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Taiwanese youth losing taste for China fight
Associated Press ^ | Nov. 30, 2011

Posted on 11/30/2011 8:33:30 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A recent magazine survey in Taiwan says many young people would be unwilling to go to battle to fight for the island's self-rule if China attacked.

The trend is in sharp contrast to the time before Taiwan and China began their process of detente.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: taiwan

1 posted on 11/30/2011 8:33:32 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not many youngsters are interested in freedom anymore. As long as they can text, sext and tweet, they’re happy as can be.


2 posted on 11/30/2011 8:36:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Red China they face today is less terrifying than what their parents faced in 1961. In some ways.

/johnny

3 posted on 11/30/2011 8:39:17 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Yep. Videogames, bread and circuses.
4 posted on 11/30/2011 8:42:08 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

FAR FAR FAR FAR TOOOOO TRUE THE WORLD OVER.

The oligarchy has successfully brainwashed several generations.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 8:49:23 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Judging from what I saw in Walmart this afternoon.

So is AMERICA.


6 posted on 11/30/2011 8:50:30 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

not interested in freedom until they lose it


7 posted on 11/30/2011 8:51:18 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Nabbed by soul humanist snatchers.

Amorality is the death of freedom and humanism is the new global culture. People have to hold Western analytical skills, values and ethics to have Western freedom. the culture of humanism goes with any form of enslavement but not freedom.


8 posted on 11/30/2011 9:13:27 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Shame

Once they loose it they will miss it

And

I hope American blood doesnt have to be shed for someone who no longer cares


9 posted on 11/30/2011 9:17:13 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: SaraJohnson
Nabbed by soul humanist snatchers.

Amorality is the death of freedom and humanism is the new global culture. People have to hold Western analytical skills, values and ethics to have Western freedom. the culture of humanism goes with any form of enslavement but not freedom.

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INDEED.
10 posted on 11/30/2011 9:34:45 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: SaraJohnson

Very well put. Brainwashing and removing the father and mother away from the formative years (0-7) destroys the individualism and self worth created so well in early America when there was no government forced “education” and the parents formed the worldview with no “perceptions” pumped into the heads of children by mass media Satanic immoral agitprop 24/7. John Stuart Mill is correct about government run education creating slaves and the Leviathan that will eventually destroy all freedom of the individual Founding Fathers were absolutely correct.

We need to destroy the DOE for starters. Immediately before most minds of our children are corrupted.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 9:42:12 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The trend is in sharp contrast to the time before Taiwan and China began their process of detente.

The youth of today hav had it to soft for to long, the entitled generation has no stomack for a fight, no mather where they are from, try to raise an army to fight from the OWS crowd, most of our military people are from the hearthland, not to many from the big citys gethos


12 posted on 11/30/2011 10:40:50 PM PST by munin (Live free or die. Put Paul in the hall)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Freedom” to that generation equates to how many electronic toys and apps they can amass to amuse themselves. There`s little difference vs. their shiftless American counterparts.


13 posted on 12/01/2011 1:51:08 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; FlingWingFlyer

The taiwanese brought it on themselves — they are the largest investor on the mainland and much of the impetus to the mainland economy comes from them. We should move our bases out of Taiwan and leave them to the consequences of their folly


14 posted on 12/01/2011 2:24:47 AM PST by Cronos (Nuke Mecca and Medina now..)
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To: Cronos

Taiwan is economically integrated with Communist China. Just look at Apple where the R&D goes on in Taiwan but the manufacturing is done in China under the Taiwanese company FoxComm


15 posted on 12/01/2011 3:25:59 AM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: munin

I live in the Midwest. I am a Navy veteran. My son is active duty Army. My other son is applying for ROTC scholarships. I was recently at my sons high school in the councelors office and they paused to say the Pledge of Allegiance. There is a military base about 30 miles away and the community is openly patriotic.

All that being said, only about 1% of students volunteer for the military. I noticed also, last year in my companies graduate recognition booklet of kids and employees that there was NO ONE joining the military. That was the first time I saw that.

The fact is, most kids (and adults for that matter) don’t recognize how fragile freedom is and that it needs people willing to step up and defend it. Too many people just assume that freedom will always be or that someone else will always be there to protect or provide for them. While I think America is better off then most places, in terms of currently being able to stand up to a known enemy, it too is slipping down the slope of apathy.


16 posted on 12/01/2011 5:02:41 AM PST by ScubieNuc
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To: dennisw

yes. Why do we bother to defend them when they have already made themselves a part of the mainland?


17 posted on 12/01/2011 6:55:02 AM PST by Cronos (Nuke Mecca and Medina now..)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Only in their wishful thinking is China less terrifying than the one the Taiwanese youths’ parents (grandparents) faced in 1961.

= = =
REF

Report: China Was Testing for EMP Attack on Taiwan
Commentary Magazine ^ | 7/25/11 | Seth Mandel
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2753824/posts

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Georgetown students shed light on China’s tunnel system for nuclear weapons
Washington Post ^ | Nov 29, 2011 | William Wan

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2814290/posts

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18 posted on 12/01/2011 8:57:06 AM PST by Joya (http://www.angelsonassignment.org/why_aoa.html)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

China will simply buy out Taiwan without even firing a shot.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 8:58:11 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Joya

The Taiwanese see how China treats Hong Kong, and most of them figure, if Taiwan gets the same consideration, as Hong Kong does, it wouldn’t be all that bad.


20 posted on 12/01/2011 9:01:06 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: dfwgator; Quix

... merrily merrily merrily merrily, life is but a ...

Hey, wait a minute!

Taiwan is seen as the rebellious province. Taiwan has its own military. Taiwan is a real plum right out there in the South China Sea just waiting to be plucked.

Sure, there are Taiwanese who may choose to wishfully think they are just another Hong Kong to mainland China. Wishful thinking and $NT120 will get a small mocha at Nan Hai Starbucks.


21 posted on 12/01/2011 9:34:33 AM PST by Joya (http://www.angelsonassignment.org/why_aoa.html)
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To: Joya

THX.

Taiwan is quite different from Hong Kong in a list of ways.


22 posted on 12/01/2011 9:50:31 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

You would know, dear heart. Thanks. Have a blessed day.


23 posted on 12/01/2011 10:25:36 AM PST by Joya (http://www.angelsonassignment.org/why_aoa.html)
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To: Joya
That's why I added the caveat "In some ways". And the face of china is much less terrifying. They are better at hiding their dark side.

I am very clear on understanding the dangers of china. Especially if they gain the high ground.

/johnny

24 posted on 12/01/2011 10:28:52 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

True true.

I say each person, anywhere on the globe, better stay prayed up and ready to meet their maker at less than a moment’s notice, cuz, things could get crazy, there are powder kegs all around.

FReegards,


25 posted on 12/01/2011 10:32:24 AM PST by Joya (http://www.angelsonassignment.org/why_aoa.html)
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To: ScubieNuc
The fact is, most kids (and adults for that matter) don’t recognize how fragile freedom is and that it needs people willing to step up and defend it.

Or, they have been propagandized since childhood to believe that our military exists to impose our will on others.

26 posted on 12/01/2011 10:39:03 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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