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RE: 屎虼螂的颂歌 Sing in Praise of Dung Beetles

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学会“海中游泳”还是仍旧“在尿盆里扑腾”
Universal/Eternal Human Values vs. “Chinese Characteristics”


建立“共后的自由人文化心态”比“倒共”本身重要百倍
Establishing a “Free Culture” is more important than “Overthrowing Communist Regime”


“自由人” 对抗“中国人”序列
“Free Beings” vs. “Chinese” Series


By Kai Chen 陈凯 11/22/2011 www.kaichenblog.blogspot.com

许多“海外反共人士们”常常哀叹、诧异中共的“迟迟不倒”。 他们也常撰写文章分析其中的原因。 殊不知他们自身的“用中国的传统专制倒共”的逻辑使他们自己成为了“中共不倒”的主要原因。 他们自身的逻辑与道德的虚无与混乱正是问题的症结,而绝非解决问题的“对症下药”。

当人们高喊“民主”、“人权”的时候,他们从不意识到中共在反国民党取得政权之前喊得是同样的口号。 被长期欺骗的中国的人们自然地会做出一个无奈的但逻辑的结论 – “有什么用?”(言外之意:谁也不是什么好东西。) 迷恋于“追求完美的专制”而从不相信有普世终极的“人的价值”导致了中国的人们对一个“不可能完美但永远向前的‘自由社会’”无动于衷。 甚至有人常常撰文抨击美国的自由宪政文化,指责其“太自由了”。 “太自由社会就会大乱”,“有了枪那还得了”,“我们中国就是要有中国的特色”,“中国人就是要有人管”、、,如此论调比比皆是。

中共当局也乘机、乘乱、乘糊涂而入,不断用什么“新文化”洗脑运动告诉人们: 世界上没有什么“好与坏”、“真与假”、“对与错”、“进步与落后”,“正义与邪恶”,更没有什么普世终极的“人的价值”。 既然世界上一切都是“黑”的,都是以“强弱”、“内外”、“你我”、“上下”的利益而定的,那一个人的选择就是在“你的黑”与“我的黑”之间,在中国的“邪恶”与西方/美国的“邪恶”之间,在我们的“枪杆子/强权”与他们的“枪杆子/强权”之间。 当然了,在“龙的传人”的道德虚无的心态中,选择中国的与祖宗的“黑”与“邪恶”是理所当然的了。

我常说: 在西方/美国不是没有邪恶,但西方的基督文化告诉人们邪恶绝不是良德。 在一个自由社会中,人们认知自身的“原弊/不完美”也懂得“人是绝成不了神”的。 由此人们从不期待“有原弊的人”会建立一个“完美”的社会与制度。 人们只基于普世终极的价值去着力建立与维护人的“生命、自由、尊严”与“对个体幸福追求的权利”。 基于对普世终极的价值的存在的信仰,西方/美国的人们不断地用“基督精神”的指南走入未知、创造求新、走向未来与希望。 这是一个“方向性的(向前行的)文化心态”。

在中国,人们的文化心态则是与西方/美国相反。 在几千年的“驴拉磨”、“抽陀螺”的“专制朝代文化”的心态中,人们用“道德虚无/道德相对”的心态建立与维护了一个“好就是坏”、“真就是假”、“黑就是白”的“强权/杀人决定一切”的“人鬼文化”。 “繁荣富强”、“为国为民族”、“和谐小康”等“用群压个”“用权压值”“用多压少”“用枪/强欺弱”成了“中国人”的“普世终极”的“具有中国特色”的反价值的病态迷恋。 在中国,邪恶被认为是良德,精明的欺骗被认为是智慧, “偷抢骗”被认为是“赚钱”,“愤青报国”被认为是勇敢,抄袭、剽窃、模仿被认为是创造,“送红包、拍马屁、受贿行贿”被认为是有“中国特色”的“关系学”,“强奸、诱奸、卖淫”被认为是“爱情”的同义语,没有尊严的“混日子”被认为是“生活”。

对照一下这两种文化心态,你还能说希望与绝望、存在与虚无是一回事儿吗? 你还能说在尿盆里扑腾的“黄色文化”与在自然界的大海中畅游的“蓝色文化”是一回事儿吗? 你也可能会说: “有什么不一样? 都是液体,都是咸的,尿盆里的尿撒多了(GDP)人就可以浮起来。 只不过我们是中国特色 – 黄的。” 你也可能会说: “有什么不一样? 在西方/美国也一样:有时左、有时右、有时快、有时慢。 驴拉磨/抽陀螺与‘向前行’的感觉不都是一样的吗?” 最终你也可以说: “反正人总得死。 死与生没有什么本质区别。 下辈子又是一个人。” 无怪乎“中国人”活着的时候好像他们永远都死不了,死的时候又好像他们一分钟都没有活过。

中共党朝不倒,事情只能越来越坏。 中共党朝倒了,事情也不一定就会变好。 伊朗与埃及就是例子。 共产党曾高叫: “只要打到了蒋家王朝,中国就会有希望/民主”。 真的吗?!

中国的共产王朝就如同中国的历代王朝一样,都逃不过衰败、腐朽、灭亡的朝代规律与命运。 它的末日就在眼前。 一个被蛀虫蛀空的,腐烂的树是没有生机的,必然倒塌的死木头。 像中国专制的许多王朝一样,中共党朝的倒台很有可能并不是由于外部力量的推挤,而是在于内部的腐败与分赃不均而引起的。 这就说明共后社会的心态与价值的准备(“用什么来取代中共党朝?”这一命题)比“倒共”本身重要一百倍。

“中共必倒”这一事实绝不等于说“共后的社会”就自然是一个自由的道德社会。 人们今天更需要将注意力放到“共后社会”的建立上: 但至今我还没有看到一点迹象表明人们在对未来有设想、准备与行动。 我曾在“共后时代的标像符号及语言/一些构想”一文中表达了我的观点。 我也希望更多的人们将注意力集中到“共后自由社会”的建立上。 什么样的文化心态、政治构架、宗教信仰、宪法法律、语言艺术、标像符号等等是人们要从头开始建立的? 什么样的文化心态、政治构架、宗教信仰、宪法法律、语言艺术、标像符号等等是要被彻底摈弃的? 人们是否还想用“追求完美专制”的心态去“自上而下”地“走捷径”而再误入“驴拉磨”“抽陀螺”的“专制朝代的无奈循环”的歧途? “中国人”对邪恶的无限容忍与对良知真理漠视的能力总是能让我膛目结舌。

共产王朝比国民党邪恶一百倍。 谁又能保证“返祖复古”的“共后王朝”不比共产王朝再邪恶一百倍呢? 为什么人们总是在“坏与更坏”之间无奈徘徊而拒绝建立“方向性”的,基普世终极价值而在“好与更好”之间做出个体的选择并承担后果与责任呢? “婊子牌坊”的中间道路是没有的。 你必须选择。

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RE: 屎虼螂的颂歌 Sing in Praise of Dung Beetles

in 陈凯论坛 Kai Chen Forum 不自由,毋宁死! Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:40 am
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Trio of Tyranny in China
中国专制的三暴虐 - 文字,文化与政治


China's Despotism - From linguistic tyranny, to cultural tyranny, to governmental tyranny

“自由人”对抗“中国人”序列
"Free Beings" vs. "Chinese" Series

  
  - The trio of tyrannies and its horrific effect on the formation of Chinese slave mindset – a treatise and indictment on the Chinese dehumanization process -
  
By Kai Chen 陈凯 (Written 4/10/2006, Reprint 8/29/2011)
  
  As people puzzled over the persistence of the Chinese communist regime after the collapse of the communism as an ideology world wide, only a few saw the roots of the Chinese despotism. Many are not willing, some not able, others lacking courage to recognize the connection between the Chinese traditional culture and the current deplorable state of affairs in China. Almost all reject even the slightest suggestion that the Chinese character-based, syllabic language has something to do with the formation of Chinese mind-set which can only be properly coined “complete slavery and dehumanization of human beings”.
  
  Some even suggest that preservation of a Confucian culture is paramount in reforming the Chinese society and curing the ills in the Chinese mind. To me this suggestion is tantamount to saying that solution to communist tyranny and dictatorship is the communist party, and the cure of AIDS is introducing more HIV virus. Some, with various motives and deep secret complex, come in a hurry to defend the indefensible cruel Chinese feudal culture. And they defend even with more vehemence than the despotic masters the origin of the Chinese tyranny – the character-based, syllabic Chinese language. The panic feels like as if someone is digging into their ancestors’ untouchable graves. It is as if someone is touching that “sacred cow” in their hearts. No matter how much they hate the Chinese communist party and its despotic regime, they are willing to defend the roots of it with their blood and lives. Sounds comically contradictory, doesn’t it? Some, even come with more hilarious accusation against those who point out the intrinsic and inseparable connection between the Chinese language and culture with the miserable human condition in China today, calling them “traitors of the Chinese race” and “harboring ulterior motives to demean the Chinese”, and “potential dictators in the future”….
  
  Their entire defense not only fails to exonerate the evil culture that has been created to destroy individuals, humanity and freedom, their preposterous accusation against those who see the evil shows exactly how their mind-set of cultural, linguistic and governmental slavery has been formed. That mind-set is the living proof of the existence of evil.
  
  The following is a treatise to detail the process of Chinese dehumanization of individuals through this “trio of tyrannies” and an indictment against this evil origin of the complete alienation and enslavement of Chinese mind over their own existence.
  
  Chinese Linguistic Tyranny
  
   (Since Chinese society is patriarchal in nature, I will use “man” and “he” in the composition of this essay. This is not to demean or ignore female human beings.)
  
