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Re: Culture first, language second
>From Greg.Zeng@hlos.com.au Sat Dec 14 05:58:31 1996
Subject: Re: Culture first, language second
> > I identify myself as a Chinese first, then as a Hakka born in Hong Kong. My
> > interest in Hakka is obviously higher than in other ethnic groups in China
> > because of my heritage and familiarity with Hakka. But I am also interested
> > in all the other 56 ethnic minorities in China as well as the migration of
> > Asians to the Americas (Inuits, Hopis, Aztecs, Mayans, Ohmecs, Incas,...). I
> > think the world needs more diversity than uniformity.
All these ethnic groups are dead, dying or extinct.
> > SL Lee
> I think many netters including me have the same view as you. There's no
> different among all oversea Chinese. Their view points may be modified a
> little bit base on political system and how they were treated by their
> adopted countries. Tolerance,tolerance and tolerance should be ours motto.
Quiet tolerace? Passive tolerance?
That sounds so Confucian and so Taoist. In western patriarchal terms,
you are a gutless, stupid coward.
If we Hakkas had any brains, we should do something with our brains. We
don NOT need to tolerate the intolerable. So let us write, here, about
what are the alternatives to passive and very stupid inaction.