From Expediency to Dynastic Cycle
自由民主是一个渐进的，软件发展的，追求实质进步的，方向性的过程。 美国的发展就是一例。 这种表面缓慢的追求方向实质的发展过程导致了美国长足的良性的进步。 美国不到三百年的自由民主的发展史是对世界其他社会追求表象硬件发展，只重起义，革命，政变的几千年历史的强烈反差与对照。 --- 陈凯
Democracy based on individual freedom is a process that is gradual, often slow, but soft-ware oriented, substantial process of progress. America is the great example of such a directional, substantial progress. On the surface, it looks and feels slow, yet due to its essence of moral direction, it leads to the solid and long-lasting progress we have witnessed that surpasses all. The democratic history of America's less than three hundred years of substantial progress is a sharp contrast to the other societies in the world in their pursuit of "hardware progress", via expediency, violence and bloodshed, via peasant rebellion, revolution, political coup, etc. --- Kai Chen
The Chinese way of thinking can often be summed up with descriptions such as "expediency, shrewdness, power-struggle, quick-grab, superficial..." Yet most Chinese often jeer the American (Western) way of thinking and doing things, saying that it is too slow, too stupid, too inefficient.
On the surface, the Chinese way of unity under despotic rules often looks more effective and efficient. Everyone moves in sync, in unison under the threat of punishment by the authority. But nothing substantial has ever been achieved as exactly the result of such a way of thinking and doing things.
Expediency is not intelligence, and is often the opposite of intelligence. Rebellion, revolution, coup to grab power, all look efficient and quick in achieving a superficial result, as Mao deeply believed: "With political power, you gain everything, without political power, you lose everything." However, these morally degenerate beings without soul will never understand that they are deceiving themselves by ingesting a dose of powerful cultural narcotics. They, with their warped sense of reality due to the drug, will never understand the difference between progress and walking in a vicious "dynastic cycle". Chinese history of stagnation and degeneration of humanity proves my point.
Even today, the majority of Chinese still pursue a "quick fix" to the Chinese problems, namely, borrowing Western technology and know-how for a hardware development, but they entirely ignore and disregard how American and the West have achieved these progresses. The Chinese simply cannot, or refuse to, see the defective nature of the Chinese culture and language. They simply want to pluck the fruits from the West and America to artificially install them on their dried-up, lifeless, poisonous tree left by their ancestors. They simply want a democracy under an emperor, a modernity under the ancient rule, a freedom under despotism, a strong nation under the leadership of a bunch of self-castrated, inept eunuchs whose only goal is never pursuit of happiness and freedom, but castrating everyone in sight to feel a little consolation themselves.
"Americans are stupid, you see," the Chinese often tell you. "They argue and fight in their congress for months only to change a word in their law. What a waste of time and effort!" The Chinese always admonish their offsprings: "Do it the Chinese way -- whatever is quick and convenient, whatever works at the moment, whatever our ancestors have taught us."
These expedient and shrewd Chinese will never realize that they are only walking into the vicious cycle their ancestors have destined them to follow: A "quick-fix" without intelligence, without moral direction, without progress, just to "feel" good, just to save "face". Vision and morality are forever lost.
The Chinese still only have those fleshy eye balls, but they still cannot see.
Best. Kai Chen 陈凯