Actually, yesterday I came upon this post. Upon until then, I didn’t realize that being a Chinese should not be that proud. Of course, I am proud being a Chinese. What I really mean is, that kind of exaggerated proud should be analyzed with rational. Should I feel that proud?
Ever since I am a pupil, I feel my own country is a country with 5000 history, with 4 amazing inventions which had changed the world. This is like 1+1=2 in my mind. Never had I cast any doubt on it, because I am not familiar with the history. All the history education I received, in a way, lied to me. Here I am talking about the truth. Which version is the truth? The one I had bear in mind for almost 25 years or the disturbing one I recently found?
Here I use the word "disturbing" underlie some of my intention. "The Inconvenient Truth" is quite disturbing, but I believe it. I believe the global environment is deteriorating at a very fast pace. Coming to the environment problem, it is something we can actually see. But what about this? I can not see what happened 5000 years ago, whether my ancestor lived in this land.
I have always hated the job working in the government, sipping tea all day without doing anything meaningful. Oh, I am wrong, I am so wrong. It is They who are writing the history. They can write anything they would like people 5000 years later to see. Maybe an paleontologist 5000 years later can know what species live on the earth now, but it would be much more difficult to tell what exactly happened in 2008 after 5000 years.
And to stand back one step, there is no absolute in this world. But I will try to find the truth from where I am standing. Can I?
Actually I am afraid. I publish this post here rather than my WordPress blog, is out of fear. I fear if there is something in this post to be categorized as "sensitive content", my blog would be blocked by that damn wall again.
The truth IS disturbing, isn’t it?