  From the moment a Chinese toddler starts to put sounds and symbols together, he is handed a brush with ink as his writing tool. (Nowadays a pen or pencil is usually the case) He is presented with a paper with lines and usually a series of rectangle boxes with four evenly divided quadrants in each box. In front of him is a text of writing samples dated maybe hundreds of years back to his ancestors. He is told that his task of learning to write is first and foremost to mimic the perfect symmetry and forms in those pictorial images his ancestors left for him. During this process of repetition, copy, mimic of his ancestors’ leftover in his initial contact with human knowledge, his own dehumanization against his own individuality has formally begun.

  He learns that creativity and initiatives are not important; conformity is. He learns that his own mind is not important; his ancestors’ legacy is. He learns that he as an individual is not important; competing with others to see who comes closer to the original forms left by his ancestors is. He learns that meaning and substance of the word is not important; the appearance - the formation, the image and the shell is. He is further confounded, yet not knowing consciously, with the fact that language is not a tool to comprehend and analyze phenomena to reach to reality, rather it is an artistic endeavor to please the eye, and the others. However, in this supposed artistic endeavor, he is not allowed to create and produce. He is forced to copy, to memorize, to follow… His two hemispheres of the brain are inundated with conflicting input of symbols and images. (We now know that all humans have the same structure in their brains – one hemisphere in charge of language, analysis, abstract thinking, logic, rationality.., and the other art, music, concrete images, creative impulses…) His analytical hemisphere is being force-fed with pictorial images, instead of abstract symbols, while his artistic hemisphere is starved with a strict and deliberate stifling of his instinct and impulse to create. In learning to write the Chinese characters, he is weaving and knitting an elaborate and intricate mesh to smother his own brain, to restrict his own initiatives, to deny his individual uniqueness.
  
  While humans are endowed by our creator to have a unique human quality to create, change and reform our surroundings and environment to serve our own purposes, as a distinctive quality from other creatures, the cruel and inhumane process of Chinese systematic stripping of this unique human quality has effectively taken place with their young, in the form of indoctrination of a confusing and crippling linguistic system. The very possibility of human creative spark is effectively eliminated. One does not have to snip the bud. The bud has never appeared for it has died long before it can ever manifest itself. The very mind of each distinct individual is thus insidiously being forced into a tiny rectangle box from which he will never be allowed to escape to return to his nature of free being.
  
  By the time he is taught to compose sentences, he is further stripped of concept of time by a lack of tense in the Chinese verbs. Though the adverbs are constantly put in to modify the verbs, he has been reduced to never have had a strong sense of sequential events according to time. As his study of Chinese language progresses, he has found that he lacks a distinction between individual and collective, for in Chinese verbs there is no such differentiation of plural and singular. “People” can be viewed as something like an inseparable entity while an individual’s uniqueness is severely diminished. Last time I checked, a fascist view of collective as a living entity has the same connotation. He further learns that in pronunciation of chinese third personnel, there is no distinction between genders and between humans and animals or between humans and a rock. The dehumanization process is deepening.
  
  He finds that he cannot read and write to communicate till he is six or seven years old, with barely enough storage of Chinese characters laden with pictorial images, memorized through repetition in his analytical hemisphere of the brain. He is forever crippled in coming up with new abstract ideas.
  
  As he goes further in his study of his ancestors’ leftovers/feces, he finds that he is strictly forbidden from creating any new Chinese character by himself. All 50,000 Chinese characters are all he can copy and use in his understanding of his world of reality, though only about 5,000 in normal usage. By definition, all human knowledge on earth has stopped within the confinement of these 50,000 some Chinese characters. He can only try to manipulate, combine the existing characters to describe what he sees, not to invent new concepts. Thus the primary function of Chinese language is to describe, not to prescribe, is to inherit, not to expand, is to please, not to pursue, is to control, not to discover, is to possess, not to enjoy. the alienation is thus thorough and complete – the tool has become the master to be served with total devotion of chinese human lives. The creators of the language have become the slaves of the same language.
  
  With the rigid and stagnant Chinese language in place and in charge, humans are not here to create; they are only here to procreate. Humans are not individuals with indivisible integrity, dignity and uniqueness; humans are only an indistinguishable blob of flesh and blood of fleeting images, banded together by a tiny rectangle box to experience excruciating pain and suffering, much like a contortionist. Conclusion: The Chinese language is an inhuman and inhumane language which only facilitates a perverse dehumanization process among the Chinese masses/population.
  
  In sharp contrast, English, as a multi-syllable, alphabetic language, takes the premise that humans are free and unique beings. Language is their tool to serve their lives’ purpose, not their master to dominate and control their existence. With English language, children as early as three years old can read and write and communicate effectively with their peers. The abstract, alphabetic symbols of the language – the letters can be easily and freely assembled and dissembled and resembled to create new words that represent new discoveries and new concepts. They are designed to be abstract to input information into human brain’s abstract hemisphere. and the meaning of the word and compositions, not calligraphy, is the most important aspect of learning such a language. With this language, humans are allowed to be humans – free, creative and exploratative. With the way human brain is hardwired, there is no doubt that English language (alphabetic and multi-syllable) is a human and humane language.
    
  Chinese Cultural Tyranny
  
  From the moment a spark of consciousness start to flicker, a Chinese youth witnesses at first hand, how humans treat each other and how he is treated by these humans around him. Another dimension of Chinese dehumanization process is taking place in his perception of reality – a cultural tyranny starts to dominate his life.
  
  When the infant starts to observe his surroundings and tries to make sense out of them, the first thing that enters his mind is the fearsome hierarchy everyone carefully follows and obeys. In this invisible hierarchy, everyone’s identity is predetermined by his birth and gender. He discovers that one cannot open his mouth unless he does so according to the echelon he occupies in this hierarchy. He has to find out how old he is, how much money he makes, what connections his family has in relations with this classification of superiority and inferiority. He has to know his gender stratification, male as always being on top of female. He has to know every title and name in the generation differentiation and address his peers by proper titles and names. He has to know exactly all of these before he can open his mouth.
  
  He is conditioned to know that the highest echelon in the hierarchy is the ubiquitous officialdom in the government, and the highest judicial judge in morals and all affairs affecting him is the highest official in this government – the emperor, chairman, president. He now knows that the God in his life is China itself – a nation with a border, a population with the same racial and ethnic features, a way to behave and think – never disturbing the existing order. China is the combination of all the desirable values in his life. He will be dedicating his entire life to this invisible God.
  
  As he continues to grow up and further immerses himself in the Chinese literature, cultural habits and order of things, he finds that he himself as a person gradually dissolved and disappeared in the cultural soup everyone is stirring to cook into a shapeless entity. Everyone starts to behave in the same manner according to this invisible hierarchy, and no one is distinct and unique by himself. For the first time, he tastes the fearsome power of his cultural environment. That faceless everyone is called Big Family which he is obligated to preserve and please. Everyone seems to want to please everyone else and no one however, wants to initiate anything. Passivity is the order of the day and fate is everyone’s master. Learning to patiently live with desperation and helplessness is a must if he wants to survive. And it even becomes an art. He starts to cheat, lie, manipulate, intimidate, pretend… Anything he does is alright so long as he is to preserve and please the big family. Saving face is the biggest concern for everyone, from top down. The Big Family and the government that represents it has become his overlord and his entire individual worth is to be judged by only it.
  
  He practices hard to write beautiful calligraphy, for he knows without the beautiful and unobtrusive appearance, everything else is meaningless. One will have hard time climbing the social ladder if one’s calligraphy is no good. The more he self-effacing his own being, the more likely he will climb high. He learns to entertain himself by practicing Chinese violin, but finds that the bow is stuck between the strings and he can only play one string at a time. The music that comes out of the instrument always bears a sad, lonely, helpless tone he can never escape. He picks a brush to paint a picture, but finds that only water color is available. The painting comes out will always be smeared and blurred. The human image that comes out of the water color has no spirit, no deep feelings, no facial expressions, and no passion (not to mention there is no shades and no one know where the light comes from). Even this dubious representation of humans on paper cannot last long. The water color always fades over time. A blurred image of reality for others to guess and feel is the standard of art.
  
  He is frustrated, trying to find and etch a permanent mark for himself in the history of China. He starts to read the Chinese classic literatures, for in there he can find all kinds of intrigues, plots, manipulation of emotions, pretentious grace.., widely applied in the chinese officialdom. He attends school to memorize and mimic all the tactics and tricks to use, abuse and manipulate others humans so he can climb over their corpses to advance in this hierarchy. He learns how to mesmerize his victims by pretending to be their savior, making them believe they are all victims of others. Like a king cobra, he wants to desensitize and distract his prey by letting them focus on his beautiful and symmetrical markings, the carefully planned, mesmerizing movements, the ingenious camouflage, and the speedy and powerful strikes. He does not want others to know his nature. He is doing everything to hide it. He has learned all these through the books he has read and observation he has made and he is well versed in all of them. None of the education process has focused on the nature, the essence, and the substance of things and phenomena. No moral judgment has ever been rendered. So he is not about to start to attract others’ attention on his deadliness and his poisonous-ness. He has become the master of all his ancestors’ teachings. His only goal: to acquire power as much as he can. The more power he has, the more he is close to the omnipotent and arbitrary head of the big family, and the more he approaches God/being God.
  
  However, he is very unhappy and insecure, for every step up he climbs, he is losing something - something he could not describe and may never recover. But he somehow senses that something is essential for his fulfillment and happiness. He becomes more and more drained and emptied, but the urge to climb even higher is so great that he cannot stop. It is just like, no, it is exactly like a narcotic addiction. The more you have, the more you want to have, even knowing it is killing your organs, killing your humanity. He now is in the deep grip of a powerful, enticing presence he can never escape without help from outside/divine forces.
  
