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Forum Post: Video on Structure of Chinese Government

Posted 9 months ago on July 8, 2013, 10:52 a.m. EST by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ
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This is a really good, informative talk that shows how mistaken my impression and understanding has been: We really should start thinking as if absolutely nothing we have been taught is accurate - can we do that, though?

http://www.ted.com/talks/eric_x_li_a_tale_of_two_political_systems.html?source=facebook#.UdhSDBmRjcJ.facebook

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[-] 2 points by LeoYo (4792) 9 months ago

In short, a Secular Civil Meritocracy. The systems of Cuba, pre-US destroyed Libya and even pre-US destroyed Iraq should also be examined.

[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 9 months ago

We really should start thinking as if absolutely nothing we have been taught is accurate

Absolutely. Think for yourself Question authority (listen to Tool and read the lyrics).

Problem is, when you tell someone they're wrong, they're not going to say "oh ya, your right!"

And I'll watch that as soon as I have audio.

[-] 1 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 9 months ago

TED sure helps me see things differently. I don't try to convince other people either way, but I do like to share information when I find it is so contrary to conventional wisdom.

[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 9 months ago

I like the stats he shows at about 13 mins. 93% of gen Y are optimistic about their country's future.

[-] 2 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 9 months ago

I was pretty surprised at the whole presentation -- it seems to me that we have been coasting on our laurels since the 60's; in order to maintain our illusion, we could not know anything that remotely resembled facts. I love the internet for making info available, and OWS (OC?) for making me aware of all the different ways there are to do things. I'm almost 70 years old, and have learned more in the last two years than was ever even suggested before.