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    hard-wired?

    The youth of today write more than ever, more than any generation in recent memory with terabytes of opinion available online—but the anger and passion and fire of the May 4th generation are now enlisted in support of a single worldview and a single perspective on a range of issues. A whole generation whose arguments are hard-wired: an authoritarian success story.
    Hi!
    What does " hard-wired" mean here? Thanks.

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    Re: hard-wired?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi!
    What does " hard-wired" mean here? Thanks.
    Hardwired refers to elements of a program or device that cannot be changed.
    So hard-wired means that "the arguments are" constant.

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    Re: hard-wired?

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    Hardwired refers to elements of a program or device that cannot be changed.
    So hard-wired means that "the arguments are" constant.
    Thank you for your help, Banderas. Yet, I don't really understand the usage of the word.

    Would you please make a sentence with " hard-wired" for me?

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    Re: hard-wired?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Thank you for your help, Banderas.
    Sure! Any time!

    Yet, I don't really understand the usage of the word.

    Would you please make a sentence with " hard-wired" for me?
    No problem.
    It is going to be a simple one, ok?

    A: World is about X, Y, Z and sometimes a combination between X and Y or Y and Z. I would not be surprised if it was about X and Z, too.
    B: No, I disagree. It is simply not true. It is about X or Y. There is nor Z or any combinations.
    A:??????
    B: Yes, this is what C keeps telling me and I believe it because it is true". B:There is no way I can change my opinion. C is right and so am I.

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    Re: hard-wired?

    Hi,Thedaffodils,
    Say, what is the May 4th generation?

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    Banderas, thank you again. Sorry, I get more confused now this time.

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    Re: hard-wired?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Banderas, thank you again. Sorry, I get more confused now this time.
    Hard-wired arguments mean arguments of someone who is unable to change their opinion. They think one way only and do not want to consider other options.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi!
    What does " hard-wired" mean here? Thanks.
    I would interpret it as meaning that the authoritarian arguments have been firmly installed into the minds of the young.


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    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    Hi,Thedaffodils,
    Say, what is the May 4th generation?
    May Fourth Movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: hard-wired?

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    Hi,Thedaffodils,
    Say, what is the May 4th generation?
    Banderas, May 4th refers to Youth Day of China. It is to commemorate people led by patriotic Beijing college students to protest the China's government of the day about Western powers at that time transferred the right of Shangdong province to Japan in 1919-after the end of World War 1. China was a semi- feudal and semi-colonized country at that time. China's government of the day was totally rotten.

    The May 4th of generation refers to the patriotic young people at at time. In this context I quoted in post #1, it might refer to currently some young Chinese generation who resent the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay setbacks in some foreign countries and the related consequences. They protested in social network websites. I don't really understand what the author, who is an American scholar and lives in Beijing now, wrote exactly in his blog.

    I think most Chinese people have different opinion with the coverage of many mainstream Western outlets about Tibet issues. I am sorry I wouldn't like to discuss this publicly because it is controversial. If you are still interested in this, you can PM me about other questions of this, and I'd like to share my thoughts with you. Thanks for your understanding.
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