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by cassowary
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Exit the United Nations?
Replies: 48
Views: 2486

Re: Know a people from their heroes

Singaporeans got LKY. Americans got Washington. Russians got Peter the Great. The Chinese got their emperors. Muslims got their Propher. So Singaporeans got a hard edge realism that cits through fluffy sentimentalities. Americans aspire to spread freedom and democracy as what Washington wrested fro...
by cassowary
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Exit the United Nations?
Replies: 48
Views: 2486

Know a people from their heroes

Singaporeans got LKY. Americans got Washington. Russians got Peter the Great. The Chinese got their emperors. Muslims got their Propher. So Singaporeans got a hard edge realism that cits through fluffy sentimentalities. Americans aspire to spread freedom and democracy as what Washington wrested from...
by cassowary
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Exit the United Nations?
Replies: 48
Views: 2486

A Flawed Hero

"Robert Mugabe made 'goodwill ambassador' by World Health Organisation" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/21/robert-mugabe-made-goodwill-ambassador-world-health-organisation/ Well, why not? (blush) He turned the breadbasket of Africa into a basket case. I think he needs to win the goodwill of...
by cassowary
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: A dithering Obama emboldened China
Replies: 53
Views: 2870

Re: A dithering Obama emboldened China

Christianity has a way of bringing the concept of human rights into society unlike Socialism. The pro democracy movements that toppled dictatorships in Taiwan and S Korea were led by Christians. Maybe the Christian lamb will tame the red dragon. I'm afraid that history doesn't support such a sangui...
by cassowary
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: A dithering Obama emboldened China
Replies: 53
Views: 2870

Re: A dithering Obama emboldened China

Christianity has a way of bringing the concept of human rights into society unlike Socialism. The pro democracy movements that toppled dictatorships in Taiwan and S Korea were led by Christians. Maybe the Christian lamb will tame the red dragon. While Europeans steadily move away from religion, som...
by cassowary
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Great Depression’ ahead?
Replies: 30
Views: 729

Re: Great Depression’ ahead?

...the total debt has grown to dangerous levels. At some point the governments of the US, EU and Japan won't be able to pay. Why do you think this has come about? I put it down to a weakness in the one man one vote system which makes making the unpopular decision of cutting spending impossible. The...
by cassowary
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: A dithering Obama emboldened China
Replies: 53
Views: 2870

Re: A dithering Obama emboldened China

By the way, there are more Christians than Buddhists in South Korea. See this.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/20 ... uth-korea/.

Christianity has grown from 1% of the population in 1900 to about 30% today.
by cassowary
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: A dithering Obama emboldened China
Replies: 53
Views: 2870

Re: A dithering Obama emboldened China

Christianity has a way of bringing the concept of human rights into society unlike Socialism. The pro democracy movements that toppled dictatorships in Taiwan and S Korea were led by Christians.

Maybe the Christian lamb will tame the red dragon.
by cassowary
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: A dithering Obama emboldened China
Replies: 53
Views: 2870

Re: A dithering Obama emboldened China

The Chinese regime in China cannot be trusted. That's the reason why Taiwan clings to its indepenence. Taiwan trusts the US more than its fellow Chinese across the Straits. They understand them perfectly. And so do I. I wonder whether a Chinese who became a Christian may not have lost the ability t...
by cassowary
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Great Depression’ ahead?
Replies: 30
Views: 729

Re: Great Depression’ ahead?

The biggest threat to the world economy is government debt. The US, EU, and Japan are highly in debt. How did this happen? Government debt is only problematic if it is placed abroad. True to some extent. They can always print more money. But you will get inflation. Or you can make the payments and ...