The Living Force
I've had pretty much the same experience, an opening of my awareness. Always been puzzled by my prejudice, having grown up in Canada surrounded with only white folks. Maybe some genetic component, some of my experiences living in San Francisco and here in the lower mainland, but also perhaps the seeping in of propaganda that I was not aware of. Thank you everyone for a very eye-opening thread!A great thread that brought to light a lot of my internal Western biases towards China. On the whole, I was very much in agreement with Woodsman and others at the beginning of the thread. And still think there are valid concerns as to where this is all headed. But having gone through all the articles and videos posted, especially thanks to @seek10 for posting the link to the documentary on the recent history of China which I found fascinating and helped to understand the recent history with the Communist Party and how they have operated since the days of Chiang and Mao. I don't see them as this bastion of hope for the future, although they do offer that counter-balance to keep the West in check, but they are flawed in a number of ways just like in the West.