What separates uncivility from civility?

What separates uncivility from civility?

DIAPERS !!

Mothers who do not prepare diapers for their peeing kids are uncivilized.

Parents who prepare diapers for their babies and kids on outings are civilized.

Only 7% of the Chinese mainlanders surveyed mentioned that the peeing kid should have worn diapers.

That means, 93% of the Chinese mainland people do not know what diapers are!

A survey with a different set of questions reveals how the Chinese mainland people think about kids peeing on the street in public. As of April 23, 2014, 70.02% of respondents say such behavior is “wrong, but tolerable”, 23.8% say “wrong, and measures should be implemented to prevent such behavior”, 6.18% say “cannot comment”.

When asked if taking pictures of the peeing kid in public is correct, 19.91% say “taking pictures to show as evidence is understandable”, 71.17% say “taking pictures to show as evidence is completely wrong”, and 8.92% say “cannot comment”.

When asked if this incident will “affect the relationship between the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong people”, 62.7% say “yes”, 26.54% say “no”, and 10.76% say “cannot comment.”

Again, those 23.8% who say peeing in public is “wrong, and measures should be implemented to prevent such behavior” were not asked what kind of measures should be implemented to prevent such behavior.

The solution is obvious but apparently nobody, including all the 70.02%, the 23.8% and the 6.18% know anything about the use of diapers! In civilized societies, diapers are a necessity. Diapers are essential for babies and kids on outings.

My question about taking pictures of a kid peeing in public on the street is: “Why is taking a picture of a kid peeing in public on the street wrong?”

The 71.17% who opined that it is “completely wrong to take pictures of a kid peeing in public on the street” to me show a pervasive egoistic mentality of the Chinese mainland government as well as the Chinese mainland people. They believe that exposing wrongdoing is “wrong”, and whatever wrong deeds are done should not be exposed. Those who expose wrongdoings are in the “wrong.”

It also reflects the evil mentality that “my” misdeeds and lies are always right, and anyone else’s righteous deeds and exposure of “my” lies are always wrong. We have seen this evil mentality expressed in recent days in America too.

This kind of complete denial of wrongdoing is typical of amoral political cultures.

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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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