John wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:26 pm
Wow! You've really abandoned the pro-Communist pro-Socialist view of China, and come around to a more realistic view of the Chinese Communist policies. I assume that you must believe that the Chinese Communists implementing these policies on the Uighurs, environmental policy and foreign policies are guilty of "tribal thinking."
That's good. Now you should think about how the Biden administration and the mainstream media are in bed with the Chinese Communists, adopting similar policies of political censorship, extrajudicial arrests of political enemies, and massive slaughter of blacks on the streets of Democrat-run cities. I hope you realize that these Democrats are also guilty of the same "tribal thinking."
I have never been socialist. I have always advocated the Enlightenment values - democracy, human rights and equality - which the so called socialists have opposed, the USSR, the CCP, Castro's Cuba, etc...
Do you actually believe your own lies?
In the CCP's policies towards the Uighurs, there likely is tribal thinking involved. The hatred of Taiwan started out genuinely enough, but the dislike is far more political than racial. Bad blood based on years of oppression, sure, but not classic tribal thinking, not racial. Most of China's bordering countries I am less sure. There seems to be more brinkmanship and bluff than prejudice and violence. This isn't to say the CCP is following Christ's commandment to love their neighbors. Their policy seems to be to create tensions.
The environmental issues do not involve a culture they don't like. I think they are wandering down the wrong path, but that particular issue doesn't involve tribal thinking.
I do believe that to avert war, making financial games more profitable that war is a good policy. Again, nothing to do with tribal thinking.
In the US, what censorship? What arrests? References? Typical Xenakis lies and slander?
While minority deaths have occurred in the US, I am more inclined to blame the bad cops, KKK and Neo Nazi, the people doing the actual killing. The cities elect Democratic leaders as they are less likely to support murder and prejudice. If you indulge in tribal thinking, you can hardly expect your victims to vote for you. The tensions exist because the bad cops and other racists practice murder and prejudice.
The blacks were shipped in slave ships, sold, lynched and otherwise oppressed. The Native Americans had their land taken. They forbade immigration of Asian women for a time while accepting the labor or the men. There were signs saying Irish need not apply. Tribal Thinking has long been a US practice. We are hardly alone in practicing it. Do you understand that in terms of tribal thinking the white supremacists are not the oppressed but the oppressors? Need you be locked into the hold of a ship for several months, whipped, then sold to be able to tell the difference? Must your land be taken, employment denied, female companionship blocked?