But far less pathetic than the way most East Asians think. You in the West are just a little less xenophobic, a little less emotional, a little less violent, a little less nationalistic, a little less short-sighted. I’m very glad for that.
Extreme rights and extreme lefts also exist in East Asia. They also exist in Arab, Africa, Russia, Latin America, former non-Russian USSR states, etc. Compared to most of what you (the average members of CDFreaks community and those you daily talk to and work with) say and think, over 99% of the people living here are extremes, extremely against any sort of international trade, any big corporation, or any foreigner in that sense. It’s all just a matter of degree (of human-made evolution.)
Whatever, I know most of you are not 1% interested in what most people in East Asia or Africa enjoy or suffer. I was just sarcastic about hypocrisy. If you just want to get rich, or keep your unjust wealth and income, just say so. Don’t say you can have the best rhetorics of communist and capitalist while forcing the poorest people in the world lose their jobs.
Nobody (among the extremists) seems to want to answer this question: between the West and the East (Asia), who is the winner? The West says the West loses because the East provides things at too low cost because the East can abuse human resources which makes the West lose jobs and the manufacturing industry. The East says The East loses because it is mainly the big multinational corporations of the West and Western farmers and the East gets nothing in return because the wages in the East are too low while the Western bosses get most of the profits and the East has to give up “national security” because the West greedily and unfairly wants to export rice and meat at world prices and the Eastern countries and their poor farmers will have to “die” (literally or not) and then the East will lose their “national foundations” (whatever that actually means.)
Can you make any good sense out of it? Nothing’s fair or equal in nature. We mortal humans had two world wars. We went through the industrial revolution, the information revolution, found DNA, created the UN, EU, tried communism or any type of economic planning systems controlled by big and monopolized central governments, let the “third-world” people freed from colony state and experiment with socialism or free-marketism, and so on. Technology, education, income per capita, all things are unfairly and unevenly distributed. Until we create a unified world, one world, some adjustments are, however seemingly painful and disorderly, necessary and inevitable. China, among the largest nation-states, naturally will advance most rapidly, but that’s only natural as China has been the strongest and largest for most times of our human histories and China was just temporarily in a state of depression (intellectually, emotionally, and economically) in the recent 100 years to 500 years.