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PostSubject: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:12 am

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Jurors have found Samsung guilty of "willful" violations of a number of Apple's patents in the creation of its own mobile products.

"This is a huge win for Apple," Mark Lemley, a Stanford law professor, said over e-mail. The award "is just large enough to make it the largest surviving patent verdict in history."

In aftermarket trading, Apple stock jumped more than $12 a share, to more than $675 a share.

Samsung said the verdict should be viewed "as a loss for the American consumer."

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(CBS News) ELIZABETH, N.J. - The Justice Department said Friday it shut down a number of web sites that were selling counterfeit sports jerseys made in China. Agents said they also seized $1.5 million dollars in illegal profits. But this is just one victory in a never-ending battle against Chinese counterfeiters. CBS News correspondent Bob Orr looks into this problem.

Two and half million containers arrive here each year. Mixed in with legitimate cargo are knock-off iPhones and imitation Ugg boots churned out by Chinese counterfeiters.

Other counterfeit goods like purses and sneakers are sold on the black market and on street corners.

Heacock said the counterfeiters are also adaptive, constantly changing their schemes in an effort to pass inspections. For example fake Nike manufacturers have tried hiding the signature swoosh behind tear-away panels.

"China is still our number-one source country for counterfeit and pirated goods. About 62 percent of our seizures are from China," said Heacock.

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After fake products, here come fake store chains in China: Fake Apple stores, fake Ikea stores, fake Subway stores, and so on, as reported in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal issue.

“When it comes to innovation, the Chinese won’t deliver,” he told me in a phone interview back in mid-May. “China is the total flip-side of the U.S. Piracy goes back to the China world view that individual rights don’t matter. The courts have never evolved to protect innovative individuals. There is still very much the ethos that economic growth has to be managed, so individual and intellectual property, where the spoils go to one entity or one person, is not a cultural value,” he said.

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After railing houses, cars, and travel, cosmetic surgery is the fourth most popular way that Chinese citizens spend discretionary income. Similar to Western cultures, it has become quite commonplace for Chinese women to get procedures done. It’s estimated that China ranks third behind Brazil and the United States in the amount of cosmetic operations performed each year. But unlike Western countries where breast enhancement and liposuction are most popular, Chinese girls are opting for enhancements that make them look more Western, arguably China’s leading standard of beauty.

The most popular plastic surgeries performed in China are:

Double eyelid procedure, making the eyes appear larger
Enlarging of the nose bridge to make it appear more prominent
Reshaping of the jaw to make it longer and narrower

You will notice all these procedures are about getting bigger, and about getting Western. Plastic surgery isn’t the only example of this: whitening powders are used heavily in order to appear whiter; based on the belief in China that a lighter skin tone is more desirable than a darker one.
As China becomes a more affluent nation, the taste for Western products have become even more in demand. And who is most often seen behind the billboards and magazine advertisements promoting fashion products? Almost always a Western model or a Chinese model endowed with Western features.There’s no doubt since Western fashion products have a competitive advantage over China in terms of quality, they wield a great deal of control and influence in regards to beauty standards.

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Batesian mimicry is a form of mimicry typified by a situation where a harmless species has evolved to imitate the warning signals of a harmful species directed at a common predator. It is named after the English naturalist Henry Walter Bates, after his work in the rainforests of Brazil.

The organism imitating the protected species is referred to as the mimic, while the imitated organism is known as the model. The receiver mediating indirect interactions between these two parties is variously known as the signal receiver, dupe or operator. By parasitizing the honest warning signal of the protected species, the Batesian mimic gains the same advantage, without having to go to the expense of arming themselves. The model, on the other hand, is disadvantaged, along with the dupe. If imposters appear in high numbers, positive experiences with the mimic may result in the model being treated as harmless.

Batesian mimicry need not involve visual mimicry, but can employ deception of any of the senses. For example, some moths mimic the ultrasound warning signals sent by unpalatable moths to bat predators, a case of auditory Batesian mimicry. A cocktail of deceptive signals may also be used.

Most living things have at least one predator, with which they are in a constant evolutionary arms race to develop protective adaptations. Some organisms have evolved to make detection less likely; this is known as camouflage.

Batesian mimicry is a case of protective or defensive mimicry, where the mimic does best by avoiding confrontations with the signal receiver. It is a disjunct system, which means that all three parties are from a different species.[5]

Imperfect Batesian mimicry

One of the most studied aspects of Batesian mimicry centers around the existence of imperfect or poor mimics, which do not exactly resemble their models. There are multiple theories behind why there are poor mimics, including that they are simply evolving toward perfection;[9] that they may gain advantage from resembling multiple mimics at once;[10] that humans may evaluate mimics in different ways than the actual predators;[11] that mimics may confuse predators by resembling both model and nonmimic at the same time (satiric mimicry);[12] that kin selection may enforce poor mimicry;[13] that mimics may not gain enough by being perfect mimics to make it worth giving up other advantages like thermoregulation, or cryptic coloration.[14] More than likely it is a combination of many of these factors under different circumstances.

