光緒的“迷”與“謎" (186): 141週年紀念

在人生的道路上﹐遇上戴著神秘面紗的你﹐三生有幸

在這特別日子﹐分享一段FB留言﹐談現今中國
By QM

Despite the fact I've never lived in China, and lack the vast exposure to it like Kitto, I agree with several points argued in this article. A xenophobic mist clouds every Chinese eye due to "foreign humiliation", forcing us to choose short-term relief than long-term cure in a lot of situations. To be dependent is to be weak, and anything short of perfection is short for failure. An environment of anger is what seems to be the driving force of the Chinese masses; this anger is not directed at the outside, however, but to ourselves. The frustration of always straying behind a rival has been enrooted deep in Chinese veins, a phenomenon that won't be vanquished easily since this dark period of history has been written in Chinese blood. In my opinion, it makes sense that we self-reflect on our actions. Perhaps not avenging past grievances, but to demand respect of others through Chinese self-merit. I believe that has been a goal that many Chinese strive for and that the government spearheads, but unfortunately for us the end does not justify the means. Human rights are constantly threatened, the privileged misuses their power, the poor have their backs to the walls, social and political wounds have been opened and smeared with salt, etc. All these abuses for the sake of material and economic wealth? Is it worth causing so much damage to develop our motherland? Many episodes in history suggest that progress naturally have its painful consequences, but is there a limit of pain before all attempts to progress crumble? Anyone would expect that the more challenging the effort the more benefits you reap, though China is keen to uproot a finely grown crop without allowing it to fully blossom for optimum profit, wasting much energy and decreasing quality and efficiency in the process. However, why doesn't this stop? The presence of market and political rivals around the world adds considerable pressure to China to keep up or exceed them. The U.S. is brewing anti-Chinese sentiments, the coasts of China's neighbors boil, and technology evolves society to the extent that single-party totalitarianism cannot keep a stable grasp of. These elements are constant menace to stability, demanding fast and often improvised changes in any culture around the world. On one hand, China is optimistic they will survive these turbulences, and hope that what doesn't destroy them makes them stronger. On the other hand, China lacks the infrastructure and the composure to emerge from troubles unscathed. Perhaps in times of peace will China truly have the platform to display its overwhelming potential, though currently we show off a clean room while the dust is swept and piled up under the rug, evident for others to see while we vehemently deny. China will never develop well if we don't acknowledge vices, though neither will anyone be if placed under intense pressure as China now goes through. It is not a question of survival but pride, a game of politicians aimed to arouse nationalism and power, a game China is eager to win but can't. I do disagree that for that matter, and for all the trouble, one leaves China. The past is the past, facts can't be changed and one must move on. Choosing to quit, however, is not an option. MK to leave China is to seek brief relief over pure cure, so in a sense he is more Chinese than he believes to be. What is my solution? To change the mindset of China, to stand strong in the face of adversary, to stay modest during times of great harvest. It is lack of transformation that stalls Chinese modernization, though the methods employed now are not helping our cause either. A wide-spread revolution is essential to snap conscience into the Chinese people, to accept defeat and use it as a threshold to success. As for now, everyone in China is at fault. The government is stubborn for change, but the citizens and netizens just spend their brittle power arguing and protesting. Everyone fears for their own skin instead of the community's integrity, and that will be the main reason for the collapse of a great nation. Collaboration must exists between the ruler and the ruled, outside pressure should be considered but not feared of, and invest time as well as sweat and toil. I go back to state that China should deal with their own issue, but always with efficiency and confidence and not chaos and panic. Maybe then, and ONLY then, we will have the chance to smile, the right to celebrate, the privileged to taste success, and the power to silence critics.
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by wwjune | 2012-08-15 15:12 | 歷史之輪