Rarely do I delve into politics on my blog. But I just couldn't keep quiet anymore. In my high school days, a wise older man used to tell us, "Your actions speak louder than your words." In this situation, what also comes to mind is:
"Silence is consent."
"Silence speaks volumes."
"The most profound statements are often said in silence."
"The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace."
All of these could be true. Of what do I speak? China's silence on the North Korean attack on a South Korean island and the upcoming war games of South Korea and the United States. China has been hush-hush on the recent events, and North Korea has precious little oil, and there may be a power struggle going on in North Korea for control of the country.
Several people have said publicly that they fear another Korean war. There might be fighting between the two Koreas. But I doubt it'll be what it was in the 1950s. To me, this is a good example of knowing one's history and understanding today's geopolitics. And listening to the sounds of China's silence.
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