After all, It is just a simple issue in my mind back then.
Maybe as simple as a drop of water, maybe as complex as that drop.
When I tried to defend my nation in my opera community by using English, I had to face the reality that my dear country stabbed me in the back by blanking off this community rudely. I felt really bad about this rigid behavior The Propaganda Department of CCCPC carried out.
There have been too many Cs in my life, I thought. I had just resigned from a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCCC half years ago, now I have to face the omnipresent news Censorship Coverage of CCCPC in the internet. There is a CCC display manage option if I right click on my laptop's desktop. Most maddening of all is that the damn technology provider of the famous advanced GFW System is CISCO.
OK, let it go. I must finish the topic this time.
Like most peers in this country, I was educated to respect the ethnic minorities from childhood. But it's not easy to respect them in a very appropriate manner. The problem is that: they are not just something like the endangered species, they are human-beings. What they need is TRUE respect, which means we are now equal in any way; we can talk about the nice bubby of that girl leisurely. Well, it's not easy for me to swear in the name of my mother that I just respect them. Generally speaking, just like the Western common people never respected the Chinese, the Chinese common people never respected the minorities. All they have is courtesy, unconcerned courtesy with some superiority complex, and pretending to be equal in any ways.
It's harsh, but the truth is harsh.
What's the problem?
First of all, it's not a moral issue.
It's about equality. All men are created equal? It's just a dream. Inequality is constant in the world.
Then we should discuss where does the respect hide.
Take me as a example:
1: I’m not a philanthropist, who loves and respects everything sincerely, I’m sort of so hot tempered that I would easily choose to come to blows with that guy who dare call me by the four-letter words.
2: I’m not such an easy man who would tell every first met friend of his pursuing life ideal or the color of underwear.
So, when I met a wayside poor Tibetan in Ganzi County in my junior year of University, I just felt a little superiority complex and greeted him with courtesy.
But he would think that: hey, that Han people may have mercy on me deep in his smaile, we are born equal, I don't need his any pity.
When the government decided to give the Tibetan 20 bonus point in NCEE, he would take this as another type of pity.
When the temples were destroyed by both the fanatical Tibetan and Han people, he would blame the Han people were evil, and the Tibetan was lost.
When lots of Tibetan and Han people were all starved to death, he would blame the Han people had just carried out a massacre.
The weak nation is inclined to believe them victims and behaves in an one-sided way, the strong people is inclined to let things slide and behaves in a more all-sided way.
So, the world is full of terrorists and cracking down, full of war in every aspects.
The world is not perfect.
I will expain in a short way for what reason should I have such a confident mood?
Well, as a Han-Chinese, I know a little history of the Dynasties of China. The Dynasty of Central Plains of China dominated the somewhat isolated East Asia ever since The First Emperor united China 2229 years ago.
The traditional Chinese Civilization considered the whole world (land under heaven) is composed of the Central Empire (basically suitable for cultivation); the civilized edge Fanshu states (a bit like Vassal states): Corea (Korea), Annam (Vietnam), Wo (Japan), small Kingdoms in Malay Archipelago; North Barren Land, scattered with nomadic barbarians (Huns, East Hu, Turk, Tungus, Qiang-Tibetan, Uighur); Other far away nations (Our historiographer knew the Roman Empire, but the emissary mistook the Persian Gulf territory as Rome Empire and just went home after presenting the credentials to somebody. -_-!).
The East Asia are geographically independent in the ancient times and the Chinese never have the chance to face another powerful Agricultural Civilization’s challenge, all the enemies were barbarians, barbarians and barbarians bla-bla-bla. In the nature of things, the Chinese formed that a little bit silly arrogant world-centered myth.
After the modern nation-states were founded one after another, the Communist Party of China finally united this nation and founded the modern China stumblingly also. It was then 1949, the Han-Chinese just dominated this country like old times, but here comes by a hard nut to crack: there are so many highly civilized powerful countries in the world, how to survive?
In the old times, the North Barren Land (Northwest Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Western Desert Regions, and Mongolian Plateau) was less important when there were no real Civilization threats beyond this region.
But times changed.
to be continued...
CCCC: China Communications Construction Company
CCCPC: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
CCC: Catalyst Control Center (ATI's CCC display management software.)
CISCO: CISCO IS a COllaborator.
GFW: Great FireWall
NCEE: National College Entrance Exam
East Hu (Is there anyone really care about this? I doubt.):
The East Hu people was exterminated by Huns in Qin Dynasty(221B.C-206B.C), the lefted were divided into 2 people: Wuhuan and Xianbei;
Wuhuan was exterminated by Cao Wei Dynasty in 207 A.D, the Xianbei was assimilated into Han-Chinese, the left of Xianbei evolved to Rouran people;
Rouran was exterminated by Turk in 552 A.D, the left were divided into Qidan and Mongolian;
Qidan (Khitan, Katay) people was assimilated into Han-Chinese.
to be continued...