  But the outside help never comes. All the cultural narcotic addicts never admit they are addicts. He is no exception. His mental health starts to deteriorate. He can not distinguish right from wrong, illusions from reality, truth from falsehood, what is good for him from what is harmful…. Yet he continues the path of climbing toward that illusive peak in the officialdom, knocking down adversaries ruthlessly with no mercy. He never feels safe, for everyone else is doing just the same. He is exhausted but he dares not to stop or relax. Momentary reflection of himself scares the hell out of him, for he does not have guts to admit how deep and how far he has embarked on this road of self-destruction. And he knows it is all his making. and relentlessly, the atrocious/miserable/meaningless end is coming.
  
  One day, a more ruthless and poisonous adversary knocks him off the ladder of officialdom. He falls and ready to give up and die. Before he dies, he curses the enemy; he curses back luck; he curses fate; he curses all others. He even curses the system for failing him, not knowing or admitting he is exactly the essential part of it, the foundation of it. His only lesson from all this is: (and he will tell all his children about it) next time, if there is ever going to be one, I will be more ruthless, poisonous and deadly. In the process of victimizing each other, everyone becomes inescapably victimized. The cycle of men-eating-men is thus completed.
  
  Such is a soulless life’s story. Such is a loveless life. Such is a joyless existence. Such is a zombie’s journey. Such is a definition of evil and corruption. Such is the portrait of a Chinese cultural slave - a Eunuslawhore (eunuch, slave, prostitute).
  
  Contrast distinctly from this cycle of dehumanization, Christian ethics stresses exactly the opposite of this men-eating. It preaches that every individual human being is an entirely unique universe, a beginning and end in himself. He is not to be used, abused and abandoned as some used-up tools by others, no matter how many they are in quantity. In short, he is not to be a mean to an end, but an end in itself. Because of such an inalienable and inseparable nature of the entity, he is endowed by god to have rights and freedom; therefore, he has the possibility to be happy and joyful. No one, no matter how powerful he is as in the case of a government, should be morally justified to define such a being. He is indeed a sacred creation and only god can design him and make possible for him to discover that sacred design. Bias, prejudice, power for the sake of control and self-degradation are detested in such an ethics and culture. Dignity and respect are coined to depict such a being as unique and irreplaceable. Nothing can be ever justified without his own individual consent, for only he knows his own values and worth. Group and government oppression is viewed as the embodiment of evil. Servitude and slavery is as insidiously detrimental to human mental and spiritual health as viruses and narcotic addiction. Equality among humans is a natural extension in the very fact that each and every one of individuals must ultimately face god and himself, not others and governments. Conscience and spiritual integrity is established in such a cultural environment. Self-direction rather than others-direction becomes the orientation of such moral being. Creativity and productivity, Not robbing, begging, cheating and stealing, flows like fountainhead, nourishing a new generation of such free beings. Values are constantly produced and nothingness inevitably sneered and discarded.
  
  Such is a human ethics. Such is a human culture. Such will be the humanity's future.
   
  Tyranny of Chinese Political Institutions
  
  When a crippled Chinese adult, mentally and spiritually ill-equipped, enters into the political arena characterized by the omnipresent Chinese officialdom, he painfully discovers that he is further trapped and demeaned by the very institutions his ancestors left to control him. He is viewed as nothing more than a cog on an enormous grinder aimed to mix truth with falsehood, right with wrong, black with white, existence with nothingness. Every ounce of everyone’s individual energy is absorbed and usurped to contribute to the speed of the spinning machine. In the cultural soup it produces, nothing is distinct and unique and nothing can be used as values, particles and concrete foundation to build anything. The only function of such a political machine is to drown everyone with this toxic cultural soup and make him a part of its ingredient to kill still many others.
  
  Fostered and boosted by the linguistic tyranny and cultural tyranny, the political machine his ancestors created and left for him is a ferocious and insatiable beast of destruction.
  
  As his maturing consciousness starts to question his own being in his political surroundings, he finds that no one is in charge and henceforth no one is able to change this political environment. Everyone is only operating in it, much like everyone is using the same Chinese characters to write. No one is able to create anything in this political environment, much like no one is able or supposed to create any Chinese character by himself. He is trapped. He further finds that in this political culture, government precedes people. Government is viewed to have existed even before humans appear on earth. Government authority comes from the mysterious “heaven” and it has nothing to do with human beings. So the emperors have all been called “sons of heaven” and everyone who dares to question this order and authority is doomed to “hell” and eternal ostracism.
  
  Thus, the government has always been viewed as parents, and the masses under it have always been viewed as some infantile children in need of care. Government officials are endowed with titles such as “parental officials” and the people “children people”. A person is born not free, but underneath this parental government and the power it wields. Any limited freedom is freedom in a cage, and freedom to obey and conform, for he is reared and raised by the government and the emperors. He has been taught that when the big river has water, the small creeks will flow. Even God in heaven is with a title “jade emperor”. It is the emperor that gives people their clothes and food. It is the nation and government that give people their livelihood and meaning of life.
  
  He has read from all the literature that his ancestors have left that all heroes in Chinese history are “nation loving” heroes. All immortals he ever worships are ancestral officials in the emperors’ court. Everything that has any values in China is tied with officialdom. Government and officialdom is not only he depends on for his livelihood, but he depends on for his meaning of life. All the educational institutions have one aim – to produce “nation loving” and “emperor loving” officials in the echelon of governmental hierarchy. The higher he climbs in the official ladder, the more power he acquires and hence the more meaning in life he has. Thus, he stops/kills all his other interests and endeavors and focuses only on one thing – joining officialdom to climb the ladder.
  
  In the process of climbing the ladder, he learns further from his ancestors and the knowledge they have left via those rectangle boxes written in those thread-bond books all the official tricks, plots, deceits, maneuvers, manipulations. He is well versed in the spirit all these books and the ultimate message they espouse – “the end always justify the means”. So long as he is for others and for the helpless masses, all his excessive tactics and murderous methods are thoroughly justified. His only slogans in his heart are “loyal to the emperors, loyal to the nation/party-dynasty, loyal to the ancestors and all the language, institutions, culture they have left to him.”
  
  He has learned that the most effective method of controlling the masses with their infantile and meaningless existence is to hold their loved ones, their family, and anything including their own profession they love, hostage. If one offends the order of the court, the entire family suffers, the generations related to the person in anyway suffers. No one is responsible for himself anyway, so everyone else around him must be responsible. Here is the most effective weapon in his arsenal, among others like confusion, fatalism, superstition, jealousy, denial, blindness to truth… Though he himself is subjected to the same control mechanism, he is nonetheless enthusiastically enforcing the order using these means, for the illusion is the higher one climbs, the freer one becomes.
  
  Not only family is used to be the hostage in this scheme of things, family is used as the very control mechanism to subdue everyone in it. Family has become the very basic unit of the government, to serve the government. The very word “nation” (Guo, Jia 国家) in Chinese is simply composed with two characters – nation and family. The saint of all Chinese – Confucius has long deemed the Chinese moral order to be inviolable – “emperor to subordinates, father to sons”. The bigger the government, the better, and since family has become the basic unit of the government, the entire society does not only belong to the government, it is indeed the government itself. Separation of government and society has never existed in China. Any political order in China is only the extension of personal order of the individual and his identity. An ingenious design it is indeed, by the ancestral saint-the Confucius.
  
  In the later years of China's modern history, Mao only further inherited/enhanced this very Chinese tradition of building the entire China into a giant prison, in which everyone can be potential a spy to report on others to the authority, particular within the family. So why build prisons to hold those unruly scoundrels like in the USSR under Stalin? Instead, the chinese under mao have followed our ancestors under emperors and confucius: They make the entire society governmental, and make the entire population prisoners of their own family, or their own relations with others. Yes indeed this is exactly what has happened during the notorious cultural revolution. The poison has seeped through every pore of the society and the corruption via total surrender by the individuals is thorough and complete.
  
  America represents the exact opposite of the Chinese experience: It is based on individual freedom with a solid foundation in Christian faith; therefore each and every individual is fully aware of his or her responsibility to his own conscience and action. Its political institutions are established on the premise of human fallibility and subsequent potential abuse by government and majority. Separation of power, checks and balances within the political power structure, a constitutional base to limit government and guaranty individual rights, federalism to ensure a bottom-up direction from individual sovereignty to local autonomy to limited federal government.., all are the healthy and necessary institutions aimed at expanding individual freedom. Government is contracted to serve people’s purposes, not the other way around – people are subdued to serve the government. Legitimacy, transparency and openness are understood to be the concern of all the individual citizens in their eternal vigilance to guard their liberty and rights against tyranny. American political institutions are human institutions for human interests, freedom and happiness.
  
  Conclusion
  
  Over two thousand years ago on this land that humans inhabited, a divergence of humanity began to emerge. In the East over the vast land of Asia, a process of dehumanization started with the unification by an emperor with his swords, bloodshed, and oppressive force over the population on his domain. Through the intrinsic defects of its own language, the facilitation of eunuch official intellectuals, and the state power, human beings had become the subjects and slaves of their own creation. They have been terrorized by the very alienation they created ever since and become deformed humans with twisted mind-set. A stagnant and vicious circular course of history has been the order even today.
  
  About the same period over on the other side of the planet, a quiet and powerful revolution to recognize and confirm humanity also began to take shape, championed not by someone with swords, but by a mild-mannered man dressed in rags who never held any official position. A new kind of values was being preached upon the population and into the very soul of humans – truth, liberty, equality, individuality, fraternity, tolerance, creativity… Through the sparks he has ignited, a torch has been lit to light up the course of human history. History would never be a circle to trap humans with their corpses and misery. History started to advance toward life, freedom and joy. Humans are no longer the slaves of their own creations. They have become their own masters over their own language, their own culture and their own political institutions. A liberation of the human souls has enables them to advance through darkness toward better and better future. America is the epitome of this very advancement.
  
  In the West, human beings continue to advance along the line of liberty for humanity. in the East, human beings continue to be trapped by the tyranny of their own culture and government. They are nothing but slaves of their own cultural conditioning and tools of the despotic state they have created and passively obeyed. The gap is gigantic.
  
