4/16/2008

"we are boycotting your party"

can you imagine how you'll feel, if you've been working so hard to host a party for your faraway guest kids who you never met before, and 3 days before the party, these guest kids are responding to your invitation, saying "hey, look, we decided to boycott home party".

So ok, before feeling sad (i'm feeling sad), you may ask why? OK, the reason is "your grandma and grandpa are cracking down a peaceful protest, your grandparents are communists, so they look the same as Nazi German, Nazi sucks, so you also suck! your family is not transparent...

well, who told you that? you even never been to my home and never knew me, how did you feel so confident and so sure about how bad I am. you feel so confident about your source of information? you are so sure about what your parents told you? you even judge from the appearance that we look the same to Nazi German?

about transparency, is that a simple issue, everyone in the world should be transparent? is the world flat? isn't it too naive to think the world village is flat?

plus, is that true that my grandpa and grandma are cracking down a peaceful protest? how much do you know about the infrastructure of this huge family? how different it is from your family? do you know how poor this huge family with 13 billion people is? do you think following the same way as your family could feed those poor people who live under 1 dollar per month?

this country is big,with 1.3 billion people, speaking this language which is totally different from English, and will not disappear for sure and will affect the globalized world for sure. if you truly want to help to make the world better (there are a lot, i believe, at least some of my friends, my classmates), please be rational, be skeptical, be open, be brave to enter into the door and come to the party, after all, you'll lose nothing.

and you'll discover something you didn't know before also.

bias is dangerous.

1 comment:

Liang said...

1. "if you truly want to help to make the world better (there are a lot, i believe, at least some of my friends, my classmates), please be rational, be skeptical, be open, be brave to enter into the door and come to the party, after all, you'll lose nothing."
This same standard should apply to Chinese as well.
2. "expressing different ideas" != "boycotting"
3. "Nazi parents" stuff. This same standard should apply to young Japanese generation.
4. the media freedom argument is kind of weak...
5. CCTV = almost whole chinese media, but CNN != whole western media. I read new yorker and new york book review. Their views sound really rational and reasonable to me.

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