TriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 8 Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1440 times:
I recently heard that China has a very serious problem. As you may know female babies are less desirable than male babies in China . Couples are allowed one child and if they find thast their fetus is female it will be aborterd. This raises an enormous problem, the ratio of female to males turns out to be 117 males to 100 females. Now, if you do the math and figure that over a billion people, the ratio is heavily lopsided. In the future the females will become sparse and then males will resort to such actions as prostitution and rape among other terrible things. Also with such figures it may be fair to raise a question; will homosexuality increase? I would have to say yes. If those three factors increase, another huge problem comes up. That problem is AIDS. AIDS in China, is more out of control than any other place besides central Africa. This shows when you mess with mother mature, you will lose!
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1417 times:
Well of course, but again I don't think that the spread of AIDS and the lack of women will bring about the collapse of China. It will probably cause problems, but its a big country with lots of economic potential, so I doubt it will be catastrophic.
Goose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 16 Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1404 times:
The female discrimination bit is a cultural thing; Communism has little to do with it, aside from allowing it to continue. It's rooted in the value the culture places on males over females.
Some parts of Indian society have a similar problem; several news magazines published years ago about how the proliferation of cheap ultrasounds in India has been linked to a spike in elective abortions; in nearly all cases they brought up, the babies were aborted because they were girls. India is supposed to be a free and democratic country.
Personnally, I think the collapse or effective dissolution of Communist power in China is inevitable. While it's easy to be a an authoritarian dictatorship over a backwater with people more concerned with finding their next meal than politics - because keeping the people poor isn't so difficult - it's not as easy in a country in which computers and television are proliferating and the Internet are flourishing, and consumer goods are becoming more and more common. People get richer, and are able to feed themselves without much trouble - then they start to make grumblings about how they can't speak their mind about political issues.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 41 Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1402 times:
AIDS is pretty bad here in the USA
AIDS is not "pretty bad" in the United States. Despite what you might hear from the media, AIDS is no longer a huge health risk in the US anymore. Do a large percent of people still have it, absolutely, but a lot more people die of cancer and smoking. Go to Africa or some parts of Asia and you will see where AIDS is "pretty bad." In fact, I wish the government would begin cutting funding back for AIDS research (no I'm not saying cut it all, not even by half), but its largely a preventable disease and people can live nearly a full life with HIV without it developing into AIDS with the great drugs we have today. There are some real killer diseases out in the world today--a lot of which have no cure, and in the US HIV/AIDS simply isn't one of them anymore.
Sebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3672 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1327 times:
1) AIDS is not specifically related to homosexuality. In which world do you live ?
2) Homosexuality is not a consequence of Men/Women ratio. Where did you hear that crap ?
3) AIDS will probably not make any country collapse, but will perhaps lower the average age of death.
In some African countries, the "hope of life" is as low as 30 years due to a high AIDS rate and no medication.
Sebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3672 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1320 times:
Capitalism is centred entirely around greed. Nothing more -- nothing less.
That's unfortunately true. And that's the reason why Communism doesn't work: Egoism and greed is ALWAYS stronger than the system. The natural individualism is so strong that you can't force people to share.
Goose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 16 Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1280 times:
I'm merely relaying what I've read about and have seen - the TV news magazine was put out by the CBC years ago, I believe. I remember it quite well, as it was part of a school course I was taking at the time.
North County From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 712 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
The root of the problem is that the COMMUNIST based government is limiting couples to one child.
The cultural issue in China is rooted far in the past. People were so poor that having male or female children could make or break the extended family. Male children would grow up to be higher producing laborers to support the expanded family latter in life. Female children would produce less in terms of labor as they grew older and into adulthood.
A female offspring would have to carry a dowry that would be given to her husband upon marriage - another cost. It came down to the extended family surviving, not males being better then females. People in China today still carry that thinking today because it has been so rooted in their cultural heritage.
God provides for the birth of both male and females - he would never condone selective abortions. This is man deciding what is "best"
God does not support Communism, Socialism, or even Capitalism.
"Isms" were the creation of "man" not God.
God wants us to have free agency - to make our own decisions. He gives us direction but his greatest hope is that we will choose his path over any other not because of money, fame or because he ordered us to do it....
Authoritarian rule is the opposite of what God wants for us.... Satan's way is one of authoritarian rule, not allowing us free agency.
Think of the relationship between God and man as a parent-child relationship. The Father would want the child to be free to pick their own path and be happy. He wants them to follow his advice because they chose his way not because of the threat of the "hammer"
I would also like to point out that freedom of religion was not allowed in the communist systems. I wonder why?
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 12951 posts, RR: 62 Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1199 times:
Right, so Communism in China (basically the Chinese government) is evil..
...unless that evil communist government helps you all to get cheap Nike shoes and that $99 DVD player, right?
Actually Ben, I think you're astute enough to know that the consumer products manufactured in China are a direct result of that country beginning to lean towards capitalism, or at least dabbling in it a bit.
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan