Cynical Investor wrote an article in the TRE titled ''The truth about a China apologist'' and asked why redbean did not reply to him and a few others as well. The answer, why redbean did not want to reply is the same as why Confucius did not want to explain but agree with a 3 season man that there is no winter. Confucius knew that he could not convince the 3 season man that there was really a season called winter that the 3 season man had not known. How so?
A 3 season man is like some insects with lifespan of only 9 months, from spring to autumn. By autumn the insect would have outlived its life and be dead, never would it have a chance to experience and know what winter is like. To such an insect it is true that there is no winter. And the insect would be so convinced that he was right and would not want to understand or listen to people who lived long enough to tell him that there was winter. The discussion would be a waste of effort and time and it was better to agree with the 3 season man or let the 3 season man to believe he was right. Let the 3 season man be happy in his own truth.
There are many kinds of truth depending on the subjective biases of the individual. Some would believe that their beliefs are the truth. Some would believe that their facts are the truth. Some would believe that the fabricated facts are the truth just like the WMD in Iraq or Osama was the master mind behind 911. Some would believe the Americans are the most peace loving people despite being at war for the last 6 decades and killing hundreds of innocent lives. Some would also believe the Americans practices rule of law and accept and abide by international laws.
Just leave the 3 season man to their own thinking and logic. No need to sweat the small stuff.