Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Star Wars Force Awakens TAOIST Review

Lots of special effects and media sensationalism. Star Wars is technically (Chinese) Taoism with aliens in the future (e. g. the Force (Qi), the Jedi's Way (Tao), the Light and the Dark Side of the Force (Yin Yang), Jedis (Daojun), immortals (Xianren), and so on. This isn't the first time Disney has "borrowed" from foreign originality: Hollywood looted German folklore and Grimm's Fairy Tales, Greek mythology, and Chinese philosophy before. Just saying.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

"Wherever the kids have a better life, Chinese parents will send them."

[...] In the West, low-class parents often drag their children down by telling them they are clever and beautiful, and that they can achieve anything in life if only they believe in themselves. In China, however, 99% of the child’s success is believed to be design of the parents. In America, mothers don’t part with their young kids easily; in China, mothers gratefully accept any opportunity that will leave their kids with more affluent friends or relatives abroad. Penniless mothers sell their toddlers to monasteries or the circus; much less for the money than for the conviction that the child will be better off, and learn some skills.

Everything is better than staying with poor parents, is it not? All the same, it’s the parents that make all the life-changing decision for their young –right into young adulthood, if necessary.
Even if those “70m reasons” were realized, it wouldn’t change the universal (Confucian) philosophy toward child-rearing: filial piety, learned helplessness, and being a jerk. On the contrary, if they all had money in the world, the Chinese would still leave their children behind, or hire nannies, and private tutors, or send their children abroad to relatives, affluent friends, or intl schools. They don’t know what else to do with kids, personally. Before recently, they didn’t even have toys, fairy tales, or play dates, let alone religion and clean air. In China: pity ALL the children.
Thor Tukoll is a pen name of Thorsten J. Pattberg, a German writer and cultural critic. He is the author of The East-West Dichotomy,  Shengren, and Inside Peking University.

Why do East Asian countries have a higher estimated average IQ than the other countries?

The Japan Stuffs Daily is out!

Shout-out to Japan Stuffs for successful launch of website and favorable mentioning! Good luck to your cause!

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Japan new education minister says LGBT have difficulties finding jobs despite being excellent

“They also have difficulty finding a job, no matter how many achievements they make and how many research papers they publish...” 
Hiroshi Hase, I would like to see the study that demonstrates that high-achievers who published "no matter how many" research papers had "difficulty finding a job" because they are LGTB. He made that up out of thin air. He is the NEW Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Monogamy did not come natural to Asia...

Almost alone among barbarians they [the Germanic people] are content with one wife, except a very few among them, and these not from sensuality, but because their noble birth procures for them many offers of alliance. (Tacitus, AD 92)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

When offending Islam becomes a Western sport

Germany has a First-world, highly effective penal code to prosecute offenders. Leave it at that. There is absolutely no need to lecture other people on your supposedly universal ethics or superior morality.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

UN wird zum globalen Mekka für korrupte Eliten, skrupellose Lobbyisten, und religiöse Spinner

Geld- oder Sachzuwendungen von Chinesen an UN Diplomaten sind noch das kleinste Problem der United Nations.
Die 'UN' (als "brand") mit ihren völlig unübersichtlichen, hunderten von Projekten, Seminaren, Konferenzen, wird gerne benutzt zur Legitimisierung jeglichen Aktivismus oder Pseudowissenschaft, und ist zum globalen Magnet geworden für alle Religionen, Kulte und Sekten, korrupte Professoren und Direktoren, Lobbyisten, Feminazis, Scharlatane und Hochstapler.
Auch deutsche Interessengruppen setzen viel Geld auf ihre Pferdchen in New York, nur werden die natürlich nicht bloßgestellt (noch nicht), weil sie ja keine Chinesen sind. In den USA toben nämlich gerade die Vor-Wahlkämpfe, insbesondere mit strengem Fokus auf die Sino-US relations.
Egal, Kudos für die Amerikaner selbst vor UN Ex-Diplomaten keinen Halt zu machen. In Deutschland würde man es eher nicht wagen, diese Leute hochzunehmen. Siehe FIFA und VW. Egal wie sehr man über die Amerikaner schimpfen mag, ohne die USA wären wir Deutschen den Machenschaften unserer Eliten hilflos ausgesetzt.
Auch die DIE ZEIT schreibt ja immer nur, was in den USA schon längst berichtet wurde. Selbst will man keine Journalisten auf unsere korrupten Eliten in Übersee loslassen. Solidarität und Vetternwirtschaft eben.

