Thursday, June 14, 2012
Thoughts on PRCs here
PRCs here under stress react would react as they were conditioned to do back in China. It cannot be helped as this is part and parcel of what defines human behavior. So what should we do?
In an earlier post I suggested speak softly but carry a big stick. That was a desperate measure. We can wished that the government were wiser not to let in so many so quickly but that is academic, water under the bridge. We have to cope with the situation now.
The government created the problem, don't expect us to solve it. What we can do is not make it hard for the government to remedy it. Get PA to quietly orientate the PRCs to our ways. This is one of the best ways to leverage our grassroots organizations. We would still need the Big Stick and hope that its use would be sparing.
Meanwhile we must throttle the inflow of PRCs. If we need more foreigners we should give priority to the Malaysians, Hong Kongers and Taiwanese. We are just socially unable to cope. Economic growth at all cost is foolish, like driving a car with no seat belts and brakes.
We fear being overtaken in the economic competition but did this government never consider that their fix could be worse than the problem? The great loss is political capital in the currency of Trust. I don't know how they are going to recapitalize. We have huge reserves but we have paid too much for them if the price is a divided society.
Posted by PengYou at 1:26 PM