Chinese people are not stupid, they are not incapable of distinguishing right from wrong, it’s just that the whole environment of speech is so unfair that only one voice is allowed. I am optimistic that most people will be able to distinguish between right and wrong within a year’s time if they are allowed to compete fairly.
If there is no religion there is so division among people. We can move on from imaginary issues and focus on real issues of our planet. - reddit comment
reddit users and making vague generalizations based on their own biases. - reddit comment
He sees it all personified in Lee Kuan Yew, who “honestly thought that money and status equated to happiness … His failure to understand how false that was really showed, leading us to become one of the richest countries in the world, and one of the most depressed. Ultimately, how do you quantify a great leader? It is by how he creates a place where people are able to live happily and prosper based on their own unique attributes. And he hasn’t.” – Story of cities #27: Singapore – the most meticulously planned city in the world
Democracy and capitalism are 100% unrelated to each other. Democracy is a form of government, capitalism is an economic system. You can have Fascist Capitalists(China), Fascist Mercantilists(US Republicans), Fascist Socialism(the USSR), Democratic Capitalists(most Americans), Democratic Mercantilists(The British), Democratic Socialism(Bernie Sanders types in the US; many of the Nordics), and a whole host of things in between. Democracy and Capitalism are two separate axes creating a plane, rather than two sides of the same axis. – reddit comment
In Indonesia, there are anti-democratic groups. They really admire the Taliban. We want that group to be exchanged for people like you so that the Taliban get people who love them and Indonesia gets people who are pro-democracy. – Kurasha Takada
Going home is a luxury that’s not available to everyone. – ted
Q: Why should your right to freedom of speech trump a person’s right not to be offended?
A: In order to think, you have to risk being offensive. You’re using your free speech to risk offending me and more power to you!
“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.” — David Brin