No just this thread. I hate watching GV defending the indefensible.
I am not getting that warm human feeling. The Chinese people are great and China has a lot of potential. It is just so bad they are stuck playing pay no attention to the man behind the curtain when talking about the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz.
You look at a guy like GV. Obviously, a bright young man whose life will go unfulfilled because he has to pretend the obvious is not happening. So sad.
There is really no way not to go overboard with China. I have not discussed the really weird stuff on this BB. Primarily, because I get no enjoyment out of watching Chinese heads spinning a la Linda Blair.
@Casey, thank you for your good words about my future, but I have to clarify that I did not defend anything. What you saw in China could very likely be true, but what also matters is what you did not see. China is just too large to have things in one direction. I can show things happening in China 10 times more ugly than the one you said, but we have to realize that extreme things mostly just happen not very often.
Also, Casey, you must know SINA Weibo, a micro blog like twitter. Many comments about China there are 10 times more bearish than your comments. I have well educated myself from the behind curtain stuff they listed. These comments are made by real Chinese people. Do you think they are not so Chinese when you compare them with me? Most time, these people's extremely negative opinions are caused by their own experience, which sometimes can be very miserable.
My opinion is to know the behind curtain stuff but never only see negative from it. Understand the how the behind the scene mechanism works, but think about why it works that way. My position is different from a man who is ignorant about the darkness. My position is to see the light from the darkness. The world despite all negatives is growing. It does investors no good to just focus on negatives.
You are a bright young man. However, your rhetoric quickly devolves to a personal level. Although, some might get a rush from such encounters, I am too long in the tooth to benefit from such encounters. I do not have the time to cultivate relationship such as hmmm26 does well.
Conversations should be about the exchange of ideas not about exchanges of insults. Your approach to communication makes such exchanges a challenge for a speaker. I think you might be more comfortable with a crowd of listeners. I have ex-wives that have the "Casey, you are too ??????" base covered. I do not need an extra helping.
Be mindful of the use of personal pronouns and the "be" form of the verb without a helping verb. It would moderate your written English significantly.