Raw seafood can easily cause food poisoning and parasite infection.
In September, 39-year-old male Lu Nan sought medical treatment at Run Run Shaw Hospital, affiliated with Zhejiang University School of Medicine.
He had cold sweat and pain in his lower back. The doctor couldn’t figure out what was wrong for a long time until the patient’s wife mentioned an incident two months ago.
The man had swallowed a raw crab to avenge his daughter, which resulted in a parasitic infection. The doctor found out about the man’s discomfort and he gradually recovered after receiving proper treatment.
That kind of action would be weird in Western society. What has triggered this father’s wish for revenge? Let’s find it out together.
The diagnosis and the revenge
When Lu Nan went to the hospital, he had pain in his left lower back for several hours, which became increasingly severe.
The emergency physician arranged a series of tests for him and found that his eosinophil count was far above average and had reached critical levels. With the possibility of peritonitis indicated by CT and a small amount of pleural effusion on the left side, the emergency doctor summoned the Gastroenterology Department physician Shi Jihao for a consultation immediately.
Eosinophils will increase due to allergic diseases, parasitic infections, drug reactions, and inflammatory diseases. The doctor asked Lu Nan about his medical history and whether he had eaten raw food recently.
Sing Tao cited doctor Shi Jihao as saying Lu Nan denied eating raw food or abusing drugs.
However, he had an allergic rash a week before, which was not serious. He was treated in a hospital near his house.
After the examination, Lu Nan was initially diagnosed with “eosinophilia; eosinophilic gastroenteritis” after analysis and remained in the hospital for observation.
Lu Nan underwent a general examination and evaluation while in hospital. His chest, abdomen, liver, and gastrointestinal tract all had varying degrees of pathological changes, indicating a potentially serious situation.
Until one day, his wife remembered the summer vacation two months earlier. Lu Nan took his daughter to catch crabs by the creek. During that time, a small crab pinched his daughter’s finger, and she complained to Lu Nan, “Dad, the crab is pinching my hand.” Seeing this, Lu Nan said to his daughter, “It’s okay. Daddy will help you take revenge.” Then he picked up the little crab, bit it and swallowed it raw.
After hearing her experience, Shi Jihao sent a blood sample from Lu Nan to be tested for parasites. The results for liver flukes, paragonimiasis and sparganosis were positive.
As a result, Lu Nan had a parasitic infection from eating the raw crab.
Lu Nan’s condition has significantly improved after taking the appropriate medication, and he was discharged from hospital. He must continue to take medicine and deworming medication, and he must do a regular follow up.
Impact of anger
According to Brahma Kumaris, the world is an echo chamber. Everything we hear is a reflection of our voice bouncing off our eardrums. Every movement and event is a rebound of the past.
This non-governmental organization was founded in India in 1937. It promotes the development of a deep collective consciousness of peace and the individual dignity of each soul. The book “The Story of Immortality” states that the law of karma acts as an echo.
Our actions always cause an equal and opposite flow. Raging against anger or retribution sends us back an energetic boomerang. The same principle applies when we are in a bad mood. How we feel about ourselves, our appearance and our opportunities will reverberate over and over again. If we hurt someone, we will face the consequences at some point; but rarely immediately. As tempting as it may be to hit someone for their wrongdoing or use force to punish a naughty child, the consequences will be felt later in life.
The CCP’s ideology ruins Chinese manners and behavior
Lack of manners of Chinese tourists
In September 2006, the official website of the China National Tourism Administration published the public perception of the typical behavior of Chinese tourists traveling in and out of China as lacking good manners.
The uncivilized behavior of Chinese in domestic tourism is similar to international, only that the list is longer.
They ignore warnings that discourage feeding and hitting animals or endangered animal safety.
The list also includes the following:
- Indiscriminately engraving on landscape objects and servicing equipment.
- Stepping on prohibited places of travel (such as park lawns).
- Climbing and breaking flowers and trees.
Uncivilized behaviors when traveling abroad
The typical wild behavior of Chinese citizens is similar to that listed in domestic tourism.
They include talking dirty and rambling, making rude and bossy gestures, venting when faced with a dispute or disagreement, using harsh language directly to the face, and lacking basic social skills.
They play and joke in religious buildings such as churches and temples and disrespect local customs. They arbitrarily throw garbage, spit sputum, blow their nose, spit gum, go to the toilet without flushing, ignore hygiene and leave stains.
Ignore the smoking ban signs and smoke whenever they want, polluting public spaces and endangering others’ health. Make loud phone calls, call other people, guess boxing orders, and make loud noises in public places such as ships, airplanes, restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions.
When taking public transportation, they compete, jumping the line when shopping and visiting places and crossing the yellow line when waiting.
In a crowded place, Chinese people remove their shoes or socks, expose their chest, roll their pants up to their knees, sit with one leg crossed over the other, floss their teeth after eating and drinking without covering their mouth, and wear sleeping clothes or other offensive attire to go out.
They bargain prices in non-discounted shops. They force foreigners to take photos and group photos. Participate in pornographic venues and gambling activities.
