89% Extroverted ~ 68% Intuition ~ 84% Feeling ~ 89% Perceiving
Enneagram: 2w1 SO/SP Socionics: ENFp
Se 30.4% Si 19.1% - Ne 38.4% Ni 26.4% - Te 23.1% Ti 20% - Fe 46.4% Fi 35.8%
Sanguine | Phlegmatic
Right Brain Dominant
We're all responsible for mass murder and genocide because we let it happen right in front of our eyes and don't do a single thing. We should all feel guilty and ashamed.
Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?
Anyway, about Mao, like violence said, China would have slip into more anarchy and violence if it wasn't because of Mao. Mao made some big mistakes, but he did put the country back into order. China was much better shape against the world in the 1950's than it was in Qing dynasty, where it was being beatened and raped and technologically inferior. And Mao laid the foundation of a strong modern state which made economic progress possible.
Which when you think about it is what Lenin and Stalin did for Russia, in reality all so called communism and socialism has been an effort to rapidly industrialise and modern agraran nations usually cuppled with pre-modern political forms that the respective countries are culturally attuned to, ie Russia had Czarism, China had oriental despotism.
This is how, properly understood, its possible to say that there has never been any examples of socialism or communism in history, however, before any socialists or communists engage in self-congratulation or imagine they've never been responsible for any sort of error its much more so the case that if they havent its because they have not been capable of imagining and then trying out anything which is that different or original from the very status quo they criticise.
England: 50 million people, 50 thousand square miles
France: 65 million people, 260 thousand square miles
Netherlands: 16 million people, 16 thousand square miles
South Korea: 48 million people, 38 thousand square miles
During the 18th century, you had:
England: 5 million people
France: 28 million people
Netherlands: 4 million people
Korea: 3 million people
So why did England succeeded as a superpower, you ask?
The answer is CYNISM and GREED. It was the most brutal cynic and effective exploiter of all. It never hesitated a second to wipe out native people if necessary, unlike its competitors. It never had a project of civilization or culture, England was entirely motivated by greed, greed, and only greed.
Wherever you had an opportunity, there were there.
England lacked the ethics other countries had, it was its chance.
Anyway. The whole thread seems to be designed to attract fools and provoke free arguments, so I'm wondering why I'm answering here... Maybe it means I'm a fool too?
Life is the greatest mass murderer of all.
"A man who only drinks water has a secret to hide from his fellow-men" -Baudelaire