We must blame Allen, who touched off a burning neuron in my brain today, when he sent me a link to a website, where someone commented on how China can learn from India in the art of diplomacy. http://kanglaonline.com/2010/11/china-has-a-lot-to-learn-from-india-in-image-building/
So let the contrarian relativity debate begin:
My personally opinion is the opposite: In fact, China should stay away from the Indian/US/Democratic art of diplomacy.
Why? Because look around.
Truthfully, the Indian/US version of diplomacy involves dumbing down their people and all the people around them to make them stupid enough and gullible enough to believe in the BS they keep spinning in their “free media”.
Just look at the latest BS that’s being spewed and re-chewed and swallowed by US Media (Fox) and probably believed by over 20% of all Americans: Obama is reportedly spending over $200 Million per day on his trip to Asia.
And where did that rumor/lie/clown noise come out of? Some Indian “Free Press”, where no doubt, quite a few Indians also believed as the truth.
No, the diplomacy has not gotten smarter, nor has the PR gotten better in “democratic” India or US. The “freedom” loving people there just got down to a new low level of stupidity.
Well, you might say, well, if they are so stupid, why couldn’t China convince them with some PR?
Because, when people are stupid, they tend to gravitate toward stupid irrational notions that appeal to their emotions rather than their logic. And China is a symbol of their fear. Fear gets worse, when logic is flying out of the room.
No, China shouldn’t learn from India or US in this aspect, at least, Chinese people shouldn’t be get dumbed down by the 24 hour news cycle of outrageous rumor and escalating fear mongering.
No, we know there are corruptions in any government.
But you know what? With all the corruptions, China put up a great 2008 Olympics. But with all the Democracies, India embarrassed itself with the half-assed job at the Common Wealth Game hosting.
At some point perhaps, China will learn that China should not play the PR game with India and US. It’s rather pointless. Rumor mongering about China has become a sector of the news business outside of China.
Why throw money at trying to convince stupid people who still believe that Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya?
Shouting truth in a 3-ringed circus like the Western Media only makes oneself look ridiculous.