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Shvoong Home>Society & News>News Items>Newsweek, Nov. 21, 2005 Summary

Newsweek, Nov. 21, 2005

Article Summary   by:rbnstr08    
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Asia’s poor are practically victims of the west. They are victims of the west that has “discovered” them in the early days! If only the west has left themselves to be contented in their own continent, perhaps, Asia would have less poor people than there is today. The English, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese are the culprits! Did they really spread religion and ‘advance’ technology? If one will look at it, the Chinese were better off in technology and medicine in those days! The Japanese have, in the recent past, and now are out-doing the West in terms of useful technology.
The West has simply exploited what the East has! They could not exploit each other anymore in that part of that world, they sought other lands and people to fool! Asians who did not like their way of thinking, customs and traditions were considered undisciplined or uneducated, if not plainly called stupid or idiots. So, those who did not believe in their ways ended up poor because most likely they do not get a share of the ‘pie’ westerners have to offer. That’s the reason why they call Asians all sorts of names! They influenced the ways of thinking Asians have. to their own way.
Because of that humiliation and degradation, Asians have the tendency to be over respectful of them westerns! If only given the opportunity to speak to Asian countries, I would encourage them not to show a single sign of respect to them! Those westerners have used and abused Asians! It is very disheartening to know that once, a dictionary described a Filipina as a “domestic helper”! The question here now is, who is the idiot? The Filipino people should be proud of their being respectful, but the problem is they extend such respectfulness to everyone, even to those who do not deserve it! They always ‘succumb’ to Caucasians! In almost every Asian country, it will be noted that they have different cultures but show of respect is expressed in various ways. Bowing is one of the common gestures they show sign of respect. But mind you, after bow, a high kick or a roundhouse kick could follow if the respect shown is abused! We’ve seen that in martial arts movies but mostly initiated by non-Asians who intend to put one over the Asians! Some sort of their trickery to catch one off-balance or unaware?
Talking about martial arts, it is am art of self-defense exploited again by westerners, and making money out of it either in movies or education! In Asia, martial arts were taught to those who had the DISCIPLINE. In western countries, martial law was taught to those who had the MONEY! That is also why the western people call Asians names, because the value of discipline in Asia, they convert it into money.
Asia is the most war-ravaged country until present time. It is in Iraq and Afghanistan now, where oil could be the issue. The last war in Europe is more than fifty years now. The last war in the USA was among them a century ago was it? Again that is the reason why there are so many poor in Asia. Why, because war does not do any good to any country. If you do not have war in an Asian country you have rebels! And, who is instigating it for obvious reasons, your guess is as good as mine.
Westerners think they have a good analytical mind, they never thought that someone out there in Asia has that inspective mind more than theirs.
Published: November 26, 2005   
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