12/26/2010

Media fuelling India China rivalry unhealthy

Kolkata, Dec 21 (IBNS): The world would benefit from cosy ties between India and China and pitting the Asian giants against each other is detrimental to the global economy, Singapore's Foreign Minister said here on Monday. "There is no profit in the India China antagonism," minister George Yeo said at an interaction organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Aspen Institute of India. He rapped the Indian media for plotting a negative image of China. "I don't think the media's view is neutral," Yeo said. He said, "China has its quirks, but so does India and so does Singapore."…. Another way to build that trust is to get to know each others countries. He said the knowledge about the other side on either side of the border between India and China was "woefully insufficient". The above was copied from washingtonbanglaradio.com. George Yeo has pointedly lashed out at the sinister motive of media and the destructive influence it has on international relations. What the Indian media is doing is similar to what the western media is doing to North Korea, by painting it as an irrational and backward country and a regime change American is good for the country and its people. It conveniently chose to remain silent on the right of interference in another country’s domestic affair while accepting the connivance and forceful invasion of countries by America as an acceptable behaviour. The latest nonsense is that the Kim Jong Un is just like a young head hunter coming of age and he needs to cut off some heads to prove his manhood. Thus he has to conduct a war with the South Koreans before he can become a man. Such silly western views reflect how stupid and low down the western journalists and so called academics are prepared to go and compromising their credentials for their own personal aggrandizement. The daily provocations by the South Koreans are there for all to see. It is a nation consumed in madness and thinks that war is a party, and Lee Myung Bak and his soldiers are all smiling. They are oblivious to the next phase of development, when many will become dead soldiers. And their families will be mourning and wailing for their return in one piece and alive. The irresponsible media continues to cheer them on to provoke a supposedly ‘evil regime’, yes, an axis of evil, and they were the innocent and good boys being threatened by the North. The media would not tell them of their stupidity and the destruction of lives and the country should war breaks out. War is good and should be encouraged.

8 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

what does he mean"unhealthy"? The idiot. The media is in the business of making money. Therefore the spicier the editorial, the better the sales.

A China-India clash is inevitable. 2 large states, getting richer and increasing in military strength, both nuclear powers...ah, lawan-lawan akan datang.

as for the Korea's: the sooner the violent end-game the better. Get it on fellas, start shooting!

Matilah_Singapura said...

P.S.

> The latest nonsense is that the Kim Jong Un is just like a young head hunter coming of age and he needs to cut off some heads to prove his manhood. <

This it no "nonsense". It is necessary.

Of course Jong Un has to prove himself. Haven't you read Machiavelli?

If he doesn't or hasn't yet, the young blur-king had better wake up his idea and fire a couple in S Kore's direction.

Young man, you must show your colours or everyone will think you're a sissy.

Being an all-powerful leader means that you are super-human, and being super-human means you are not constrained by the "morality" of all those imperfect humans.

Thus it is quite reasonable and acceptable for Jong Un to do whatever the fuck is necessary for him to earn his stripes...or crown.

Anonymous said...

Well, did Obama cuts out a few heads when he became Presidente? Did Najib or Hsien Loong cut off some heads or start a war? This primitive ritual is on befitting of countries like the USA.

Matilah_Singapura said...

anon 529

> This primitive ritual is on befitting of countries like the USA. <

You might call it a "primitive ritual" but in politics it is often necessary to make a statement by cracking a few heads.

Relax, enjoy the fun. People love the idea of states -- it gives their cuntries a sort of mythical "security". If you're going to enjoy states, then you might as well enjoy the politics which go along with them.

Occasionally, an assassination become necessary. People think this is a "bad" thing. If you look at history, the occasional assassination is unavoidable, and therefore you might as well consider it entertainment before someone else does and makes money from it!

Wally Buffet said...

What rivalry?

India is at least 20 years in development behind China.

Matilah_Singapura said...

> India is at least 20 years in development behind China. <

Perhaps in infrastructure and development. But not in software development though, and sciences like pharmaceuticals.

China's strength is its cheap labour and massive manufacturing sector i.e. "workshop to the world".

Anyway, 2 big states, sure to have some "conflicts" down the track. In the meantime, please enjoy the movies!

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

I am drafting a post on Wen Jia Bo's visit to India and the noise it is attracting.

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