The Chinese People Deserve Gratitude and Respect – Even if the Despicable Communist Chinese Government Commits Atrocities

George Cassidy Payne is a social worker, adjunct professor of philosophy, and freelance writer. He lives and works in Rochester, NY.
By George Cassidy Payne
My first real introduction to ancient Chinese philosophy happened while studying at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. At the time, these traditions were, for someone brought up Baptist in a rural town in Upstate New York, quite difficult to apprehend. But the teachings of the Yin and Yang School, Confucianism, and Taoism, all made a significant impression on my evolving worldview.

From the Yin and Yang School, I learned to value the female and male principles as being present in all human interactions and how all universal phenomena are a product of combining the opposite forces. Because of these teachings, my culturally ingrained notions of male dominance were challenged in healthy ways and my attitude towards life, in general, became softer, more fluid, paradoxical, and open to change.

From Confucious and later on, the teachings of Mencius, I developed a unique appreciation for the humanistic emphasis in all social relationships, especially within my family and work environments. Confucious, in particular, showed me how to place value in the inherent dignity of elders and the sacred roles we must fulfill as a matter of civic and moral obligation.

From Taoism, I became aware of the life force moving inside every single atom and the way of nature as it follows the virtues of simplicity, spontaneity, and non-action. The Tao (Dao) or Way, was explained to me by the great master Lao Tzu in his book the Tao Te Ching, which has become a spiritual roadmap for me.

From other Chinese teachers, I gained insights into racial and sexual equality, ethical relativism, constitutional law, the search for truth in daily living, the nature of Zen, Ch’i, and many other philosophical ideas that have guided my thinking.

For these reasons, I cringe when I hear individuals blaming the Chinese people for the coronavirus and all of the devastation it has unleashed on the world. When Mr. Trump, for instance, refers to the “China virus” or makes conspiratorial allegations that the virus was manufactured in a Wuhan lab, these comments directly impact lives in potentially lethal ways.

According to Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), hate crimes targeting Asian Americans average approximately 100 per day. And the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and its partners have received more than 1,500 reports of anti-Asian hate incidents since mid-March. Many attacks and threats against Asian Americans go unreported or receive inadequate attention from law enforcement agencies, which is both unwarranted and negligent.

The Chinese people and Chinese culture are not to blame for the pandemic. The Chinese have an ancient history of cultural achievement, scientific invention, civilized governance, and geographical exploration. (Read 1421: The Year China Discovered America). And no population has suffered more at the hands of this scourge than they have. To make such accusations is to engage in victim-blaming at the highest level; it is racist, irresponsible, and cowardly.

No society is perfect and the Communist government in charge there is guilty of not only political and economic hypocrisy but severe oppression and cold-blooded atrocities.
Still, the people of China are our friends, and their ancestors are our benefactors. For it was they who invented the papermaking process, the earliest specimen of woodblock printing, gunpowder, acupuncture, the first practical use of natural gas for lighting purposes, tea, tofu, toilet paper, and so much more.
From the building of the transcontinental railroad to their remarkable contributions as doctors and researchers in American labs and hospitals, the debt owed to China and those descended from that nation is beyond calculation.
As I see it, we all have a moral responsibility to do everything in our power to protect them, advocate for them, and promote their contributions. We owe it to them not just because of their tremendous influence on the global society, but because that is our duty as citizens of a country that believes in the power of freedom, diversity, and humanitarianism.

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  • I have nothing but love for the person of China and nothing, but hatred and condemnation for the Chinese Communist Party.

    If I could send them all straight to hell by pushing a button……

    I do it before you could blink your eyes.

  • One thing that helped the US and USSR come out of the cold war so easily, was the relationship the US citizens had with the Russian citizens. We connected as people. The communist USSR leaders were not the typical Russian people.

    Luckily, other countries have also recognized that our government doing horrible things does not always mean that the people of the United States are bad.

        • LMAO

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    • Ordinary white folk are blamed for everything. It is what the liberal cult is based on. “Straight white males” vs everyone else. You know this is true. Let’s see you prove the point by saying “bigot” and “nazi”.

      • I don’t know who you are. If you are the same jackwagon from below, you are doing a fine enough job of presenting yourself to us all. If you are new and trying to bait me, as a fat ass tool would say – “LOL”.

    • Nutjob,

      What “helped” us out is the fact that the Soviet Union economy basically went bankrupt, belly up. The Soviet Union economy failed because they could never keep up with our military expenditures even though they tried.

