Asia wants to 'lead world'

Oct 24, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: News24.com

Asian nations discussed plans at a major summit on Saturday to "lead the world" by boosting economic and political cooperation and possibly forming an EU-style community.

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Asia wants to lead the world? You mean India, firstly, has to address her domestic problems. The solution is urbanization in order to consolidate India. Only a consolidated India will be strong enough to lead anything.

India is NOT disintegrating, but integrating through URBANIZATION. She is consolidating through urbanization. The rural sector is de-populating and the urban sector is populating.
There is a difference between rural India and urban India. There is also a difference between rural Hinduism and urban Hinduism. In rural India, everybody knows everybody's caste and try to lead caste conscious and segregated lives. In the village, castes are more segregated because sometimes different castes sometimes live in different parts of the same village. Urban India is different.

In urban India, the cities are crowded with people. It is hard for city dwellers to know the caste of everybody else in cities. In cities if you sell umbrellas, then you sell to anybody who buys, not just to people of your own caste. In cities if you buy tea, you buy from anybody who sells tea, not just from somebody of your own caste. If you board a bus, you just sit beside anybody, not just somebody of your own caste. In fact, the cities are so crowded that you are lucky if you can find a seat in the bus or train. The cities are so crowded that all castes are forced to interact with each other daily. Segregation along caste lines may be possible in villages, but impractical in cities. Caste segregation will break down in cities where the life is fast and crowded; but caste segregation can be preserved in slow moving villages.

Caste means community or clan. Different castes means different communities/clan. Hindu people prefer to marry someone of their own caste. It means that Hindu people prefer to marry someone of their own clan. To marry someone of your own clan is your human right, which should not be questioned. When someone engages in intra-caste or intra-clan marriage, you please keep your comments to your self and mind your own business.

Any way, it is very hard to maintain caste consciousness in cities as compared to villages. Cities are too fast and crowded to maintain caste consciousness. India is urbanizing rapidly.

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The caste system is well documented in Hindu scriptures, but the Hindu people almost never bothered to read the Hindu scriptures. With the changing times, Hinduism will not die. On the contrary, rural Hinduism will re-invent itself and emerge as urban Hinduism. Hinduism is morphing under urbanization. There is a difference between rural Hinduism and urban Hinduism. There are two India's in this country, rural and urban. While the world is not watching, people in India are moving from one side to the other side. While the world is not watching, people are moving from rural side to the urban side. Unknown to the world, urban India is becoming more dominant socially, politically, and economically. Unknown to the world, rural Hinduism is transforming into urban Hinduism. Amitabh Bachchan is right. It is a case of India vs. India. It is a case of urban vs. rural. See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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It does not matter how Hinduism was explained in the scriptures. We have to see the ground realities. But we have to change with the times. Evolution. There is good news. Urbanization will bring changes to Hinduism. Currently, almost 70% of Indians live in rural India, while 30% live in urban India. In developed nations like USA, Europe, and Japan, the majority live in cities. Currently, India and China are undergoing what USA went through about a 100 years ago: URBANIZATION.
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Both my parents are Indian and Hindu; I'm an evolutionist.

I have already explained in my previous posts that India is not disintegrating. The reverse is true. Indians are integrating in the cities. There is growth in the cities. The rural folks are slowly moving to the cities for a better life. The city population is increasing, while the rural population is decreasing. India is undergoing rapid urbanization. India is now consolidating through urbanization. India is now integrating through urbanization.

Most of these Maoists, separatists, and terrorists are active in remote parts of India. They can engage in attacks through hit-and-run tactics. That's all. There is not much support for them. On the contrary, it is better for the poor to relocate to areas where there is growth and opportunities: the cities. This is what the rural folks are doing to better themselves. In short, you should not wait for the economic growth to come to your village; you should move to the cities where there may be more economic opportunities and better education for your children. The rural folks who move to cities may end up in city slums. So what? It is a start; something is better than nothing. They will learn everyday and improve themselves and educate their children. The next generation of slum dwellers will buy a home and move out of the slums to, may be, low cost housing. Then the next generation of low cost housing dwellers will buy a home and move from low cost housing to middle income group housing. Then the next generation of middle income group dwellers will buy a home and move to suburbs and so on. It is a step by step process. It may take several generations and a 100 years before we can eradicate poverty in India.

It's like climbing a ladder, step by step. The step-by-step process would be village-city slums-city low cost housing-city middle income group housing-city suburbs. To move from village to suburbs would take several steps and several generations. It would require them to work long hours and save money to buy a home so that they can move to better housing. It may require them to work at two jobs so as to earn two incomes, so that they can save more money to buy a house.

No school in this world can teach you as much as life itself can. To a rural person, living in a city or city slum is an education in itself; and he/she is irreversibly changed. Even if the city slum dwellers return to the village they came from, they would still be changed by the city experience. If the government can afford it, then they should take villagers on a tour of cities once a year. The tour will be educational to the villagers; the changes to the villagers may subtle and unnoticeable, but the villagers will certainly be changed. Next, let the villagers decide whether they want to be town and city dwellers or village dwellers. Some may prefer the village, others the city. Some may succeed and some may fail. Those who succeed will inspire others to try. Those who keep trying will one day succeed.

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India & China will lead the world down the road to armageddon.

Nothing can stop the unevitable.