UN increasingly a destination for spiritual quacks, corrupt academics, and con-artists

Friday, October 2, 2015

100,000 unique views special

The East-West Dichotomy celebrates 100,000 unique views!
To the occasion, I’d like to give some shout-outs to the following selection of remarkable persons that I’ve had the pleasure, and the honor, to cooperate with over the years. In random order, they are: Eric Draitser, Victor Fic, Min Weiyuan, Yao Minji (Emily), Vaughan Winterbottom, Olga Sorokina, Eric Arnow, James Corbett, Christina Boutrup, Wang Yong, Li Hao, Randy Flagg, and Liu Fangnian. All the best, my friends, and good luck to your cause!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

US Global Defamation Campaign Against Volkswagen (R German Push-Overs?)

[...] Note that the Europeans saw it coming: Already in 1967, long before the information age, the Frenchman J. J. Servan-Schreiber wrote ‘Le defi americain” in which he warned Europe of total US dominance in all financial, industrial, and technological spheres. In 1990, the German political adviser Konrad Seitz published a book with the doomy subtitled: “Germany’s high-technology industries battle for survival”. He was right. And it got worse. By 2004, every German manager knew that the US takes on the liberty to rule and police all humankind, and that it can (and will) arbitrary sue any German company that is “doing business” in the US, even for wrongdoing not related to the US. On the other hand, if a “non-American wants to sue a US company, the authorities will simply declare non-jurisdiction.” The US legal system has little to do with justice in a European sense. Lawyers are paid by the hours, often $500 and upwards. Companies are arbitrary attacked with an early settlement in mind. Emotions are everything. News coverage often prevents impartiality of the juries. Damages are estimated. Compensations are out of touch with reality. Bertelsmann, Deutsche Bank, DaimlerChrysler all are frequently tried, and cashed up. Class actions are popular. Bayer was sued by not less than 11,000 individuals, according to Manager Magazine. [...]

USA suing foreign companies is lucrative, patriotic, and... they're easy prey!

“American investigators, lawyers, and the media will continue to preferably go after ‘foreigners’, because first it is lucrative; second it is patriotic; and third Non-Americans are easy prey.”

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Nazikeule: US pillories Germany's Volkswagen

"Journalists all want to know that a manipulative soft-ware was installed to artificially keep the fume spew low during check-ups and under laboratory conditions. Meanwhile, into the wild, the ambitious car models, the Passat and the Jetta, allegedly fired five to thirty times (!) more nasty particles into America’s airspace than the user manual promised. Make that forty times more, if you are The Economist magazine."

READ FULL EXPOSURE: US flattens Germany's Volkswagen (Warning for Europe)

Thor Tukoll is a pen name of Thorsten J. Pattberg, a German writer and cultural critic. He is the author of The East-West Dichotomy,  Shengren, and Inside Peking University.
2015 (c) Thor Tukoll

Monday, August 17, 2015

China: Police evacuates Tianjin after more explosions (When the media messes up BIG TIME...)

When the media messes up BIG TIME... 
DIE ZEIT on Aug 18, 2015, published click-and-bait article 'China: Police evacuates Tianjin after more explosions" evoking the relocation of 8 - 12 million citizens. Wow.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pattberg: Le isole rischiano di diventare un nido di kaiju, i mostri giapponesi come Godzilla.