  In view and analysis of what has impeded Chinese society from entering modern history and join the community of free nations, I am confident that these three mountains – the three tyrannies that have oppressed the Chinese people without them knowing the nature of the tyrannies, must be removed before any healthy human institutions can be developed. The dehumanization process via these three tyrannies must be stopped and destroyed. Human beings must be returned to their original form intended by their creator – free, full of life, joyful and creative, the masters of their own environment, their own language, their own culture, their own political institutions, their own fate, their own future. The thorough and complete alienation of individual human beings to their creations must be reversed. The vicious dynastic cycles must be reviled, condemned and eliminated. a society of individual human beings, by individual human beings, for individual human beings must be finally realized. China must join the post-historical America by emulating its examples to release the tremendous energy of human creativity and productivity of its own citizens. Let’s start to remove the three mountains and the tyranny they have imposed on the Chinese people for thousands of years. Let's start this process from ourselves as free and responsible individuals.


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中西方生活方式的根本差异
The Difference between China and the West


第一哲学

(2011-06-10 13:51:10)转载▼标签: 生活方式窝里斗民主杂谈

鲁迅说:“不是很大的鞭子打在背上,中国自己是不肯动弹的。”为什么?因为中国人对于自己的糟糕透顶、极不人道的生活方式太过自信与麻木。

【生活方式决定制度属性】

关于中西差异,一般理论认为是民主与专制的差异。然而,人们可以这样反驳这个理论:西方也有相当漫长的专制历史。这个反驳是否成立?

经过深入分析,我们不难知道,中西的专制主义也存在着根本性的差异。因为在制度的后面,都有一个决定着制度的信仰体系。所以,考察一个社会,关键不是制度这些表层的东西,而要看人们信仰什么。而信仰体系的表现形式就是一个社会群体的生活方式以及思维方式,二者相辅相成,它们是制度与文化的深层结构。所以,通过它们,进行中西社会的对比,往往最有说服力。

在生活方式上,中西完全背离。中国是唯物主义的,而西方是唯心主义的。中国人活着,“为腹不为目”;西方人则追求生命的价值与意义。苏格拉底说过,“未经审视的人生,不值得一过。”所以,西方越是在黑暗的历史时期,越是能够涌现出甘为真理献身的伟大心灵。中国人呢?至少在鸦片战争以前,连审视自身的智力都不具备!在中国,几千年的文明史只有沾满血迹的“内讧”、“窝里斗”几个字。没有信仰,也没有真理。

大家都知道杜威的名言“民主是一种生活方式”,然而,其具体含义是怎样的,估计大部分人说不清楚。我认为,它至少有以下方面:1、从起源上看,民主是一个文化传统,是西方文明的特产,是西方人的一种生活方式;尽管在今天民主不再是西方的专利,但有一个事实是,至今仍有不少国家不搞民主。2、民主首先是伦理,其次才是政治。也就是说,民主是讲道德、不作恶的生活方式。3、民主使得人类始终处于广泛联系与协作之中,因此民主体制能够激发并融合所有社会个体的智慧,从而使得社会整体将错误降至最低。也就是说,民主是重合作、互益型的生活方式。4、民主是人类探索真理的康庄大道,没有民主,就没有哲学,也没有科学。同时,民主的理想决定了社会关系的“公私分离”以及人际关系的“不残酷”。所以,民主是讲理性、求正义的生活方式。也因此,民主是一种能够有效降低社会交易成本、不断提升社会效率,使得社会逐渐进化得以可能的生活方式。

那么,什么是中国人的生活方式呢?我好像至今没有看到过一个比较清晰、准确的说法。所以,现在“我就给你一个说法”:中国人的生活方式就是“窝里斗”,这是一种不讲道德、缺少合作、没有理性、无视正义的作孽、愚蠢而且相互戕害、不断败坏的生活方式。一言以蔽之,中国人的窝里斗就是一种轻蔑人类,并“使人不成其为人”的生活方式。这种窝里斗的生活方式就是中国社会长期停滞不前,难以走向民主的历史文化根源。窝里斗,应该算是中国文化最具“特色”的一面,也是中国人最恶劣的劣根性。因为惟有中国人,才能将窝里斗文化发挥到极致!现在,我们对这种荒谬绝伦的生活方式进行一番具体的考察。

【什么是窝里斗?】

窝里斗,是很多动物的本能和生存方式。例如老鼠,它们有两个基本特征,一是每天对内窝里斗,一是一起对外干坏事。可以说,对内窝里斗与对外干坏事并非矛盾冲突,而是相得益彰的关系。中国人的性格类似于老鼠。一个典型的实例是:传销在中国畅行30年,至今仍是香火不断。到过传销人员聚会现场的人就会知道,传销人员就像老鼠一样两眼放光,整个会场的气氛就像干柴烈火一样炽热高涨。而且,他们对闯进来的“外人”会表现出异常凶悍的排斥心理,好像恨不得马上将来人吞噬掉。在中国,那么壮观,那么投入,那么团结,那么亢奋的局面,大概只有在砍头的刑场中才有。

中国人平时彼此极难合作,鲁迅说在中国“搬动一张桌子都得流血牺牲”,但是,一旦到了传销组织那里,就特别富有“精诚合作”的“团队精神”。为什么?因为大家在那里可以心照不宣地一起做坏事,而且,他们将要侵害的目标,首先就是自己的亲戚朋友甚至父母兄弟。所以,传销就是最典型的“杀熟”。传销之所以被称为“老鼠会”,也是这些道理。

在这里,我们初步得出一个结论,窝里斗就是人与人之间相互过不去,我不想做人,你也别想做人的生存法则。由于窝里斗,所以大家都是损人不利己,根本无法合作或者认同;惟一的合作,只是在大家一起做坏事的时候;惟一的认同,就是“你够狠”,最坏的人得到最多的认同。几千年以来,中国就是一个如此稀奇怪哉的社会!尤其是当下,窝里斗已经到了屠戮婴幼儿的地步。

【中国人为什么喜欢窝里斗?】

“窝里斗”好像是柏杨在《丑陋的中国人》中的概括,但他具体说了什么,我已经忘记。所以,我的任务是从中挖掘出更多的思想内涵。从“窝里斗”这一点出发,中国社会的诸多病根马上就原形毕露了。有人说中国很复杂,实际上,中国的复杂在于,它不过是一个史前文明的遗存罢了,原始、僵化、野蛮而落后。是“窝里斗”,导致了所有的东西都归于失败。

中国之所以是一个精神侏儒的国度,原因其实早已大白于天下,这就是美国汉学家史华慈所说的,中国有块“天花板”,它就是全体中国人无不顶礼膜拜的图腾——最高权力。作为一个几千年的帝制国家,其最大的政治就是皇帝,皇帝,皇帝,就像马克思所说的那样,这个国家唯一的政治人物就是皇帝;所以,这个政治的最大难题就是谁来当皇帝;这就决定了,其权力更替的惟一方式,就是“皇帝轮流当”。而“皇帝轮流当”的发明人,就是中国人崇拜的始祖尧舜禹,所谓“禅让制”本质上就是粉饰窝里斗的修辞。

中国历史的奇特之处,就是儒家所鼓吹的“人人皆可为尧舜”,这条大忽悠定律,使得农民也有可能做皇帝。为了登上皇帝宝座,一个农民也可以将整个国家变成血流成河的屠场。而在皇帝暂时不变的表面而短促的平静下,国家政治乃至老百姓的日常生活最重要的功能,就是应付各种各样的窝里斗:皇亲国戚与皇亲国戚窝里斗,士大夫与士大夫窝里斗,家族与家族窝里斗,族人与族人窝里斗,文人与文人窝里斗,兄弟与兄弟窝里斗,人与人窝里斗。真可谓“阶级斗争异常复杂”!

更可笑的是,中国人居然能够将这种窝里斗娱乐化、游戏化,并且,能够驯化动物来表演这种窝里斗,同时,中国人的休闲活动诸如围棋、麻将、斗地主之类,也是各种各样的窝里斗的游戏。因此,窝里斗成了中国人身上具有支配性的社会心理活动。正是在这个意义上,鲁迅才说:“我向来是不惮以最坏的恶意来推测中国人的。”中国的文化大革命之所以搞得起来,让全国人民都集体参与,并让他们每个人都愿意亲手谋害自己的亲戚朋友、父母兄弟,绝非“冰冻三日乃一日之寒”,它是窝里斗的历史惰性以及集体无意识的结果。

注意:正是这种窝里斗,使得中国人丧失了人格以及精神理想追求,成了奴才,国家才安于专制主义,并且能够几千年一个样地僵在那里。同样致命的是,正是这种窝里斗,使得朝廷极度虚弱,外族入侵也就成了常态。而且,每战必败。也正是这种窝里斗,使得无数国人(皇帝、朝廷不但不是例外,更是首当其冲)不得不成为“汉奸”、“卖国贼”、“败家子”。直到21世纪,整个中华民族还在背着一个“东亚病夫”的称号。今天的状况不但没有好转,反而更加糟糕了。其最典型的表现,就是寻租、腐败已经成了权力的代名词;特权阶级与非特权阶级之间的冲突不断登峰造极。这表面上是“人民内部矛盾”,实际上,它就是窝里斗!窝里斗的后面,是一个没有友爱、以邻为壑、充满仇恨、丧失理智、人人自危、不做坏事就无法生存的吃人社会。

那么,是什么造成了这样的生活方式呢?首先是中国人的信仰系统有问题。上面已经说明,中国人的最高追求是儒家所说的“人人皆可为尧舜”,但这不是真正的精神追求,而是一种帝王崇拜,即权力拜物教。“人人皆可为尧舜”的民间、通俗版本是“王侯将相宁有种乎”以及“皇帝轮流当”,前者是破坏社会,后者是糟蹋天下。这种畸形而变态的人生观已经渗入到了每个中国人的骨髓里面!而且,中国历来就是一个政治与道德混同,并且政治同构其它一切社会系统的国家。因此,这种极度扭曲的价值观对整个社会具有支配性的功能。

