Patrickov wrote:For all the faults of the British, American or even the French, at least they have developed a good enough system internally that their colonial actions are well scrutinised.
This is simply untrue.
These countries have "been on top of the game" for so long that they are masters at hiding their atrocities, and coaxing good-natured people into performing them.
It is into "these rules" that China found itself after narrowly escaping being colonized itself by European colonial powers during the last few centuries.
If China simply pursued honest trade practices, non-violence, and transparency, it would be eliminated in no time by lying, thieving, totalitarian colonial powers from Europe and its genocided nation-building projects in North America and beyond.
This is a major problem for ALL DEVOLOPING countries trying to "come of age" in a field dominated by Nazi-like foreign policies from virtually all developed nations. The dupes in these countries (their citizens - us!) are no more innocent than all those blonde German chicks who baked apple strudel for the SS.
Believing your countries national lies doesn't absolve one of the guilt of profiting from intentional ignorance.
The same cannot be said for China.
Yeah, sure. China is more evil. China doesn't play by "the rules."
Tell me, how can the Chinese increase their relative prosperity if they DON'T imitate the developed colonial powers? Would it even be possible, and do you even care about this other "billion" people?
Are the Chinese supposed to just "be nice" and stay poor and vulnerable to Western aggression?