Mar 5, 2020, 5:19 PM
CIVILIZED LIKE VELOCITY IS A THRESHOLD AND SPECTRUM NOT A STATE
—“Curt, how do we consider the Chinese a civilized nation when they do not engage in reciprocity with anyone, and they hack the whole world with false promises and sh—y, toxic goods?”— Ahmed Reda
Civilized means ‘urbanized’, meaning ‘markets’, with ‘market ethics’, which we think of as middle class or ‘civilized’ ethics, combined with producing high culture (arts) as monuments (achievements), the ultimate luxury.
Chinese civilization has been ‘advanced’ in the sense of (a) urbanized, and (b) producing high culture, since the ancient world.
However, Chinese culture has never valued human life as we do in all of its history and the communists made it far worse. A quick perusal of the history of chinese art compared to european will illustrate the self loathing of the chinese toward human beings. A quick read of how many of their own people they have killed in modern, medieval, and ancient worlds, tells the rest.
They are a low trust society still trying to emerge out of endemic poverty. We think they are an old people and they claim to be but they are not. The communists did to china what the (((current leftists))) are trying to do to ours, so the chinese lost all their high culture and traditions and ethics and suffered through the communist experience.
Their priority in value is harmony over human life.
Why this is the case is rather obvious if you understand their history.