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As an American, I only wish...

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Submitted by Kepha Hor (United States), Feb 20, 2013 at 21:13

Ianus, you continue to think that the USA is the source of all evil and a scheming conspiratorial power--as well as cocntinuing to believe that I am a Uighur, apparently, when the only language of the Sinosphere that I am comfortable with is Mandarin (汉语/普通话)--and a smattering of Hakka (客家语), which is also Sinitic rather than Turkic. The only words of Uighur that I know are "thank you" and "good bye". Apparently, a bare sympathy for the legitimate grievances that many religious believers across China have (and this includes Hui, who simply want more freedom to be Muslim within China, rather than separatism) seems to make you think me a Sharki Turkistan separatist.

Being a teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages, Chinese), I'm afraid you're right about the dumbing down of our country. However, you can lay that at the door of the pop Marxists in my profession, who even to this day, seem to believe that I am Jiang Jieshi's nephew or something simply because I don't speak of "Liberation" in 1949. And you should've seen the jaws drop in a seminar on minority language policies when I pointed out that the Chinese government's are, like any other overbearing regime's, done more to ease administration than to truly help rural poor folks in remote places.

As for our "applied chaos theory", I suspect that it is a symptom that sections of our policy community are waking up and recognizing the world for what it truly is, and calling for a little more caution rather than misplaced enthusiasm for international institutions.

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