对帝王崇拜加以系统论述与支持的,是儒家的伦理思想。儒家一方面大肆宣扬崇君思想、忠君意识,另一方面,它精心构筑了一套“宗法家族伦理”,作为中国人的心灵枷锁,从而引导中国人搞什么“内圣外王”的“内在超越”,实际上,这种“孝道哲学”使得中国成了一个假仁假义的“江湖社会”,一个人人相互为敌的“围墙社会”。所以,儒家在本质上是窝里斗哲学。它将“自我”树为圣人或其信徒,而将“他人”当做例外。这一点,林语堂在《中国人》一书中有着十分准确的判断,他写道:

“儒学在社会关系中忽略了每个人对自己不相识的人所应有的社会职责,这种忽略的灾难性是严重的。撒马利亚人乐善好施的品德在中国鲜为人知,实际上受到人们冷落。从理论上讲,这种品德已经体现在‘互惠主义’中了。孔子说,仁者‘己欲达而达人,己欲立而立人’。然而,这种与‘他人’的关系并未包括在五种最重要的关系中,没有详细给予说明。家庭与朋友一起组成了一座有围墙的城堡。城内是最大限度的共产主义大协作,相互帮助;对城外的世界则采取一种冷漠无情,一致对抗的态度。结果正如人们所见到的那样,家庭成了有围墙的城堡,城墙之外的任何东西都可以是合法的掠夺物。”

在这里,林语堂尚未看到中国人窝里斗的严重性,他的着力点是:家族之内团结,家族之外掠夺。但只要我们具有社会学的视野,就会立即发现,家族与家族本来就是相互交叉、融合的,所以,中国人的斗争不是家族之间的斗争,而是族群、家族之内的斗争,本质上是人与人之间的斗争,而且,越是靠近,斗争就越厉害。当然,斗争的目的是争取权力,最高斗争的目的是争取最高权力。中国人一辈子都在跟自己人干仗,但是,好像注射了鸡血的红了眼的中国人愣是不肯承认他所戕害的对象就是自己人。

【窝里斗是如何败坏中国的?】

中国人为什么总是觉得人心险恶,社会到处都是陷阱?因为窝里斗已经成了中国人的生存之道,窝里斗遍及各行各业,简直渗透在了每一个人的毛孔里面!中国就是这样被败坏的,而且,会不断的败坏下去。

第一,窝里斗使得人性沦丧,人格荒芜。所以,绝大多数中国人都感觉到活着没什么意义。因为他不能追求真理,也不能创造价值,因为到处都是阻碍,到处都是嫉恨。他惟一的出路,就是折腾自己人。这对于那些有良知的人来说,无异于叫他们拿刀杀人。

第二,窝里斗使得个人权利无法形成,生命的尊严和价值被践踏,其附加效应就是,现代化的国家形态始终不可能在中国得以实行。现代社会的基石是个人权利,有了个人权利,才能接着出现民族国家。很遗憾,中国的“民族”只是种族,而不是真正的民族;中国的“国家”也只是家族的扩大,而不是真正的国家。所以,中国人既没有公共精神,也没有自治能力,那么,何来真正的“爱国”?

第三,窝里斗使得整个社会的效率异常低下。因为缺少协作,所以,社会毫无诚信可言。在迫不得已的情况下,只能返身回到家族主义的怀抱之中。然而,家族主义注定是要搞窝里斗的。所以,中国没有真正的现代企业,只有名义上的“国有企业”以及做不大的家族企业。科斯说过,企业是降低社会交易成本的一组合约。但在中国,窝里斗能够将社会交易成本推至无穷大。所以,单个中国人并非一条龙,数个中国人肯定是一条虫。事实上,中国的确就是一个虫豸横行的不文明社会。
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中国人的家国天下,不就是窝里斗吗?呜呼!究竟有没有尽头?

窝里斗最严重的后果,就是闭关锁国,以便推行愚民政策,使得一国之人皆为精神侏儒。可见,要摆脱窝里斗,只有经过启蒙、树立信仰这条路可走。所以,那些已经看到了光亮的人,应该继续高声呐喊,以唤醒那些仍然在黑暗中吞噬同类的糊涂虫们。

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RE: 屎虼螂的颂歌 Sing in Praise of Dung Beetles

in 陈凯论坛 Kai Chen Forum 不自由,毋宁死! Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:39 pm
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The Evil of Confucianism and the Harmful Effect of Chinese Language on Human Perception of Reality
孔儒说教的邪恶与中文语言对人认知真实的危害


(Addressed to People/parents of students of Hacienda La Puente Unified School District)
向哈崗学区的学生、父母与居民进一言


By Kai Chen 陈凯 (Written 3/31/11, Reprint 9/7/2011)

www.kaichenblog.blogspot.com

Since the downfall of the Soviet Union and the world-wide recognition that communism is an evil ideology, realizing that communism has exhausted its usefulness for its tyrannical/criminal/atrocious rule over the Chinese population, the Chinese communist regime has increasingly been aggressive in promoting a native-born despotism based on an ancient totalitarian theory/ideology – Confucianism. As a result, “Confucian Socialism” (儒粹) is born and being spread around the world through hundreds “Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms”, in the name of promoting the learning of the Chinese language.

I now briefly list the evils of Confucianism and the harmful effects of Chinese character-based pictorial/syllabic language on human perception of reality and essence of human existence:

Confucianism is a political ideology and indoctrinated behavior code for stability of despotic/tyrannical regimes in China throughout its history.

1. Confucianism is intrinsically anti-freedom and anti-American.

In American Declaration of Independence, human freedom is promoted through the moral principle that all men are created equal with God-given rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. But Confucianism is promoting the exact opposite – an immoral and amoral human existence and behavior code based on inequality from one’s birth by his/her family background, by his/her race, by his/her gender, by his/her trade and profession, by his/her power in a social/cultural structure according to political power/government. According to Confucianism, emperor/power elite is at the top of the pyramid, women is below men, the young is below the old, the physical labor is below the mental labor, the powerless is below the powerful, etc.. Men with political power, not God, dictate the status of everyone else. Thus Confucianism is for absolute power by the government to control its people, exact opposite from American concept of “government of the people, by the people and for the people”.

2. Confucianism is a political doctrine, never a philosophy, for the dictators/despots against human freedom.

Confucianism instills that men with power in society – the emperor and power elite, decide what is best for the empire, without any attempt to establish any mechanism to control such power elite and the power they wield above the population. Therefore, the Chinese society has always been (for thousands of years) plagued by corruption and abuse from those who have power. Man-above/below-man, man-eating-man has always been the reality in China.

3. Confucianism is a tool for despots/tyrants to pacify/incapacitate the population and stabilize the power-elite’s control over it.

With individuals ready to accept their places in society by birth, by gender, by age, by trade/profession, by social status according to positions in government, passive acceptance of one’s fate without any struggle for one’s own freedom and happiness is the necessary result. A “zombified” population (castrated eunuchs, slaves, moral prostitutes) without soul/conscience is created. The despots/tyrants thus can better control their subjects. Confucianism, by its own very nature, is diametrically opposed to everything America stands for.

4. Some facts about Confucius:

• Confucius himself, by his belief that woman is inferior to man and despicable, had never accepted a single female student in his life time.

• Confucius himself was a murderer. He, as a government official, killed a scholar named Shao Zhengmou (少正卯), simply because he didn’t agree with him.

• Confucius himself was a petty government official and always yearned to climb the social ladder through pleasing the emperor and the court.

• Confucius himself only indoctrinated his students with his views, never allowing any questions and inquiries from others about what he thought. He ruled by his own doctrine – everything is according to birth, gender, age, power, status…, no questions asked.


The very phenomenon that the Chinese Confucian-minded School Board members – Jay Chen, Norman Hsu and Joseph Chang (Hacienda La-Puente Unified School Board) view themselves as the overlords of their constituency and somehow superior to different racial groups (Latinos, Blacks, Whites), while calling their opponents “racists” comes not as a surprise to me.

Chinese character-based pictorial syllabic language is very harmful for human perception of reality and therefore hampers human effort to understand the essence of things – the truth. Superficiality (all face) is intrinsically embedded in the very Chinese language:

1. A simple “I” can have dozens of expressions in Chinese language, according to whom you want to address in the order of Confucian society. To say that a language is neutral and does not carry moral values is a lie and an illusion.

2. Since human brain is separated by left and right hemisphere and each performs a different function, (the left side is in charge of language, mathematics, logical thinking and the right is in charge of music, image and artistic expressions, the Chinese language – a primitive, pictorial and syllabic language, confuses the function of both hemispheres by its own very method of input. As a result, logical thinking/creativity of the individual is severely harmed and hampered. Confusion, not clarity, is a necessary result often witnessed/observed by an English speaking person on/about a Chinese speaking person.

3. Inability to clarify and define concepts is a permanent/negative feature of the Chinese language users. No scientific paper has ever been written in Chinese language. As a result of such inabilities and confusions caused by the Chinese language itself, absolute power by force/violence/guns is a must to maintain temporary order. Logically, human conscience, morality, rationality have never been the foundation/focus of the Chinese population and society. Legitimacy of the government in the Chinese society thus has never had a peaceful origin and will never have, as long as Confucianism which propagates confusion and absolute unity is a dominant social/cultural doctrine, as long as Chinese language is being used to perceive and to communicate.


All societies plagued by Confucianism and Chinese character-based syllabic languages, such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, etc., have always been experiencing a perpetual vacuum in human creativity and individual initiatives. Their progress is due to the West/American influence. Their achievement is NEVER because of Confucianism and the primitive syllabic Chinese language, but instead of them.

