant was “since China is doing the wrong thing and being brazen about it on multiple fronts it’s time for India to stare it down (as the other big power in Asia) an dtell it to, well, sod off).
And she’s right.
But she hates India. By her own admission, the “government of India does nothing”.
“India has a terrible human rights track record”.
Then she went on to refer to the casteism which unfortunately is still rampant in India. And the general shoddy state of affair, and of course, the crimes against women.
And she pretty much tarred the entire country with ONE brush, that being “I like India, but only because your enemy’s enemy is my friend!”
Now, was I “offended” by any of this?
In fact, I’m glad she trusts me enough to give me her TRUE OPINION of the country.
And as far as China and the CCP goes, the less the better on her opinion.
But here’s the point.
Amidst that entire India rant, there was not ONE POSITIVE thing said about the country. Despite us discussing Donald Trump before, and how by this lady’s own admission, NOT MINE “I don’t like Trump’s comment on woman, but overall he’s right, and we have to look at the overall picture).
And did she look at the overall picture, or even START to in terms of India.
Again, a resounding hell no.
And this ain’t surprising one damn bit. The Chinese in general (Han Chinese, NOT The minorities) have this concept of racial superiority over EVERYONE (don’t believe me? Do your research, and you’ll see!) and in terms of India, they’ve always thought the Indians to be INFERIOR in ever regard.
“How dare India punch above it’s weight (or what they think it’s weight is)” went one stupid little editorial in the Global Times recently, but I digress . . .
Racism, for those that don’t know is rampant in China, both amongst their own people and to expats in general, and is not only encouraged, but condoned. And if you’ve seen the “blacks not allowed” signs in Mc Donalds in GuangZhou etc that were doing the rounds even on heavily censored social media in China, well, you know what I’m talking about.
Words have a vibe my friend.
And the vibe I felt from what she was saying was simple.
Which is fine, of course. At least she was honest about it!
Now, am I saying said problems don’t exist in India?
Hell yes they do.
Big time, and yes, she’s right on a lot of those, but again, overall picture anyone?
Was Taiwan the beacon of democracy it is now when Chang Kai Shek took it over?
Hmm. No to say the least!
Is mainland China without it’s issues? Forced abortions, mostly female unborns, due to the one child policy.
An economy built on shaky fundamentals to say the least, with callous disregard for human rights, and the environment and HORRIFIC treatment of anyone that opposes the She She Pee in any way, shape or form (publicly)?
And more . . .
My point is this. Overalll picture.
But it’s funny how it works. My Dad once told me I “hate India because I think the people were dark and dirty” (along with the requisite facial expression).
Now, I’ve made no secret of the fact that my family and me don’t really have a relationship. Haven’t for ages, and it don’t look likely to happen any time soon.
But I gotta say this.
NO, Dad, the “white man is not secretly racist”.
NO, Dad, I do NOT hate India. I hate the problems, and most of all the fact that government is so corrupt and inept that they do nothing to address problems that should have been addressed EONS ago.
That doesn’t equate to hating the people, or thinking what you said I did!
And of course, this brings me back to Claude Bristol.
As we think, we are, and if Communist China got that way due to thinking and tacit acceptance by the Chinese public, then in India . . .well, you get the drift. Hate me for saying it, sure. I don’t care.
But, it’s TRUE.
Anyway, where was I amongst all this.
Why the West will stand w India . . .
Because amidst all the chaos, India is at least HONEST about its problems, and even the callous attitude towards SOLVING the problems.
People openly don’t care, and that’s at least taking a stance on things! I might not agree with the stance, but it’s a stance regardless, and I respect the right of folks to take whicver stance they so choose.
I have said often that China is all smoke and mirrors.
And despite what the China tom tommers blather on about “China being the next world power” (sorry guys, but it ain’t, and never was), their economy is built on the same thing.
Take away the gloss and glitter, roads leading to nowhere, glitzy almost empty malls and roads leading to nowehere, and you have the same sorry mess that is currently there in India, except it’s suppressed and hidden.
AND THEREIN LIES the NUB of the matter.
The ring of truth as my friend from the Marines once put it, and “India’s always been a little different!”
Or, even the lady from TW.
“India’s a free country!”
And THAT freedom, that OPENNESS and that HONESTY is, more than economics, I believe why the West is standing with India NOW, and has for decades (never so much as now, but they’ve never been really against the country either).
Democracy, openness, and HONESTY.
Sure, there are problems in both America and India.
But in neither country are those problems covered up.
Take the plague for instance.
The Chinese figures are obviously all BS. Even for a country that planned and released this hell onto the entire world (and stockpiled masks etc in advance), the number of deaths or cases reported is way, way too low than it should be or you’d expect.
At least India and America, and the rest of the civilized world are TRANSPARENT about the havoc that it’s wreaked on them!
There is no second guessing. It is what it is. No smoke and mirrors. Just the TRUTH.
Take it or leave it.
And therein my friend lies the reason why people will ultimately side with India, and the side of true civilization (indeed, India is reported to the oldest civilization in the world as opposed to overhyped China).
And are, for that matter!
And that’s my two cents on it. Take it or leave it, and this sort of thing is EXACTLY what Secretary Pompeo, Donald Trump, and a lot of others have been saying, albeit in different words.
And it’s about the FEELING.
What feeling do you, the dear reader get about all this on India – and China?
I think that one last question can answer this entire debate, and it also answers why I consider Donald Trump to be not just he greatest U.S. President of ALL TIME, but also the greatest marketer.
Not only does he say what people think, but more importantly, what they FEEL!
And that, my friend, is really all there is to say about that. Have at!
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