It is interesting to highlight that Chinese people who travel abroad are generally wealthy, with a high social status and education level. Nonetheless, people in Chinese society are not immune to such low-level behavior and lack of etiquette.
Educating Chinese travelers
Daily Headlines reported an image of a San Francisco Department of Public Works board in Chinese, “Health Department Notice Board. It is not allowed to throw garbage anywhere, and the offenders will be punished. The maximum penalty is $1,000.00.”
During the 2012 London Olympics, there was a sign requesting Chinese journalists to contact the media center staff if they wished to take photographs or videos. If they wanted to photograph someone, they must first obtain their permission. Others’ personal space should be respected. And it was only in the Chinese language and named Chinese journalists.
The sign became controversial then and was quickly removed. According to the relevant person in charge, when the news center first opened, many Chinese reporters gathered, and some picked up the camera to shoot them without communicating with the staff.
Akihabara Electric Town is located around Akihabara Station, in the Sotokanda area of Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward. There is a unique Chinese-language warning sign, “Please do not stand in the middle of the road,” at the door.
Garbage cans on the streets in Japan have only Chinese-language notices: “This is a trash can. Throwing away cigarette casings is punishable by law. Vacuum the ashtray in the specified place or ask for help.”
Daily Headlines reported signs in Korea in Chinese language saying, “This is a trash can.” Authorities were concerned that Chinese people would harm the environment and have low standards. Littering notices such as “Used toilet paper, please put it in the bucket” are only Chinese and are explicitly aimed at Chinese tourists.
In a scenic spot in Jeju city, Jeju province, Korea, the local government put a Chinese-language notice board aside from the road. “Notice! Rubbish discharge is prohibited. Please do not throw your waste here. Please put the waste in the trash can. Violation will result in a fine of 1,000,000 KRW.” (roughly $700).
What was it like before CCP’s ideology?
What was it like in ancient China? China has been called the “ritual state” for thousands of years. The word “Rite” comes first among the six traditional Chinese skills, demonstrating people’s tradition of emphasizing etiquette.
The six skills required of scholars during the Spring and Autumn Period (approximately 770 to 476 BC) and the Warring States Period (475 BC to 221 BC) included ritual, music and dance, archery, driving, calligraphy, and arithmetic.
Confucius was China’s most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, whose ideas have profoundly influenced Chinese and other East Asian civilizations. He was born in 551 in Qufu, a state of Lu, now in China’s Shandong province. He died in 479 BCE in Lu.
It is stated in the well-known ‘Three Character Classic’ (San Zi Jing) that as a person, from childhood to adulthood, he should master all kinds of rituals in various circumstances.
San Zi Jing was written in the thirteenth century by Wang Yinglin, a famous Confucian scholar. San Zi Jing was a required text for all Chinese children until the 1960s. The “poem” was made of three characters’ couplets. The entire text is less than 1200 characters, but it manages to enumerate all of the salient features of the Confucian tradition. Children were required to memorize it before they could read or write.
Historically, Dr. Cheng Hao and his brother Cheng Di wrote some well-known ‘Minh Dao family training.’ Cheng Hao was born in 1032 and died in 1085. He worked in many official positions. Chang Di was born in 1033 and died in 1107. They had various ceremonial norms when eating, dressing, living, walking and interacting with the outside world. There were rules of etiquette that governed how people communicated with one another, how they addressed one another, how they stood with one another, and how they greeted one another, to mention a few. Even when eating, they should demonstrate self-cultivation by showing their hands and feet, known as the food ritual. Ritual-compliant behavior was a sign of self-cultivation; otherwise, it could not be considered elegant. At the time, the mainstream of society demanded civilization, self-cultivation, etiquette, and bright and decent behavior. They must cultivate their morality and regulate their behavior to be accepted by society.
Before the Tang Dynasty (from 618 to 907 AD) and Song Dynasty (from 960 until 1279), Chinese culture was a synonym for elegance, and China was an etiquette-exporting country. According to history, Chinese merchants who traveled to Southeast Asia were treated as superiors from a land of etiquette. The Tang Dynasty’s culture had a significant impact on Japan and Korea. Today, South Korea and Japan have inherited some Chinese etiquette rules, and people pay more attention to polite language and manners to show respect.
An ideology that brainwashes its citizens
The ideology of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) promotes a culture of the strong taking advantage of the weak, following Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, inciting people to fight instead of promoting respect for others. It promotes rudeness in individual behavior, not thinking or being considerate about others.
People with bad hygiene habits and low education are used as role models in a society dominated by the Party’s vulgar ideology. People feel strangely out of place if they do not follow their example. They have developed the habit of not feeling that the Party’s ideology has reduced their behavior to a low and immoral level.
The CPC believes that ‘new’ conforms to the law of development and is better than ancient things, based on the survival of the fittest. Everything old is backward. Regardless of what is good and bad; what is destructive to traditional thinking, culture, customs, civilization and cultivation rituals is criticized as feudalism.