US Vs China – Tall Poppy Syndrome

Paul Chong           Friday, 4 January 2019


President Donald trump and President Xi Jinping

There’s a saying that you can’t tear a person down to build yourself up. It’s called “Tall Poppy Syndrome” – a perceived tendency to discredit or disparage & criticise those who have achieved notable wealth or prominence in public life. The tall poppy syndrome describes aspects of a culture where people of high status are resented, attacked, cut down, strung up or criticised because they have been classified as superior to their peers. This is what United States of America is attempting & doing to China.

In the animal kingdom, large animals when hungry always hunt & prey on the lesser animals. Once their hunger is satisfied they are usually at peace with themselves & others appearing to be harmless. It is known that an injured & hungry tiger or lion is most ferocious than ever.

Man can also behave like animal once he’s desperate, losing all his senses of reasoning, judgement and rationalisation. There’s a solution to every problem. Dispute, argument or conflict is best solved through dialogue instead of venting aggression or going to war. War never solve any problem . . . it only worsens the situation generating suffering & misery for the victims.

Let’s make each other great. China is offering utmost co-operation with economic schemes on a win-win basis. China does not go around bombing other countries to submission, or to destabilise & intrude upon other sovereignties.

Extend goodwill & diplomacy to bring about shared prosperity, peace & harmony. The present world is in shambles as it is. Why can’t wisdom & goodwill prevail?

This Chinese-Australian professor has a funny but true explanation about the Chinese people. Why do Chinese people work so hard to succeed in life? The simple plain truth about the Chinese is that they don’t go about bombing, terrorising others and causing religious hatred. We live peacefully with everyone on Earth.

Let’s share the glory, wealth & prosperity, peace & harmony. In expanding the economic cake, there’ll be more to go around. Let there be no more wars or even trade wars or tariffs (sanctions). Together we shall prevail, asunder we would be assailed.


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