      Capitalism will always out produce a command economy.

      Their command economy was doomed from the beginning.

      China played Monday morning quarterback and adopted capitalism.

      Getting to know people?

      Might as will sing Kumbaya… 😉

      • Give me a choice of Kumbaya and the hate some people spew, and I’ll take the hand holding.

        Don’t hate the player, hate the game. You, me, and the 7 trillion Chinese minions are little bitty players.

        Me screaming racist rants towards these zillions of minions puts the focus on the wrong area. Worse, it has a negative impact on the intended outcomes of rational people who don’t like what’s happening in China and are trying to help.

  • AWESOMENESS, Mr. Payne!

    This global pandemic itself is, in part, a representation of how oppressed the Chinese people are and shows why we must all not only safeguard against the spread of similar rulership but support human rights, globally, in recognition of our interdependency and connectivity to one another on the most basic level of our co-existence.

    Perhaps the fact that “China” was able to contain and control their outbreak is owed solely to the PEOPLE of that nation who adhere to their ancient traditions IN SPITE of, not because of, the dictates of their political leaders.

    In fact, other, arguably freer Asian Countries such as Korea, Japan and Taiwan whose PEOPLE also value their ancestral moral wisdoms and practices have also overcome Covid—19 more quickly and effectively.

    Those include respect for one another, one’s elders — some of the principles Mr. Payne mentions — and traditional medical remedies and knowledge.

    Maybe all the Asian people wearing masks — that PROTECT OTHERS from the wearer not vice-versa (the reason masks were initially eschewed here in the U.S.) — in public, as some Asians have FOR YEARS, especially while traveling in foreign lands — is also evidence that their culture promotes concern for public health inherent in their ancient knowledge of interconnectivity, balance and compassion put in practice.

    In any case, claims that the “Chinese” somehow deployed the virus through foreign travel — sending infected citizens on a suicide missions abroad, I suppose — are just ludicrous.

    The Chinese people themselves were deliberately deceived — that’s an agreed fact — not warned, and so their traditional travel habits remained the same this year — including mask wearing among some. (Unlike here in the US, no Commanding “wartime” chief told them to fogettaboutit.)

  • Typical liberal tripe. The Chinese are compliant, which results in the Chinese dictators having essentially partners in whatever they decide to do. LOL

  • This guy has yellow fever. He probably jacks off to Asian porn everyday.

    “For these reasons, I cringe when I hear individuals blaming the Chinese people for the coronavirus and all of the devastation it has unleashed on the world.”

    What about when “white people”, irregardless of country of origin or ethnicity, are blamed for literally everything bad in human history? Especially slavery and colonial control, when Arabs, Turks, Muslims and others started it, did it for longer and were worse. China still occupies Tibet. Now they complain about trivial pointless shit, like there are “too many white people” on television in white countries.

    “When Mr. Trump, for instance, refers to the “China virus” or makes conspiratorial allegations that the virus was manufactured in a Wuhan lab, these comments directly impact lives in potentially lethal ways”

    No. The Chinese Virus is from… China. Their bullshit has impacted lives around the globe in literal lethal ways. How many have died around the globe because of the CHINESE WUHAN VIRUS? The Chinese government silenced the scientist who tried to warn people. He died… of the Chinese Wuhan Virus.

    “According to Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.)”

    So an Asian. Dem. California. Those three things combined mean anything she says is automatically going to be shit.

    “hate crimes targeting Asian Americans average approximately 100 per day.”

    If this is because of the Chinese Wuhan Virus, then these so called “hate crimes” are commited by every race because every race is pissed off about the Chinese Wuhan Virus… from Wuhan… in China. They call everything “hate crime”, “hate group” and “hate speech”. What about hate crimes committed against whites or minority on minority attacks?

    “And the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and its partners have received more than 1,500 reports of anti-Asian hate incidents since mid-March.“

    Maybe people of all ethnicities impacted by the Chinese Wuhan Virus are pissed off about the Chinese Wuhan Virus. And the perpetrators of these alleged “anti-Asian hate incidents” are of all backgrounds, right? There is a video easily found online of a black guy spraying some shit at an Asian on the subway because of fear of the Chinese Wuhan Virus. They consider everything “racist”. How do they know it is a “hate crime” and not just a crime? White people are insulted everyday just for their race. Do Asians report it when fellow minorities commit “anti-Asian hate incidents” against them? Do they even consider it a “hate incident”?

