04 Jun '18 21:49>
Originally posted by @deepthoughtThe lying troll DeepThought ignores the substance of what I wrote (confuting his nonsense),
"our historical imperialist enemies" - I wonder who the "we" that "our" refers to. I understood that you are an ethnically Chinese US citizen, rather than a Chinese citizen. That would explain your continuous support of their national policies. Are you a PLA cyberwarfare operative? I'm sure you'll correct my identification if I am mistaken about that.
preferring to indulge in personalized trolling of me.
First of all, I suspect that DeepThought could not care less about the welfare of the Tibetan people.
What DeepThought apparently yearns for is to weaken China at all costs, which is why
he seems to hope that most Tibetans will attempt a (practically hopeless) armed uprising
in the hope of creating an independent Buddhist theocracy rather than settle for a peaceful
future as equal citizens of the People's Republic of China. DeepThought seems to care
nothing about the Tibetan lives that would be lost as long as they can take Chinese lives with them.
Contrary to DeepThought's narrow-minded dogmas, the Tibetan people are diverse.
Tibet was a Buddhist theocracy, but Tibetans seem to be becoming more secular.
Tibetan's Muslim minority may fear persecution (like in Myanmar) from a Buddhist theocracy.
DeepThought may admire most of all any Tibetan who volunteered for training by the CIA
(in the 1960s) to fight China. In contrast, DeepThought may look down upon a Tibetan
who earned a PhD and has become a professor of Tibetan studies at a Chinese university.
Increasingly many Tibetans seem to welcome a future beyond the hidebound theocracy of the past.
"Our historical imperialist enemies..."
DeepThought (a Brit, as No1Marauder would call him) may be ignorant of the historical fact
that the British Empire has been an enemy of most, if not nearly all, societies in the world.
British imperialism has invaded every continent except Antarctica. The British Empire
has made many diverse enemies around the world.
The British Empire would be my 'historical imperialist enemy' in the sense that it also is
of Finnegan (an Irishman now in the UK) or No1Marauder (an Irish American).
The British Empire would be my 'historical imperialist enemy' in the sense that it also is of
everyone in every former British colony (including the USA and India) that fought for independence.
Some of my ancestors might (though I have no specific knowledge) have fought against
the British Empire. The British Empire has committed many terrible crimes, which even
today some apologists (including DeepThought?) seem determined to lie about and cover up.
Nonetheless, I learned English (when I was not strictly required to do so) for my personal
enrichment as well as because it could increase my opportunities for employment.
I embraced British literature. I absorbed British philosophy. I plunged into British history.
At one time, some of my friends and family believed that I was much too Anglophilic.
My point is that I was mature enough to distinguish between the good and bad aspects.
I embrace the good aspects of British culture; I condemn British imperialism and racism.
In contrast to DeepThought's dogma that a Tibetan who learns Chinese must be "surrendering
one's identity", my family has no reservations about my learning to read and write English
better than almost all native speakers of English. Would DeepThought also claim that
Richard Burton (a native Welsh speaker) "surrendered his identity" when he learned
English and became one of the best actors in the UK?