A purifing by fire.
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levelheaded wrote:
Asia wants to lead the world? You mean India, firstly, has to address her domestic problems. The solution is urbanization in order to consolidate India. Only a consolidated India will be strong enough to lead anything.. In developed nations like USA, Europe, and Japan, the majority live in cities. Currently, India and China are undergoing what USA went through about a 100 years ago: URBANIZATION.......
I don't think it's a question of Asia wanting to lead the world but more a case of producing a collective response to the problems recently encountered. Broadly speaking it looks as if they are thinking of creating something similar to the EU but, at the moment, with regards to trade rather than a political or military alliance.
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will malnutrition, unemployment and poverty cease?
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this is a messed out indians forum...

everybody stay out !!!!!!
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Overpopulation will put an end to these ambitions....
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Asia wants to lead the world!
About what?????????
-Protitution???Drug smuggling????Corruption????
Abuse???Poverty???Stupidity??? .....OR ALL OF THE ABOVES??????
Aahahahahha!
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Asia can not even lead their own countries without oppression. What a joke.

India, the largest democracy, is also the world largest gap between the rich and the poor. It can not even feed itself.

China, kills people who dare to question. China will lead the South East Asia countries to more oppression. Business and shoot first. Asked question later policy.

And the rest of South East Asia human rights are question. Thailand supporting the government of Burma, is an example. You pad my back and I'll pad yours.

Asia can never lead the world. Asian are greedy, by nature. The top few are rich, nstead of the collective whole.
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Overpopulation will put an end to these ambitions....
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Japan is a densely populated nation and also a developed nation. The Japanese have the highest literacy rate in the world. They also have the highest life expectancy rate in the world. Japan's population is NOT growing much any more. The Japanese have very few children these days. It is too expensive to have many children. It is all about EXPENDITURE. EXPENDITURE is a good form of birth control. That is, if it is too expensive to have many children, then parents will be forced to have fewer children.

Both in China and India, EXPENDITURE will dictate that parents have fewer children. The Japanese have learned the art of urban living. Both China and India are undergoing rapid urbanization. Both nations will eventually learn the art of urban living, like the Japanese.

In the final analysis, government, political power, and enforcement should NOT be used for population control. Coercion is not good. EXPENDITURE will bring about population control. Anybody who has studied economics will tell you that the market works best when you leave it alone. The market will correct itself.

Urbanization will make it too expensive to have many children. There is a relationship between urbanization and population control.

To find out more about urbanization, please read my previous posts above.
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We are already in the "Asian Century," which started in 2008.
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With a HUGE population if not over-populated!
With an very old history dated back to...few thousands years?....
Asia always lead the world for sure...
But not the good way, not the best human wants!
Instead, Asian leads the world in all negative aspects...
Poor Asians!
Aahahahahaha!
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SpongeBobNoPant wrote:
With a HUGE population if not over-populated!
With an very old history dated back to...few thousands years?....
Asia always lead the world for sure...
But not the good way, not the best human wants!
Instead, Asian leads the world in all negative aspects...
Poor Asians!
Aahahahahaha!
That's subject to interpretation, as you stand there on stolen First Nations land won via Genocide.

Anyways, welcome to the "Asian Century." You got the rest of your life to adapt to it.
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Thats if asia don't kill each other first...the current india-china spat is very worrying...
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SpongeBobNoPant wrote:
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You are dead wrong ChingchongChinaman!
I am Asian origin and I said goodbye to Asia more than 30 years ago!
Why an Asian doesn't want to live as an Asian???
Keep up your fictionary dream Chingchongchinaman!
You got the rest of your life trying to beat North America!
Aaahahahaha!
You tell me why an Asian like you don't want to live in Asia. I can't understand it.

Anyways, enjoy your "Great Recession," while we retain our 8 % economic growth here in China.
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SpongeBobNoPant wrote:
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You are dead wrong ChingchongChinaman!
I am Asian origin and I said goodbye to Asia more than 30 years ago!
Why an Asian doesn't want to live as an Asian???
Keep up your fictionary dream Chingchongchinaman!
You got the rest of your life trying to beat North America!
Aaahahahaha!
And your neighbor to the South is in decline, in the same position where U.K. was 100 years ago today. China will surpass U.S. as the world's No. 1 economy around 2025, so I hope you're still around to witness that.

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SpongeBobNoPant wrote:
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You are dead wrong ChingchongChinaman!
I am Asian origin and I said goodbye to Asia more than 30 years ago!
Why an Asian doesn't want to live as an Asian???
Keep up your fictionary dream Chingchongchinaman!
You got the rest of your life trying to beat North America!
Aaahahahaha!
a person who does not respect hs ethnicity, cannot respect anything..
BTW from which nation are you?
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Thats if asia don't kill each other first...the current india-china spat is very worrying...
More realistically, the AU (Asian Union) will work itself out in 10 to 15 years, especially after China becomes the world's No. 1 economy by 2025.

As for the China--India spat, just ignor it. It's all hot air and no action. Indian military got obliterated by China's PLA in 1962 and the PLA is 10 times stronger today. Unless India invades China in the future, nothing will happen.
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And India is NOT stupid.

“Two stones with one bird”

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RayH wrote:
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That's subject to interpretation, as you stand there on stolen First Nations land won via Genocide.
Anyways, welcome to the "Asian Century." You got the rest of your life to adapt to it.
You would think that after thousands of years there would have been an Asian century by now. Why hasn't there been one yet? Your counter-productive and strange cultures hold you back. You are your own obstacle.

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