America is a free society and anyone can use such freedoms to propagate anything, including poisons such as Islamic fundamentalism and Confucianism. Do you, the parents, want to immerse your children to such poisons, knowing the teacher views your children as inferior by his/her race, gender, age, individuality, knowing the teacher simply wants to promote his/her racial/cultural superiority/agenda by taming, civilizing, and domesticating a lesser/barbarian human being from birth?? Do you, the female students/parents/staff/associates feel comfortable knowing your School Board members with their Confucian/Chinese belief, take you as something lesser than them because of your gender?? Do you, the parents of Hacienda La Puente District students, feel it is OK to spread Confucianism as an anti-American ideology and poison the mind of your children?? Do you, as a human being, really think that all men should Not be created equal with rights from God, but only some pitiful creatures from nowhere yearning for some benefits and handouts from government and men, from someone superior???

The choice is yours.

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RE: 屎虼螂的颂歌 Sing in Praise of Dung Beetles

in 陈凯论坛 Kai Chen Forum 不自由,毋宁死! Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:16 am
by fountainheadkc • 1.369 Posts



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“我的路”(中文字幕)视频连锁:
“My Way" (Chinese Subtitles) Link:


http://kaichenblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/...tv-special.html

“我的路”(英文字幕)视频连锁:
“My Way" (English Subtitles) Link:


http://kaichenblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/...-subtitles.html

陈凯美國會聽證 警惕中共公共外交手段
Kai Chen and Others in US Congressional Hearing on Confucius Institutes/Classrooms


2012-03-30 00:54:10

Audio of the Hearing 音频连锁:

http://www.voanews.com/chinese/news/2012...-144669225.html

Video Link 视频连锁:

http://ap.ntdtv.com/b5/20120330/video/92...%89%8B%E6%AE%B5

【新唐人2012年3月30日訊】美國國會週三舉辦一場聽證會,關注中共通過公共外交手段,向美國輸出其意識形態宣傳。與會學者警告,中共正在通過孔子學院以及媒體方式,對美國社會進行洗腦和滲透。

美國國會議員Dana Rohrabacher:「中共為何在美國到處建孔子學院﹖我想他們並不是因為他們喜歡我們、愛我們、對我們好,他們可能有其他的目的。」

目前,中共在美國大學和中學建立了超過70所的孔子學院和孔子教室。他們不僅提供來自中國的教學課本、老師,更提供資金。專家指出,其背後隱藏著中共的統戰、滲透等多重目的。

人口研究所所長Steven Mosher:「孔子學院不僅與中共政府相關,而且也沒有自己的目標。他們依附於已有的大專院校。他們受國家漢語國際推廣領導小組辦公室領導,但他們在學術上受中國教育部管理,在實際操作上受中共統戰部領導。實際上,孔子學院的理事會主席是劉延東,她在2002年到2007年任統戰部部長。」

出席作證的人口研究所所長毛思迪(Steven Mosher)曾就讀於斯坦福大學。80年代早期,因毛思迪揭露了中共計劃生育中侵犯人權的做法,中共向斯坦福大學施加了巨大壓力,迫使該校拒絕授予他博士學位。

人口研究所所長Steven Mosher:「從個人經歷中,我看到中共為自己的利益有多麼殘酷,而一些美國學校管理者有多麼懦弱。」

來自加州的人權活動家陳凱曾抵制當地學校用中共提供的資金設立孔子學院,最終獲得部分成功。他警告人們應認清中共的本質。

自由人權活動家陳凱:「這是在給美國學生洗腦,(讓他們)認為這是一個正常的教程,而中國是個正常國家。中國(現在)不是一個正常國家,而是一個共產王朝。」

近兩年,中共在海外砸下巨資進行大外宣工程,通過媒體輸出其意識形態宣傳。加州大學商學院學者奧特雷也提醒人們要警惕其欺騙伎倆。奧特雷建議,美國政府應採取有效手段,對中共的海外媒體宣傳加以嚴格限制。

新唐人記者王凱迪美國首都華盛頓報導

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RE: 屎虼螂的颂歌 Sing in Praise of Dung Beetles

in 陈凯论坛 Kai Chen Forum 不自由,毋宁死! Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:55 am
by fountainheadkc • 1.369 Posts



美国人这样评价中国人:你没有尊严
An American's Comment on being A Chinese


陈凯 转载

(陈凯 按:虽然这篇文章对中国奴朝的文化有相当的分析,但它是从西方/美国左翼的观点写的: 道德腐败与环境毁坏绝不来自资本主义,而只来自毫无个体自由与责任的社会主义/共产主义。)

Kai Chen comment: This article though makes a good point, it's nonetheless from the leftist position. Moral corruption and environmental damage are caused NOT by capitalism but exactly by socialism/communism in where no one is responsible for his/her own action.)


2012-12-31 16:00

中国人缺乏诚信和社会责任感。中国人不了解他们作为社会个体应该对国家和社会所承担的责任和义务。普通中国人通常只关心他们的家庭和亲属,中国的文化是建立在家族血缘关系上而不是建立在一个理性的社会基础之上。中国人只在乎他们直系亲属的福址,对与自己毫不相关的人所遭受的苦难则视而不见。毫无疑问,这种以血缘关系为基础的道德观势必导致自私,冷酷,这种自私和冷酷已经成为阻碍中国社会向前发展的最关键因素;在中国人的眼中,受教育不是为了寻求真理或者改善生活质量,而只是身份和显赫地位的象征和标志;中国可以培养出大批的高级能人才,但却很少可以培养出合格的可以独立主持的管理级专家。
  
中国从来就没有成为一个法制社会,因为中国人的思维方式与守法行为格格不入。中国人老想走捷径。他们不明白这样一个事实:即成就来自于与努力工作和牺牲。中国人倾向于索取而不给予。他们需要明白一个道理:生活的真蒂不在于你你索取多少而在于你能给予社会和你的人类同胞多少。
  
大多数中国人从来就没有学到过什么是体面和尊敬的生活意义。中国人普遍不懂得如何为了个人和社会的福址去进行富有成效的生活。潜意识里,中国人视他们的生活目的就是抬高自己从而获得别人的认知。这样一来,一个人就会对"保有面子"这样微不足道欲望感到满足。"面子"是中国人心理最基本的组成部分,它已经成为了中国人难以克服的障碍,阻碍中国人接受真理并尝试富有意义的生活。
  
这个应受谴责的习性使得中国人生来就具有无情和自私的特点,它已成为中国落后的主要原因。中国人没有勇气追求他们认为正确的事情。首先,他们没有从错误中筛选正确事物的能力,因为他们的思想被贪婪所占据。再有,就算他们有能力筛选出正确的事情,他们也缺乏勇气把真理化为实践。
  
中国人习惯接受廉价和免费的事物,他们总是梦想奇迹或者好运,因为他们不愿意付出努力,他们总想不劳而获。很少有中国人明白一个事实,就是威望和成就是通过一步步努力的工作和牺牲实现的,不付出就没有所得。简单来说,如果是为了谋生,那一个人只有去索取;但如果是为了生活,一个人必须要去奉献。
  
由于在贫穷的环境下生长并且缺少应有的教育,大多数中国人不懂得优雅的举止和基本的礼貌。他们中的大多数人着装笨拙粗鄙却不感到害羞。他们在青少年时所受的教育就是如何说谎并从别人那里索取,而不是去与别人去分享自己的所有。
  
中国是一个物产丰富的国家。但无限制生育政策所带来恶果使得中国成为了无限廉价劳动力的输出国。这些输出也包括那些受过教育的劳力输出,除了他们的教育水平,实则和其他一般苦力没有本质上的区别。
  
中国大规模生产的便宜产品降低了输入这些产品的地区的商业信用度。由于技术落后,管理失败,中国制造的单位能耗要比发达国家如日本,美国高出很多。因此,随着出口额的增加,中国在扩大生产的同时丧失着宝贵的能源。同时,这种行为也严重的污染了环境,使中国变为全世界最不适宜人类居住的国家。

(陈凯 按: Kai Chen comment: This article though makes a good point, it's nonetheless from the leftist position. Moral corruption and environmental damage are caused NOT by capitalism but exactly by socialism/communism in where no one is responsible for his/her own action.)
  
目前中国正在遭受着资本主义社会2大邪恶的折磨,即环境的破坏与人性的丧失。由于中国人天生的贪婪的本性,它们可以毫无保留的接受资本主义的阴暗面即无止境的追求利润,忽视人的尊严。中国人对西方的技术与产品狂热追求却对西方管理文化所强调的坦率,直接,诚实这些品质漠不关心。
  
由于中国文化不鼓励敢于冒险这种优良品质,所以中国人极力避免冒险,他们也不想寻求机会来改善自己的生活。中国人对于生活的平衡性和意义性并不感兴趣,相反他们更执迷于对物质的索取,这点上要远远胜于西方人。大多数中国人发现他们不懂得"精神灵性","自由信仰"以及"心智健康"这样的概念,因为他们的思想尚不能达到一个生命(补:即肉体和灵性的并存)存在的更高层次。他们的思想还停留在专注于动物本能对性和食物那点贪婪可怜的欲望上。
  
在中国人的眼中,受教育不是为了寻求真理或者改善生活质量,而只是身份和显赫地位的象征和标志。中国的知识分子从别人那里得到尊敬并不是因为他们为了别人的幸福做过什么,而只是因为他们获得占有了相当的知识。事实上,他们中的大多数只不过是一群仅仅通晓考试却从不关心真理和道德的食客。
  
中国的教育体系很大程度上已经成为一种失败和耻辱。它已经不能够服务于教育本应所服务的对象:社会。这个教育体系不能提供给社会许多有用的个体。它只是制造出一群投机分子,他们渴望能够受益于社会所提供的好处却毫不关心回报。
  
中国可以培养出大批的高级能人才,但却很少可以培养出合格的可以独立主持的管理级专家。服务于一个公司或者社会,光有技术是不够的;还需要有勇气,胆量,正直和诚实的领导才能,这恰恰是大多数中国人所缺少的品性。正如亚瑟.史密斯,一位著名的西方传教士一个世纪前所指出的,中国人最缺乏的不是智慧,而是勇气和正直的纯正品性。这个评价,虽然历经百年,如今依旧准确诊断出中国综合症的病因。
  
大多数中国毕业生对选择出国并为外国工作不会感到内疚,事实上他们首先欠下了中国人民在教育上为他们所做出的牺牲。随着传统文化价值观的破坏和逐步衰弱,大多数的中国人,包括受过教育的人都徘徊在精神和内心世界的路口,像迷失的狗一样不知何去何从。


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RE: 屎虼螂的颂歌 Sing in Praise of Dung Beetles

in 陈凯论坛 Kai Chen Forum 不自由,毋宁死! Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:41 am
by fountainheadkc • 1.369 Posts

李银河感慨中国人性:宁愿打麻将不愿做爱

陈凯一语:

中国奴朝的文化实质是“虚无”。基督精神/文化的实质是“存在”。 世界历史就是在存在对抗虚无中向前演进的。 作为一个“存在”的个体,你必须选择。

Kai Chen's Words:

The essence of Chinese culture is nihilism/nothingness. The essence of Western/Christian culture is existence/meaning. The struggle between the two cultures/mindsets has existed since the beginning of time and history is made by this struggle. As a "human being" in existence, you must choose to have meaning.

