From: Scott Chase (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 19 Mar 2005 - 18:10:51 GMT
--- Keith Henson <email@example.com> wrote:
> At 03:49 AM 18/03/05 -0800, Scott Chase wrote:
> >--- Keith Henson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > [Posted this on another list, but since it
> > > memes . . . .]
> > >
> > > Re several threads on this list, I make a case
> > > rooted in the stone age that
> > > a lot of the populations of the world are either
> > > stressed (such as
> > > those who dropped out of the middle class in the
> > > or are anticipating
> > > the world getting worse.
> > >
> > > Exceptions are the Chinese, and a few other
> > > countries where economic
> > > conditions are improving and look like they will
> > > a while.
> > >
> >Not sure how you're excepting the Chinese. Better
> >an eye on recent news wrt Taiwan. Could become a
> >for war" sans xenophobia if Taiwan asserts its
> >indepedence as a sovereign state.
> When Tiawan and China go to war without first having
> economic problems,
> falling income per capita, or some other situation
> that make the future
> look bleak, then my prognostication will fail.
I hope it doesn't fail, especially in this case. But I consider it my sacred duty to look for possible holes in your generalizations or cases where they don't apply.
> Making noise doesn't count as war.
Yet it's still a conflict nonetheless. And since Taiwanese and Chinese are relatively homogenous wrt cultural and historic backgrounds "xenophobic memes" wouldn't play much of a role in the islander versus mainlander conflict would they?
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