“Self-Strengthening”

Back in History,
when Europan Colonial-‘Go-Getting’
was already “ripping-off” China,
the Dowager Empress ‘came-to-her-senses’
and strategicly-implemented a
‘Self-Strengthening’ Policy

whereby China would
both
(i)
catch-up-with-the-Europeans’ Arms
and other technology advances
and
(ii)
“fill-in” other “gaps”
in her body-mind-spirit
and international
“all-roundness”.

RELEVANCE TODAY
TO BOTH OURSELVES & OUR ‘LEADERS’ ?

.1.
“All-Roundness”
includes
not just
“Strength”
but every other
“Ability”.
(including “gently-honest-persuasion”)

.2.
Back in China,
Britain was practically
the sole-militant-foreign-‘insulter’
and soon went into “reverse” –
out of China
[but with ‘oodles’ of ‘sterling-silver’
just as one-lot of ‘winnings’]

at which

.3.
The Empress was persuaded to
“cease preparing for all-out-defensive-war” –
and thus as quickly as begun
Chinese ‘Self-Strengthening ‘
stopped.
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BUT

.4.
Across the narrow sea-strait in Japan
the USA
had joined in
the “Western-World’s Colonial-Go-Getting”
and Japan was not slow in implementing its historic
“Self-Strengthening” Policy –
which
this time
it did not make China’s mistake of
“calling it off”
once the “aggressors” withdrew’,
and continued until they were achieving “parity”.
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NOW THEN

OUR

‘WESTERN’

AS WELL AS NOW
‘WHOLE-
ENGLISH-SPEAKING-WORLD’s

EXISTENTIAL-DISASTER-PREDICAMENT.
– – – – – – –

Each and every Power and People

has been
Competitively
“Specialising”

and
at the same time
badly-neglecting
its

“All-Roundness”.

🙁

and
the
British-UK
is one of the
worst
in this
Humankind-On-Earth
Self-&-Others-All-Round-Neglect.
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