On 21 Jun 2005 14:26:15 -0700, "AstroHoney" <lindarvogt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Do you know for a FACT that Synta workers are treated like serfs and
>their "freedoms" are repressed? How do you know that they aren't
>averaging bigger incomes than their counterparts in the factories that
>are stamping out crappy dollar-store widgets? Did you ever consider
>the possibility that many Chinese are willing to set aside or defer
>political and individual freedoms in the pursuit of economic wealth? In
>fact, I'll bet a lot of people still subscribe, consciously or not, to
>the Confucian notion of social harmony, and that it should prevail over
>individual needs. What if you are judging China through a "Western
>lens" and assuming that they should adopt YOUR value system?
>Reeks of Bush mentality.
Yes, lacking ANY indication at all that the average Chinese person
wants to live under oppression because of the side benefit of
increasing wealth, we should assume that's the case. In fact, lets
not help the Africans either, because for all we know, they like the
AIDS epidemic because it reduces the number of mouths to feed!