Yesterday I received an email from a man who told me to make sure to put the word
‘China’ or ‘Chinese’ in the subject line of emails that talk about China – so he can
delete them before opening.
Here’s what he wrote:
While you were exercising at the famous square, did you observe any tanks squishing any Chinese citizens — who would have liked to have the freedom to travel as you do?
Recommendation: Stop including China, which is STILL being herded by obnoxious, hideous, commie thugs, in your iteneraries. Alternatively, if you plan to use China as a setting, please include some reference to China in the subject-lines of your e-mail messages so that I may delete the e-mail before opening. You know, you could try using Taiwan for future promotionals — at least until the mainland thugs take over that FREE nation.
My response: D.W., I thank you for your email. I read it to my brother and sister-in-law, who live in China. They enjoyed it very much. My brother-in-law did point out that there were many Chinese people gathered around in Tiananmen Square watching us train. I said: “In America we have a saying, ‘Don’t bother me with facts because my mind is already made up.'”
By the way, and I realize you don’t really care, but said bro-in-law and sis-in-law picked us up in Shanghai, flew with us to Ningxia, are with us in Beijing and will go with us wherever else we want to travel in China. They also own their own home, have their own business and just bought a brand new Japanese car. The car alone was 35K.
They are free to travel anywhere in China they want and so is pretty much everyone else. The only places in which special visas are needed are Hong Kong – and as far as I’m concerned that’s a good thing. Already too many people living in Hong Kong, much less visiting, and for the most part the H.K. people are the rudest in the entire world. This statement has been confirmed by news reports as well – I believe approximately one year ago.
I have been visiting China since 1993. Upon my first visit life here was very, very different. Each time I go back I am amazed. The Chinese are more capitalistic than Americans. In fact, I’d say it’s not even close. As for communism and socialism, I think there may be enough for you to concern yourself with back in the U.S.
The main issue is whether you’re going to live in the past or in the present. If I lived in the past I would not have visited Japan this year. Nor would I have friends who are English or German or Italian. If I lived in the past I would not visit China – nor would I visit Waco, Texas, or Kent State, for that matter.
Yes, the Chinese government has done many things that neither of us agree with. But that doesn’t make all the people living here bad – nor does it make you good because you pointed the finger.
Now, as for focusing on the present, here’s a photo of an 85-year old Chinese lady who is enjoying a lot of freedom. Check out her flexibility. Notice her leg on the tree and the position of her head. If you know anything about the mind/body connection, you would know that you cannot enjoy this level of flexibility without simultaneously having an open mind. Old tensions are stored in the hamstrings. It appears this lady has none.
85-year old Chinese lady demonstrates mind/body connection
I suggest looking into my Combat Stretching series so you can release any unresolved tension going on in your mind/body.
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