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True or False - Cultural Diversity as fuel for all other Vibrancies

The following was placed as a 'comment' following the article by 'Yours Truly Singapore' (One has to wonder how representative a fascist can be of 'singapore'), 'Counter Anti-Foreigner Talk' - more fascist rubbish by the so-called 'democrats' of singapore.



The diversity that Lynda Gratton referred to which leads to more innovative products and services is the diversity of disciplines, not the diversity of nationalities. She used the example of the diversity of engineers, mathematicians, code breakers, cryptographers, crossword puzzle experts and others that cracked the Enigma code during World War II to illustrate her idea of diversity. The spanning of nationalities is incidental, not key to diversity.


ed says,

You got your logic a bit flawed there mate. The diversity of nationality, if synonymous with the diversity of culture, leads to the development of critical mindedness, and expands one's imaginative and even emotive horizon. Simply put, variation in culture contributes to variation in the way a person might look at things, enhances collective empathy, logical skills, vibrancy and passion, etc. Chinese culture does not, relatively speaking, promote such variation. Look at its history, and even how the singapore of today is quite different from the relatively more multicultural singapore of the 70s and 80s.


Variation in disciplines is significantly dependent on variation and interaction between cultural diversity. I suppose, living in a highly 'chinesified' society, you wouldn't know any better. Take a look out side once in a while.

Also remember, that monoculturalism and cultural fascism engenders self-absorption and narrow-mindedness. Check on these tendencies and force yourself to look beyond the perspectively constricted borders of your socio-cultural and national boundaries. Always remember the golden rule, 's/he who knows not more, knows no better'. If you have enough humility to check on yourself and constantly critically introspect, you will realise more in the future than you do now. If not, you remain a significant part of the problem which you bemoan as you will serve as the foundation of the structure whose shabby state you complain about.

Whilst you are at it, ask yourself why when India is, relatively at the forefront of IT and why China is simply the sweatshop. Look at how Chinese history has frequently seen the people being forced to leave the thinking to the elite. Look at the Qingapore of today('Qin' refers to the dynastic origin of the chinese perspective of today. Ed is more partial to the preceding 'Zhou' period, as was Confucius. That would have produced a different and most probably non-fascist culture.) Look at the Chinese family and village system. Look at the how chinese employers seek to 'control' as opposed to 'reason'. Look at how the opposition mindlessly follow their leaders. You will then realise that greater evils are supported and perpetuated by such evil be mirrored at all levels of society. Prove the latter to be untrue, than you can blame the government. But if the latter is proven to be true, then you descend to being nothing more than a symbiotic part of the problem.

I wonder if you can understand any of the above, or would even be inclined to given the chinese tend to think that what is right is what is believed by the majority to be true as opposed to what can be reasoned through.

To all, i would say, try to be less 'chinese' and more 'singaporean'. In other words, become the best of all cultures as opposed to ignoring all to the point that the only culture left recognised becomes the best for want of any others.

You got your logic a bit flawed there mate. The diversity of nationality, if synonymous with the diversity of culture, leads to the development of critical mindedness, and expands one's imaginative and even emotive horizon. Simply put, variation in culture contributes to variation in the way a person might look at things, enhances collective empathy, logical skills, vibrancy and passion, etc. Chinese culture does not, relatively speaking, promote such variation. Look at its history, and even how the singapore of today is quite different from the relatively more multicultural singapore of the 70s and 80s.

Variation in disciplines is significantly dependent on variation and interaction between cultural diversity. I suppose, living in a highly 'chinesified' society, you wouldn't know any better. Take a look out side once in a while.

Also remember, that monoculturalism and cultural fascism engenders self-absorption and narrow-mindedness. Check on these tendencies and force yourself to look beyond the perspectively constricted borders of your socio-cultural and national boundaries. Always remember the golden rule, 's/he who knows not more, knows no better'. If you have enough humility to check on yourself and constantly critically introspect, you will realise more in the future than you do now. If not, you remain a significant part of the problem which you bemoan as you will serve as the foundation of the structure whose shabby state you complain about.

Whilst you are at it, ask yourself why when India is, relatively at the forefront of IT and why China is simply the sweatshop. Look at how Chinese history has frequently seen the people being forced to leave the thinking to the elite. Look at the Qingapore of today. Look at the Chinese family and village system. Look at the how chinese employers seek to 'control' as opposed to 'reason'. Look at how the opposition mindlessly follow their leaders. You will then realise that greater evils are supported and perpetuated by such evil be mirrored at all levels of society. Prove the latter to be untrue, than you can blame the government. But if the latter is proven to be true, then you descend to being nothing more than a symbiotic part of the problem.

I wonder if you can understand any of the above, or would even be inclined to given the chinese tend to think that what is right is what is believed by the majority to be true as opposed to what can be reasoned through.

To all, i would say, try to be less 'chinese' and more 'singaporean'. In other words, become the best of all cultures as opposed to ignoring all to the point that the only culture left recognised becomes the best for want of any others.

That said, your logic in the first paragraph is spot on. Good one. However, one cannot help wonder why the chinese were strangely silent when the non-chinese had to put up with what the chinese now have to put up with in the face of new foreigners.


ed

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