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It may sound far fateched, but an adapted Batesian theory may account for some of this, if the theory takes into consideration that the main predators in the hominid kingdom are other hominids, not a separate, third party species. In this case Orientals would be taking on the appearance and culture of whites, in an effort to protect themselves against attacks/future extinction.
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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:04 am

interesting.... also worth noting is the number of scientific papers released by race & nationality,Caucasians completely dominate science & tech...
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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:05 pm

Yes...I think orientals have advanced in their feminization due to demographics and that they never developed that spirit of challenging nature, but internalized the challenge.

Now, to compete, they imitate, like you said.

The orientals, except the Japanese who had a Doric, aristocratic mindset up until the Second World War, took to slavishness easily. Communism or any religion that proposed a suppression of self flourished there.
The adaptation was a matter of survival.

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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:23 pm

johngalthasspoken wrote:
interesting.... also worth noting is the number of scientific papers released by race & nationality,Caucasians completely dominate science & tech...

Everything we do has a root in our physical nature. This goes for science as well. Hence our scientific theories tell us much about the universe... but something of our own nature is also projected/reflected in them.

This is why all races today exist within a Western universe. Everything from time and space to the number of dimensions, modern mathematics and logic is a product of Western thinking... Western biology. I've come across numerous attempts over the years by post-colonial, liberal thinkers to try to undermine these concepts by suggesting they are the result of prejudice or racism, but their accuracy at modelling and predicting phenomena is their final vindication.

Consider a retard like Alan J. Bishop. In his essay "Western mathematics: the secret weapon of cultural imperialism"(1990)*, he tries to undermine our maths on the basis that other types of maths (which he terms 'ethno-maths') exist, but these are ignored by school curriculum's all over the world due to prejudice and racism. He proposes alternative counting systems from primitive, hunter gatherer societies and African tribes, but cannot explain why Western mathematics has been so successful at what it does. He avoids that issue altogether.

Another book, in a similar vain, but more insidious: African Fractals: Modern Computing and Indigenous Design by Dr. Ron Eglash. This liberal suggests that the appearance of fractal-like patterns in African villages is evidence that Africans are a mathematically advanced civilization, rather than considering the alternative that they simplistically copied nature and are little different in that case to any naturally occurring phenomena such as a coastline or mountainside. Eglash gives a talk below. Whether these fractal patterns actually exist or not seems largely due to artistic interpretation:

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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:44 pm

Something more controversial and challenging to Eglash's theory, and with a more biological foundation, is that the Africans don't copy fractal patterns, but are themselves simply a blind expression of nature, unlike more sentient creatures who project their own psychic constructs onto the natural world and alter it.
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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:03 pm

You should look into the Cultural Revolution in China if you haven't already. The chinese were memetically consumed by communism to the extent that they almost totally destroyed their own history and culture. It would be like the italians demolishing st. peters basilica and the collosseum.

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China's historical sites, artifacts and archives suffered devastating damage as they were thought to be at the root of “old ways of thinking”. Many artifacts were seized from private homes and museums and often destroyed on the spot. There are no records of exactly how much was destroyed. Western observers suggest that much of China's thousands of years of history was in effect destroyed or, later, smuggled abroad for sale, during the short ten years of the Cultural Revolution. Chinese historians compare the cultural suppression during the Cultural Revolution to Qin Shihuang's great Confucian purge. Religious persecution intensified during this period, because religion was seen as being opposed to Marxist-Leninist and Maoist thinking.[87]

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This started a long time ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:12 pm

The decay must have starter before.

Buddhism also went through stages where it adapted to changing circumstances.
Originally females were not considered capable of attaining the level of Buddha (awakened one) but then later on they were.

I posted some quotes by Evola on this.

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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:01 pm

According to Rushton, Orientals are more feminine than other races. They are less aggressive and have lower levels of testosterone. Would this not explain why they embraced communism with much more enthusiasm and recklessness than the Russians?

I think Satyr theorized that the feminine is more attracted to the flux, to being submerged back into nature and loosing its identity, hence it will abandon itself to the promise of utopian ideals more readily than the male. I remember him writing that on the forum somewhere but I've been unable to find it.
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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:08 pm

Communism was the ultimate masculine promise of total order: authoritarianism.

