It’s funny to see some stuff people say about me on Unz Review singularly based on what I comment there and alongside that perhaps some writings on this blog they stumbled on as a byproduct. Some of their assumptions about me based on such imperfect information I find patently ridiculous. I guess maybe I’m not really that good at conveying an accurate impression of how I really feel through my writing. I’m actually a pretty normal, chill guy, though of course, there is an intense side of me.
Unfortunately to fight a monster you must become a monster.
Asia was faced with just such a dilemma when they were broken out of their isolation by the West – and they found no other solution to the menace of the West, then by becoming just the same kind of monster. Witness China today, and commenters like gmachine and Duke Of Qin, and Japan during the war.
Witness China today, and commenters like gmachine and Duke Of Qin
Comments of the likes of gmachine and Duke of Qin smack of weakness, not strength.
I agree, but their attitudes closely apes the attitudes of European imperialists and militarists and the language of Social Darwinism.
They are this way because Chinese society could not figure out a way to resist the West without adopting its pathologies – in a sense it is the failure of the entire Chinese cultural tradition in its supreme moment of test, all that Taoism and wisdom about being like water, etc, when it came down to it, China failed.
Western imperialism collapsed of its own accord – the Chinese could have laughed and waited it out. That would have taught the world something about Chinese culture.
If China succeeds today, it will merely be 19th century Western values that succeed – not China. These values will bring collapse in their own wake.
But I suppose the Chinese would have been superhuman had they passed their supreme test.
I believe that China can and will save civilization. In fact I am counting on it.
The West will collapse, and China will find itself suddenly top dog. It’s dream will come true. Then it will find that that’s kind of dull and lame and pointless, and not nearly as much fun as it thought it would be. Then China will collapse.
Then China will return to its glorious Taoist past, and it will not take things seriously anymore. It will not care, gloriously and magnificently just not care. And China won’t produce dreary people like gmachine anymore.
Then we can all have a good laugh at the absurdity of it all.
Who’s with me on this glorious dream vision? Anyone? People?
To be fair to these miserable Chinese in America – lots of white people become bitter and resentful living Asia. I have never seem it as extreme as gmachine and his ilk, but it’s not an uncommon reaction to being a minority without having a larger spiritual perspective that helps give you perspective and detachment.
I have no problem with Asian exclusionism – its historically normal and relatively mild and benign. Its just ridiculous that so many whites moan about it. Its also entirely natural that they do. Gmachine is essentially moaning that while given a comfortable and safe life in America he is denied the very highest levels of status. It’s ridiculous, but also entirely natural.
It is the strangest thing to see these Chinese trying to prove their racial and civilizational superiority….by completely internalizing and submitting to Western values and trying to live up to them.
Its like they still want Master to approve.
If I were a Chinese nationalist I would find that gmachine person cringeworthy.
Fair enough, but Qin is going on about how the Chinese are basically different than the West to the point where they must isolate themselves….so that they can live a lifestyle that is based on Western values? Then how are they different?
Its incoherent – but I respect it, because Qin obviously feels nostalgic for the loss of Chinese values but lacks the intellectual framework to understand this – I can relate – and the cultural and personal self confidence to simply tell Western values to go f***themselves. He is only half mentally colonized by the West.
Gmachine is much more logical and consistent – but he’s fully mentally colonized by the West, and thus wants to beat Master at his own game – based on rules created by Master, of course.
Anyways, poor Chinese. Dont think I fully realized how conflicted they are.