July 24, 2009
I have never in one second in my life believed that Michael Jackson was a child molester. Not because that I am his fan, not because he is such a hugh celebrity, because ART CANNOT LIE!
Listen to some of his songs, like "heal the world", "we are the world, we are the child", "earth song", how beautiful, how deep and touching! They cannot be written by a person who didn't have a beautiful heart.
So, if you have doubt to the law, doubt to the fame, doubt to people that beyond your cognition, please, do not doubt art. It shows artists' heart!
Jesus Christ: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you;
Confucian: if something you do not want people do to you, do not do to people (己所不欲，勿施于人)
This is absolutely what I follow for my life. But, my question is: do we really need to be told to know this “golden rule”?
Honestly, I understood this principle before I read it from these masters, or, “god”, if you prefer.
July 21, 2009
What would be so wrong if he didn't have sexual interest toward women? What would be so wrong if he just didn't have any sexual interest at all?
SEX SEX SEX! Do we have to have sex at least once a day to prove our normality? And what exactly made people so proud of such a biological function which even an animal can handle (probably even better)?
I am not saying that sex is bad. Of course sex is good. But there are some people on this earth who don't have very strong sex drive (some of them are even asexual) and they are just fine. We don't have to be the same.
July 14, 2009
"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life"
As a member of minority, I understand completely what Judge Sotomayor meant. In this country, political correctness can only help, but not guarantee that everyone can live under equal right. In a lot of situations, mainstream has unspoken power to secure majorities social position. No matter you like it or not, white people certainly have much more privilege than colored people regarding to social success. So, Judge Sotomayor did speak out truth and what she said should be understood under certain context as an inspirational remark and encouragement for colored people.
Of course, what she said would cause trouble if the sentence were reversed into what senator Lindsay Graham suggested today. And the reason is simple, because white people is already in advantageous social position thus they do not need to be inspired by such kind of remark.
Please don't get me wrong, as an immigrant I do recognize lots of good things about this country, such as relatively advanced law system and social structure, but that doesn't mean this is a perfect society and that doesn't mean "race" no longer an issue (under political correctness slogan).
July 9, 2009
I suspected foul play from beginning. The reason I suspect it was because I knew that there are some people hated him that much. But I cannot say anything. Now, as investigation getting deeper, more complex situation it gets...
July 2, 2009
Supported by traditional morality --- the very "strict" way to raise children is well accepted by Chinese people for thousands years long --- child abuse had been not an issue for Chinese people at all until recent couple of decades. By Confucianism --- the most important traditional philosophy that governed Chinese ideology for over 2 thousands years, parents were absolutely power over children and children have inescapable filial responsible to obey their parents. "Obeying to parents" had been absolutely #1 moral credit for Chinese people. It is not exaggerated to say that the whole Chinese traditional ethic is based on this "Xiao" principle: unconditionally filial piety. Thus Chinese people learned the obedience since they were born, and the quality of rebellion is very rare among Chinese people.