US welcomes Strong China - the Rise of the Confucian Fascist bloc?bbc]
Why is it that the U.S. is making such overt overtures to China as opposed to India. The phrase, ‘keep your enemies closer’ comes to mind. Unlike India, China, besides Japan in the past, is the most expansionist power in s.e.Asia.
In a recent conversation on China, a Chinese girl from singapore queried, ‘but China never attacked any country outside of itself right?’ I said, that is a myth. The China of today is a product of 2000 years of expansion from the year 221b.c. to the present. The size of the ‘China’ Shi Huang Ti ‘united’ is perhaps a quarter or third of the China of today. Much of that which is considered to be China since time immemorial was actually ‘united’ by the Mongols and maintained by a China that has been trained to value one way of thought over various perspectival highways. The expansion of China might have continued except that they were halted by vastly differing states such as India in the west, and Arabia in the north. All other states s.e.Asia tended to have tributary relations with China instead of India which has been fiercely maintained as a loose and multicultural confederation of states for just about all of its history, and where Kings took pride in ruling lands ruled by Kings as they saw no virtue in ruling a land of weak people amongst whom there can be only one ‘Son of Heaven’. (refer to the term, ‘Maharajadhiraja’, or ‘King of Kings’) – and which explains why the Indians from the subcontinent are one of the most perspectivally vibrant peoples in the whole of s.e.Asia, and also why they are commonly ‘less preferred’ in predominantly subservient and traditionalist Confucian states for their critical talents.
But Chinese expansion still continues in other forms. Let’s not forget Tibet, and how China’s diaspora is quite adept at acquiring other s.e.Asian nations for the motherland as witnessed in Singapore for instance – where an originally Malay country now has ‘Mandarin’ as its ‘mother tongue’ – in terms of the promotion of mandarin and Chinese culture over all others, and the government policy of maintaining a Chinese majority – whilst paying lip service to the English that is fronted as the official language. This would, in a way, explain the continuance of the fascist ‘bumiputra’ (sons of the earth) policy in Malaysia which maintains the advantage of the Malays over all others, as, possibly, out of fear that what took place in singapore might also take place there. It’s unfortunate that fascism is used to counter fascism. Both lose out in terms of the value other perspectives can add to predominant ones. Whilst socialism has been historically subverted by capitalism in other countries, fascism seems to breed fascism in other states as a protective response.
So, given the advance of Confucian fascism in s.e.Asia, and given that India is not as belligerent in its multiculturalism so as to serve as a counterweight to China’s monocultural ethos, we cannot blame the U.S. for allying itself with China in the East. The fact that Obama pays no heed to China’s fascist intrusion into Tibet or Xinjiang, the fact that he can attend a summit in singapore which is a verifiably fascist state where the government has used the Chinese population to supplant difference whilst maintaining a policy that is identical to the BNP, indicates that the U.S. is not about global unity, but is responding to a seemingly unassailable eastern fascism in the making. That is why Obama might couch his getting into bed with China in terms of a ‘pragmatic co-operation’, which, in Chinese terms, refers to the populace leaving politics in the hands of the politicians whilst ‘pragmatically’ concerning themselves with working hard to get around the consequences of popular political failure – which is, in a cockleshell, the essence of Chinese ‘pragmatism’.
My mom, an avid follower of the BBC for more than 30 years – I always remember the BBC world service being turned on at 5 in the morning – has said for sometime that there is no significant different between the Americans and the Chinese. I’m inclined to agree. Both view themselves as the ‘greatest nations on earth’; see themselves as the centre of civilisation; have a fanatically patriotic population; are inclined toward a superficial or self-absorbed appreciation of reality where the other is generally a means for self-aggrandizement; and tend to place the beginning of events at the point that they are personally affected, even when they might have previously set things in motion; and are afflicted with the selfsame, ‘you’re either with us or against us’ syndrome. Of course there are differences, but I have to wonder after how the similarities might render the differences superficial enough to render ‘American’ nothing more than a dialect group of ‘Chinese’.
Finally, the American recognition of China in this context will pave the way for the reinforcement of the already growing ‘asian democratic’ movement in China and Singapore that forwards a ‘dual-humanity’ vision of reality. In this, democracy, human rights, and human nature and potentials are appreciated, or depreciated, as cultural idiosyncrasies that ought to be respected as ‘culture’ or ‘our way of doing things’. So if democracy in the west means the movement to eradicate all forms of bigotry, in the east, it is already pervasively referring to cultural fascism applied to the point that there are no distinctions between previously distinctive peoples.
I hate to say this, but as the Chinese diaspora have been sadly deprived of the opportunity to perspectivally advance beyond the confines of its monocultural history, with the aid of exposure to different others, by those who demand that the perspectives of the motherland are adhered to by those taught to identify themselves as 'Chinese', it has come to a point that the Chinese diaspora has now transitioned to being China’s offshore militia stomping on difference and creating a ‘Greater China’ without. The success of this movement in the once Malay, then multicultural, and now Chinese state of singapore is a quintessential case in point. And given the validation received by Obama's thumbs-up for China 'as is' - already reinforced by their hosting the Olympics - the Chinese of today and future generations will have even less reason for critical introspection and will continue the 2000 year old march to assimilate all difference and bring to regional realisation the traditional Chinese view that all civilised peoples will conform to a cultural centre. With China’s increasing elevation with the ‘pragmatic co-operation’ of the U.S., it will serve to further provide China and its diaspora with a mutually advanced self-efficacious boost that is going to, in time, further strengthen Confucian fascism in s.e.Asia and present much of the entire region as the Byzantine half of a global exploitative empire.
God save us all.