Thanks for your comment.
Yes, Iris Chang’s best seller book “Nanking Massacre: The Rape of Nanking” (1997) helped tremendously to raise the knowledge of the world (especially the Western world) about the Nanking Massacre.
We should all spread this knowledge so that history will not be forgotten and will not repeat itself.
Nancy Lee and I and Sung Sohn of Education for Social
Justice Foundation hope to include these priceless
insights by victims and survivors in lesson plans and
presentations before public and college students.
I believe we are trying to help with some of the translations.
Your work and efforts are very important for Americans and those
who cannot read Chinese read first hand what they experienced. It
is never too late for the truth!
Enjoy reading your insights. Opportunity, Timing, and Open/Equal Access are also the contributors to the American Dream. If the ‘resource’ controller sets up a protection ‘firewall’ to restrict the access to the reward-promising education system, the jobs, and opportunities to gain, then these filtered-out people won’t have a chance to achieve their dreams. Lots of examples mentioned in the history book. The classes/ranks of people in both Eastern and Western worlds, farmers, workers, scholars, and governors. The rulers understand the power of knowledge. They can restrict the people what to learn.
However, in the other end, the supply-and-demand model in a free enterprise community, needs for having knowledge workers to make business grow and profit indeed encourage these workers to make their American Dream. Not really a zero-sum model what you have discussed. The in-progress IT revolution today needs lots of IT professionals, software engineers, innovators due to the demand in communities (markets), the business side asks for the mass supply of these knowledge workers. Apparently, it becomes another wave of American Dreams for these selected people. But not for all, people without the knowledge are left out. Sad. / James