- Jan 12, 2020
your concept of western is a misconception, West does not equal developed nation.Sorry if I said anything offensive. I am not a Mexico bashing people, in fact i don't even expect any Mexico related topic here.
I just felt very bizzare that you brought conecpt of western world in this threat, and claim your pov were from "quite" part of western world and claim Mexico is advanced nation.
From my POV, the core of western world is WASP nations, the 2nd ring would be those Protestant nations from Europe, 3nd ring is Catholic natioins from Europe, the 4th ring is orthodox from Europe, the 5th ring is the those Catholic nations from remote area like Mexico. You keep on claiming you are from western world, just make me think like a Cashier from Walwart shop told his friends he's working in an Fortune 500 company ... You think you are important one from them, but they almost ignore you ... It's kind of pathetic from my POV.
For Mexico as a nation, i don't have any special feelings, from my memory, it just a typical sample from politicaleconomics with terms of "Latinno Trap" of "disfunctional governmence", which for Chinese policy maker will try to avoid, remember this is not the bashing, it's academical research.
As you said Mexico has is slightly better living standard than Brazil and China, yes, but it has been there for decades, and the growth is very slow, this is the typical "Latinno Trap".
Your government dosen't have ability of making independent policy. With NAFTA, USA almost destroy your industrial capability and agriculture. Your government couldn't setup policies to protect your own workers and farmers with reasonable TAX. You showed me some finished industrial products, but i don't care, your whole industry chain is reply on USA and it own gives minimum profit to your country.
Plus, this is military forum, normally we talk about weapons and armed forces.
For weapons, i don't find any major weapons we would discuss from Mexico, for those big name weapon with Mexican parts, it's just like i bought a Raptor F150 with Ford brand, i don't care it's made in Mexico or California.
For armed force, i don't know what we would talk, if in the nation the drug gangsters have better weapons than army, i don't know it's a mordern nation or disfuncitonal naton.
Again, appriciate your contribution on J20 but disagree most of your POVs on other areas.
West is a geographical concept, first I am western 100% I am from the west of Jerusalem, the idea of west comes from that anything to the west of jerusalem is west.
Culturally I am western too, you misunderstanding is to think west equals british or anglosaxon.
West is a concept borned of Christian civilization, which is Europe and western christianity and democracy.
regardless of that you misunderstand what does J-20 mean, it is a great technical feat in fact regardless it is a weapon it proves China has great engineers.
Bur remember a globalized world means what one nation can do, another can do it.
If they do not take the national trend tech, they take the international cooperation.
Most Chinese forum people here come to boast how great is china compared to India, but reality wise, any nation can do technology, in Mexico some of our products have chinese parts and same is you.
We live in a globalized world, technology spreads, is not that you are smarter than Indians or any other nation, is globalization the problem is Chinese forget all the social injustices you have in your country and glorify J-20, you think J-20 is a proof you live better than swiss people.
reality wise J-20 does not make China a paradise and most foreigners we see the militaristic expansionism of China a threat to world peace.