"Il punto critico è focalizzato sulle isole che i cinesi chiamano Diaoyu e i giapponesi, che ne hanno il controllo, Senkaku. Sopra quelle isole e le acque circostanti nel novembre scorso la Cina ha stabilito una “Air defense identification zone”, che in pratica rivendica il controllo su parte dello spazio aereo giapponese e sudcoreano e sfida il trattato di mutua sicurezza tra America e Giappone. Come ha rilevato il sinologo Thorsten Pattberg, le isole rischiano di diventare un nido di kaiju, i mostri giapponesi come Godzilla, “metafore di conflitto, minacce esistenziali, apocalisse, incarnazioni delle guerre passate e future”.
In proporzione appare ben poca cosa il confronto tra Giappone e Corea del sud per le isole di Dokdo (Takeshima in giapponese), piccolo arcipelago tra i due paesi, rivendicato da entrambi e occupato dalla Corea. A complicare i rapporti tra i due alleati dell’America, ci ha pensato il premier giapponese Abe, che il 26 dicembre scorso ha reso omaggio al tempio di Yasukuni, dove sono sepolti anche 14 criminali di guerra. Secondo i nazionalisti “i giapponesi ci vanno a pregare per le anime dei morti in guerra, oltre 2,4 milioni, non per glorificare la guerra o giustificare i criminali di guerra”. Ma è chiaro che il gesto ha offeso i coreani, soggetti al dominio giapponese dal 1910 al 1945 e vittime di atroci abusi. E’ per tentare di ricucire lo strappo che il presidente Obama ha incluso la Corea nel suo viaggio in Asia."

Thursday, July 23, 2015

#freemiao propaganda goes terribly wrong: when german media is faster than chinese justice and holier than the lord christ

Angela Köckritz and German DIE ZEIT embrace for yet another round of China-bashing

Crass and disturbing piece by Angela Köckritz, ‘China correspondent’ for DIE ZEIT, parading her emotional baggage and anti-China sentiments before the latest crackdown on corrupt lawyers in China. It makes for fascinating reading largely because she is so rich of victim-mentality. She doesn’t even hide her political motives of regime change, and at the same time exposes her own totalitarian beliefs.

Monday, July 20, 2015

These things need to be said over and over again

"Thanks for letting yourself go, Mr. Pattberg. These things need to be said over and over again. We are bombarded with anti-Chinese propaganda in our media. I think editors are so convinced in their prejudices that they don't realize they are publishing half-truths and lies.
In any case, let's trade: China can develop Western rule of law, and the West can develop Chinese effort and ingenuity. When Americans rail at Chinese lack of copyright and patent protection, I remember that when Dickens visited America in the 19th century, he found many unlicensed editions of his works. Strict patent and copyright laws are a luxury that developing economies can best do without.
I noticed recently in a list of members of the Council on Foreign Relations that there were no Chinese names or organizations. Plenty of Japanese ones, however. The desire to make China an enemy starts at the top." --vanisle1

On Chinese-free China journalism (Avoid Chinese words, write in English)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

China-watchers Gady ‘Shady’ Epstein, Chris ‘Buckfast’ Buckley, and Michael ‘the Knife’ Forsythe...

"Some top tier China-watchers –the likes of Gady ‘Shady’ Epstein, Chris ‘Buckfast’ Buckley, and Michael ‘the Knife’ Forsythe, etc.– probably decided that “This Joshua is epic material; we hold him up there against Evil China and the Communist Party.” (They mostly coordinate their output.)"


Thursday, July 16, 2015

On Chinese Originality

China, Japan, and Korea Do Not Enough Promote Their Key Terminologies

Do Not Please The West On Western Terms - T Pattberg

Your Culture Is Unique, Not Universal

On the Competition for Terminologies

On the Western Mission to Civilize the East

On Tourists and Imperialists

On Philosophers and Sages

Fabricating "Saviors" and "Angels" - Joshua Wong in Western Propaganda

"This drama of reliving the ‘exodus’ (of our ideological enemies) over and over again is, I claim, brought to near perfection in the West." --T. Pattberg

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

On Philosophy and System building

On Master Narrative and Language Imperialism at The New York Times

On defaming foreign nations (US press soldiery)

On Liberalizing Foreign Words

On the vocabularies of the world's languages

On Truth-tellers and Agenda-driven Media

On Stripping billions of people off their cultural key terminologies

Chinese Student Shaming by CNN Katie Hunt
In a feisty propaganda piece by Katie Hunt at CNN (in Hong Kong), entitled ‘Fraud frenzy? Chinese seek U.S. college admission at any price‘ she and her ‘Chinese assistants’ generalize and paint a cruel picture of mass-fraud and universal deception committed by Chinese students coming out of mainland China. They are submitting almost perfect applications. They pay ridiculously high tuition fees in cash. [...]

On Democracy and Authoritarian Gods

On Western Evangelists and Modern Crusaders

On the Cult of the China Experts

On The Chinese Communist Party

On Chinese Hospitality and the Conference Culture