The more feminine types would take to it far more easier than the more masculine ones.
This is also why Christianity, with its absolute masculine figure, attracts females and effete males.

A variant of this is Anarchism which attracts more masculine types.
For them anarchism is a way of eliminating all male order - erasing the slate - so as to hopefully create their own.
In this case it is the chaos (the feminine) which attracts the male, as a promise...a means to an end.

Unfortunately the very nature of anarchism makes it impossible.

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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:18 pm

If anyone has a free PDF copy of this:
African Fractals: Modern Computing and Indigenous Design by Dr. Ron Eglash

I would appreciate it if they send it to me via e-mail.

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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:56 pm

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Communism was the ultimate masculine promise of total order: authoritarianism.

The more feminine types would take to it far more easier than the more masculine ones.
This is also why Christianity, with its absolute masculine figure, attracts females and effete males.
Yes thanks, that clarifies it.

I think there is a certain physical type attracted to the clergy, a more effete type, one that is not completely dissimilar to that found amongst liberals, and even scientists.

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The article below suggests that there is genetic evidence for the psychological differences between Westerners and Orientals. What I find disturbing is the suggestion that individual uniqueness is simply the result of serotonin levels controlled by a gene, and no attempt is made to explain divergent racial phenomena within the context of broader patterns of differing physical characteristics:

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Why the British are free-thinking and the Chinese love conformity: It's all in the genes claim scientists

Common traits like British individualism and Chinese conformity could be attributed to genetic differences between races according to a new study.

The study, by the department of psychology at Northwestern University in Illinois, suggests that the individualism seen in western nations, and the higher levels of collectivism and family loyalty found in Asian cultures, are caused by differences in the prevalence of particular genes.

'We demonstrate for the first time a robust association between cultural values of individualism–collectivism and the serotonin transporter gene,' said Joan Chiao, from the department of psychology at Northwestern University.

Chiao and her colleagues combined data from global genetic surveys, looking at variations in the prevalence of various genes. The findings were matched with other research which ranked nations by levels of individualism and collectivism.

The team focused their attentions on the gene that controls levels of serotonin, a chemical in the brain which regulates mood and emotions.

Their studies found that one version of the gene was far more common in western populations which, they said, was associated with individualistic and free-thinking behaviour.

Another version of the same gene, which was prevalent in Asian populations, they said was associated with collectivism and a greater willingness to put the common good first.

People with this gene appeared to have a different response to serotonin.

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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:26 am

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The orientals, except the Japanese who had a Doric, aristocratic mindset up until the Second World War, took to slavishness easily.

from the mythology of japanese Shinto (or Shintoism, the main religion of Japan, a form of Animism) as narrated by Savitri Devi

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Soon Izana-Mi had some children, who unfortunately turned out to be a disappointment. They were all different from each other and appeared to be weak, unworthy of a divine couple. A general assembly of the gods was gathered to look into the problem and to find the cause of such a failure. The gods asked the couple: "When you get together, who gets to talk first?"

Izana-Mi immediately replied: "Me, obviously"

One of the gods remarked: "This is a serious violation of the rule regulating Rites! A woman should never speak first, since this is one of man's duties and privileges. No wonder your children are not what they ought to be."

The couple followed the advice of the gods to the letter, and soon their children changed for the better, becoming beautiful and strong, worthy heirs of their divine legacy. Izana-Mi did not just give birth to children, but also became the mother of four thousand islands, big and small, which eventually made up Japan. The other countries of the world slowly emerged from the waters through a geological and natural process, [...]
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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:15 pm

"Chinese students build concept vehicle that goes 400 km on 1 liter of fuel

A team of Chinese university students recently designed an ultra-efficient concept vehicle that can go 413 km on just 1 liter of fuel.

The vehicle, which is shaped like a water drop, was designed by a group of senior students at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

The 3-m-long, 60-cm-high vehicle can go as fast as 60 km per hour.

"We narrowed the width of the vehicle as much as possible to reduce wind resistance. The low-height chassis helps to increase steadiness," said He Jie, one of the vehicle's designers.

He said the car can run 413 km on one liter of fuel under only the best conditions.

The team spent more than five months using lightweight technology to figure out how to cut the weight of the vehicle to less than 55 kg.

Vehicle components, such as the accelerator, brakes and speedometer, may seem roughly designed, but the vehicle functions just like a modern car.

Source: APTN"

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PostSubject: Re: Oriental Slavishness vs Western Creativity Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:33 pm

A commercially viable model has not been produced yet..perhaps in the next decade or so..

and who wants to buy Chinese crap anyways?
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