    “Many attacks and threats against Asian Americans go unreported or receive inadequate attention from law enforcement agencies, which is both unwarranted and negligent”.

    And these “attacks” and “threats” are coming from all backgrounds, right? The Chinese Wuhan Virus has impacted every racial group. Or, maybe there is nothing to report and maybe law enforcement agencies don’t need to waste their time on bullshit.

    “Still, the people of China are our friends”

    Do they say that in China about “gweilos”?

    “and their ancestors are our benefactors”.

    Greeks, Egyptians, Babylonians, Sumerians and Romans are the people who contributed the most to Western Civilisation from the early centuries. And how much have Chinese received from Western Civilisation? Chinese are benefactors to Western Civilisation, which would of always been successful even if Chinese never existed. Stop kissing ass.

    “For it was they who invented the papermaking process, the earliest specimen of woodblock printing, gunpowder, acupuncture, the first practical use of natural gas for lighting purposes, tea, tofu, toilet paper, and so much more.”

    They are one of the oldest races in human history, thus got a head start. Same with the Babylonians and Sumerians. They stopped creating stuff long ago. The first paper was papyrus used by the Egyptians, Chinese did not go far with gunpowder, nobody “invented” tea, no more so then marijuana, tofu is full of female hormone bullshit, acupuncture is Indian and complete bullshit and nobody invented wiping their ass after taking a shit. White/European inventions, innovations and discoveries are not allowed to be celebrated. They will call that “white supremacy”.

    “From the building of the transcontinental railroad”

    Cheap labour. Should of hired local. Even free slaves or the “talk to the wind” people.

    “to their remarkable contributions as doctors and researchers in American labs and hospitals”

    Most Chinese are not scientists. Those who are have not made any contribution. Those who have are outnumbered by white and Jewish ones. Ass licker.

    “the debt owed to China and those descended from that nation is beyond calculation”

    Yuck. So much ass kissing. Chinese are owed nothing and nor are their leechy decedents. Is there a debt the Chinese owe Europe and those descended from that continent for all their innovations? Chinese don’t need toilet paper, when you would happily kiss their ass.

    “As I see it, we all have a moral responsibility to do everything in our power to protect them, advocate for them, and promote their contributions”.

    What a joke. They are not an endangered oppressed species. There are a billion of the fuckers in China alone. It’s the animals being made extinct by the Chinese who need us to protect and advocate for them. Try promoting white contributions which are the biggest. They will call you a Nazi for that. Do the Chinese do this for white people? Moral responsibility? FUCK OFF.

    “We owe it to them not just because of their tremendous influence on the global society”.

    “We” owe them nothing. Do they owe whites because of their tremendous influence on the global society?

    “but because that is our duty as citizens of a country that believes in the power of freedom, diversity, and humanitarianism”.

    Kissing Chinese ass is not a duty. Freedom yes. “Diversity” NO. If “diversity” is so good, why don’t they have it in China? Whoops.. Don’t mention they put ethnic Uyghurs in concentration camps. Ask the average Chinese in China if they want “diversity”. Kissing Chinese ass is not “humanitarianism”. It is fucking ridiculous. Not everyone wants to go along with this regressive ass kissing liberal virtue signalling bullshit.

    • Did you even read the article? It seems like the article was written SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU!!!!!

      The article clearly points out that what you just did (in this asinine rant that did nothing but expose YOUR anonymous pimpled ass) is “engage in victim-blaming at the highest level; it is racist, irresponsible, and cowardly.”

      You got fucking issues, dude.

      To anyone who skipped the long comment and is reading this, please don’t waste your time on rewinding to read the hate.

      • Of course he read the article, just as I did, and made the comment immediately above his. YOU are the one with f*cking issues. The Chinese love naive fools like you and the author of the article. LOL

      • “is “engage in victim-blaming at the highest level; it is racist, irresponsible, and cowardly.””

        Don’t project. You don’t consider it “racist” “irresponsible” and “cowardly” when whites are blamed for everything, including the trivial. When it’s pointed out, you project and attack.

        “You got fucking issues, dude”.

        That is not defeating the argument, “dude”.

        “To anyone who skipped the long comment and is reading this, please don’t waste your time on rewinding to read the hate.”

        Oh nooo!!! Can’t have people read something that contradicts the liberal narrative. And well done cunt-features for using the word “hate”. You just proved the point of the post. Anything that does not align with the liberal agenda is “hate speech”, “hate attacks” and “hate groups”. You should of and could of further proved of the post the point by saying “white supremacist” and “Nazi”.

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