(博讯北京时间2013年1月03日 转载)

来源:东方女性

原标题:麻将与民族性

随着年纪增长,我越来越深切地感受到熵增趋势的无情进程,一切美好的事物都在无可挽回地逝去。人的肉体变得丑陋,人的精神变得萎靡,所有曾经美好的关系都趋向于解体和消融。因为人按照本性是懒惰的,好逸恶劳的,除非有非做不可的理由,人自然地趋向于无所事事,游手好闲。过了四十岁,人就连做爱都懒得再做。如果不吃饭不会饿死,人就连吃饭都能免了。林语堂有一次说:中国人跟美国人最大的区别就是,美国人喜欢工作和竞争,中国人喜欢悠闲的生活。虽然林语堂不是社会学家,但是由于他在两个国家都生活过不短的时间,他对两国人的区别的这个感观倒可能是真切的。

中国古人足够聪明,发明了麻将,它既完全随机,又变幻无穷,就是一个大头傻子都可能碰上一手天胡地胡的好牌,就是一个智商180的机灵鬼也可能碰上一手十三不靠的烂牌,抓耳挠腮,无计可施。所以,麻将真是魅力无穷。就是玩不带钱的,仅仅看概率现象的鬼斧神工,也能感受到它的魅力。如果再带上赢钱输钱,就更加刺激。承受力差的,可以玩一毛两毛的;承受力好些的,可以玩四块八块的;根本不在乎钱的大富豪,还可以玩一万两万的。想行贿官员的,也很方便,只要该胡不胡,就可以名正言顺地让受贿人把钱赢走。麻将的设计居然能精妙到只要是同一群人玩一次两次有输赢玩较长一段时间就没有输赢的程度。这是典型的概率现象:如果你把一枚硬币抛100次,每一面出现的概率趋向于50%,虽然第一个10次有可能是4比6甚至3比7。

到过成都的人,都会对那里人对麻将的迷恋留下深刻印象。大街小巷,到处支起牌桌;男女老少,全都如醉如痴。那是全中国人们生活的一个缩微景观。女人过了五十,男人过了六十,麻将就是他们全部的活计,是他们在吃饭睡觉之外全部的快乐所在。无论平常多么沉闷无趣的人,上了牌桌也会变得生龙活虎,趣味盎然,甚至幽默诙谐,妙语连珠。说麻将是中国人最喜爱的娱乐方式,这个判断绝对不会错。

我有时觉得,麻将是中国人民族性的象征,因为这个游戏的特征是:没有投入,没有产出,没有成功,没有失败,没有目标,没有归宿,没有英雄,没有奸雄,除了随机现象,什么都没有。中国人不信上帝,不信鬼神,全部的心思集中在此生此世。生命本来就没有目的,没有意义,像麻将一样,完全是个随机现象。这一点让西方人接受下来简直就能要他们的命,伤心蚀骨,痛苦异常;而让中国人接纳这一点却容易许多,他们早就在玩麻将的过程中,对这一点心领神会,谙熟于胸。正因为如此,麻将成为中国人无目的人生的一个自然选择。这也解释了五千年的文明史中,没有多少发明,多少创造,多少像样的美术音乐文学戏剧,大家的时间全都花在毫无产出的麻将上了,大家的聪明才智也都在这随机现象带来的快乐中消耗殆尽。

麻将所象征的民族性是一柄双刃剑,一方面,它像鸦片一样,麻痹了我们的神经,使我们不愿意去做任何事情,只是安于随机的存在;另一方面,它使我们获得灵魂的平静,能够过一种悠闲的生活,能够忍受生命的无意义这个全人类和每一个单个个人都必须面临的痛苦事实,在随机现象带来的随机的快乐中走过无目的的漫漫人生长途,安然迎接无人可以逃脱的自身的死亡、解体和一切或曾有过的意义的消亡。

本文来源:东方女性 _(网文转载) (博讯 boxun.com)


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中国,太监之国/何岸泉

(博讯北京时间2013年2月06日 来稿)

中国大陆,一个充满太监情调的国度。在那里,你可以感受到太监的妩媚细腻,太监的阴柔谦卑,还有太监察言(颜)观色的看家本领。更进一步,你或许会发现,大大小小男男女女官员,都具备太监的扭曲变态心理,和阴狠毒辣手段。他们被阉割了尊严,不得不在自卑中寻找恶毒的主意,通过报复社会,陷他人于同等程度的惨痛,来安慰自己因失去尊严而终日淌血的创口。这些被阉割的创口,不一定在裆中央,或者说不一定只在裆中央,更多的是,在自己内心,在他人眼中。

太监之国,大大小小的太监们,阴柔恶毒有余,勇猛正直不足。太监之国,官僚衙门里,人人是上司的太监,也同时是部下的土皇帝。

太监,是中国特色系列中,最具中国特色的文化项目。我在寻思,太监,是属于非物质文化遗产,还是属于物质文化遗产?不知道中国政府有没有向联合国申请太监为物质或非物质文化遗产。可能政府太忙了,既要反腐败,又要保卫钓鱼岛,无暇顾及太监。如果没有,我建议有兴趣者尝试去为伟大祖国申请。

历数中国特色文化系列,有中华料理,中医中药,武术气功,测字算命风水,书生和尚道士,中共法轮金光党,春运春晚洗浴店,青铜瓷器国画,相声小品红歌,八股高考推背图,唐诗宋词元曲,豆腐渣雾霾地沟油,等等。可最具中国风味的,还数太监。

中国太监,南踢人妖,北打阉伶,东敌艺伎,西击弄臣。中国太监,历史恒久远,最高官至中央政治局常委。

东汉末年,公元168年-189年间,共有十二位太监,先后担任中央政治局常委,辅助灵帝治理国家。据资治通鉴记载,汉灵帝曾说过:张常委(张让)是我爸爸,赵常委(赵忠)是我妈妈。

太监,最早称作“阉人”。太监起源,可以追溯到商朝时期,那时的甲骨文上,已经有类似“阉”的字样。西周开始,阉人开始进入中央机关工作,但只是担任服务员保安等工作。直到东汉,国家宪法和法律规定,帝王家前院后院办公室内屋厢房亭子间阁楼厕所阳台车库地下室地窖厨房水牢动物园水族馆的工作人员,必须全部由太监担任。打那以后,太监正式走上领导岗位,开启太监领导国家的新纪元。中国,因此成为太监之国。

太监治国的优良传统,与中国其他文化共冶一炉,创造出世界文明史上独一无二灿烂夺目的中华文明。太监治国的优越与先进,使中国强盛且领先于世界长达千年,直至满清灭亡。

为何中华天朝上国在太监治理下,能够保持长久昌盛而不倒?其实,太监之玄妙,一般人只知其一,不知其二。因为一般人只知被阉之太监,而不知未阉之国家干部精英份子比无裆太监有过之无不及。

中国之太监,分为两种。一种为无档派太监,另一种是有档派太监。百姓说话直,欠文明,呼之有鸟和无鸟太监。说实话,这两种太监,仅仅区别在有档与无裆,其他并无二致。并无二致,指的是他们的思维和行为并无二致。

中国太监之德性,一一列举如下。

千年的帝王独裁中央集权制度,完美剥夺了有档无裆太监们的生命权利。帝王随时可以诛杀国家干部,特别是在中央机关工作的领导干部,因为后者离帝王近,一言不爽,看你不顺,立马怒从心头起,恶从胆边生,大喊一声“来人哪,拉下去斩了!”大家想一想,帝王身边,一群随时生命权被剥夺的人,会有什么样的德性?

