韩非子《八奸》,《五蠹》 2011-08-22 08:51 #1
The passage above is taken from Han Fei Zi. This passage is very relevant today as there are obviously many special interest groups in China that are dominating the Chinese government for their own special interests. It is eerily similar to what is happening today with the Americans and the Japanese as well as Indians and the Vietnamese and the Philippines militaries conducting military drills and exercises around China to intimidate it. And as China gives up more concessions to foreigners, the Chinese special interests also derive more opportunities to make unfair profits to China's loss as a nation. Therefore, the Chinese people should be more discerning about what is happening inside the Chinese government. The Chinese people can no longer assume that the Chinese government is in the full control of patriotic officials. The truth is the Chinese government is already in the control of traitors who are selling out the basic interests of the Chinese motherland to foreigners for their own private profits.
As you read the above I think you will think of Biden who is now in China with obvious intent to intimidate China with all the military threats in S. China Sea and the Korean Peninsula and press China for concessions. "Give us concessions or we sic the Vietnamese on you!"
The last passage is especially important.
For a country to be well administered and powerful, it must rely on its own internal administration. As the quote above says, internal administration cannot rely on foreign relationships. The fundamental problem of China today is that the Chinese government from the time of Deng has depended and relied on establishing closer relationships with foreign countries, especially with Japan and the US which are two of China's historical greatest enemies. This is suicidal. Unfortunately, there are many traitors inside China's government who rely on China's close relationship with these two former enemies to make huge profits for themselves. These are the exporters, tourist agencies, international lawyers, etc. These traitors want China to be peaceful so they are willing for China to give up its sovereign territories. Patriotic Chinese people should see these people as traitors.
In the end, China must be as independent as possible. It is very fortunate for China that it is very rich in mineral reserves and can be independent. But many traitors in the Chinese government want to rely on foreigners even when China can be independent. For example, China has hundreds of billions of tons of iron ore reserve. But 60% of China's annual consumption of iron ore (about 1 billion tons) is imported at tens of billions of dollars. In other words, China pay more to import iron ore than half of its entire military expenditure.
It is civilized to try to maintain peace. But when peace has failed the next step must be war. It is dishonorable and dangerous to continue to plead for peace when it is very clear that foreigners such as Vietnam does not want peace.
China must stop its futher attempts at maintaing peace with 仁 and 智 and instead use its 力 to defeat its enemies.
China keeps trying to talk peace with Vietnam. But the Vietnamese had already said very clearly that they don't want China's friendship; they only want China's land (oil). What the Vietnamese say now is identical to what the people of 齐 had said to 子贡 of 鲁. In the past 子贡辩智而鲁削。Similarly, if China continued to plead for peace (辩智) with Vietnam, then like 鲁 China will inevitably 削.
The world has not change so much. It is time to learn again the ancient wisdoms to protect China.