自卑,极度自卑;没有自尊,猪狗不如。献媚陪笑,讨好帝王或讨好帝王的宠臣。满脑子坏水,为何?消灭敌人保存自己,把帝王的怒火转移到他人身上,于是,诬陷诬告诽谤,反复操练到能够熟练使用。检举他人是为了突出自己忠于帝王,根据“反对揭发坏人的是好人”这种不平等条约,打小报告背地里说他人坏话栽赃陷害等,成为每一位太监的必修专业,而且还要研习到博士烈度。这还不够,还要炼到毒辣手段使用起来毫无内疚愧疚于心不忍等不良生理心理反应的境界。

每天上班起,或早朝,或开会,就要提防他人对自己明里暗里的攻击和影射,也要警惕突然发生对自己明里暗里的表扬和关心。啊,气氛不对啊,他今天看我的眼神如此闪烁不安,是不是。。。赶紧回忆前几天他们的言语行为,是否能从中寻找出一些蛛丝马迹,来印证他们对我动机不纯的表扬和关心,是否预示着他们已经开始对我进行弹劾诽谤调查,或准备在帝王领导面前说我坏话?我何时何地在哪件事情上得罪了他们?赶紧回忆倒带索尽枯肠挖掘真相。一旦发现可疑线索,立即找人托关系请客送礼雇小姐抱佛脚,甚至送上老婆女儿也在所不惜。

你不相信?看看中央开会电视视频,太监们那抽筋的脸,就能体会,他们内心的极度恐惧和不安。因为,他们每一个人,时刻会面临被政敌撂倒,导致低三下四卧薪尝胆的前功尽弃,家破人亡,遗臭万年。翻翻中国历史书吧,不是一个两个,是一大把一大把的太监,他们的下场,是如此清晰,仿佛就在眼前。哪朝哪代,不是如此?最近最新的一个被政敌撂倒的太监,名唤薄熙来。

另一原因,千年的奴化儒教,彻底地剥夺了太监们的自由思想。在儒教愚忠地鼓吹仁人君子的忠臣孝子,各种清规戒律下,人的自由思想受到了极大的束缚,最终把读书人都驯化成奴才,即有裆太监。所以,千年来,太监们一边唱着儒教的仁义道德,修身齐家治国平天下的高调,一边要提防帝王和政敌的毒手,为了活命,太监们不得不用虚伪,两面三刀,坑蒙拐骗,阴奉阳违,见风使舵,见人说人话见鬼说鬼话,明哲保身,委曲求全,卖身投靠等手段,来保命保家保名声。试想,一个不能平等待人,不能容许人人拥有自由思想自由言论的权利,扼杀新思想新科技新行为的国度,怎么能使人在惶惶不可终日的情况下,为国家真正保有“修身齐家治国平天下”的壮志宏愿?

长期的中央集权,长期的一教专制,培养出大批太监精英,造就了奴才加打手的太监式思维。这种太监思维统治着官员干部的思想,由这种思想的太监统治着国家,这样的国家,才会在西方列强入侵国家时,表现一战即溃,表现出君臣一心求和,割地赔款,无视百姓承受灾难痛苦。

结束语

中国,一个太监之国,奴颜婢膝之邦,不男不女之地,对百姓蛮横,对外敌畏缩,对专制卑躬屈膝,对自由残酷镇压。在无裆派太监已经绝迹的今天,裆派太监在横行肆虐。他们高居庙堂之上,在其他大大小小的太监簇拥下,给那片大地和百姓,带来了无穷尽的灾难和痛苦。

一党专制,太监当权,雾霾笼罩,遮天蔽日,民不聊生。 [博讯来稿] (博讯 boxun.com)

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RE: 屎虼螂的颂歌 Sing in Praise of Dung Beetles

in 陈凯论坛 Kai Chen Forum 不自由,毋宁死! Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:33 pm
by Kai Chen
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[转帖] “孝”是一个伪概念,而且是一个邪恶的观念。

楼主:阿凡达2011 时间:2013-08-16 15:57:17

1、孝字在甲骨文中原意为一个孩子跪在一个老人面前。如果孝是专指亲人之间这种以下对上的屈服,以上对下的威压,或者以幼对老的驯服,以老对幼的施压,则这种状况存在有何积极意义?

2、如果解释为亲情之间的尊老爱幼,则是人之自然感情,为何要以如此大德大义去推进?显然,以人之亲情而言,虎毒尚且不食子,作为动物的母性,为生命的延续,保护幼小实在是再自然不过了。而幼小动物对母之依赖,也是天然的。为何到人这里就变得一种需要教育的道德,而且是首要的道德呢?

3、显然,中国人提出的孝,是有违人之本性的。中国传统的《二十四孝图》,其实都是变态的故事,是完全扭曲人性的。那些关于孝的故事,几乎是没有一个可以真正去做的。倘若真做了,则是严重违背人性的。比如《郭巨埋儿》的故事,为了省点粮食供给年迈的母亲,竟然亲手埋掉自己的年仅三岁的儿子。即使真的省出了粮食,作为母亲能够吃得下吗?即使再贪婪好吃的母亲,也不会忍心看着自己未成年的儿子去卧在零下几十度的冰上融出窟窿来捕鱼给生病的母亲吃。如果真能够这样做,那么,真能够吃得下这样的鱼吗?因为违背人性,自然是不容易的。因为不容易,因此,才需要用这种极端的办法去鼓励。还因为有难度,才使得这种高难度的变态行为具有升官发财的诱惑力。

4、为什么中国孝道唱了数千年,但是家庭暴力不断?那是因为孝的后面其实掩盖的就是将家庭暴力与虐待行为的合法化。所谓的《二十四孝图》其实就是充满家庭暴力的虐待。但是,这显然是被美化了的故事。这种被美化了的故事,常常让中国的父母产生一种错觉,以为自己在子女面前,可以为所欲为。事实上也是这样,孝的权威发展到“父要子亡,子不得不亡”的时候,家庭暴力与虐杀就不仅合法化了,而且成为固定的道德模式。因此,中国传统式的父母,常常就是蛮不讲理,胡搅蛮缠的。

5、既然父母可以这样做,那么为子女的又能够怎样呢?只能够一边表演孝道,一边虐待自己的双亲。我们可以看看晚清小说李宝嘉的《官场现形记》中的描写:“往里面偷看:原来符老爷和符太太对坐在上面,那一个到我们家里讨饭的老头儿坐在下面,两口子正骂那老头子呢。那老头子低着头哭,只不做声。符太太骂得最出奇,说道,‘一个人活到五六十岁,就应该死的了,从来没有见过八十多岁人还活着的。’符老爷道,‘活着倒也罢了,无论是粥是饭,有得吃吃点,安分守已也罢了;今天嫌粥了,明天嫌饭了,你可知道要吃的好,喝的好,穿的好,是要自己本事挣来的呢。’那老头子道,‘可怜我并不求好吃好喝,只求一点儿咸菜罢了。’符老爷听了,便直跳起来,说道,‘今日要咸菜,明日便要咸肉,后日便要鸡鹅鱼鸭,再过些时,便燕窝鱼翅都要起来了。我是个没有补缺的穷官儿,供应不起!’说到那里,拍桌子打板凳的大骂。......骂够了一回,老妈子开上酒菜来,摆在当中一张独脚圆桌上。符老爷两口子对坐着喝酒,却是有说有笑的。那老头子坐在底下,只管抽抽咽咽的哭。符老爷喝两杯,骂两句;符太太只管拿骨头来逗叭儿狗玩。那老头子哭丧着脸,不知说了一句甚么话,符老爷登时大发雷霆,把那独脚桌子一掀,匉訇一声,桌上的东西翻了满地,大声喝道,‘你便吃去!’那老头子也太不要脸,认真地爬在地下拾来吃。符老爷忽的站了起来,提起坐的凳子,对准了那老头摔去。幸亏站着的老妈子抢着过来接了一接,虽然接不住,却挡去势子不少。那凳子虽然还摔在那老头子的头上,却只摔破了一点头皮。倘不是那一挡,只怕脑子也磕出来了。(第七十四回)。”我在中学时第一次读到这部小说,就感觉那孝道文化实在是虚伪而血腥。

6、有一次与某高僧谈及中国人的一个奇怪现象,即在中国数千年来,人们一边大谈孝道,一边殴打双亲或者虐待孩子的恶性事件不断在中国上演。高僧说,这都是孝文化惹的祸。孝文化不仅将家庭暴力合法化,而且将家庭暴力大大地美化。但凡孩子打父母,都有该打之因。事情都常常出在父母本身,而不是孩子的过错。那些被自己孩子殴打的父母,如果从因果报应来说都是该打的。因为,出现这种情况,原因不外乎有二:一是以暴易暴,小时候,父母打孩子,孩子长大了反过来打父母;二是溺爱成性,对孩子百依百顺,过度保护或者无情剥夺孩子的成长机会。那些与孩子一起健康成长,分享生命的快乐,平等对话,协商处理问题,互相尊重,充满温馨与爱意的家庭,怎么可能出现家庭暴力?

7、佛家以慈悲之心,基督以博爱胸怀,都不可能演绎出如此频繁、持久而恶劣的家庭暴力。家庭暴力的问题也许在各种文化中都是存在的,但是像中国孝文化中如此普遍,如此严重的确实还是绝无仅有的。因为,孝文化有多变态,家庭暴力就有多猛烈。佛家的慈,即给人以幸福与快乐,悲,即帮助人脱离痛苦。小慈悲即以家庭为中心的有缘人为限,大慈悲即以无缘之天下人为对象,即普度众生。以佛家理念来说,做到父慈子爱,以小慈悲的情怀就足够了。以基督的博爱而言,上帝面前人人平等。自由、平等、博爱。家庭成员不是上下级的等级关系,更不是奴役与被奴役的关系,每个家庭成员都是上帝面前的一员。互相尊重,互相关爱,不仅有血肉之亲的人要如此,即使是天下之人,也是兄弟姐妹。基督文化里,孩子从小获得自由与自主活动的空间与机会。孩子的成长是快乐的、自由的,他的生命自出生之日起就属于他自己。作为父母帮助孩子获得自由、幸福与快乐,帮助孩子去找到自己的生命价值与人生意义,是其责无傍贷的神圣职责。只有中国的家庭,孩子自出生之日起就成为父母的私有财产。成为家庭中接宗接代,光宗耀祖的工具。孩子成为父母可以任意暴打、虐杀与买卖的对象。中国文化中,人的生命不能够得到尊重、敬畏与保护,中国文化中没有被毁弃的东西,唯一被废弃的只是人的生命,这不是没有原因的。

孝,在现代商业文明与普世价值中,不仅是一个伪概念,而且简直就是一个邪恶的观念。中国人脱离不了苦海,万恶之源在于孝。

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